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Mira Costa, Redondo await showdown on the diamond

Mira Costa, Redondo await showdown on the diamond

By Randy Angel When Mira Costa baseball coach Cassidy Olson was making his pitch for his team to play in the prestigious Boras Classic tournament, he vowed the Mustangs would be competitive. Many other coaches were skeptical as Mira Costa was the only Division 3 team playing in the 32-team tournament that features elite high…Read More→

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Beach Cities Sports: Cycling, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Cycling, running, volleyball and more

Volleyball: 2014 National Coach of the Year and 2015 California Coach of the year Tommy Chaffins will be having volleyball clinics for 2nd thru 8th grade boys and girls starting Tuesday, Apr. 12. All clinics will be held at Redondo Union High School. For more information, go to tommychaffinsvballclinics.com or email tomchaffins@yahoo.com.   Running: The…Read More→

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Area high school athletes earn All-CIF winter season awards

Area high school athletes earn All-CIF winter season awards

By Randy Angel Redondo girls basketball standout Kyra Hamlin heads a list of South Bay athletes who were recently named to the Winter 2015-16 All-CIF teams in their respective sports. Hamlin, a senior forward, was an All-CIF selection for the second consecutive year after leading the Sea Hawks to the Bay League championship and an…Read More→

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Local AYSO stars dominate Western States Championships

Local AYSO stars dominate Western States Championships

By Randy Angel Boys and girls from AYSO Region 18 (Manhattan/Hermosa) had clean sweeps in their respective tournaments leading the way for Area 1D, which captured six division titles at the Western States Championships held Mar. 19-20 in Bullhead City, Ariz.. Competition included 1200 players and 88 teams from California, Arizona, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and…Read More→

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Mira Costa girls remain unbeaten in IBVL competition

by Randy Angel With their eyes set on a fourth straight Interscholastic Beach Volleyball League (IBVL) championship, Mira Costa’s girls team took control of the Bay Division with a win against Redondo Saturday at Dockweiler State Beach. Despite missing some players, Mira Costa (6-0) defeated its rival 2-1 with its No. 1 team of Piper…Read More→

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Redondo’s Tate Curran battles opponents on land, sea and air

Redondo’s Tate Curran battles opponents on land, sea and air

by Ed Solt His cutbacks throw considerably more spray while his carves are a bit more gouging than his peers. From the beach, his old-school power surfing style easily leads spectators to think he is a surfer twice his age. Not yet 17, Tate Curran has become a standout in the South Bay Scholastic Surfing…Read More→

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Mira Costa to host top-notch athletes at annual track and field competition

Mira Costa to host top-notch athletes at annual track and field competition

By Randy Angel Hundreds of local and out-of-area high school athletes will converge in Waller Stadium on the campus of Mira Costa High School on Saturday, Mar. 26 when the school’s track and field program hosts the 22nd edition of the Mustang Relays. Sponsored by Skechers Performance Division, the event begins at 9 a.m. with…Read More→

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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, rugby, tennis, triathlon, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, rugby, tennis, triathlon, volleyball and more

Fundraising:  Mira Costa’s State Champion rugby team is one of eight teams nationwide to be invited to the US Rugby Nationals Tournament to be held May 19-21 in Charlotte, N.C. The goal is to reach $30,000 to cover travel costs and fees for all 25 players and their coaches/trainers. Donations are 501c3 tax deductible. For…Read More→

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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, golf, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, golf, volleyball and more

Golf: The Lakes at El Segundo is hosting the 2nd Annual Junior Golf-Fore-Life Day on Saturday, Mar. 19 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. SNAG games and challenges will be set up for kids ages 5-7, while kids ages 7-15 can participate in putting and short game contests for prizes. Lunch, live music, raffle prizes, and a hole-in-one…Read More→

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Mira Costa boys volleyball team jumps off to fast start

Mira Costa boys volleyball team jumps off to fast start

by Randy Angel Mira Costa’s boys volleyball team learned a few lessons last weekend that coach Sean Shoptaw hopes will benefit his Mustang squad in its quest for a CIF title. Mira Costa (6-1) finished tied for third in the prestigious Best of the West tournament in Poway losing only to perennial power Huntington Beach…Read More→

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First-time entrants run to victory at St. Patrick’s 5K

First-time entrants run to victory at St. Patrick’s 5K

by Randy Angel Grace Zamudio’s chin dropped in amazement after the former Loyola Marymount University distance runner was told she had won $200 for being the first female to cross the finish line at the 13th annual Village Runner St. Patrick’s 5K on Sunday. “This is the first time I’ve ever won prize money at…Read More→

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A Fish out of water

A Fish out of water

Olympic gold medal swimmer Rebecca Soni transitions to life outside the pool   by Randy Angel Challenges are nothing new for Rebecca Soni. The six-time Olympic medal-winning swimmer has overcome health issues and competition against the best swimmers in the world, yet new ventures after her retirement have the competitor equally determined and excited as…Read More→

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Best Neighborhood Gym – South Bay Trainer

Nationally certified trainers provide quality, affordable personal training in a comfortable, friendly community atmosphere. A broad spectrum of workouts is offered for youth to seniors, from bodybuilders and fitness buffs to the overweight. No contracts, sign-up, cancellation or membership fees and multiple clients at the same time keep prices low. Owner/Head Trainer Josh Sola lost…Read More→

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Best Carpet – Fred’s Carpets Plus

Family owned and operated, Fred’s Carpets Plus has provided flooring and window treatments since 1946 and employs a large staff of fully insured, factory trained installation specialists. With prompt, reliable service at volume discount pricing, Fred’s offers a large selection of carpeting, area rugs, wood, ceramic, stone, laminates, and vinyl flooring, as well as draperies,…Read More→

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Best Furniture – Living Spaces

Located  across the parking lot from the South Bay Galleria, this chain showroom sells a range of classic and contemporary home furnishings, decor items and bedding. The Revive Sleep Center is fully stocked with brand name mattresses and foundations.   1519 Hawthorne Blvd, Redondo Beach. (877) 266-7300. Livingspaces.com