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

 Randy Angel

The Year in Sports

January 8 – Olympic gold-medalist Roy Saari dies at the age of 63. The El Segundo native was a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame and the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame. 15 – Thirteen football players from Mira Costa and eight from Redondo were named to All-Bay League teams. 22 – […]

 Randy Angel

Diamond Controversy: Baseball coach Cassidy Olson went from Mira Costa to Redondo and back

Interpretations of the hiring policy of the Redondo Beach Unified School District (RBUSD) put first-year head baseball coach Cassidy Olson in the middle of a controversy. After long-time head coach Tim Ammentorp stepped down, Olson was the popular selection for the position, endorsed by Redondo High’s Athletic Director Les Congelliere and Principal Mary Little, along […]

 Randy Angel

Championing the kids

Kids are the payoff for American Martyrs’ athletic director and sport promoter Denny Lennon by Randy Angel From the first Olympic Games, sports have been considered forms of entertainment. Players who reach the pinnacle of their sport consider themselves professional athletes. But like movie stars and musicians, who think of themselves as artists, they are […]

 Kevin Cody

Best of the South Bay Sports, Part II

Best shaper Pat Ryan, ET Surfboards Few shapers have been more outspoken in their criticism of imported, machine-made surfboards than ET Surfboard’s Pat Ryan. For the past decade, Ryan has argued with anyone who would listen that “pop-out” surfboards are too limited in their designs, too stiff, and most importantly, have no soul. Ryan began […]

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