Sports

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

 Randy Angel

Combine class pays off for NFL hopefuls

by Randy Angel For many college football players, the months following their final season can prove more stressful than the road to a bowl game appearance each fall. Reaching the dream of becoming a professional athlete has quickly shifted from one’s performance on the gridiron to a series of calculated drills. The opportunity to showcase […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports

Volleyball   The 12th Annual BarryBob Invitational beach volleyball tournament is slated for Saturday, May 15th at 9th Street in Manhattan Beach. Honoring Barry Walmer and Bob Cleary, the tournament includes AVP players, legends from yesterday and local talent in a 4-man competition. It’s also Beach volleyball’s unofficial Old Timers Day. Family and friends are […]

 Randy Angel

Redondo, Mira Costa host Varsity Classic Tournament

Top-seeded Mira Costa leads a field of 32 boys volleyball teams that will begin play Friday, vying for the championship of the prestigious Redondo/Mira Costa Varsity Classic Tournament.

 Randy Angel

AVP’s new commissioner Mike Dodd

Over the past four decades, Mike Dodd has peered across the sand at the greatest beach volleyball players the sport has ever seen.

But when Dodd – an Olympic silver medalist in his own right – was named commissioner of the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) in February, he changed his focus from the spikes and blocks at the net to something much deeper – the grass roots of the sport.

 Randy Angel

Track titles close at hand

  by Randy Angel Bay League track championships will be decided Thursday when Mira Costa’s boys attempt to capture their third league title in four years in a meet at West, and Redondo’s girls look for their first league crown in more than 30 years with a home victory over Leuzinger. Redondo hosts the Bay League […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports

Surfing/Volleyball The Jimmy Miller Foundation and Dig 4 Kids presents Dig4Jimmy: Surf ‘n’ Turf, a surfing and beach volleyball invitational tournament to be held at 8 a.m. Sunday at the Manhattan Beach Pier. An after party will be held at Sangria in Hermosa Beach. Entry fee is $40. Registration is available at www.active.com. Type in […]

 Randy Angel

Higley wins second straight Hermosa Beach 5000

Nearly 600 compete in annual Hermosa Beach 5000

 Mike Purpus

Pipeline: Silva scores Trifecta in Surf League Finals

If Dayton Silva is ever given a plaque on the Hermosa Beach Surfer’s Walk of Fame, the first line will almost certainly read, “Only surfer ever to win the short board, long board and body board divisions in one South Bay High School Surf Championships.” The Mira Costa High surfer accomplished that feat Saturday morning, […]