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Thousands gear up for 24th Village Runner 4th of July 5K

Thousands gear up for 24th Village Runner 4th of July 5K

By Randy Angel Before the barbecues and firework displays, thousands of participants and spectators will begin their Independence Day festivities in Redondo Beach’s Riviera Village. Village Runner celebrates its 24th year of hosting the 4th of July 5K Run/Community Walk presented by UCLA Health when the race begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4 […]

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Prep athletes earn All-CIF honors for outstanding spring seasons

Prep athletes earn All-CIF honors for outstanding spring seasons

By Randy Angel With their seasons — and for many their prep careers — complete, a number of local athletes earned one final award before summer vacation when the All-CIF teams for the spring season were announced recently. Baseball Redondo first baseman/pitcher Danny Zimmerman was selected to the All-CIF Division 1 baseball team. The 6-foot-, […]

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Swimmers are top finishers at Rock 2 Rock Paddleboard race

Swimmers are top finishers at Rock 2 Rock Paddleboard race

by Kevin Cody Saturday’s Rock 2 Rock Paddleboard Race reaffirmed the correlation between between swimming and paddling boarding, at least in smooth water. Erik Matheson, 44, of Culver City, won the Rock 2 Rock prone paddleboard division in 3:40:53. He finished just six seconds behind OC1 (outrigger canoe) paddler Brandon Hill, from the Kahakai Outrigger […]

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Hermosa Surf Camp stokes 8,000 kids over two decades

Hermosa Surf Camp stokes 8,000 kids over two decades

by Deborah Paul Vince Ray was struggling with the question of what to do with his life when his El Camino College counselor advised him to “just go ahead and teach surfing.” Thanks to that advice, Ray is celebrating his 21st year as director of the Hermosa Beach Surf Camp. The camp meets each weekday […]

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Volleyball players vie for Queen of the Beach title in Hermosa Beach

Volleyball players vie for Queen of the Beach title in Hermosa Beach

By Randy Angel Many of the top female high school and college beach volleyball players will showcase their skills this weekend when the Queen of the Beach Invitational returns to Hermosa Beach. Hosted by Mira Costa girls beach volleyball coach and Olympic gold medalist Eric Fonoimoana, the 2nd annual tournament will be played June 24-25 […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Fitness, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Fitness, running, 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 August 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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24th Smackfest beach volleyball tournament among event’s best

24th Smackfest beach volleyball tournament among event’s best

By Randy Angel   Approximately 1,000 men and women formed more than 30 teams competing in the Fun Division at the 24th annual Smackfest costume-themed Coed 4’s beach volleyball tournament Saturday in Hermosa Beach To accommodate the AVP Hermosa Beach Open that will be played in July, this year’s event was played one month earlier […]

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Former Costa athletes Spivey, LeBosnoyani find success in extreme sports

Former Costa athletes Spivey, LeBosnoyani find success in extreme sports

  ” ngg_triggers_display=”never” is_ecommerce_enabled=”0″ order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]by Kevin Cody Former Mira Costa swimmer and water polo player Taylor Spivey (Class of 2009) and graduating Mira Costa wrestler Jean Paul LeBosnoyani each achieved milestones in their athletic careers over the weekend. Spivey earned a silver medal for her first World Triathlon Series podium finish at […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Running, volleyball, water sports and more

Beach Cities Sports: Running, volleyball, water sports and more

Water Sports: Presented by the Jimmy Miller Foundation, the annual South Bay Dozen competition will take place Saturday, June 17 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Torrance Beach. For more information email southbaydozen@gmail.com or visit jimmymilerfoundation.org/events. Lifeguards: The new Junior Guard Ocean Clinic provides a sample of what a junior lifeguard can expect. The […]

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Teenagers take top spots at 13th annual Redondo Beach Triathlon

Teenagers take top spots at 13th annual Redondo Beach Triathlon

By Randy Angel Move over veteran triathletes, the next generation has caught and surpassed you. After 50-year-old Michael Collins and Laura McDonald, 34, won the male and female divisions at the 2016 Redondo Beach Triathlon, a pair of teenagers were the first to cross the finish line in Veteran’s Park Sunday to captured this year’s […]

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Thousands to enjoy sand, sun and volleyball at 24th Smackfest

Thousands to enjoy sand, sun and volleyball at 24th Smackfest

By Randy Angel Combining beach volleyball, fashion and music, the beach culture will celebrated Saturday, June 17 when the 24th Annual Smackfest event takes place at 8 a.m. south of the Hermosa Beach Pier. Run by Bill Sigler, owner of Smack Sportswear, Smackfest features costumed-themed Coed 4s and Pro 4s tournaments in one of the […]

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Pole vaulters raise the bar: Redondo seniors Tate Curran and Kaitlin Heri set school records while becoming the second-best boy-girl combo in state history

Pole vaulters raise the bar: Redondo seniors Tate Curran and Kaitlin Heri set school records while becoming the second-best boy-girl combo in state history

by Randy Angel Redondo Union High School, long known for its distance runners, has reached new heights in track and field with its pole vault program. Redondo sent three pole vaulters to the CIF State Track & Field Championships in Clovis over the past weekend, led by a pair of seniors who helped revolutionize the […]

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Local beach volleyball players qualify for Junior Olympics

Local beach volleyball players qualify for Junior Olympics

By Randy Angel Known for their play on the hardwood, Mira Costa sophomores Memphis Glasgow and Rochelle Scott took their volleyball skills to the sand courts of Hermosa Beach Sunday earning bronze medals at the AAU Southern Pacific District Championships. Competing in the 16-and-under division, the Manhattan Beach duo were all smiles with their outcome […]

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Redondo’s Tate Curran is state’s best high school pole vaulter

Redondo’s Tate Curran is state’s best high school pole vaulter

By Randy Angel Although he reached only one of his two personal goals this season, Redondo Union High School senior Tate Curran made history Saturday by capturing the boys pole vault title at the 99th annual CIF State Track & Field Championships at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium at Buchanan High School in Clovis. Curran’s winning mark […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Football, running, triathlon, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Football, running, triathlon, volleyball and more

Triathlon: The 13th Annual Redondo Beach Triathlon will take place Sunday, June 11 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Veteran’s Park.. Benefitting Cheer For Children, the 1/2-mile ocean swim, 6-mile bike and 2-mile is a USAT sanctioned event and includes a non-competitive (half the distance) mini sprint for adults and kids 10 and older. Commemorative awards […]

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