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Beach Cities Sports: Triathlon, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Triathlon, volleyball and more

Running:  The 31st Annual Jet to Jetty 5K/10K Run/Walk benefiting Airport Marina Counseling Service (AMCS) will be held at Dockweiler State Beach beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. Entry fee for the 5K and 10K is $35 and includes parking at Dockweiler. The Kid’s Fun Run fee is $15. Early registration and packet pickup […]

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Brazil tops USA for volleyball gold at Long Beach Grand Slam

by Randy Angel Less than a year before the 2016 Olympic Games, the US Beach Volleyball team was left with more questions than answers after competition concluded Sunday at the Long Beach Grand Slam. Featuring many of the world’s top players, the Federation Internationale de Beach Volleyball (FIVB) Olympic qualifying event that was part of […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Running, triathlon, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Running, triathlon, volleyball and more

Beach Volleyball:  The CBVA/ROX Youth Tour will hold the last of 10 stops on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22-23 in Hermosa Beach. The event features boys and girls 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U divisions. Cost is $45 per team. The season culminates with the Cal Cup Youth Championships in Manhattan Beach on Saturday, Aug. 29. […]

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Dalhausser, Ross repeat as Manhattan Beach Open champions

Dalhausser, Ross repeat as Manhattan Beach Open champions

by Randy Angel Despite playing with different partners, Phil Dalhausser and April Ross successfully defended their titles Sunday sweeping championship matches to win the 56th AVP Manhattan Beach Open presented by Acer. Dalhausser won the 2014 Manhattan Beach Open with Sean Rosenthal but after the duo split last month, Dalhausser renewed his partnership with Nick […]

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Qualifier tourney, plaque ceremony kick off AVP Manhattan Beach Open

Qualifier tourney, plaque ceremony kick off AVP Manhattan Beach Open

by Randy Angel The most prestigious domestic beach volleyball tournament the AVP Manhattan Beach Open presented by Acer – kicked off Thursday with qualifying rounds and ceremony where the 2014 male and female winners were presented bronze plaques that will be added to the Walk of Fame on the pier. Honored were Manhattan Beach’s Kerri […]

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Beach volleyball stars to shine at AVP Manhattan Beach Open

Beach volleyball stars to shine at AVP Manhattan Beach Open

by Randy Angel The most prestigious beach volleyball tournament in the United States continues its tradition this week when the AVP Manhattan Beach Open, presented by Acer, includes four days of festivities including featuring matches showcasing the next generation of stars, current top players and legends of the past. Action at the 56th Manhattan Beach […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Beach tennis, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Beach tennis, volleyball and more

Beach Volleyball: AVPFirst, a new youth development program, will be holding events alongside the Manhattan Beach Open. The Manhattan Beach Junior Invitational will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 11-12 at the Manhattan Beach Pier. A clinic for boys and girls will be held Saturday, Aug. 15 from 5:30-8 p.m. For more information, visit AVPFirst.com. […]

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Canadian women stun top seeded team at NVL West Coast Championships

Canadian women stun top seeded team at NVL West Coast Championships

by Randy Angel Seasoned professional beach volleyball players Priscilla Piantadosi-Lima and Kristen Batt-Rohr were shocked Sunday when the top-seeded team lost twice to a pair of 18-year-old Canadians at the National Volleyball League West Coast Championships held in Hermosa Beach. It was quite a weekend for twin sisters Megan and Nicole McNamara, of Delta, British […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Football, beach volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Football, beach volleyball and more

Beach Volleyball: Olympic silver medalist Mike Dodd will be holding a beach volleyball camp for boys and girls ages 8-17. Held at Rosecrans Ave. in Manhattan Beach, the camp runs Monday through Thursday from 2:30 – 5 p.m. beginning Aug. 10. Cost is $220 or $60/day. For more information and to register, visit doddvolleyballschool.com.   […]

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Lifeguards to compete for coveted Wieland Shield at 54th International Surf Festival

Lifeguards to compete for coveted Wieland Shield at 54th International Surf Festival

by Randy Angel Many of the world’s best lifeguards will display their athletic and lifesavings skills at the Hermosa Beach Pier this weekend when teams from California and Australia compete for the coveted Wieland Shield as part of the 54th International Surf Festival. The 24th edition of the biannual lifeguard competition pits defending champion Victorian […]

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National Volleyball League holds West Coast Championships in Hermosa Beach

National Volleyball League holds West Coast Championships in Hermosa Beach

by Randy Angel Professional beach volleyball players will be competing for a prize purse of $75,000 when the National Volleyball League holds the West Coast Championships Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 6-8 on the north side of the Hermosa Beach Pier. The tournament includes a 16-team draw per gender and will feature Southern California professional players […]

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Local teams win back-to-back AAU Junior Olympic beach volleyball titles

Local teams win back-to-back AAU Junior Olympic beach volleyball titles

by Randy Angel Young South Bay beach volleyball players had impressive performances in Hermosa Beach last weekend at the AAU West Coast Junior Olympics, highlighted by local teams defending their gold-medal status. After winning the Boys 16-and-under championship last year as 14-year-olds, the five-year partnership of Manhattan Beach’s Luke Grafton and Dane Johnson remained golden […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, golf, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, golf, volleyball and more

Golf: Andrea Lee, of Hermosa Beach, was named Golfweek’s Junior Girls Player of the Week after winning an individual silver medal at the Pan American Games. Lee shot a 7-under-72 finishing two shots behind gold medalist Mariajo Uribe, an LPGA golfer from Colombia, while helping the United States win the silver medal in team competition. […]

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Locals enjoy medal-winning performances at USA Volleyball Beach Championships

Locals enjoy medal-winning performances at USA Volleyball Beach Championships

by Randy Angel Going into the USA Volleyball High Performance Beach Championships, Abril Bustamante was set to leave her mark in the elite beach volleyball tournament by capturing gold in the Girls U19 Division. Plans changed, however, a day before competition featuring teams from the U.S., Canada and Australia began on Thursday, July 16, in […]

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Rains fails to dampen Smackfest spirit

Rains fails to dampen Smackfest spirit

by Randy Angel Rain, thunder and lightning did not deter thousands of players and spectators who flocked to Hermosa Beach Saturday for the 22nd Annual Smackfest 4-man beach tournament. “Smackfest was once again a huge success,” Director Bill Sigler said. “Creative costumes, an amazing venue and great people really capture the Southern California lifestyle. For […]

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