Comprised of players from Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and El Segundo, the South Bay United Water Polo Club 14U team recently qualified for the Turbo Champions Cup in Ann Arbor, MI, where the team placed seventh nationally. Team members include (front row, left to right) Quincy Lamberg, Griffin Thue, Mark Warnecke, Garrett Weatherly, Liam Cook, Ryan Demarest, (back row) Coach Alex Heck, Paul Matt, Lucas Brannan, Kelly Reynolds, Christian Thornton, Josh Palmer and Coach Scott Thornton. Not pictured: Gordon Rowland. Photo courtesy of Brad Thue
Baseball: Mira Costa Pony Baseball is holding registration through January for players ages 4-14. Evaluations will be held Saturday and Sunday Feb. 9-10. The spring season begins Saturday, March 9. Fees for kids ages 4-12 are $110/player; ages 13-14 are $275/player and includes professional coaching. To register, log on to miracostapony.com. For more information, call 310-374-8867.
Running: Registration is open for the 35th Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K Walk/Run to be held Feb. 3. Entry fees are $35 for the 10K, 5K and Baby Buggy races. A combo package for the 10K and 5K for $50 is also available. Nearly 10,000 people attend the annual event, which includes a costume contest and custom awards for the top three finishers in each category. Michelob Ultra will host a Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 3 from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. as well as the post-race hospitality area. For more information or to register, visit Redondo10K.com.
Football: Registration is underway for the Beach Cities Sports Youth Flag Football Spring Season, which will begin in March with Friday night, Saturday or Sunday games. The league consists of four divisions for players ages 6-12. A Future Stars Division for Kindergarten-aged kids is also available. Most games are played at Mira Costa’s Waller Stadium, pitting kids of similar ages in competitive, fast-paced 8-on-8 games. Cost is $275 per player (plus $20 for pants). Fee for the Future Stars Division is $175. Registration ends Jan. 31 and is available at bcsflagfootball.com.
Fundraisers: Donations are being sought to help install a new turf field at Marine Ave. Park in Manhattan Beach. The soccer field is used heavily by AYSO Region 18 (Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach). The project is only $200,000 short of its $1 million goal. For more information, contact Johnnie C. Morgan, email@example.com.
Surfing: The South Bay Boardriders Club has announced the schedule for its 2012-13 South Bay Surf Series. Open to non-club members, contests are slated for Saturday, Feb. 2 at El Porto; Saturday, Mar. 9 at 26th Street, Manhattan Beach; Saturday, April 13 at El Porto and Saturday, May 11 at the Manhattan Beach Pier. For more information, visit southbayboardriders.com.
Track and Field: Former All-American and longtime UCLA coach Anthony Curran has started a youth track-and-field program for kids ages 10-14. The program is an extension of Curran’s current pole-vault club, “No Limit Sports.” For more information or to register, contact Curran at 310-490-0849, firstname.lastname@example.org.