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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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Mira Costa gridders advance to CIF-SS Division 6 semifinals

Mira Costa gridders advance to CIF-SS Division 6 semifinals

By Randy Angel Ranked No. 9 in CIF-Southern Section Division 6, Mira Costa’s football team defeated a higher-ranked team for the second straight week advancing to the semifinals on Friday. Led by senior running back Evanson Franck-Love’s 172-yards, two touchdown performance, the Mustangs ran past the Cowboys of Canyon/Canyon Country 45-28 in an impressive road […]

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Redondo tips off basketball season hosting two tournaments

Redondo tips off basketball season hosting two tournaments

By Randy Angel The prep boys and girls basketball seasons are ready to tip off with Redondo serving as host of high-quality tournaments for both genders. Honoring former standout guard Ryse Williams, who died from a rare form of cancer in June before beginning his collegiate career at Loyola Marymount, the first tournament of the […]

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Redondo begins State Open Division playoffs with road win

Redondo begins State Open Division playoffs with road win

by Randy Angel Following its loss to Marymount in the CIF-Southern Section semifinals, Redondo’s girls volleyball team faced a long nine-day layoff much of the time honing their skills while waiting to see who they would face in the State Southern California Regional tournament. Any signs of rust were not apparent Thursday evening when the […]

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Redondo girls volleyball team seeded fifth in SoCal Open Division

Redondo girls volleyball team seeded fifth in SoCal Open Division

by Randy Angel Despite losing to top-seeded Marymount in the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 semifinals, Redondo’s girls volleyball team earned a No. 5 seed in the CIF State SoCal Open Division. The Sea Hawks will travel to San Diego for a 7 p.m. first-round match on Thursday. Redondo (34-5) will take on fourth-seeded Canyon Crest […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, fitness, running and more

  Running:  G.I. Joe Charles presents the annual Fall Pier-to-Pier Run/Walk on Saturday, Nov. 18 beginning at 8 a.m. The run/walk starts and ends at the Hermosa Beach Pier. T-shirts, goodie bags and raffle prizes for pre-registered participants. Entry fee is $25 ($20 for Kids Run). For more information and to register, visit mbbootcamp.com.   […]