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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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Mira Costa girls open volleyball season as champions of Hawaii tournament

Mira Costa girls open volleyball season as champions of Hawaii tournament

By Randy Angel Senior setter Britt Bommer couldn’t help but recall the feeling of disappointment the last time the Mira Costa girls volleyball team traveled to Hawaii to compete in the Ann Kang Invitational tournament. The Mustangs reached the championship match in 2014 only to lose to Punahou, a perennial power from Honolulu. But Bommer […]

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Backhanded compliment

Backhanded compliment

A strict fitness regimen and strong backhand have helped Peninsula High’s Connor Hance become one of the top junior players in the country   by Randy Angel Facing match point against the top seed, up-and-coming tennis player Connor Hance was trying his best to dig himself out of a hole. The 14-year-old had dropped the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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