Sports

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

 Randy Angel

Mustangs win back-to-back titles

by Randy Angel Top ranked in CIF Division 1, Mira Costa improved its season record to 17-1 with a 25-12, 25-23, 25-21 victory over Esperanza in the championship match of the Karch Kiraly Tournament of Champions in Santa Barbara. With 21 kills in the final two matches, Jace Olsen was named tournament MVP for the […]

 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, May 2, 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. […]

 Randy Angel

Beach cities players among Bay’s best

Forty athletes from Mira Costa and Redondo were honored as All-Bay League selections for the 2009-10 winter season including four players selected as the best in the league. With identical 5-5 league records, the Mustangs and Sea Hawks tied for third place in boys basketball with both teams advancing to post-season play. Mira Costa forward […]

 Randy Angel

AVP Tour begins with new look, partners

It’s been a year since Leonard Armato stepped down as commissioner of the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) and changes brought on by the new regime — along with a number of new teams — will begin to be noticed this weekend when the players hit the courts in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The most visual […]

 Randy Angel

Redondo remains unbeaten in Bay

Redondo’s girls lacrosse team aims for second straight Bay title

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports

    Surfing Finals of the South Bay Surf League are scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Saturday in Hermosa Beach. Awards will be presented at 10:35 a.m. at Waterman’s Surf Café, 22 Pier Plaza followed at 11 a.m. with the Surfers Walk of Fame induction ceremony where Tiger Makin will be honored at the […]

 Kevin Cody

Surf club forms to mentor kids ways of watermen/waterwomen


The idea for a South Bay surf club hit Mike Balzer two years ago. His son Shane was 9 and his daughter Malia was 6. They weren’t enthusiastic about dad teaching them to surf because they wanted to play with their friends and their friends didn’t surf.

 Mike Purpus

Tiger Makin: Surf Walk of Fame inductee

James “Tiger” Makin seemed a little shy out of the water. But in the water he was always pushing the envelope. The bigger it got the more Tiger liked it. He’d take off deeper than anyone else behind the bowl, then race through the tube. In the early ‘60s Tiger, a 5-foot-9, 150 pound, freckle […]