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Sports & Fitness – Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach

 Randy Angel

Village Runner to honor running legends at 22nd 4th of July 5K

Village Runner to honor running legends at 22nd 4th of July 5K

by Randy Angel The thousands of participants and spectators who kick off their Independence Day in Redondo Beach’s Riviera Village will have the opportunity to see two running legends when Village Runner honors the icons prior to its 22nd Annual 4th of July 5K presented by UCLA Health. Jon Sutherland, who has run more consecutive […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, tennis, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, tennis, volleyball and more

Soccer: Open to boys and girls ages 6-9, the Fram Skills Academy will be teaching basic soccer skills during its eight-week session (one hour per week) at four locations beginning the week of July 6. Registration fee of $125/player includes a t-shirt and instruction from licensed Fram coaches. For more information, locations and to register, […]

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Local athletes selected to All-CIF teams

Local athletes selected to All-CIF teams

by Randy Angel Athletes from local high schools were honored recently for their achievements during the spring season by being named to All-CIF teams in their respective divisions. Many of the selections helped three area teams capture CIF championships in baseball, softball and boys volleyball. Baseball: Redondo coach Jeff Baumback was one of three Sea […]

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Brian Murphy, Eva Porter top winners at 10th annual South Bay Dozen competition

Brian Murphy, Eva Porter top winners at 10th annual South Bay Dozen competition

by Randy Angel Redondo Beach’s Brian Murphy won three events, including his seventh Ironman competition, en route to becoming the men’s total point leader at the 10th South Bay Dozen event held Saturday at Torrance Beach. Murphy also won the run-board-run-board and paddleboard sprint competitions to outscore points runner-up James Bray of Carpenteria. Hayden Hemmens […]

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Sand and Surf girls end successful US Youth Soccer season at Western Regionals

Sand and Surf girls end successful US Youth Soccer season at Western Regionals

by Randy Angel Comprised of players from Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach, the Sand and Surf Soccer Club Girls Under-15 team concluded a successful postseason reaching the semifinals of the U.S. Youth Soccer Western States Regional Tournament in Snohomish, Wash. Coached by Jennie Gouveia, the squad tied the Colorado representative 3-3 before defeating […]

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

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

Running: Village Runner hosts it 22nd annual 4th of July 5K and Firecracker Dash beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 4 in Redondo Beach’s Riviera Village. Prior to the start of the race, there will be the Red, White, and Blue Costume Contest with cash prizes awarded for the best and most unique running costumes. […]

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Jacob Helfgott captures first Manhattan Beach 5K title

by Randy Angel Recent Mira Costa High School graduate Jacob Helfgott kicked off his summer with a championship Saturday morning edging David Cardona to win the Manhattan Beach Summer 5K. Helfgott’s time of 17 minutes, eight seconds beat Cardona by one second who outdistanced third-place finisher Adam Villela, 17, of Orange (17:16). Helfgott, 18, of […]

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El Segundo’s Hunter Lewis wins Beach City Baseball Academy’s Sixth Tool Scholarship

El Segundo’s Hunter Lewis wins Beach City Baseball Academy’s Sixth Tool Scholarship

By Randy Angel Another chapter has been added to the tragic, yet inspiring, life story of El Segundo student-athlete Hunter Lewis who recently was the awarded Beach City Baseball Academy’s annual “Sixth Tool” Baseball Scholarship worth $5,000. A standout player on El Segundo High School’s Ocean League championship baseball team, Lewis said the scholarship will […]

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Dodgers select Manhattan Beach’s Tommy Bergjans in 8th round of MLB draft

Dodgers select Manhattan Beach’s Tommy Bergjans in 8th round of MLB draft

by Randy Angel Sitting with his girlfriend at his home in Manhattan Beach, Tommy Bergjans was anxiously awaiting a phone call that could change his life forever. “It was the longest 20 minutes of my life,” said Bergjans, a 22-year-old right-handed pitcher who had high hopes of being drafted by a major league baseball team. […]

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Young athletes capture championships at 11th annual Redondo Beach Triathlon

Young athletes capture championships at 11th annual Redondo Beach Triathlon

by Randy Angel Redondo Beach Triathlon race director Rick Crump smiled Sunday morning as he watched 20-year-old DIllon Nobbs cross the finish line 2 ½ minutes ahead of his closest competitor. “It’s nice to see new faces win and the younger generation become so competitive,” Crump said. “It’s great for the sport.” Nobbs captured the […]

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

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

Soccer: Ian Lonergan, of Manhattan Beach, was recently called up by US Soccer to attend the US U-16 Boy’s National Team Training Camp to be held in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Lonergan, a freshman at Mira Costa, is a member of the LA Galaxy U-16 Academy team that won the 2014 US Soccer Developmental Academy National […]

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Soaring Sea Hawk

Soaring Sea Hawk

After helping Redondo win a girls volleyball State Championship, senior Abril Bustamante has turned her focus to the sand courts   by Randy Angel When Abril Bustamante was in 8th grade, she stood in the gym at Long Beach Poly High School as part of a frenzied crowd, watching older sister Olivia and the Redondo […]

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Redondo water polo player makes Team USA

By Anton Mink Talented water polo athletes across the nation try out for the USA Water Polo Olympic Development Program. Of these athletes, 169 make it to the Olympic development zone championship level and 65 make it to the USA National Team Selection Camp (NTSC). It is from these athletes that four goalies and nineteen […]

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

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

Triathlon: Registration is open for the 11th annual Redondo Beach Triathlon, which will begin at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, June 14 at the Veteran’s Park/Pier area in Redondo Beach. The USAT sanctioned scenic course event consists of a 1/2-mile swim, 6-mile bike, and 2-mile run. Space is limited to the first 600 entries. A non-competitive mini-sprint […]

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Centennial Celebration

Centennial Celebration

Redondo wins its first CIF baseball title in a century   by Randy Angel It began with a new logo and retro uniforms similar to those the Sea Hawks wore in 1915. It culminated with a storybook ending. Redondo’s patient – yet strong – offense and the arm of a junior pitcher helped write the […]

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