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PANORAMA Palos Verdes Peninsula

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No. 252 • October 12, 2019

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FALL SEASON IN FULL SWING Fall Sports

• The fall sports season begins Bay League action with PV/PEN rivalry games on the horizon. The middle school sports season is also underway as the Peninsula settles into its always busy, always active routines.

Always First . . . All PV Mavericks tackle teams sit in first place.

Boys’ 14U Play For The Crown . . . The AYSO soccer season

is in playoff form with teams battling for first place and the endof-the season King & Queen of the Hill crown.

Night Football

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Dance Under The Lights . . . The Peninsula High cheer squad leads the way for the Jr. Panthers.

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All Mavericks In First Place See Page 13

Cross Country

PVIS Runner Leads The Way See Page 4


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Peninsula High Football Under The Lights Community • Peninsula High School holds a Friday night football game for the first time in more than 15 years. The rare night game also included the “Return of the Titans” Rolling Hills High School alumni club as well as students, families and community leaders. The home grandstand was at capacity to see the Panthers get a 20-0 win.

Let There Be Light . . . It only took

two of these extremely powerful portable light fixtures to light up the entire Peninsula High football field.


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PVIS Runner Keeps Up With Excellence PANORAMA Cross Country Palos Verdes Peninsula

• Local runner competes in national invitational in Oregon. Palos Verdes Intermediate 8th grader Alex Naehu came within inches of winning the prestigious Alan Webb Middle School race at the 2019 Nike Portland XC Invitational Sept. 27. Naehu and Owen Wark of Duniway Middle School in McMinnville, Ore., finished in a virtual dead-heat in the 3,000 meter race named for the American record holder in the mile. Wark was awarded the victory in a photo finish, the pair covered the Blue Lake Park course near the banks of the

Celebrating Peninsula Families Active In Sports, Science and the Arts.

Columbia River in 9 minutes, 52 seconds. The Nike Portland meet has been considered one of the nation’s top high school and middle school cross country meets for more than a decade, featuring athletes from eight states and British Columbia. The Blue Lake course has also hosted the U.S. Championships and World Cross Country Trials. Naehu worked his way up through a lead pack that pulled away from the rest of the field of 419 runners early. By the final 400 meters Naehu and Wark were alone. — email reports

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PVPUSD Faculty Gather At PEN For Professional Development Day

Education

• Peninsula High hosts districtwide conference.

By Asumi Shuda Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District (PVPUSD) held its first Professional Development Day of the year on Sept. 30, where faculty members, from elementary school teachers to district staff, gathered at Peninsula High School to strengthen their skills in their respective fields. The event began in at 8 a.m. in the main gym, where the faculty were greeted by music from Peninsula’s jazz band and dance team COED Choreo. The welcome continued with Peninsula Principal Brent Kuykendall’s opening statement. The PVPUSD faculty then rolled into Session One, the morning session of the day. Here, intermediate and high school teachers were separated into

assigned classrooms based on what subject they instruct and level of compulsory education they teach. Elementary school educators, alternatively, chose from the different classes available, from ELD Instruction to California Science Test for Departmentalized Science Teachers, based on their general field of instruction. After the conclusion of Session One and lunch hour, the faculty headed back to the classrooms to begin Ses-

sion Two, where faculty choose from their respective choices based on the same prerequisites as Session One. This event was also an opportunity for members of Peninsula High’s National Honor Society to meet the faculty, as the organization was providing service hours for helping with the development day. From meeting their teachers from previous years to seeing fresh faces, these Peninsula students revisited memories from their educational journey thus far. Especially as all of the students who signed up to volunteer were seniors, seeing many of their previous teachers was reminiscent as graduation approaches. “I missed (all of my teachers from my past) so much, and it gave me so much joy seeing all of my favorite elementary, middle and high school teachers together,” said senior and NHS board member Chrislyn Tseng.

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May Look Easy On TV But Golf Is About Skill Golf • Golf proves not everyone has the skill or patience to appreciate the ancient game.

By Timothy Niemann Tiger Woods walks up to the 18th green at Augusta National in the fourth round of the 2019 Masters. Cell phones are out and hundreds, maybe thousands, of people are trying to get a glimpse of history. Millions more are watching at home. Tiger has done this before but not since 2005. He sinks a putt to win. The crowd roars. Anybody who watched that day will always remember it, and never will they call it boring. It’s been said many times, many ways: “Golf is boring.” Anybody who says that has obviously never picked up a golf club and has never given the game a chance.

It seems all too easy. Hit a tiny white ball that’s sitting on the ground in front of you into a four-and-a-half inch wide hole. Just make sure not to hit the ball into the sand, a lake, tall grass, or out of play. It’s a difficult game, and it often is frustrating. But that’s what makes the great shots feel even greater. And this isn’t a game just for old men. No. Anybody can play this game. From toddler to teen, college kid to grandparent. It is the most inclusive game. Also, thanks to the USGA’s Handicap System, a 60-year-old man that shoots 90 can compete fairly with a PGA Tour player. Whoever takes the fewest number of shots wins. Golf may be the most competitive sport in the world. But everybody gets a chance. It’s difficult, it’s frustrating, but golf is certainly not boring.

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And So It Begins . . . The Frosh/Soph baseball team at Peninsula High plays its first Fall Ball game of the season.

Clinic Season . . . The Peninsula High baseball program held its annual fall clinic for the upcoming tryouts and spring season.

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Mavericks Stampede To First Place . . . Running back Kyle Rodgers leads a pack of Mavericks down the field against the 101Rams during Junior Varsity Pop Warner action at Peninsula High last week. Stronger Than You . . .

A platoon of Pasadena Trojans have trouble bringing down Mavericks running back Bryan Sanford at Peninsula High.

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Tackle Teams Defend Home Turf Pop Warner • All four Peninsula tackle football teams from PV Football & Cheer sit in first place midway through the season. The Junior Pee Wee PV Mavericks defeated the Pasadena Trojans, 28-0, last week at Peninsula High. The victory kept the Mavericks tied for first place with West Valley. The Pee Wee PV Mavericks earned another big win over the Torrance Panthers to go 5-0 on the season. The Junior Varsity PV Mavericks defeated the 101Rams and are tied with the Watts Rams at 4-0-1. The Mighty Mite PV Mavericks traveled to Inglewood last week and scored a 32-0 victory to remain undefeated in its division.

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Pop Warner Football Southern California Conference 2019 Standings Mighty Mite

PV Cheer Takes The Lead . . . The PV Football & Cheer Junior Varsity cheer squad supports the home team at Peninsula High.

Palos Verdes 805 Warhawks El Segundo Inglewood Pasadena West Valley North Valley

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Pee Wee Palos Verdes West Valley El Segundo Torrance North Valley Redondo Beach 805 Warhawks Pasadena Watts Rams

Junior Varsity Palos Verdes Watts Rams 101 Rams Inglewood Redondo Beach Pasadena Torrance West Valley

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Mavericks In First Place . . . PV Mavericks quarterback Camren Hughes dodges a Torrance tackler and leads the Mavericks down the field.

More Touchdowns . . . Quarterback Sean Dunn rushes for a touchdown against the Pasadena Trojans.

Convert For Two . . . PV Mavericks’ Braydon Griffin catches the ball in the end zone to complete a two-point conversion in Pee Wee Division action.

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Another Great Local Kicker . . . PV Mavericks kicker Ryan Pearce easily

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AYSO Region 10 Girls 9U Purple Hurricanes Emerald Earthquakes Frosty Pink Avalanche CodeRED Neon Wildfires Orange Lava Purple Tsunamis Blue Lightning Teal Tidal Waves Green Lightning Bolts Blizzards Cotton Candy Fireballs

Girls 10U Blue Waves Aggressive Avocados The Aquagirls Firestorm Roaring Orange Unicorns Purple Lightning Phantoms Snapping Turtles Fierce Falcons

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Boys 11U Flaming Peashooters Titan Arum Winter Melons Raptors Living Dead Ghost Peppers

Boys 12U Team USA Avengers The Titans Real Madrid The Kights USA Strikers

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Lazio Tranmere Rovers Norwich City BVB Dortmund Crystal Palace S.C. Internacional Red Star Belgrade

Keep It Close . . . Blue Waves Out In Front . . . The Blue Waves held on to defeat the Aquagirls, 1-0, in girls’ 10U action at Ernie Howlett Park last week.

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The Flaming Peashooters got a 5-2 win over Living Dead in boys’ 11U action at Ernie Highridge Park.

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Girls 9U Play To Be First . . . The Aquagirls and Firestorm look to keep pace with the undefeated in girls 10U Division at Ernie Howlett Park.

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Touchdowns At Highridge Park . . . The Titans got a 7-2 win over The Knights in the high-scoring boys’ 12U Division at Highridge Park.

USA Battles . . . Team USA and USA Strikers battle in boys’ 12U Division action at Highridge Park.

Boys’ 9U Battle At Malaga Cove . . . Argentina got a 4-1 win over Ireland in boys’ 9U Division play.

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Blue Lions Undefeated . . . The Blue Lions earned a 4-1 win over the Chili Peppers in boys’ 10U Division action at Malaga Cove Fields.

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Keep It Close . . . Norwich City got a 2-1 win over BVB Dortmund in boys 14U Division action at Highridge Park last week.

No Goal For You . . .

The Blue Waves are undefated in first place and haven’t allowed a goal this year in the girls’ 10U Division.

Got To Score To Keep Up . . . Teams in the boys’ 10U Division playing are scoring goals in record numbers at Malaga Cove Fields.

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Shoot And Score Often . . . AYSO golden toes in all divisions are shooting and scoring goals at a rapid pace this fall season, keeping team goalies on the alert after every kick.


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Panthers Shutout Olympians At Night Football

• The Peninsula High varsity football team began the Bay League season with a 20-0 win over Leuzinger last Friday night. The game was a rare night-time contest that filled the home grandstand from one end to the other.

No Catch For You . . . Senior defen- On The Ball . . .

sive back Ricardo Punsalan knocks a pass away from the receiver.

Panthers’ senior Anthony Augello makes an interception against Leuzinger under the lights.

One Step And Gone . . . Luke Seymour catches a pass from scrambeling quarterback Jack Haworth and then races down the field for a Peninsula touchdown against Leuzinger.

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Fall Sunset, Fall Football On The Hill . . . The Peninsula High School football team took the field Friday night and made some local history. It’s been 15 years since local boys in helmets competed under the lights, and students, families, residents and the curious packed the stands to welcome back “Friday Night Lights” on The Hill. With a full house and the hometown Panthers winning, 20-0, the under-the-lights high school football tradition, enjoyed by thousands of schools across the nation, may return. Maybe.

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