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The New Surf Gang: An emerging generation of talented young surfers is riding high for Peninsula High

The New Surf Gang: An emerging generation of talented young surfers is riding high for Peninsula High

  by Ed Solt John “Doc” Ball founded the Palos Verdes Surf Club in 1935, laying the foundation for the surfing lifestyle and making Palos Verdes a hotbed for surf culture. Ball documented early California surf history in his book,“California Lifestyle,” published in 1946. His photos beautifully capture the easygoing lifestyle of the burgeoning surf […]

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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 […]

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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 […]