Redondo begins Bay League play Wednesday against Peninsula and then leaves Thursday for the Las Vegas Durango Tournament. Redondo will play matches in Las Vegas on Friday and Saturday. “We came out and played error-free for the first game and a half,” Redondo coach Tommy Chaffins said. “North came back and played much better against us. It was lucky that we had that early lead.” Chaffins said Redondo had its best week of practice this season leading up to Saturday. From staff reports Jessica Kalama had 11 kills and four digs and Taylor Moore had 10 kills and four blocks to lead Redondo to a 25-9, 25-14, 25-21 victory over North Torrance at the Kim Blankinship Memorial Tournament Saturday at Torrance High. Redondo (7-2) played without Megan Saraceno, who was visiting the University of New Mexico on a recruiting trip. Jessica Doerner had eight kills, four blocks and three digs for Redondo. Devon Dykstra added nine kills and six digs. “Our chemistry is so much improved,” Chaffins said. “It’s a great place for us to start getting ready for league and for the Durango Tournament.” Illyana Hernandez had eight kills and Ashleigh Gideon had nine kills to lead North (10-3). – John Klima Also in the Blankinship Memorial Tournament … West Torrance 3, El Segundo 2: Tara O’Brien had 16 kills to lead West to a 22-25, 26-16, 25-22, 15-25, 15-10 victory. Jen Stutzel had 13 kills for West Torrance (7-5). Setter Katie Colin added 21 assists and Keely Stevens had eight kills. In the Kennedy Tournament … Ashley Eppler had 25 kills, six digs and four aces in five matches to lead Mary Star to a third-place finish at La Palma. Following a 25-22, 25-20 first-round loss to La Mirada, Mary Star defeated La Palma in the third-place match, 21-25, 25-13, 15-9. Lauren Costa had 80 assists on the day. Boys cross country Cody Schmidt took first place in 14 minutes, 57 seconds to lead Redondo to a first-place finish in the Warren Stauffer Tournament at Hollydale Park in South Gate. Redondo’s combined time of 77:57 is the second fastest time in the history of the course and was two minutes ahead of the second-place team. Simon Schmidt finished second in 15:12 for Redondo. Kenny Staub Invitational: North Torrance’s David Archila took fourth place in 16 minutes, 36 seconds to help North finish sixth in the team competition. Brian Russel was North’s next finisher, taking 15th in 17:05. Girls cross country Rachel Baker finished third, recording a team of 18 minutes, 57 seconds to help Redondo finish third in the Kenny Staub Invitational. Jennifer Bass had Redondo’s second-best time, running 19:33. Boys water polo Cameron Virjee and David Skophammer each had four goals to lead Peninsula to a 12-2 victory over host El Segundo in the third-place game of the South Bay Tournament. Nick Shariat added two goals and Kyle Corcoran had 15 saves for Peninsula (8-4). Scott Breitenstein and Adrian Castillo scored the only two goals for El Segundo (6-4). In other South Bay Tournament games … Redondo 12, San Marino 1: Ryan Vint had seven goals to lead Redondo to a victory in the seventh-place game. Alan Rupp added two goals for Redondo (8-6). Garrett Smith had two saves and Daniel Fallon had one for Redondo.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 The dream is over for Manchester United fans.Following months of lingering rumours, Sergio Ramos has signed a new deal at Real Madrid.The Spaniard wanted to join the Red Devils, it was claimed, sadly though, the courtship rituals of chief executive Ed Woodward have failed with the 29-year-old electing to pen a new contract at the Bernabeu.After teasing supporters with the chance of watching one of the best defenders of his generation, Ramos has now left them with the thought of Phil Jones and Chris Smalling together, possibly forever.And rival fans took great joy in mocking their opposite number on Twitter. You can see how they reacted below… Sergio Ramos rejects Man United