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Mira Costa’s wrestling program reloads in preparation to defend CIF title

Mira Costa’s wrestling program reloads in preparation to defend CIF title

By Randy Angel With its sights set on winning its third CIF title in four years, Mira Costa’s boys wrestling team is off to an impressive start this season. The defending CIF-SS Southern Division champions placed fourth at the 37th Annual Andrew Pena Classic in Irvine last Saturday following a first-place performance at the West […]

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South Torrance Holiday Girls Soccer Tournament postponed

By Randy Angel Originally slated to begin last Saturday, the South Torrance Holiday Girls Soccer Tournament was postponed because of poor air quality as a result of the many fires in Southern California. The 38th annual tournament will begin Saturday with pool play. Defending champion will take on Torrance (8 a.m.) and Ventura (2 p.m.) […]

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Redondo athletes lead local fall season All-CIF selections

Redondo athletes lead local fall season All-CIF selections

      By Randy Angel Local high school athletes were honored Monday when the All-CIF teams were by the CIF-Southern Section. Redondo senior Blake Vogelsang was named Division 4 Player of the Year and Chris Murin captured Coach of the Year honors after leading the Sea Hawks to the first boys water polo CIF […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, flag football, running and more

Running:  The annual winter Manhattan Beach 5K has expanded to two events this year, both beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Glowtide 5K will be held Saturday, Dec. 16 and features glow necklaces, black holiday shirts and unique beanie awards in 28 divisions. The New Year’s Eve Fun Run takes place on Sunday, Dec. 31 and […]

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U.S. Soccer bans players from high school teams

U.S. Soccer bans players from high school teams

by Randy Angel Girls high school soccer will have a new look this season. US Soccer has implemented a new rule where athletes participating in its Academy program are not eligible to play for their high school teams. “It’s going to be a different kind of soccer season this year with US Soccer requiring many […]

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QB VII: Jack Alexander Sr. rescued local youth football, paving the path for his son to lead the Redondo High Sea Hawks

QB VII: Jack Alexander Sr. rescued local youth football, paving the path for his son to lead the Redondo High Sea Hawks

by Randy Angel When an email was sent to families informing them that the 2008 fall flag football season had been cancelled, eight-year-old Jack Alexander was devastated. He put his uniform on and, clutching his football, stayed in bed the rest of the day sobbing. Alexander loved playing sports, beginning with T-ball at the age […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, running, tennis and more

Tennis: Southern California-based First Break Academy is hosting LA Tennis Bash 2017, a morning of tennis clinics and games for juniors and adults at the historic Jack Kramer Club in Rolling Hills Estates on Saturday, Dec. 9. Area professional tennis stars, past and present, will be on court hitting with kids and adult event participants. […]

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Local basketball teams gain experience in tournament play

Local basketball teams gain experience in tournament play

By Randy Angel Leading up to the opening of the Bay League season on January 9, 2018, local basketball teams are not only preparing just for the league race, but for deep runs in the CIF playoffs by playing in various high-caliber tournaments. Mira Costa’s boys team begins competition in the 12-team Corona del Mar […]

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Mira Costa runners place in top ten at CIF State Cross Country Championships

Mira Costa runners place in top ten at CIF State Cross Country Championships

by Randy Angel Using a late burst of speed, Mira Costa’s Xavier Court out-kicked four other runners in the final quarter mile to place sixth in the boys Division 1 race at the CIF State Cross Country Championships held Saturday in Fresno Court, who earned an individual invitation with an 8th-place finish at the CIF-SS […]

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Redondo upsets Narbonne for third-place in Ryse Williams Pacific Shores tournament

Redondo upsets Narbonne for third-place in Ryse Williams Pacific Shores tournament

By Paul Teetor When Redondo forced Santa Margarita into a turnover with 25 seconds left in Friday night’s semifinal game of the Ryse Williams Pac Shores Tournament, the Sea Hawks were trailing by only three points at 60-57. Now they suddenly had an opportunity that looked impossible just a few minutes ago, when they trailed […]

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Mira Costa rally falls short in CIF-SS Division 6 football semifinals

Mira Costa rally falls short in CIF-SS Division 6 football semifinals

By Randy Angel Mira Costa’s deep run in CIF-Southern Section Division 6 football playoffs came to an end Friday night when a disappointed home crowd saw the ninth-ranked Mustangs fall to second-seeded Golden Valley 20-18. Facing a 20-10 deficit at halftime, Mira Costa’s defense stiffened shutting out Golden Valley in the second half giving the […]

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Redondo girls fall in Division 1 volleyball regional semifinals

Redondo girls fall in Division 1 volleyball regional semifinals

by Randy Angel Once again, Redondo’s girls volleyball team could not get past the semifinal hurdle in the postseason, falling to top-seeded Torrey Pines in a hard-fought five game match in the Southern California Regional Division 1 playoffs. In the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 semifinal, the Sea Hawks were defeated by eventual runner-up Marymount. Ranked […]

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Former Redondo hoops star Ryse Williams honored by tournament and team

Former Redondo hoops star Ryse Williams honored by tournament and team

by Paul Teetor O’Brey Williams knew he would never hear it again so he needed to hear it one more time, just to remind himself of all the good times before the unfathomable darkness of losing a child came into his family’s life five months ago. With his wife Lana and daughter Sienna watching from […]

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Costa’s girls team, Xavier Court make runs for State cross country title

Costa’s girls team, Xavier Court make runs for State cross country title

by Randy Angel In what was supposed to be a rebuilding year, Mira Costa’s girls cross country qualified for the State meet with a 6th-place finish in the highly competitive Division 1 CIF-SS finals held Saturday at Riverside City Cross Country Course. With no seniors competing, Mira Costa coach Renee Williams-Smith knew her young runners […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, rugby, running and more

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, rugby, running and more

Running:  The 38th annual Harry Sutter Memorial Turkey Trot 3-Mile Fun Run will be held Thursday. Nov. 23 beginning at the Sam’s Club parking lot at 2601 Skypark Drive in Torrance. Registration is $30 and available online through Nov. 21 (add $5 thereafter). Visit TorranceCA.Gov/TurkeyTrot for more information.   The annual winter Manhattan Beach 5K […]

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