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The Santa Monica YMCA Fall 2014 youth basketball league season is approaching.

News, Sports, Basketball, Santa Monica

Santa Monica YMCA Youth Basketball League Seeks Volunteers, Game Officials

Posted Aug. 27, 2014, 9:32 am

The Santa Monica YMCA Fall 2014 youth basketball league is seeking volunteer coaches and paid game officials.

Sports, Santa Monica, Dodgers

Dodgers 15,000 Matt Kemp Figurines Short For Today's Game, Vouchers To Be Given

Posted Aug. 24, 2014, 9:09 am

Approximately 15,000 fans at today's Los Angeles Dodgers-New York Mets game will receive a voucher instead of a Matt Kemp figurine.

Samohi student Serafina King (left) claimed a bronze medal at Para-Swimming Championships earlier this month. She is pictured next to gold medalist Kathering Downey of Australia (center) and silver medalist Aurelie Rivard of Canada.

Sports, Santa Monica, Swimming

Serafina King Claims Bronze At Pan-Pac Championships

Posted Aug. 22, 2014, 8:49 am

Sixteen-year-old Santa Monica High School junior Serafina King, who took part in the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships (“Pan-Pac”), placed third in the 100-meter backstroke event that took place on Friday, Aug. 8.

News, Sports, Baseball, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Dodgers

Dodgers To Honor Pacific Palisades Resident As Veteran Of The Game Tonight

Posted Aug. 15, 2014, 8:53 am

The Los Angeles Dodgers will conduct their sixth annual "Star Wars" Night tonight as they begin a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium.

The 16U Santa Monica Patriots (pictured left to right, bottom row first): Vanessa Temblador, Ana Vargas, Nicole Valdez, Jamie Dunn, Hali Norris, Haley Beaven, Nicole Farhadian, Sarah Dunn, Sara McMorrow, Paulette Ely, Amanda Gonzalez, Coach Paul Farhadian and Coach Antonio Temblador Jr.  Not pictured: Jordan Docter, Annika Pearson and Coach Katie Griffith.

Sports, Softball, Santa Monica

Santa Monica 16U Girls Softball Team Wins National Championship

Posted Aug. 12, 2014, 9:27 am

Two Santa Monica girls softball teams took home high honors last weekend at the ASA National Championships.

Jesus Moreno III.

Sports, Ucla, Santa Monica, Football

UCLA Football Player Homegrown In Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 8, 2014, 9:14 am

To Jesus Moreno III, Santa Monica “is a small town within a big city.” And as this football star moves on to UCLA to major in biology with the hopes of becoming an orthopedic surgeon one day, he will remain loyal to this city that has treated him so well.

Sports, Volleyball, Santa Monica, Youth

Registration Open For United States Youth Volleyball League In Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 7, 2014, 8:59 am

United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL), the largest grassroots volleyball organization of its type, has announced that registration has begun for the 2014 Fall Season at sites throughout Los Angeles County.

Serafina King has been selected to swim at the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships.

Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica, Swimming

Serafina King Set To Compete At Para-Swimming Championships This Week

Posted Aug. 4, 2014, 9:30 am

Commencing this Wednesday are the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships, the most prestigious meet of the year for swimmers who are Paralympic-eligible.

The Santa Monica Pony 12U baseball team has advanced to the Pony Bronco World Series tonight.

Sports, Baseball, Santa Monica

Santa Monica 12U Pony All Stars Head Begin Pony World Series Campaign Tonight

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 9:04 am

Summer for many 12-year-old boys is filled with baseball and dreams of a World Series run. The dream is no different for the Santa Monica 12U Pony All Stars.

News, Sports, Soccer, Beach, Santa Monica

Manchester United Squad Takes A Stroll On Santa Monica Beach

Posted Jul. 19, 2014, 9:15 am

What did Manchester United players do soon after touching down in Los Angeles on Friday? If you said visit Santa Monica beach you would be correct.

Tom Elias (left) and Tripp Schwenk at the medal presentation.

Sports, Santa Monica, Track And Field, Swimming

Mirror Columnist Claims Four Medals At Transplant Games

Posted Jul. 18, 2014, 9:22 am

Santa Monica Mirror columnist Tom Elias has returned home with a bunch of medals from the bi-annual Transplant Games of America in Houston, TX, held July 12-15.

The 12U Gold All-Star team will compete at the Western National Championships starting July 28 near Sacramento.

Sports, Softball, Santa Monica

Two Santa Monica Girls Softball Teams Headed To Nationals

Posted Jul. 18, 2014, 9:19 am

Two Santa Monica All-Star girls softball teams are heading to the ASA National Championship after competing in the State Tournament last weekend.

Changes could be in store for pigskin programs at schools such as Santa Monica High School.

News, Sports, Santa Monica, High School

State Might Regulate, Limit High School Football Practice

Posted Jul. 15, 2014, 8:53 am

There is a bill just approved by legislators in Sacramento aiming to limit the amount of live contact at high school football practices. Earlier last week, a Hall of Fame NFL quarterback was at UCLA advocating high school football teams follow the NCAA’s lead and limit live contact football practices to just two times per week.

Bradford Jamieson IV will play for the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Soccer Team in Carson.

Sports, Soccer, Santa Monica

Santa Monica High Alumnus To Play For U.S. Men's Under-20 National Team

Posted Jul. 14, 2014, 9:23 am

One day after the end of World Cup 2014, a four-team international soccer tournament featuring players who could represent the United States in future World Cups will begin in Carson today.

The 16U Santa Monica Patriots, heading to Nationals (pictured left to right, bottom row first): Annika Pearson (22), Jamie Dunn (10), Hali Norris (8), Nicole Valdez (20), Ana Vargas (88), Coach Katie Griffith, Haley Beaven (19), Sara McMorrow (7), Paulette Ely (3),  Sarah Dunn (99), Vanessa Temblador (18), Amanda Gonzalez (4), Jordan Docter (1), Nicole Farhadian (11), Coach Antonio Temblador Jr.

Sports, Softball, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Girls Softball Team Headed To Nationals

Posted Jul. 13, 2014, 9:13 am

By Leanna Einbinder The 16U Santa Monica Patriots, a local softball team made up of girls aged 15-17, placed first in their...

Sports, Real Estate, Santa Monica, Nfl

NFL Running Back Rashard Mendenhall To Retire In Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 11, 2014, 8:50 am

Spend six years playing in the NFL, appear in one Super Bowl game, and you would have earned enough money to retire before age 27 and buy your dream retirement home in Santa Monica.

Tom Elias (far right) receives his long jump medal from Dr. Thomas Starzl at the 2008 Transplant Games of America.

Sports, Santa Monica, Track And Field

Mirror Columnist Tom Elias Eyes 2014 Transplant Games

Posted Jul. 9, 2014, 9:14 am

As one of 26 organ recipients and donors representing Team SoCal, Santa Monica Mirror columnist Tom Elias will compete in swimming and track at the bi-annual Transplant Games of America in Houston, TX, from July 11-14.

Sports, Soccer, Santa Monica

A Look Back At The United States World Cup Campaign

Posted Jul. 3, 2014, 9:33 am

Despite what an ESPN commentator called one of the greatest goalkeeper performances in World Cup history, goalkeeper Tim Howard probably wishes he made two more stops to prevent Belgium from sending the United States Men’s National Team back home.

USC Coaches and Banc of California launch a ticket giveaway to neighborhood children.

News, Sports, Santa Monica, Education, Youth

Banc Of California Focuses On Financial Literacy As Part Of USC Athletic Sponsorship

Posted Jul. 2, 2014, 9:03 am

Banc of California, Inc. has announced a focus on financial literacy in cooperation with the University of Southern California (USC) Athletics department as the company was named the “Official Bank of USC Athletics.”

Sports, Baseball, Santa Monica, Dodgers

Dodgers To Celebrate Jewish Community Day At Today's Game

Posted Jun. 29, 2014, 9:15 am

The Los Angeles Dodgers will conduct their 15th annual Jewish Community Day today, including selling kosher dogs, jalapeno kosher dogs and Italian beef sausages in the field reserve section.

Sports, Soccer, Santa Monica

Preview: U.S.-Germany World Cup Match To Kickoff At 9am

Posted Jun. 26, 2014, 8:33 am

Today's U.S.-Germany World Cup match will be telecast on ESPN from Recife, Brazil with opening kickoff set for 9 am PST.

The Santa Monica 16U Santa Monica Patriots won their District Championship.

Sports, Softball, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Girls Softball Teams Win Districts, Head To State Championship

Posted Jun. 25, 2014, 9:13 am

Four Santa Monica All-Star girls softball teams are heading to the ASA State Championship after competing in last weekend’s LA/South Bay District tournament, held in Norwalk.

Sports, Soccer, Santa Monica

Preview: U.S.-Portugal World Cup Match To Kickoff At 3pm

Posted Jun. 22, 2014, 9:22 am

Today's U.S.-Portugal World Cup match will kickoff at 3 pm and will be preceded by 30 minutes of pregame coverage on ESPN.

Parks and Recreation chairman Phil Brock honors the SMLL Major Dodgers.

Sports, Baseball, Santa Monica

2014 SMLL Major Dodgers Honored At Santa Monica City Hall

Posted Jun. 22, 2014, 9:14 am

The 2014 Santa Monica Little League Major Dodgers were honored on Thursday at City Hall after winning the city championship.

Santa Monica-based doctor, orthopedic surgeon, and researcher Bert Mandelbaum is the team physician for the U.S. Men’s World Cup Soccer Team.

Sports, Soccer, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Doctor Serves As Physician For U.S. Men's World Cup Soccer Team

Posted Jun. 16, 2014, 9:16 am

What with the imminent chaos and excitement due to occur all over the globe in lieu of the World Cup, it is important to keep in mind those who keep the exciting games afloat, particularly those who are responsible for maintaining and rejuvenating the health and physical conditions of the athletes.

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