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Redondo opens football season with thrilling overtime win

Redondo opens football season with thrilling overtime win

By Randy Angel Redondo’s defense came up big in the Sea Hawk’s season opener Friday night shutting out visiting Rancho Verde’s offense in the second half enabling Redondo’s offense to pull out a 28-22 victory in overtime. After Rancho Verdes scored its only points of the second half on a safety in the third quarter, […]

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Redondo boys begin defense of beach volleyball crown

Redondo boys begin defense of beach volleyball crown

By Randy Angel Although the summer is winding down, the beach volleyball season for high school boys is just beginning. The Southern Pacific Interscholastic Beach Volleyball League (IBVL) kicks off its fourth season of boys competition Saturday at Ocean Park in Santa Monica where Redondo will begins its title defense with a pair of non-division […]

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Young Redondo team opens football season at home

Young Redondo team opens football season at home

By Randy Angel Facing a demanding non-league schedule with a young but talented team, Redondo’s opens its 2016 football campaign Friday with a 7 p.m. home game against Rancho Verde. Sea Hawk head coach Matt Ballard, who has a deep junior class of athletes, had some questions answered Friday night when his squad scrimmage Loyola […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, paddleboard, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, paddleboard, volleyball and more

Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race: The 34th consecutive running of this historic race starts Sunday at 6 a.m. at Two Harbors on Catalina Island and finishes at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Top paddlers are expected to finish the 32-mile race in just over five hours. Over 100 paddlers are expected to compete. For more information visit […]

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Torrance teens claim Babe Ruth World Series championship

Torrance teens claim Babe Ruth World Series championship

By Randy Angel Watching his players warm up for championship game of the Babe Ruth 13-15 year-old World Series, Torrance head coach Rob Ybarra remembered his own moment in the spotlight a decade earlier. Ybarra was named Most Outstanding Player of the 2006 World Series held in Clifton Park, N. Y. but this time he […]

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Beach culture celebrated at World Series of Beach Volleyball in Long Beach

Beach culture celebrated at World Series of Beach Volleyball in Long Beach

By Randy Angel With the largest prize purse in the U.S. on the line, many of the top Olympians will head from Rio to Long Beach to compete in an FIVB Grand Slam tournament next week – the main event at the 4th annual ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball. Brazil will look to defend […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, triathlon, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, triathlon, volleyball and more

Honors: Cal Hi Sports named Mira Costa High School its Division 2 State School of the Year. The honior was the first for the Mustangs who won a state title in girls golf, captured the CIF Southern California Division 1 championship in boys volleyball and their baseball team won the state championship in the prestigious […]

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Mira Costa girls open volleyball season as champions of Hawaii tournament

Mira Costa girls open volleyball season as champions of Hawaii tournament

By Randy Angel Senior setter Britt Bommer couldn’t help but recall the feeling of disappointment the last time the Mira Costa girls volleyball team traveled to Hawaii to compete in the Ann Kang Invitational tournament. The Mustangs reached the championship match in 2014 only to lose to Punahou, a perennial power from Honolulu. But Bommer […]

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Solberg leads LA County lifeguards to national championship

Solberg leads LA County lifeguards to national championship

By Randy Angel Grasping her paddleboard under her arm, Jenna Solberg stood on the north side of the Hermosa Beach Pier focusing on the surf. She knew she had to turn in fast times in the first two of three disciplines if she had a chance to win the Women’s Iron Woman championship at the […]

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LA Southern wins third straight Judge Irvin Taplin Medley Relay championship

LA Southern wins third straight Judge Irvin Taplin Medley Relay championship

By Randy Angel Taking advantage of strong performances by their four paddlers, lifeguards from the LA County-Southern team won their third consecutive Judge Irvin Taplin Medley Relay in Hermosa Beach Saturday night. The event was the featured event as part of the Southern California Lifeguard Championships at the International Surf Festival. Swimmers Ryan Bullock, Kelsey […]

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Mira Costa alumni victorious at Surf Festival’s Dick Fitzgerald 2-mile Run

Mira Costa alumni victorious at Surf Festival’s Dick Fitzgerald 2-mile Run

By Randy Angel Mira Costa girls cross country coach Renee Williams-Smith couldn’t help but smile as she watched runners cross the finish line at the Hermosa Beach Pier Saturday morning. As race director of the Dick Fitzgerald 2-mile Beach Run, Williams-Smith was encouraged with the turnout and elated to see two former Mira Costa distance […]

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Bullock earns third ISF title with Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim victory

Bullock earns third ISF title with Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim victory

By Randy Angel Capping off a weekend of medal-winning performances, 32-year-old Torrance swimmer Ryan Bullock won his third International Surf Festival title in as many days on Sunday, edging out defending champion Kevin Fink to capture the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim. After rounding the Manhattan Beach Pier, Bullock sprinted out of the surf to post […]

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NVL brings pro volleyball back to Hermosa Beach with West Coast Championships

NVL brings pro volleyball back to Hermosa Beach with West Coast Championships

By Randy Angel When the National Volleyball League holds its West Coast Championships in Hermosa Beach this week, many fond memories will be recollected for NVL founder and CEO Albert “Al-B” Hannemann who now resides in Florida. “I am thrilled to be back home in Hermosa Beach where I learned to play beach volleyball,” said […]

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LA County lifeguards to defend USLA National Championship title

LA County lifeguards to defend USLA National Championship title

by Randy Angel Los Angeles County lifeguards are prepared to defend their national title when hundreds of top professional lifeguards come to Hermosa Beach for the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA National Lifeguard Championships. Hosted by the LA County Surf Lifesaving Assn. (LACoSLSA), the four-day event returns to Hermosa Beach for the first time since […]

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Girls soccer team places second at National Championships

Girls soccer team places second at National Championships

By Randy Angel Head Coach Mauricio Ingrassia stood on the sidelines in disbelief, distancing himself from the girls on his Beach FC 98 Academy soccer team. His squad had just suffered a heartbreaking 3-2 overtime loss in the championship game in the Under-17 Girls division at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships held July 31 […]

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