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VOLLEYBALL

July 14, 2007

KIVA 14 Red, MAVA 13 Elite win JO divisions

The Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy's premier 14-and-under team completed a remarkable midsummer sweep when it won its division at the recent USA Junior Olympic Girls' Volleyball Championships in Minneapolis.



TENNIS

June 26, 2007

Local teams win big at adult state championships

Louisville teams ruled the USTA League Tennis Adult Kentucky Championships in Lexington, winning seven of the 10 divisions that were contested between Friday and Monday. Click here for the story.



VOLLEYBALL

June 20, 2007

KIVA tops MAVA in two finals at AAU nationals

Louisville's premier club programs, the Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy (KIVA) and the MidAmerica Volleyball Association (MAVA), dominated two of the elite divisions at the AAU Girls' Junior National Volleyball Championships at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. Click here for the story.



VOLLEYBALL

June 16, 2007

KIVA wins title at AAU national championships

The Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy (KIVA) won a national title during the first session of the AAU Girls' Junior National Volleyball Championships at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. Click here for the story.



TENNIS

June 12, 2007

Local seniors win USTA League state titles

Two teams from Louisville won titles at the USTA League Tennis Senior Kentucky Championships in Henderson on Monday. Click here for the story and photos.



TENNIS

June 7, 2007

Quigley, Carbone win Joe Creason singles titles

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    Eric Quigley and Emily Carbone reaffirmed their positions as Kentucky's best junior tennis players.

  Quigley (pictured at left) successfully defended his Boys 18 Singles title and Carbone won the Girls 18 Singles title on the final day of the Joe Creason Kentucky State Qualifier at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park.

  The surprise of the day was Paul Dunbar sophomore-to-be Kathryn Hays, who already was the surprise of the tournament. The unseeded Hays had upset the fourth and fifth seeds in the Girls 16 Singles division and trumped those wins with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 victory over third-seeded Louisville resident Kelly Hollingsworth in the final.

    Click here for the story.



TENNIS

June 6, 2007

Old teammates over new in boys' 18 doubles final

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     Eric Quigley is the best junior tennis player in Kentucky, and Phillip Arndt is better than almost everyone else.

     Playing together in the Joe Creason Kentucky State Qualifier, however, their sum was not quite equal to the parts - at least not on the same court as longtime teammates Casey Blythe and Packy Corbett (pictured).

     In the Boys 18 Doubles final at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park on Wednesday, second-seeded Blythe and Corbett beat top-seeded Quigley and Arndt 7-6, 6-3 to take the title.

     Click here for the story.



TENNIS

June 5, 2007

History makes for interesting girls' doubles final

Looking at the players involved in the Girls 18 Doubles final in the Joe Creason Kentucky State Qualifier on Tuesday, a casual observer could see talent. Looking at each other, the players could see friends. But few people, if any, noticed that those players have some (recent) history. Click here for the story.



TENNIS

June 4, 2007

Several more upsets in Joe Creason tournament

Two unseeded singles players pulled off upsets on Monday to move into the quarterfinals of the Joe Creason Kentucky State Qualifier. Click here for the story.



TENNIS

June 3, 2007

Four high seeds lose in Joe Creason tournament

Several upsets dotted Louisville's tennis courts on the second day of the Joe Creason Kentucky State Qualifier. Two No. 2 seeds - both from Louisville - fell on Sunday, and two No. 3 seeds also exited the tournament. Click here for the story.



TENNIS

June 2, 2007

Joe Creason tournament under way in Louisville

The Joe Creason Kentucky State Qualifier started quietly around Louisville on Saturday, when only 14 of the 20 divisions were in action. The tournament, which features Kentucky's top junior players, is the state's qualifier for the Southern Closed Championships. Click here for the story and photos.



CYCLING

April 15, 2007

Series nears end with Navy Week Criterium

See BeyondTheDerby.com's unique take on the penultimate stage of the Kentuckiana Spring Training Series.




TRIATHLON

April 15, 2007

Saunders shows off max persistence to win race

Dale Benedict was a reluctant spectator at the Max Performance Triathlon Series race on Sunday as Sean Saunders ran, biked and swam through Clear Creek Park in Shelbyville.



RUNNING

Feb. 17, 2007

Hundreds brave the cold for Frostbite 5K

Although quite literally freezing cold when hundreds of people gathered near the Cherokee Park rugby field for the Frostbite 5K on Saturday morning, it was almost balmy for those who have been running and walking outside recently.



TENNIS

Feb. 6, 2007

Louisville tennis icon Ecarma joins Hall of Fame

Sharon Rahman welcomed Rex Ecarma to the 2006 USTA Kentucky Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn on Saturday night with a greeting that lent great perspective to the imminent induction of the University of Louisville men’s tennis coach.



RUNNING

Jan. 20, 2007

Kaiser, Alessandro win Snowman Shuffle again

Nearly a quarter of those who registered for the Snowman Shuffle 4 Mile skipped the race at Cherokee Park on this frigid January morning - but not the best.



RUNNING

Jan. 14, 2007

WXMA's Lindsey goes the distance in Houston

Louisville radio personality George Lindsey didn't set any records in the Chevron Houston Marathon on Sunday. In fact, he didn’t reach the halfway mark until after Feyisa Tusse already had won the race.



RUNNING

Dec. 16, 2006

Alessandro, Kaiser win Reindeer Romp

Defending Polar Bear Grand Prix champion Jen Alessandro repeated as the women's winner of the Reindeer Romp 4K at Cherokee Park on Saturday, running near the front of one of the largest fields in the four-year history of the Fleet Feet Louisville series.



RUNNING

Oct. 12, 2006

Thousands to Race for the Cure on Saturday

Participation in the Louisville Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s Race for the Cure has been increasing annually and is expected to reach a new high again in its 11th year on Saturday.



CYCLING

Oct. 1, 2006

Tour de Louisville debuts at Shawnee Park

An unusual combination of sports dotted Shawnee Park during a charity event on Sunday. Professional cyclocross races, part of the Ohio Valley Cyclocross Series, were the centerpiece of the Todd Investment Advisors, Inc.’s inaugural Tour de Louisville. But there also were youth clinics in golf, lacrosse and soccer; a bicycle tour through Shawnee and Chickasaw parks; and a Kids Fun Zone.



RUNNING

Sept. 27, 2006

Downtown Doubler debuts with a twist

The first of what could become many annual Downtown Doubler races presented runners with an unsual choice on Sunday morning. After finishing the 15-kilometer course exactly where it began, on Witherspoon Street outside Louisville Slugger Field, each person had to decide whether to call it a day after a 15K or run the course again for a 30K.



RUNNING

Sept. 23, 2006

Kaiser wins Heart and Sole 5K at Bernheim

One of the few lulls during the torrential rains over the last two days was quite timely for the relatively small band of runners who gathered in Bernheim Forest for the Heart and Sole of Bullitt County 5K on Saturday morning.



RUNNING

Sept. 16, 2006

Kids, families keep coming to JCPS Fun Run

Terrie Brown thought she had a great reason to awaken 14-year-old Stasean, 12-year-old Jalen, and five-year-old Alexander on Saturday. She wanted all four of them to take part in the Jefferson County Public School’s 18th annual Family Fitness Fun Run at Iroquois Park, and they did.