Robert Lewis, Town Hall recreation director, gave this report on Town Hall Youth Basketball.
Division 1 (ages 6-9)
Tuesday, Jan. 29, had the American Legion Lakers hosting the Idyllwild Pizza Co. Raptors. This game came down to the wire as Ethan Carto scored a bucket for the Lakers. Danielle Rodriguez had a good game for the Raptors with good dribbling and her hustle as the Raptors stayed undefeated, edging out the Lakers 15-14.
The second game had the Idyology Celtics playing the Village Market Clippers. Lucy Newman had a good game for the Clippers with a bucket. Cainan Cooper grabbed many rebounds and played good defense for the Celtics as they beat the Clippers 12-5.
On Friday, Feb. 1, the Idyllwild Pizza Co. Raptors went up against the Idyology Celtics. This was another great game with both teams battling it out. Domoinic Rivera-Sandlin of the Celtics played good defense for the Celtics, however, Noah Reeves dribbled the ball well and hustled for the Raptors as they beat the Celtics 27-14.
Second game had the American Legion Lakers against the Village Market Clippers. Andrea Lopez played great for the Clippers with her tenacious defense. Addison Rackley made a bucket for the Lakers as they beat the Clippers 22-6.
Standings Wins Losses
Idyllwild Pizza Co. Raptors 5 0
American Legion Lakers 2 3
Idyology Celtics 2 3
Village Market Clippers 1 4
Division 2 (ages 10-13)
On Friday, Feb. 1 the Higher Grounds Coffee House hosted the Fairway Market Rockets. The game came down to the wire as the Lakers built a big lead thanks to great defense and hustle from Sal Solorio, but the Rockets came storming back with help from Jayden Fogle’s bucket in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t quite enough as Ethan Sheppard sank a 3-pointer with less than a minute to go in the game as the Lakers squeezed by the Rockets 32-30.
The second game, had the Idyology Kings against the Acumen Tree Service Warriors. Bailey Pula played a good game with good defense for the Warriors. Kail Mock played great for the Kings grabbing many rebounds and hustling as the Kings beat the Warriors 25-14.
Standings Wins Losses
Coffee House Rockets 3 1
Fairway Market Rockets 2 2
Acumen Tree Service Warriors 1 3
Idyology Kings 2 2
Town Hall Sports Coordinator Michael Holato gave this report on recent Coed Adult Volleyball games:
• Wilson Woodworking clinched the Adult Coed Volleyball title and #1 seed heading into the playoffs.
• Wilson Woodworking defeated Idyllwild Brewpub 23-25, 25-14, 25-19, 25-15 and swept Pino Tree Service 25-13, 25-13, 25-2 and 25-20, 25-8, 25-15.
• Idyllwild Garage and Silver Pines split their two matches with Silver Pines winning the first match 25-23, 19-25, 25-19, 20-25, 15-13 and Idyllwild Garage taking the second match 25-20, 25-21, 25-13.
There’s one week left in the season but the playoffs are already set up.
Playoff schedule for Saturday Feb. 9:
• 9 a.m. — Silver Pines vs Pino Tree Service
• 10:30 a.m. — Wilson Woodworking vs. winner of Silver Pines/Pino Tree Service
• noon — Idyllwild Brew Pub vs. Idyllwild Garage
• 1:30 p.m. — Championship Game
Jim Crandall, Palms to Pines Golf Association handicap chair, provided this report about the association’s regular monthly tourney on Friday, Jan. 18, on the Morongo Tukwet Canyon Champions Course, which was extremely wet after heavy rains. The sand traps were filled with water.
Rather than the traditional, individual, low-score wins, the Palms to Pines Golf Association played a four-man scramble.
For the four-man scramble, each person in a foursome tees off, then the group chooses the best ball. Then each team member takes their second shot from that spot. Every shot is played like this until the ball is sunk in the hole.
This format uses modified Stableford scoring, which gives points for each score rather than birdies, pars, bogies, etc. A double bogey or more was worth 0 points; a bogey, 1 point; par, 2 points; birdie, 3 points; eagle 5 points; double eagle 6 points.
Based on this format, the team of Don DePalma, Norm Kyriss, Ken Garelick and Tony McLean finished first with 38 points. The second team, with 36 points, included Pete Capparelli, Jerry Daquila, Bob Wadlow and Jon King. Third place went to the team of Chris Kramer, Dennis Chavez, Paul Cozens and Lee Lanfried who earned 34 points.
Points for the association’s playoff list were awarded as follows: each first place team member got 3 points; the second place team earned 2 points each; and the third place teams got 1 point each. And as usual, everyone who played got a half point.
Individual winners of the closest-to-the-pin contests on the four par 3s were Kyriss on holes number 3 and 17, Crandall on number 8 and Chavez on number 15.
Here are the 2018-19 point standings for the season that runs from August 2018 through July 2019:
Place Golfer Points
1 Norm Kyriss 21
2 Lee Lanfried 15
3 Bob Wadlow 13.83
4 Pete Capparelli 11.5
5 Barry Wallace 11.5
6 Pete Holzman 8.83
7 Dennis Chavez 7.5
tied Ken Garelick 7.5
9 Paul Cozens 6.83
10 Gary Brown 6
tied Scott Schroeder 6
12 Jim Crandall 4
tied Danny Crosser 4
14 Jon King 3.5
tied Tony McLean 3.5
16 Mike Feyder 2
17 Mike Higginbotham 1
18 Jim Sullivan 0.5
Flight B Stats (Flight B comprises high handicappers who don’t qualify to compete in the club championships):
Place Golfer Points
1 Jerry Daquila 30
2 Don DePalma 18
tied David Hiemenz 18
4 Barry Zander 16
5 Chris Kramer 6
6 Tony Viola 2.5
In regular season, points are awarded at each tournament as follows: first place, 6 points; second place, 4 points; third place, 3 points; fourth place, 2 points; fifth place, 1 point. Also, one-half point is awarded to everyone who participates. A member has to compete in at least five regular-season tournaments to qualify for the playoffs. The club is a member of the Southern California Golf Association and is sanctioned to establish SCGA handicaps for members. If interested in joining the club or playing as a guest, contact Crandall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 951-265-5732, or Capparelli at email@example.com or 951-452-5552.