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

 Randy Angel

Mima Mirkovich crowned Queen of the Beach in Hermosa

Mima Mirkovich crowned Queen of the Beach in Hermosa

By Randy Angel Playing in an unfamiliar format, many of the top high school players learned valuable lessons as every win – and point – was critical during competition at the Queen of the Beach Invitational held last weekend in Hermosa Beach. As part of the USAV Junior Tour, the high school division began with […]

 Randy Angel

Big Fat Diver

Big Fat Diver

  In the wake of a family tragedy, Alex Mackey became a collegiate athlete at the age of 43    by Randy Angel In 2012, Alex Mackey was attending his two sons’ summer swim class at El Camino College when he struck up a conversation with instructor Corey Stanbury, who also coaches El Camino’s dive […]

 Eddie Solt

LIFE LESSONS: Local Little League coach believes in a bigger picture

LIFE LESSONS: Local Little League coach  believes in a bigger picture

by Ed Solt All photos by Rick Parker Donning white baseball pants and cleats, a traditional look for Little League coaches, which departs from the thankfully discontinued ultra-short, form-fitting, bike-brand era of “coaches shorts,” Shawn O’Brien brings an old school philosophy of working hard to achieve a goal. In his first year as coach for […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Football, running volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports:  Football, running volleyball and more

Football: The Redondo Beach Youth Football and Cheer Pop Warner will hold one final walk-up registration on Friday, June 24 for football players in the PeeWee, JV and Varsity divisions. Signups will be held at Perry Park,  2301 Grant Ave in Redondo Beach, from 6-8 p.m. All payments and paperwork must be turned in then. […]

 Randy Angel

Future beach volleyball Olympic hopefuls come to Hermosa

Future beach volleyball Olympic hopefuls come to Hermosa

by Randy Angel Pursuing dreams of someday reaching the Olympic podium, many of the top high school and college beach volleyball players will showcase their talents this weekend in Hermosa Beach. Hosted by Olympic gold medalist Eric Fonoimoana, the inaugural Queen of the Beach will be held Friday through Sunday adjacent to the Hermosa Beach […]

 Randy Angel

Local high school athletes honored by CIF-Southern Section

Local high school athletes honored by CIF-Southern Section

By Randy Angel Led by Player of the Year Sean Reynolds, Redondo’s back-to-back CIF-Southern Section Division 3 championship team topped the list of South Bay high school honorees for the spring season. Whether on the mound or at the plate, the 6-foot-8 Reynolds played a key role for the Sea Hawks (31-2) who were ranked […]

 Randy Angel

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

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

Beach Volleyball: The CBVA will be hosting tournaments at the Manhattan Beach Pier beginning Saturday, June 18 with a Women’s Open and Men’s AA and B divisions. On Saturday, June 25 Men’s AA, B, Women’s AA and A competitions will be held. For more information, visit cbva.com.   The AAU will be holding its Marine […]

 Randy Angel

Irvine athletes excel in Redondo Beach Triathlon competition

Irvine athletes excel in Redondo Beach Triathlon competition

by Randy Angel The growth of the Redondo Beach Triathlon was evident Sunday when the 12th annual event drew age division winners from throughout the state, Arizona and Canada highlighted by a pair of Irvine athletes from different generations taking the top two spots. After finishing third in 2015, Michael Collins, 50, won the event […]

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