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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Young beach volleyball players earn AAU District medals

Young beach volleyball players earn AAU District medals

by Randy Angel Six local beach volleyball players took home gold medals after winning their age divisions at the AAU Southern Pacific District Championships held June 5 in Hermosa Beach. The first-place finishes automatically qualify the athletes for the West Coast Junior Olympic Games to be held July 20-23 in Hermosa Beach. In girls competition, […]

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Kerri Walsh Jennings Training in Manhattan Beach (Video)

Kerri Walsh Jennings Training in Manhattan Beach (Video)

Kerri Walsh Jennings and her partner April Ross recently qualified for the Summer Rio Olympics.  The U.S. will officially name its Olympic beach volleyball teams following the June 13 deadline, and will send two pairs per gender to Rio this summer. Civic Couch recently caught up with the Manhattan Beach resident training on the beach […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, triathlon, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, triathlon, volleyball and more

Beach Volleyball: The Amateur Athletic Union  (AAU) will be holding the Southern Pacific District Championships on Sunday, June 5 in Hermosa Beach. Competition includes Boys 12U, 14U and Girls 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U divisions. Cost is $65 per team. For more information, visit aaubeach.org.   Triathlon: Registration is open for the 12th annual […]

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Costa girls win fourth straight beach volleyball championship

Costa girls win fourth straight beach volleyball championship

By Randy Angel Facing its toughest competition of the season, Mira Costa’s girls beach volleyball team continued its dominance, fighting back to defeat Laguna Beach to claim its fourth consecutive Southern Pacific Interscholastic Beach Volleyball League championship Saturday at Santa Monica’s Ocean Park Top-seeded Mira Costa (14-0) remained unbeaten since 2012 but it didn’t come […]

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Mira Costa girls dominate at beach volleyball tournaments

Mira Costa girls dominate at beach volleyball tournaments

By Randy Angel While most high school seniors are counting the days until they receive their diplomas. Mira Costa volleyball standout Emma Smith is focusing on finishing her prep career as a champion. The University of Hawaii-bound indoor and beach volleyball star is well on her way after winning the Interscholastic Beach Volleyball League (IBVL) […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, football, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, football, volleyball and more

Baseball: Beach City Baseball Academy (BCBA) is accepting applications for its “Trosky Sixth Tool” $5,000 scholarship. Deadline is May 31. Applicants must reside within 10 miles of Beach City Baseball Academy’s facility in El Segundo and be a graduating 2016 high school senior. Final award is contingent upon applicant’s acceptance and attendance at an accredited […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, golf, rugby, running and more

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, golf, rugby, running and more

Football: Some of the top football players and teams will compete in the Antonio Pierce Adidas 7v7 Tournament to be held Saturday at Redondo Union High School beginning at 12:30 p.m.  Redondo opens against Bishop Gorman, the nation’s #1 ranked team in 2015, followed by Calabasas, ( 2015 CIF Western Division Champion), Salesian and Grace […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, running, volleyball and more

Athletics: Manhattan Beach’s MB/X Foundation will be holding Finding the Balance: A symposium for parents and teams on May 19 at 7 p.m. at Mira Costa High School. Former Dodger great Eric Karros will be the keynote speaker. Free tickets are available at EventBrite.com. For additional information, contact jennifer@mbxfoundation.org.   Running: In a tribute to […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Golf, rugby, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Golf, rugby, running, volleyball and more

Rugby:  Mira Costa’s State Champion rugby team will be hosting a game against Rangitoto College, New Zealand’s largest secondary school, on Friday, Apr. 29 at 7 p..m. in Waller Stadium. Admission is free and a raffle for two round-trip tickets to New Zealand will be held at halftime. Mira Costa is one of eight teams […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Cycling, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Cycling, running, volleyball and more

Beach Tennis: The Beach Tennis Association will be hosting its Spring Fling tournament this weekend at 7th St. and The Strand in Manhattan Beach. On Saturday, Apr. 23 Men’s and Women’s  Pro Doubles and Amateur Doubles competition takes place. Mixed Doubles competition will be held Sunday, April 24. To register, visit beachtennisassociation.net.   Running: Registration […]

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Beach Cities Sports: ECC Hall of Fame, cycling, running & more

Beach Cities Sports: ECC Hall of Fame, cycling, running & more

El Camino Hall of Fame: Tickets are available for the 27th Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner Ceremony to be held Thurs., May 5 at 5:30 p.m at the Ayres Hotel, 14400 Hindry Ave., Hawthorne. Inductees include Tim Buzbee (football 1971-72), Jeff Cummins (football 1988-89), Richard De Armitt (football 1947-48), John Featherstone (coaching 1985-2015), Chloe […]

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