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Volleyball: AAU beach championships set for TV

July 13, 2011 | 12:07 pm

Five championship matches from the AAU Beach Volleyball national championships held at Hermosa Beach this past weekend will air on Time Warner Cable beginning Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. on its channel 101.

Additional air dates are July 22 at 8 p.m., July 23 at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Among the boys' and girls' competitors, Santa Ana Mater Dei standout Sara Hughes is featured in the 18U girls' final. In the 16U boys' final,  Loyola's Jackson Bantle and Huntington Beach's Matt Butler take on Palos Verdes' Cole Fiers and Brendan Hong.

In another volleyball note, five returning players from Loyola have been recognized as All-Americans based on their performances at the Junior nationals, They are Parker Boehle, Nick Porterfield, Alex Slaught, Michael Mullahey and Chris Kennedy. Also honored from Mira Costa were Chris Orenic and Brooks Varni.

-- Eric Sondheimer