Beach Cities Sports: Beach tennis, volleyball and more
Volleyball: Hayley Lawson-Blanchard began her tenure as Mira Costa’s head girls volleyball coach on the right note as the Mustangs finished second at the Ann Kang Invitational tournament in Honolulu, HI. Mira Costa went 6-0 in the first two days of competition before losing to perennial power Punahou 25-19, 25-19 on Saturday. In the semifinals, the Mustangs defeated CIF-SS Division 1AA adversary Lakewood 25-19, 25-23 to advance to the championship match where Mira Costa fell to Punahou 27-25, 27-25.
The CBVA will be holding tournaments on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23-24 at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Men’s and Women’s AA divisions will compete on Saturday. Sunday’s includes Men’s and Women’s A competition. Cost is $45 per team). For more information, contact JP Saikley, 310-220-9558 or visit cbva.com.
The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) concludes its beach volleyball season with the Southern Pacific Coed Championships to be held Sunday, Aug. 24 at Dockweiler State Beach. Competition included boys and girls 18/16/14/12 divisions. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit aaubeach.org.
Beach Tennis: West Coast Beach Tennis will be holding its Endless Summer tournament at 14th Street and The Strand in Hermosa Beach Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23-24. For more information, contact Donny Young, 310-753-2834 or visit westcoastbeachtennis.net.
Triathlon: Registration is open for the Day at the Beach Triathlon to be held at 7 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 in Hermosa Beach. The event includes a ¼ mile ocean swim, 10 mile bike and 3 mile run. A 1-hour swim clinic will be offered on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 8 a.m. at 10th Street in Hermosa Beach. Fees are $115 (individual) and $180 (relay). Add $10 after Aug. 31. For more information, visit dayatthebeachtri.com.