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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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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, golf, rugby, running and more

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, golf, rugby, running and more

Football: Some of the top football players and teams will compete in the Antonio Pierce Adidas 7v7 Tournament to be held Saturday at Redondo Union High School beginning at 12:30 p.m.  Redondo opens against Bishop Gorman, the nation’s #1 ranked team in 2015, followed by Calabasas, ( 2015 CIF Western Division Champion), Salesian and Grace…Read More→

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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, running, volleyball and more

Athletics: Manhattan Beach’s MB/X Foundation will be holding Finding the Balance: A symposium for parents and teams on May 19 at 7 p.m. at Mira Costa High School. Former Dodger great Eric Karros will be the keynote speaker. Free tickets are available at EventBrite.com. For additional information, contact jennifer@mbxfoundation.org.   Running: In a tribute to…Read More→

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Beach Cities Sports: Golf, rugby, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Golf, rugby, running, volleyball and more

Rugby:  Mira Costa’s State Champion rugby team will be hosting a game against Rangitoto College, New Zealand’s largest secondary school, on Friday, Apr. 29 at 7 p..m. in Waller Stadium. Admission is free and a raffle for two round-trip tickets to New Zealand will be held at halftime. Mira Costa is one of eight teams…Read More→

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GI Joe Charles inspires runners at Pier-to-Pier Run/Walk

GI Joe Charles inspires runners at Pier-to-Pier Run/Walk

By Randy Angel Standing at the entrance to the Hermosa Beach Pier a few feet from the statue depicting legendary surfer and lifeguard Tim Kelly, Joe Charles’ status as a local icon was also made apparent. For more than one hour Saturday morning, Charles accepted hugs and posed for photos from well wishers who spoke…Read More→

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Beach Cities Sports: Cycling, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Cycling, running, volleyball and more

Beach Tennis: The Beach Tennis Association will be hosting its Spring Fling tournament this weekend at 7th St. and The Strand in Manhattan Beach. On Saturday, Apr. 23 Men’s and Women’s  Pro Doubles and Amateur Doubles competition takes place. Mixed Doubles competition will be held Sunday, April 24. To register, visit beachtennisassociation.net.   Running: Registration…Read More→

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Beach Cities Sports: ECC Hall of Fame, cycling, running & more

Beach Cities Sports: ECC Hall of Fame, cycling, running & more

El Camino Hall of Fame: Tickets are available for the 27th Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner Ceremony to be held Thurs., May 5 at 5:30 p.m at the Ayres Hotel, 14400 Hindry Ave., Hawthorne. Inductees include Tim Buzbee (football 1971-72), Jeff Cummins (football 1988-89), Richard De Armitt (football 1947-48), John Featherstone (coaching 1985-2015), Chloe…Read More→

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Beach Cities Sports: Cycling, running. volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Cycling, running. volleyball and more

Volleyball: 2014 National Coach of the Year and 2015 California Coach of the year Tommy Chaffins will be having volleyball clinics for 2nd thru 8th grade boys and girls starting Tuesday, Apr. 12. All clinics will be held at Redondo Union High School. For more information, go to tommychaffinsvballclinics.com or email tomchaffins@yahoo.com.   El Camino…Read More→

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First-time entrants run to victory at St. Patrick’s 5K

First-time entrants run to victory at St. Patrick’s 5K

by Randy Angel Grace Zamudio’s chin dropped in amazement after the former Loyola Marymount University distance runner was told she had won $200 for being the first female to cross the finish line at the 13th annual Village Runner St. Patrick’s 5K on Sunday. “This is the first time I’ve ever won prize money at…Read More→

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Hundreds to make run for the green at St. Patrick’s 5K

Hundreds to make run for the green at St. Patrick’s 5K

by Randy Angel Village Runner makes 13 a magical number this year hosting its 13th Annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K on Sunday, Mar. 13. Held in Redondo Beach’s Riviera Village, the event is expected to draw an estimated 1,500 runners and walkers including runners from Colorado, Virginia, Arizona, Illinois, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Michigan, and Missouri….Read More→

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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, tennis, volleyball, wrestling and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, tennis, volleyball, wrestling and more

Wrestling: Mira Costa has sent two grapplers to the CIF State Championships this season. After placing third at the CIF-Southern Section Girls Wrestling Individuals, .sophomore Sasha Medvidovic qualified for the State tournament in Visalia last weekend where she finished third in the 150-pound division. In boys competition, Jean Paul Le Bosnoyani placed third at CIF…Read More→

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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, running, volleyball and more

Paddleboard: The Lanakila Classic for outriggers, surf skis, SUPs and paddleboards will take place Saturday, Feb. 20 at Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach. The event includes three races: 1,000-meter (all watercraft), 5-mile (all watercraft) and 9-mile (OC1, OC2, surfski only). Entry fee is $25 (1 race)/$30 (two races) and $5 for 1,000-meter. For more information…Read More→

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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, running, volleyball and more

Beach Volleyball: Mira Costa will be hosting its 2nd Annual High School Girls Beach Volleyball Pairs Tournament on Sunday, Feb. 28 at the Rosecrans Avenue courts in Manhattan Beach. Check-in is a 8:30 a.m. Entry fee is $40/team with a minimum of three games plus playoffs. To register, visit miracostabeach.com.   The Co-ed Volleyball on the…Read More→

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Redondo runner begins Super Sunday with 10K victory

Redondo runner begins Super Sunday with 10K victory

by Randy Angel One year ago, Stewart Harwell stood on Harbor Drive watching thousands of runners sprint from the starting line in front of Seaside Lagoon in hopes of being the first to cross the finish line in the Redondo Beach Super Bowl 10K race. Harwell fulfilled a goal Sunday morning emerging as the big…Read More→

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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, running, volleyball and more

  Baseball: Mira Costa will be holding its Ski Week Baseball Camp is for 5-13 year olds, Monday through Friday, Feb. 15-19 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Three and four-day partial camp participation is available as are sibling discounts. Junior high campers will be separated and introduced to a high school practice. Entry fee…Read More→

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