Bill Whitman of Idyllwild participated in the Pasadena Triathlon (all three legs of the race were held at the Rose Bowl) this weekend. He finished fifth in the event of 800 participants and first in his age group (50 to 54). The course was a five-kilometer run, 15-kilometer bike, and 150-meter swim. Since the swimming […]
The Idyllwild 5K & 10K Run and Fitness Walk needs volunteers to work the course, registration and finish line on June 1. Anyone interested can contact Darren McKay at his email, firstname.lastname@example.org or call his cell number (909) 241-4527.
Last weekend, in Lake Placid, N.Y., Idyllwild’s Lauren Salter claimed third place in the U.S. National Skeleton Championships. Salter had an extraordinary finish in the second day of sliding to earn the bronze medal. “I’m really happy with how everything went. I came off of kind of a rough performance at the North American Cup, […]
Brendan Steele went low on the first day of the Tampa Bay Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla., last Thursday, but the tough Copperhead course rose up and bit him on the second and third days. His opening round 68 had him tied for third place at the end of the first round, but the two […]
The Los Angeles Marathon was Sunday, March 17, and two Hill residents completed the 26-mile jaunt. In her second marathon, Jana Baker’s time was 4:17:19 and Molly Newman, running her first marathon, completed it in 4:31:01. Running with more than 24,000 other marathoners, both women finished ahead of 18,000 other runners.
The 2013 Boston Marathon is only a month away, on April 15. Pine Cove’s Mark Dean has nearly completed his preparation for the premier marathon. He ran the San Diego Half Marathon (13 miles) Sunday, March 10, and plans one more long run before boarding his plane to Boston. In two weeks, he’ll run for […]
A two-over-par 72 was how Brendan Steele opened the Honda Classic last Thursday on the tough PGA National Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. With this score, he was good enough for only a 102nd-place tie by the end of the tournament’s first day. Then on Friday, while knowing that he had to have […]
Jim Crandall, Palms to Pines Golf Association handicap chair, provided this report about the Friday, Feb. 15, golf tournament. The club held its regular monthly tournament at the Cross Creek Golf Club in Temecula. The day was sunny and clear, and the course was tough, with fast, undulating greens. Mike Feyder (course handicap 22), took […]
Idyllwild is on the map, at least on the map of Boston Marathon participants. Local runner Mark Dean has qualified and plans to participate in the event on April 15. His time in the June 2012 San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon qualified him for the 2013 Boston Marathon. Dean’s marathon experience consists of just […]
The tough Riviera Country Club course, home of the Northern Trust Open, has never treated Brendan Steele kindly during his three years on the PGA Tour. Last week, Steele improved his performance at the Pacific Palisades course. In his rookie year, the Idyllwild native stood 12-over-par after two rounds and missed the cut at Riviera. […]