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Football (2-0): Defensed Culver City 26-6 Friday. After giving up a first-quarter score, the Sea Hawks put the defensive clamps on their opponents. The defense recorded a safety and a key interception in the second quarter. A third quarter interception resulted in a 35-yard return for a score by sophomore Eddie Topps. The offensive highlight was a 70-yard catch and run play from quarterback Keith Cowden to wide receiver Carlos Hernandez. Linh Pham added a fourth quarter scoring run to give Redondo its final victory margin. Next: at Mira Costa Friday at 7 p.m.

Girls' Volleyball (0-3): Lost to Bishop Montgomery 3-0 last Wednesday. Fell 3-1 at South Torrance Tuesday.

Girls' Tennis (3-1): Edged Long Beach Poly 11-7 at home last Thursday. Ofa Tulikihihifo lost only five games in sweeping three sets. Upended Bishop Montgomery 13-5 Tuesday. Kim Coulson and Thy Ngo won two of three sets apiece.

Boys' Water Polo (2-5): Lost to Thousand Oaks 16-3 last Thursday. Bob Martinez scored two goals for the Hawks.

Boys' Cross-country (0-0): Season begins Sept. 30.

Girls' Cross-country (0-0): Season begins Sept. 30.

Girls' Golf (2-0): Beat North Torrance 130-166 last Thursday at Alondra. Elena Kurokawa carded a three-over 39 to lead the Hawks.

Mustang round-up

Football (1-1): Lost to perennial power Loyola 41-21 at home Friday. The Mustangs sparkled on offense through the air, as signal caller Anthony Centanni threw for 251 yards and three scores, two to tight end Derrick Schuster and one to wide out Morgan Ralls, who combined for 199 yards. Star running back Chris Salazar had 37 yards on eight carries before re-injuring the ankle he sprained the week before against Bishop Montgomery. The defense, touted to be strong, struggled for the second consecutive week. It now has yielded 90 points in two games. Next: at home versus South Bay rival Redondo. Game time is 7 p.m.

Girls' Volleyball (1-0): Handled El Segundo 3-0 in season opener Tuesday. Nicki Gregoire led Costa with seven kills.

Girls' Tennis (2-1): Beat Bishop Montgomery 15-3 on Sept. 14.

Boys' Water Polo (1-1): Idle. Plays in Newport tourney starting today.

Boys' Cross-country (0-1): Fell to Peninsula 23-36 last Wednesday, despite second and third place finishes by Jeremy Davis and Luke Gilroy.

Girls' Cross-country (0-1): Lost to Peninsula 16-47 last Wednesday. Cosette Smith paced Costa, running 20:52.

Sports shorts

US Paddleboard Championships to complete Hennessey's Series

Oct. 2 is the date for the inaugural United States Paddleboard Championships, a 20-mile paddle from the Malibu Pier across Santa Monica Bay to the Hermosa Beach Pier. Sponsored by Hennessey's Taverns, 100 of the world's top paddlers will compete for cash and prizes valued at $10,000. The race starts at 7 a.m., with the top finishers expected to reach Hermosa between three and four hours later. For more information, contact race chairman Tim Ritter at 310-316-5652.

Community Sports

Redondo Beach surfing classes: Children ages 4-11 can learn how to surf in the comfort and safety of Seaside Lagoon. Surf class for kids 4-7 will be held for five Tuesdays starting Oct. 5 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Class for kids 8-11 follows from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Cost is $60. Older kids and adults can try their hands in the ocean at classes that begin Oct. 3 and run five weeks for kids 11-17 and six weeks for adults. The cost is $100 for kids and $120 for adults and includes a field trip Nov. 7. For more information or to sign up, call Redondo Beach community services at 310-318-0610 or instructor Steve Fillman at 310-540-3615.

X-ceL club volleyball tryouts: Beginning its second year, the club team is adding girls' 16's, 14's and 13's to its 18's team and is looking for athletes seeking to compete at their peak potential. Tryouts are Oct. 3 and Oct. 31 from 9-11 a.m. (14 and under) and from noon to 2 p.m. (18 and under). Tryouts cost $10 and will be held at El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard. For more information, call 562-863-9410 or visit the website at www.x-celvolleyball.com.

Redondo Beach roller hockey: Sign ups are underway for the South Bay T.I.D.E.S. Roller Hockey Club Fall '99 youth and adult roller hockey leagues to be conducted at Adams Arena. There are six youth divisions for boys and girls ages 5-17 and five adult divisions (including an over-30 and all-women's division) for all skill levels. Call (310) 543-9939 today for your registration packet. ER

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