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Redondo girls are lone Bay League team to advance in softball playoffs

Redondo girls are lone Bay League team to advance in softball playoffs

by Randy Angel Redondo’s girls softball team is running on all cylinders after defeating rival Mira Costa to win the Bay League crown last week, eliminating visiting Crescenta Valley 9-2 Thursday in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs. Redondo (21-7) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third inning […]

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Redondo’s baseball team rebounds to advance in CIF Division 3 playoffs

Redondo’s baseball team rebounds to advance in CIF Division 3 playoffs

by Randy Angel Redondo fielded the only Bay League baseball and softball teams to advance out of the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs Thursday while Mira Costa fans could only hang their heads as both squads were eliminated with heartbreaking extra-inning losses. “Being the only Bay League team still alive […]

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Mira Costa girls are queens of beach volleyball

Mira Costa girls are queens of beach volleyball

By Randy Angel Mira Costa continued to dominate the Interscholastic Beach Volleyball League capturing its third consecutive championship on May 16 with a 2-1 victory over Saddleback Valley Christian. As the No. 2 and No. 3 teams from each school finished splitting their two matches, the No. 1 teams were even at one game each […]

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El Segundo, Mira Costa boys volleyball teams reach CIF semifinals

El Segundo, Mira Costa boys volleyball teams reach CIF semifinals

by Randy Angel When Tim Hovland and current head coach Anjinho Bacil took over El Segundo’s boys volleyball program seven years ago, there were approximately 20 student athletes comprising the three teams. With the participation of players in club volleyball and experienced coaching, El Segundo has become one of the top boys volleyball programs in […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, surfing, triathlon, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, surfing, triathlon, volleyball and more

Water Polo: Former Mira Costa Mustangs Marisa Purcell (2011) and Jordan Raney (2014) won college water polo national championships this month.  Purcell, a senior at Cal Berkeley, won the National Collegiate Club Championship in Middlebury, VT on May 3.  Purcell scored two goals in the final over the University Notre Dame and was named MVP […]

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Redondo’s girls lacrosse title bid comes up short against top-ranked Foothill

Redondo’s girls lacrosse title bid comes up short against top-ranked Foothill

By Randy Angel Redondo’s girls lacrosse team showed it can compete with the perennial powers from Orange County falling one goal short in the U.S. Lacrosse L.A-O.C. Championships held Saturday at Mira Costa High School. Even though sixth-ranked Redondo (18-2) lost to top-seeded Foothill (15-3) 11-10, it was a moral victory in the eyes of […]

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Costa sweep of Redondo gives Mustangs share of league title

Costa sweep of Redondo gives Mustangs share of league title

by Randy Angel Mira Costa’s baseball team made the most of its opportunities in the final week of the regular season and for the Mustang seniors, their swan song in Bay League action could not have ended on a sweeter note. Cassidy Olson’s squad entered the week trailing Redondo by two games, needing a sweep […]

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Redondo claims third straight Bay League softball crown

Redondo claims third straight Bay League softball crown

by Randy Angel Prior to honoring its graduating players on Senior Night, Mira Costa’s softball team acknowledged opponent Redondo’s seniors. But the Mustang’s hospitality carried over into the game as the Sea Hawks capitalized on their rival’s miscues scoring four runs in the first inning en rout to an 8-1 victory at Marine West field […]

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Mira Costa boys reach CIF Division 1 volleyball quarterfinals

Mira Costa boys reach CIF Division 1 volleyball quarterfinals

by Randy Angel Mira Costa’s boys volleyball team took care of business in convincing fashion Thursday evening, sweeping visiting Servite in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs. The 25-20, 25-18, 25-13 win advances Mira Costa (23-4) into the quarterfinals when the fifth-ranked Mustangs will travel to take on fourth-seeded Newbury […]

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Lifeguard swim, paddle, run, row

by Randy Angel Southern California lifeguards will display their physical prowess when the 54th International Surf Festival presented by BeachSport.org, the Chambers of Commerce and Cities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles County Fire Department and Department of Beaches and Harbors takes place on local beaches July 31 – Aug. 3. […]

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Sand, Strand and street runs

by Randy Angel The dog days of summer fail to hinder the active lifestyle in the South Bay as thousands of people keep their puppies moving by participating in local running events.   Charity Run/Walk May 16 Dockweiler Beach Sean Brock Foundation and CalCPA-LA present a 5k and 10k run/walk event with proceeds assisting families […]

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Winners get younger as triathlon ages

by Randy Angel Beginning its second decade, the Redondo Beach Triathlon continues to provide competition for athletes of all skill levels and age groups. Run by race directors Rick and Connie Crump, the 11th annual Redondo Beach Triathlon takes place Sunday, June 14, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Veteran’s Park. “Triathlon is always growing and […]

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Country Club hosts MB Tennis Open finals

by Randy Angel The 48th Annual Manhattan Beach Tennis Open attracts men and women open players, in both singles and doubles divisions, from throughout Southern California. The Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department tournament is open to players 16 and older. “We keep moving forward, maintaining a community-based tournament open to all levels while attracting […]

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Chevron Grand Prix faster with age

by Randy Angel The Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix is one of the nation’s longest running bike races. It was founded by local cycling legend Ted Ernst in 1952. This year’s 54th running of the race takes place Sunday, June 7. The course is considered one of the more technical courses on the USA Cycling […]

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The peerless Pier to Pier

by Randy Angel The International Surf Festival Dwight Crum Pier to Pier Swim is one of the largest open ocean swims in the country. Last year, over 1,100 swimmers entered the two-mile race, which begins on the south side of the Hermosa Beach pier and ends on the north side of the Manhattan Beach pier. […]

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