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PANORAMA Palos Verdes Peninsula

No. 192 • October 22, 2016

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Cross Country Season Hits Bay League . . . The Palos Verdes and Peninsula high cross country teams compete in the first Bay League meet of the season last week.

• The fall sports season is getting ready for playoff action next month. Pop Warner football teams are already in playoff action, while AYSO soccer has only a few weekends left before its playoffs. Final Bay League games are coming up for high school fall sports with CIF playoffs on deck next month. The middle school sports scene is in action, while high school and middle school fall musicals hit the stage this week. Check out the next edition of Panorama on Nov. 5 as we continue to expand our local coverage of cool events happening on the Peninsula.

Touch The Trophy . . .

The Mavericks Gold team won the Bobcat Division championship game.

PV Downs Mira Costa . . . Cheerleaders Flip For Wins . . . Putting 50 points on Redondo is a good reason for PV cheerleaders to do back flips. AYSO Setting Up For Playoffs There are only a few weekends of regular season action left before the playoffs begin. See Pages 15-19

RIS Pumpkin Chuck 2016

The Raiders are well armed with killer pumpkins and inventive projectile devices. See Page 20

PEN Booster Club In Action

Peninsula High supporters were out in force for a fund-raising party. See Page 6

The Sea Kings take first place with the Bay League victory at the PEN High pool.

Profile: Football Coach Larry Joe Campbell

Long-time youth coach finds labor of love in football. See Page 7

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October 22, 2016



First Cotillion Of The Season . . . Ridgecrest 6th graders enjoy their first cotillion with a wide varitey of dance moves, while learning proper manners, social graces and basic social dance skills that may be needed in high school and beyond. Refreshments, games and activities were enjoyed by all.

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Volunteers Work On Local Gardens Local Service • The Peninsula has many community gardens that are cared for by local residents, volunteers and service groups.

By Katie Hageman The Point Vicente Interpretive Center is a beautiful spot in the city of Rancho Palos Verdes, where people walk on the paths, have or attend a wedding, or just enjoy the view of the Pt. Vicente Lighthouse and the Pacific Ocean. In order to make the Interpretive Center more beautiful, a garden was planted about 10 years ago with the idea to create and maintain a garden filled with plants native to Southern California. Throughout the years, the garden has been growing and thriving. At the moment, the sunflower is the most abundant plant. The garden is currently undergoing a transformation in which more native plants will be introduced and other plants will be uncovered from beneath the surrounding sunflowers. The upkeep and transformation of these plants would not be possible without Megan Roy, manager of the Native Plant Garden at the Center. Roy started working with the garden a few months ago and has continued to be a leader in the garden effort. Every month, volunteers from around the Peninsula community meet at the Center’s Native Plant Garden and work to make improvements. “I enjoyed helping out at this event

Natural Plants Frame Peninsula Views With Beauty . . . A garden of Fall Pruning Season . . . Volunteers prune flowers, rake leaves and turn the soil in preparation for new native plants and the change of season. because it enabled me to help improve a wonderful part of our community,” said Makenna Toumaian, a youth volunteer. The most recent volunteer day was Sunday, Oct. 16. On that morning, volunteers completed a variety of tasks from pruning and deadheading plants to collecting seeds. “Volunteering at the garden cleanup was very rewarding because we all did small tasks, but collectively they made a big difference and improved the community,” said Aaryanna Dawson-Sarabia, another youth volunteer. The Native Plant Garden would not look as lovely as it does if it were not for combined efforts of Roy and the volunteers.

natural plants and flowers behind the Point Vicente Interpretive Center adds to the view with the lighthouse and blue Pacific Ocean.

Mature Gardens Need Care . . . The gardens and walking paths around the Peninsula are popular attractions for locals and visitors alike.

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October 22, 2016

A Culinary Journey

Simple Easy Dishes Are In Season For Busy Families By Alexis Ferguson

The school year is back and there is no time for complicated and time consuming dishes. I have a simple and easy dinner that can solve the problem. Sheet pan dinners are the solution.   Sheet pan dinners consist of a protein and two vegetables or if you want two proteins and a vegetable. You start with picking ingredients that have a similar cooking time. If you are trying to get rid of ingredients like a kitchen sink sheet pan dinner and the ingredients don’t have the same cooking time then cook the ingredient for a little  longer than the other ingredients.   My favorite sheet pan dinner is cauliflower/broccoli with potatoes and chicken or Brussel sprouts with chicken. I start out by cutting the potatoes into cubes and then coating them in olive oil, salt and pepper; and then add an herb such as rosemary chopped for extra flavor. I cook the potatoes at 350 for 5-15 minutes.

While the potatoes are cooking I start on the chicken. I use chicken breasts which I personally like to coat in a dry rub but you can use a sauce or a simple salt and pepper would also work. The chicken is sliced widthwise so that the thinner pieces cook faster. I then coat the cauliflower in olive

oil and then chopped up garlic and onions, salt, and  pepper. If you don’t have onions and garlic, garlic and onion powder will do. I then add the cauliflower and chicken to the partially cooked potatoes and I leave them in the oven for at least 45 minutes or until cooked all the way through.  

Ridgecrest 6th Grade Cotillion . . .

Photos by Jana Wallace

If you want to cook a vegetable that needs water added or will release water while cooking, you can make a small bowl out of foil to separate it from the

rest of the ingredients. You can do the same with for chicken with barbecue sauce when you don’t want the other ingredients to get barbecue sauce on them.   If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at  

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Good Grief! Charlie Is Back At PV High musical • Musical hit "You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown" set to take the stage at PV High

By Jenna McFarland Based on the “Peanuts” comic strip by Charles M. Schultz, the hit musical “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” will be presented by the Palos Verdes High School Drama Department for eight performances, Oct. 28 through Nov. 6. According to PVHS drama teacher Nicole Thompson, “It’s a heartwarming musical that we can all relate to, young and old. As a parent, I’m excited to share the experience with my children. The ‘Peanuts’ gang was such a big part of my childhood, and it continues to be for my children.” This family-friendly play brings back the beloved and famed characters in a new and fresh way. Everyone’s favorite ‘blockhead’ - Charlie Brown - is joined by his original crew, including his sister Sally, blanket-hugging Linus, know-itall Lucy, Beethoven devotee Schroeder, and of course his best friend Snoopy. Together, they experience adventures and learn life lessons on everything from flying a kite, to writing a book report, to playing baseball, and to combating the Red Baron. “Like the comic strip, the musical is full of life’s lessons, reminding us that the little moments in life can make a world of difference,” said Thompson, who also directs the show. Vocal direction is by Sue Secrist, with choreography by Christopher Albrecht. The production stars Thomas Applewhite as Charlie Brown, Hallie Kostrencich as Lucy, Joey Bacon as Schroeder, Brooke Vanderdonck as Sally, Michael Ticknor as Linus, and Kailee Kakazu as Snoopy. Applewhite, in his first lead role, is sure to bring a fresh twist to this wellloved classic. He is excited about this

new step in his acting career. According to him, his favorite part of the process has been being able to play Charlie Brown. “So far I’ve loved playing this character because I really connect with him and the different parts of his personality, and that’s a really special thing for me and for any actor to be blessed with the part”, said Applewhite, when asked about his role. This fun and light-hearted show is a must see for more than one reason. According to Kostrencich, who plays the role of Lucy, this play is unique and special due to its meaningful simplicity. When asked further about what makes the musical special, Kostrencich said, “The characters are ages 6-8, so they are very simple-minded, but they convey life lessons that can only be explained through the use of younger kids.” Kostrencich added, “It is special because it is a small cast made up of many young characters that are able to shed light on adult problems and give their insights on life’s greatest mysteries and challenges; they make it funny and interesting to learn and think about because they are such young people having such mature thoughts.” Performances are Oct. 28-29 and Nov. 3-5 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 30 and Nov. 5-6 at 2 p.m. in the MPR at Palos Verdes High School, 600 Cloyden Road in Palos Verdes Estates. Following each matinee performance, audience members are invited to a meet the cast in the theater courtyard. Tickets are $18 for adults and $14 for students. Tickets can be purchased at or at the door if seats are still available. For further information, visit the website, or call (310) 378-8471, ext. 237.

The Peanuts Gang Takes The Stage . . .

The Palos Verdes High production of "You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown" stars Thomas Applewhite as Charlie Brown, Hallie Kostrencich as Lucy, Joey Bacon as Schroeder, Brooke Vanderdonck as Sally, Michael Ticknor as Linus and Kailee Kakazu as Snoopy.

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October 22, 2016

PANORAMA Calls Up The Calvary

Publisher’s Note (crazy talk)

We’ve been lucky here at Panorama headquarters that we have had so many people wanting to contribute to our publication. It began many years ago with Austin Welch, who is about ready to graduate from Darmouth. And, of course, Duncan Reid, who began writing for the paper in the 4th grade and is now a first-year student at Oberlin College. We also had Matt Gilbertson on staff for a few years, and he is now studying at the University of Pennsylvania. Our first “official” intern was Tyler Patterson, who is back East enrolled at some small private school called - Yale. The legendary Jack Grimes is now at UC Berkeley and former PEN zookeeper

Dale Pyoun I believe is at Georgetown. We’ve still got big Dean Porter and Joey Moussalli on board, and Alexis Ferguson still sends us her cooking column and colorful foodie pictures right around the lunch hour just to makes us crazy. But for the past month or so we’ve been adding more names to the Panorama batting order, and we are just about ready to break out the new staff. We’re still not operating at full speed, but when we do - watch out! So check out the new names in the new staff box. Some names are new, some have been there awhile. Only the Big Daddy Nikon camera guy knows which names are that of 6th graders, and which names are parents of 6th graders. And only a select few know which names are students and which schools

they attend, and which are names of Peninsula seniors, and which hospital gyms they attend. Readers can expect a lot more profile stories like the one in this edition of longtime football coach Larry Joe Campbell. We’ll also have a lot more local features, community news and stories on nonsports subjects. There will also be space available for the staff to express their thoughts and opinions on subjects that effect their lives and the lives of their friends and family. We’ll always cover sports - big. From TBall to high school varsity and everything in between. But there are plans for us do a lot more than follow the bouncing ball. Panorama is about community. It’s about our schools, kids and families. We’re in our 10th year of publishing; it’s time to join the home team.

PEN Holds Annual Kick-Off Party Fundraising

Here To Support . . .

Pictured from the left, Cheryl Philips and Dee Scott, All Sports Kick-Off party co-chairs; Steve Watts, ABC co-chair; Mitzi Cress, Peinsula High Principal; Ceci Watts, ABC co-chair; Rosa and Mark Easton, party hosts.

• The Peninsual High Booster Club held its annual ABC KickOff party to support sports programs and athletes. The nonprofit, independent organization strives to provide supplemental support for PVPHS student athletes in interscholastic competition, including upgrades and maintenance of sports venues, that allows student athletes to be safe and competitive in their sport, and to promote all PVPHS teams and athletes.

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We’re With The Band . . . The Peninsula High marching band and its

cheerleaders were the highlight of the evening at the All Sports Kick-Off party held to help raise money and support for Peninsula athletics.

We got word late, that longtime Palos Verdes High activities director Mr. James Kinney had passed away. I cannot think of any individual that has had a bigger impact on this community and its families than Mr. Kinney. Please see the next edition of PANORAMA on Nov. 5, as we pay tribute to this amazing person and his impact on the Peninsula. — Tom Combs

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October 22, 2016

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Love Of Acting, Football Lifts Campbell

• Entertainment and football help drive new Peninsula High freshman football coach to success on and off the field.

• The Peninsula High freshman football team has a new winning spirit for life and happiness thanks to its coaches.

By Nina Li

By Chiara Grimes

When we see our favorite actors on television, we sit and watch as they entertain us. When we go to a football game, we hear the screams and yells of all the fans, especially the yells of the coaches. These two topics, acting and coaching, seem to have no middle ground and cannot be done by one person, but Peninsula’s freshman football coach, Larry Joe Campbell, has managed to balance his performing career with his love of coaching football. Campbell attended Central Michigan University, where he undoubtedly decided to work in the television industry. After receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees in theater, he pursued his passion of acting and began to search for roles he could play. His first major on screen role was “Andy” in the ABC show “According to Jim.” His debut in the show gained the attention of 10 million people during the first season. “When you do television and become a regular on a series, you realize that who you are playing is your writer’s character,” Campbell said. “When you really get deep into it as time goes on, it becomes your own character.” Campbell also created his own improv show in 2004, called “313,’ with other actors such as Nyima Funk, Maribeth Monroe, Keegan-Michael Key, Marc Warzecha, Marc Evan Jackson,

Larry Campbell, the head coach of the Peninsula Panthers freshman football team, has an intricate background in how he became a football coach to how it impacted his life From playing football in high school, he learned the values of being part of a team, the accountability it creates, the work ethic it takes to be successful, and how to take failure. These values were instilled in him at a young age and even proved to be beneficial in the entertainment aspect of his life and career. Campbell has quite the schedule with both his coaching and acting careers. From going on last-minute auditions to being at every practice and game, it is no misconception that the two do not always reside with one another.

Not Your Average Joe . . . Larry

Joe Campbell has been actively involved with youth coaching and the Peninsula community for more than 10 years, and with the entertainment industry for a lot longer.

Andy Cobb and Joshua Funk. In their show, they improvise sketches to entertain audiences and, basically, have fun. “In Hollywood you might get pigeonholed into a specific genre of film, like comedy or drama, but when you first have an affection for what you are doing in your craft, you would have to dig in and play someone completely unlike yourself,” Campbell said. Although sports and acting do not seem to have a very strong correlation,

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His entertainment side has hit a little bit of a low, he says, but he looks at it as a sign to spend more time with his five kids, and he gets to coach his second oldest, which he said he would not give up for the world. After he and Rick Smith were done coaching their Pop Warner kids, he was left without a team but still had the drive and desire to continue coaching. Hence, they were invited to be a part of the freshman football team at Peninsula High. Campbell says that he “really credits football for saving my life” with all that he has endured from a young age. He loves to see kids play football and believes football instills lessons that you use for the rest of your life, and it has made him both a better husband and father. He says his primary responsibility as a coach is to help parents “groom these young men to be men built for others to save a world that desperately needs saving.”

A New Energy . . . A new spirit and attitude as enveloped the Peninsula High football program from the varsity team to the freshman team.

The Undefeated . . . The Peninsula High freshman football team is a large and enthusiastic bunch that has yet to lose a game this season.

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October 22, 2016

Sea Kings Take Down Mira Costa Water Polo • Peninsula High plays host for Palos Verdes as Sea Kings outlast Mira Costa and move into first place in the Bay League

By Sebastian Atashi

PV Gets Bay League Win . . . PV senior Quinn Stoneman gets ready to slam the ball into the water after defeating Mira Coast, 7-6, Tuesday.

Sea Kings Rule The Water . . .

PV sophomore Liam Foley makes a key save against the Mustangs during the final minutes of action.

The Palos Verdes boys water polo team faced off against league-leading Mira Costa in a home league game. However, one thing was different for the Kings: the home game was played at Peninsula High School. Due to a heating issue in the Palos Verdes pool, the game was moved. As senior Quinn Stoneman said, “It felt weird taking a bus to a home game, but we tried to not let it affect us.” The Sea Kings did just that, outlasting Mira Costa’s furious comeback in the final minutes, by winning 7-6. This marked the first victory for Palos Verdes over the Mustangs since 2013, a streak that lasted nine games. Led by seniors David Feingold and Stoneman, who had four goals in the game, the Kings jumped out to an early 4-1 advantage after the first quarter. Heading into halftime, the Sea Kings led by the same score, as both teams defended well. Two fourth quarter goals from Stoneman proved to be just enough to sustain the 5-2 lead PV had built. Stoneman’s goals made the score 7-4, before Mira Costa scored two goals in a span of just a few minutes to bring them within one. The Mustangs rally would stop there, however, as a stellar defensive

Seniors Lead Sea Kings To Milestone Victory . . . Senior David Feingold looks for an opening to score a goal against Mira Costa Tuesday.

Sea Kings Shut Down Mira Costa For Bay League Win . . . Sea Kings junior Andrew Burda takes control of the ball in the final minutes of action.

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Defense Keys PV Win . . . The Sea Kings will face Laguna Beach and

Redondo Union this week and play at West High on Halloween before ending the regular season by hosting Peninsula.

My Eye . . . The Palos Verdes boys’ water polo team broke a nine-game

losing streak to Mira Costa with the victory at Peninsula High Tuesday.

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Campbell Balances Entertainment Career With Coaching Football . . . Continued from Page 7

they are in fact more similar than it sounds. When considering a play in football, there are many positions, and the roles that they play in a certain play. Likewise, in acting there is a specific place to stand, a way to talk and to move for the character an actor has assumed. Being onstage and acting in front of many people is similar to coaching a football team in front of many students. To memorize a script for a show, actors must take the time to learn the lines and rehearse them over and over again. Football plays are the same with the players running through the plays multiple times to engrain them into their heads. Campbell says that the similarities of acting and coach-

. . . Continued from Previous Page performance continued and sophomore goalie Liam Foley made big save after big save to hold the lead.One last defensive stop ended the game, and the Palos Verdes fans who “traveled” to

ing also include always looking for work and failure before success. “I am very demonstrative on the football field. In the entertainment business, I am more relaxed. I sit in my trailer and wait until my name is called to go shoot my scene. Both experiences are very different, and I feel more at home on the field,” Campbell said. Coaching football with high school students and being on call for auditions have conflicted with each other in Campbell’s life. He is torn when this happens because he loves both so much. However, the entertainment career side has reached a point where the offers are not flowing in steadily. With this, Campbell sees it as a sign to spend more time with his kids and continue to coach Peninsula’s undefeated Panthers.

Panthers Like The Water . . . The Peninsula High junior varsity water polo team defeated West High, 16-2, in Bay League action last week. Photos by Jana Wallace

the home game erupted with cheers. The Sea Kings win over the Mustangs moves them into a tie for first place in the Bay League, and gives them momentum to finish out the season strong.

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October 22, 2016

PV, PEN Runners Attack Bay League Cross Country • The Palos Verdes cross country course played host to a Bay League meet last week with the Sea Kings and Panthers taking charge. The PV boys’ varsity and junior varsity teams finished in second place while the freshman team took first. Peninsula finished in fourth place in all three boys races. Led by Grace Catena and Caitlin Stoner, the Sea Kings girls team took first in the varsity race and finished in second in JV and third in the freshman race. Peninsula finished in fourth place in all three boys races. Bay League Cross Country Meet PV High & PEN High Results

Varsity Boys 3-Mile Run

5 Irish, Ian 11 PV 6 Teets, William 10 PV 7 Nygren, Wade 10 PV 10 Wong, Kade 11 PEN 11 Shikiya, Ryan 10 PV 13 Anderson, Erik 10 PV 14 Lantz, Nathan 10 PV 15 Lee, Ryan 11 PEN 20 Farnsworth, Brandon10 PV 21 Hindman, David 10 PEN 25 Alon, Christopher 11 PEN 26 Wakefield Carl, RJ 10 PEN 27 Limberg, Devin 11 PEN 28 Ding, Lucas 10 PEN

17:03.28 17:04.03 17:08.55 17:18.58 17:26.53 17:39.33 17:41.38 17:47.24 18:02.60 18:06.24 18:38.05 18:48.91 19:31.10 19:44.05

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2 Catena, Grace 3 Stoner, Caitlin 4 Hines, Camille 5 Genovese, Mazzy 6 Polischeck, Olivia 8 Regan, Alex 10 Nye, Jessica 15 Atwood, Kiley 21 Masuda, Emily 22 Madeja, Ellie 25 O’hara, Erin 26 Kalantar, Sara 27 Stam, Katherine 28 Kim, Madeline

19:18.27 19:24.99 19:42.90 19:56.86 19:59.72 20:27.29 20:38.42 20:57.04 22:06.08 22:14.19 23:21.35 23:58.99 24:03.73 24:09.30

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Varsity Girls 3-Mile Run 11 PV 12 PV 12 PV 10 PV 12 PV 12 PV 11 PEN 12 PEN 9 PEN 11 PV 12 PEN 11 PEN 11 PEN 11 PEN

Junior Varsity Boys 3-Mile Run 3 Veerkamp, Fabian 11 PV 4 Burczyk, Hunter 11 PV 5 Tang, Brian 12 PV 7 Nygren, Tate 10 PV 8 Takeuchi, Yodai 12 PEN 20 Meliota, Lance 11 PV 23 Roth, Jared 10 PEN 25 Duston, James 11 PEN 27 Baskovich, Justin 11 PEN 30 Ding, Elijah 10 PEN 31 Emde, Nikhil 11 PEN 36 Schatz, Stephen 11 PEN 37 Avina, Mason 11 PV 41 Amatya, Vivek 12 PEN 45 Jimenez, Henry 11 PV 46 Thompson, Anthony 10 PEN 48 Franklin, Nick 10 PV 54 Romero Leon, Roberto 12 PV 55 Bloomingdale, John 12 PV 56 Belzberg, Michael 11 PV 58 Ponce, Garrett 10 PV 59 Maeder, James 10 PEN 65 Chang, Nicholas 11 PEN 66 Kol, Patrick 12 PEN 67 Negishi, Riku 12 PEN 68 Albert, Chad 11 PEN 69 Sun, Kevin 10 PEN 70 Mizumoto, Kyle 10 PEN

17:51.64 18:01.73 18:06.39 18:20.25 18:21.18 18:49.31 19:02.90 19:12.05 19:16.10 19:27.21 19:30.04 19:46.86 19:50.62 20:05.20 20:20.01 20:22.04 20:27.56 20:39.82 20:47.48 20:48.03 20:56.39 20:57.84 21:21.12 21:21.78 21:50.69 21:52.76 21:55.26 21:56.73

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PEN, PV Runners Take Over . . .

Peninsula and Palos Verdes high runners can be seen all over the Hill this time of year as the high school cross country season enters the final weeks of competition.

Sea Kings On Pace . . . Sea King runners Brian Tang, Fabian Veerkamp and Hunter Burczyk finished in the top five in the boys’ JV race.

Panthers And Sea Kings In The Brush . . . Girls’ varsity runners run for more than a mile before taking on

Agony Hill and the rest of the tough Palos Verdes cross country course. 71 Matson, Jack 12 PV 72 Polack, Joe 12 PV 73 Pickman, Blake 12 PV 74 Fidaleo, Ciro 12 PEN 76 Fujimoto, Ryan 11 PV 78 Dominguez, Jacob 11 PV 79 Counts, Vincente 11 PEN 80 Irvine, Robert 10 PEN 81 Mcelhone, John 10 PEN

22:23.55 22:34.99 22:41.91 22:54.06 23:36.74 25:16.29 27:22.89 30:29.16 31:22.86

3 Cohen, Samantha 4 Schaefer, Emme 5 Babros, Madeline 8 Wilhem, Katie 19 Houske, Eden 32 Waddell, Mary 33 Mcvicar, Skylar 34 Weimer, Ava 39 Bicera, Chelsea 40 Jai, Lauren 44 Mastan, Katie 45 Giller, Naomi 51 Heidelberg, Jessica 56 King, Courteney 57 Aguirre, Reyna 65 Krampert, Maren 66 Dodge, Kathryn

21:24.29 21:27.35 21:28.22 21:58.38 23:20.19 24:53.37 24:54.11 24:57.80 25:48.79 25:49.27 26:37.74 27:07.70 28:05.03 28:38.43 28:38.64 35:06.95 35:22.30

Freshman Boys 3-Mile Run

Junior Varsity Girls 3-Mile Run 11 PV 11 PV 11 PV 11 PV 10 PV 12 PV 10 PV 11 PV 11 PEN 10 PV 10 PEN 10 PV 11 PV 10 PEN 11 PEN 11 PV 12 PV

3 4 5 8 14 18 19

1 Reid, Frankie 9 PV 2 Veerkamp, Christian 9 PV 4 Harrigian, Carter 9 PV 5 Tempereau, Nikolas 9 PV 10 Olsen, Jonathan 9 PEN 3 Takami, Michael 9 PEN 14 Wilhm, Matthew 9 PV 17 Stacy, Spencer 9 PV 22 Kerker, Anthony 9 PV 23 Moore, William 9 PEN 24 Robles, Marco 9 PV 29 Chen, Tyler 9 PEN 30 Cha, Alexander 9 PEN 31 Swenson, Trent 9 PV 33 Lui, Michael 9 PEN 35 Cervana, Samuel 9 PV 38 Gomez, Julian 9 PEN 40 Mckiernan, Patrick 9 PEN 41 Smalling, Matthew 9 PV 42 Moore, Jack 9 PV 44 Ahn, Kyle 9 PV 45 Heise, Trevor 9 PV 47 Belke, Jackson 9 PEN 49 Lok, Anton 9 PV 50 Royston, Lucas 9 PV 51 Cohen, Anthony 9 PV 54 Lucioni, Daniel 12 PV

18:08.34 19:06.75 19:21.75 19:26.86 20:01.47 20:06.74 20:22.94 20:39.56 21:15.33 21:19.97 21:31.95 22:25.85 22:32.36 22:33.48 22:44.61 22:47.77 22:57.29 23:08.50 23:19.63 23:23.28 23:42.01 23:44.90 24:05.31 26:44.35 27:13.08 27:13.62 31:13.19

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Freshman Girls 3-Mile Run 1 Scriven, Savannah 9 PV 6 Morris, Caitlyn 9 PV 10 Pope, Penny 9 PV 13 Copeland, Kristi 9 PEN 14 Tang, Sabrina 9 PEN 18 Grenier, Addie 9 PEN 21 Tran, Jacqueline 9 PEN 22 Pailet, Rhiannon 9 PV 26 Readyhoff, Jade 9 PV 32 Rodriguez, Daniela 9 PEN 34 Kalantar, Diana 9 PEN 40 Corsaro, Sarah 9 PV 43 Yu, Elaine 9 PEN 44 Kim, Alayna 9 PEN 48 Moore, Paige 9 PEN 50 Gagliano, Natalia 9 PV 51 Lee, Michaela 9 PV 59 Gao, Margaret 9 PEN 60 Dean, Emily 9 PV 63 Woodward, Lauren 9 PEN 64 Kim, Min 9 PV 65 Plaszewski, Cameron 10 PEN

21:24.83 22:36.01 22:50.40 23:22.42 23:23.84 24:04.37 24:27.33 24:27.79 24:33.62 25:33.34 26:05.53 26:34.15 26:59.35 27:06.75 27:26.62 27:38.65 27:39.22 29:17.65 29:47.76 31:17.47 37:34.15 38:32.22

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Challenger Football Wraps Up Another Undefeated Season . . . Challenger football players and their Buddies took time out from their competitive game to take a team picture at Peninsula High last week. The Challenger league will be back in action for baseball his spring and Panorama will be there. For information about supporting the league and its players, please contact Steve Gherardi at

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October 22, 2016


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Black Cats Dress In Pink For Support . . . Black Cat Lacrosse, a local club team with many members who also play for the Peninsula High Panthers, wear pink to support breast cancer awareness in a tournament in Santa Barbara last week. Pictured from the left, front row: Parker State, A.J. Rosato, Ken Nishimura, Matt Dollinger, Isaac Pang, Will Mbomeda, Kyle Beachboard, Ben Aviel and Scott Phillips. Back row:Assistant coach, Jonathon Urrutia, Garrett Moore, Max Cha, Nicco Rosato, Ethan Burrage, Kevin Jones, Matt Choi, Patrick Slaught, Ryo Nishimura, Drew Vanderploeg and coach Lane Jaffe.

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Maverick Gold Wins Bobcat Championship Pop Warner • The PV Mavericks Gold defeated the PV Mavericks Red in the Bobcat Division championship game last week. The Mavericks Gold scored a touchdown and converted a two-point conversion in the final minutes before holding on the PV Mavericks Red, 13-6, at Palos Verdes High. The Mavericks Red team drove to the five-yard line in the final minute of play behind a great 40-yard pass and catch, but ran out of time before they could make a play for the end zone.

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October 22, 2016

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Undefeated Class Getting Smaller

AYSO Soccer

• There are only four teams remaining in Region 10 that have perfect records with only a few matches left in the regular season. The girls’ U9 Mighty Mints are 5-0 as well as the boys’ U14 PV Lightning. The Navy Hurricanes are 5-0 in the girls’ U10 Weather Division and so are P!nk in the girls’ U14 Division. Juventus in boys’ U10 Champions Division is the only other boys’ team with a 5-0 mark. The Vikings and Manchester City sit in first place in their division with one tie each. Juventus will face the second place Leicester City in a crucial match up.

Is The Drought Over . . . AYSO

goalies are called upon to compete in a wide variety of field conditions.

That’s A Balk . . . The PV Lightning got a 5-0 win over the Zepplins to remain undefeated in the boys’ U14 Division at Highridge Park.

Another Squeaker . . . Liverpool earned a 1-0 win over The Blues in girls’ U14 Division play at Highridge Park last week.

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October 22, 2016

Battle For Third Place . . . The PV X-Wings got a 4-2 win over the Hornets to move into third place in the boys’ U14 Division at Highridge Park.

Battle At Ernie Howlett Park . . . The Cherry Bombers and Berry Blue Gobstoppers battle in girls’ U8 Division action last week.

AYSO Region 10 2016 Fall Standings

Girls U11

Girls U9

P 15 Mighty Mints 12 Cherry Bombers 12 Jolly Ranchers 10 Candy Kickers BerryBlueGobstoppers 8 7 Candy Crushers 6 Hurricanes 1 Green Gummies 1 Purple Nerds 0 Bubblegum Bandits

W 5 4 4 3 2 2 2 0 0 0

Girls U10 Animal Panthers Electric Eels Red Foxes Flamingos Blue Hurricanes Foxy Moxies

P 11 10 8 6 5 0

W 3 3 2 1 1 0

Girls U10 Weather

P 15 Navy Hurricanes 12 Strom 9 Lightning Bolts GoldenLightningStrikrs 6 3 PV Force PurpleLightningStrikrs 0

W 5 4 3 2 1 0

L 0 1 1 1 1 2 3 4 4 5 L 0 1 1 1 2 5 L 0 1 2 3 4 5

T 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 T 2 1 2 3 2 0 T 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ice Breakers Red Pandas PV Storm Candy Crushers Black Widows PV United Oragne Crush

Girls U12 Purple Reign Dash Spirit PSG Flash Stars & Stripes

Girls U14 P!nk Liverpool Barnes The Blues Eye of the Tiger HeadBangers

P 16 15 11 10 10 3 1

W 5 5 3 3 3 1 0

L 1 2 2 2 3 5 5

T 1 0 2 1 1 0 1

P 13 11 8 8 6 4

W 4 3 3 2 2 1

L 1 1 2 2 4 4

T 1 2 2 2 0 1

P 18 11 11 5 4 1

W 6 3 3 1 1 0

L 0 1 1 3 4 5

T 0 2 2 2 1 1

Boys U9 EPL

Blue Sharks Killer Whales Spartan FC Sunburts FC Titans Lasers Silver Bullets PV United

P 11 9 7 7 7 5 3 2

Boys U9 MLS The Galaxy Riptide White Lightning Dynamos PV Heat Yellow Jackets Tornadoes Barracudas

P 12 12 9 9 7 3 3 1

W 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 0

L 0 0 2 1 2 1 4 3

T 2 3 1 1 1 2 0 2

W 4 4 3 3 2 1 1 0

L 1 1 2 1 2 4 4 3

T 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

L 0 1 1 3 3 3 4 4

T 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Boys U10 Premier Manchester City PSG Arsenal SSC Manchester United Plymouth Argle Ajax Wolfsburg

P 13 12 12 6 6 6 3 1

W 4 4 4 2 2 2 1 0

Updated 10/19

Boys U10 Champions Juventus Leicester City Liverpool Bayern Munich Real Madrid AC Milan Inter Milan Barcelona

Boys U12 Vikings Wolf Pack Spartans Arsenal PV The Green Machine Blue Tsunami Orange Crush PV Savages

Boys U14 PV Lightning Raptors PV X-Wings Hornets PV Hurricanes Zepplins PV Phantom Thunderbolts Black Widows South Bay Spitfire

P 15 10 9 9 9 3 3 1

W 5 3 3 3 3 1 1 0

L 0 1 2 2 2 4 4 4

T 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

P 13 10 10 7 7 6 4 0

W 4 3 3 2 2 2 1 0

L 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 5

T 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0

P 15 12 10 7 7 6 5 5 3 1

W 5 4 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 0

L 0 1 1 2 2 3 2 2 4 4

T 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 2 0 1

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U10 Animal Kingdom . . . The Electric Eels survived to get a 1-1 tie with

the Flamingos and stay in second place in the girls’ U10 Animal Division.

The Race To First Place . . . The Blue Sharks battled for a 6-3 win over the Titans to hold first place in the boys’ U9 EPL Division at Ladera Linda.

The Galaxy Stays Strong . . .

The Galaxy got a 5-2 win over the Tornadoes to stay in first place in the boys’ U9 MLS Division at Ladera Linda.

U12 Action Fast And Furious . . .

The Spartans out-raced the Blue Tsunamis for a 4-3 win in boys’ U12 Division play at Ladera Linda Park.

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Who’s Who . . . The Thunderbolts pulled out a 2-1 win over the Black Widows in boys’ U14 Division action at Highridge Park last week.

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October 22, 2016

Pumpkins Fly High At Ridgecrest Pumpkin Chuck

Follow My Instructions . . . Ridgecrest Intermediate school has been

holding the annual “Pumpkin Chuck” for many years as a part of its science and engineering programs.

Aim For Highridge Park . . . The sling shots at the Ridgecrest Pumpkin

Chuck went the farthest of all the student-built machines.

• Ridgecrest Intermediate held its annual Pumpkin Chuck last week as students sacrificed many pumpkins in the name of science and engineering. Students constructed catapults, air guns and slingshots and competed throughout the week with the finals held at the upper soccer field with hundreds of spectators. As expected, the slingshots threw the pumpkins the greatest distance, easily covering the length of a soccer field before disintegrating on the lower fields. The air guns were loud and powerful, but took considerable effort with an air pump before being ready to launch the smallest pumpkins of the competition. The catapults appeared to be the

Air Gun Power . . . A small white pumpkin is blasted from the highpressured air gun at the annual Ridgecrest “Pumpkin Chuck.”

most ingenious of all the contraptions built by the students. The machines included various moving parts with pulleys and levers. However, their ability to project a pumpkin with the same distance as the air guns and sling-shots fell a little short.

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Top Of The Podium . . . Tillianna Wakefield-Carl celebrates her 1st place finish for Level 3 9-year-olds in gymnastics competition last week.




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October 22, 2016

PVIS Continues Mt. SAC Excellence

Cross Country

• It was another historic afternoon for Palos Verdes Intermediate School at the 69th annual Mt. SAC cross country invitational, the world’s biggest cross country meet.

By Frankie Reid The Sea Kings swept the 8th grade boys and girls races, despite running without injured veteran standout Chaya Holyfield. The PVIS 8th grade girls became only the fourth team to win team titles as 6th, 7th and 8th graders. PVIS was also the only school to place among the top three teams in five races at the 2016 edition of the meet that featured more than 2,400 athletes

Sea Kings Girls Are Elite . . . PVIS runners Gabi Collatos finished in third place in the 8th grade race at the 69th annual Mt. SAC Invitational.

in the middle school division. Ridgecrest’s brothers, Toby and Aaron Wakefield-Carl, were the top local individual finishers. Toby was second in the 8th grade boys race, finishing in 11:44, while younger brother Aaron was the runner-up in the 7th grade race  at 12:00. PVIS’ Gabi Collatos was third in the 8th grade girls race, running 13:12, but

Ridgecrest Brothers Lead . . .

Ridgecrest 8th grader Toby Wakefield-Carl and 7th grader Aaron Wakefield-Carl were the top runners from the Peninsula. it was a late charge by the Sea Kings’ No. 4 and 5 runners, Madeleine Stone and Claire Hardesty, that secured the historic victory. Following Bella Martinez’s sixth place finish (13:50) and Lauren Naehu in 14th (14:25), Stone and Hardesty each passed five opponents in the final 500 meters to finish 27th (15:06) and 33rd (15:19) for 66 points, just five ahead of runner-up Hillview School. The Sea Kings victory was the 11th consecutive race over a three-year period at Mt. SAC in which PVIS posted the fastest overall team time. Ridgecrest was 10th at 258. The Sea Kings got the day started by winning the 8th grade boys team title. Depth, again, was the deciding factor. Ewan MacFarlane led the way for PVIS in 10th place (12:37), with Koa Vetterlein 13th (12:54). The trio of Yuta Morikawa 23rd  (13:09), Tor Gasteiger 28th (13:19) and newcomer Jim Campbell 33rd (13:35) locked up the win, PVIS rolling to a 95 to 132 victory against Goddard. Ridgecrest was 8th at 192. Miraleste led by Ryan Glover’s 9th  place finish (12:36) was 12th at 285.

PVIS Runners Dominate Mt. SAC - Again . . .

The Palos Verdes Intermediate 8th grade boys and girls celebrate their Mt SAC championships. Back row: Ewan MacFarlane, Yuta Morikawa, Koa Vetterlein, Tor Gasteiger, Owen Ladinig, Graydon Leongkaye, Ryan Anderson, Liam Sellahawa and Ryan Kramer. Front row: Lauren Naehu, Shelby Ponce, Gabi Collatos, Nilaab Ahmadi, Bella Martinez, Charlotte Teets, Claire Hardesty, Mackenzie Whitehead and Gabby Wapner. The PVIS 7th grade girls, like their 8th  grade teammates, clinched third place in the team standings in a loaded race in the closing stages. Anna Terrell was in 16th place  (14:48), followed by surprising Julia Masuda in 19th (15:28). But it was not until the final 800 meters that the Sea Kings Alicia Lala 20th (15:34), Shayli Atashi 23rd (15:39), Grace Bonvechio 24th (15:40) and Sarah Gilchrist 26th (15:44) nailed down a spot on the podium with 97 points. PVIS also took third in 6th grade races. The Sea King boys finishing with 159 points and the girls 139. Ridgecrest was fifth in the boys race (251), and 12th in the girls (301). Ridgecrest’s Kaleb Woodward was 9th (13:15), while PVIS’ Matthew Farnsworth was 11th  (13:22). Landon Corman of PVIS was the first local 6th grade girl, taking 8th (14:32), with Madison Woodward of Ridgecrest a few steps behind in 9th (14:33). Miraleste’s Aishling

8th Graders Head PVIS . . .

PVIS runners Ewan MacFarlane and Gabi Collatos celebrate another fine day at the Mt. SAC Invitational. Callahan and Maile   Frankwick were 12th (14:41) and 14th  (14:52). Ridgecrest’s Cody Hashimoto also picked up a Top 10 finish in the 7th grade race, running 12:38 for fourth.

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October 22, 2016

Twilight On The Peninsula . . . Mixed it with band music and high-stepping high school

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PVP-PANORAMA No. 192 • 10/22/16