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Future stars rise from local sands

AAU, CBVA, USA Olympics youth program court local players   by Randy Angel The next generation of beach volleyball stars will have ample opportunity to showcase their skills locally this summer. Two of the top female players are Redondo Beach’s Abril Bustamante and Manhattan Beach’s Skylar Caputo, The two teamed to win their second CBVA […]

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Bragging rights

by Randy Angel In terms of bragging rights and even purses, neighborhood beach volleyball tournaments rival their pro counterparts, at least in the minds of participants and fans. Smackfest crowds and the 16th Street Labor Day Calcutta often exceed those of some pro events. A BarryBob or a Seawright victory brings bragging rights every bit […]

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The Road to Rio

Local beach volleyball tournaments are key to Olympic hopes   by Randy Angel Last November, Emily Day received a phone call that could make her dream become reality. The former West Torrance High School and Loyola Marymount University indoor volleyball star — now an up-and-coming beach volleyball player — was looking for a new partner […]

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Beach tennis rooted in Hermosa sand

by Randy Angel Easy to learn and family oriented, beach tennis is attracting players of all skill levels from all over Southern California. Five years ago, tennis coach and beach tennis standout Donny Young asked the Hermosa Beach City Council for permanent beach tennis courts at 14th Street and The Strand. Not only did the […]

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Red white and blue runs through it

A wave of 3,000 red, white and blue runners is expected for the 22nd running of the Village Runner 4th of July 5K Run/Community Walk on Saturday, July 4. . Presented by UCLA Health, the race includes chip timing and begins at 8 a.m. in front of Village Runner at 1811-A Catalina Ave. The in-and-out […]

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Mira Costa advances to second round of boys volleyball playoffs

Mira Costa advances to second round of boys volleyball playoffs

by Randy Angel Bay League champion Mira Costa reached the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division 1 boys volleyball playoffs with an impressive win over visiting Dos Pueblos Tuesday evening. Mira Costa (22-4) eliminated Dos Pueblos 25-15, 23-25, 25-17, 25-18 behind senior outside hitter Blake Markland’s 21-kill performance. Junior opposite Jackson Wedbush had […]

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Costa, Redondo to settle softball title under the lights

Costa, Redondo to settle softball title under the lights

by Randy Angel After the eight seniors on Mira Costa’s softball team are recognized in their final game of the regular season Thursday evening, the Mustangs will take the field against Redondo with the Bay League championship on the line. The importance of the game is such that it will be played under the lights […]

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Mira Costa baseball team spoils Redondo’s bid for outright title

Mira Costa baseball team spoils Redondo’s bid for outright title

by Randy Angel Mira Costa spoiled Redondo’s Senior Day at Memorial Field Tuesday afternoon with a dramatic win to keep the Mustang’s hopes alive for a share of the Bay League baseball title. Robert White singled home pinch runner Jason Schwartz in the top of the seventh inning to give Mira Costa a 5-4 victory […]

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Ex-Mira Costa standout helps UC Davis win Division 1AA rugby championship

Ex-Mira Costa standout helps UC Davis win Division 1AA rugby championship

by Randy Angel Former Mira Costa football and rugby standout Harrison Morrow became a national champion Saturday as he helped UC Davis capture the Division 1AA rugby championship. The Aggies rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to overtake defending national champion Central Florida 18-15. UC Davis completed the season with a 13-0 record and Morrow, […]

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Redondo boys, girls seek CIF Division 1 track and field championships

Redondo boys, girls seek CIF Division 1 track and field championships

by Randy Angel Redondo’s track and field teams displayed their prowess last Friday capturing the boys and girls team titles at the Bay League finals held at Mira Costa. Anastasia Chiodo won the girls 100 (12.24) and 200 (24.87) dashes and Tairyn Montgomery captured the long jump (18-01.75) and shot put (35-08) to lead the […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, cycling, runing, surfing, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, cycling, runing, surfing, volleyball and more

Surf/Volleyball: The 6th Annual Dig 4 Jimmy: Surf N’ Turf Surfing and Volleyball Invitational presented by the Dig for Kids Education Foundation & Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation takes place Sunday, May 31 beginning at 8 a.m. on the south side of the Manhattan Beach Pier. The surf and volleyball event features teams of 4-6 competing […]

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Mira Costa begins uphill battle for CIF boys volleyball title

Mira Costa begins uphill battle for CIF boys volleyball title

Mira Costa’s boys volleyball team ran the table while losing only two sets in Bay League action this season to reclaim the league championship from rival Redondo. That was the good news. The bad news is that the Mustangs will face a tough test in their quest for a CIF title with a field of […]

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Costa-Redondo series to decide Bay League baseball title

Costa-Redondo series to decide Bay League baseball title

Longtime friends and former teammates battle each other as rival schools meet to finish regular season   By Randy Angel Bragging rights won’t be the only thing on the line next week when Mira Costa and Redondo play a two-game baseball series with CIF playoff implications on the line. Redondo entered the week riding an […]

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Top-seeded Mira Costa seeks third straight IBVL title

Top-seeded Mira Costa seeks third straight IBVL title

by Randy Angel Top-ranked Mira Costa begins its playoff run Saturday in search for its third consecutive girls championship in the Interscholastic Beach Volleyball League (IBVL). The Mustangs finished the regular season 10-0 winning the tough Bay Division that will send four teams to the playoffs. Following Mira Costa as the top 10 seeds are […]

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Mira Costa to host Bay League track and field championships

Mira Costa to host Bay League track and field championships

by Randy Angel Qualifying spots for the CIF Southern Section track & field prelims will be on the line this week when Mira Costa hosts the Bay League prelims at 1 p.m. Tuesday and the 101st edition of the Bay League finals Friday at 5 p.m. League champions automatically qualify for the CIF-SS prelims on […]