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Beach Cities Sports: Football, running volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports:  Football, running volleyball and more

Football: The Redondo Beach Youth Football and Cheer Pop Warner will hold one final walk-up registration on Friday, June 24 for football players in the PeeWee, JV and Varsity divisions. Signups will be held at Perry Park,  2301 Grant Ave in Redondo Beach, from 6-8 p.m. All payments and paperwork must be turned in then. […]

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Future beach volleyball Olympic hopefuls come to Hermosa

Future beach volleyball Olympic hopefuls come to Hermosa

by Randy Angel Pursuing dreams of someday reaching the Olympic podium, many of the top high school and college beach volleyball players will showcase their talents this weekend in Hermosa Beach. Hosted by Olympic gold medalist Eric Fonoimoana, the inaugural Queen of the Beach will be held Friday through Sunday adjacent to the Hermosa Beach […]

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Local high school athletes honored by CIF-Southern Section

Local high school athletes honored by CIF-Southern Section

By Randy Angel Led by Player of the Year Sean Reynolds, Redondo’s back-to-back CIF-Southern Section Division 3 championship team topped the list of South Bay high school honorees for the spring season. Whether on the mound or at the plate, the 6-foot-8 Reynolds played a key role for the Sea Hawks (31-2) who were ranked […]

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

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

Beach Volleyball: The CBVA will be hosting tournaments at the Manhattan Beach Pier beginning Saturday, June 18 with a Women’s Open and Men’s AA and B divisions. On Saturday, June 25 Men’s AA, B, Women’s AA and A competitions will be held. For more information, visit cbva.com.   The AAU will be holding its Marine […]

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Irvine athletes excel in Redondo Beach Triathlon competition

Irvine athletes excel in Redondo Beach Triathlon competition

by Randy Angel The growth of the Redondo Beach Triathlon was evident Sunday when the 12th annual event drew age division winners from throughout the state, Arizona and Canada highlighted by a pair of Irvine athletes from different generations taking the top two spots. After finishing third in 2015, Michael Collins, 50, won the event […]

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Young beach volleyball players earn AAU District medals

Young beach volleyball players earn AAU District medals

by Randy Angel Six local beach volleyball players took home gold medals after winning their age divisions at the AAU Southern Pacific District Championships held June 5 in Hermosa Beach. The first-place finishes automatically qualify the athletes for the West Coast Junior Olympic Games to be held July 20-23 in Hermosa Beach. In girls competition, […]

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Humble hurler

Humble hurler

All-CIF Redondo softball pitcher Kat Ung has seen her hard work pay off with a trip to the CIF-SS Division 3 championship game.   by Randy Angel She has been the ace of the Redondo softball pitching staff for four seasons. Yet despite her many accomplishments, Kat Ung is quick to deflect attention away from […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Football, triathlon, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports:  Football, triathlon, volleyball and more

Beach Volleyball: Manhattan Beach’s Lane Carico won her first AVP championship Sunday teaming with Summer Ross to defeat Brittany Hochevar (Hermosa Beach) and Jen Fopma 21-17, 21-17 in the Seattle Open. Carico is a former indoor volleyball standout at Mira Costa High School and the University of Miami.   The CBVA will be hosting tournaments […]

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Redondo captures back-to-back baseball championships

Redondo captures back-to-back baseball championships

By Randy Angel It was virtually impossible not to notice 6-foot-8 Sean Reynolds throw his glove toward the sky and jump high in the air. The Redondo pitcher had just completed a turnaround season leading the Sea Hawks to back-to-back CIF-Southern Section Division 3 championships Saturday at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino. Top-seeded Redondo […]

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Crazy finish ends Redondo’s bid for CIF Division 3 softball title

Crazy finish ends Redondo’s bid for CIF Division 3 softball title

By Randy Angel Redondo’s best softball season in more than two decades finished in dramatic fashion Friday but not the way the Sea Hawks had hoped for. Trailing top-seeded Grand Terrace 5-1 in the seventh inning, Redondo’s rally was unexpectedly cut short giving the Titans a 5-2 victory in the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 championship […]

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Sea Hawks return to CIF Division 3 baseball championship game

Sea Hawks return to CIF Division 3 baseball championship game

By Randy Angel Clutch hitting and strong pitching has led Redondo’s baseball team back to the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 championship game where the top-seeded Sea Hawks will face Woodbridge in a 1 p.m. contest Saturday at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino. Redondo (30-2) will seek its second consecutive CIF title against a Woodbridge […]

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Local track and field athletes in right state of mind

By Randy Angel Coming off two impressive first-place finishes, Palos Verdes runner Morgan Irish has her eyes set on a podium finish when she a teammate Robert Franklin represent the Sea Kings at the CIF State Track and Field Championships held Friday and Saturday at Buchanan High School in Clovis Irish set a personal best […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, triathlon, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, triathlon, volleyball and more

Beach Volleyball: The Amateur Athletic Union  (AAU) will be holding the Southern Pacific District Championships on Sunday, June 5 in Hermosa Beach. Competition includes Boys 12U, 14U and Girls 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U divisions. Cost is $65 per team. For more information, visit aaubeach.org.   Triathlon: Registration is open for the 12th annual […]

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Redondo to play for first CIF softball title in over two decades

Redondo to play for first CIF softball title in over two decades

By Randy Angel Tossing her third shutout in four playoff games, Redondo southpaw Kat Ung is one win away from capping off an impressive four-year varsity career with an elusive CIF softball title. Yet Ung, who will likely be an All-CIF selection for a third straight year, is quick to pass any kudos off to […]

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A striking success

A striking success

After a disappointing junior season, Steffi Best has enjoyed a record-setting season for Palos Verdes High School’s softball program   By Randy Angel Standing in the middle of the circle on the infield of Mira Costa’s softball field, Palos Verdes pitcher Steffi Best knew all eyes were on her. It had only been three games […]