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Local runners set personal bests at Woodbridge Cross Country Classic

Local runners set personal bests at Woodbridge Cross Country Classic

  by Randy Angel Mira Costa’s boys and girls cross country teams continue to improve as they prepare to make runs at the Bay League, CIF and State titles. Last weekend the Mustangs competed against some of the top ranked teams from across the country at the Woodbridge Cross Country Fall Classic at the Silverlakes […]

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Redondo girls volleyball team makes a statement in Las Vegas

Redondo girls volleyball team makes a statement in Las Vegas

by Randy Angel Redondo’s girls volleyball team proved it will be the favorite to reclaim the Bay League title after an impressive runner-up performance at the prestigious 64-team Durango Fall Classic in Las Vegas last weekend. The Sea Hawks moved up three spots to No 5 in the nation in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 poll, […]

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Costa returns home seeking first win, Redondo evens record

Costa returns home seeking first win, Redondo evens record

By Randy Angel Searching for its offense, Mira Costa’s football team hopes its first home game of the season will put the Mustangs in the win column while beginning a new tradition for the program. Mira Costa head coach Don Morrow’s squad is struggling offensively, having been outscored 90-33 in its first three games this […]

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Mira Costa, Redondo set for local rivalry games on the gridiron

Mira Costa, Redondo set for local rivalry games on the gridiron

By Randy Angel Their cities border each other and each team has enjoyed many successful seasons, so it’s only natural that the Mira Costa-El Segundo and Redondo-West Torrance football games have become two of the most anticipated non-league contests in the South Bay. Redondo head coach Matt Ballard and his counterpart Greg Holt of West […]

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Redondo looks to reclaim Bay League girls volleyball crown

Redondo looks to reclaim Bay League girls volleyball crown

by Randy Angel By the standards set by Redondo’s girls volleyball program, the Sea Hawks are coming off a disappointing 2016 campaign. The team was eliminated from the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs in the second round. But Redondo head coach Tommy Chaffins has a good feeling about this year’s squad and its chances of reclaiming […]

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Court rules the course at Palos Verdes cross country Mini Meet

Court rules the course at Palos Verdes cross country Mini Meet

  by Randy Angel Mira Costa distance standout Xavier Court is off to a quick start this season as he prepares to make a run for Bay League, CIF and State cross country titles. After winning last month’s Dick Fitzgerald 2-mile Run at the International Surf Festival and a trip to the Mustang’s annual training […]

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Mira Costa, Redondo seek first victories on the gridiron

Mira Costa, Redondo seek first victories on the gridiron

By Randy Angel Playing strong opponents in their non-league schedules, Mira Costa and Redondo football teams expect the competition to prepare them for a tough battle for the Bay League title but both squads are looking to get into the win column Friday evening. Redondo head coach Matt Ballard was optimistic despite the Sea Hawk’s […]

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Mira Costa girls volleyball begins new chapter in storied history

Mira Costa girls volleyball begins new chapter in storied history

By Randy Angel Taking over a perennial powerhouse Mira Costa girls volleyball program would not be an easy task for anyone, but having only one month to prepare the team for the season has added to the challenge for new Mustang head coach Austin Rester. When Hayley Lawson-Blanchard resigned in June to take the head […]

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Redondo kicks off gridiron season with a road loss

Redondo kicks off gridiron season with a road loss

By Randy Angel Heading into the season opener at Rancho Mirage in Moreno Valley Friday night, Redondo head football coach Matt Ballard hoped to have some questions answered regarding his team. How will the depth of his squad be tested? How will his new offense perform? Who among the many new players at skill positions […]

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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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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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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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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: 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 […]

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