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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, golf, running and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, golf, running and more

Baseball: Registration is available for the Sea Hawk Elite Winter Baseball Camp to be held from 9 a.m. – 1 pm. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 16-17, 2016 at Alta Vista Park. Open to players grade 1-8, the camp teaches fundamental skill developments focused on preparing players for the next level. The camp is run by […]

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Mira Costa rugby team off to a running start

Mira Costa rugby team off to a running start

by Randy Angel Led by the Tavai brothers, Mira Costa’s rugby team is running on all cylinders as the Mustangs look to reclaim the Southern California Youth Rugby championship. Senior Justus Tavai and his younger brother Jonah, a sophomore, are spearheading head coach Duke Dulgarian’s undefeated squad that will face a challenge for first place […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, basketball, running and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, basketball, running and more

Basketball: Six young free throw shooters from Redondo Beach advanced to the Elks Hoop Shoot District Championship to be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at North Torrance High School. Representing Beryl Heights Elementary School will be Jonah Mirkovich and Meredith Lowenstein who won the boys and girls 8-9 year-old division, respectively. Mirkovich also won the […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, running, volleyball and more

Volleyball: Former Redondo Union star Yaasmeen Bedart-Ghani helped the University of Texas women’s volleyball team reach the NCAA Division 1 semifinals for the fourth straight season Saturday recording eight kills and four blocks in the Longhorn’s 3-2 win over Florida. Bedart-Ghani, who was named to the All-Big 12 Freshman Team, and No. 3 Texas will […]

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Sea Hawks earn top CIF honors in girls volleyball

Sea Hawks earn top CIF honors in girls volleyball

On the volleyball court, much of the focus is on the hard-swinging, point scorers but the accolades would not be possible without the precision timing and placement of the ball by the team’s setter. Redondo setter Norene Iosia, considered among the best in the nation, was recognized Monday as the CIF-Southern Section Division 1AA Player […]

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Coach Feather: how legendary El Camino football coach John Featherstone built a legacy far beyond the field

Coach Feather: how legendary El Camino football coach John Featherstone built a legacy far beyond the field

There are no words that can describe what Coach Feather has done for athletics in the South Bay.”  — Keith Ellison, former Sea Hawk, Warrior and Buffalo Bill player and current Sea Hawk defensive coordinator   by Randy Angel Coach Feather felt odd standing on the sidelines last month, watching Redondo battle West Torrance for […]

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The brain game

The brain game

Before Megan Rice could play up to her championship level potential she had to learn what Sea Hawk coach Tommy Chaffins calls ‘next play focus’   by Randy Angel Two years ago, Redondo girls volleyball coach Tommy Chaffins and asked his players whom they thought he was toughest on and made the most uncomfortable. They […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, basketball, running and more

Basketball: The Redondo Beach Elks Lodge will be holding its annual Hoop Shoot Saturday, Dec. 12 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Redondo Union High School small gym. Players ages 8-13 will shoot free throws for a chance to advance to the District Championships on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2016 at North Torrance High School. The […]

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Sea Hawks soar to new heights in Pop Warner football

Sea Hawks soar to new heights in Pop Warner football

by Randy Angel It is not uncommon for teams from the Redondo Beach Youth Football & Cheer program to enjoy success, but this season’s Midget Division football team exceeded all expectations. For the first time in the program’s history, a RBYFC Midget team reached the Wescon championship game held Nov. 28 in San Marcos where […]

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Redondo girls volleyball team repeats as State Champions

Redondo girls volleyball team repeats as State Champions

By Randy Angel Dropping to her knees near the net, Sophia Loiola dropped  started screaming as her teammates came running at her. They dogpiled on top of her after the senior had just scored the winning point to give Redondo’s girls volleyball team its second consecutive CIF State Division 1 championship. Coming off the bench, Loiola […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, basketball, running and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, basketball, running and more

Basketball: The Redondo Beach Elks Lodge will be holding its annual Hoop Shoot Saturday, Dec. 12 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Redondo Union High School small gym. Players ages 8-13 will shoot free throws for a chance to advance to the District Championships on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2016 at North Torrance High School. The […]

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Redondo looks for repeat at State girls volleyball finals

Redondo looks for repeat at State girls volleyball finals

by Randy Angel Firing on all cylinders, Redondo’s drive to the State girls volleyball championship match was accomplished Tuesday night when the host Sea Hawks rolled over Trabuco Hills to claim the CIF Southern California Division 1 Regional title. In a total team effort, fourth-seeded Redondo (36-4) swept sixth-seeded Trabuco Hills, the CIF-Southern Section Division […]

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Girls basketball season tips off with a Battle at the Beach

Girls basketball season tips off with a Battle at the Beach

by Randy Angel Redondo’s girls basketball program begins its quest for back-to-back CIF titles hosting the 10th Annual Battle at the Beach tournament held Monday through Saturday. Each of the 16 teams competing in the Platinum Bracket reached the playoffs last season including CIF champions Windward (Div. 1AA), West Torrance (Div. 1A), Redondo (Div. 2AA), […]

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Redondo to host State Regional final after upsetting top seed

Redondo to host State Regional final after upsetting top seed

by Randy Angel After two sluggish matches, Redondo’s girls volleyball team played what was arguably its best match of the season Saturday night upsetting host and top-seeded Torrey Pines in the CIF State Division 1 Regional semifinals. Fourth-seeded Redondo (35-4) eliminated Torrey Pines, which had entered the match as the top-ranked team in the state […]

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Palos Verdes beats Costa for return trip to CIF football finals

Palos Verdes beats Costa for return trip to CIF football finals

by Randy Angel Big plays and a stingy defense provided defending champion Palos Verdes the opportunity to defend its title after defeating Bay League rival Mira Costa 25-10 in a CIF-Southern Section Western Division semifinal game played Friday night at San Pedro High School. The second-seeded Sea Kings (10-3) will attempt to hold onto their […]