San Dimas girls volleyball player Marissa Messina didn’t let cancer stop her from returning to action

“Only when you’ve been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.”Richard Nixon
STORY: For San Dimas High School senior Marissa Messina, that peak is realizing her goal of playing girls volleyball again. It comes a little more than a year after learning she had cancer. But after nine months of chemotherapy and some hard work getting her body back in playing shape to compete in the high rigors of volleyball, she’s back with her teammates, competing and helping them win matches.

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Monrovia’s Kurt Scoby, you can’t stop him, you can only hope to contain him ..

“With a back like Scoby, you’re not realistically thinking you’re going to shut him down. What you want to do is contain him and keep him bottled up. You don’t want him to have a 300-yard night on you. I could live with giving him 90-100 yards, but we just can’t give him that huge night.”South Hills coach Albert Rodriguez on Friday’s showdown, South Hills at Monrovia.


Kurt Scoby highlights

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: St. Lucy’s Sydney Bast talks about Tuesday’s loss at La Salle, “We’ll be alright, we’ll see them again.”

Watch St. Lucy’s Sydney Bast talk about St. Lucy’s stinging 25-19, 25-17, 29-27 sweeping loss to rival La Salle. These two will probably meet again and like usual, St. Lucy’s will probably pay them back in the playoffs. They always do.

STORY: The Lancers scored a 25-18, 25-17, 29-27 victory in a full La Salle gymnasium that had a playoff-like atmosphere. The Lancers are the top-ranked team in the CIF-Southern Section Division 1-A poll and the Regents are the No. 2-ranked team. “We knew this had to be done in three,” Knop said. “We really fought for that third game.”

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