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    Half Marathon Cancelled

    Race Canceled Due to Poor Air Quality

    Due to the rapidly declining air quality situation in the Monterey Bay area, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Monterey Bay Half Marathon scheduled for tomorrow, November 11, 2018. For the last several hours, we have been monitoring weather outlets and tracking wind patterns in our area. This morning, during our 3K and 5K events, air quality was deemed “moderate” and safe for outdoor activity. Saturday afternoon, however, the wind shifted dramatically, blowing smoke from the northeast directly onto our peninsula. Weather maps forecast that air quality in our area will remain in the “unhealthy” to “very unhealthy” area into Sunday afternoon. After consulting with our Medical Director and the National Weather Service, we have determined that it is not safe for runners, volunteers, staff, and other race-related personnel to participant in tomorrow’s scheduled events. We deeply apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment that comes with canceling the race but we feel it is the appropriate course of action at this time.

    We will notify all participants regarding future event considerations via email early next week. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    Enter Drawings for Big Sur International Marathon

    Registration to enter a series of random drawings for next year’s Big Sur International Marathon, set for April 28, 2019, will begin Sunday, July 15.

    The Big Sur International Marathon has sold out for years and is a “bucket list” race for runners from around the globe. To increase accessibility to this popular event, the Big Sur Marathon Foundation offers various drawings and categories to earn a spot in the late-April race. The Groups & Couples drawing will be held first, followed by Loyalty, Locals, First-Timers, and finally, the Last Chance drawing. Prospective participants wishing to bypass the random drawings can enter through one of four first-come, first-served categories: Big Sur VIP, Marathon Tours, Boston 2 Big Sur, and JUST RUN Charity Entries.

    The schedule to register for the various categories is as follows:

    GROUPS & COUPLES: Registration takes place 7/15 – 7/24 with results announced on 7/26. This category is for groups of two to 15 people who want to participate only if everyone in the group is chosen.

    LOYALTY: Registration open from 7/27 – 8/5; results announced 8/6. For those who have finished one or more 26.2-mile Big Sur Marathons.

    LOCALS: Registration open from 7/29 – 8/7; results announced 8/8. For both veteran and first-time marathoners whose primary residence is in Monterey County, CA (939XX zip code).

    FIRST TIMERS: Registration open from 7/31 – 8/9; results announced 8/10. For those who have never finished the 26.2-mile Big Sur Marathon.

    LAST CHANCE: Registration open from 8/11 – 8/19; results announced 8/20. For anyone not selected or who didn’t participate in earlier drawings.

    There is no fee to enter any of the drawings.
    Non-drawing, first-come, first-served options include:
    · The new Big Sur VIP Program, already open, that offers specialized training and start-and finish amenities.
    · The Just Run charity entry program opens July 15. This higher-priced entry supports the Foundation’s popular youth fitness program.
    · Marathon Tours offers a confirmed race entry with one of their full travel packages including hotel, on-site travel, race hospitality, and other race perks.
    · Marathoners interested in running in the Boston 2 Big Sur Challenge (B2B), two marathons separated by 13 days, have the opportunity to register for this division beginning October 1 following their separate admittance into the Boston Marathon.
    · The Marathon is also working with 13 charities with race entry available for those who meet minimum fund-raising levels. The affiliated charities will be announced later this month.

    Detailed information on the special categories and the full registration process is available on the Big Sur International Marathon website. Additional distance events taking place along the Big Sur Marathon course on April 28, 2019 are open for first-come, first-served registration beginning September 1, 2018. These distances include a Relay, 21-Miler, 11-Miler, 12K and 5K.

    About the Big Sur Marathon Foundation
    The Big Sur Marathon Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create beautiful running events that promote health and benefit the community. Under the brand are four individual race weekends: Big Sur International Marathon in April, Run in the Name of Love 5K and 2K in June, Salinas Valley Half Marathon and 5K in August, and the Monterey Bay Half Marathon, 5K and 3K in November. In addition, the Foundation oversees the award-winning JUST RUN® youth fitness program. www.bsim.org #bigsurmarathon

    Carter’s two-home run day leads JV Breakers to victory over Soledad, 16-4

    By Brian “Woodie” Wood
    Pacific Grove’s JV baseball team was hosted by Soledad on Tuesday (May 8) in their last road game of the season.  The strong Salinas Valley winds did not bother the Breakers as they triumphed in a 16-4 victory over the Aztecs.
    Catcher Chianti Carter led the way with two home runs and five runs batted in. PG tallied three runs in the first off of a single by JJ Courtney, double by Charlie McMahon and Carter’s first home run.  In the second, PG added another two runs. Mario Bonelli had a long double aided by walks to McMahon and Carter and singles by Zach Malone and Jay McMahon.  The wheels came off of the Soledad wagon in the fourth when the Breakers put across eleven runs. Highlights were Carter’s second home run (plus a single), a single and double by Courtney, C.McMahon’s second double of the day (plus a walk), two singles from Jay McMahon, a single by Bonelli, and walks to Aidan Borman and Desi Green.  PG knocked out 11 hits in the inning.
    The game was called after four innings and PG pitcher Colton Bell struck out nine and allowed just three hits in his complete game victory.
    PG (12-9 overall, 8-3 league) hosts Soledad on Thursday (May 10) at 4pm at the JV Field for their final game of the season. 

    Malone pitches PG JV to a 6-1 win over Sacred Heart

     By Brian “Woodie” Wood
    Zach Malone pitched 6 1/3 innings of 3-hit 1-run ball against host Sacred Heart in Atherton on Saturday (Apr. 21) as the JV Breakers handled the Gators 6-1. The JV players were spectators for two hours in the first game of the double-header as the varsity teams squared off (Sacred Heart was victorious 7-3).
    PG put on two runners in the first. Malone knocked a 2-out single to left-centerfield before Chianti Carter drew a base on balls. Both were left stranded.  In the second, Charlie McMahon earned an 8-pitch walk followed by an infield single off the bat of JJ Courtney.  Jordan Booker executed a perfect sacrifice bunt to advance the runners to second and third.  Sean Powell walked, but again the runners were left stranded. In the third, once again the Breakers had plenty of baserunners and some bad breaks. After Malone walked and Carter singled McMahon hit an apparent single to left field just over the the shortstop’s head. The runner at second had to freeze and was thrown out at third by the leftfielder. Undaunted, PG loaded the bases after Courtney walked. Once again, Sacred Heart worked out of the inning without allowing any runs. Malone would suffer the same fate in the fourth when his “single” to right field just over the second baseman’s head caused the runner at third to pause long enough to be forced out at home.

    Read more…»

    Sacred Heart Breaks PG’s with a 7-3 victory

    By Brian Woodie Wood
    On Saturday, Pacific Grove traveled to the Bay Area to take on Sacred Heart Prep Gators in Atherton.  Although the outcome was a 7-3 loss for the Breakers, it was much closer for much of the game.
    PG was never at a loss for base runners throughout the game and in the first Hunter Hanes drew a two-out walk followed by a single into right field by Kevahn Ebron. However, no runs were scored. Sacred Heart scored three in the bottom half of the inning off of a double two singles, a walk and a sacrifice fly.  Shortstop Trevor Heyn of PG minimized the damage when, with runners on first and second and no outs, he made a fine stop of a ball hit deep into the hole to his right and threw a strike to Nathan Wood at third for the force out—the only chance for an out on the play.
    The Breakers had two more base runners in the second when Wood powered a hard single to left field followed by Ben Minik who stroked a single to the left of the center fielder. Once again, the PG runners were stranded. 

    Read more…»

    Breakers JV Nine falls to Gonzales

    By Brian “Woodie” Wood

    PG’s Junior Varsity traveled to Gonzales on Friday (Apr. 20) to play against the Junior Spartans. Pacific Grove had held Gonzales scoreless on Tuesday, but that was not the case today. In a slugfest the Junior Breakers came up one run short in a 17-14 loss.

    Although the PG pitching came up short, their bats were on fire. So a review of the contributions would be appropriate. Sean Powell 3 hits & 4 runs scored; Charlie McMahon a triple and 2 singles & 2 runs scored; Zach Malone a single & 2 runs scored; Chianti Carter 3 walks, a single, & 2 runs scored; Jordan Booker on base twice & a run scored; JJ Courtney 4 singles & 2 runs scored; Mario Bonelli a single; Colton Bell single and walk; Dezi Green 3 singles, a walk & a run scored.

    PG JV travels to Atherton to play Sacred Heart JV on Saturday (Apr. 21).

    Pacific Grove, on the Brink, Stages 7th Inning Rally to Down Gonzales 3-2

    By Brian “Woodie” Wood
    The Pacific Grove Breakers traveled to windy Gonzales on Friday (Apr. 20) to take on the Spartans in a return match from Tuesday where PG had come out the victor 13-0. Tonight’s game was a pitcher’s duel between Dylan Graham of the Breakers and Gonzalo via Gomez of Gonzales. After 4 ½ innings the score was 1-0 PG, with the Breakers’ run coming in the first on a walk to Trevor Heyn followed by a stolen base and RBI double by River Watts.

    Meanwhile PG’s pitching and defense was stellar through the first four innings. Graham notched five strike outs, allowing no runs. Key defensive plays were a force out when second baseman Nathan Wood ranged far to his left to snag a grounder and spun to deliver a strike to Heyn at second; and a throw out of a runner at second attempting to steal by Rosas, Heyn putting on the tag. The Breakers had eleven runners in the first five innings, but could only tally the one run. Josh Mares had two singles plus a single by pinch hitter Anthony Alliotti and walks to Colby Burnell, Watts, and Freddie Albert.

    In the bottom of the fifth, Gonzales took advantage of two PG miscues and scored two runs off of an error, a double by via Gomez, and a wild pitch. However, Graham knuckled down with runners on second and third and one out as he retired the next two batters on a line out to centerfield and a strike out to end the inning.

    Going into the seventh, PG found themselves down 2-1, needing a run to tie and two to go ahead. PG proceeded to stage both a one out and a two out rally. Heyn stroked a one out single up the middle and stole second. Graham knocked him home on a single to right field tying the game. With two outs and nobody on, Hunter Hanes reached on an infield single. Rosas advanced Hanes to third with a single to left field and with some heads up base running took second on the throw to third base. After Watts was intentionally walked, Colby Burnell delivered a single to the left of the shortstop into center field to drive home Hanes and a give Pacific Grove a 3-2 lead.

    Heyn came on in relief in the bottom of the seventh and sparkled as he set down Gonzales 1-2-3 with a strike out, ground out, and strike out to save the game for winning pitcher Graham.

    Josh Mares had two hits for the Breakers and Heyn scored two of PG’s three runs. PG, tied for second in the MTAL with Carmel, travels to Atherton on Saturday (Apr. 21) to play Sacred Heart Prep. PG and Carmel play twice next week with both still in the hunt for the MTAL crown, 1 ½ games behind Soledad.

    Edison (Fresno) Has a Good Old (Days) Time against Pacific Grove

    Great weather, Good Old Days, and the Pacific Grove Breakers welcomed the Edison Tigers from Fresno for a Saturday (Apr. 14) afternoon game. The Tiger bats were squaring up on the ball from the first batter and rolled to a 4-1 victory over the Breakers.

    Starting pitcher Dylan Graham set down Edison 1-2-3 and PG lead-off hitter Trevor Heyn started things off in the bottom of the first with a sharp single up the middle. However PG could not take advantage of the hit. Four hits led to two runs for Edison in the second. The Breakers had a small two-out rally in the second when Nathan Wood singled to right field with a runner on first. Those runners would remain stranded.

    Edison added a run in each of the next two innings to take a 4-0 lead. In the third, catcher Wood made a nice play in freezing a runner at third on a dropped third strike-wild pitch and then gunning down the batter at first. PG stroked a single in the third (Hunter Hanes) and fifth (Heyn) to no avail. However, in the sixth after Hanes walked, Kevahn Ebron singled, Hanes stole third, and scored on a ground out by Josh Mares taking the score to 4-1.

    PG made two other nice defensive plays. In the fifth with runners on second and third, Edison hit a ground ball to Heyn at shortstop who threw a strike to home where Wood made the tag for the out. In the following inning, PG turned a nifty 6-4-3 double play (T.Heyn to Justin Heyn to Ebron) to end the inning.

    Breakers relievers (Mares and T.Heyn) kept Edison at bay in the final three innings, including Heyn striking out three in a row with the bases loaded and nobody out.

    PG is tied for second with Carmel in the MTAL behind first place Soledad. Pacific Grove (Varsity and Junior Varsity) travel to Gonzales on Tuesday (Apr. 17) and host the Spartans on Friday; and then Carmel and Soledad (twice each) over the following two weeks.

    Pole Vaulter will leave PGHS on a high

    After 12 years the women’s pole vault record was broken by Senior Mary Grebing at the track meet held at Pacific Grove High School on Thursday April 5, 2018.  An all time high for this senior who also swims on the high school team and plays middle for the U18 Central Coast Volleyball travel team.  She also won the triple jump in the meet last Thursday.  Accepted to SDSU in the fall this senior is leaving PGHS on a high.   

    Tuition Program for At-Risk Youth Employees at MacDonald’s is an Inspiration for Us All

    Spring is here and I am glad to be enjoying it here in Pacific Grove. All too recently a nice story arrived on my desk from my editor. It was affixed to a brick with a rubber band, before it was subtly thrown across the newsroom and hit me on my left shoulder.

    Community Health Services in Monterey has a program named Safe Passage. This program is set up to help young, under-privileged people come off the streets or the often awful circumstances they inhabit. Simply put, when an individual enters the program, they are nurtured and counseled in a manner that is kind and productive. I can only imagine that many times the starting point for these remarkable youth has left them with little to show other than dread and despair. 

    What attracted me to this story is that I am always delighted to hear when the human spirit prevails over the human condition. What follows is my privilege to share.

    Once entered in the Safe Passage program the recipients live in a small, wonderfully kept, unremarkable home on Pearl St. that surely must seem like a mansion to some of them. This is where Ali Garcia runs the program. This writer’s estimation is that Mr. Garcia is an extraordinary example of the human spirit prevailing. Thus he became motivated to dedicate his efforts to help others. This he does. Ali starts his work with new entrants at the beginning. Alas, many are light on life skills. I’ll guess subjects like personal hygiene and manners come into vogue quickly as so many other skills are both learned and observed. Ali and the program he administers is remarkably successful. Good program, well implemented. How he got there is as remarkable as the program itself.

    One day, Ali had just a moment of time and thought he’d treat himself to a dollar menu sundae just down the street at the local McDonald’s. While there he saw a table with a sign that read something like “National Hiring Day.”  There was a man sitting at the empty table – James Fernandez. Mr. Fernandez is the manager of the whole place. Ali went and got his dollar menu sundae and went and sat at the table with James. Read more…»

    Rain, rain, go away—never mind, PG plays through it in 10-5 loss to Palma

    By Brian ‘Woodie’ Wood

    The rains came as expected on Friday (April 6).  The San Francisco Giants postponed their game against the Dodgers at 1pm, six hours prior to game time. The Junior Varsity Game between Pacific Grove and Palma was postponed two days prior (and played this past Wednesday, April 4).  However, the varsity match between host Pacific Grove High School and the visiting Palma Chieftains went as scheduled on at a wet and soggy Don Curley Field. Despite a persistent rain, the game was played to completion with the 10-5 victory going to the Chieftains. Click to read more and see photos Read more…»

    Lauren Coppla does it all

    Lauren Coppla knocked in a home run to start the 3/15/18 girls softball game against Stevenson, which ended with a score of 11-1 in five innings.That was feat enough, but after the game was over, she rode to the Pacific Grove High School track, changing into her track clothes in the car, and ran the third leg f the girls 4×400 meter relay race which the team won.Lauren also runs the 100, 200, and 4×100 relay, but because of the softball game,didn’t run those events this week.
    No one has ever done this at PG High, and her coaches (softball, Sal Lucido and track, Steve Watkins) were amazed,
    Beginning the season, Lauren might have had to make a choice between the two sports, but her coaches agreed that she could take part in both as long as softball came first. Lauren will go to softball every time, then to track as she can. The two sports follow the same season so there will likely be a lot of conflicts.

    Oh, and she carries a 3.5 GPA at the same time.

    Gray Eminence Looking Forward to Moto GP Season

    Hello. The highest form of motorcycle racing- MotoGP- starts the 2018 season this Sunday March 18, 2018. The pool of talent riding these incredible bike is deep. In fact the greatest of all time or GOAT, #46 the Italian Valentino Rossi will be out to win his 10th world championship in this class. Valentino, or Vale (Valley) will be riding his Yamaha M-1.
    There are at least 10 other riders that will make this difficult for our hero. The Honda rider Mark Marquez #93 chief among them. Marquez is 24 years old and already a 4 time world champ in this series. Last season he was so fast, many different times he slid his front wheel through the corners. He has a unique approach to learn the tracks he races at. He goes out to the set practice time allowed under the strict rules and goeas fast as he can. He is looking for the exact limit of cohesion, so that he can push it forward.
    Here is the part that both fascinates me and cracks me up every time. He falls. Sometimes and usually at speeds of more than 150 mph.
    There is a lot to talk about. The printing press is waiting.. All of the motorcycles of MotoGP are prototypes. Meaning each one has been built individually with the purpose of being the most refined, the fastest, the lightest and best handling motorcycle that exists. No cost has been spared, and many lives have ended in this pursuit. Motorcycles at this level have never seen a city street or country road or highway. They are focused to win at the race track against the other gonzo amazing examples in the class.
    However there is one very small humble team from Noal Italy that doesn’t have the resources/money Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha and Ducati utilize every season. Aprilia just could never afford a full factory MotoGP challenge if it had to spend the, on average $50,000,000 needed for proper development. So they did the next best thing. They saw it as, well we already make a pretty good bike. Let’s use it! We’ll go ahead and develop our RSV4. That’s what they have done. Bravo Aprilia. Watch for them this year. As time permits I’ll recap the first race. The race itself is the season opener from Losail, Qatar.
    It is a fast and open track, with just a few hard braking points built in because they like to party. I welcome any feedback from race fans. Perhaps through Jameson’s Classic Motorcycle Museum we can help you watch the race if you can’t find it. Think of it as a gateway series or warm up to World Superbike. The World superbike season has just started and the next race,#2 is a couple of weeks out.

    33rd Annual Together With Love Run/Walk

    On Sunday, February 11, join the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center for its 33rd Anniversary of the TOGETHER WITH LOVE RUN/WALK at Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove.  The 10K and 5K races starting at 9:00 AM are open to competitive runners, joggers, and fun walkers – rain or shine!  
    Participants can pre-register online through noon February 9th at www.mtryrapecrisis.org/together-love, or register on race day between 7:30 and 8:30 AM.
    The “Together With Love” Run/Walk is a fundraiser that attracts some 1,500 runners and walkers per year.  100 percent of the funds raised are used to support counseling, crisis intervention services for survivors of sexual assault, and community prevention education programs for children and adults.
    Because of the uncertain future of federal funding, the Center has a goal of raising more funding locally than ever before.  Supporters who can’t participate on race day can pledge financial support for a runner or walker through the registration site:
    The registration fee for the 10K/5K is $42 ($45 on race day).  The 1K Kids’ Fun Run begins at 8:15 a.m. The price is $15. All participants in the 10K/5K receive a long-sleeved performance running T-shirt, after-race refreshments, and qualify for a prize drawing.  Medals will be awarded three deep in each age group. Kids in the Fun Run receive a participant medal and goodie bag, and may purchase a T-shirt at the event.

    Final race of the season will make history

    For the first time ever Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will host an 8-hour endurance race on Sunday, October 15 as part of the Pirelli World Challenge set for Thurs., Fri., Sat. and Sun., Oct. 12 – 15. It will be the final race of the season for our world-famous track, AKA my church.
    My source at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca tells me:

    -This last event should be a good one. It’s the last race for the Touring Car categories of the Pirelli World Challenge to secure championships and a big-payout race for the Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup, but what I’m really excited about is the California 8 Hours on Sunday. Teams from around the globe competing on the International GT Series will battle it out all day on what I can figure is the longest pro race ever held on the challenging 11-turn, 2.238-mile circuit. It is certain to be a high-speed chess match and a battle of wills. –

    That’s good enough for me. More on the cars and the rules next time. Don’t put the coolers and lawn chairs in mothballs yet — you’re going to need them.
    Sometimes a local scoop will have to do.

    The Gray Eminence shares a scoop – Again! It’s Race Weekend.

    Friends, today is Friday somewhere. I know that. Currently I am slinging the gospel of speed. Starting today. In your very own backyard, the truth is on display at: two hundred miles an hour. Friends, this two hundred mile an hour truth is global, for you; the locals. I have been asked, personally; to invite you and those you can convince to go, to go. So go.
    And go you must.
    This is why…
    This weekend, now; is the best modern sports car racing anywhere: globally. Like nowhere/elsewhere: right here;: in the sweet spot that;: is,;: Mazda raceway Laguna Seca. Your own backyard.
    Porsche will be running (secret) new cars.
    Mercedes will be running the Grim Reaper.
    America’s Corvette will be faster and pass the, afore mentioned. Read more…»

    IMSA motor opera: Aston-Martin sings her song

    By Webster Slate

    This weekend, Sept. 19-23, the hills that surround Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will be alive with the sound of music, provided by the English baritone of Aston Martin’s glorious 6.0 litre V12; the elegant Italian “dramatic soprano” of Scuderia Corse’s Ferrari 5.3 litre V-8, in unison with the “Coloratura Mezzo-Soprano” of the 5.2 litre V-10 Lamborghini, Hurac’an- GT-3. Nothing is more ominous than a German opera, right? So Wagner will be there too, with the Mercedes-AMG, GT3, M-159, 6.2 litre V-8; roaring its “Basso profundo.” It just gets more musical and fun when the Mazda Motorsports prototype RT24-P with its MT-2.0T, 2.0L Turbo 14, adds its own unrepentant and terrifying scream, as it goes by at full song at 180 miles an hour up along the Rahal straight; toward the most famous turn in the world: the Corkscrew. Read more…»

    The [Perimeter] Road to IMSA and Lambourghini Moses

    By Webster Slate

    Hello friends. This next piece is so crazy and untrue, I naturally want to start with a disclaimer. I love my editor and paper so much, when I know it’s coming, I’ll go ahead and ask her to duck. Stop, drop and rock and roll. Everything that follows is a certain kind of makebelieve I enjoy calling science faction. Read more…»

    The Circus Is Coming to Town

    Just a few day from now, one of the great motorsports circuses will arrive on our peninsula. WSBK or more commonly called World Superbike. This circus brings with it more rings than Elizabeth Taylor. Starting Tuesday, the factory big rigs and rider motor coaches will lumber up the “A” road from Highway 68 and sail in on the North-Douth Boundary road, into the sacred ground that is Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Read more…»

    Hors D’oeuvres, Champagne, and Motor Oil

    Last Wednesday evening Jameson’s Classic Motorcycle Museum in Pacific Grove hosted the South American contingent of MOTUL. The company produces the highest quality of synthetic oils and lubricants, used worldwide by the racing elite. And even locally by me. Motul has been on the cutting edge of science since ’53. 1853. About 30 people were here for their sponsored World Super Bike races, enjoyed the museum and its heart and soul, Neil Jameson.

    On a whole they could not have been nicer or more interesting. I enjoyed a fascinating conversation about what is in the company’s future. More to follow, as deadline looms.

    Mazda Extends Partnership Agreement for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

    Long-Term Contract Discussions Continue as Brand Retains Naming Rights to Raceway IRVINE, Calif. (May 17, 2017) – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) and the Monterey County Board of Supervisors recently reached a contract agreement for a one-year naming-rights extension for the iconic Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca facility. The current partnership will extend through March 31, 2018, while Mazda works directly with the County on plans for a long-term partner relationship with the track. Mazda will retain a six-month exclusive right-of-first-negotiation to enter into a new or continued exclusive agreement with the County. Read more…»

    City Youth Track Meet Schedule

    Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Pacific Grove High School
    No pre-registration needed
    Just be ready when your group is called
    Call Don Mothershead 648-3130 with questions

    5.6.17 ORDER of EVENTS

    Coach, two players named to All-County

    Pacific Grove High School’s first-year girls’ basketball coach, Robin Lewis, has been named All-County Coach in Girls basketball by the Monterey Peninsula Herald. “ The first-year coach made an immediate impact as the Breakers made an 11-game improvement from last year, winning 16 games. Pacific Grove was the only team in the MTAL to knock off league champion Stevenson.” Two players also made the list Read more…»

    CCS Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year is Zachary Miller, Pacific Grove High School

    Central Coast Section announced that Zach Miller, standout in three sports, has won the CCS Male Scholar-Athlete of theYear award. He’s headed for Harvard in case you missed our profile on this exemplary young man in our January 13, 2017 issue (https://cedarstreettimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/01-13-16.pdf). Emma Cushing of York School won the female scholar athlete award.

    Read more…»

    Boys basketball quarterfinals belong to the Breakers!

    PG gets the win over Kings Academy 42-40 in a contest that came down to the wire!

    Breakers: Get an option on this kid!

    Dilbar Dhaliwal with Elk member Joseph Villa from the Elk’s District contest last Saturday.

    Dilbar Dhaliwal, a 6th grader at Pacific Grove Middle School, won the local Elk’s Free-throw contest (making 17/25 free-throws) held at P.G. High on November 12.

    He then competed in the Monterey Peninsula contest on January 14, winning in a tie-breaker (20/25 free-throws).
    Last Saturday, Dilbar won the Elk’s District competition in an other tie-breaker (16/25 free-throws).
    This Saturday, January 21 he will participate in the Northern California championship contest in Sacramento.
    Dilbar is competing in the Elk’s Lodge Annual National Free-Throw HOOP SHOOT contest.
    Please wish him luck for continued success as he represents our community.

    Breakers take league opener from Marina 62-22

    By Marge Ann Jameson

    The MTAL opener is in the book for the Pacific Grove Breakers and the Marina Mariners.

    The JV game went quickly, with few time-outs, and the Breakers subs got a lot of play. “Marina is a young, up-and-coming team,” noted Breaker JV coach Jordan Gasperson. They have seven players on the JV team, with a lot of sophomores already on the varsity squad.

    Breakers JV took it 53-17.

    When the varsity team hit the floor, the Breakers had the lead from the first minutes of the game though Marina got the tipoff. First quarter score 15-0. At the half it was 38-12 Breakers. By the third quarter, the score was 55-17. And the game ended on a final score of 62-22. Read more…»

    Cross Country: MTAL Center Meet at Pacific Grove

    Girls race was won by Alex Stout of Pacific Collegiate in a course record time of 18:22 for the 5K course. Top team was Pacific Grove led by Christina Hashimoto.
    Boys race was won by Roman Munoz of King City in a time of 16:42. Greenfield won the team title for the boys.
    Complete results in link below:


    Local Charities Benefit from Big Sur Marathon

    Annual grant distributions plus Soberanes Fire contributions  and national charity fund raising brings total 2016 donations to over $750K

      The Big Sur International Marathon distributed more than a quarter million dollars in grants to 77 organizations on the Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur at a reception Wednesday evening in Monterey.   Scout groups, youth and arts organizations, the local military, community service groups and schools were among the many beneficiaries receiving funding from the 31st annual Big Sur International Marathon held last April.  Overall, $253,000 was distributed to 77 groups (see list below).  Since its inaugural event in 1986, the Big Sur International Marathon has distributed more than $4.5 million in grants, primarily to organizations that have helped stage both the full and half marathons events. Read more…»

    Cross Country – Scores from 10/6/16 meet: Records set

    Carmel, Pacific Grove, Santa Catalina and Stevenson participated in the Peninsula Meet on the Pacific Grove High 1.95 mile course this afternoon.

    Pascale Montgomerhy of Carmel won the girls varsity race in a very good time of 12:05. She was followed by Anna Stefanou of Pacific Grove, Audrey Bennett of Santa Catalina and Christina Hashimoto of Pacific Grove of Pacific Grove.

    Team Scores:

    Carmel 19, Santa Catalina 36, Carmel 15, Stevenson Incomplete team, Pacific Grove 19, Santa Catalina 44, Pacific Grove 15, Stevenson Incomplete team, Santa Catalina 15, Stevenson Incomplete team. Carmel and Pacific Grove have already met earlier this season so no team score was kept for them.

    Full results are attached.

    Jake Alt of Pacific Grove won the boys varsity race in a course record time of  9:46.34. He was followed by Emerson Hardy and Kenshi Husted of Carmel and Henry Loh of Pacific Grove. The top four finishers broke the old course record of Jesus Rodriguez of Soledad, set only 3 weeks ago.

    Team scores:

    Carmel 15, Stevenson 48,  Pacific Grove 15, Stevenson 50. Pacific Grove and Carmel have already met this season so no team score was kept for them.

    10:6:16 meet

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