Beach Sports

Published January 15, 2009

Competing as the youngest team in the U23 division, Danny Heeley, 18, of Hermosa Beach teamed with Ian Moir of Long Beach to finish seventh in the Zurich, Switzerland leg of the UIV (Union International de Velodromes) Talent Cup.
A member of the South Bay Wheelmen, Heeley placed fifth in the 10K at the 2008 USA cycling Junior Track National Championship. He teamed with Kit Karzen to take second place in the Men’s 16-18 Madison race at the same event.

Girls volleyball
Juniors Falyn Fonoimoana and Alyssa Anderson were selected to the All-CIF Division I first team after leading Mira Costa to the Bay League title and appearances in the CIF championship match and the State quarterfinals.
In Division II, libero Taylor Nieman earned first team honors while Brooke Fournier of South and Torrance’s Chelsea Tupuola were selected to the second team.
Chadwick’s Michelle McCarthy and Nikki Lane were named to the first team in Division III

Training Camps
• Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training (TNT) will be holding meetings to inform people from novices to seasoned athletes about its sports training program.
The first local meeting will be held today at 6: 30 p.m. at the David K. Hayward Community Center, 2000 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach. Road Runner Sports, 25359 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, will hold the next meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 25. In Manhattan Beach, R.E.I will host a meeting at 1800 Rosecrans Ave. at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28. For more information, call 800-482-TEAM or visit
• Geared for all levels and abilities, the Train to End Stroke endurance training and fundraising program will be holding informational sessions on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., and on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 8 a.m. at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, HCC 1 & 2, 3330 Lomita Blvd. For more information call 213-291-7000 or visit

Flag Football
• Registration is ongoing for the 5-man all-passing league in Torrance. Open to players 18 years and older, evening and weekend leagues start Jan. 25, followed by inter-league playoffs with neighboring counties. Referees are also needed. For more information, call 877-846-3178 or visit
• Open to boys and girls ages 6-14, Beach Cities Sports Flag Football returns for the spring season with more divisions, Sunday games and a 10-game season plus playoffs. Teams play either Friday nights or Sundays at Mira Costa High School or American Martyrs School in Manhattan Beach.
Fees are $200 and include equipment, permit fees, insurance, referees, uniforms, T-shirts, end of season party, trophies, medals and individual player insurance coverage. Siblings receive a 10 percent discount. To register, visit or call 310-243-6155.

Youth Baseball
• The South Bay Renegades Baseball Club is excepting applications on a first-come basis for players 8U-18U wanting to play in the February to June spring season. The travel club will play 20-25 games. Registration fee of $1,200 per player is due January 29th and includes league and tournament fees, weekly strength and conditioning, team jerseys and hats, umpire fees and team insurance. For more information call 310-294-9322 or email
• Registration is open for the 2009 Spring South Redondo Little League season. Open to boys and girls age-14, registration includes uniform, trophy, photos and snack bar deposit. Register online at
• Saturday is the last day to register for the Spring 2009 baseball and softball seasons for Hermosa Beach Little League. Registration can be done online at, or in person on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Clark Field. Teeball registration will continue through the middle of February. For more information, contact HBLL at
• Central Redondo Little League will be holding walk-up registration Saturday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Perry Park. Online registration continues at Fees are $185 for the first player which includes snack bar deposit of $50 (refundable via apparel or snack bar credit). For more information visit the website or call 310-937-9587.
• The Manhattan Beach Heaters Silver 11U travel baseball team will be holding tryouts for its 2009 & 2010 rosters. The goal with the MB Heaters Silver team is to prepare boys to compete for any team at the Babe Ruth and/or High School level. This will be a 2-3 year process.
January tryouts are scheduled for players with baseball experience born May 1, 1997-April 30, 1998 (11 years old).
Players who are passionate about playing competitive baseball are encouraged to contact Mark Lipps, or 310-849-9181 for tryout information. ER