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Redondo runner begins Super Sunday with 10K victory

Redondo runner begins Super Sunday with 10K victory

by Randy Angel One year ago, Stewart Harwell stood on Harbor Drive watching thousands of runners sprint from the starting line in front of Seaside Lagoon in hopes of being the first to cross the finish line in the Redondo Beach Super Bowl 10K race. Harwell fulfilled a goal Sunday morning emerging as the big […]

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Lifeguard Ed Nelson’s legacy rolls on at Adams Middle School

Lifeguard Ed Nelson’s legacy rolls on at Adams Middle School

by Randy Angel When 76-year-old Ed Nelson passed away last August after competing in the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim, the South Bay lost an icon of the community. Nelson was the patriarch of a lifeguard family, becoming a lifeguard in 1960 and manning a lifeguard tower until the summer of 2013. After his passing, Nelson’s […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, running, volleyball and more

  Baseball: Mira Costa will be holding its Ski Week Baseball Camp is for 5-13 year olds, Monday through Friday, Feb. 15-19 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Three and four-day partial camp participation is available as are sibling discounts. Junior high campers will be separated and introduced to a high school practice. Entry fee […]

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FlyGirl: longtime Manhattan Beach resident Edna Davis is among the Forgotten Fliers of WWII whose story will be told in an upcoming television miniseries

by Randy Angel On a clear morning above Dodge City, Kansas, in 1943 Edna Modisette Davis became the first woman to solo pilot the twin-engine Martin B-26 Marauder. The hard-to-fly World War II bomber, with its cigar-shaped fuselage and stubby wings, didn’t have a good reputation. Its loss rate in strafing missions over North Africa […]

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Mira Costa seeking back-to-back Bay League, CIF wrestling championships

Mira Costa seeking back-to-back Bay League, CIF wrestling championships

by Randy Angel With a full and healthy lineup, Mira Costa’s wrestling team is prepared to make a strong run for second consecutive Bay League and CIF championships but still has some work to do. “We had a lot of injuries early on and kids out due to involvement in other sports, so it was […]

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Redondo girls pull away from Costa for overtime hoops victory

Redondo girls pull away from Costa for overtime hoops victory

by Randy Angel Close games are nothing new when Redondo and Mira Costa girls basketball teams meet in league action and the meetings between the rivals Tuesday continued the trend with host Redondo pulling out the victory in overtime. Redondo (13-8, 5-0) holds sole possession of first place in the Bay League after the Sea […]

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Redondo stuns rival in key girls water polo victory

Redondo stuns rival in key girls water polo victory

by Randy Angel Redondo’s girls water polo remained in the hunt for a Bay League title with come-from-behind 9-7 upset of host Mira Costa in the first of two league meetings between the teams. According to Redondo head coach Shelby Haroldson, the victory on Jan. 20 marked the first time in approximately 11 years the […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, running, volleyball and more

Baseball: Mira Costa will be holding its Ski Week Baseball Camp is for 5-13 year olds, Monday through Friday, Feb. 15-19 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Three and four-day partial camp participation is available as are sibling discounts. Junior high campers will be separated and introduced to a high school practice. Entry fee for […]

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North’s Mique Juarez leads list of South Bay All-CIF football players

North’s Mique Juarez leads list of South Bay All-CIF football players

by Randy Angel North Torrance five-star recruit Mique Juarez was tops among a group of 21 South Bay football stars selected to the All-CIF Western Division team, earning the Defensive Player of the Year award. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound multi-talented athlete did everything for the Saxons who shared the Pioneer League title with West before losing […]

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Mustang mentor

Mustang mentor

Three year varsity junior has nearly 1,000 points and a life outside basketball   by Randy Angel Mira Costa girls basketball sharpshooter Allie Navarette is nearing the 1,000 point mark in only her junior year, thanks to countless hours at Mustang practices, a shooting coach and playing club ball. And still she makes time to […]

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Mira Costa-Redondo set for critical boys soccer showdown

Mira Costa-Redondo set for critical boys soccer showdown

by Randy Angel Although the game is only the first of two Bay League meetings between Mira Costa and Redondo boys soccer teams, Tuesday’s 6 p.m. contest at Redondo could have playoff implications. Redondo defeated Morningside 9-2 last Friday to improve its overall record to 8-5-1, keeping pace with Palos Verdes and Peninsula. All three […]

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Mira Costa girls soccer team looks to keep pace with PV

Mira Costa girls soccer team looks to keep pace with PV

by Randy Angel Sometimes in the world of athletics, a team will find itself in the uncomfortable position of rooting for its rival. Such is the case this week when Redondo hosts Palos Verdes in a critical Bay League contest. After a heartbreaking 1-0 home loss to defending champion Palos Verdes in its Bay League […]

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Mira Costa rugby team to play for top playoff seeding

Mira Costa rugby team to play for top playoff seeding

by Randy Angel In a battle of unbeaten teams, Mira Costa’s rugby squad will host St. John Bosco Friday in a game that will determine the top two seeds in the Varsity White Division of the SoCal Youth Rugby playoffs. Prior to the 7 p.m. start, Mira Costa (6-0) will recognize its senior players. The […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, basketball, running and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, basketball, running and more

  Volleyball: MaxPreps recently announced its California All-State Volleyball Teams. Redondo’s Tommy Chaffins was voted Division 1 Coach of the Year, Sea Hawk setter Norene Iosia was selected Player of the Year and outside hitter Megan Rice was named to the all-state team.   Basketball: Redondo Beach’s Parras Middle School was well represented at the […]

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Tourneys provide tough tests for girls basketball teams

Tourneys provide tough tests for girls basketball teams

by Randy Angel Moving up one division and having only three returning varsity players has not prevented Mira Costa girls basketball coach John Lapham from remaining optimistic for another successful season. The Mustangs entered Bay League action with an 8-5 record after facing stiff competition in tournaments that helped the many newcomers to Lapham’s roster […]

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