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Costa boys, girls prove selves against Palos Verdes

Costa boys, girls prove selves against Palos Verdes

by Paul Teetor It only took two games over four days for the Mira Costa boys basketball team to send an unspoken-but-unmistakable message to seven-time defending Bay League champion Redondo: you better take us seriously this year.  After suffering through too many years of Bay League non-contention while their backyard neighbor dominated the rivalry and […]

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Sea Hawks win opener with assist from Leuzinger trainer

Sea Hawks win opener with assist from Leuzinger trainer

by Paul Teetor The Redondo boys basketball team started its quest for an eighth consecutive Bay League title with a much-closer-than-it-sounds 59-51 victory over Leuzinger Tuesday night. More impressively, they held Amound Anderson, who came in to the Sea Hawk Pavilion averaging 28 points a game, to just one point in the Bay League opener […]

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Rosen MVP in Mustang Holiday Tourney win

Rosen MVP in Mustang Holiday Tourney win

         

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Mustangs improve to 7-5 going in to Bay League play

by Paul Teetor In a season already filled with peaks – third place in the Pac Shores tournament – and valleys – a one-point overtime loss to El Segundo – the Mira costa boys basketball team was staring directly at the possibility of reaching a new low a week ago Friday night. The Mustangs trailed […]

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Young Mustangs play like vets against Gondoliers

Young Mustangs play like vets against Gondoliers

by Paul Teetor The Mira Costa boys basketball team got its Pac Shores Tournament off to a rousing start Monday night with a dramatic, two-point, come-from-behind win over Venice in the first round of pool play.  Year two of Head Coach Neal Perlmutter’s rebuild of Costa’s traditionally mediocre basketball program got a jolt of rocket […]

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Sea Hawks deliver first win to new head coach Welch 

Sea Hawks deliver first win to new head coach Welch 

by Paul Teetor Redondo boys basketball head coach Nick Welch sounded more relieved than happy after his team opened the Ryse Williams Pac Shores Tournament Monday night with a gritty, first-round 60-50 win over South Gate South East High School. “I’m just glad it’s out of the way,” Welch said after his very first game […]

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First half momentum propels Mustangs past Sea Hawks

First half momentum propels Mustangs past Sea Hawks

Whitney, Southey connect for three TDs  by Paul Teetor It was only a 3-yard pass, but rarely has a single play had such a huge impact on a rivalry game. After the Mira Costa and Redondo football teams fought and scrapped their way to a 7-7 tie shortly before halftime Friday night, the Mustangs got […]

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Mustang, Sea Hawk victories ramp up rivalry tensions

Mustang, Sea Hawk victories ramp up rivalry tensions

  by Paul Teetor The Mira Costa and Redondo football teams both won last Friday night to set up their annual end-of-the-season rivalry game as a battle for second place in the Bay League and all the playoff seeding advantages that go with it. There is even a remote chance that the winner will share […]

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Mira Costa, Redondo rival for second, playoff seeding

Mira Costa, Redondo rival for second, playoff seeding

by Paul Teetor The Mira Costa vs. Redondo rivalry football game is always a high point of the regular season, regardless of the teams’ records. But this year the Nov. 1 game at Costa is shaping up as an even bigger deal than usual. It looks like it will be a battle for second place […]

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Mustangs hold off relentless Panthers

Mustangs hold off relentless Panthers

by Paul Teetor Mira Costa won a wild 35-27 shoot-out with Peninsula Friday night, but had to survive an epic 21-point Peninsula comeback, a 20-minute blackout and a last-second on-side kick that could have given the Panthers one last chance to send the game into overtime. “What a great game!” said a happy and relieved […]

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Preston Sturges a prescient screenwriter

Preston Sturges a prescient screenwriter

The Hollywood legend’s struggles disclosed in biography by son by Paul Teetor      If Thursday night’s book signing at Pages Bookstore was a Preston Sturges film, it would have been called “The Manhattan Beach Story.” The plot summary: a son who worships his long-dead, celebrity father as a hero finds some old letters and diaries that […]

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Bay League battle becomes Battle of the Bunglers

Bay League battle becomes Battle of the Bunglers

  by Paul Teetor The much-hyped, highly anticipated Battle of the Bay League Big Boys quickly turned into the Battle of the Bay League Bunglers Friday afternoon. Palos Verdes ground down Mira Costa in a game that featured an all-you-can-stand buffet of fumbles, interceptions, penalties and missed field goals and points after. In the end, […]

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LeBron’s Lakers locked and loaded

LeBron’s Lakers locked and loaded

My mother always told me, don’t talk about it, be about it.” — LeBron James by Paul Teetor “I’m happy to be a Laker,” LeBron James declared as he put down the mic and walked away from the media after baring his soul for 14 long minutes.  James’ horrible, no good, very bad Lakers experience […]

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Mustangs trample Torrance, next up Palos Verdes

Mustangs trample Torrance, next up Palos Verdes

by Paul Teetor                        After Friday night’s destruction of West Torrance, the Mira Costa football team is now on a three-game winning streak and hungry for more.  Next up for the galloping Mustangs: Palos Verdes, the traditional Bay League bully. This time the mercy rule wasn’t invoked — but it was still their second straight blow-out […]

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Costa’s ‘Slingin’ Sam shoots down ES Eagles

Costa’s ‘Slingin’ Sam shoots down ES Eagles

by Paul Teetor The rivalry game between the El Segundo and Mira Costa football teams Friday night turned into a one-sided rout quicker than you can say “Lord have mercy.” The rarely invoked mercy rule – in which the game clock does not stop for time-outs, injuries, scores, etc. — was in effect for the […]

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