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PANORAMA Palos Verdes Peninsula

No. 200 • March 18, 2017

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• The District Science Fair highlights the beginning of a very busy spring for Peninsula families. The events and action are just beginning as high school and middle school musicals are about to begin as well as more science and art shows. Big PV vs. PEN spring match-ups are coming up as well as the middle school spring sports season. Next edition is out April 1 - seriously.

Big Yellow Ball In Flight . . . The Golden Gloves are competing for first place in the 10U Division with Perfect Pitch.

Pyramid Power . . . The Stripes Are Back . . . Spring soccer season underway.

Baseball

Pony League Heats Up

Pony League teams begin the season early and have played a lot of games. See Page 13

PEN pole vaulters set the stage for fellow teammates to succeed.

Final Games

PVBA Girls Earn Trophies

The Palos Verdes Basketball Association names its boys and girls All-Stars. See Page 22

Sea Kings Quick On The Track . . . PV goes one-two in the boys’ varsity 100 meter sprint against Mira Costa.

Science Fair

First Place Engineering

Peninsula and Palos Verdes high students compete in the District Science Fair. See Page 3

Ice Hockey

Red Wings Advance

The Bay Harbor Red Wings will compete at the SCAHA playoffs this weekend See Page 23


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Trevor Trumpler Earns Eagle Scout Ranking • Peninsula High senior awarded Scouts highest rank. Boy Scout Troop 276 awarded the rank of Eagle Scout to Trevor Trumpler at an Eagle Court of Honor at Hesse Park Community Center. Trevor is the son of Tom and Ginger Trumpler of Rolling Hills Estates. As a Boy Scout, Trevor earned 35 merit badges. Trevor’s Eagle Scout community service project was designing and building a new shelving unit at the Neighborhood Church. Troop 276 is a high adventure troop that backpacks the trails of Southern California mountain ranges, Joshua Tree National Park and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The troop is based in Palos Verdes Estates and meets at Palos Verdes Intermediate School.

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High senior Trevor Trumpler is honored with the Eagle Scout rank.

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Students Compete At District Science Fair

Science Fair

• Students compete at the District Science Fair Tuesday.

By Michael Liu Budding scientists and engineers were in their element at the annual Palos Verdes Unified School District Science Fair on March 14 at the South Coast Botanic Garden. At the event, which is jointly sponsored by PVPUSD and the Peninsula Education Foundation, students from Palos Verdes and Peninsula high schools present science projects that they have been working on. The Botanic Garden auditorium was brimming with posters describing projects in botany, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, physics and other fields. Students, looking sharp in their business attire, presented their research and findings multiple times to groups of STEM judges.  Projects ranged from predicting injuries, prosthetics for canines, antibiot-

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Science On Display . . . The annual District Science Fair attracted hundreds of students and fans to the Botanic Gardens.

He Has A Formula . . . Ishan Gaur Scientists Compete . . .

won first place in Computer Science for a stock market investment study.

District awards, cash prizes and qualifying for other events highlights the local show.

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Helping Wildlife . . . Adam Vuilleumier competed in Zoology with his study on tree cavities and owl nesting habits.

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Robotics Program had three teams qualify for the VEX Robotics California State Championship Tournament. After several dramatic twists, MIS Teams 7035M and 7035S faced off in the final match of the Tournament on Saturday, March 11. Team 7035M, along with two other teams in their alliance, were victorious in the best of three matches and are the California State VEX Tournament Champions. Team 7035M has now qualified for the VEX World Championship in Kentucky next month. Team members are Campbell Nimick, mentor, Tyler Ewald, Joe Lach, Connor Gorsuch, Andrew Sinsioco, Kosei Chetanna and Caleb Stam.

District Science Fair . . . Continued from Page 3 ics to prevent acne, and the effects of leached plastic on plant growth. Entrants to the fair are enrolled in the Science Research class at their respective schools. Julie Munoz has been the Science Research teacher at PVHS for three years. There are now more than 80 PVHS students in their Science Research program. “We had 50 students compete this year with a total of 36 projects.  Many students choose to compete in teams as they conduct their investigations. The successes of current Sea King researchers has sparked an interest in

many kids to join our fantastic program,” said Ms. Munoz.   “Students learn how to manage the process of science, meaning to think beyond what they have been taught.  Students get to develop their own, authentic ideas and work with me through the steps of experimental design from development to the peer review and judging component at local science fairs,” she said. We had 11 students place in their respective categories, and seven students win special awards.  We also have 13 projects competing next week at the LA County Science Fair,” said Ms. Munoz.

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Panther Pole Vaulter Unique

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Peninsula High athlete picks an unique sport and quickly improves to be one of the best.

By Katie Hageman While other high school athletes jump to score a basket or tackle an opponent to make a play, Jacqueline Ahrens launches herself into the air with a pole in the unique sport of pole vaulting. In regards to the track and field sport of pole vaulting, Ahrens said, “Pole vault is definitely a strange sport and many people do not really know what it is, but there is a super strong community of pole vaulters.” Ahrens’ initial athletic ability was focused on tennis. She played on the tennis team her freshman year, then, when the tennis season ended, decided to join the track team. She tried pole vaulting because of her friend who participated in this field event and thought it was an interesting sport to conquer.

Panthers Set To Vault . . . The Peninsula High track team supports its pole vaulters. Pictured from the left Julia Lefritz, Jacqueline Ahrens, Isabelle Beaudoin and Alexa Sutter. purely on personal records and statistics rather than videos or a highlight reel, as seen in other sports. In October, Ahrens took an official visit to both Princeton and Harvard and was offered a spot on the Princeton pole vault team. At the moment, Ahrens is unsure of where she will be going to school next fall because she needs to find the right academic fit. She is still waiting to hear back from a few more schools, but also

between members of the Peninsula pole vaulting team. Everyone on the team supports one another whether it be during practice or during a meet. “The team at Peninsula is like my second family,” Ahrens said. “Even though track and field is an ‘individual sport’, we are all friends and have friendly rivalries.” Looking back on her high school pole vaulting career, Ahrens said that she will miss the connection the team has and the support everyone has for each other, especially when someone achieves a personal record. She also will miss some of the smaller traditions, such as making a team pyramid at home meets. To summarize her sport, Ahrens said, “Even though pole vault is really challenging mentally and physically, I keep vaulting because I know there is a lot I can improve on in order to jump higher. It is also just fun to fly through the air, especially after a good vault.”

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also has the option to sign with either UCLA or UC Berkeley. In addition to college, pole vaulting presents several other unique opportunities in the world of sports. One of these interesting aspects of pole vaulting is the annual pole vault summit in Reno. Here, thousands of pole vaulters come together to learn more about the sport. Everyone enjoys this event and looks forward to it each year. Ahrens is friends with many pole vaulters from various schools, and they all root for each other to try their hardest and achieve personal records. The same sort of relationship is built

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Track & Field

• The Palos Verdes High track and field team took on Mirra Costa and Inglewood last week at home.

By Frankie Reid Palos Verdes track and field got off to a booming start this season, hosting its first meet two weeks ago against Inglewood and Mira Costa. PV started the meet in perfect form, winning the varsity and frosh/soph 4x100m. The varsity was led by Will Boss and Cooper Gardner. Boss took the win in the 100 and was third in the 200. Just a few grades lower, the boys frosh/soph team won their meet with the one-two performances in the 1600, 3200 and 800 event. Christian Veerkamp won the 800, edging out teammate Brandon Farnsworth. In the mile, freshman Frankie Reid won with a close finish over sophomore Sea King Nick Franklin. The 3200 started off slowly but that didn’t rattle the knockout punch of sophomore champion Tate Nygren and freshman Carter Harrigian. In the sprint events, freshman Ricky Ponslan showed off his talent winning the 100 and the 200, and just behind him was a strong performance from classmate Cameron Brown.

At the girls frosh/soph level, Caitlyn Morris took the only PV victory, winning the 800. The boys varsity had a solid day with a two-three-four performance in the 800 from senior Jeremy Johnson, and sophomore standouts Nate Lantz and Wade Nygren. The boys continued the day with yet another two-three-four performance in the 1600 with junior Hunter Burzyck followed by rabbit Ian Irish and sophomore star Will Teets. The girls varsity finished up the day with an 800 victory by Grace Catena and the two-mile victory by freshman Samantha Steman.

PV Sprinters Take The Lead . . . The Sea King boys’ team looks strong in the sprints from freshman through varsity races.

The Stripes Take The Lead . . . Ian Irish, Will Teets and Hunter Burzyck are set to lead the Sea Kings to a Bay League title and deep into CIF competition.


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Sea Kings Have A Winning Tradition

Lacrosse

• The Palos Verdes High boys’ lacrosse team looks for another nationally ranked season.

By Sebastian Atashi After another successful season last year in which the Palos Verdes boys’ lacrosse team finished 19-3, they knew they would have to challenge themselves early this year to replicate that success. As junior Erik Moore said, “Coach Jimmy [Borell] has really been on us this year about starting off this season strong. He has scheduled some of the best teams on the West Coast for us to play before we get into the Bay League.” Coach Borell has done just that. The Kings have played top teams from Orange County, Utah and Texas. PV began the season against Orange County powerhouse St. Margaret’s, losing a heartbreaker, 8-7. They then took on the 2016 Utah Class A state champion Brighton High School, winning 18-9. Senior Tre Gonzales spoke about his team’s readiness to play: “We’ve been practicing hard and preparing for

these games. This is the best competition we can face and we know that it will only help us down the road,” said Gonzales. After defeating Brighton, the Kings took on Texas perennial power Woodlands High School. Palos Verdes was overwhelmed by Woodlands’ speed and athleticism, and

ultimately fell 14-6. The Sea Kings rebounded with a big win over number four ranked Agoura Hills, by a 15-5. During this hot start to the year, Palos Verdes has been led by a senior trio of John Gressett, Austin Lowi and Jack Larkin, who have been scoring in bunches for the Sea Kings. The feeling on the team is that they still have room to grow as they graduated 12 seniors last year, seven of which are playing Division I or Division III la-

crosse. The Kings will add depth with the addition of sophomores Speed and Kaiser Fry, transfers from Loyola who are sitting out the mandatory grace period. The Sea Kings will try to get hot at the right time as the season progresses, and avenge their championship loss to Loyola High School. The Kings will begin Bay League play on Tuesday, March 21, at Peninsula High School against the rival Panthers.

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Sea Kings Run The Offense . . . PV junior Beau Sabosky takes the ball down field agaisnt Agoura High Tuesday.

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Sea King Lacrosse Picks Up The Win . . . The PV boys’ varsity team earned a 15-5 win over Agoura Tuesday in non-league action at home.

Peninsula Overcoming Senior Injuries Lacrosse • The Peninsula High boys’ lacrosse team working hard to keep pace with challengers. Last year’s Ocean League champions, the El Segundo Eagles, beat Peninsula, 13-11 on Monday, March 13 at home.

In the high-scoring game, goals were notched by seniors Bryce Kitagawa, Nicco Rosato, Will Mbomeda, Isaac Pang and freshman AJ Rosato. Senior Matt Chan collected five ground balls as did sophomore Max Cha. Senior goalie Matt Choi came up with 12 saves.

Panthers Set To Host Sea Kings . . . The Peninsula High boys’ lacrosse

team will host rival Palos Verdes Tuesday in Bay League action.

Starters Scott Phillips and Kyle Beachboard were out with injuries. Phillips was expected to return for Friday’s match-up in Agoura, but Beachboard is out indefinitely. The Panther JV team continues to impress, playing tough in narrow defeats to Harvard-Westlake and Crespi high schools and, while handily defeating El Segundo earlier in the season, fell short last week, losing 4-2. On March 10 Peninsula hosted Crespi High School. The scrappy Panthers defense, which included starters Kevin Jones, Patrick Slaught Garret Moore and Choi, held the Celts to a single goal in the first period, but the offense had trouble getting scoring opportunities. Freshman midfielder Rosato notched a goal for the Panthers in the second period, but Crespi responded with four goals of their own and took a 5-1 lead into halftime. Junior Ethan Burrage and sophomore Cha put balls in the net for Peninsula in the second half, but it wasn’t enough and Crespi headed home with a 9-3 win. The team walked onto the field at Harvard-Westlake School on March 4

following a decisive win over Hamilton High and recent experience of playing the Wolverines close the last several seasons. But they left the field with a loss and without the services of two of their key senior players. The Panthers were off their game from the opening face-off, and Harvard-Westlake ran off to a 7-0 lead midway through the second period. The situation actually deteriorated further when Peninsula senior attackman Beachboard scored the Panther’s first goal of the match. Beachboard, who led the team in scoring last season, went down after being hit by two Wolverines and had to be helped off the field. He did not return to the contest and was later diagnosed with a torn ACL. Kitagawa and Phillips scored later in the match, but the rout was on and the final score was 16-3. — email reports


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PV Crushers Repeat As Champions AYSO • Local soccer team wins Section One championship. The AYSO EXTRA girls U10 PV Crushers won the Section One Champions for the 2nd year in a row defeating Redlands in the semi-final game, 3-0, and then West Torrance in the Championship match, 3-1. PV Crushers are undefeated with a record of 16-0 and have outscored opponents, 76-6, during this season. PV Crushers will represent Section One in the Western States Championships (WSC) in Carson City, Nevada next weekend. AYSO EXTRA Section One Champions PV Crushers . . . The girls U10 PV Crushers pictured are coach Jesse WSC is comprised of four AYSO Sec- Camp, Lanie Escobar, Sofia Askinosie, Grace McInnis, Katie Marley, Madi Park, Hailey Camp, Alexa Wollner, Nicolette tions covering Arizona, California, Ne- Daniel, Carly Arthur, Joelle Lewis and coach Jason Askinosie. Not pictured head coach Maurico Escobar. vada, Oregon and Washington. Last year’s bitter loss has been the taught the 10 feisty young girls not lose with dignity, and above all, love This is the second year in a row PV Crushers will represent Section One in biggest motivator for these young only the value of discipline, hard work your teammates and just have fun. PV Crusher games are posted on the WSC. Last year as a GU9 represen- girls and their single focus is to win and teamwork, but, more importantly, tative, PV Crushers entered the WSC the Western States Championship this the life lessons that will translate long youtube keyword PVCRUSHERS. after their playing days. Character, inwith an undefeated season - falling year. — email reports Coach Mauricio Escobar has tegrity and respect - win with class, short finishing in fourth place.

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"Whale Of A Day" Keeps Up The Count Community

• Annual event keeps track of whales and other sea creatures off the Peninsula shoreline.

By Shelby Ponce Every year, for 33 years now, the Point Vicente Interpretive Center hosts a festival to celebrate the migration of Gray whales, Fin whales, Blue whales, Humpback whales and Minke whales from Alaska to Baja.

This migration occurs from December to the end of May. Every once in a while, Sperm whales and Orca whales are spotted as well. An estimated 2,000 people were present at the annual event that occurred on Saturday, March 11 from 10 am to 4 pm. There was free parking at RPV City Hall, and a free shuttle to the interpretive center. Binoculars were available for rental use, as well as the use of telescopes.

If a whale watcher were to spot a whale, they would ring a small, loud bell to notify others. Volunteers from the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium kept count of how many whales appeared. At least 15 to 20 whales are seen each day during migrating season. Last season a total of 3,971 Gray whales were counted. If searching for whales wasn’t the type of excitement you were looking for, the festival had tons more of activities in stock. The Whale of a Day festival also included face painting, fun T-shirts, food booths, exhibits, arts and crafts, puppet shows, raffles, carnival games, and more. The event was foggy this year, but according to Gray whales program coordinator of the American Cetacean Society, Alisa Schulman-Janiger, 18 Gray whales were seen the morning before

the heavy fog rolled in. Junior docents gave tours and information. “Junior docents come to the Whale of a Day event to show people what is going on and to give tours around the interpretive center explaining different types of whales and more,” said junior docent Ken Kuboshima. Many aquarium informational stands also explained the different types of whales seen migrating. Lenny Jones, Outreach Instructor of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, and Sarun Van Rijsbergen, programs and special events of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, explained the features of whales and dolphins compared to humans features to visitors. “This is a fun day where people get to learn about ocean life and experience it at a beautiful place’, said junior docent Christina Wang.

Jazz Concert Coming To Peninsula High On Tuesday March 21 at 7 pm in the Kelly Johnson Fieldhouse at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Sammy Miller & The Congregation will perform with Peninsula’s Jazz Bands in a lively concert supporting the school’s Jazz program. The day before, Miller will lead a workshop for Peninsula Jazz students, returning to the classroom where he was a student 10 years ago, to share his love of music with the next generation. Then together the students and the Congregation will play to a packed Fieldhouse in what is anticipated to be a standing room only jazz party open to the public. “We want people to feel like they are not just watching us but participating. We take a deep responsibility to try and present something meaningful every night,” says Miller. Grammy nominated drummer,

songwriter, singer, and bandleader Miller has become known for his unique maturity and relentless focus on making music that “feels good.” After growing up in Palos Verdes and attending Peninsula High, earning his Master’s degree from The Juilliard School he formed his ensemble, The Congregation. The band’s mission is sharing the power of community through their music—joyful jazz. This month they announced the release of a self-titled mixtape that blends traditional and original, continuing to push the limits of what a traditional jazz band can do. Tickets to the concert are available online at PVPHSJazzBand.yapsody.com for $15 or $20 at the door the day of the event. Advance ticket purchases are encouraged as the event is expected to sell out. You are guaranteed to leave with a smile on your face.

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National Charity League Celebrates Philanthropy Day . . . The Palos Verdes National Charity League met at Hesse Park in Rancho Palos Verdes on Sunday Feb. 26 for Ticktocker All Together Philanthropy Day. The Palos Verdes NCL is one of the many mother-daughter charity leagues in the Palos Verdes community that strives to improve the community by investing exhaustive time in philanthropy work. The event was organized to not

only help its attendees bond with other Ticktockers doing charity work but to emphasize philanthropy work as well. Everyone met at Hesse Park early Sunday morning to learn about “Compassion It,” a campaign to remind people to be compassionate and incorporate it into their daily life. Sara Schairer, who created “Compassion It,” gave an inspirational speech explaining what brought her

to come up with the idea. She gave all attendees bracelets to spread awareness to always have compassion toward others. After “Compassion It” dispersed, the Ticktockers enjoyed a quick lunch before separating and going to their assigned charities. The purpose was to visit a group of diverse charities nearby and to do philanthropy work within that charity. The motive behind this event was not only to bring the National Char-

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ity League members together but to enhance their philanthropy work to improve the lives of others and to be aware of what help can do for the community and how it can affect numerous lives. Because the success of All Together Day surpassed all expectations, the National Charity League plans to make it an annual event. — Chiara Grimes


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Battle For First Place . . . The second-place Dodgers will face the firstplace Angels in Major Division action at Palos Verdes Little League today.


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Diamonds Dry Out For Spring Action Little League

• Only Rolling Hills League has Major Division teams with undefeated records and the Peninsula home run leader. Lucas Lees has jumped out to take a commanding lead in the Peninsulawide home run derby with five roundtrippers already. All of the leagues “big-hitters” have made their mark this season with Kendall Ward hitting two home runs, and Lunada Bay’s Derrick Bobb and Wren Woods hitting out one each so far. As expected the bats are hot at Valmonte Fields with a lot of home run hitters playing at PV Little League. Check out the home run and divisional races in the next edition of Panorama out on April 1 - no foolin’.

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Cubbies Go Long . . . The Cubs’ Len Horiuchi hits a solid ball to the outfield, turns and looks at third base and then runs home for a home run in Silver Spur Minor Division action at Ernie Howlett Park.

Yanks Eye The Bay . . . Get Back . . . The Palos Verdes Dodgers are battling the Angels for first place in the Major Division play.

The Yankees are looking for wins in Minor Division action at Lunada Bay Little League.

Cubs Strong On The Field . . . The Silver Spur Major Division Cubs are Back In The Swing . . . Silver Spur Dodgers’ Hudson Sinik hits a solid ball led by pitcher Brendan O’Donnell and a strong defense.

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Angels Lead Lunada Bay . . . Don’t Get Greedy . . . The Rolling Hills Intermediate Cubs took on the Silver Spur Orioles last week at Ernie Howlett Park.

The Lunada Bay Angels are leading the Major Division over the Indians.

Named To Wear A Crown . . . The Palos Verdes Royals picked up a 6-1

win over the Silver Spur Dodgers Tuesday in Major Division play.

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Rockies Looking Tough To Pass Pony League

• With only one loss the Rockies open a big lead in the standings. The Rockies hope to avenge its Opening Day loss to the Rays today as they face-off at George Allen Field. The Rays moved into second place after a 12-1 win over the Dodgers Wednesday.

Pony League Home Run Leaders Nick Grau Grant Thornburgh Alec Kudo

Double Up . . . The Rockies’ Nikhil Shah hits an RBI double against the Diamondbacks last week.

2017 Pony League Standings P W L T RF RA

Rockies 12 Rays 10 Reds 8 Athletics 8 Dodgers 5 Diamondbacks 4 Mets 3 Yankees 2

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Dodgers Down Athletics . . . The Dodgers’ Dino Aguirre hits a hard

infield single during Pony League action at Ernie Holwett Park.

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Fast-Pitch Season Moves Quickly To Mid-Season

Softball

• The action at Cornerstone School is fast and furious with the fast-pitch softball. Perfect Pitch is so far perfect this season, going 3-0 after a big win over Green Cha-Ching in 10U Division action last week. The Golden Gloves are in second place in the 10U standings behind Perfect Pitch, with Green Cha-Ching and Red Rockers close behind.

On The Money . . . The 10U ChaChing battle the Red Rockers in fastpitch softball action at Cornerstone school last week.

Hit The Deck . . . The Red Rockers are looking to score runs by being aggressive on the base paths this season.

Too Close To Call . . . The Twilight

Zone battle the Killer Bees in 12U Division action at Cornerstone School last week.

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Girls U10 Silver

P West Torrance Sparks 6 S. Torrance Warriors 3 PV Pistols 3 N.RedondoPoisonedIvey 3 San Pedro Sting 3 S. Torrnace Breakaways 1 N. Torrance Shockwaves 1 PV Fire 0

Girls U10 Gold West Torrance Coyotes San Pedro Pirates N.Torrance Strikers PV Riptides North Redondo South Redondo Strikers PV Storm South Redondo Fire

P 6 5 4 3 2 2 1 0

Girls U12 Bronze

P Santa Monica AllStars Sa 9 San Pedro Pirates 6 PV Sparks 4 S.Torrance SB Riptide 3 C. Torrance BlueLightning 3 PV Powerhouse 3 Central Torrance Riptide 1 S. Redondo United 0 South Redondo Wild Fire 0

AYSO Region 10 Spring Select League W 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0

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Play For First . . . PV Firecrackers

go against the PV Bombers next week in the girls’ U14 Silver Division.

Boys U12 Silver

2017 Standings Girls U12 Silver PV Red Spurred Fox PV Fire West Torrance Extreme S. Torrnace United S. Redondo United PV Crushers West Torrance Warriors

P 6 4 3 1 0 0 0

Girls U12 Gold PV Storm Walnut United North Torrance Strikers West Torrance Rebels N. Redondo Thunder

P 12 7 1 0 0

Girls U14 Silver South Redondo PV Firecrackers PV United San Pedro Pirates S. Redondo Force FC West Torrance PV Bombers

P 6 6 4 1 0 0 0

Girls U14 Gold PV Red Hots West Torrance San Pedro Pirates Extra Hawthorne San Pedro Extra All-Stars

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PV Teams Rule Spring . . . PV took care of South Torrance in boys’ U14 Division action at Highridge Park.

Boys U10 Bronze North Torrnace San Pedro Titans Central Torrance United PV Lasers PV United San Pedro Pirates West Torrance Revolution N. Redondo Strikers West Torrance Rebels PV Arsenal II

P 7 6 6 4 4 3 3 3 2 0

Boys U10 Silver PV Arsenal PV Fury South Torrance PV Predators PV Rush West Torrance FC N. Redondo United S. Redondo Gunners S. Redondo Wolfpack S. Redondo Revolution

P 9 7 6 5 5 3 2 2 1 0

Boys U12 Bronze North Redondo South Redondo San Pedro North Redondo PV

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Boys U12 Gold West Torrance Hawthorne PV PV San Pedro PV South Redondo Santa Monica West Torrance

Boys U14 PV PV North Torrance PV South Torrance San Pedro West Torrance South Redondo PV South Redondo South Redondo

Fire Season . . . The PV Fire defeat- The Undefeated . . .

ed the West Torrance Warriors, 4-2, in girls’ U12 Silver Division action at Malaga Cove Fields

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PV Storm downed the North Torrance Strikers, 4-0, to remain undefeated in the girls’ U12 Gold Division.


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8th Graders Add To Trophy Collection . . . The 8th Grade PV Cagers won the Focus Spring Classic. Pictured from the left: Troy Burad, Malcom Robinson, coach Mark Coffman, Patrick Johnson, Ethan Hladek, coach Sam Turks, Connor Krock, Lucas Hong and Brandon Iseri. Palos Verdes Peninsula

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We Salute The Palos Verdes Basketball Association 2016-2017 All-Stars Boys 8th Grade All-Stars Brad Sharp Esa Shabazz Will Engstrom Kevin Rahman Ethan Hladek AJ Arriola Vance Arrenstein Jack Allegaert Griffin Puhl

Ryan Anderson Cyrus Abdo Lucas Hong Ronobier Bhattacharya Ethan Quan Brennan Elming Mateo Poncia Amit Mody

Girls 3rd/4th Grade All-Stars

Girls 5th/6th Grade All-Stars

Girls 7th/8th Grade All-Stars

Yunji Kim Ella Yoo Olivia Christen Madison Gregory Christina Nuccion Natalie Tom Lily Polin Abby Cheung Asiya Kadivar Megan White Olivia McPhee Melina Mokhtarian Alexandra Himebauch Charlotte Fast Kylie Paolucci Noella Wren

Meg Walsh Sofie Zavarella Sakura Sasaki Bridget Callaghan Sarah Stacy Ciara McGovern Sawyer Schilz Mafalda Corral Tatum Severns Charolette Siembieda Melanie Tilles Melanie Harris Olivia Schnel

Angelina Shenouda Eliana Hall Ella Frost Lauren Brandmeyer McKenzie Olsen Mackenzie Severns Rachel Meyerhoff Nicole Siembieda Nicole Tang Olivia Hecker Seforah Teferi Shayli Atashi Casilda Corral Sabrina Epstein

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7th Grade PV Cagers Ready To Move Up . . . The PV Cagers 7th Grade

Red team won the Scholars Basketball Valentines Classic. Pictured from the left, coach Brian Edelman, Nick Stiebel, Noah Lee, Trent Tachiyama, Liam Miller, Phil Kelly, coach Mark Coffman and Troy Takahashi.

PV Panthers Keep Winning Tournaments . . . Coach Christy Beggans

led the AYSO girls’ U10 Panthers to Region 10 Queen of the Hill Champions, Area 1F Champions and finished the season in the Section One tournament in Riverside.

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6th Grade PV Cagers Just Getting Started . . .

The PV Cagers 6th Grade Black team won the Scholars Basketball Valentines Classic. Amartya Setty, Jacob Honeycutt, Donte Sam Pedro, Ryan Byrne, Ethan Lee, Kyle Yamazaki and Owen Chas.

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Tropics At The Top Of The Hill . . . Tropical paradise at Ridgecrest Intermediate School helped bring sixth grade boys and girls together, sort of - girls upper left, boys lower right - at the tropical-themed dance.

PVP-PANORAMA No. 200 • 03/18/17  

SPRING SPEEDS AHEAD

PVP-PANORAMA No. 200 • 03/18/17  

SPRING SPEEDS AHEAD