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

 Paul Teetor

The old man and the little mermaid

The old man and the little mermaid

“You’re on your own, just you and the ocean.” – Dwight Crum Pier to Pier announcer Dick Douglas by Paul Teetor        She’s the youngest person ever to swim in the two-mile Dwight Crum Pier to Pier race. He was the oldest person in Sunday’s race. In an after-race photo, he looked like a proud grandfather […]

 Special Contributor

Gillis Bodysurfing gives back at annual Surf Festival contest

Gillis Bodysurfing gives back at annual Surf Festival contest

by Martha Farah Over 100 men and nearly 50 women from throughout California and Hawaii competed in the International Surf Festival body surfing contest Saturday morning at the Manhattan Beach pier. Jason Napolitan, of Manhattan Beach, placed first in the men’s 19-39 division, followed by Adam Warren of San Diego and Alex Merteska of Los […]

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach 6-Man Volleyball tourney players question ‘paid for play”

Manhattan Beach 6-Man Volleyball tourney players question ‘paid for play”

Should it be legal (within the rules) for Manhattan Beach 6-Man teams to pay players?

 Paul Teetor

Day, Flint dominate, Budinger, Patterson break through at HB AVP

Day, Flint dominate, Budinger, Patterson break through at HB AVP

by Paul Teetor There were two very different endings Sunday afternoon for two local favorites with huge fan clubs – Sean Rosenthal of Redondo Beach and Emily Day of Torrance. After a long, grueling day of monster blocks, diving sets and laser-like kill shots in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the AVP Hermosa Open […]

 Paul Teetor

MB Tennis Open proves value of city Parks and Rec program

by Paul Teetor The Manhattan Beach tennis pipeline is starting to produce good players – even tournament-tested, college-level championship players – thanks to a comprehensive Parks and Rec kids program that enrolls several hundred beginners every year. Local legend Maegan Manasse started her career at Live Oak Park, dominated SoCal high school play while at […]

 Kevin Cody

Pacific School 10-year-olds challenge four-minute milers at Village Runner Manhattan Mile

Pacific School 10-year-olds challenge four-minute milers at Village Runner Manhattan Mile

Manhttan Beach Pacific School 10-year-olds line up against four-minute milers at Village Runner Manhattan Mile.

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach Bing’s long lost board to be exhibited at 60th anniversary 

Redondo Beach Bing’s long lost board to be exhibited at 60th anniversary 

by Kevin Cody Last year, Susan O’Connor, of Whittier, contacted Bing Copeland about a surfboard belonging to her recently deceased father. She had found the blue-paneled longboard with an oval Bing laminate in the rafters of her parents’ garage. She told him she wanted to make it into a bench or bar top for her […]

 Special Contributor

Redondo Beach Bullock repeats Redondo Swim the Avenues victory

Redondo Beach Bullock repeats Redondo Swim the Avenues victory

by Nathan Freedman Ryan Bullock, 35, of Hermosa Beach, continued his dominance of local open ocean swims on Sunday by winning the Second Annual Redondo Beach Swim the Avenues. Bullock finished the one-mile race from Torrance Beach to Avenue F in a time of 22:52, one minute slower than his winning time in last July’s, […]