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Mira Costa football team looks to rebound; hosts Torrance in season opener

Mira Costa football team looks to rebound; hosts Torrance in season opener

by Randy Angel Following an injury-riddled season, Mira Costa’s football team kicks off its 2015 campaign Friday with high hopes of competing for the Bay League title and a deep run in the CIF Western Division playoffs. The Mustangs are coming off a disappointing 3-7 season but head coach Don Morrow believes depth and athleticism […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Golf, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Golf, volleyball and more

Golf: Tanner Stewart, of Hermosa Beach, shot a personal best 68 4-under-par to win the US Kids LA Tour Championship at Los Robles Golf Club in Thousand Oaks. The win helped him secure the Player of the Tour (11-year-old division) for the eight-event summer season. Stewart accrued 185.00 points to edge Torrance’s Matthew Ingram (179.50) […]

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Redondo holds off North for win in football season opner

Redondo holds off North for win in football season opner

by Randy Angel It wasn’t pretty but Redondo will take the win after holding off visiting North Torrance 26-21 in a game marred with more than 200 combined yards in penalties. Jermar Jefferson emerged as the driving force for Redondo as the sophomore rushed for 115 yards on 19 carries and returned a kickoff 90 […]

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Redondo hosts North Torrance in prep gridiron opener

Redondo hosts North Torrance in prep gridiron opener

by Randy Angel With seven starters returning on both sides of the ball, including an accomplished quarterback, expectations are high for Redondo Union’s football squad that kicks off the season Friday, Aug. 28 with a 7 p.m. home game against North Torrance. While Redondo will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Night, the Sea Hawks will also […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Triathlon, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Triathlon, volleyball and more

Running:  The 31st Annual Jet to Jetty 5K/10K Run/Walk benefiting Airport Marina Counseling Service (AMCS) will be held at Dockweiler State Beach beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. Entry fee for the 5K and 10K is $35 and includes parking at Dockweiler. The Kid’s Fun Run fee is $15. Early registration and packet pickup […]

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Brazil tops USA for volleyball gold at Long Beach Grand Slam

by Randy Angel Less than a year before the 2016 Olympic Games, the US Beach Volleyball team was left with more questions than answers after competition concluded Sunday at the Long Beach Grand Slam. Featuring many of the world’s top players, the Federation Internationale de Beach Volleyball (FIVB) Olympic qualifying event that was part of […]

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Letters 08/20/15

Wilde about pole dancing Dear ER: I read “Pole dancing championships celebrate athletic movement” (ER Aug 13, 2015) over breakfast today and laughed so hard beer came out my nose. Comedian Chris Rock purportedly said that his only wish for his daughter was to get her through college without becoming a pole dancer. Wowzer! Now […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Running, triathlon, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Running, triathlon, volleyball and more

Beach Volleyball:  The CBVA/ROX Youth Tour will hold the last of 10 stops on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22-23 in Hermosa Beach. The event features boys and girls 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U divisions. Cost is $45 per team. The season culminates with the Cal Cup Youth Championships in Manhattan Beach on Saturday, Aug. 29. […]

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Dalhausser, Ross repeat as Manhattan Beach Open champions

Dalhausser, Ross repeat as Manhattan Beach Open champions

by Randy Angel Despite playing with different partners, Phil Dalhausser and April Ross successfully defended their titles Sunday sweeping championship matches to win the 56th AVP Manhattan Beach Open presented by Acer. Dalhausser won the 2014 Manhattan Beach Open with Sean Rosenthal but after the duo split last month, Dalhausser renewed his partnership with Nick […]

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Manhattan Beach All-Stars fall short in runs to World Series

Manhattan Beach All-Stars fall short in runs to World Series

by Randy Angel Manhattan Beach Little League continued to prove its all-star baseball teams are among the best of the West despite not reaching World Series status this summer. The league had two teams reach the Western Regionals and one play for the Southern California championship. The MBLL Junior All-Star team (ages 13-14 combined with […]

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LA County lifeguards reclaim national championship

LA County lifeguards reclaim national championship

by Randy Angel Avenging last year’s loss that snapped a 27-year winning streak, the LA County Surf Life Saving team recaptured the Nautica United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) National Championship held Aug. 8 at Daytona Beach, Fla. Led by Redondo Beach’s Brian Murphy, LA County amassed 1076.625 points to dethrone defending champion Monmouth County, N.J. […]

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Qualifier tourney, plaque ceremony kick off AVP Manhattan Beach Open

Qualifier tourney, plaque ceremony kick off AVP Manhattan Beach Open

by Randy Angel The most prestigious domestic beach volleyball tournament the AVP Manhattan Beach Open presented by Acer – kicked off Thursday with qualifying rounds and ceremony where the 2014 male and female winners were presented bronze plaques that will be added to the Walk of Fame on the pier. Honored were Manhattan Beach’s Kerri […]

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Beach volleyball stars to shine at AVP Manhattan Beach Open

Beach volleyball stars to shine at AVP Manhattan Beach Open

by Randy Angel The most prestigious beach volleyball tournament in the United States continues its tradition this week when the AVP Manhattan Beach Open, presented by Acer, includes four days of festivities including featuring matches showcasing the next generation of stars, current top players and legends of the past. Action at the 56th Manhattan Beach […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Beach tennis, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Beach tennis, volleyball and more

Beach Volleyball: AVPFirst, a new youth development program, will be holding events alongside the Manhattan Beach Open. The Manhattan Beach Junior Invitational will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 11-12 at the Manhattan Beach Pier. A clinic for boys and girls will be held Saturday, Aug. 15 from 5:30-8 p.m. For more information, visit AVPFirst.com. […]

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Canadian women stun top seeded team at NVL West Coast Championships

Canadian women stun top seeded team at NVL West Coast Championships

by Randy Angel Seasoned professional beach volleyball players Priscilla Piantadosi-Lima and Kristen Batt-Rohr were shocked Sunday when the top-seeded team lost twice to a pair of 18-year-old Canadians at the National Volleyball League West Coast Championships held in Hermosa Beach. It was quite a weekend for twin sisters Megan and Nicole McNamara, of Delta, British […]

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