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

Humble hurler

Humble hurler

All-CIF Redondo softball pitcher Kat Ung has seen her hard work pay off with a trip to the CIF-SS Division 3 championship game.   by Randy Angel She has been the ace of the Redondo softball pitching staff for four seasons. Yet despite her many accomplishments, Kat Ung is quick to deflect attention away from […]

 Randy Angel

Redondo captures back-to-back baseball championships

Redondo captures back-to-back baseball championships

By Randy Angel It was virtually impossible not to notice 6-foot-8 Sean Reynolds throw his glove toward the sky and jump high in the air. The Redondo pitcher had just completed a turnaround season leading the Sea Hawks to back-to-back CIF-Southern Section Division 3 championships Saturday at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino. Top-seeded Redondo […]

 Randy Angel

Crazy finish ends Redondo’s bid for CIF Division 3 softball title

Crazy finish ends Redondo’s bid for CIF Division 3 softball title

By Randy Angel Redondo’s best softball season in more than two decades finished in dramatic fashion Friday but not the way the Sea Hawks had hoped for. Trailing top-seeded Grand Terrace 5-1 in the seventh inning, Redondo’s rally was unexpectedly cut short giving the Titans a 5-2 victory in the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 championship […]

 Randy Angel

Sea Hawks return to CIF Division 3 baseball championship game

Sea Hawks return to CIF Division 3 baseball championship game

By Randy Angel Clutch hitting and strong pitching has led Redondo’s baseball team back to the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 championship game where the top-seeded Sea Hawks will face Woodbridge in a 1 p.m. contest Saturday at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino. Redondo (30-2) will seek its second consecutive CIF title against a Woodbridge […]

 Randy Angel

Local track and field athletes in right state of mind

By Randy Angel Coming off two impressive first-place finishes, Palos Verdes runner Morgan Irish has her eyes set on a podium finish when she a teammate Robert Franklin represent the Sea Kings at the CIF State Track and Field Championships held Friday and Saturday at Buchanan High School in Clovis Irish set a personal best […]

 Randy Angel

Redondo to play for first CIF softball title in over two decades

Redondo to play for first CIF softball title in over two decades

By Randy Angel Tossing her third shutout in four playoff games, Redondo southpaw Kat Ung is one win away from capping off an impressive four-year varsity career with an elusive CIF softball title. Yet Ung, who will likely be an All-CIF selection for a third straight year, is quick to pass any kudos off to […]

 Randy Angel

A striking success

A striking success

After a disappointing junior season, Steffi Best has enjoyed a record-setting season for Palos Verdes High School’s softball program   By Randy Angel Standing in the middle of the circle on the infield of Mira Costa’s softball field, Palos Verdes pitcher Steffi Best knew all eyes were on her. It had only been three games […]

 Randy Angel

Redondo softball team reaches semifinals in dramatic fashion

Redondo softball team reaches semifinals in dramatic fashion

By Randy Angel Going into her team’s quarterfinal game, Redondo softball coach Jennifer Dessert knew her girls would have to improve their run production if they had any hopes of upsetting third-seeded Gahr on the road in the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 playoffs. Redondo had scored only three runs in their first two victories while […]

 Randy Angel

Top-seeded Redondo advances in CIF-SS Division 3 baseball playoffs

Top-seeded Redondo advances in CIF-SS Division 3 baseball playoffs

By Randy Angel Top-seeded Redondo remains on course for back-to-back CIF-Southern Section Division 3 championships after two impressive wins to open the postseason. The Sea Hawks took advantage of multi-hit games by five players for an 8-1 victory over La Salle at Arcadia County Park. Catcher Marco Valenzuela led the offensive barrage for Redondo going […]

 Randy Angel

Redondo advances in CIF-SS Division 3 softball quarterfinals

Redondo advances in CIF-SS Division 3 softball quarterfinals

By Randy Angel Relying on strong pitching, Redondo’s softball team began the postseason with two close victories in reaching the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 quarterfinals where the Sea Hawks will travel to take on third-seeded Gahr in a 3:15 p.m. game on Thursday.. Senior ace Kat Ung hurled her second consecutive shutout Tuesday allowing only […]

 Randy Angel

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 […]

 Randy Angel

Palos Verdes’ Jacquelyn Smith helps team set the fastest time in the nation in the 4×800 rela

Palos Verdes’ Jacquelyn Smith helps team set the fastest time in the nation in the 4×800 rela

by Randy Angel Growing up in Palos Verdes Estates, Jacquelyn Smith came to appreciate the some of the most spectacular cliffs, beaches and seascapes that Southern California has to offer. She also took advantage of the hills on the Peninsula to become one of the top distance runners in the state. Last fall, Smith led […]

 Randy Angel

Mustang ace delivers

Mustang ace delivers

Pepperdine-bound senior pitcher Trevor Franklin continues to dominate following record-breaking season   By Randy Angel Toeing the rubber on the mound at Mater Dei High School, Trevor Franklin knew his job was not an easy one. The Mira Costa pitcher had been in pressure-filled situations before, but nothing quite like this. With an opposing runner […]

 Randy Angel

Redondo begins defense of CIF baseball title as top-seeded team

Redondo begins defense of CIF baseball title as top-seeded team

By Randy Angel Redondo’s dream of an undefeated Bay League season failed to materialize, but the Sea Hawks have a larger goal in their sights as they look for back-to-back CIF-Southern Section Division 3 titles. In the regular season finale last Thursday, Mira Costa handed Redondo only its second loss of the season with a […]

1 2 3 54