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Homeless Mustangs lose to Loyola in battle on the hardwood

Homeless Mustangs lose to Loyola in battle on the hardwood

By Paul Teetor   It’s tough being a homeless basketball team – even when your next-door neighbor lets you use the spare bedroom. The Mira Costa boys basketball team, fresh off two consecutive losses in its own Pacific Shores tournament, took to the road Friday for what is expected to be 18-24 months of playing […]

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Mira Costa boys, Redondo girls soccer teams ranked in CIF top ten

Mira Costa boys, Redondo girls soccer teams ranked in CIF top ten

by Randy Angel Soccer season is underway with the Mira Costa boys and Redondo girls squads earning top-10 rankings in their respective CIF-Southern Section polls. Mira Costa’s boys are ranked No. 8 in Division 1, winning their first two contests beginning with a 4-1 victory over Santa Monica. Josh Gaudiano scored twice, Dillan Argue recorded […]

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Costa boys, Redondo girls show improvement as hoops season progresses

Costa boys, Redondo girls show improvement as hoops season progresses

by Paul Teetor   In the 65-year history of Mira Costa’s Fisher Gymnasium – soon to be gone but not forgotten, much like beloved former principal Carl Fisher — this had to be one of the most encouraging losses ever suffered by the Mustangs’ boys basketball team. After all, the Friday night semifinal of the […]

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Mira Costa girls place 3rd in Division 1 State cross country championships

Mira Costa girls place 3rd in Division 1 State cross country championships

by Randy Angel Competing in the highly competitive CIF-Southern Section Division 1, Mira Costa’s girls cross country team finished the season with a 3rd-place finish at the State Championships held at Woodward Park in Fresno. The team was ranked fourth entering the State Championship so a 3rd-place finish was quite an accomplishment according to Mira […]

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Mira Costa boys, girls basketball teams in tournament play

Mira Costa boys, girls basketball teams in tournament play

By Randy Angel Mira Costa’s boys basketball team is hosting its own version of the Pacific Shores Tournament this week culminating with the finals on Saturday. With new head coach Neal Perlmutter, Mira Costa is off to a fast start this season with a 6-1 record including a 65-43 victory over Golden Valley on Monday […]

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Redondo girls basketball team off to a fast start

Redondo girls basketball team off to a fast start

By Randy Angel Redondo didn’t miss a beat in its season opener routing defending CIF Division 1 champion West Torrance 82-48 in the Battle at the Beach tournament. This season, Redondo has moved up into Division 1 after winning the CIF Division 2AA and State Division 2 titles last year. With 12 returning players, the […]

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Mira Costa, PV boys and girls teams advance to State Cross Country championships

Mira Costa, PV boys and girls teams advance to State Cross Country championships

By Randy Angel Competing in the highly competitive CIF Division 1, Mira Costa’s boys and girls team will lead a large group of South Bay runners who qualified for the CIF State Championships to be held Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno. Mira Costa’s girls team placed 3rd in the CIF-Southern Section Finals at Riverside […]

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Redondo falls to Bishop Montgomery in own boys basketball tournament

Redondo falls to Bishop Montgomery in own boys basketball tournament

By Paul Teetor Ryse Williams, who was always all about optimism, hitting clutch shots and making the next winning play, must have been smiling from above at what was happening at the tournament named after him. His Sea Hawks were all tied up with the big boys from the neighborhood with just one quarter to […]

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Palos Verdes leads local teams into CIF football championships

Palos Verdes leads local teams into CIF football championships

by Randy Angel After pleading with Palos Verdes head coach Guy Gardner, quarterback Jake Jellison received approval to try a trick play. Trailing host Glendora by one point with just over two minutes remaining and facing a 3rd-and-7 from the Tartan’s 9-yard line, Julian Alessi received a pitchout but stopped and threw back to Jellison […]

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Redondo girls basketball team hosts West in Battle at the Beach tournament opener

Redondo girls basketball team hosts West in Battle at the Beach tournament opener

By Randy Angel Redondo will host its second basketball tournament in two weeks when the girls hit the hardwood for the Battle at the Beach tournament beginning Monday with the finals set for Saturday, Nov. 24. Redondo is in the 12-team Platinum Division and opens with West Torrance at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. Redondo will […]

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Redondo loses 2nd-round game in Ryse Williams Pacific Shores tournament

Redondo loses 2nd-round game in Ryse Williams Pacific Shores tournament

By Randy Angel The Redondo boys basketball team failed to hold onto leads before Bishop Montgomery scored 10 unanswered points to win a quarterfinal game in the Ryse Williams Pacific Shores Tournament. Redondo was held to only eight points in the fourth quarter and Bishop Montgomery erupted for a 63-53 win despite losing point guard […]

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Local runners set for X-Country Finals

By Randy Angel Mira Costa and Redondo runners have advanced to Saturday’s CIF Finals where they will attempt to qualify for the State championship the following week. The Riverside City Cross Country Course hosts both the prelims and finals. Both boys and girls teams from Mira Costa and Redondo advanced to the finals after turning […]

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Mira Costa captures CIF-SS girls tennis title; boys water polo team falls in finals

Mira Costa captures CIF-SS girls tennis title; boys water polo team falls in finals

By Randy Angel Mira Costa girls tennis coach Joe Ciasulli knew beating a team as talented as Dana Hills three times in one season would be tough. Yet his team won its first section championship since the Mustangs captured the 3A titles in 1975-76 with a sweep of all nine doubles matches in a 13-5 […]

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Mira Costa falls in second round of CIF-SS Division 6 playoffs; PV and North advance

Mira Costa falls in second round of CIF-SS Division 6 playoffs; PV and North advance

By Randy Angel Facing an undefeated South Hills team for a second time this season, Mira Costa narrowed the margin but still fell short ending its 2018 football campaign. Playing the the CIF Southern Section Division 6 quarterfinals Mira Costa (7-5) lost to visiting South Hills (12-0), the top seeded team in the division, by […]

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Mira Costa boys water polo team reaches finals after tough win

By Randy Angel Mira Costa’s boys water polo team will play for the CIF Southern Section Division 2 championship after posting a comeback win against Dana Hills. Mira Costa (21-6) takes on Foothill (20-10) at 12 p.m. at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine. The Mustangs defeated the visiting Knights 8-5 on Sept […]

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