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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, rugby, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, rugby, running, volleyball and more

Rugby: Mira Costa rugby players were honored recently being named to the Los Angeles County All Star teams. Selected to the boys varsity team were Harrison Dulgarian and Jonah Tavai, junior varsity members included John Darcy and Slade Gordon and Taiana Fonua was named to the girls varsity squad. Beach Volleyball: The CBVA will be […]

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Mira Costa advances to CIF-SS Division 2 baseball quarterfinals

Mira Costa advances to CIF-SS Division 2 baseball quarterfinals

By Randy Angel Third baseman Matthew Beserra used his bat and his head to help Mira Costa score a 3-2 road victory Tuesday in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs. Trailing 2-1 in the fourth inning, Mira Costa caught a break when Ayala’s Adam Seminaris left third base early on a […]

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Track and Field athletes advance to CIF-Southern Section Masters Meet

Track and Field athletes advance to CIF-Southern Section Masters Meet

by Randy Angel Bay League pole vaulters continued their impressive seasons with two boys emerging as title holders at the CIF-Southern Section championships held Saturday at Cerritos College. Redondo’s Tate Curran easily won the Division 1 boys pole vault championship with a mark of 16 feet, 7 inches and Mira Costa’s Dane Thomasson set a […]

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Mira Costa girls win inaugural beach volleyball State Championship

Mira Costa girls win inaugural beach volleyball State Championship

by Randy Angel Mira Costa’s girls beach volleyball team increased its winning streak to 71 matches with two sweeps at the first Interscholastic Beach Volleyball League State Championship held Saturday at Metro Beach Center in Chatsworth. Winning the inaugural State Championship put an exclamation point on a season dominated by the Mira Costa team. [See […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Boot camp, running, sailing, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Boot camp, running, sailing, volleyball and more

Big Wave Awards Night: Surfers who rode the biggest South Bay waves of the 2016-17 winter will be recognized Wednesday, May 24 at the annual Big Wave Challenge Awards Night, presented by the South Bay Boardriders Club. Steve Gaffney’s photos from the past winter’s surf and Greg Browning’s video of the past winter will be […]

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Bay League baseball co-champ Mira Costa hosts first-round playoff game

Bay League baseball co-champ Mira Costa hosts first-round playoff game

    By Randy Angel Completing two-game sweeps against their rivals, Mira Costa and Peninsula claimed a share of the Bay League championship earning first-round home games when the CIF-Southern Section playoffs begin this week. Mira Costa erupted for four runs in the sixth inning against visiting Redondo last Thursday for a 7-2 victory to […]

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Mira Costa softball team enters CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs on a roll

Mira Costa softball team enters CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs on a roll

By Randy Angel Bay League champion Mira Costa expects to be tested early when the Mustangs begin their run for a CIF softball championship on Thursday. First-year head coach Brittany Gardner led her team to a 10-0 Bay League record, winning the title by three games while outscoring opponents 112-9. The Mustangs are hitting .411 […]

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Mustang Dynasty: Mira Costa’s girls beach volleyball team seeks to add its streak of 69 straight victories and five Southern Pacific titles with an historic first State Championship

Mustang Dynasty:  Mira Costa’s girls beach volleyball team seeks to add its streak of 69 straight victories and five Southern Pacific titles with an historic first State Championship

  Mira Costa’s girls beach volleyball team seeks to add its streak of 69 straight victories and five Southern Pacific titles with an historic first State Championship   by Randy Angel In 2011, when Gino Grajeda envisioned the possibility of having beach volleyball competition for high school girls, Mira Costa High School was an instant […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, football, sailing, volleyball and more

Boot Camp: The City of Manhattan Beach is holding Spring Beach Boot Camps with GI Joe Charles through June. Sessions are Mon.-Wed.-Fri from 6-7 a.m. and 9-10 a.m. through June 30. Cost is $220 ($242 non-residents). Evening sessions take place Mon.-Wed. From 5-6 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.through June 28. Cost is $130 ($143 non resident). […]

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Beach tennis beachhead in Hermosa

By Randy Angel Beach tennis continues to grow in popularity as players of all ages and skill levels are being drawn to the sport, which merges tennis and beach volleyball. The sport even has its own retail store with an indoor court in downtown Hermosa Beach. Sexy Beach Tennis is owned by local, world ranked […]

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Beach Runs: Thousands begin Independence Day on the run

By Randy Angel The largest and most colorful running race of the summer will celebrate its 24th year when the Village Runner 4th of July 5K presented by UCLA Health takes place Tuesday, July 4. Runners and walkers start and finish on Catalina Avenue in Redondo’ Beach’s Riviera Village. All participants will receive a 4th […]

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Beach Volleyball: AVP returns to Hermosa Beach

By Randy Angel Each summer, South Bay beaches become a mecca for beach volleyball. This summer, the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) returns to Hermosa Beach for the first time since 2010 when Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers claimed the men’s championship and Jenn Kessy and April Ross were crowned champions of the women’s tournament. […]

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Bay League baseball championship to be determined on final day

Bay League baseball championship to be determined on final day

By Randy Angel Mira Costa moved into a first-place tie with Peninsula Tuesday when both teams won their first of two games with their respective rivals. Mira Costa (21-7, 6-2) capitalized on a three-run home run by Chris Penna in the fifth inning and a solid performance by sophomore pitcher Christian Bodlovich to defeat host […]

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Sea Hawk Slugger: Redondo senior Danny Zimmerman is one of the area’s most feared power hitters.

Sea Hawk Slugger: Redondo senior Danny Zimmerman is one of the area’s most feared power hitters.

by Randy Angel Of the millions of kids play Little League baseball each year, the players who learn to hit the breaking ball become the top hitters. Redondo senior Danny Zimmerman fits that mold. At 6-foot-four, 235 pounds, Zimmerman has the raw power to blast a fastball over the fence. But it’s his ability to […]

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Cycling: MB Grand Prix has new twist

by Randy Angel For years, cyclists competing in the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix (MBGP) have jockeyed for position on the final hill on Ardmore Avenue before entering the final tight turn at 15th Street that led to a short straightaway to the finish line. This year, the 1.3-mile course will take on a new look. […]

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