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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, beach tennis, running, volleyball and more

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Abby Van Winkle, left, and Manhattan Beach’s Piper Monk-Heidrich captured the AVPFirst 18U championship and will be teammates at UCLA next season. Photo by Ray Vidal

 

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Football: Former Redondo Union High School kicker Dominik Eberle tied two NCAA records last weekend scoring 24 points as a kicker while making three 50-plus yard field goals, becoming only the sixth player to accomplish the feat. As a Sea Hawk, Eberle earned All-Bay first-team honors in 2013 and 2014.

 

Beach Tennis: The Beach Tennis Association (BTA) holds its Indian Summer tournament Sept. 15-16 in Hermosa Beach. Winners will compete in the BTA US Championship Nov. 3-4 in Hermosa Beach. A Beginner Class will be held Monday evenings 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 10-24. For more information, contact Donny Young (310) 753-2834 or visit beachtennisassociation.net.

 

Volleyball: National High School Coach of the Year Tommy Chaffins will be having clinics starting Monday, Sept. 17 for beginning to intermediate boys and girls in 3rd through 8th grades.  Clinics are held at Redondo Union High School on Mondays and/or Wednesdays 6:30-8:15 p.m. For more information visit tommychaffinsvballclinics.com.

 

Beach Volleyball: AVPFirst National Champions Piper Monk-Heidrich (Manhattan Beach) and her partner Abby Van Winkle (San Clemente), who are headed to UCLA, were 2 of 8 girls named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) High School Beach Volleyball All-American first team.

 

Elite Beach Volleyball hosts Fall Ball Clinics on Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Oct. 30 from 4-6 p.m. at Marine Avenue in Manhattan Beach. Cost is $75 per clinic with discounts on five or more. Club season tryouts for girls in grades 6-8 (youth) and 9-12 (high school) will be held at Marine Avenue courts Sundays Sept. 16 and 30 from 9-11 a.m. Cost is $40. Visit elitebeachvolleyball.com for more information.

 

Basketball: The Dave Miller Basketball Academy is offering a unique basketball experience for young players across the South Bay, using the same drills and terminology that Miller taught in the NBA, college, high school and with elite youth teams. Goals worked on are physical, mental, and emotional. Open to boys and girls ages 6-12, training is held Sunday evenings at Aviation Sports Complex. (424) 200-0697.

 

Yoga: Yoga on the Octagon at the Redondo Beach Pier is free for all levels. Held Wednesdays 6 – 7 p.m. 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach (west end of the pier behind Tony’s). Bring a yoga mat, towel and water. Redondopier.com.

 

Shade Hotel Redondo Beach offers free, all-level yoga on the Aquadeck, Mondays and Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 a.m., weather permitting. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing. Mats are available on a first come, first serve basis. Shade Hotel, 655 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 921-8940 to reserve your spot. rb.shadehotel.com.

 

Running: The 41st running of the Manhattan Beach 10K takes place on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 a.m. Founded in 1978 by a group of local runners, the race continues to be a partnership between the City of Manhattan Beach and the Race Committee. The non-profit race benefits various health and fitness enhancements to the recreation facilities of local schools and parks, along with scholarships to Manhattan Beach high school seniors. For more information or to register, visit mb10k.com.

 

Lifesaving: The United States Surf Lifesaving Association announced the U.S. National Team that will be competing in the World Championships in Adelaide, Australia, this November. Representing the LA County Surf Lifesaving Association will be Renae Jackson and Jenna Solberg on the female team and Tim Burdiak on the men’s. Making the female youth team are Sydney Brouwer and Katelyn Nimsky with Danny Gonzalez named to the male squad.

The Girls Sand and Surf Soccer Club of 9-year-olds won the Irvine World Cup Classic Soccer Tournament, defeating AYSO Extreme from Aliso Viejo 4-0 in the championship game. Comprised of girls from Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach, the team includes (top row, left to right) Hayley Kase, Sophia Sala, Isabel Casana (goalie), Anna Brown, Keira Woo, Coach Stephen Merriwether, (bottom row) Gabi Lachance, Charlee Bennett, Ryan Pepper, Charlotte Bingaman, Claudia Chavez, Tess Keegan and Tatum Sagadevan. Photo courtesy of Andrew Casana

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