By Steve Breazeale
Several San Clemente residents had success at the AAU Junior Beach Volleyball National Championships in Hermosa Beach from July 13-14. The tournament featured 207 teams from across the U.S and at the close, four players from San Clemente were in the winner’s circle.
Noah Dyer, who plays high school volleyball for Saddleback Valley Christian, and teammate Tanner Woods of Huntington Beach ran the slate and captured the boys 16U gold medal.
Brothers George and Gabriel Dyer won the boys 12U gold medal. In the finals of the 12U division, the Dyers were tested but did not falter, winning in three sets.
San Clemente’s Camille Davey combined with Katie Barkley of Manhattan Beach to win the girls 16U title.
Lily Dyer and teammate Marisa Ramsey won the girls 14U division. Dyer and Ramsey captured the gold medal in the Beach Volleyball Clubs of America National Championship in Huntington Beach one week ago.
Rounding out the group of locals who medaled was Heidi Dyer, who won the bronze medal in the girls 18U division with her teammate, Haley Martin.