Kevin Cody

TV blackout can’t dim draft day for Mira Costa outfielder Petey Halpin

TV blackout can’t dim draft day for Mira Costa outfielder Petey Halpin

Just as Mira Costa High outfielder Petey Halpin’s name was about to be called by the Cleveland Indians, the family televison went on the fritz.

 Easy Reader Staff

Coach Perkinson, Costa soccer move on to State with CIF title

Coach Perkinson, Costa soccer  move on to State with CIF title

by Kimberly Dester In a dominant win on Saturday, Mira Costa High School’s girl’s soccer team took home the CIF Division 2 championship. The victory was especially rewarding for coach Patty Perkinson, who had led her team to four CIF title games over her 30-year coaching career, without a victory. The Mustangs beat Oak Hills […]

 Paul Teetor

Playoff run ends, Mustang look to players returning next year

Playoff run ends, Mustang look to players returning next year

by Paul Teetor It’s a basketball debate as old as the 3-point shot itself. If your team is down by 3 points with less than a minute to play, should you shoot a 3 to tie the score and force overtime? If you miss, the game is probably over. Or should you go for a […]

 Easy Reader Staff

ES sports – Young Eagle Team holds own against Mustangs

ES sports – Young Eagle Team holds own against Mustangs

The El Segundo High surf made an aggressive, but ultimately unsuccessful attempt to upset league leading Mira Costa last Wednesday at 26th Street, Costa’s home break. El Segundo Junior Grayson Daley and Freshman Aolani Barreto led their team in points. Photos by Erik Albertson

 Paul Teetor

Mustangs celebrated despite elimination

Mustangs celebrated despite elimination

by Paul Teetor Mira Costa boys basketball Coach Neal Perlmutter stood courtside sporting a big “mission accomplished” smile while accepting congratulations for at least 10 minutes after Friday night’s second-round playoff game with Pacifica Christian of Newport Beach. “Thank you, thank you, thank you,” he said as a steady stream of fans, parents, students and […]

 Paul Teetor

Costa versus Redondo rivalry heats up

Costa versus Redondo rivalry heats up

by Paul Teetor Mira Costa and Redondo Union will head into their Thursday night boys basketball showdown at Da Vinci High in El Segundo with even more motivation than is customary for a rivalry game. (The game is at Da Vinci because Mira Costa’s new gym is under construction). Redondo is still smarting from its […]

 Paul Teetor

Mustangs bring down Sea Hawks for league lead

Mustangs bring down Sea Hawks for league lead

Costa defeats rival Sea Hawks for first time since 2012  by Paul Teetor The Mira Costa boys basketball team seized control of the race for the Bay League title Tuesday night when it beat seven-time defending Bay League champion Redondo in a 52-48, back-and-forth thriller. The win puts the Mustangs in the driver’s seat with […]

 Paul Teetor

Young Mustangs play like vets against Gondoliers

Young Mustangs play like vets against Gondoliers

by Paul Teetor The Mira Costa boys basketball team got its Pac Shores Tournament off to a rousing start Monday night with a dramatic, two-point, come-from-behind win over Venice in the first round of pool play.  Year two of Head Coach Neal Perlmutter’s rebuild of Costa’s traditionally mediocre basketball program got a jolt of rocket […]

 Kevin Cody

Scriven second in State cross Country meet

Scriven second in State cross Country meet

Last Saturday, one week after finishing first and second in the Girls Division III CIF Southern Section cross country championships in Riverside, Palos Verdes High seniors Savannah Scriven and Samantha Steman finished second and sixth in the Division III State Championships in Fresno. Their times of 17:22.5 and 18.7.4 carried their team to fourth place […]

 Paul Teetor

Sea Hawks deliver first win to new head coach Welch 

Sea Hawks deliver first win to new head coach Welch 

by Paul Teetor Redondo boys basketball head coach Nick Welch sounded more relieved than happy after his team opened the Ryse Williams Pac Shores Tournament Monday night with a gritty, first-round 60-50 win over South Gate South East High School. “I’m just glad it’s out of the way,” Welch said after his very first game […]

 Teri Marin

Sea Hawks upset state champions Mater Dei, set up rematch 

Sea Hawks upset state champions Mater Dei, set up rematch 

  “We’ve got the players,”  Redondo Union High girls volleyball coach Tommy Chaffins said going into last Saturday’s match against Santa Ana’s Mater Dei, at Cerritos College. Mater Dei was the 2017, 2018 open division State champions. At stake was the CIF Southern Section Division 1 Championships He was right. The Sea Hawks won the […]

 Paul Teetor

First half momentum propels Mustangs past Sea Hawks

First half momentum propels Mustangs past Sea Hawks

Whitney, Southey connect for three TDs  by Paul Teetor It was only a 3-yard pass, but rarely has a single play had such a huge impact on a rivalry game. After the Mira Costa and Redondo football teams fought and scrapped their way to a 7-7 tie shortly before halftime Friday night, the Mustangs got […]

 Paul Teetor

Mustang, Sea Hawk victories ramp up rivalry tensions

Mustang, Sea Hawk victories ramp up rivalry tensions

  by Paul Teetor The Mira Costa and Redondo football teams both won last Friday night to set up their annual end-of-the-season rivalry game as a battle for second place in the Bay League and all the playoff seeding advantages that go with it. There is even a remote chance that the winner will share […]

 Paul Teetor

Mira Costa, Redondo rival for second, playoff seeding

Mira Costa, Redondo rival for second, playoff seeding

by Paul Teetor The Mira Costa vs. Redondo rivalry football game is always a high point of the regular season, regardless of the teams’ records. But this year the Nov. 1 game at Costa is shaping up as an even bigger deal than usual. It looks like it will be a battle for second place […]

 Paul Teetor

Costa’s ‘Slingin’ Sam shoots down ES Eagles

Costa’s ‘Slingin’ Sam shoots down ES Eagles

by Paul Teetor The rivalry game between the El Segundo and Mira Costa football teams Friday night turned into a one-sided rout quicker than you can say “Lord have mercy.” The rarely invoked mercy rule – in which the game clock does not stop for time-outs, injuries, scores, etc. — was in effect for the […]

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