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Sea Hawks reach new heights on the diamond

Sea Hawks reach new heights on the diamond

By Randy Angel Redondo’s baseball team will play for a CIF title for the first time in the 100-year history of its program Saturday after an impressive road win Tuesday afternoon. Redondo (28-7) will face Walnut (21-7-2) for the CIF Southern Section Division 3 championship Saturday at 1 p.m. at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino. […]

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Redondo returns to State Track & Field Championships

Redondo returns to State Track & Field Championships

By Randy Angel Coming off impressive performances at the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet, Redondo athletes will compete in the CIF State Track and Field Championships for the eighth consecutive year. “California is an extremely competitive state in track and field so it’s very, very difficult to make this meet,” Redondo coach Bob Leetch said. […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, basketball, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, basketball, running, volleyball and more

Running: The 3rd annual Roundhouse Aquarium Fun Run for the Oceans takes place Saturday, June 6 at the base of the Manhattan Beach Pier. The out-and-back beach run begins at 9:30 a.m. and celebrates World Oceans Day. Prizes to the top three runners in male and female age divisions. Entry fee of $35 includes t-shirt […]

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Patience pays off in Redondo’s quarterfinal baseball win

Patience pays off in Redondo’s quarterfinal baseball win

By Randy Angel Redondo’s baseball team kept its Centennial celebration going Friday afternoon rallying from a two-run deficit to eliminate second-seeded Palm Desert in the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs. Trailing 2-0, Redondo capitalized on four walks to score five runs in the bottom of the third inning and starting pitcher […]

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Mira Costa boys volleyball team goes down swinging

Mira Costa boys volleyball team goes down swinging

by Randy Angel Although it did not win a CIF title this season, Mira Costa’s boys volleyball team completed another successful season while showing constant improvement throughout the 2015 campaign. The Bay League champions lost at rival Loyola Thursday evening making it a much closer match than when the Cubs swept the Mustangs in March. […]

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Redondo’s softball run ends with extra-inning loss

Redondo’s softball run ends with extra-inning loss

by Randy Angel Bay League champion Redondo had its hopes for a CIF title quashed Thursday when the Sea Hawks lost a heartbreaking extra-inning CIF Southern Section Division 3 quarterfinal game at La Serna Thursday afternoon. Despite holding an early 2-0 lead, Redondo could not bring home runners in scoring position later in the game, […]

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Mira Costa boys volleyball faces rival Loyola in CIF SoCAl Regional semifinals

Mira Costa boys volleyball faces rival Loyola in CIF SoCAl Regional semifinals

by Randy Angel Mira Costa’s boys volleyball team will face an old nemesis Thursday evening when the Mustangs travel to Loyola for a 7 p.m. Division 1 semifinal match in the CIF Southern California Regional Championships. Third-seeded Mira Costa (25-6) will look to avenge an early-season loss to second-seeded Loyola (29-2) when the Cubs swept […]

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

Running: The 3rd annual Roundhouse Aquarium Fun Run for the Oceans takes place Saturday, June 6 at the base of the Manhattan Beach Pier. The out-and-back beach run begins at 9:30 a.m. and celebrates World Oceans Day. Prizes to the top three runners in male and female age divisions. Entry fee of $35 includes t-shirt […]

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Redondo rolls on in CIF baseball playoffs

Redondo rolls on in CIF baseball playoffs

by Randy Angel Redondo reached the CIF Southern Section Division 3 quarterfinals in impressive fashion with a 5-0 win over visiting El Segundo Tuesday afternoon. Sophomore Danny Zimmerman pitched a three-hit shutout with four strikeouts to lead Redondo (26-7) who will host third-seeded Palm Desert (20-7) Friday at 3:15 p.m. Marco Valenzuela and Cole Henderson […]

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Redondo girls are lone Bay League team to advance in softball playoffs

Redondo girls are lone Bay League team to advance in softball playoffs

by Randy Angel Redondo’s girls softball team is running on all cylinders after defeating rival Mira Costa to win the Bay League crown last week, eliminating visiting Crescenta Valley 9-2 Thursday in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs. Redondo (21-7) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third inning […]

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Redondo’s baseball team rebounds to advance in CIF Division 3 playoffs

Redondo’s baseball team rebounds to advance in CIF Division 3 playoffs

by Randy Angel Redondo fielded the only Bay League baseball and softball teams to advance out of the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs Thursday while Mira Costa fans could only hang their heads as both squads were eliminated with heartbreaking extra-inning losses. “Being the only Bay League team still alive […]

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Mira Costa girls are queens of beach volleyball

Mira Costa girls are queens of beach volleyball

By Randy Angel Mira Costa continued to dominate the Interscholastic Beach Volleyball League capturing its third consecutive championship on May 16 with a 2-1 victory over Saddleback Valley Christian. As the No. 2 and No. 3 teams from each school finished splitting their two matches, the No. 1 teams were even at one game each […]

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El Segundo, Mira Costa boys volleyball teams reach CIF semifinals

El Segundo, Mira Costa boys volleyball teams reach CIF semifinals

by Randy Angel When Tim Hovland and current head coach Anjinho Bacil took over El Segundo’s boys volleyball program seven years ago, there were approximately 20 student athletes comprising the three teams. With the participation of players in club volleyball and experienced coaching, El Segundo has become one of the top boys volleyball programs in […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, surfing, triathlon, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, surfing, triathlon, volleyball and more

Water Polo: Former Mira Costa Mustangs Marisa Purcell (2011) and Jordan Raney (2014) won college water polo national championships this month.  Purcell, a senior at Cal Berkeley, won the National Collegiate Club Championship in Middlebury, VT on May 3.  Purcell scored two goals in the final over the University Notre Dame and was named MVP […]

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Redondo’s girls lacrosse title bid comes up short against top-ranked Foothill

Redondo’s girls lacrosse title bid comes up short against top-ranked Foothill

By Randy Angel Redondo’s girls lacrosse team showed it can compete with the perennial powers from Orange County falling one goal short in the U.S. Lacrosse L.A-O.C. Championships held Saturday at Mira Costa High School. Even though sixth-ranked Redondo (18-2) lost to top-seeded Foothill (15-3) 11-10, it was a moral victory in the eyes of […]