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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 …

Sports Roundup: Golf

Jim Crandall, Palms to Pines handicap chair, gave this report on last week’s golf tournament: Palms to Pines Golf Association held its regular monthly tournament at The Legends Golf Club (formerly Temeku Hills) on Friday, Dec. 16. Chuck Alkire (course handicap 10) came in first with a net 72. Pete Capparelli (20) and Les Widerynski […]

Steele-Bradley win Shark Shootout

Idyllwild native Brendan Steele teamed with Keegan Bradley, his close friend from Nationwide Tour days, to win the PGA Tour’s 2011 Franklin Templeton “Shark” Shootout at the Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Fla., last week. The two PGA Tour rookies posted a 32-under-par score over the three days of competition on the par 72 course […]

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