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Hardknocks

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The number of football players at both Peninsula and Palos Verdes High School has been on the decline. “Two years ago, both high schools had over 100 freshmen playing football,” Athletic Director Wendell Yoshida said. “This year, between the two high schools, we only have 50 players.” Palos Verdes head football coach Guy Gardner witnessed

Peninsula takes on Culver City Centaurs

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“I believe that we can win! I believe that we can win!” These are the cheering sounds of the brilliant Panther crowd during Peninsula’s game against Culver City. The Panthers took a hard hit from the Centaurs losing 41-27. Star running back Rory Hubbard rushed the longest rushing play of the year for 64 yards,

Rugby Team Unites PV-Pen Rivalry

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While rugby is not a well-recognized sport in the United States, Peninsula High and Palos Verdes High have helped introduce the game to the South Bay. In 2010, led by Jeremy Wilkinson, the Panthers and Sea Kings united to form the Palos Verdes Rugby Team. In the 2012 season, the squad placed third in Southern

Baseball coaches share their past

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According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), seven percent of high school baseball players go on to play in college while 10 percent of college baseball players go on to play professionally. Varsity baseball assistant coaches Brian Bowles and Don Slaught were among the minority of college baseball players who were given the opportunity

Sam I Am: These battlescars after the Ides of March

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There are not many days that can provide the feeling I had when I woke up this morning. Well, there is always Christmas. The thoughts of Christmas tunes, snow, and gifts under the tree always make me smile. Of course, the first day of summer comes pretty close. The feeling of not having to rush

Profile: Jake Hoeger

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As his teammates look on, senior captain Jake Hoeger chases down and returns the tennis ball towards his South opponent. After a lengthy rally, he slams a powerful forehand winner across the court, ending the match. Despite the team’s 2-2 record so far, Hoeger looks prepared for a great season. “I feel really good about

Photo by Michael Yu

Peninsula Basketball still King of the Hill

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The roars from the Zoo grew louder and louder. A steal from small forward Bo Prock; then a block by center Stanley Roberts. As senior captain and power forward Matt McFarland made shot after shot, the student cheering section slowly came to life and began to urge their team to victory. After a slow start

Sam I am: My obession with fantasy football

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Each year, athletes of the National Football League endure another grueling season. Meanwhile, a fair amount of fans, myself included, will count the yards a certain quarterback accrues, the number of catches a particular receiver makes, and how few points a defense allows. I’ll be playing fantasy football. Since this trend has captured sports fanatics

Photo by Jason Tran

Nelson’s got the magic touch(down)

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The crowd roars as number 26 sprints down the field, dodging Beverly Hills tacklers. Nearing the goal line, senior James Nelson Jr. sidesteps a defender and dives into the end zone. The football team leaps on the sidelines as Nelson celebrated his second touchdown of the game. Transferring to Peninsula in his junior year, Nelson

Jackie Prindle Pool gets an update

For thirty three years Frank Akins has served as the schools girls and boys water polo swim coach and even after his retirement he continued to support the swim team by helping as a scorer and timer. On Feb 19, he passed away, and the Akins family still supported Peninsula by asking that donations in

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