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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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Bay League to be well represented at State Track and Field Championships

Bay League to be well represented at State Track and Field Championships

by Randy Angel Redondo senior Tate Curran will have one last shot at reaching two of his season-long goals when the pole vaulter competes at the CIF State Track & Field Championships held Friday and Saturday at Buchanan High School in Clovis. Curran is favored to win the state title and achieve his first goal, […]

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

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

Triathlon: Former Mira Costa swimming and water polo standout Taylor Spivey won the silver medal at the Madrid ITU Triathlon on Sunday. The 26-year-old Redondo Beach native posted a time of 38 minutes, 58 seconds, just behind Great Britain’s Georgia Brown-Taylor (38:09) and ahead of USA teammate Chelsea Burns (39:21). Spivey’s next competition will be […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, rugby, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, rugby, running, volleyball and more

Rugby: Mira Costa rugby players were honored recently being named to the Los Angeles County All Star teams. Selected to the boys varsity team were Harrison Dulgarian and Jonah Tavai, junior varsity members included John Darcy and Slade Gordon and Taiana Fonua was named to the girls varsity squad. Beach Volleyball: The CBVA will be […]

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Mira Costa baseball season ends at home but future is bright for young Mustangs

Mira Costa baseball season ends at home but future is bright for young Mustangs

By Randy Angel Strong performances by a pair of sophomores were not enough for Mira Costa’s baseball team, which had its playoff run come to an end Friday with a heartbreaking 1-0 home loss to Capistrano Valley in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 quarterfinals. When the season began, first-year head coach Keith Ramsey faced many […]