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

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LA County lifeguards to defend USLA National Championship title

LA County lifeguards to defend USLA National Championship title

by Randy Angel Los Angeles County lifeguards are prepared to defend their national title when hundreds of top professional lifeguards come to Hermosa Beach for the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA National Lifeguard Championships. Hosted by the LA County Surf Lifesaving Assn. (LACoSLSA), the four-day event returns to Hermosa Beach for the first time since […]

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Girls soccer team places second at National Championships

Girls soccer team places second at National Championships

By Randy Angel Head Coach Mauricio Ingrassia stood on the sidelines in disbelief, distancing himself from the girls on his Beach FC 98 Academy soccer team. His squad had just suffered a heartbreaking 3-2 overtime loss in the championship game in the Under-17 Girls division at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships held July 31 […]

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Lifeguards to compete in Hermosa Beach at 55th International Surf Festival

Lifeguards to compete in Hermosa Beach at 55th International Surf Festival

by Randy Angel Over next two weekends the Los Angeles County lifeguards will have the opportunity to show the public why and how they play such vital roles in beach communities. Starting at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, lifeguards will showcase their athletic prowess in events held on the north side of the Hermosa […]

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NBC Sportscaster Michele Tafoya dives into new role at Rio de Janeiro Olympics

NBC Sportscaster Michele Tafoya dives into new role at Rio de Janeiro Olympics

by Sean McDonald In her senior year at Mira Costa High School (class of ‘83) Michele Tafoya was torn between  attending Stanford and UC Berkeley. Her mother and father had attended Cal and her older sister  Meg was a senior at Cal. But like many 17 ­year­ olds, Tafoya wanted to buck the trend. She […]

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Junior cyclists help bridge gap at Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

Junior cyclists help bridge gap at Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

by Randy Angel The 55-year-old Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix is the nation’s second-oldest, one-day bicycle race for elite cyclists. Over the years the races have also included popular kids races. Missing, however, has been a race for teenagers. That has changed this year. New to the MBGP, which takes place Sunday, will be a […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Beach tennis, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Beach tennis, volleyball and more

Volleyball: 2014 National and 2015 California Coach of the Year Tommy Chaffins will be having volleyball clinics the first three weeks in August for 2nd thru 8th grade boys and girls. Clinics are at Redondo Union High School in the evening. For more information go to tommychaffinsvballclinics.com or email tomchaffins @yahoo.com.   Beach Tennis: Coinciding with the […]

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Backhanded compliment

Backhanded compliment

A strict fitness regimen and strong backhand have helped Peninsula High’s Connor Hance become one of the top junior players in the country   by Randy Angel Facing match point against the top seed, up-and-coming tennis player Connor Hance was trying his best to dig himself out of a hole. The 14-year-old had dropped the […]

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Abbey was dean of beach cities tennis pros

Abbey was dean of beach cities tennis pros

H.J. “Jeff” Abbey taught tennis in the beach cities for more than six decades and had the distinction of being the 10th member to be accepted into the United States Professional Tennis Assn.

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