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Best of the Beach 2017: Martial Arts – Elite Training Center

Elite Training Center is founded on the four principals of Respect, Honor, Discipline and Strength, while teaching adult and youth mixed martial arts, LOTAR (close quarter battle techniques), Krav Maga (self defense), Muy Thai kickboxing, Kali/Silat/Eskrima (Filipino open hand and stick fighting). Locations in Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach are overseen by chief Instructor Brian […]

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Best of the Beach 2017: Health Club – Bay Club

With three South Bay locations, Redondo Beach offers ocean views with a relaxed, family-friendly ambiance. Outdoor amenities include a pool and whirlpool with lounge area; the Arena, an outdoor spot created specifically for small group training; and a play area for kids. The Gym features state-of-the-art equipment and group classes, a racquetball court, and a […]

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Best of the Beach 2017: Personal Trainer Wendolyn Ramos-Lemert

Best of the Beach 2017: Personal Trainer Wendolyn Ramos-Lemert

With a background in biochemistry and over 10 years of experience with cardio-kickboxing, TRX, weight loss and toning, Wendolyn Ramos-Lemert has a well-rounded knowledge of health and fitness. Ramos-Lemert, who lost 60 pounds after battling unhealthy habits, became a personal trainer after managing rehabilitative training while working with physical therapy. “I knew personal training was […]

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Runners to race for the green at Village Runner St. Patrick’s Day 5K race

Runners to race for the green at Village Runner St. Patrick’s Day 5K race

By Randy Angel Toeing the line at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, 19-year-old Steve Lewis was about to experience a life-changing moment in less than one minute. Considered an underdog in the 400-meter race, Lewis was hoping to reach the podium with fellow Americans Butch Reynolds, the favorite to win the gold […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Running, swimming, beach volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Running, swimming, beach volleyball and more

Beach Volleyball: The Mira Costa Girls’ Varsity Beach Volleyball team begins its quest for a fifth consecutive Southern Pacific IBVL title when the Mustangs play Santa Monica on Tuesday, Mar. 14 at 3:30 p.m. at Dockweiler State Beach. Redondo opens its season with a 4:30 p.m. match against Palisades Charter the same day. For schedules […]

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Redondo to host elite high school athletes at Nike Track Festival

Redondo to host elite high school athletes at Nike Track Festival

By Randy Angel Many of Southern California’s top high school track and field athletes will showcase their talents Friday and Saturday when Redondo hosts its 7th annual Nike Track & Field Festival. Competition begins Friday at 2 p.m. with the Distance & Throws Carnival featuring varsity 4×800-meter relay, 3200m, Distance Medley, shot put and discus […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Running, swimming, volleyball, wrestling and more

Wrestling: Two Mira Costa wrestlers will be competing at the CIF State Championships Friday and Saturday, Mar. 3-4 at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. Jean Paul LeBosnoyani qualified after placing third in the 170-pound division at the CIF-SS Masters Meet on Saturday. Teammate Jared Williams advanced with a fourth-place finish in the 145-pound weight class.   […]

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Redondo swims to school’s first CIF title in girls water polo

Redondo swims to school’s first CIF title in girls water polo

By Randy Angel The final chapter of the storybook season enjoyed by Redondo’s girls water polo was written Saturday and will be one for the record books Second-seeded Redondo held off top-seeded Villa Park 10-5 to capture the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 championship at the William J. Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine. It was Redondo’s […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, running, volleyball and more

Beach Volleyball: The IBVL/ISF Girls Under-16 National Trials will be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25-26 in Hermosa Beach. Entry fee is $125 per team and all players must have current AAU memberships. For more information and to register, visit ibvl.org.   The new season of the Co-ed Volleyball on the Beach League on Tuesday […]

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Mira Costa, Redondo open CIF boys soccer playoffs with wins

Mira Costa, Redondo open CIF boys soccer playoffs with wins

By Randy Angel Bay League champion Redondo escaped with a narrow victory in what turned out to be a close first round of competition for local teams in the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 playoffs. AFter Noah Ristovich scored in the first half, Adam Yorke’s late goal gave Redondo a 2-1 victory over visiting Harvard-Westlake. Redondo […]

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Mira Costa boys rugby team falls in SoCal semifinals

Mira Costa boys rugby team falls in SoCal semifinals

by Randy Angel In a battle of nationally ranked teams, Mira Costa’s boys rugby team not only saw their chance for a second straight Southern California championship thwarted, but had their 22-game home winning streak snapped in a devastating 26-19 overtime loss. Ranked No. 10 in the nation, Mira Costa matched up well with No. […]

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Mira Costa sends two wrestlers to Masters Meet

Mira Costa sends two wrestlers to Masters Meet

By Randy Angel Not allowing a single offensive point against him, Mira Costa junior Jared Williams earned the title of CIF wrestling champion Saturday at the Inland Division competition in Temecula. Williams won the 145-pound weight class to lead three Mira Costa wrestlers who placed at the meet. “Jared was amazing,” Mira Costa coach Jimmy […]

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Bay League girls basketball teams reach CIF quarterfinals

Bay League girls basketball teams reach CIF quarterfinals

By Randy Angel The Bay League is being well represented in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs with all three teams advancing to the quarterfinals in their respective divisions. Top-seeded Redondo, which earned a first-round bye in Division 1AA , recorded it first playoff victory Saturday night with a 61-24 drubbing of visiting Centennial of Corona. Lane […]

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Costa, Redondo boys fall in basketball playoffs

Costa, Redondo boys fall in basketball playoffs

By Randy Angel Mira Costa’s boys basketball team suffered a heartbreaking loss to end its season Friday night bur Redondo continues to play despite dropping its first-round game in the CIF-SS Open Division. Redondo (23-5) was no match for host Roosevelt and could not capitalize on Ryse Williams’ 23-point performance in an 81-70 loss. The […]

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Costa girls basketball team advances to second round

Costa girls basketball team advances to second round

By Randy Angel Mira Costa’s girls basketball team carried the momentum of winning a share of the Bay League title in the regular-season finale into the postseason, running by visiting Edison 61-33 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 1A playoffs. Allie Navarette scored 16 points, Kelli Toyooka added 11 points and Halle […]