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Reverse direction gives cyclists a new challenge at Chevron MB Grand Prix

Reverse direction gives cyclists a new challenge at Chevron MB Grand Prix

by Randy Angel The 56th Annual Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix returns on Sunday, July 30 but with a new twist. The 1.3-mile course on Valley Drive and Ardmore Avenue, which starts and finishes at Live Oak Park, will be raced counter-clockwise instead of the usual clockwise direction. “Over the last few years, many riders […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, sailing, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, sailing, volleyball and more

Beach Volleyball: For the second time in three years, Elite Beach Volleyball won the team title at the Beach Volleyball Club of America (BVA) National Championships held July 10-13 in Hermosa Beach. Elite amassed 230 points as South Bay took the top three spots with MB Sand (180) finishing second and Endless Summer Volleyball Club (ESVC) […]

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Fans flock to watch local players win at AVP Hermosa Beach Open

Fans flock to watch local players win at AVP Hermosa Beach Open

by Randy Angel Whether it was inside the stadium or surrounding an outside court, fans converged on the sand last weekend to support their favorite players competing in the first AVP Hermosa Beach Open in seven years. Adding to the excitement for the estimated 48,000 fans attending the event was the rule change adopted this […]

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Beach sports – 24th Village Runner 4th of July 5K run/walk

Beach sports – 24th Village Runner 4th of July 5K run/walk

More than 2,000 runners kicked off their Independence Day

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Local players to flood courts as AVP tour returns to Hermosa

Local players to flood courts as AVP tour returns to Hermosa

by Randy Angel With the Olympic Games three years away, there have been many changes on the beach volleyball circuit this year as players seek the right partner that will help qualify them for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Major shake ups have occurred on the women’s side, including 2016 bronze medalists Kerri Walsh […]

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Quiksilver boys 15 team wins gold at USAV National Championships

Quiksilver boys 15 team wins gold at USAV National Championships

By Randy Angel In a battle between South Bay clubs in the 15-year-old Open Division, Quiksilver defeated Team Rockstar to win the gold medal at the USAV Boys Junior National Championships in Columbus, Ohio July 5. Quiksilver, a Redondo Beach-based team coached by Redondo Union High School boy volleyball head coach Chris Austin and assistants […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, cycling, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, cycling, volleyball and more

Beach Volleyball: The California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA) will be holding tournaments in Manhattan Beach including Men’s B and Women’s AA, A competition on Saturday, July 22 followed by Men’s A and Men’s and Women’s Open tournaments on Sunday, July 23. Visit cbva.com for more information. The 19th annual BarryBob 4-person tournament takes place Saturday, […]

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Former prep track stars to represent USA at Thorpe Cup

Former prep track stars to represent USA at Thorpe Cup

By Randy Angel The best all-around athletes are considered to be the track and field stars winning combined event competitions. For men, it is the decathlon and on the women’s side, the heptathlon. Beginning with Jim Thorpe, who won the first decathlon at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, gold medalists have become household names throughout […]

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Redondo’s Tripp captures Hermosa Beach Triathlon title

Redondo’s Tripp captures Hermosa Beach Triathlon title

By Randy Angel When Mark Tripp crossed the finish line at the Day at the Beach Triathlon in Hermosa Beach Sunday morning, the Redondo Beach resident did not receive the applause he deserved. With participants competing in waves (groups) determined by age, it was not known until the final results were posted that the 37-year-old […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Cycling, sailing, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports:  Cycling, sailing, volleyball and more

Cycling: The 56th Annual Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix returns on Sunday, July 30 but with a new twist as the 1.3-mile course that starts and finishes at Live Park Park will be raced counter-clockwise instead of the usual clockwise direction. The eight-race event begins at 7 a.m. and includes a total cash purse of […]

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Couple races to Village Runner 4th of July 5K championships

Couple races to Village Runner 4th of July 5K championships

By Randy Angel Catching his breath after winning his second consecutive Village Runner 4th of July 5K championship, Juan Paredes turned around to look for his girlfriend, Valerie Sanchez, to cross the finish line. Paredes only had to wait two minutes before the couple from East Los Angeles realized they had won the men’s and […]

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Adult, youth volleyball players look for gold in local beach tournaments this summer

Adult, youth volleyball players look for gold in local beach tournaments this summer

by Randy Angel As summer temperatures rise, so does the level of competition on local sand courts. Numerous beach volleyball tournaments are scheduled throughout July. Youth players from across the country will come to Hermosa Beach Monday through Thursday, July 10-13 when the Beach Volleyball Clubs of America (BVCA) National Championships take place north of […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, football, triathlon, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, football, triathlon, volleyball and more

Fitness: Allegiate Gym is holding an eight-week strength and conditioning program for high school athletes. The program is $499 and consists of two 90-minute sessions per week held June 26 to Aug. 21 at 1421 Aviation Blvd., Redondo Beach. For more information call 760-413-9407 or visit allegiategym.com. Lifeguards: The new Junior Guard Ocean Clinic provides […]

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Manhattan Beach’s Villapando places second at Queen of the Beach Invitational

Manhattan Beach’s Villapando places second at Queen of the Beach Invitational

  by Randy Angel One week following the festivities of graduating from Mira Costa High School, Sunny Villapando continued to celebrate when she kicked off the summer with a second-place finish in the high school division of the Queen of the Beach Invitational beach volleyball tournament Sunday in Hermosa Beach. “Finishing second was an incredible […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, triathlon, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, triathlon, volleyball and more

Fitness: Allegiate Gym will be holding an eight-week strength and conditioning program for high school athletes. The program is $499 and consists of two 90-minute sessions per week held June 26 to Aug. 21 at 1421 Aviation Blvd., Redondo Beach. For more information call 760-413-9407 or visit allegiategym.com. Lifeguards: The new Junior Guard Ocean Clinic […]

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