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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, football, running and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, football, running and more

Running: Registration is available for the 39th annual Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K Run/Walk presented by Kaiser Permanente and hosted by the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. More than 8,000 race enthusiasts will congregate at Seaside Lagoon for the 10K, 5K and 10K baby buggy races and costume contest presented by […]

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New rivalry could begin after Mira Costa hosts new Redondo rugby team

New rivalry could begin after Mira Costa hosts new Redondo rugby team

    By Randy Angel  Most teams ease into competition, but not Redondo. The Sea Hawks open their inaugural season against the two teams in Southern California who played in the championship game last season, when Mira Costa defeated St. John Bosco. Redondo’s head coach is Paul Breen, a successful rugby coach with the LA […]

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Girls making waves in race for Bay League water polo championship

Girls making waves in race for Bay League water polo championship

By Randy Angel With four teams ranked in the CIF-Southern Section polls, the battle for the girls water polo Bay League title is already making waves. Redondo (No. 2, Division 3) entered week with a 9-2 record, routing West 19-3 to wrap up its non-league schedule.before facing three tough opponents. Coach Shelby Haroldson’s Sea Hawks […]

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Girls ready for Bay League hoops battle

Girls ready for Bay League hoops battle

By Randy Angel Redondo’s girls basketball team entered league competition on a high note, finishing third in the Legacy Winter Classic in South Gate. The Sea Hawks opened the tournament with a heartbreaking 53-50 loss to Fairfax but rebounded to throttle Birmingham 53-15 behind Lane Arkangel’s 11 points and Daylan Bonner’s nine points. Nicole Swift […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, running

Running: Mira Costa High School distance running standout Caleb Llorin (17, Manhattan Beach) won the Manhattan Beach Yuletide 5K on December 17, crossing the finish line at the pier in 16 minutes, 44 seconds. He was followed by Austin Van Biezen (23, El Segundo, 16:47) and Scott Wandilak (33, Manhattan Beach, 16:53). Top female runners […]

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Redondo girls soccer team excels in tournament play

Redondo girls soccer team excels in tournament play

By Randy Angel Beginning its quest for a Bay League title, Redondo’s girls soccer team is coming off two impressive performances in tournament competition. The Sea Hawks allowed only two goals in five games en route to winning the championship of the 24-team 36th annual South Holiday Classic. Redondo’s Madi Kennel was named Tournament MVP […]

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Redondo boys basketball team soars into Bay League action [UPDATED]

Redondo boys basketball team soars into Bay League action [UPDATED]

By Randy Angel Redondo’s boys basketball team concluded its non-league schedule on a high note with two impressive victories in the Jordan Brand Take Flight Challenge. The host Sea Hawks defeated Camarillo 72-55 Friday led by Ryse Williams’ 19 points, five rebounds and three steals. Camarillo is ranked No. 5 in CIF-SS Division 2AA while […]

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Mira Costa wrestling program continues to rise

By Randy Angel With a strong nucleus of veteran grapplers on his boys squad and a first-year girls team, Mira Costa head coach Jimmy Chaney is excited about the future of the Mustang’s wrestling program. Mira Costa’s boys team finished sixth in the 60-team Tournament of Champions competition at Cerritos College with senior Jean Paul […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, rugby, running and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, rugby, running and more

Rugby:  Playing rugby for only one year, Mira Costa junior Kaden Loversky was invited to the USA Rugby All-American Camp. Loversky has a strong background in soccer, playing  for the LA Galaxy Academy team, in Brazil and also was a multiple California Olympic Development Soccer Team member. Loversky credits his success as a rugby player […]

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Seniors lead Mira Costa in title girls basketball title hunt

Seniors lead Mira Costa in title girls basketball title hunt

by Randy Angel Led by three talented senior veterans, Mira Costa’s girls basketball team has its sights set on dethroning two-time Bay League champion Redondo when league competition gets underway next week. The Mustangs have endured a tough non-league schedule before their first league game Tuesday when their host Palos Verdes in a 6 p.m. […]

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First-time winners celebrate on the sand

First-time winners celebrate on the sand

by Randy Angel From seasoned veterans to the next generation of beach volleyball stars, many players enjoyed first time wins in prestigious tournaments held on South Bay beaches. A reunion of former teammates helped ease the pain of not qualifying for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games when Emily Day and Brittany Hochevar won their […]

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Beach 2016: The return of “GI Joe” Charles

by Randy Angel In January 2015, “GI Joe” Charles suffered a stroke during martial arts training. He lost his speech and his right side was paralyzed. Prior to the stroke, the 6-foot-1, 310 pound Charles had run a boot camp for 15 years at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning his […]

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LA Southern lifeguards defend Taplin title

LA Southern lifeguards defend Taplin title

by Randy Angel Local lifeguards displayed their athletic prowess on back-to-back weekends at the beginning of August. The LA County-Southern team relied on their paddling team to win their third consecutive Judge Irvin Taplin Medley Relay in Hermosa Beach, the featured event in the Southern California Lifeguard Championships. The championships were held in conjunction with […]

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Redondo repeats as baseball champions

Redondo repeats as baseball champions

by Randy Angel It took 100 years for Redondo Union High School to win its first CIF championship in baseball but in 2016, the Sea Hawks won their second in a row. Although Redondo returned a strong nucleus of veteran players such as Jason Dicochea, Jacob Springman, Marco Valenzuela and Danny Zimmerman, the Sea Hawks […]

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Bay League champs run to CIF titles

Bay League champs run to CIF titles

by Randy Angel The road to a CIF State cross country is long and grueling but for many local distance runners, the hard work and sweat paid off.. For Mira Costa senior Elizabeth Melia Chittenden, it was the pinnacle of a successful career. Chittenden, who goes by the name Melia, became the latest in a […]

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