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Sports & Fitness – Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach

 Kevin Cody

Mira Costa’s Velvin, Vazquez win Manhattan Beach Roundhouse 5K

Mira Costa’s Velvin, Vazquez win Manhattan Beach Roundhouse 5K

The Manhattan Beach Roundhouse Aquarium Cheer Squad ‘pun-ished’ runners at the 7th Annual Roundhouse 5K on Saturday at the Manhattan Beach pier.

 Ryan McDonald

The ‘Worm’ inducted into skateboarding hall of fame

The ‘Worm’ inducted into skateboarding hall of fame

by Ryan McDonald Much of Kevin Anderson’s best skating happened with few to no people there to see it. Anderson recalled going to the “vertibowl” at the Paramount Skatepark in the 1970s. To this day it is considered one of the largest and deepest skatepark bowls ever constructed. But 70 percent of the time, Anderson […]

 Randy Angel

Local baseball, softball teams advance to CIF quarterfinal action

Local baseball, softball teams advance to CIF quarterfinal action

by Randy Angel The baseball and softball teams from Mira Costa and Redondo all lived to play another day with wins that propelled them into the CIF-SS quarterfinals. In baseball, Jared Karros’ pitching performance allowed Mira Costa (23-8) to advance in the Division 1 playoffs. With the Mustangs holding a 2-1 lead, Notre Dame/Sherman Oaks […]

 Randy Angel

PV plays in lacrosse, boys tennis playoffs; Redondo in lacrosse, Costa in tennis semis [UPDATED]

PV plays in lacrosse, boys tennis playoffs; Redondo in lacrosse, Costa in tennis semis [UPDATED]

By Randy Angel In an all-Bay League battle, top-seeded Redondo faced No. 3 Palos Verdes Wednesday for the girls title in the L.A. Section. The two rivals split their two meetings with each other during the regular season. Palos Verdes (14-3) emerged victorious scoring four goals after an 8-8 tie enroute to a 13-9 win. […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports:

Beach Cities Sports:

Beach Volleyball: Manhattan Beach’s Alix Klineman and partner April Ross won the first AVP tournament of the season as the top seeds captured the Huntington Beach Open in a thrilling 18-21, 21-12, 17-15 duel with 14th-seeded Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan. On the men’s side, top-seeded Jake Gibb and Taylor Crabb (Redondo Beach) were crowned […]

 Randy Angel

Mira Costa girls keep their beach volleyball winning streak alive

Mira Costa girls keep their beach volleyball winning streak alive

by Randy Angel No matter what the sport, a winning streak of 98 is a tremendous accomplishment, but the girls on Mira Costa’s beach volleyball are focusing on adding one more this season. The top-seeded Mustangs continued their winning ways Saturday with wins over Chaminade, Palisades Charter and Laguna Beach to claim their seventh straight […]

 Randy Angel

Mira Costa boys reach semifinals in the CIF Division 1 volleyball playoffs [UPDATED]

Mira Costa boys reach semifinals in the CIF Division 1 volleyball playoffs [UPDATED]

by Randy Angel Ranked second in the highly competitive CIF-Southern Section Division 1 playoffs, Mira Costa’s boys volleyball team remained alive recording its second straight shutout with a victory over Huntington Beach on Saturday. Sam Collins recorded 11 kills and Ben Coordt had 10 for Mira Costa, which also received strong performances from middle blocker […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Bodybuilding, paddleboarding, running and more

Beach Cities Sports: Bodybuilding, paddleboarding, running and more

Football: Former Mira Costa High School and University of Hawaii football standout Jahlani Tavai was the 43rd overall pick in the NFL draft last Friday. Tavai was selected by the Detroit Lions who used the 11th pick of the second round. Tavai stands just under 6 feet 3, weighs 250 pounds and had more than […]