Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, swimming, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, swimming, volleyball and more

Baseball: Redondo Union High School outfielder Xavier Cojulun, who will be entering his senior year in the fall, made the French National U18 baseball team and will play in the European Championships in Spain with the top two teams playing in the World Series Qualifier.   Volleyball: Surfside Volleyball Club will be holding a camp […]

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Day, Hochevar win first Manhattan Beach Open championships

Day, Hochevar win first Manhattan Beach Open championships

By Randy Angel A reunion of former teammates helped ease the pain of not qualifying for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games when Emily Day and Brittany Hochevar won their first AVP Manhattan Beach Open title Sunday in dramatic fashion. Seeded sixth, Day and Hochevar upset top seeds Lane Carico and Summer Ross 21-16, 19-21, […]

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Locals shine at USAV High Performance Championships

Locals shine at USAV High Performance Championships

By Randy Angel Five days of elite beach volleyball competition began and ended with local players winning championships at the USAV high Performance National Championships held in Hermosa Beach. The first titles were determined on Thursday when Manhattan Beach’s Kelly Belardi and partner Mari Wright (Westlake Village) won the Girl’s U13 championship with a 21-17, […]

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Net gain

Net gain

Mira Costa High School junior Piper Monk-Heidrich focuses on beach volleyball and a future at UCLA   by Randy Angel Racing down the slopes on her snowboard, 10-year-old Piper Monk-Heidrich was doing her best to keep up with her older sister Indigo, an Olympic hopeful  training for a berth on the U.S. Snowboarding 2014 Winter […]

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The Road to Rio

The Road to Rio

Six of the eight U.S. Olympians hope to head to Rio on a high note by winning the prestigious AVP Manhattan Beach Open.   By Randy Angel Standing at the service line on a sand volleyball court in Manhattan Beach, the scrawny 16-year-old looked around in awe as he noticed many of the greats of […]

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Beach volleyball parity is displayed at AAU Girls Junior National Championships

Beach volleyball parity is displayed at AAU Girls Junior National Championships

By Randy Angel If one thing was evident last week at the AAU Girls Junior National Championships it was that beach volleyball is sport that in no longer dominated by athletes on the West Coast. More than 320 teams from 25 states and three countries hit the sands of Hermosa Beach for the tournament that […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Football, soccer, swimming, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Football, soccer, swimming, volleyball and more

Football: A Football Tackling Clinic will be held Sunday, July 17 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Waller Stadium on the campus of Mira Costa High School. Fee is $30 ($35 at the door) and includes lunch and admission to rugby game featuring top U.S. high school players and the British International team. Sign […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, soccer, swimming, volleyball, tennis and more

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, soccer, swimming, volleyball, tennis and more

Track and Field: In her third international competition representing Team USA, Allison Reaser, a 2010 El Segundo High School Alum, won the silver medal at the Pan American Combined Events Cup in the Heptathlon held in Ottawa, Canada June 17-18. The 23-year-old holds the No. 8 Heptathlon mark in the US and in scheduled to […]

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Local girls seek volleyball gold at Hermosa Beach

Local girls seek volleyball gold at Hermosa Beach

By Randy Angel The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) returns to Hermosa Beach this week hosting the first of two of the largest youth beach volleyball tournaments in nation when the Girls Junior National Championships are held Wednesday through Saturday, July 6-9. Featuring more than 320 teams from 25 states and three countries, the National Championships […]

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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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