The Girls Under 14 soccer team from Region 18 (Manhattan/Hermosa) won the 2013 West Torrance AYSO Christmas Classic in a come-from-behind 3-2 win over a strong Victorville team. Team members include: (kneeling left to right) Sydney Whitcombe, Kelli Toyooka, Kendal Rohm, Megan Fisher, Camille Petroni, Cami Benson, (standing) Jamie Averch, Juliana Chen, Michelle Drandell, Shannon Blood, Sarah Lastition, Katharine Rogerson and Coach Albert Chen. Missing from photo: Kelli Barry. Photo courtesy of Andrew Rogerson
Flag Football: The Co-ed Flag Football on the Beach League returns to Hermosa Beach on Sunday afternoon starting Feb. 9. Games are played at 10th and The Strand with two 20-minute halves, alternating guy and girl quarterbacks. The six-week season is followed by two weeks of playoffs. Registration offered as a team only (10 person max.) and can be made at the Community Center at 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach prior to the first day of the league. Entry fee is $265 per team. Individuals must contact us to be placed on a team for registration. For more information or individuals who wish to be placed on a team, contact Chris at email@example.com, 310-877-3148 or Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Running: Registration is open for the 36th annual Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K presented by Kaiser Permanente to be held Sunday, Feb. 2. More than 9, 000 race enthusiasts will congregate at Seaside Lagoon for the festivities that begin with the popular costume contest presented by the King Harbor Association at 7 a.m. and followed by 10K, 5K and 10K baby buggy races. The event also includes a two-day Health and Fitness Expo presented by Michelob Ultra. Entry fee is $35 (add $5 on race weekend). A combo package is available for $60 (add $10 on race weekend). To register, visit redondo10K.com.
Online registration is available for the Village Runner St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run and Little Leprechaun Dash for the Gold to be held Sunday, Mar. 16 in Redondo Beach. The run begins and finishes at Village Runner, 1811-A Catalina Ave. The 5K run starts at 8 a.m. followed by the Kids Dash at 9:30 a.m. Entry fees are $30 for the 5K, $25 for the Kids Dash (add $5 after Mar. 8) and includes t-shirt, computer timing, water stations and sponsor refreshments. For more information or to register, visit villagerunner.com
Surfing: The South Bay Boardriders is holding its South Bay Surf Series on one Saturday each month. The series features all age groups, including the Micro Grom Division for under-9 year-olds. Participants receive t-shirts and other goodies and finalists from each division win prize packages. Surf Series ratings winner receive prizes such as free trips, surfboards, wetsuits and more. Scheduled contest dates are: Jan. 18 – sponsored by Dive N Surf at El Porto; Feb. 8 – Becker at 26th. St., Manhattan Beach; Mar. 8 – Surf Concepts at El Porto; April 5 – Spyder at Manhattan Beach Pier. The championships will be held in May. For more information, visit southbayboardriders.com.
Volleyball: The Co-ed Volleyball on the Beach Leagues kicks off its season on Tuesday nights in Hermosa Beach starting March 11. Games will be north of the Hermosa Beach pier and played from 6-8 p.m. Registration must be made at the Community Center at 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach prior to league start date. Early registration is recommended with a cap of 44 teams. Six weeks of regular season is followed by two weeks of playoffs. Cost is $240 per team plus $5 per non-Hermosa Beach resident. For more information or individuals wishing to be placed on a team, call 310-318-0280. For questions, contact Bill Sigler, email@example.com or Chris, firstname.lastname@example.org.