Randy Angel

Solberg edges teammate to repeat as top female lifeguard

Solberg edges teammate to repeat as top female lifeguard

by Randy Angel Going for a second straight women’s title at the United States Lifesaving Association National Lifeguard Championships, Jenna Solberg realized she had a bulls eye on her back. She also knew the competitor with the best chance to hit the mark was her LA County Surf Lifesaving Association teammate Kelsey Cummings. After three […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Fitness, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Fitness, volleyball and more

Beach Volleyball: The California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA) is accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Email nominees, including a short bio for each one, to info@cbva.com by Sunday, Aug. 20.. The CBVA holds numerous tournaments on Saturday, Aug. 26. The popular Mike Cook Mixed takes places at Marine Street and includes […]

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MB Open celebrates 58 years of beach volleyball, increases field

MB Open celebrates 58 years of beach volleyball, increases field

by Randy Angel Beginning as an amateur event in 1960, the Manhattan Beach Open has grown to become one of the most prestigious tournament in the sport. It is often called the “Granddaddy,” the “Super Bowl” or  the “Wimbledon” of Beach Volleyball. This year’s competition, presented by Acer, features an increased Main Draw of 32 […]

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Their Endless Summer: Hermosa Beach-based Endless Summer Volleyball Club allows girls to train and compete year round while showcasing their talents to college coaches

Their Endless Summer: Hermosa Beach-based Endless Summer Volleyball Club allows girls to train and compete year round while showcasing their talents to college coaches

by Randy Angel When recent Mira Costa High School graduate Presley Forbes began playing for an indoor volleyball club in 2010, she didn’t foresee it becoming a life changing decision. With her father, James, gravely ill, her mother Daron had stepped up to pave the way for Presley to receive an athletic scholarship from the […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Beach tennis, rugby, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Beach tennis, rugby, volleyball and more

  Rugby: The Los Angeles Royals Touch Rugby Club and Mira Costa Rugby invites kids ages 6-17 to learn the basics of international touch at a free clinic from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 at Waller Stadium on the campus of Mira Costa High School. Beach Tennis: The Beach Tennis Association (BTA) […]

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Bullock repeats as Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim champion

Bullock repeats as Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim champion

By Randy Angel In another showdown between rivals Ryan Bullock and Kevin Fink, Bullock won his second straight title of the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim, with time to spare. Bullock, of Torrance, improved his 2016 winning time by two seconds, crossing the finish line at 41 minutes, 16 seconds beating fellow lifeguard Kevin Fink, of […]

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Junior 6-man beach volleyball tourney keeps tradition alive

Junior 6-man beach volleyball tourney keeps tradition alive

by Randy Angel The next generation of the long-running Saikley 6-Man beach volleyball tournament hit the sand courts in Manhattan Beach for the Junior version of the event on Sunday. Now in its third year, the Junior 6-Man featured 15, theme-oriented teams highlighted by the Flamingos, who captured the 12U coed championship, defeating the Super […]

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LA County-Southern lifeguards retain Taplin Medley title

LA County-Southern lifeguards retain Taplin Medley title

By Randy Angel Entering Saturday night’s competition for the Judge Irving Taplin Medley Relay at Hermosa Beach, dory boat rower Tom Seth was apprehensive about his LA County-Southern team’s chances of capturing its fourth straight championship. “We didn’t look as good on paper as in recent years, which really fired up the LA Central team,” […]

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Beach volleyball players move up in CBVA rankings

By Randy Angel Former Palos Verdes High School and Stanford standout Cole Fiers teamed with Colton Cowell of Kula, Hawaii to win the CBVA $1,500 Michelob Ultra Men’s Open championship Sunday in Hermosa Beach. China’s Shu Hui Wen and Xia Xin Yi captured the Women’s Open crown defeating Manhattan Beach’s Corinne Quiggle and Madalyn Roh. […]

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Court rules annual Dick Fitzgerald 2-Mile beach race

Court rules annual Dick Fitzgerald 2-Mile beach race

By Randy Angel After placing third in the Bay League cross country finals and helping Mira Costa High School to a strong boys track and field season as a junior, Xavier Court continued to help the Mustang cross country program Saturday morning winning his second Dick Fitzgerald 2-Mile Run title in the last three years. […]

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Thousands to enjoy 56th year of Surf Festival competition

Thousands to enjoy 56th year of Surf Festival competition

By Randy Angel Moving from mid-week back to Friday and Saturday, the popular Charlie Saikley 6-man beach volleyball tournament in Manhattan Beach will be one of the most popular events at the 56th year of the International Surf Festival. More than 50,000 spectators are expected to watch costume-themed teams vie for the title while celebrating […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, beach tennis, rugby and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, beach tennis, rugby and more

Baseball: Redondo Beach’s Julien Cojulun, a 12-year-old honor student at Parras Middle School with dual-citizenship, was selected to play for the National French 12U team that placed second to Italy at the European Championships on July 22. A member of the Sea Hawk Elite Baseball club who plays pitcher, shortstop second base and third base, […]

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Williams breaks away for Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix title

Williams breaks away for Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix title

by Randy Angel A $21,500 purse was offered at the 56th Annual Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix, held Sunday on a newly designed, reversed course along Valley/Ardmore drives, in front of Live Oak Park. The Grand Prix also attracted 100 kids from throughout Southern California. They competed in four-wheel, three-wheel and two-wheel races. Cory Williams, […]

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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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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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