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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…Read More→

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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…Read More→

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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…Read More→

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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…Read More→

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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…Read More→

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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…Read More→

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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…Read More→

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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…Read More→

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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)…Read More→

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PV, Redondo girls begin softball playoffs with home games

PV, Redondo girls begin softball playoffs with home games

By Randy Angel Redondo’s softball team enters the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 playoffs as the Bay League’s No. 1 team hosting St. Joseph/Lakewood in the opening round today. All games with the exception of the finals are slated to begin at 3:15 p.m. Redondo (18-9) shared the Bay League title with Palos Verdes and finished…Read More→

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Cassidy Olson to step down as Mira Costa head baseball coach

Cassidy Olson to step down as Mira Costa head baseball coach

By Randy Angel Olson said a busy schedule and his desire to spend more time with his family as determining factors. “The decision was all mine,” Olson said. “I won’t be leaving baseball but will become a Little League coach. My oldest son, Marco, is 4-1/2 years old and playing tee ball now and I…Read More→

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Redondo claims Bay League baseball championship outright

Redondo claims Bay League baseball championship outright

by Randy Angel Redondo left no doubt who the top team in the Bay League is this season after sharing the Bay League championship with Mira Costa last year, but the Sea Hawk’s celebration was held to a minimum. Redondo refused to give Mira Costa another opportunity for late-season heroics capturing the title outright Tuesday…Read More→

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Redondo track and field heads into CIF meets on high note

Redondo track and field heads into CIF meets on high note

By Randy Angel Redondo’s track and field program is running on all cylinders as it begins its journey for CIF and State championships on Saturday after an impressive performance at the Bay League Finals last Friday. Redondo’s boys captured their second straight Bay League team title with a 75-61 victory over Mira Costa before claiming…Read More→

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Costa gains top seed in CIF-SS boys volleyball playoffs

Costa gains top seed in CIF-SS boys volleyball playoffs

By Randy Angel In a strange twist of fate, Bay League boys volleyball champion Mira Costa begins the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 playoff as the top seeded team. Although Mira Costa finished the regular season last Thursday with a loss, the Mustang’s performance in a 21-15, 25-21, 25-22, 19-25, 17-15 loss to No. 1 Huntington…Read More→

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Mira Costa-Redondo series to decide league baseball title

Mira Costa-Redondo series to decide league baseball title

by Randy Angel In the words of New York Yankee great Yogi Berra, the final week of the Bay League baseball season is “Deja vu all over again.” Like last year, the league title will be determined with the Mira Costa-Redondo rivalry series that begins at Mira Costa next Tuesday followed by the regular-season finale…Read More→

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