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Mira Costa football squad rebounds for road win at West

Mira Costa football squad rebounds for road win at West

By Randy Angel Mira Costa’s football team showed its resiliency Friday night recording a much-needed road victory against former Bay League rival West Torrance. Coming off a heartbreaking loss to El Segundo and learning they had lost their All-CIF quarterback for the season, the Mustangs dismantled the Warriors 35-7 with a strong rushing game and […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, running, volleyball and more

Beach Volleyball: Elite Beach Volleyball will be holding tryouts in Manhattan Beach for girls in grades 6-12 on Sunday, Sept. 25 at Rosecrans Ave. Tryouts run from 9-11 a.m. and cost $40. Elite is also holding clinics from 3:30-5:30 p.m.every Tuesday and Thursday through Oct. 27. One session if $60 or seven sessions for $399. […]

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Mira Costa girls volleyball has top-ten finish at Durango

Mira Costa girls volleyball has top-ten finish at Durango

By Randy Angel Heading into last weekend’s competition in Las Vegas, Mira Costa girls volleyball coach Hayley Lawson-Blanchard wasn’t sure how her team would perform after it had dropped two non-league matches. Ranked No. 5 in CIF-Southern Section Division 1, Mira Costa was coming off losses to division foes Flintridge Sacred Heart (No. 7) and […]

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Cross country teams off and running in competitive meets

Cross country teams off and running in competitive meets

By Randy Angel With the high school cross country season well underway, local teams have fared well as they size up their competition for CIF championships. Competing in CIF-Southern Section Division 1, Redondo hopes to break into the top ten after strong performances at the 36th annual Woodbridge Cross Country Classic last Saturday. Redondo’s girls […]

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Redondo rebounds to run by West in gridiron rivalry

Redondo rebounds to run by West in gridiron rivalry

By Randy Angel Entering Sea Hawk Bowl Friday evening, visiting West Torrance had revenge on its mind after dropping two games to Redondo in 2015 including a first-round contest in the CIF-Southern Section Western Division playoffs. But, on a night when Redondo honored its teachers, it was West that was taught a lesson in a […]

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Local rivalries highlight gridiron games

Local rivalries highlight gridiron games

By Randy Angel When the football teams of Mira Costa and Redondo take the field Friday, they won’t be facing each other but rivals whose campuses are closer in proximity than their own. Redondo (1-2)  looks to even its season record with a win against former Bay League adversary West Torrance (2-0) while Mira Costa […]

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Costa loses home gridiron opener after 19-point rally

Costa loses home gridiron opener after 19-point rally

By Randy Angel Mira Costa’s football team lost its home opener Friday night after La Serna’s adjustments in the second half led to a 32-28 come-from-behind victory. Mira Costa quarterback David Arredondo gave his team a 14-7 lead at halftime with a 49-yard run for a touchdown and a 58-yard touchdown pass to Casey Bonner. […]

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Reaching new heights

Reaching new heights

Mira Costa coaches keep their students grounded with an annual training camp in the Mammoth mountains   by Randy Angel Mammoth photos by Damian Court Four-time U.S. Olympic marathon runner Meb Keflezighi was preparing for his final training run before leaving for Rio de Janeiro when he was met at the Horseshoe Lake trailhead in […]

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Redondo girls volleyball re-loads for runs at Bay, CIF, State titles

Redondo girls volleyball re-loads for runs at Bay, CIF, State titles

By Randy Angel Winning back-to-back State Championships undoubtedly puts a bullseye on a team’s back, but Redondo’s girls volleyball appears up to the challenge with many new faces. “I’m really excited for the season. Each year is different and I’m looking forward to see what lineup emerges for our team,” Redondo head coach Tommy Chaffins […]

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Mira Costa, Redondo football teams involved in shutouts

Mira Costa, Redondo football teams involved in shutouts

By Randy Angel Mira Costa opened its football season on high note Friday night with a 40-0 win at Torrance while Redondo discovered the difference between being a Division 4 team and one ranked in Division 1. Mira Costa’s experience and athleticism showed on both sides of the ball against the Tartars as senior quarterback […]

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Experienced Mira Costa squad opens football season at Torrance

Experienced Mira Costa squad opens football season at Torrance

With seven returning starters on both offense and defense, Mira Costa’s football team feels it has the talent and experience to dethrone five-time Bay League champion Palos Verdes while making a serious run for a CIF championship. “There are a lot of reasons to have high hopes because we have a ton of experience and […]

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Redondo opens football season with thrilling overtime win

Redondo opens football season with thrilling overtime win

By Randy Angel Redondo’s defense came up big in the Sea Hawk’s season opener Friday night shutting out visiting Rancho Verde’s offense in the second half enabling Redondo’s offense to pull out a 28-22 victory in overtime. After Rancho Verdes scored its only points of the second half on a safety in the third quarter, […]

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Redondo boys begin defense of beach volleyball crown

Redondo boys begin defense of beach volleyball crown

By Randy Angel Although the summer is winding down, the beach volleyball season for high school boys is just beginning. The Southern Pacific Interscholastic Beach Volleyball League (IBVL) kicks off its fourth season of boys competition Saturday at Ocean Park in Santa Monica where Redondo will begins its title defense with a pair of non-division […]

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Young Redondo team opens football season at home

Young Redondo team opens football season at home

By Randy Angel Facing a demanding non-league schedule with a young but talented team, Redondo’s opens its 2016 football campaign Friday with a 7 p.m. home game against Rancho Verde. Sea Hawk head coach Matt Ballard, who has a deep junior class of athletes, had some questions answered Friday night when his squad scrimmage Loyola […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, triathlon, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, triathlon, volleyball and more

Honors: Cal Hi Sports named Mira Costa High School its Division 2 State School of the Year. The honior was the first for the Mustangs who won a state title in girls golf, captured the CIF Southern California Division 1 championship in boys volleyball and their baseball team won the state championship in the prestigious […]

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