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PANORAMA Palos Verdes Peninsula

No. 204 • May 13, 2017

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TROPHY SEASON ARRIVES Everything

On Your Mark, Get Set . . . The annual Ridgecrest 5K Run

• The spring sports season is slowly finishing play with league playoffs and championship games scheduled for the month of May. Softball has ended its season and is getting ready for All-Star competition while Pony League begins its playoffs this week. Check out the next edition of Panorama for the annual "Baseball Crunch Time" where we’ll have a few extra pictures of baseball action on the Hill.

took over Peninsula streets last week.

Home Run Ball . . . The Angels Thomas LaPine hits a home run at Lunada Bay Little Panthers Defend Home . . . Peninsula sweeps Sea Kings. League last week.

Memories

AYSO Teams Finish Play

PV Speed finishes tenure as top AYSO team with end of Spring Select season. See Page 24

Math Field Day

Math Trophy Collectors

Students brought home trophies and medallions from Math Field Day. See Page 5

Perfect Pitch Almost Perfect . . . Perfect Pitch finished the season with only one loss and a championship trophy.

Scouts Pancake Breakfast . . . Ernie Howlett Park hosts the 60th annual Mayor’s Breakfast Ride last weekend.

Assembly Ball

Palos Verdes Assembly

Students from local shools attended the final dance at the Biltmore Hotel. See Page 8

Extremly

Famous Peninsula People

Summer is only a few weeks away and everybody knows it. See Page 23


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Peninsula 8th Graders Invade Disneyland Field Trip

• Middle school students take annual trip to Disneyland.

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On Saturday, April 22nd, Palos Verdes Intermediate, Ridgecrest, and Miraleste eight graders took a trip to the happiest place on earth for a day. The Disneyland trip began early in the morning and ended late in the evening around 7:45 PM. Students of the Palos Verdes School District received an all-day pass to go on any rides they wanted. The theme park got a visit from the famous Youtuber Lele Pons the same day. “I think the eighth graders taking a trip to Disneyland is wonderful. Our school has been doing it for a long time now. The kids enjoyed it very much. They have earned that fun journey to Disneyland for graduating and moving on to high school!” said the Palos Verdes Intermediate School Principal Frank Califano. The trip to Disneyland was an excit-

ing, thrilling, and breath-taking adventure. Junior High students on the Hill should definitely keep up their grades and good behavior in eighth grade to enjoy all of the fun adventures.

This Never Gets Old . . . Nothing better than riding a few roller coasters for 8th Graders to wind down and relax a little.


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Coach Leads PEN To 9 Bay League Titles Profile • Peinsula High swim program dominates the South Bay with nine straight Bay League championships.

By Nina Li Since 2009, Peninsula’s swim teams have won consecutive Bay League championships in both the boys’ and girls’ programs. Coach Brian Helmrich has coached the Varsity swim team for nine years and has been with them for seven Bay League titles. His first year of coaching was at North High School in Torrance, until a job opened up at Peninsula. He became a full-time physical education (PE) teacher, a head coach for swimming, the surf team coach and the girls’ water polo coach. “It is pretty hectic teaching four different activities,” Helmrich said. “Surfing pretty much runs through the entire year, so they overlap with boys’ and girls’ swimming and water polo. It gets crazy, but I learned to balance it out.” Helmrich’s high school did not offer swimming as a sport, but he began swimming competitively at the age of

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These Cats Can Swim . . . Peninsula High swim coach Brian Helmrich leads the Panthers into Bay League finals.

seven, until he was 16 and joined local swim teams on the East Coast. When he got to college, he swam Master’s programs during his time at the school. His goal this season, as with every season, is to help swimmers achieve their best and have fun at the same time. “I think Coach Helmrich is an amazing person,” varsity swimmer Emily Wang said. “The whole swim team is like one big family, and the coach always make sure we try our hardest to be the best swimmers we can be. Pen swimming would not be the same

without him.” The swimmers train for the whole year starting with regular PE swim at the beginning of the year. About 50 percent of the team members do not participate in PE swim, since they have their own club swim where they they do on their own training, such as ZAP. However, when season starts in the spring, tryouts are held to determine if the swimmer is qualified for varsity or frosh/soph. During the season, they practice from 2:00 to 4:30. In that time, they usually swim between 3,000 to 6,000 yards, depending on where they are in the season, which can be pretty

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intense. Helmrich varies the days, with conditioning days and stroke development days. “Helmrich is a fun guy, and we can always joke around with him,” said varsity swimmer Ariel Matsumiya. “Even though he seems very laid back and carefree, he really cares about everyone on the team and wants us all to do our best.” Since the new Jackie Pringle pool was installed, many swimmers come specifically to Peninsula to participate in the swim team. About 115 students are on the team and many of them are water polo players who after season, transition onto the swim team. “Fifty percent of the team is made up of those who just swim during their high school career,” Helmrich said. “These kids are intermediate with not as much competitive experience, but with all the hard work they put in during season, you really see all of their times drop and they get faster. So by putting those two together, I think that is how our program is so successful in Bay League.” Just this year, Helmrich has incorporated more dryland work into ev-

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RHE Keeps Up Tradition Pancakes

• Rolling Hills Estates celebrates the 60th annual Mayor’s Breakfast Ride with Peninsula Scouts’ pancake breakfast.

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Keep The Horse Trails Open . . . Rolling Hills Estates City Council members arrive at the Scouts’ annual pancake breakfast by horse and buggy.

The mayor of Rolling Hills Estates, in a buggy pulled by two white horses, and City Council members, on horseback, arrived at Ernie Howlett Park at 8:30 in the morning on May 6 for the annual Mayor’s Breakfast Ride. The breakfast, prepared and served by local boy and girl Scout troops, has been a tradition on the Hill for more than 60 years, and it is still going strong as indicated by the big number of young and old residents who attended. “Ever since I got elected as mayor in 2003, I have continued coming to this event,” Mayor Frank Zerunyan said. “The unique tradition of horseback makes this event such a classic, and the breakfast always brings the community into this big family.” The event could not have been successful without the Scouts program on the Hill. Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills Estates have one of the largest Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs in the state, with each troop having more than a thousand Scouts serving the community. The Scouts served a full course breakfast to a waiting line of people that stretched around the parking lot. “This is one of the best events on the Hill all year for me, and seeing our Scouts hard at work and the Little

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City Leaders On Hand . . . The Scouts’ breakfast was enjoyed by everyone,

including State Assembly person Al Muratsuchi, Rolling Hills Estates Mayor Frank V. Zerunyan, RHE City Council members Britt Huff, Velveth Schmitz and Judy Mitchell.

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Math Students Earn Trophies

Math Field Day

• Local students competed at the annual Los Angeles County Math Field Day recently. Students from 4th to 8th grades in of Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District participated in the annual Math Field Day Competition at Azusa Pacific University recently. Students in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 earned trophies in competition with teams from all over Southern California. The 5th grade team won one gold and two silvers. The 6th grade team won two golds and one bronze. 7th graders recieved one gold and two silvers and the 8th grade team won one gold and a silver. — email reports

Peninsula Students Earn Medallions And Trophies . . . Pictured from the left, top row: Abbie Maemoto, Aaron Guo, Curtis Liu, Andrew Sinsioco, Audrey Lu, Jinhee Won, Mrs. Bev Mairs (between top and middle row, left to right): Jeremy Kim and Bruce Chen. Middle row: Taejun Lee, David Maemoto, Kai Shimada, Navraj Singh, Leia Spagnola, Harley Qiu and Paul Martin. Bottom row: Mrs. Phyllis Thom, Jacob Lee, Mason Shu, Mattew Nguyen, Ava Park and Annie So.

8th Grade Champions . . . Abbie Maemoto, Curtis Liu, Aaron Guo and Andrew Sinsioco.

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6th Grade Champions . . . Jeremy Kim, Jacob Lee, Bruce Chen and Audrey Lu.

7th Grade Champions . . . Taejun Lee, David Maemoto, Kai Shimada and Jinhee Won.

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Ridgecrest Runners Take Over Peninsula RIS 5K Run

This Is Going To Be Easy - NOT . . . The Ridgecrest 5K run is a tough course. It begins between the two malls on Crossfield and then goes up Indian Creek Road, down Crenshaw and then the long uphill incline on Silver Spur back to Crossfield. Twice.

2017 Ridgecrest 5K Top 275 Results

Timing by RaceWire 1 Aaron Wakefield-Carl 12 | M 19:19 2 Cody Hashimoto 13 | M 19:37 3 Ethan Quan 14 | M 21:17 4 Toby Wakefield-Carl 14 | M 21:26 5 Aidan Pulmano 13 | M 21:28 6 Hiroaki Aritomi 14 | M 21:38 7 Daniel David 13 | M 22:11 8 Marcus Kim 14 | M 22:16 9 Kanata Morishige 14 | M 22:27 10 Mikiya Vadney 13 | M 22:30 11 Sam Ahrens 14 | M 22:31 12 Tristan Messerli 13 | M 22:37 13 Kentaro Fujii 14 | M 22:39 14 Hiroaki Shinzaki 14 | M 22:41 14 Zac Winter 33 | M 22:41 16 Nicholas Cha 14 | M 22:46 17 Will Deley 12 | M 22:57 18 Koki Kawakatsu 13 | M 23:01 19 Rosstin Safavian 13 | M 23:02 20 Aidan Flynn 14 | M 23:08 21 Roya Khaleeli 12 | F 23:12 21 Tim Vadney 47 | M 23:12 23 Jean-Sebastien Pack 12 | M 23:13 24 Nathanael Catalan 12 | M 23:35 24 Kamal Baker 13 | M 23:35

26 Aidan Lam 14 | M 23:36 26 Jamie Porter 14 | M 23:36 28 Troy Burad 14 | M 23:40 28 Christian Rasic 12 | M 23:40 28 Akane Ito 15 | F 23:40 31 Eric Shull 12 | M 23:44 32 Nicky Hama 14 | M 23:49 32 Tomas Valderrama 14 | M 23:49 34 Hikaru Sakoda 14 | M 23:53 35 Devin Sharp 14 | M 24:05:00 36 John Pinner 13 | M 24:11:00 36 Quinn Massey 13 | M 24:11:00 38 Giovanni Grossi 11 | M 24:13:00 38 Owen Oschman 11 | M 24:13:00 40 Nadia Tyson 36 | F 24:14:00 41 Madison Woodward 12 | F 24:18:00 42 Dominik David 16 | M 24:28:00 43 Aidan Musgrave 13 | M 24:39:00 43 Saqib Rawda 13 | M 24:39:00 45 Owen Kaili Camerino13 | M 24:41:00 46 Taiyo Horii 12 | M 24:47:00 47 Caleb Lee 13 | M 24:49:00 48 Ryan Paillet 13 | M 24:52:00 49 Ryan Pang 12 | M 24:56:00 50 Phillip Wang 12 | M 24:57:00 51 Makenna Leung 13 | F 24:58:00 52 Erica Wan 14 | F 25:09:00 52 Sosuke Amasaki 14 | M 25:09:00 54 Marco Boardman 11 | M 25:14:00

55 Jack Tamashiro 12 | M 25:17:00 56 Daniel Pavlicek 13 | M 25:22:00 56 Blake Dee 14 | M 25:22:00 58 Kai Shimada 12 | M 25:28:00 58 Ellie Hikima 13 | F 25:28:00 60 Gensuke Amasaki 14 | M 25:31:00 61 Shu Nagatomo 14 | M 25:32:00 61 Bill Leach 47 | M 25:32:00 63 Jeevan Brar 13 | M 25:35:00 64 Erica Buck 48 | F 25:39:00 65 Phillip Kelly 13 | M 25:44:00 66 Gus Flusser 13 | M 25:46:00 67 Pavan Sureshkumar 12 | M 25:48:00 68 Nicholas Cosgrove 12 | M 25:49:00 69 Eli Adams 13 | M 25:50:00 70 Kent Hikima 12 | M 25:51:00 71 Kyle Masuguchi 12 | M 25:52:00 72 Trent Hollingsworth 12 | M 26:00:00 72 Joseph Rhodes 14 | M 26:00:00 74 Thomas Liu 14 | M 26:01:00 75 Andrew Lim 13 | M 26:02:00 76 Itai Conforty 12 | M 26:06:00 76 Daniel Oh 14 | M 26:06:00 78 Joeline Yudess 12 | F 26:11:00 79 Takehiro Shuda 12 | M 26:13:00 80 Kaleb Woodward 12 | M 26:14:00 80 Spencer Lam 12 | M 26:14:00 82 Conrad Benoy 13 | M 26:15:00 83 Alexander Henderson13 | M 26:21:00

• The annual Ridgecrest 5K Run continues to attract runners from all over the Peninsula and South Bay. Runners were up early Sunday morning on April 30 to particpate in the annual school fundraiser race. Participates, mostly students from Ridgecrest Intermediate school, race around the Peninsula business district. The 5K course challenged runners with long uphill grades on Silver Spur Road and a steep downhill portion on Crenshaw Blvd. Ridgecrest student Aaron Wakefield-Carl was the first runner to finish the race, with fellow Raider Cody Hashimoto second and Ethan Quan, third. Roya Khaleeli was the first girl to cross the finish line with Madison Woodward and Makenna Leung right behind her.

Just Another Morning Run . . .

Ridgecrest student Roya Khaleeli was the first girl to cross the finish line with a time of 23:12.

Make Way For The Raiders . . . The more than 700 runners competed in the annual race that took over the streets in the Peninsula business district early Sunday morning.

83 Saul Munn 13 | M 84 Ethan Perez 13 | M 86 Nicole Siembieda 14 | F 87 Evan Smith 11 | M 88 James Terrell 13 | M 88 Kathleen Kugler 14 | F 90 Diana Kalantar 15 | F 91 Bella Hsiung 13 | F 92 Ethan Shahzad 13 | M 93 Russell Chuang 13 | M 94 Sebastian Winkler 11 | M 95 Ryan Cardinali 14 | M 95 Kan Shimada 12 | M 97 Nicholas Lew 13 | M 98 Brandon Mar 14 | M 99 Tom Shull 9 | M 99 Michael Stein 44 | M 101 Leo Dane 12 | M 102 Joseph Thomas 44 | M 103 Jerry Mosna 76 | M 104 Maile Shu 13 | F 105 Jamal Lee 15 | M 106 Christian Ziobro 13 | M

26:24:00 26:24:00 26:30:00 26:33:00 26:34:00 26:34:00 26:37:00 26:40:00 26:41:00 26:46:00 26:48:00 26:49:00 26:49:00 26:51:00 26:55:00 27:05:00 27:05:00 27:07:00 27:10:00 27:12:00 27:22:00 27:23:00 27:25:00

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. . . Continued from Previous Page 107 Vivien He 13 | F 108 Angell Cantoni 12 | M 109 Claudio Cantoni 44 | M 110 Marissa Ho 13 | F 111 Ryan Peterson 12 | M 112 Slater Stevison 14 | M 112 Tia Messerli 8 | F 114 Daniel Eatmon 12 | M 114 Cole Whitten 13 | M 116 Tyler Schmitz 13 | M 117 Grace Monroy 12 | F 118 Evan Endo 14 | M 119 Michael Cantoni 14 | M 120 Hiroshi Kawakatsu 42 | M 120 Ryan Choi 13 | M 122 Jacob Lee 11 | M 123 Adva Shilon 13 | F 124 Jeff Menninger 13 | M 125 Andrew Carpenter 13 | M 126 Kelsey Smith 14 | F 126 Chris Grossi 52 | M 128 Alex Klerman 13 | M 129 Aidan Sun 13 | M 130 Steven Reveche 13 | M 130 Justin Lee 13 | M 132 Jonathan Lee 13 | M

27:30:00 27:33:00 27:34:00 27:38:00 27:41:00 27:45:00 27:45:00 27:48:00 27:48:00 27:49:00 27:52:00 27:53:00 27:55:00 27:57:00 27:57:00 27:59:00 28:00:00 28:01:00 28:02:00 28:03:00 28:03:00 28:06:00 28:09:00 28:10:00 28:10:00 28:11:00

2017 Ridgecrest 5K Top 10 Results 13-14-Year-Old Boys 1 Cody Hashimoto 19:37 2 Ethan Quan 21:17 3 Toby Wakefield-Carl 21:26 4 Aidan Pulmano 21:28 5 Hiroaki Aritomi 21:38 6 Daniel David 22:11 7 Marcus Kim 22:16 8 Kanata Morishige 22:27 9 Mikiya Vadney 22:30 10 Sam Ahrens 22:31 12 & Under Boys 1 Aaron Wakefield-Carl 2 Will Deley 3 Jean-Sebastien Pack 4 Nathanael Catalan 5 Christian Rasic 6 Eric Shull 7 Giovanni Grossi 8 Owen Oschman 9 Taiyo Horii 10 Ryan Pang

19:19 22:57 23:13 23:35 23:40 23:44 24:13 24:13 24:47 24:56

13-14-Year-Old Girls 1 Makenna Leung 24:58 2 Erica Wan 25:09 3 Ellie Hikima 25:28 4 Nicole Siembieda 26:30 5 Kathleen Kugler 26:34 6 Bella Hsiung 26:40 7 Maile Shu 27:22 8 Vivien He 27:30 9 Marissa Ho 27:38 10 Adva Shilon 28:00 12 & Under Girls 1 Roya Khaleeli 2 Madison Woodward 3 Joeline Yudess 4 Tia Messerli 5 Grace Monroy 6 Samantha Shao 7 Mizuki Takahashi 8 Hallie Martin 9 Sofia Thomas 10 Hana Morikawa

23:12 24:18 26:11 27:45 27:52 28:35 28:38 28:40 28:42 28:58

First In Line At The Start . . . Runners get ready for the start of the race at the Ridgecrest 5K Run. 132 Colin Christie 11 | M 28:11:00 134 Isaa Ahmed 12 | M 28:12:00 135 Nicole Tang 14 | F 28:13:00 135 Josie Porter 14 | F 28:13:00 137 Allen Kotoyantz 13 | M 28:14:00 138 Benjamin Choi 14 | M 28:19:00 139 Aidan Odonnell 13 | M 28:25:00 139 Steve Odonnell 47 | M 28:25:00 141 Christopher Ward 57 | M 28:29:00 142 Luke Mcelhone 12 | M 28:31:00 143 Samantha Shao 12 | F 28:35:00 144 Yuki Hatae 13 | F 28:36:00 144 Keshav Sharma 12 | M 28:36:00 146 Mizuki Takahashi 12 | F 28:38:00 147 Hallie Martin 12 | F 28:40:00 148 Sofia Thomas 12 | F 28:42:00 149 Hiroki Kamata 13 | M 28:46:00 149 Kevin Cross 13 | M 28:46:00 151 Charlie Hopkins 13 | M 28:49:00 152 Caila Mecozzi 13 | F 28:50:00 153 Jack Mcdowell 69 | M 28:51:00 153 Jacob Thomas 14 | M 28:51:00 155 Kurtis Chan 14 | M 28:54:00 155 Cameron Feigle 14 | M 28:54:00 155 Brandon Park 12 | M 28:54:00 158 Miriam Naya 49 | F 28:57:00 158 Sydney Schwartz 13 | F 28:57:00 158 Shanna Ziobro 13 | F 28:57:00 161 Hana Morikawa 12 | F 28:58:00 162 Taylor Stroud 14 | F 29:02:00 163 Candace Baik 13 | F 29:04:00 163 James O’dea 13 | M 29:04:00 165 John Maurizio 14 | M 29:05:00 166 Michael Liang 13 | M 29:10:00 167 Daniel Kent 14 | M 29:11:00 168 Nathan Chen 13 | M 29:13:00 169 Edward Choi 13 | M 29:14:00 170 Ahamed Elhabbal 13 | M 29:15:00 171 Maxwell Crockett 13 | M 29:16:00 171 Hannah Bauer 13 | F 29:16:00 173 Tillianna Wakefield-Carl10 29:18:00 173 Jack Ramsey 12 | M 29:18:00 175 Darin Park 14 | M 29:21:00 176 Miyuki Endo 11 | F 29:27:00 176 Linda Reid 50 | F 29:27:00 178 Lori Siembieda 44 | F 29:30:00 178 Charlotte Chiang 11 | F 29:30:00 180 Nelson Valderrrama 45 | M 29:31:00 181 Madison Carney 12 | F 29:34:00 182 Cedar Rose Leach 12 | F 29:36:00 182 Brandon Lee 13 | M 29:36:00 184 Bryan Nguyen 13 | M 29:38:00 184 Michael Kerker 12 | M 29:38:00 184 Daren Sathasivam 14 | M 29:38:00 187 Jerard Agravante 12 | M 29:39:00 187 Joshua Choi 13 | M 29:39:00 189 Frankie Reid 14 | M 29:40:00 189 Jackie Hung 12 | F 29:40:00 191 Nathanael Nam 13 | M 29:41:00 192 Maple Groves 13 | F 29:44:00 193 Rachel Crawford 13 | F 29:46:00 193 Jaesung Cha 13 | M 29:46:00 195 Rosalie Del Rosario 47 | F 29:48:00 196 Sui Sakai 11 | M 29:49:00 197 Ashley Ward 14 | F 29:51:00 198 Ronjini Chatterjee 14 | F 29:55:00 199 Christina Naya 14 | F 29:59:00 200 Hailey Schwartz 13 | F 30:00:00 201 Brandon Hama 12 | M 30:03:00 202 Onyenauchea Ajufoh 12 | F 30:06:00 203 Sara Takai 12 | F 30:07:00 204 Nathan Stein 13 | M 30:12:00 204 Ian Colaruotolo 13 | M 30:12:00 206 Caleb Bringas 13 | M 30:14:00 207 Zachary Abrahim 14 | M 30:16:00 208 Yuta Yogi 11 | M 30:17:00 208 Kayano Otofuji 13 | F 30:17:00

210 Sidney Campbell 13 | F 30:18:00 211 Peter Kraemer 12 | M 30:20:00 212 Kylie Mokhtarian 12 | F 30:21:00 213 Charlotte Siembieda 11 | F 30:22:00 213 Rina Dirickson 11 | F 30:22:00 215 Rachel Munn 55 | F 30:24:00 215 Emma Persson 13 | F 30:24:00

No. 1 Finishes First . . . Ridgecrest student Aaron Wakefield-Carl finished the race in first place in a time of 19:19. 215 Lucas De Leon 12 | M 218 David Kwon 13 | M 219 Matthew Arrieta 14 | M 220 Wyatt Wang 14 | M 220 Diane Kallah 13 | F 222 Christina Kim 13 | F 223 David Valderrama 11 | M 223 Tyson Gan 13 | M 223 Daniel Abudy 12 | M

30:24:00 30:26:00 30:27:00 30:31:00 30:31:00 30:34:00 30:35:00 30:35:00 30:35:00

226 Jeremy Kim 12 | M 227 Khiara Diaz-Knauff 12 | F 228 Tyler Rijadi 13 | M 228 Colin Smithsuvan 11 | M 230 Tristan Drake 11 | M 230 Jiwoo Yoon 13 | M 230 Paula Rosca 13 | F 233 Annika Daniel 13 | F 233 Jack Lamadrid 12 | M 235 Nico Simonian 11 | M 236 Sophia Daniel 13 | F 236 Nagisa Sugawara 12 | F 238 Peter Gonnerman 44 | M 238 Brady Gonnerman 8 | M 240Taejun Lee 14 | M 241 George Zhang 13 | M 241 Kaitlyn Ho 13 | F 243 Ethan Nicolls 14 | M 244 Evan Song 13 | M 245 Jaehyun Rhee 13 | M 245 William Yun 12 | M 245 Sungin Park 14 | M 248 Matt Yang 12 | M 248 Tara Labisi 13 | F 248 Kelsie Burruss 14 | F 251 Eleni Delucie 13 | F 252 Erik Lee 12 | M 253 Dokyun Kim 13 | M 254 Armaan Meghani 12 | M 254 Ashley Feng 13 | F 256 David Nainkin 46 | M 257 Ian Choi 12 | M 257 Evan Schwartz 13 | M 259 Tania Peterson 38 | F 260 Robert Boardman 52 | M 261 Layne Oschman 13 | F 261 Nicholas Chu 13 | M 263 Mazen Hassan 13 | M 264 Kanon Kitazume 13 | F 265 Roman Enriquez 13 | M 266 Weston Bragg 14 | M 266 Kenna Takamiya 4 | F 268 Hinata Kitahama 12 | F 269 Manke Luo 14 | F 270 Lauren Whang 13 | F 270 Terrie Jeon 13 | F 272 Josh Ikegami 12 | M 273 Jonathan Wong 13 | M 274 Jessica Ho 14 | F 275 Sanna Bacich 14 | F

30:37:00 30:39:00 30:41:00 30:41:00 30:42:00 30:42:00 30:42:00 30:43:00 30:43:00 30:44:00 30:53:00 30:53:00 30:55:00 30:55:00 31:03:00 31:07:00 31:07:00 31:12:00 31:15:00 31:19:00 31:19:00 31:19:00 31:20:00 31:20:00 31:20:00 31:22:00 31:24:00 31:25:00 31:28:00 31:28:00 31:29:00 31:30:00 31:30:00 31:32:00 31:37:00 31:38:00 31:38:00 31:39:00 31:40:00 31:41:00 31:43:00 31:43:00 31:45:00 31:47:00 31:48:00 31:48:00 31:52:00 31:53:00 31:54:00 31:56:00

Annual Fundraiser . . . The Ridgecrest 5K Run helps raise money for Ridgecrest Intermediate School students and various programs.


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PV Assembly Holds Annual Ball Presentation • It starts with middle school Cotillion and ends with Peninsula seniors being honored at the Palos Verdes Assembly Presentation Ball.

By Katie Hageman A popular location for social gatherings as well as Hollywood backdrops, the Millennium Biltmore Hotel was the location of the Palos Verdes Assembly Presentation Ball on May 6th. The Presentation Ball is held at the same location each year, with the goal of honoring the seniors who have been involved with the ballroom dancing organization since the sixth grade. In sixth grade, students have the opportunity to join Cotillion, a monthly

dance in which instructors teach proper manners and lead the students in dance steps. Bobby Burgess is the lead instructor of the Palos Verdes Cotillion and Assembly program and has worked with the organization for more than 60 years. His son, Robert Burgess, has been involved in the program for roughly 20 years. Both of these men feel privileged to have worked with Palos Verdes students over the years and deeply enjoy sharing their knowledge of ballroom dancing with the students in the community. Once entering high school, students may apply to join Assembly. The requirements for applying include participation in all three years of middle school Cotillion, with good attendance

Black Tie And A Little More . . . The legendary Millennium Biltmore Hotel

was the location for the annual Palos Verdes Assembly Presentation Ball for Peninsula seniors.

and positive attitude along with compliance with the dress code. Once students are accepted into the high school program, they continue to learn proper etiquette and progress with their ballroom dancing techniques. At the end of four more years of dancing, the Presentation Ball is an extravagant night put together to honor these seniors. Everyone gets glammed up, with the honored young men wearing formal attire with a tailcoat, while the honored young women wear full white dresses. The formal attire added to the location of the Biltmore Hotel creates a stunning atmosphere. There is one added aspect of Assembly not seen in Cotillion. This is community service. Students volunteer at various events within the community each year and submit their hours to some of the patronesses of Assembly. Students have the option to simply submit their hours for only Assembly or to include them in their hours going toward the Presidential Service Award, which can be done because Assembly is a certified organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Everyone receives a service medallion at their senior ball if they have completed at least 80 hours of community service throughout their high school years. This year, at the ball, it was announced that the seniors completed a combined total of more than 10,000 hours throughout the four years they were enrolled in Assembly. Given that the senior Assembly class was made up of 41 students, 10,000 hours is an incredibly honorable achievement.

These 41 students were all introduced individually at the Presentation Ball. The presentees were split into four different introduction groups, two made up of women and two made up of men. The students entered onto the balconies, above all of their friends and family who were seated on the floor below, and curtsied or bowed. Once everyone in the first group was introduced on the balconies, individual short biographies were read

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PV Ends Season As Bay League Champs Girls Lacrosse • The Palos Verdes High girls’ lacrosse team had a memorable season by beating Redondo and winning the Bay League championship. By Jenna McFarland Palos Verdes High’s girls lacrosse team has had an amazing season, most recently taking home the Bay League Championship. This title is a big deal because it’s the first Bay League Championship for the lacrosse team since 2012. Two big wins helped solidify the number one spot for the girls, winning against Peninsula High School with a score of 14-6,

as well as beating Mira Costa, 21-13. The success of the team can be credited to talented players and their supportive coach. Although lacrosse is not the biggest sport on the West Coast, that is one of the very reasons why junior Zoe Puccia loves it. Says Puccia, “Because not a ton of people play lacrosse and our team isn’t that big, our team is very close knit and feels like family.” This chemistry between the play-

ers on and off the field, along with a great coaching staff, is what has made this already great team become champions.” Every great coach understands the game and the players, and, according to Puccia, the coach of girls lacrosse at PV does just that. “Our coach really understood her players, and she put us all in different positions, which we adapted to really well and began to thrive in,” Puccia said. This visionary mindset of the coach helped to put the players in the best positions possible for each individual talent, resulting in a team playing in positions that allow them to achieve their potentials. The tight-knit nature of the team, along with an excellent coach, has made PV girls Lacrosse a force to be reckoned with, which is best illustrated by the Bay League title this season. Although Redondo Union High typically leaves the season as Bay League champions, this year the tides have turned, and PV has emerged on top. Although great accomplishments have already been achieved, the team does not plan to stop with the Bay League title. They’ve already starting making a name for themselves in CIF, winning their first round, and next year they are predicted to have an even better season. Says Puccia, “We’re going to go all the way to the finals next year because we’ve been improving all year and we’re only are going to be better next year.”

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• First-Team Bay League basketball player is now leading the Panthers to first place in baseball.

By Nina Li Every year, Peninsula High School graduates hundreds of senior athletes who have left a lasting legacy in their footsteps. Nick Frasso and his family members have made an impact on many sports, with prominent recognition in baseball and basketball. Frasso, after 12 years of playing both basketball and baseball, cultivated his own legacy through many titles, such as SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week for his exceptional work on the varsity teams. Varsity baseball coach Brian Bowles has been a coach for five years, and this year marks his first year as head coach. He has known Frasso since he was a freshman through baseball and has really gotten to know him. “Nick is a leader by action, and he plays the game relaxed so when others tense up he remains care free and allows his ability to come to the forefront,” Bowles said. “He does not over-think or press when competing, instead he trusts his ability and stays in the moment, the coach said. During baseball season, the goal for team members is to maintain the physical condition they gained in the off-season. They do one bullpen session a week to stay tuned up and complete arm exercises and conditioning workouts. During off-season, they spend their time weightlifting to gain greater strength and power. Players also do fewer bullpen sessions, but do more long tosses to build arm strength for the following year as well as work on skill development and rooting out bad habits.

“I think he (Frasso) has as high a ceiling as anyone I have ever coached at Peninsula,” Bowles said. “He is a late bloomer and is still figuring out his pitching delivery, but if he commits to the weight room, conditioning, mental prep and continues to work on his delivery, he [will continue to get better]. Nick has been a key player on our team who has contributed as a hitter and a pitcher,” the coach said. However, before baseball season, Frasso plays on the varsity basketball team. He led the Panthers to CIF Southern Section Division 1A semifinals under Ryan Quinlan’s coaching. In basketball season, the team trains intensely, proving how their hard work paid off in their winning season. “Frasso kept the team mood really light and positive during practices and games,” said teammate Blake Godbold. “He was definitely one of the goof-

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Clutch Player . . . The Peninsula High varsity baseball team got a clutch hit and great outfield play from senior Nick Frasso against Palos Verdes High Tuesday. And then on Thursday he pitched no-hitter at PV High to lead the Panthers to a 3-0 win and a sweep of the Sea Kings.


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Softball Girls Love Their Diamonds . . .

The Diamond Skywalkers celebrate winning the 8U championship game at Cornerstone school last week.

Red Rockers Earn An Encore . . . The Red Rockers handed Perfect Pitch its first loss of the season to force a second 10U championship game.

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Softball Girls Finish Spring Season Softball

• The Palos Verdes Peninsula Girls’ Fast-Pitch Softball League held Closing Day ceremonies last week at Cornerstone School. Pitch Perfect come back after losing their first game of the season to defeat the Red Rocks for the 10U title.. The Diamond Skywalkers defeated the Pink Fireballs to win the 8U championship game. The Killer Bees and Orange Crush will battle for the 12U championship this weekend.

More Fireballs . . . The Pink Fireballs had a great season reaching the 8U championship game against the Diamond Skywalkers.

Perfect Slide . . . Perfect Pitch slides in for a score against the Red Rockers during the 10U championship game at Cornerstone School last week.


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Nothing Gets By . . . Silver Spur Orioles second baseman Aaron Monzon makes a diving catch for an out during Intermediate Division action.

Acrobats On The Carpet . . . The action is fast and furious around home plate between the Indians and Angels at Lunada Bay Little League.

Big Blue Set To Compete . . . RHLL Orioles Fly High . . . The

Rolling Hills Majors Orioles have taken over first place and are playing like King of the Hill royality.

Dodgers’ pitcher Masson Meyers is set to help lead is team during the Minor Division playoffs at Silver Spur Little League.

Angels Hold LBLL . . . The Lunada Bay Majors Angels got 12-5 win over the Indians in Major Division play.


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Peninsula Little League 2017 Home Run Leaders Rolling Hills Little League

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Rays Shake Off Challengers For First

Pony League

• The Rays look to finish the regular season in first place and the top seed in the double-elimination playoffs. The Rays will finish the regular season today with a game against the Dodgers at Ernie Howlett Park. The second place Rockies will finish the regular season aganst the Athleitcs. Alex Kudo hit his second home run of the season, while a number of players hit one out for the first time to add their names to the home run list.

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Pony Bats Wake Up . . .

The first-place Rays celebrate with Josef Govednik after his home run against the Mets at Ernie Howlett Park.

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Rockies Ready For Playoffs . . .

Rockies’ pitcher Dylan Seiter has his team prepared for playoff action after finishing the regular season in second place.

Rock Behind The Plate . . . Yankees’ catcher Travis Wilkins made two great plays at home plate for outs against the Rockies.

Peninsula Sports Camps Summer 2017 Ages: Boys and Girls 5-14

The Peninsula Sports Camps, founded in 1972 has conducted basketball, soccer and baseball camps for over 60,000 youngsters. Tom Maier, the camp director is one of the South Bay’s most prominent basketball coaches with over 660 wins and 4 CIF titles. He is a certified teacher who has a master ‘s degree from USC in Sports Administration. He has been running summer sports camps for over 44 years and his number one goal is self-improvement for every camper. Camp features include Fundamentals, Games (everyone plays), Guest Speakers, Outstanding Coaching Staffs, Camp T-shirt, Awards & Contests, Certificate of Participation, Player Profile, Swimming, Transportation Available ($45 weekly) and much more. 45th Annual Peninsula Basketball Camp – July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31 - August 4 40th Annual Peninsula Baseball Camp - July 24 – July 28 40th Annual Peninsula Soccer Camp - July 17 - 21, July 31 – August 4 Palos Verdes High School 600 Cloydon Rd. Palos Verdes Estates Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm or 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Monday - Friday Fees: $265 Full Day, $145 ½ Day 21st Annual 1/2 Day Peninsula Soccer Camp – June 12-16, July 24–28 13th Annual 1/2 Day Peninsula Baseball Camp – July 31 - August 4 Ages: Boys and Girls, 5-12 Hess Park, Rancho Palos Verdes Time: 9:00 am - 12 00 pm, Monday - Friday Fees: $130 Contact Info: Tom Maier at (310) 213-5433


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Playoff Season At The Plate Little League

• The final battles are set before the Major, Intermediate and Minors Divisions begin playoff action at all four Little Leagues. The Silver Spur Cardinals and the Lunada Bay Giants, both from the Minors Divisions, are the only teams on the Peninsula without a loss. Big hitters from Silver Spur and Lunada Bay Little Leagues got their names on the Peninsula home run list while, Niall Collins from Palos Verdes Little League leads the Hill with 12 home runs.

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More Action At Second Base . . . The Dodgers Arnav Singh slides safely at second base against the first-place Orioles in Silver Spur Intermediate Division action at Ernie Howlett Park.

Time For A Rally . . . The old Big Cubs In Play For Playoffs . . . Playoffs On Deck . . . The Reds held back the Giants, 10-9, in Intermediate Division play at Lunada Bay Little League.

The Cubs’ Jay Kakani makes solid contact for an RBI during Major Division action at Palos Verdes Little League.

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Peninsula Outfielders Make The Play . . . Former Lunada Bay Little League All-Star now senior outfielder for Peninsula High Jordan Greenway makes a running catch in foul territory and then gets up to fire a strike to former Silver Spur Little League All-Star Kento Haruyama for a double play against the Sea Kings.

Sea Kings And Panthers Play Defense . . . Palos Verdes High senior second baseman Justin Jones places the tag on Michael Fuhrman for an out during the Panthers rivarly game with the Sea Kings at home Tuesday.

Impressive Win . . .

Peninsula High junior pitcher Matt Meskin shut out the Sea Kings to help the Panthers take a stake a first place in the Bay League standings.

Seniors Lead The Panthers . . . Peninsula senior A.J. Hollis makes a nice catch for an out during the Panthers 3-0 over Palos Verdes Tuesday. The Panthers’ senior outfield of Nick Frasso, A.J. Hollis and Jordan Greenway made key plays for outs against their Hill rivals.

JV PV Downs Redondo . . . The

Palos Verdes High JV team got two nice wins over Redondo before taking a 5-1 loss to Peninsla at home Tuesday. Palos Verdes Peninsula

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Room For Improvement . . . Next on the list of improvements to the Peninsula High baseball field will be raising the dugouts to field level and hopefully adding stadium seating for a better fan experience.

Frasso Having Great Season . . . Continued from Page 15

balls on the team, but he also was a supportive teammate. You really did not know what he was going do next out there, so he kept you on your toes, Godbold said. As Frasso graduates this year, his family name will not disappear from Peninsula quite yet. Freshman Luke Frasso will continue to carry on the Frasso in basketball season, on varsity, like his brother. “Just playing and having fun is what encouraged me to participate in these sports,” Nick Frasso said. “I think a big accomplishment is to be able to play varsity in both basketball and baseball, and my favorite part of being on these teams is competing in general with my friends.”


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as the individual students came into the center of the room. Once the bio was read, the student gave a bundle of roses to his or her mother, along with a single rose to his/her grandmother, if she was present. The presentees were then escorted out of the ballroom. After all of the students in the group of presentees were recognized, each senior came back onto the dance floor with their mother or their father. The parents of the students placed the service medallion around their son/ daughter’s neck and proceeded to dance the waltz with their child. After all 41 seniors had been recognized, dinner was served. The meal consisted of soup, salad, beef and fish, and dessert. Everyone socialized with others at their table as they ate, and, once the food was gone,

Mayor’s Ride For Scouts Pancake Breakfast . . . Continued from Page 4

Leaguers play their hearts out really touches my heart,” Council member Velveth Schmitz said. “The beautiful location of this park, where you can see the amazing landscape as you eat your breakfast, is what keeps me coming back.” Mayor’s Breakfast Ride is one of those events that brings the community together. The smiles on the Scout’s faces as they dump eggs on an elderly person’s face brings smiles all around. At the benches, the adults have conversations about the past AYSO soccer game while their children play tag on the field. On their way out, the residents shake hands with the City Council members and thank them for their work on the beautiful place they live in. This very local event can really warm someone’s heart and can be a place they can call home. “This was my very first time riding a horse along with the other council members, and it has given me a newfound appreciation to this equestrian culture here,” State Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi said. “I love this event and the vibe it brings to the community, and I appreciate the City Council for this opportunity to serve this beautiful city.”

the dance floor filled up. For the next few hours, everyone talked, laughed, and danced as the seniors enjoyed the grand final event of their Assembly years. The beautiful Assembly Presentation Ball gave the seniors a chance to look at how much they have accomplished over their years, and it gave everyone else a chance to recognize their efforts. The Palos Verdes Assembly was founded on the principles of elegance, grace, manners, and community service. Since 1964, Assembly students have accomplished all of those things. This 2017 Presentation Ball was the night to honor the 2016-2017 seniors who have upheld the ideals of Cotillion and Assembly for their past seven years.

Looking To Be Famous . . . Extremely Famous Peninsula People coming in next edition on May 27!

Peninsula Works For Bay League Dominance

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. . . Continued from Page 3 eryday practices. They do circuits and strength training, which is unusual with swimming. They work in different stations, with CrossFit exercises along with the swimming. Towards the end of the season, they taper off the dryland work and focus more on swimming technique and racing strategy. “My favorite part about being on the swim team is forming these unforgettable friendships with other swimmers and the coaches,” varsity swimmer Wang said. “To share the opportunity to compete for our school with this amazing team is truly a dream come true!” Peninsula graduated many fast swimmers last year and is vying to win another Bay League Championship,

which will not be very easy. Redondo and Mira Costa are the main competitors against Peninsula and they have very well-rounded teams. According to coach Helmrich, we have a possible shot at Bay League, but with a swim meet, anything can happen, a relay could get disqualified or someone could get hurt. “I love the swimmers and have a lot of fun with them,” Helmrich said. “There are many stresses that come along with being a coach, like balancing my schedule, paperwork and organizing the logistics in the program, but when it comes down to what I really enjoy is just the satisfaction of helping a swimmer reach their personal record and getting faster, knowing that you helped them achieve that.”

PEF Holds Major Fundraiser Tonight • The Peninsula Education Foundation’s 35th annual Main Event fundraiser will be held today at Terranea Resort. Guests will feel like they’ve been whisked off to the coast of Spain to enjoy the island of Ibiza. The vibrant and artsy vibe is generating excitement for this year’s event to raise funds for all 17 public schools in the Palos Verdes Unified School District. Highlight of the evening will be a student musical dance, and robotics performances to showcase the people the Peninsula Education Foundation (PEF) supports. Guests will be able to take part in the silent and live auctions, which include a spectacular array of collectible wines, travel experiences, concert tickets and a chance to win a Lexus RX 450h or a year of dining at Terranea’s Catalina Kitchen. “We are so excited to feature our own PV parent and Grammy Award nominee music producer starRo, who will be performing the musical entertainment and getting the dance party started for the evening.

All of the ethereal visuals for the night as well as the uber talented student musical and dance performances are sure to ignite the senses,” says event co-chairs Julia Whitley and Michael Larson of SEJ Event Productions. “PEF is grateful for the design, vision and execution of PVPUSD alum Julia Whitley who receives rave reviews for events by her’s and Larson’s SEJ Event Productions. The highlight of the evening will be the live auction with packages including an exclusive family resort membership to Terranea Resort, a Maserati Quattroporte for a weekend paired with a private Strand House wine dinner and Beach House hotel stay, Ed Sheeran concert tickets with seating for 6 in a Staples Center luxury suite, an exotic vacation via private Advanced Air flight, private dinner for 16 at the newly renovated Rolling Hills Country Club, membership to the Portuguese Bend Beach Club and more. For those not able to attend the event, Main Event’s online auction ran

April 14 – 23 and generated $95,000 in critically needed funds and featured items and services donated by our generous local businesses and community members. This year, PEF has committed to donating $3.5 million to the local public schools to restore programs and teaching positions that are otherwise cut due to state budget shortfalls. Our students and families are enormously grateful to PEF donors for funding P.E. teachers, music teachers, library aides, school site tech squads, academic and safe school counselors, the College & Career Center staff, Parent University, STEM engineering programs for 4th12th grade, and classroom teaching positions. PEF counts on a strong Main Event to make its pledge to the district and invites all school parents and non-school community members to join us in uniting to support all PVPUSD schools from elementary to high school.


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PV Speed Time Together Comes to an End

Team Soccer

With the AYSO National mandated change to birth year for age groupings set to take effect this fall, things are changing throughout the AYSO soccer landscape. While there will be an adjustment period for families to acclimate to the change, the joy of the game will undoubtedly continue for all children that play the sport. For now, many teams that have long played together are concluding their time together as the change will send players in different directions. In Palos Verdes, one such team, PV Speed, has wrapped up in style. The team formed during the 2015 season with a handful of players from that original team still together. In their most recent and final tournament together, they left the field champions. One last hurrah, one final great memory. There is no doubt there are other teams in Palos Verdes and across the country that are similarly trying their best to end on a high note. If PV Speed is any indication, the memories of their teammates, the wins, the loss-

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March, Strawberry Cup BU12 4th Place . . . Pictured from the left, Tyler Morales, Tyson Smith, Kaden Stone, Skip Haasnoot, Max Polin, Oliver Macfarlane, Joseph Dileva, Nathan Chavira, Trevor Kwak, Josh Scaglione, Ryan Mendez and coach Edgar Mendez.

April, Founders Cup BU12 Medalist . . . Pictured from the left, coach Edgar Mendez, Ryan Mendez, Trevor Kwak, Tyler Morales, Kaden Stone, Josh Scaglione, Nathan Chavira, Joseph Dileva, Skip Haasnoot, Max Polin, Tyson Smith and Oliver Macfarlane.

April, Palos Verdes Spring League BU12 – Silver 3rd Place . . .

Pictured from the left, Ryan Mendez, Max Polin, Oliver Macfarlane, Josh Scaglione, Tyler Morales, Tyson Smith, Kaden Stone, Trevor Kwak, Joseph Dileva and coach Edgar Mendez. Not pictured: Skip Haasnoot, Nathan Chavira.

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T 0 0 1 1 0

W 6 5 3 2 1 0 0

L 0 1 2 3 4 3 4

T 0 0 1 1 1 3 2

W 6 5 5 2 0

L 2 1 3 5 7

T 0 2 0 1 1

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

P 21 16 16 15 15 13 13 12 3 0

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L 2 2 3 2 4 3 3 4 8 7

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P 27 19 18 17 16 13 7 6 6 3 0 0

W 9 6 6 5 5 4 2 2 2 1 0 0

L 0 2 3 2 3 4 4 0 7 0 8 9

T 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Boys U12 Gold

Hawthorne West Torrance PV PV San Pedro Boys U10 Silver South Redondo P W L T Santa Monica PV Fury 22 7 1 1 West Torrance PV Arsenal 21 7 1 0 PV West Torrance FC 18 6 3 0 S. Redondo Wolfpack 16 5 3 1 Boys U14 S. Redondo Gunners 11 3 3 2 N. Redondo United 11 3 4 2 PV PV Predators 8 2 4 2 North Torrance PV Rush 8 2 5 2 PV South Torrance 6 2 5 0 West Torrance San Pedro Titans 3 1 0 0 PV S. Redondo Revolution 3 1 8 0 San Pedro South Redondo Boys U12 Bronze South Redondo P W L T South Torrance South Redondo 19 6 1 1 PV North Redondo 19 6 1 1 PV North Redondo 11 3 3 2 South Redondo San Pedro 9 3 5 0 PV 0 0 8 0

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Soccer Season Never Ends . . .

The AYSO Spring Select Season has ended, which means summer soccer and the summer tournament season has begun.

Red Spurred Foxes Finish Spring Undefeated . . .

The girls’ U12 Red Spurred Foxes went undefeated and won first place in the PV Spring Select League U12 Silver Division. Pictured from the left, back row: coach Jean-Michel Maarek, Sharlize Moayedi, Priscilla Men Martin, Katie Hoover, Zofia Lok, Mia Mastan, Madison Carney, Mia Buriani, Sofia Thomas and assistant coach Eddie Lok. Front row: Idge Callaghan, Kaitlyn Fetters, Amanda Liaw and Molly Marley. Not pictured: Stella Masuda and Kaitlyn Tarakji.

May, Strawberry Cup BU12 1st Place Champions . . . Pictured

from the left, coach Edgar Mendez, Joseph Dileva, Ryan Mendez, Max Polin, Kaden Stone, Josh Scaglione and Tyson Smith. Bottom row, Trevor Kwak, Sean Tanimura, Tyler Morales and Andrew Caoile. Not pictured: Oliver Macfarlane.

. . . Continued from Page 24 es, the draws, the road trips, the overnight hotel stays, the rain, the game reschedules, and everything else that makes AYSO a unique and wonderful family experience will be long remembered for years to come. Organizations like AYSO are rare that make this all possible. Go Speed! Go AYSO! ­— email reports

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New Kings And Queens Of The Hill . . . The mustard weeds have no chance against these eating machines.

PVP-PANORAMA No. 204 • 05/13/17  

TROPHY SEASON ARRIVES

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