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High school, college beach volleyball players go head-to-head in E Invitational

High school, college beach volleyball players go head-to-head in E Invitational

by Randy Angel In a true test of beach volleyball skills, the E Invitational tournament featured many of the top high school and college players vying for solo supremacy during two days of action on the sands of Hermosa Beach last weekend. The third annual event offered young beach volleyball athletes the opportunity to further […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Beach volleyball, running, triathlon and more

Beach Cities Sports: Beach volleyball, running, triathlon and more

  Beach Volleyball: The 20th Annual BarryBob Invitational tournament will take place Saturday, June 30 at 9 a.m. at 904 The Strand in Manhattan Beach. The 8th Annual Junior BarryBob for kids ages 10-14 will also be held. Send sign-ups for both the adult and junior division to Tim Walmer at walmy1@aol.com. Mail entry fee […]

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Locals volleyball players excel at California Regional Championships

Locals volleyball players excel at California Regional Championships

by Randy Angel After helping Mira Costa win the IBVL State Championship (Interscholastic Beach Volleyball Championships), Lily Snyder and Lea Ungar kept their momentum going Sunday, placing second in the Girls 18U division at the AAU California Regional Beach Volleyball Championships presented by Tropic Swimwear held in Hermosa Beach. Although the local duo fell to […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Beach volleyball, paddleboarding, running and more

Beach Cities Sports: Beach volleyball, paddleboarding, running and more

Beach Volleyball: Bringing the top college and high school female beach volleyball players together for stiff competition, the third annual E Invitational takes places Friday and Saturday, June 15-16 in Hermosa Beach. One college and one high school player from a field of 32 and 48 players, respectively, will win gold in the event hosted […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Beach volleyball, paddleboarding, running and more

Beach Cities Sports: Beach volleyball, paddleboarding, running and more

Paddleboarding: The inaugural South Bay Paddleboard Race will be held Saturday June 9 starting at 7 a.m. at the Hermosa Beach pier (pending city approval). The course goes south to Torrance Beach, then out to the R10 Buoy and back to the Hermosa Pier, for a distance of 15 miles. This is a “hands only” […]

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Beach volleyball players ready for summer competition on the sand

Beach volleyball players ready for summer competition on the sand

by Randy Angel With the Memorial Day weekend unofficially signifying the start of summer, eyes turn to the sand and the highly competitive sport of beach volleyball. Many top, local youths will compete in the AAU California Regional Championships on Sunday, June 10 at the Hermosa Beach Pier. Competition includes Boys 14U and Girls 10U, […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Paddleboarding, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports:  Paddleboarding, running, volleyball and more

Paddleboarding: The inaugural South Bay Paddleboard Race will be held Saturday June 9 at, starting at 7 a.m. At the Hermosa Beach pier (pending city approval). The course goes south to Torrance Beach, then out to the R10 Buoy and back to the Hermosa Pier, for a distance of 15 miles. This is a “hands […]

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Mira Costa repeats as State beach volleyball champs after 6th IBVL title

Mira Costa repeats as State beach volleyball champs after 6th  IBVL title

by Randy Angel With targets on their backs, the girls on Mira Costa’s beach volleyball teams have all felt the pressure throughout the past six years. Battling at practice to make one of three teams competing each week in the Interscholastic Beach Volleyball League, the girls must not only win but impress head coach Eric […]

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Beach Sports: Basketball, running, swimming, volleyball and more

Beach Sports: Basketball, running, swimming, volleyball and more

Beach Volleyball: Mira Costa increased its unbeaten streak to 85 games winning the IBVL Southern Pacific championship and will play for the State title on Saturday at Dockweiler State Beach. The Mustangs were led by the teams of Piper Monk-Heidrich/Maya Harvey, Olivia Bakos/Kate Reilly and Lea Ungar/Lily Snyder. At the IBVL Girls Pairs tournament on […]

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Beach Sports – A Summer full of volleyball

Beach Sports – A Summer full of volleyball

Get ready for a summer of volleyball events

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Mira Costa’s girls IBVL program continues to dominate on the sand

Mira Costa’s girls IBVL program continues to dominate on the sand

by Randy Angel It is uncommon for an elite athlete in any professional sport to become an equally successful coach, particularly at the high school level. But for Manhattan Beach native and former beach volleyball standout Eric Fonoimoana, his coaching of the next generation of standouts has been even more impressive. A gold medal winner […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Beach tennis, running, surfing, swimming, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Beach tennis, running, surfing, swimming, volleyball and more

Beach Volleyball: The AVP and FIVB join forces to host the Huntington Beach Open, which runs through Sunday. Because of its FIVB 4-Start status, this is an international event with international players, and is part of the Olympic Qualification Process. Visit avp.com for more information.   The Amateur Athletic Union hosts the May 5-6 – […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Flag football, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Flag football, running, volleyball and more

Running:  Registration is open for the 15th Annual Village Runner St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run and Community Walk, to be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 17 in Redondo Beach’s Riviera Village. Following the 5K at 9:30 a.m. will be the kid’s Little Leprechaun Dash for Gold. Entry fees are $40 for adults and $30 […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Beach volleyball, running, softball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Beach volleyball, running, softball and more

Beach Volleyball: Former Mira Costa High School and Stanford University indoor volleyball standout Alix Klineman, who is now focusing on the beach game, and teammate April Ross completed a run of 10 consecutive victories in their first FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour tournament together to claim Dela Beach Open gold in The Hague, Netherlands on Sunday. […]

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Beach Cities Sports: Running, softball, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Running, softball, volleyball and more

Volleyball: AVP Academy LA & VIBE Volleyball Lab are joining forces to create the total package for volleyball players in the South Bay Area, including private training, doubles team training, strength and conditioning, sports nutrition, sports psychology, college recruiting and more. A free AVP Academy Introductory Workshop will be held Saturday, Jan. 6 from 9:30-11 […]

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