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Backhanded compliment

Backhanded compliment

A strict fitness regimen and strong backhand have helped Peninsula High’s Connor Hance become one of the top junior players in the country   by Randy Angel Facing match point against the top seed, up-and-coming tennis player Connor Hance was trying his best to dig himself out of a hole. The 14-year-old had dropped the […]

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A striking success

A striking success

After a disappointing junior season, Steffi Best has enjoyed a record-setting season for Palos Verdes High School’s softball program   By Randy Angel Standing in the middle of the circle on the infield of Mira Costa’s softball field, Palos Verdes pitcher Steffi Best knew all eyes were on her. It had only been three games […]

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Palos Verdes’ Jacquelyn Smith helps team set the fastest time in the nation in the 4×800 rela

Palos Verdes’ Jacquelyn Smith helps team set the fastest time in the nation in the 4×800 rela

by Randy Angel Growing up in Palos Verdes Estates, Jacquelyn Smith came to appreciate the some of the most spectacular cliffs, beaches and seascapes that Southern California has to offer. She also took advantage of the hills on the Peninsula to become one of the top distance runners in the state. Last fall, Smith led […]

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Bleeding Cardinal and Gold

Bleeding Cardinal and Gold

Dave Lytle retires after 30-plus years playing for and coaching  USC rugby   by Randy Angel In 1983, at the age of 44, Dave Lytle went out for the USC Rugby Club team and became, by far, the oldest member on the squad. It marked the beginning of a love story between Lytle, the sport […]

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Cycling advocate Ted Ernst continues active role

Cycling advocate Ted Ernst continues active role

Ted Ernst is truly enjoying his golden years, but don’t think for a minute that the 79-year-old Palos Verdes Estates resident is slowing down. A life-long advocate of cycling, Ernst continues to bike or jog nearly every day. Talk to him about the sport he is so passionate about and his speech becomes as energetic […]

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Riding a Dream

When someone mentions to professional skateboarder Kenny Anderson that skateboarding is the fastest growing sport in the world, Anderson is the first to argue the statement.

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Fox Sports producer Jack Simmons

Jack Simmons describes his decision in 1990 to pull up stakes and move his family from New York to California as one of two life altering gambles. Simmons was fond of living in the little beach town outside of New York City called Breezy Point. Wendy, his wife of 35 years, was raised in Brooklyn […]

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PV’s Eden Serena seeks spot on Philippine snowboard team

Uphill battles are part of every athlete’s career, no matter how long or short it may be. The mountains the record setters and history makers must conquer loom even larger, but for Eden Serina, it’s the downhill battle that can earn her a place in the record books. Serina’s passion for snowboarding has led the […]