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Daily Breeze preseason Top 10 football countdown: No. 4 Palos Verdes

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Daily Breeze preseason Top 10 football countdown: No. 5 San Pedro

Daily Countdown: We’re counting down the top high school football teams from the South Bay. The countdown will conclude with the top team unveiled Saturday. Tradition is a way of life around the San Pedro High. The Pirates haven&#x...

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    Tate Curran, the 2017 Daily Breeze boys track Athlete of the Year, just finished up a stellar senior year at Redondo that culminated with a CIF State title in the pole vault. Curran, however, is far from done piling up accolades. Last week, Curran won the pole vault at the USATF Junior U20 nationals in the Pan-Am Games in Trujillo, Peru, with an effort of 17 feet. Curran was competing against mostly college freshmen. He is expected to attend junior college next year and...

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  • High School

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  • High School Football

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  • High School Football

    Long Beach Poly quarterback Matt Corral commits to Florida

    Long Beach is on the other side of the country from Gainesville, a mere 2,382-mile drive. But Florida Gators fans will have their eyes firmly fixed on Veterans Memorial Stadium this year and the performance of Long Beach Poly quarterback Matt Corral, who verbally committed to the Gators recently while on a visit. Corral is one of the most highly-regarded prep quarterbacks in the nation and was committed to USC until decommitting a month ago. Corral broke the news on Twitter and...

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  • Columnists

    Waldner: WNBA vet has message NBA youngsters need to hear

    Noelle Quinn prefaced her remarks with a disclaimer. “I’m soft-spoken,” she said. What has never been soft is her basketball game. She was an All-American at Bishop Montgomery High. She was an Honorable Mention All-American at UCLA. She quickly became a savvy facilitator in the WNBA, establishing Minnesota Lynx assist records as a rookie — 14 in a game and 148 for the season — at the beginning of a 10-year journey doing double...

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  • Youth sports

    Southern California nation’s hot bed for softball excellence, achievement

    Few, at least those who know best, will argue against a simple fact: Southern California is the nation’s hotbed for softball. Some of the country’s best ball is played here, year in and year out, and has for many years. There are factors at play here that other sections of the country lack, starting with weather. For openers, softball is a year-round sport throughout the state for who wish to participate. While other parts of the United States battle cold weather, rain...

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  • Youth sports

    Oregon all-stars act like they’ve been there before

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    By Dennis Pope Correspondent|

  • Youth sports

    Notebook: Riviera Little League in Southern California tourney

    The Riviera Little League all-star team will open Southern California tournament play at 5 p.m. Friday at Upland’s Flowers Field. The 11-and-under team completed the Section 4 tournament undefeated, beating Westchester 3-2 in the championship. Riviera rallied from an 8-1 deficit to defeat Westchester 10-9 in the tournament opener. Riviera won the District 27 tournament, defeating Eastview 8-5. Members of the team are: Luke Bedikian, Mateo Biezonsky, Peter Broughton, Kyle...

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  • High School Football

    Narbonne leads South Bay teams at Redondo’s summer football tournament

    During the fourth annual Sea Hawk Passing Classic and Lineman Challenge at Redondo High on Saturday, some local teams had standout performances against some of the Southland’s elite. Teams competed in 7-on-7 passing competition, and a lineman competition that included events such as a tire throw and bench press derby. L.A. City Section power Narbonne had a banner day, taking home the Lineman Challenge championship as well as finishing tied for second place in the...

    By David Rice Correspondent|

  • Columnists

    Waldner: Ex-ECC star Garrett Cooper fulfulls his MLB dream

    How’s this for a storyline? Yankees call up minor league first baseman and write his name in their lineup the day he arrives, which happens to be July 14. His name happens to be Cooper. Once upon a time, the Yankees happened to have a first baseman named Lou Gehrig. You may have heard of him. The star of “Pride of the Yankees,” the movie of Gehrig’s life, happened to be Gary Cooper. The “Pride of the Yankees” happened to debut...

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