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Salter’s skeleton results good, but bumpy

Idyllwild’s Lauren Salter finished fourth in the 2012 U.S. National Skeleton Championship title races this weekend at Mt. Van Hoevenberg, near Lake Placid, N.Y. Salter finished only 1.66 seconds behind the winner, Megan Henry. The competition was composed of four heats over the weekend. Salter was second after the first three, but incurred a bad […]

Steele starts strong, but falters at Riviera

Brendan Steele had a strong start in the Northern Trust Open at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades last week. His three-under-par opening round 69 on Thursday had him tied for seventh place by the end of the day. He opened his second round Friday with an eagle on the 503-yard, par-5 1st hole, […]

Salter wins gold

Salter wins gold

Lauren Salter, Idyllwild, won the women’s skeleton race gold medal at the Empire State Winter Games. The Games were the weekend of Feb. 3 and 4 at Mt. Van Hoevenberg, New York. Salter had the best two runs, totaling one minute, 55.18 seconds. She attained a top speed of 68 miles per hour. Salter had […]

Idyllwild School principal organizes Kids Super Bowl

Idyllwild School principal organizes Kids Super Bowl

Above, Idyllwild School Principal Matt Kraemer (far right with baseball cap) organizes one of the teams playing in the Hemet Unified School District’s Kids Super Bowl. The event is for severely handicapped students. Kraemer first organized the event when he was principal of Little Lake Elementary and has carried the tradition forward at Idyllwild School. […]

Steele ties for 5th in Phoenix

Steele ties for 5th in Phoenix

Last week, Brendan Steele justified the praise of his super fans André Pilon and Pierrette Filon of Montreal that he does not give up.

Steele optimistic despite disappointing start

Brendan Steele told the Town Crier last week that he had had mental troubles with his game since the Tournament of Champions in Maui, but that he felt that turning around at the Humana Challenge in La Quinta. While he missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open in La Jolla last week, he continued […]

Sports Roundup: Golf

Jim Crandall, Palms to Pines Golf Association handicap chair, provided this report on last week’s golf tournament: The club held its regular monthly tournament at Diamond Valley Golf Course on Friday, Jan. 20. The day was stunning with bright skies and gentle winds, and the course was in good shape with fast greens. Bill Ragland […]

Steele competes at La Quinta

Steele competes at La Quinta

Brendan Steele and his fellow pros pretty much shredded the desert courses at the 2012 Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation PGA golf tournament last week in La Quinta. Seven players shot 20 under par or better despite winds of 35 miles per hour and heavier gusts that toppled trees, leveled leaderboards, and […]

Steele looks back on 2011; begins 2012

Steele looks back on 2011; begins 2012

Idyllwild native Brendan Steele put together an exceptionally fine rookie season on the PGA Tour last year. Two highlights were his wins in April at the Valero Texas Open and again in December with his fellow-rookie partner, Keegan Bradley, at the Franklin Templeton “Shark” Shootout. His performance last year won him well over $2 million, […]

In a fast sport, Idyllwild skeleton athlete Salter keeps her head up

In a fast sport, Idyllwild skeleton athlete Salter keeps her head up

Salter spends hours every day preparing to use and to risk her skeleton …

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