Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, cycling, running and more

Water Polo: Going into her senior year at Stanford, Mira Costa alum Jordan Raney capped off a successful four-month run winning her fifth gold medal with Team USA by capturing the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Raney also won her second NCAA title with Stanford in May.   Beach Volleyball: Elite Beach Volleyball is hosting […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, running, volleyball and more

Beach Volleyball: Elite Beach Volleyball is hosting Fall Ball Clinics on Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Oct. 26 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Marine Avenue in Manhattan Beach. Cost is $65 per clinic with discounts on five or more. Club season tryouts for girls in grades 6-8 (youth) and 9-12 (high school) will be held at Marine […]

 Randy Angel

Founders remembered, youngster takes over Labor Day four-man beach volleyball tourney

Founders remembered, youngster takes over Labor Day four-man beach volleyball tourney

by Kevin Cody The 60th annual 17th Street Hermosa Beach Labor Day Weekend Invitational Four-man Volleyball tournament was dedicated to the tournament’s octogenarian founders. But this year’s  tournament belonged to unheralded 21-year-old Devon Burki whose team, despite his 6-foot-7 height, barely elicited a bid during the Calcutta. The tournament began Saturday morning with a moment […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Beach volleyball, rowing, running and more

Beach Volleyball: Elite Beach Volleyball will host Fall Ball Clinics on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 5 – Oct. 26 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Marine Avenue in Manhattan Beach. $65 per clinic with discounts for five or more. Club season tryouts for girls in grades 6-8 (youth) and 9-12 (high school) will be held at Marine […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Beach volleyball, rowing and more

Beach Cities Sports: Beach volleyball, rowing and more

Beach Volleyball: The CBVA will be holding its California Cup State Champions tournaments Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3. In Hermosa Beach, the $1,500 Men’s and Women’s Open  and Coed B tournaments take place Saturday followed Men’s AA, Women’s AA and Coed A competition on Sunday. At Manhattan Beach, Saturday’s action includes Men’s and Women’s A, […]

 Randy Angel

Local youth beach volleyball players end summer on high note

Local youth beach volleyball players end summer on high note

By Randy Angel Many up-and-coming beach volleyball players capped off their summer seasons competing in the California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA) Youth Cal Cup in Manhattan Beach on Saturday. Players qualified for the prestigious tournament by winning one of 12 tournaments throughout the summer at locations from San Diego to Santa Cruz. Twenty three South […]

 Randy Angel

Campsurf continues to grow on land and sea in 20th year

Campsurf continues to grow on land and sea in 20th year

Seeing a need for quality surf instruction, surfer and lifeguard Jimmy Miller decided to open CampSurf in the summer of 1997. What began as a seasonal surf camp with private lessons and corporate events, celebrated it’s 20th anniversary this summer. “Jimmy wanted to make enough money in the summer to pay for traveling the world […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Paddleboarding, rowing, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Paddleboarding, rowing, volleyball and more

Beach Volleyball: The CBVA holds numerous tournaments on Saturday, Aug. 26. The popular Mike Cook Mixed takes places at Marine Street and includes a father/daughter tournament. In Hermosa Beach, the Campsurf Men’s AAA and A along with Campvolley Women’s A competition will be held. At the Manhattan Beach Pier, the Cal Cup Junior Invitational tournament […]

 Randy Angel

Day, Hochevar ace second straight Manhattan Beach Open

Day, Hochevar ace second straight Manhattan Beach Open

by Randy Angel Winning the Manhattan Beach Open is a dream of most every beach volleyball player in the United States. For Hermosa Beach residents Emily Day and Brittany Hochevar, the goal was duplicated Sunday afternoon. Three days after the duo was honored at the Volleyball Walk of Fame for their 2016 MB Open title, […]

 Randy Angel

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 […]

 Randy Angel

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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Beach Sports – 49th Annual Seawright Tourney in HB

Beach Sports – 49th Annual Seawright Tourney in HB

Three generations compete in 47th Annual Seawright Tourney

 Randy Angel

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 […]

 Randy Angel

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) […]

 Randy Angel

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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