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Local runner qualifies for the Boston Marathon

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 […]

Steele improves play at Riviera

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. […]

Following a PGA tour professional

Following a PGA tour professional

Most readers have not had an opportunity to cover a professional golfer at a PGA Tour tournament. And I’m thinking that most people haven’t attended a PGA Tour tournament as a spectator either. So I’m going to try to paint this with a fairly broad brush. About nine months out of the year, there is […]

Steele ties for 6th in Phoenix

Steele ties for 6th in Phoenix

Brendan Steele brought his game together in the Waste Management Phoenix Open on the Scottsdale TPC course in Scottsdale, Ariz., last week to post an 18-under-par 69-65-65-67 — 266 to tie for sixth place with two others. The Idyllwild native’s performance earned him a $207,700 paycheck, bringing his season’s winnings to more than $260,000. He’s […]

Sports Roundup: Golf

Jim Crandall, Palms to Pines Golf Association handicap chair, provided this report about the Friday, Jan. 18, golf tournament. The club held its regular monthly tournament at the Woodhaven Country Club in Palm Desert. The sign at the entry to the club reads, “Your Happy Day of Golf Begins Here.” And it’s true — most […]

After rocky start, Steele shines in La Quinta

After rocky start, Steele shines in La Quinta

Brendan Steele’s superfan — André Pilon, who flew to the desert from Montreal with his equally superfan wife Pierrette Filion — says that Steele was consistently hitting pin-point irons during his practice rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday before the Humana Challenge in La Quinta last week. The Idyllwild native was high on his game then, […]

Steele opens 2013 season at La Quinta

Brendan Steele will begin a new PGA Tour season, and his third season, next week in our desert back yard. The Idyllwild native will play in the $5.6 million Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation Tournament, which will be held Thursday, Jan. 17, through Sunday, Jan. 20, on three different courses in La […]

PHOTOS: Adult coed volleyball

PHOTOS: Adult coed volleyball

Salter returns to Idyllwild School to share her story

Salter returns to Idyllwild School to share her story

Lauren Salter (center), an Idyllwild School alum, and now living in Lake Placid, N.Y., spoke to Idyllwild School students about her Skeleton racing adventures on Thursday, Dec. 20, morning. She showed the equipment she uses, including her sled, and gave a slide/video presentation.

Salter continues to advance

Salter continues to advance

Lauren Salter, USA skeleton athlete, has just finished the first half of her third season. In this time, she has already made the national development team, while being one of the youngest competing sliders. Her most recent competition was two weeks ago in Whistler, Canada, one of the sites of the 2010 Winter Olympics. This […]

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