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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mustang Dynasty: Mira Costa’s girls beach volleyball team seeks to add its streak of 69 straight victories and five Southern Pacific titles with an historic first State Championship

Mustang Dynasty:  Mira Costa’s girls beach volleyball team seeks to add its streak of 69 straight victories and five Southern Pacific titles with an historic first State Championship

  Mira Costa’s girls beach volleyball team seeks to add its streak of 69 straight victories and five Southern Pacific titles with an historic first State Championship   by Randy Angel In 2011, when Gino Grajeda envisioned the possibility of having beach volleyball competition for high school girls, Mira Costa High School was an instant […]

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Jimmy Miller Surf N Turf is unique surfing and volleyball competition

Jimmy Miller Surf N Turf is unique surfing and volleyball competition

The 7th Annual Dig for Jimmy and Doug Surf and Turf contest attracted over 100 competitors, of all ages, for what is believed to be the world’s only surf and volleyball contest.

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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, football, sailing, volleyball and more

Boot Camp: The City of Manhattan Beach is holding Spring Beach Boot Camps with GI Joe Charles through June. Sessions are Mon.-Wed.-Fri from 6-7 a.m. and 9-10 a.m. through June 30. Cost is $220 ($242 non-residents). Evening sessions take place Mon.-Wed. From 5-6 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.through June 28. Cost is $130 ($143 non resident). […]

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Beach Volleyball: AVP returns to Hermosa Beach

By Randy Angel Each summer, South Bay beaches become a mecca for beach volleyball. This summer, the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) returns to Hermosa Beach for the first time since 2010 when Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers claimed the men’s championship and Jenn Kessy and April Ross were crowned champions of the women’s tournament. […]

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Mira Costa girls thriving on the beach volleyball courts

Mira Costa girls thriving on the beach volleyball courts

By Randy Angel Beach volleyball players from Mira Costa’s girls program continue to excel on the sand courts as the Mustangs begin their quest for a fifth consecutive Interscholastic Beach Volleyball League (IBVL) title. By winning the Bay Division, top-seeded Mira Costa earned a first-round bye and will play the Sierra Canyon-Archer School for Girls […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Rugby, sailing, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Rugby, sailing, volleyball and more

Sailing: Fourteen-year-old Redondo Beach sailor Taft Buckley won the Silver fleet competition at the Lake Garda Regatta in Italy. The top sailors in the world, representing 28 countries competed in the regatta. On the second Sunday of every month, Waterfront Education will be holding a Pink Power Sailing and BBQ for girls and women at […]

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