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PANORAMA Palos Verdes Peninsula

No. 147 • June 7, 2014

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• The baseball season has offically ended with Closing Day cermonies at all four Peninsula Little Leagues. Little League tournament action is underway, and the middle school and high school sports season has ended Check out our final edition before summer break on June 21 covering King of the Hill, Tournament of Champions, All-Star teams and more good local stuff.

Ham and Cheese Playoff Drama Takes Over Peninsula . . . All four Peninsula Little Leagues held championship games and Closing Day ceremonies Saturday highlighted by trophy presentations and big surprises.

Adults . . . More and more Peninsula residents want to be extremely famous, and the only way to do that is to be inside the pages of PVP-PANORAMA. See Pages 4-7.

You Can’t Beat The Stripes

The Dominators’ Ethan Yu takes on Walnut at the Western Shootout. See Page 27

Peninsula Athletes Show Their Speed . . . Peninsula High hosts the South Bay League track and field meet featuring competitors from all Peninsula middle schools.

Girl Scouts Cross Bridge In Style

Peninsula Girl Scouts participate in 33-year-old tradition in San Francisco. See Page 3

Madness Hits Pony Playoffs

The 10th seed Dodgers will play in the championship game today. See Page 23

Pitchers Ready For Their Close-Ups Teams won’t go far in tournament action without good pitching. See Pages 20-21

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Graduation Week On The Peninsula. . . . Soleado School graduated another

group of 5th Graders into middle school. Ridgecrest Intermediate graduated another group of 8th Graders into high school.

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Local Girl Scouts Cross The Bridge Girl Scouts • Peninsula Girl Scouts travel to San Francisco to cross the bridge from Scouting to Cadetes. On the weekend of May 3, 5th grade Peninsula Girl Scout troops from Cornerstone, Montemalaga, Silver Spur and Vista Grande schools traveled to San Francisco to participate in a “bridging” ceremony. This earned recognition is for the girls hard work as Junior Scouts and marks their transition to the next level of scouting as Cadettes. The girls joined over 5,000 other 5th grade Girl Scouts from across the country to walk approximately two miles over the Golden Gate Bridge. The girls travel the bridge together as a troop with their leaders. Along the way, they traded little pins, bracelets and other giveaways that they had made, called SWAPS (Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere), with other Girl Scouts as a way to meet each other and promote friendship.

They ended up at Chrissy Field where they continued to meet other troops and visited the many activity booths that were set up. The Girl Scouts of Northern California have been hosting this bridging tradition for the past 33 years. It was an experience that will be remembered forever. — email report

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Extremely Famous Peninsula People Publisher’s Note (crazy talk)

• It’s official. Everyone on the Peninsula has gone a little funny in the head about being in the PANORAMA newspaper. We’ve cleaned out all our files. We have no more photos to publish. Four pages in one edition of Extremely Famous Peninsula People is enough. That’s it! No more “Put me in the paper. Take a picture of me. Hey, PANORAMA man. The press is here. Hey, camera guy. Take a picture of my dog,” etc. You’re all famous now - Extremely Famous. (There’s a difference). One more edition left before OUR summer break - on June 21. Freshest copies and refills can always be found at the Library or Ruby’s during summer. OK. If you ask, and if the old Big Daddy Nikon camera has enough battery life - we’ll take your picture. But that’s it!

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Sea Kings Rule Distance Races . . . Marauders Wear Their War Paint . . . The athletes from Miraleste Intermediate were ready to compete and did a great job by beating out Parras for second place.

PVIS runners Ian Irish and Connor Rutledge helped PVIS sweep first places tin he 1600 meter run in boys and girls, Upper and Lower Divisions.

An Amazing Performance . . . PVIS 7th Grader Mazzy Genovese won the girls’ 1600 meter run by a wide margin and her unoffical time of 5:17 would have put her in the Bay League finals with the high schoolers.

Running Against The Wind . . . The back stretch on the Peninsula High track was a tough run against the wind for all the competitors.

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Big Surprise, Not . . . Ridgecrest athlete and Pony League home run leader Dean Porter won the boys’ shot put to help the Raiders win the overall team competition.

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Raiders Finish Sports Season In First

Track & Field

• Ridgecrest Intermediate dominates the South Bay League middle school track meet last week at Peninsula High. Middle school athletes from all over the South Bay competed in the final athletic event of the year which saw Ridgecrest and Miraleste schools finishing in first and second place in the overall team standings. Overall Team Results Ridecrest Miraleste Parras Hermosa Valley PVIS Manhttan Beach Chadwick Adams Dana

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Chadwick Takes A First . . . Chadwick school competed in the South Bay League track and field meet, taking first place in the girls’ Lower Division 200 meter run. Miraleste was second and Ridgecrest finished third.

Blue-Ribbon Performance . . . Ridgecrest student Joseph Ford wins the Lower boys’ 200 meter race ahead of Parras and Hermosa Valley middle schools.

They Don’t Miss A Beat . . . Andrew

Lai moves to the inside to make his move and pass follow RIS runner and Jazz musician Chris Alon during the last 50 meters of the 1600 meter run at Peninsula High.

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Local Students Win At VEX Robotics World Championship STEM

• Students from PV High, Ridgecrest, PVIS and Chadwick team up to win Teamwork Award. A Rolling Robots Team - Team 7700B, received the Teamwork Award at the 2014 Vex Robotics World Championship where 150 qualified middle school teams from 28 countries participated in Anaheim. The Teamwork Award is presented to a group of teams from a single school or organization that demonstrates a season-long commitment to cooperation, unity and mutual respect, and has built a sustainable multi-team robotics program.

Verdes. Through the competition season, all teams have worked together and learned from and taught each other. Team members not only learned lots of engineering knowledge, but also gained significant amount of personal growth. Team 7700B members from Palos Verdes High are Anderson Sutandinata, Alex Lee, Saahil Parikh. From Ridgecrest Intermedaite: Josef Kirkman. From Palos Verdes Intermedaite: Manas Shah. From Chadwick School: Kevin Iiyama. From Southbay Faith Academy: Tyus Chinn. Rolling Robots in Rolling Hills Estates is a kids tech workshop where

No Dispute, Frosh/Soph Panthers Win Bay League Title . . . The

Peninsula High Frosh/Soph baseball team celebrates as they clinch first place in the Bay League with a 4-2 win over Redondo Union at Redondo High. Hunter Walsh had two RBIs and Nick Frasso pitched four innings of relief allowing one run to get the win for the Panthers.

Dennis Shaffer The team must also demonstrate the ability to field multiple independent robotics teams, which also work and collaborate together to enrich the experience of all students involved. This is a shared effort of the four Rolling Robots Teams - Middle School team - Team 7700A from Glendale & 7700B from Palos Verdes High School team - Team 7700R from CAMS, and Vex-IQ Team – Team 7700J from Palos

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PV Cagers Pick Up Another Championship . . . The 5th Grade PV Cagers PV Breakers Take On Las Vegas . . . The 4th Grade PV Breakers competed in the Big City Sports Court Grip Invitational in Las Vegas over Memorial Day weekend and took second place in its division. The Breakers: coach Gab Ramirez, Dylan Booth, Nick Bozanic, Turner Helton, Steven Kaufman, Jayden Minix, Gabby Ramirez, Carter Rubin, Payne Smith, Kyle Wada and Owen Yang.

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Cardinals Sing A Winning Tune . . . The PVLL Intermediate Cardinals won

the Playoff Tournament Championship on the Closing Day of Little League. Led on the mound by Nolan Rand and at the plate by Adam Benton, the Cardinals got hot at the right time, beating the PVLL Intermediate Dodgers, 19-4. Players pictured from the left, back row: Nicholas Chu, Lucas Hong, Nolan Rand, Niall Collins and Matthew Cooper. Middle row: Colton Beaudoin, Gento Shimamura and Scott Riegel. Bottom row: Luke Wells and Adam Benton. Coaches Corky Benjamin, Paul Rand and manager Kendall Benton.

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Playoffs Bring Surprises, Trophies

Little League

• All four Peninsula Little Leagues held Closing Day ceremonies and championship games last week. First-place winners from the regular season and winners from seasonending playoffs are now competing in the legendary King of the Hill tournament and the South Bay’s Tournament of Champions. Check out the next edition of PVPPANORAMA for post-season tournament results and the listing of all Peninsula Al-Stars from all three divisions.

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into second base as the Braves won the Rolling Hills Intermediate championship game over the Tigers, 8-3, on the Closing Day of Little League Saturday.

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Lunada Bay Little League Honors Its Leaders With Cunha Trophy . . .

LBLL’s highest award, named in honor of Steven Cunha, who exemplified the highest level of sportsmanship, leadership and respect for the game during his 8 years as a LBLL player. Honored were, from left, foreground, Majors’ Red Sox Shane Gherardi, Majors’ Braves Sal Russo and Majors’ Red Sox’s Max Stafford - with Cunha in the middle.

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Championship Catch . . . Outfielder Improvise . . . The PVLL-Farm Angels

use a water bottle for a baseball during the Closing Day of Little League at Valmonte Fields.

Big Cats Rule Valmonte . . . The

Minor Division Tigers finished the regular season in first place and defeated the Marlins in the final championship game at Palos Verdes Little League.

Jacob Ramirez tracks the ball and makes a diving catch during the Major Division championship game between the Padres and Red Sox at Lunada Bay Little League.

Tigers Dive For A Catch . . . Tiger

first baseman Ian Rock makes a great catch in foul territory for an important late-inning out in the LBLLIntermediate championship game against the Cardinals.

SSLL Dodgers Get Hot Just In Time For Playoffs . . . The Silver Spur Intermediate Dodgers scored an impressive win over the first-place Rangers to take home Closing Day championship trophies. The team includes Ryan Chae, Kenton Chao, Vikesh Dheeriya, Jake Finnucan, Taiyo Horii, Kenneth Knapp, Alexander Libby, Stephanie Libby, Franchesco Motamedi and Tyler Steere. Manager is John Libby and coaches are Jimi Chae and Byron Knapp.

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Tigers Roar At Lunada Bay . . . The Lunada Bay Intermediate Tigers defeated the first-place Cardinals to close out Closing Day with a championsip trophy. The players include Markus Aguirre, Gordon Boyle, Max Chas, Kevin Cross, Aiden Forsey, Cooper Fuchino, Owen Griffiths, Ryan Klibanov, Ian Rock, Christopher Salas and Conrad Sanacore.

Silver Spur Pirates Capture The Gold . . . The Pirates won the Minor Division championship game over the Tigers to take home championship trophies. The team includes Bradley Barbossa, William Bengston, Michael Cho, Kyle Cooper, Ethan Klein, Braydan Maloney, Kainoa Mark, Gregory Monzon, Kyosuke Nishikawa, Sui Sakai and Nicholas Simonian. Coaches: Ian Simonian, Franklin Monzon and Jeff Barbossa.

Keeping It Close . . . LBLL-Major Padres’ Ashton Lebsack makes a great over the shoulder catch at second base to end the inning aginst the Red Sox.

Padres Come Through . . . Luke

Frasso hits a hard single up the middle during the Padres’ 5-2 win over the Rangers in the Major Division championship game at Rolling Hills Little League.

Dodgers Catching Trophies . . .

The Silver Spur Intermediate Dodgers won the final championship playoff game over the Rangers and defeated the PVLL Yankees in the first round of the King of the Hill tournament and will play in the KOH finals today against the Rolling Hills Pirates.

More PV Little League History Coming . . . We’ll have more stories and pictures of the 60-year history of Palos Verdes Little League in our next edition on June 21.

That’s The Way To Play Baseball . . . The Rangers’ Allison Marcure does a great job of breaking up a potential double play during the Rolling Hills Little League Major championship game last week.

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Peninsula Little League 2014 Home Run Leaders Jason Lee Michael Sams Aiden Leib Dhruv Ahluwalla AJ Rosato Jacob Wong Kaleb Agonia Vincent Grant Kaleb Agonia James Brining Luke Frasso Jakob Peres Aaron Davies Greyson Leach Jack Haworth Nathan Reil

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Pictures, Stories, Events Another Diving Catch . . . Silver Spur Intermediate Yankee William Yun has made a habit of making diving catches in center field this season.

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Hey, What’s Up . . . It’s been a long

year. We’ve had soccer, basketball, softball, football, volleyball, music festivals, art shows, horse shows, cross country invitationals, international film festivals, golf, lacrosse, rugby, hockey, swim, Peninsula scouts, science fairs, city events, plus a lot of middle school and high school stuff. I just want to make sure that our longtime fans and readers out there remember that no matter what else PANORAMA might cover in the future - you and I understand what we’re all about. One more issue left before summer break June 21- guaranteed to have more . . . you know . . . baseball. ­ — The Big Daddy Nikon camera

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PEN Baseball Taken Down By Rule Book Rules & Regulations Publisher’s Note (crazy talk)

• Peninsula High’s varsity baseball team’s unforgettable season ends after a 7-2 victory over Santa Monica in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 3 playoffs - and then is disqualified by CIF officials for a rules infraction. It was sad news to hear last week that the Panthers had been caught on video taking illegal pregame batting practice and had to forfeit their victory - ending a great season. Many of the Panthers’ players, such as former Silver Spur Little League All-Stars Eli Morgan, Ed Haus and Eric Edwards, Palos Verdes Little League All-Stars Josh Weisinger and Andrew Phillips and Rolling Hills Little League All-Stars Philip Bernstein and AJ Hezlep were important parts in the first years of PVP-Youth Sports News. We can only imagine the anger and frustration the seniors and their families are going through. It’s difficult to accept that an infraction that occurred outside of the seven innings of play could have such devastating consequences. However, the rule has been on the books for a long time and Peninsula is not the first school to break it and be forced to forfeit a game. In this case, however, the forfeit came during CIF playoffs, which meant that a possible CIF championship season for the Panthers has come to an abrupt end. There are rules for playing baseball, and then there are these “other rules” that surround baseball, that are kept and monitored by coaches, officials and administrators. When kids first begin playing the game, they learn about balls and strikes, running the bases and foul balls. It’s pretty simple. Then, as players get older, they learn about balks, interference, infleld fly rules, passed balls and a dropped third strike. But breaking any of these rules on the field of play never results in the forfeiture

of a game. It’s always these “other rules” that most of the players are not aware of, or are not taught to follow - that have the most devastating consequences for the entire team and program. Using an illegal bat, an ineligible player or an illegal substitution are the responsibility of school coaches and officials. That’s why it’s up to the coaches to know all the rules and make sure they are followed. In the long run, the 2014 Peninsula baseball season will be remembered as a tremendous success by its players and the community. There will always be the “what if” factor on how the season ended and how it could have been different. But as young people graduate, go to college and live their lives, they will find the “what if” will be an ongoing question in all aspects of their hopes, dreams and lives. Focus on the positive. Focus on the many experiences and friendships you’ve made through the game of baseball and try to move on and look forward to the next season of life. Instant Karma? . . . We get a nasty feeling after reading reports that Santa Monica players threw a bucket of Whiffle balls at their coach while celebrating their forfeit “victory.” This after the coaches had video taped the Panthers using whiffle balls during its “illegal pregame batting practice” and then turning that tape over to CIF officials -- after losing the game on the field of play. Then, adding to the week’s diamond drama, it was reported that the same Santa Monica team got into a shouting match with its next playoff opponent, Paloma Valley High, with Santa Monica players rushing onto the field to join the verbal ruckus - a clear violation of CIF rules . And we hear that the Paloma Valley coach has threatened to file a protest with CIF officials about the Santa Monica team’s behavior, while also complaining about Santa Monica’s baseball field. Win with class, lose with class. Schools on the Hill know that rule.

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Whiffle Balls Are Fun . . . Back in ancient times in the sports department at the Daily Breeze, we played a lot of whiffle ball. Leave it up to bored guys in their 20’s to come up with fun and exciting ways to pass the time. We played during the late hours of our 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. shift after the building had cleared of people - usually while waiting for the final score from Calgary, Canada for the NHL roundup or for the last race result from Hollywood Park via an old-fashion teletype machine. We would use sports editor Mike Waldner’s cubicle entrance as the ball and strike zone and a rolled up newspaper as a bat. I don’t remember who brought in the whiffle ball, but I do remember sportswriter Phil Collin making the bat with a rolled up newspaper and tape.

Our whiffle ball was solid plastic on one side, with the holes and open slots on the other side. This made for great curve balls, hard sliders and an assortment of crazy pitches that were difficult to hit. Most of us players were young guys still in college, while Tom Hoffarth and a few others sat at their work stations pretending not to care. It was great fun for awhile. Being a lefty I was a pretty good pitcher and I remember striking out sportswriter Jim Thomas a couple of times. But the fun and excitement ended when big man, Bill (The Cheese) Chezick, got up from his desk, took a mighty swing with a well taped bat and split our only whiffle ball in two, one half driven in the “Lifestyle” section and the other half sailing down the hall.

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First vs. Last For Championship Pony League

Pirates Make Some Noise . . . The

Pirates and pitcher Bradley Caplan also had a great playoff run before losing to the Marlins Tuesday.

2014 Pony League FINAL Standings

• Dodgers finish regular season in last place, but will play in the final championship game today against the top seed Marlins. No better example of how the double-elimination playoffs offer hope for any team that had tough go during the regular season than the Dodgers. The Dodgers ended the regular season with four straight losses, but then won four straight playoff games, the last a 2-0 win over the Red Sox that put them in the final against the Marlins. The championship game is scheduled for 12 p.m. today at Ernie Howlett Park.

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Marlins Dominate . . . Pitcher Matt

Meskin and the Marlins have lost only once this season, back on April 5, and they hope that will be their only loss after today’s championship game with the Dodgers.

Dodgers Are Hot For A Championship . . . The Dodgers surround pitcher Ryan Frazier after closing out a 2-0 win over the Red Sox Tuesday.

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No More Runs For You . . . Marlins’ Rays A Few Wins Short . . . The Rays celebrate their win over the Yankees, but took two losses against the Red Sox in playoff action to miss the final games.

catcher Caleb Terrill puts the tag on the Pirates’ base runner to end the inning during Pony League playoff action at Ernie Howlett Park Tuesday.

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2014 Fall/Summer Soccer Registration Registration is Now OPEN - See Players Must Attend An In-Person Registration on June 25 if The Player:

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FRAM Girls Always Dress With Style . . . The FRAM girls’ ​U13 team bonded before their game at the Cerritos Memorial Day Tournament by wearing and posing with their new warm-up jerseys.


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FRAM U14 Team Hits National Stage . . . The FRAM boys’ U14 Erush

advanced to the quarterfinals of Calsouth National Cup, and were finalists in the Nike division of the Cerritos Memorial Challenge Cup College Showcase. The team started with a tie, then ran off wins over the second-ranked team from Nevada Cordica, and a team from one of the top clubs in Mexico - Xolos de Tijuana. In the quarterfinals they defeated Arsenal Pre-Academy, 2-1, and then came back from a 1-0 halftime defecit to defeat FC Golden State West, 2-1 in the semifinals.


It is the objective of FRAM to create a healthy, positive, and fun competitive environment where talented athletes can work to develop as positive people, citizens, students, leaders, and soccer players. Our goal as a club is to be the premier youth soccer club in the Los Angeles/South Bay area, and one of the most respected and admired clubs in all of youth Soccer. Fram Soccer Club will offer your player:

• USSF and Cal South licensed FRAM coaching staff consisting of college coaches, ODP coaches, and local area high school coaches. • Fields - NEW STATE OF THE ART SOCCER FIELD IN TORRANCE (Toyota Soccer Complex - 555 Maple Ave), Miraleste Intermediate School, Palos Verdes Intermediate School, Nansen Field in Rolling Hills Estates. • Competitive youth soccer experience – serving U8-U19 age groups. Offering extra sessions, skills training, and goalkeeper training for current players. Team summer training camp. College Fit Finder program for U15 players

Fram is looking for one or two skilled players to add to the following teams. Email the coach listed below or Colleen at

Red Hots Finish The Season Hot . . . The girls’ U12 PV Red Hots landed the top spot to finish in first place of the GU12 Gold Select season. Top row: coach Amanda Fruhling, Kimmie Hance, Elena Wingard, Scarlett Pierson, Sidney Campbell, Allison Khan, Rachel Yu, Rachel Allen and coach Rick Fruhling. Front row: Emma Nelson, Tess Fechner, Olivia Malit, Michelle Jeong and Parker Fry.

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PV Stingers Make A Mark In Top Gun Tournament . . . The AYSO Select

girls’ U12 PV Stingers won the championship at the Top Gun tournament in the girls’ U12 Tomcat Division in Mira Mesa. Pictured from the left, back row: coaches Martin Kelly, David Potter and Chris La Puma. Middle row: Amanda Wong, Kira Parker, Keilani Sumi, Sydney Myrick, Hailey Thompsen, Cece La Puma and Koko Makrygiannis. Front row: Cristina Acuna, Helen Potter, Maddie Chun, Caitlin Kelly and Kati Wedekind. Palos Verdes Peninsula

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Dominators Win The Shootout . . . The PV Dominators win boys’ U12

Division of Great Western Shootout tournament in La Verne over the Memorial Day weekend. Pictured are the Dominators with championship medals. From the left, front row: Jake Williams, Yoojin Kim, Sutter Leach, Ethan Yu and Noah Guastella. Back row: Toni Prebanda, Ryan Hynes, Tucker Templeton, Paul Makinto, Aidan Hay and Jonathan Louie. Not pictured: Carter Harrigian and Derek Roah. Coaches: Kurt Hay and Vince Prebanda.

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Dominators Roll Over The Competition . . . Sutter Leach and the PV

Dominators take on Walnut at the Great Western Shootout in La Verne.

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PV Exiles Win National Cup . . . The Palos Verdes Exiles girls’ U14 Black team

won National Cup on May 17. The girls, coached by Jeff Schofield, advanced to Far West Regionals in New Mexico after defeating Albion White, 2-0, in the final. That game was a tightly contested match that went to halftime 0-0. The Exiles came out strong in the second half and got a goal from Gabi Straton five minutes after the break. The score stayed 1-0 until one minute remained in the match, when a pass from Genevieve Watkins found Olivia DeMoraes who scored the goal it a make it 2-0 victory. The team had a dominating run through National Cup, only conceding one goal in six games. Their path to the final included a 1-0 win against the defending National Champion in the semifinals. Pictured from the left, back row: coach Jeff Schofield, Carolina Rojas, Megan Lau, Viviana Poli, Claudette Proctor, Kaya Hawkinson, Genevieve Watkins, Mikaela Khvang, Gabrielle Straton, Julie Gamboa, Samantha Moreno and Karina Whiteley. Front row: Kyleigh Tran, Ryan Frost, Caroline Reid, Maya Serota, Sydney Sharp, Jessica Escobar, Katelin Bebe and Olivia DeMoraes.

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Silver Spur Little League Honors Its Good-Sport Players . . . Silver Spur provided special trophies for some its best and well-respected

players. Winners include: Majors: Royals’ Daniel Meyerhoff, Pirates’ Dylan Cosgrove. Intermediates: Pirates’ Daniel Kent, Dodgers’ Stephanie Libby, Rangers’ Alex Cha, Yankees’ Holden Sanderson. Minors: Phillies’ John Pinner, Tigers’ Caden Dallen, Pirates’ Sui Sakai, Brooklyn Dodgers’ Billy Hall, Angels’ Brandon Hsul. Farm Teams: Dodgers’ Brett Hall, Red Sox’s James Kim, Angels’ Sorato Saito, Athletics’ James Pinner, Braves’ Jacob Ma. T’Ball Teams: Phillies’ Savio Moseby, Dodgers’ Samuel Garber, Red Sox’s Noah Chen, Giants’ Tyler Malinowski, Angels’ Ben Cox, Pirates’ Lincoln DeLeon, Reds’ Ava Kordich, Yankees’ Jayden Yu and Diamondbacks’ Tyler Yamamoto.

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