Sports

 Judy Rae

Vaulting Panther – Jacqueline Ahrens

Vaulting Panther – Jacqueline Ahrens

Setting a school record of any sort was the furthest thing from her mind.

Vaulting Panther Peninsula High senior pole vaulter Jacqueline Ahrens is set to defend her CIF and Bay League titles by Randy Angel Four years ago, Jacqueline Ahrens was looking toward making the frosh/soph girls tennis team during her first year at Peninsula High School. Setting a school record of any sort was the furthest thing […]

 Daniel Sofer

USC picks Rolling Hills golf to host 2018 Pac 12 tourney

USC picks Rolling Hills golf to host 2018 Pac 12 tourney

Golf course designer David Kidd, whose redesign of the Rolling Hills Golf Club course is scheduled for completion next June, said one test of a great course is its popularity among top level amateur players. “Pros will play anywhere if you put up $10 million. But for top flight amateurs, it’s all about the golf […]

 Daniel Sofer

David McLay Kidd discusses his Rolling Hills Country Club Golf Course

David McLay Kidd discusses his Rolling Hills Country Club Golf Course

In April 2014, builder Chuck Lande invited golf course designer David McClay Kidd to walk the Rolling Hills Country Club golf course. That year, Kidd’s Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington, had been named the best new golf course in the United States by Golf Digest. Kidd had already achieved golfing immortality with the opening of […]

 rangel

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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Holt, Smith advance to US Junior Open finals

Holt, Smith advance to US Junior Open finals

Palos Verdes High tennis player plays center court on tennis’ biggest stage by Steve Pratt Brandon Holt and Riley Smith made people forget who their tennis noteworthy parents are, and made names for themselves at this year’s U.S. Open. Holt, 17, a Palos Verdes High, is the son of tennis legend and Hall of Famer […]

 rangel

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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Palos Verdes Art Center 5K to raise funds for center and Alzheimer’s

Palos Verdes Art Center 5K to raise  funds for center and Alzheimer’s

The Palos Verdes Art Center will present the 5K for Alzheimer’s Fun Run and Walk on Saturday, September 6 at 8 a.m.  The 3.1 mile course will start and finish at the Art Center. The run will coincide with an exhibit at the center titled, “Floating Man: The sketchbook Drawings of David Rinehart,” which opened […]

 Richard Foss

Road Rallye navigator

Road Rallye navigator

If you appreciate classic cars, the sight of them on the road makes your pulse beat a little faster. This is the environment they were built for, withthe engines roaring or put-putting and showing their striking silhouettes among modern, cookie-cutter vehicles. Peninsula residents enjoy a hefty dose of that experience one Saturday a year, when […]

 Paul Teetor

Tough love and good groundstrokes

Tough love and good groundstrokes

When Robert Lansdorp’s daughter Stephanie threw a surprise 75 th birthday party for her dad at the West End Racquet & Health Club last November 15, it quickly morphed into something much more than just a party. “It became a celebration of his life and the positive influence he’s had on so many people,” recalled […]