Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, golf, running and more
Baseball: Beach City Baseball Academy (BCBA) is holding free batting sessions for children living with special needs. Every Saturday at 10 a.m., BCBA is offering unlimited one-on-one 30-minute batting sessions. “The goal of the session is not only to teach the child how to hit a baseball, but also to build confidence and have fun,” said Richard Murad, owner of BCBA. Among the staff coaches assigned to this program is El Segundo hometown hero and recent Baltimore Orioles draft pick Nigel Nootbaar. For more information, email email@example.com. BCBA is located at 430 East Grand Avenue, El Segundo.
Golf: Redondo’s Robynn Ree shot a 7-under-par 67 to capture the Bay League individual championship at Lakewood Country Club. Mira Costa’s Marni Murez finished second with a 70 and Nicole Suppelsa (Peninsula) and Ashley Kim (Mira Costa) each shot a 76.
Volleyball: The 4th annual CBVA Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held Friday, Nov. 21 at the Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. The ceremony starts at 7 p.m. in the theater followed by a social gathering in the adjacent Hall of Fame center around 8:30 p.m. with live entertainment along with food and beverages available for purchase. The Class of 2014 includes Jose Loiola, Barbra Fontana, Bob Clem, Larry Rundle and current AVP stars Kerri Walsh Jennings and Sean Rosenthal. Guest speakers include Jim Menges, Linda Hanley Jon Lee and Eduardo Bacil. Also recognized will be today’s up and coming greats, including 2014 NCAA Beach Volleyball Champions Sara Hughes and Kirby Burnham, the CBVA’s top ranked players from each rating class and the CBVA Cal Cup Youth State Champions. Tickets are $10 per person and available online. Visit cbva.com.
Baseball: Mira Costa coaches and varsity players will be running the Mustang Thanksgiving Baseball Camp for all boys and girls ages 6-13. The camp will be held Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 24-26 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. All campers receive a t-shirt and a daily snack. For information or to sign up online visit miracostabaseball.com or call 310-892-9988.
Cycling: The Dave Richardson Race Series, an annual event sponsored by the Redondo Beach-based South Bay Wheelmen, continues on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 8:30 a.m. The criterium race will take place at the Ball Corporation in Torrance. The Richardson series is a mix of criteriums, road races, and time trials. Only South Bay Wheelmen members can race and riders must have a United States Cycling Federation license to participate. For more information, visit southbaywheelmen.org.
Football: El Camino College will play its final home of the regular season against Mt. San Antonio on Saturday, Nov. 8 at Redondo Union High School. Kick off is scheduled for 4 p.m.
Running: Registration on ongoing for the annual GI Bootcamp Fall Pier 2 Pier Run/Walk held in the sand from the Hermosa Beach Pier to the Manhattan Beach Pier. The event takes place Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7 a.m. Participants receive T-shirts, goodie bags and raffle prizes. First and second place male and female runners receive gift certificates to Village Runner stores. Beat the fastest time (male – 18:32, female – 22:42) and win $100. Cost is $40 per runner. Team/family discounts available. Proceeds benefit Trinity Basketball and Education along with Grandparents as Parents. For more information, or to register, visit mbbootcamp.com.
The 35th annual Harry Sutter Memorial Turkey Trot Fun Run will take place at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27. The 3-mile course starts and finishes at Sam’s Club parking lot at Torrance Crossroads Center. Participants receive commemorative sweatshirt and chance at raffle prizes. Online registration fee of $30 is available through Nov. 23. For more information, including walk-up and mail-in registration, visit torranceca.gov/parks/20966.htm.