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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, cycling, paddleboarding, surfing and more

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The Underground men's softball team captured the Redondo Beach City Championship for the Summer 2013 season defeating the Outlaws in the championship game. Underground reached the finals after rallying from a nine-run deficit in the last inning to beat Sweet Dudes in extra innings. The Don Whitman Memorial trophy, symbolizing the city championship will be on display at the Underground Pub and Grill, 1332 Hermosa Ave. in Hermosa Beach. Team members include (back row, l-r) Kirk Reger, Tom Allan, Garth Fjellstrom, John Zimmerman, Hugh John McDonald, Jeff Daly, Don Pizzuti, Charles Grisham (front row) Steve Lewis, Jared Guy, Tom Stamm, Brian Cocking, Jin Rinchiuso and Andy Smith.

The Underground men’s softball team captured the Redondo Beach City Championship for the Summer 2013 season defeating the Outlaws in the championship game. Underground reached the finals after rallying from a nine-run deficit in the last inning to beat Sweet Dudes in extra innings. The Don Whitman Memorial trophy, symbolizing the city championship will be on display at the Underground Pub and Grill, 1332 Hermosa Ave. in Hermosa Beach. Team members include (back row, l-r) Kirk Reger, Tom Allan, Garth Fjellstrom, John Zimmerman, Hugh John McDonald, Jeff Daly, Don Pizzuti, Charles Grisham (front row) Steve Lewis, Jared Guy, Tom Stamm, Brian Cocking, Jin Rinchiuso and Andy Smith.

Stand Up Paddling: Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach will be the site of the Beyond The Shore Festival on Sunday at 9 a.m. where an attempt at the Guinness World Record for the largest Stand Up Paddle Yoga Class will take place. The event also includes a 4.5-mile SUP race, a relay fun race, a kid’s race, music, raffles, silent auction items, line dancing and a free lunch for registered participants provided by Cantina Real. Pre-registration fee is $35 (adults), $20 (kids 11-18), free for kids 10 & under. Add $5 for day of registration. Proceeds benefit BeyondTheShore.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to ocean conservation, education and awareness. For more information, visit Paddleguru.com.

 

Taekwondo: Five members of Quest Taekwondo in Redondo Beach medaled in the Pan American Open in Queretaro, Mexico. Gold medalists included Kamille Carbon, Jonathan Kim and Pauline Lopez. Chloe Towns earned a Silver medal and Zane Gittins took home a bronze. For more information, visit questtkd.com.

 

Surfing: Fresh Brothers presents The Jimmy Surf Fiesta from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 42nd Street in Manhattan Beach. Open to surfers of all ages and skill levels, the event includes a raffle, silent auction and After Party at 6 p.m. at Veranda’s, 481 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach. The fiesta celebrates the life of Jimmy Miller while raising funds for ocean therapy to support the Wounded Warriors, Veterans and Children with Special Needs. The Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation’s mission is the healing of others through surfing and therapeutic support. To register, visit jimmymillerfoundation.org.

 

Basketball: Registration is available for the Hermosa Beach Youth Basketball League’s winter 2014 season. Celebrating its 33rd year, the league is open to boys and girls in kindergarten through 8th grade and is played at the Hermosa Beach Community Center Gym, 710 Pier Ave. Mandatory tryouts will be held Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 12, 13, 19 and 20. Cost for the first player in a family is $160 (2nd player $145, 3rd player $130). For more information or to register, visit hbyb.net or call 310-372-BALL.

 

Cycling: The Dave Richardson Race Series, an annual event sponsored by the Redondo Beach-based South Bay Wheelmen, is ongoing with the fifth of 11 races to be held Saturday at 8 a.m. at Bouquet Canyon. The races are a mix of criteriums, road races, and time trials. Only South Bay Wheelmen members can race and riders must have a United States Cycling Federation license to participate. For more information, visit southbaywheelmen.org.

 

Baseball: Beach City Baseball Academy is holding its Monday after School Baseball Clinic where batting and fielding skills are emphasized using the academy’s indoor batting facility and outdoor field. This program has a 6:1 coach ratio and is recommended for ages 9 through 11. Time is 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Players can choose the number of classes they wish to attend and can start any Monday. The cost is $35 for each two-hour session or $125 for a package of four sessions. To enroll or for additional information, contact the academy at info@beachcitybaseballacademy.com or 310-322-3955.

 

Tennis: The Hermosa Beach Satellite & Novice Tennis Tournament will be held Saturday and Sundays, Nov. 2-3 and 9-10. For more information or to register, contact Adam Burt, adam.burt66@yahoo.com or visit hermosabch.org.

 

Running: Registration is open for the GI Joe Fall Pier-to-Pier Run/Walk held Saturday, Nov. 9 beginning at 7 a.m. at the Hermosa Beach Pier. Event includes t-shirts, finish line photos, prizes and a post-race party. Cost is $25 per runner through Sept. 20 ($35 Sept. 21-Oct. 18; $40 Oct. 19-31; $45 in November). Team prices are available. Registration is available online at mbbootcamp.com or at Village Runner locations in Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach.