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LA Southern lifeguards defend Taplin title

LA Southern lifeguards defend Taplin title

by Randy Angel Local lifeguards displayed their athletic prowess on back-to-back weekends at the beginning of August. The LA County-Southern team relied on their paddling team to win their third consecutive Judge Irvin Taplin Medley Relay in Hermosa Beach, the featured event in the Southern California Lifeguard Championships. The championships were held in conjunction with […]

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Redondo repeats as baseball champions

Redondo repeats as baseball champions

by Randy Angel It took 100 years for Redondo Union High School to win its first CIF championship in baseball but in 2016, the Sea Hawks won their second in a row. Although Redondo returned a strong nucleus of veteran players such as Jason Dicochea, Jacob Springman, Marco Valenzuela and Danny Zimmerman, the Sea Hawks […]

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Bay League champs run to CIF titles

Bay League champs run to CIF titles

by Randy Angel The road to a CIF State cross country is long and grueling but for many local distance runners, the hard work and sweat paid off.. For Mira Costa senior Elizabeth Melia Chittenden, it was the pinnacle of a successful career. Chittenden, who goes by the name Melia, became the latest in a […]

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Tradition runs deep: Palos Verdes’ girls cross country team won CIF-Southern Section and State Division 3 championships with a blend of unique personalities and running styles

Tradition runs deep: Palos Verdes’ girls cross country team won CIF-Southern Section and State Division 3 championships with a blend of unique personalities and running styles

by Randy Angel When workouts began in the summer, the girls on Palos Verdes’ cross country team knew they had an opportunity to do something special, but it would takes lots of hard work. The season began in August with an annual trip to Mammoth Lakes, where the cross country teams from Palos Verdes and […]

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Redondo eyes Bay, CIF girls water polo championships

Redondo eyes Bay, CIF girls water polo championships

by Randy Angel While the girls water polo program continues to improve at Redondo, the Sea Hawks expect to reach another level, building on the success enjoyed last season when they finished second in the Bay League and reached the second round of the playoffs. Redondo began the 2016-17 campaign in convincing fashion defeating Santa […]

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Redondo girls soccer team in hunt for South Holiday Tourney title

Redondo girls soccer team in hunt for South Holiday Tourney title

by Randy Angel Seasoned veterans have helped Redondo’s girls soccer team get off to a fast start this season that includes a spot in the Championship bracket at the 37th annual South Holiday Tournament. The Sea Hawks did not allow a goal while winning their pool in the South tournament defeating Lawndale 8-0 and South […]

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Boys soccer teams to get litmus test in South tournament

Boys soccer teams to get litmus test in South tournament

by Randy Angel After a handful of non-league games, local boys soccer teams will discover how they stack up- against some of the top teams from Southern California when the 47th annual South Holiday Boys Soccer Tournament begins Monday. Thirty two teams will look to dethrone Palos Verdes, who defeated Redondo in the 2015 championship […]

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Beach Cities Sports:

Running: Registration is ongoing for the Manhattan Beach Yuletide 5K to be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. The low tide offers a hard-packed sand course that starts and finishes at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Glow necklaces and Beachy T-shirts are guaranteed to all pre-registered runners and to late registrants while supplies last. Little […]

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Boys, girls battle through basketball tournament action

Boys, girls battle through basketball tournament action

By Randy Angel Basketball teams will spend much of their winter break competing in tournaments and demanding non-league contests in preparation for their runs for a Bay League championship beginning in January. Redondo’s boys and girls teams will head out of state to face uncommon opponents beginning just after Christmas. Redondo’s boys squad will host […]

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Dulgarian, Tavai to lead Mira Costa boys rugby team

Dulgarian, Tavai to lead Mira Costa boys rugby team

By Randy Angel When Duke Dulgarian began the Mira Costa rugby program in 2013, the head coach relied heavily on players from the Mustang football team, who joined the sport after the gridiron season was compete with the encouragement of football coach Don Morrow. This season’s campaign is no different, but unfortunately the same injuries […]

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Mira Costa boys, girls aims to pin down wrestling championships

Mira Costa boys, girls aims to pin down wrestling championships

By Randy Angel Mira Costa grapplers have begun their mission of reclaiming the CIF-Southern Section Southern Division championship with strong performances against many of the Southland’s top wrestling programs. After winning the CIF title in 2015, Mira Costa coach Jimmy Chaney’s young squad fell to Shadow Hills in last season’s final but Chaney expects a […]

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Mira Costa boys starts Pacific Shores with two victories

Mira Costa boys starts Pacific Shores with two victories

By Randy Angel Mira Costa’s boys basketball team opened its season in winning fashion Monday, easily defeating Chadwick in the first game of pool play of the Pacific Shores Tournament at Mira Costa. Jonas Pittman led the Mustangs with 12 points; Morgan Clark added 11 and Bobby Barkley recorded 10 points in the victory. Mira […]

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Girls continue action in Battle at the Beach hoops tournament

Girls continue action in Battle at the Beach hoops tournament

By Randy Angel Redondo’s girls basketball team got off to a flying start in the Battle at the Beach tournament as the host team recorded an impressive 64-42 win against Fairfax. Lane Arkangel scored a team-high 14 points while Anna Johnson added 12 points and Taylor Hirn contributed seven points. Coach Marcelo Enriquez’s Sea Hawk […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, basketball, running and more

Ice Skating: The Los Angeles Kings are sponsoring a special outdoor Holiday Ice rink in Redondo Beach, one of five throughout Southern California open to the public. The Redondo rink at 239 N. Harbor Dr., will be open through Jan. 8, 2017. Basketball: The 2016-17 ELKS Lodge Hoop Shoot Contest will be held at Redondo […]

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Mira Costa’s Chittenden sprints to State cross country title; boys place 5th

Mira Costa’s Chittenden sprints to State cross country title; boys place 5th

By Randy Angel Entering the cross country season, Mira Costa’s Elizabeth Melia Chittenden had set a few goals. The senior reached those goals and then some. After winning individual championships in the Bay League and CIF-Southern Section Division 2, Chittenden used a final sprint to overtake two runners to claim the CIF State Division 2 […]