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Beach Cities Sports: Football, running, surfing and more

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Manhattan Beach Country Club’s 3.0 SCTA Doubles team won first place in Southern California at the Sectional Championships held at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego. The win marked the team’s second Southern California Sectional Championship in the 2013 season. Team members include (left to right) Val Brunner, Amanda Kresser, Natalie Rogers, Ashita Johnson (Team Captain), Lanita Mac, Lisa Thompson, Paula Davis and Cat McComb. Not pictured: Jennifer Wilhelm (Co-Captain), Bernice Lake, Haruko Froeb, Angela Nelson and Stephanie Green. Photo courtesy of Ashita Johnson

Manhattan Beach Country Club’s 3.0 SCTA Doubles team won first place in Southern California at the Sectional Championships held at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego. The win marked the team’s second Southern California Sectional Championship in the 2013 season. Team members include (left to right) Val Brunner, Amanda Kresser, Natalie Rogers, Ashita Johnson (Team Captain), Lanita Mac, Lisa Thompson, Paula Davis and Cat McComb. Not pictured: Jennifer Wilhelm (Co-Captain), Bernice Lake, Haruko Froeb, Angela Nelson and Stephanie Green. Photo courtesy of Ashita Johnson

Running: Registration is open for the 36th annual Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K presented by Kaiser Permanente to be held Sunday. 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 and is available online through Wednesday, Jan. 29 (add $5 for entries at the Health Expo). A combo package is available for $60 (add $10 on race weekend). To register, visit redondo10K.com.

 

GI Joe presents the annual Spring Pier 2 Pier Run/Walk on Saturday, Mar. 8. The run/walk begins and finishes at the Hermosa Beach Pier and includes a t-shirts, goodie bags and raffle prizes. First and second place finishers receive Village Runner gift certificates. A 5K Kid’s Ran/Walk will also be held. Cost is $35 per person for each race. Team discounts are available. Beat the male/female record holder’s time and win $100. Proceeds benefit Grandparents as Parents. For more information and to register, visit mbbootcamp.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

 

Golf: Marni Murez, of Manhattan Beach, shot an 8-over-par 152 to place second in the AJGA Preseason Junior tournament in Beaumont. Murez, a sophomore at mira Costa High School, helped the Mustangs reach the Southern California Regional Tournament in the fall. Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Preseason Junior at Oak Valley Golf Club is a 54-hole stroke play competition featuring 60 boys and 24 girls, ages 12-18, from nine states and Canada. It is one of 13 events held as part of the IMG Golf Academy Preseason Series, a series designed specifically for first-time AJGA members or those members who have not yet been accepted to an AJGA Open event in the current calendar year.

 

Featuring 12 of the top 25 collegiate women’s golf teams, the 19th annual Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge will take place Feb. 9-11 at the Palos Verdes Golf Club, 3301 Via Campesina in Palos Verdes Estates. The 16-team field includes No.1 USC and No. 2 UCLA. The Bruin’s Alison Lee is the nation’s top ranked individual collegiate woman golfer. Play begins at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 9-10 and at 8 a.m. on Feb. 11. The event includes a clinic by the coaches and competitors for the South Bay chapters of First Tee of Los Angeles that will be held Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. Admission and parking is free to the public. For more information, call 310-791-1006.

 

Training: Open to all 7th-8th grade student athletes in all sports, the Sea Hawk Youth Speed & Strength Camp is being held Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. through Feb. 26 at Redondo Union High School. Led by Redondo head football coach Matt Ballard and members of his staff, campers work to improve flexibility, acceleration/speed, power/explosiveness, plyometrics, core strength, weight training, vertical jump, injury prevention, nutrition and more. Cost is $5 per session or $50 one-time fee. No sessions held on Feb. 10 and 17. For more information, visit ruhsfootball.com.

 

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 cyj@prankmonkey.org, 310-877-3148 or Anna at anna@prankmonkey.org.

 

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: 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, bill@smacksportswear.com or Chris, cyj@prankmonkey.org.

 

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