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    MTAL Trials Results

    Finals set for Friday, May 16 at 3 PM


    Peninsula track Meet Results

    Multiple event winners:

    Mikayla Revera, Catalina  100, 200, 400, 4 x 4
    Lizzy Tardieu, Catalina, 800, 1600, 4 x 4
    Ashten Nguyen, Catalina, HH, LH
    Nicole Trenchard, Pacific Collegiate, DT, PV (pole vault 12-1, new stadium record)
    Zack Miller, PG, 100, 200
    Ryan Ixtlahuac York 800 4 x 4
    Nick Lombardi Carmel,  LJ, HJ
    Full results at http://www.cedarstreettimes.com/newpdf/peninsularesults
    and team scores for multiple dual meets at http://www.cedarstreettimes.com/newpdf/peninsulascores

    Pacific Grove High’s 20th Annual Youth Basketball Camp

    The camp will focus on basketball skill development,sportsmanship and fun. Skill development will focus on improving ball handling, passing, and shooting.Players will be divided into age appropriate groups and will be instructed by Varsity Boys Basketball Coach DanPowers, his staff, and players.

    Registration forms are available at our website, www.breakerbasketball.org


    Session I :

    Ages:Boys & girls, Grades 6-8

    Day/Time:June 2–5, Mon.–Thurs.,1:00pm-4:00pm

    Fee:$100, (includes a Camp T-Shirt and a Ball!)

    Location:Pacific Grove High School Gym

    Register:Contact Coach Powers, 646-6590

    (ext. 284) or email: dpowers@pgusd.org


    Session II:

    Ages:Boys & girls, Grades 1-5

    Day/Time: June 9 – 12, Mon. – Thurs., 1:00pm-4:00pm

    Fee: $100, (includes a Camp T-Shirt and a Ball!)

    Location:Pacific Grove High School Gym


    Contact Coach Powers,

    646-6590 (ext. 284)

    or email: dpowers@pgusd.org


    2014 Rotary Invitational Results

    Saturday’s 46th Annual Rotary Track and Field Invitational featured 18 meet records and 12 stadium records, among them a meet and stadium record in girls varsity 100 meter dash by local sprinter, freshman Mikayla Revera of Santa Catalina. Twenty-four schools participated in the meet. Full results at www.cedarstreettimes.com/newpdf/2014rotaryinvite.htm

    Pacific Grove elementary schools in top 5 at JUST RUN! 

    Thirty-five hundred participants from 35 Monterey County schools took part in the Big Sur Marathon’s fun run Saturday morning.   The JUST RUN! Just Kids 3K (or approximately 2 mile) race took place along Ocean View Blvd. in Pacific Grove. Read more…»

    Breakers results from North Salinas Invitational

    Breakers results from North Salinas Invitational: One-two finish in girls varsity 3200 meter run, Michelle Watkins (school record 11:54.73), followed by Kaitlin Alt.
    Cayla Whiteside 4th place girls varsity 800 meter run.
    Zack Miller double winner, frosh soph boys long jump and 100 meter dash.
    Next up for the Breakers vs. King City and Carmel in King City, Thursday, April 10. Thank you, Steve Watkins

    Three Breakers Make All-County Team (and rightfully so!)

    Wow! Jake Speed voted 2013 Offensive Player of the Year! Joining him on the All-County Team are Luke Lowell, QB and Zach Brown, Lineman. The gentlemen were honored by the City Council Wed. night. There’s a great story in the Californian by George Watkins:

    Breakers’ Bowl Hopes Dashed

    I made dozens of Facebook posts and Tweets last night and was answered and followed by hundreds of Breakers fans, eager to hear the results and unable to go to the CCS Div. IV Championship game between the Pacific Grove Breakers and the Sacred Heart Prep Gators. To a person, they are supportive of the team and proud of them. It was a good one, but the Breakers went down to a powerhouse Sacred Heart team 56-21. Their ground-pounding style of play was more than our high-flying style could conquer.

    Breakers v. Gators 12-7-13Peter Nichols photo

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    CCS Playoff: Pacific Grove 77 – Carmel 53

    Photos by Peter Nichols

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    What Shoe?

    cover photoBreakers varsity squad celebrates a record-breaking win (77-53) over Carmel in the CCS Div. IV playoffs Friday, Nov. 29. Next up: Championship game against Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton on Dec. 6 at Independence High in San Jose. And who knows? Win that one, and the Breakers “stand a very good chance of being invited to the CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) Regional Bowl game, according to Mark Tennis of Cal-Hi Sports. CIF indicates they do not know where the game would be played, pending the outcome of Friday’s game.

    (Photo by Peter Nichols)

    Big Leagues for Little Ol’ Us!

    CCS (Steve Filios) advises that the championship game this Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:00 PM will be streamed live via


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    What a game!

    imageFinal Score!

    Peter Nichols photo: Final scoreboard for Fri, Nov. 29 playoff game between Pacific Grove Breakers and Carmel Padres. 77-53: Was it a football game or basketball?

    Tweeting a playoff game: Fans texting the action to us; we’re spewing it back out because the hometown fans are hanging on every tweet. And what a game it was! Read more…»

    Highlights of the Nov. 2013 Shoe Game


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    Breakers in Playoffs

    Jason Leach, Pacific Grove’s #5, escapes the clutches of Carmel players at the Shoe Game Nov. 15. The Breakers are now in the playoffs, though they lost the Shoe Game.

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    66th Shoe Game Was One For the Record Books

    Shoe trophyBy Marge Ann Jameson

    At 66, the venerable old, bronzed shoe trophy that started life as the track shoe of former Carmel High athletic director Lloyd Miller is showing no signs of slowing down. Read more…»

    Half Marathon will bring Thousands Through the Streets of Pacific Grove

    By Big Sur Marathon Staff

    On Sunday, Nov. 17, while you’re sipping your morning coffee, getting ready for church, or maybe even still asleep, more than 7,000 runners will be on the streets of Pacific Grove (Course maps at www.cedarstreettimes.com/pdf/BSIM5K3KCoursemapv4.pdf and www.cedarstreettimes.com/pdf/BSIMHalfCoursemapfinal.pdf) in pursuit of a well deserved Big Sur Half Marathon finishers’ medallion. Read more…»

    Pacific Grove Girls Take MTAL Title in Cross Country

    Location: Toro Park
    Distance: 3.0 miles

    1. King City 24
    2. Pacific Grove 45
    3. Carmel 95
    4. Greenfield 108
    5. Stevenson 126

    1. Pacific Grove 48
    2. Santa Catalina 50
    3. Greenfield 54
    4. Carmel 106
    5. Stevenson 139


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    Half Marathon on Monterey Bay Features Saturday and Sunday Runs in PG

    elijah at LPThe streets of Pacific Grove and Big Sur Marathon organization will play host to three races the weekend of November 16-17.  On Saturday morning, November 16, two short distance races will be held – the Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5K sponsored by Rabobank and the JUST RUN! Just Kids 3K.  The following day, the 11th Presentation of the Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay will bring nearly 9,000 to experience the city and coastline during the 13.1 mile footrace.

     For aspiring half marathoners and local residents, the Saturday races offer two short distance fun runs beginning at 8 and 8:15 a.m. respectively. Approximately 1,200 runners and walkers are expected to participate. This year’s Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5K is a certified race which will likely attract strong field of short distance runners.  The 3K welcomes children and their families, and may be used as a ‘goal race’ for school groups entered in the JUST RUN youth fitness program.  Sunday’s Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay will feature a top elite athlete field led by American record holder Ryan Hall. Read more…»

    Just Run posts record numbers at school year start

    Just Run is off and running. The youth fitness program aimed at children five-12 has been experiencing phenomenal growth in the first two months of the school year. Already, more than 8,300 students from 70 schools in 13 states have been enrolled.

    “This year’s initial growth is unprecedented,” said Susan Love, the program’s director. “Last year at this time we only had 2,000 children; this increase in number is extremely rewarding as well as motivating.”

    Love attributes the early rise in the program to several factors. Of major significance is Just Run’s outreach into Santa Clara County, a largely populated area adjacent to the program’s home county of Monterey. The program, which offers free incentives marking mileage accomplishments within Monterey County, is also providing tokens, wristbands, t-shirts and other items free of charge to the Santa Clara schools. In addition, the team continues to make presentations and face-to-face contact with school principals, teachers and leaders to explain how to implement the program and the myriad benefits it brings to the children and the classroom setting. These efforts have succeeded in increasing the early sign-ups by 400 percent.

    Just Run is a free, website-based program which was developed by the Big Sur Marathon non-profit running organization in 2004 as a way to combat childhood obesity and to promote physical activity. The annual enrollment has been steadily increasing over the years from a first year total of 4,376. Last year, a record was set with 11,418 students enrolled, and now the program is on a fast track to surpass that on its way to a goal of 15,000 children in the 2013-14 academic year.

    In addition to running drills, relays and goal races, the program incorporates Just Deeds, acts of good citizenship, and Just Taste to encourage children to make healthy eating choices. The website tracks group mileage on a virtual run across the United States where the children can learn about the geographic and cultural aspects of areas through which they run.

    While the physical benefits of running and exercising are obvious, numerous studies have shown an increase in classroom attentiveness and faster cognitive processing speed following exercise, as well as higher academic scores among those who are more physically active.

    A recent testimonial comes from Amanda Johnson at Frank Ledesma School in Soledad, CA, a teacher with 31 students enrolled in her second grade class. When asked how she finds the time to incorporate Just Run, she replied, “How can I not do it?  I start my day with the program and the kids are so much calmer when they get to class.” For more information call 625-6226 or visit www/bsim.org.

    Soledad at Pacific Grove Cross Country Results

    Pacific Grove takes another! Individual and team results at: http://www.cedarstreettimes.com/newpdf/sol@pgxc2013.pdf

    Former Breakers leading Lobos

    Monterey Peninsula Lobos will play their last home game of the season this Saturday, Nov. 2 at 6:00 p.m. against Cabrillo College. Fans are urged to go out and support PG Alumni James Karasek (71), Jordan Borne (84) and the 2013 MPC Lobos, who are currently 2-0 in league play. After facing Cabrillo this Saturday, the Lobos will face San Jose State College in San Jose on Nov. 9 and Hartnell College in Salinas on Nov. 16.


    Cross Country: Mission Trail Athletic League Center Meet Results

    Pacific Grove, undefeated in dual meet competition this fall, finished second in the team standings.

    Pacific Grove girls came in second by five points.

    Freshman Christian Hashimoto of Pacific Grove won the girls race in 19:21. Michelle Watkins took fourth in 19:31 for Pacific Grove.
    Complete results at http://www.cedarstreettimes.com/newpdf/XC-MTAL-10-24-13

    2013 Punt, Pass & Kick Results from 10-19-13

    Current Breakers Give Alums a Great Homecoming Game

    From the National Anthem to the final play, Pacific Grove had it all over Soledad in the Oct. 11 Homecoming game at Breakers Stadium.


    Golf Standout Credits Coaches

    DSC02700_webShe started her brief golf career at age 10, when her parents signed her up for day golf camp. And it’s become a passion for Lauren Molin, standout on the Pacific Grove High School Girls’ Golf Team; so much so that she spent her fall break days touring five colleges to help her make a decision about her next few years of schooling. She has had one offer from a Pennsylvania school already, and believes that, for family reasons, that’s where she’ll be heading next year.

    “Golf is not as competitive in Pennsylvania [where she's looking] as in California,” says the senior. But competition – and fun — is keeping her on the golf course.

    “My PG Middle School coach, Debby, was the first to make golf fun for me,” says Lauren. “She boosted my confidence. She saw my potential and wanted me to keep pursuing golf.”  That first coach found that putting was Lauren’s strong suit.

    She also credits her current golf coach, Marcia Waitt, with shaping her to be a team player. “She has had a huge impact on me,” says Lauren.

    DSC03535_webShe’s also seeing a personal performance coach to help her with her game. “If my shot is not perfect, I must learn to accept it,” she says. “It’s a game! Tee to fairway to green is boring. If I made a bad shot before, it would ruin my whole day. But now I can rebound.” She adds, “I’ve learned not to give up and to stay positive.”

    Lauren Molin is likely in the top 6 of the CCS, though current standings are not out yet. Her team plays in the final league tourney at Salinas Country Club on Mon., Oct. 21. The team is 9-2. Pacific Grove is ranked second, with Stevenson.

    Her major will not be golf, though lessons learned on the golf course will carry through to her chosen career. Her major will be electrical engineering.


    Local Boy Lifts Good

    sports steve moorePacific Grove resident, 17 yr old Steven J. Moore breaks National and State records in San Jose Open Powerlifting Championship in the Junior Division, Sunday October 6, 2013 at Wild Iron Gym in Santa Clara, CA. This event is sanctioned by: United States Powerlifting Association (USPA). Steven’s coach, Ryan Charles of Crossfit Monterey wrote on his facebook; “Steven crushed his first powerlifting meet today with lifetime personal records in the Bench Press at 275 lbs and Deadlift at 523 lbs.  Steven crushes the State and American back squat record by 44 lbs with a ridiculously easy 462 lbs, breaking State and American records in all three lifts!”  Steven’s motto:  STRENGTH & SPEED

    Up Close with the Golden Bear

    by Marcia Waitt

    jack nicklausThe renaming of Pasadera Country Club to the Nicklaus Club-Monterey brought a unique opportunity to a few lucky souls on Friday Oct. 11th when golf legend and course designer Jack Nicklaus gave his time and attention to the local membership for an evening.

    Dressed in casual golf attire and tennis shoes, Jack settled in to a comfy leather chair to discuss the likes of competition and the layout and design of Nicklaus Club-Monterey.   Jack is a busy man at 73, traveling internationally with his company, Nicklaus-China venture operating as a full service operation that not only creates the golf courses, but also helps set up management, maintenance and residential development programs as part of the package.  He has designed courses in 36 countries and 39 states.   He notes that designing golf courses allows him an “expression about a piece of ground that will last longer than his golf game.”

    Visiting the Peninsula is easy for Jack as he always comes back to his love for the area.   “I love the Monterey Peninsula and I love Pebble Beach.”  Or when he jokes, “I don’t like the Monterey Peninsula at all, and haven’t had much success here.”  He absolutely loves California, as the courses are fun to design based on the natural landscape.  The par 71 Nicklaus Club-Monterey naturally has a flatter front 9 and a hilly back 9 with wonderful valleys and vistas.   The course allows for homes to look down on the course from above.  Nicklaus shared, “You have great land, great weather, great variety.”

    Nicklaus designs courses based upon the players who will play the course.  Nicklaus joked, “Memberships usually don’t get younger.”  He is a strong proponent of playing the correct tees, as you can “always move back.”   He noted that only 1.8 percent of golfers play from the back tees.   For the rest of us, it’s important to pick the right tees for your game and keep the game moving.   “I want to take the driver out of the hands of the big player,” Nicklaus states, which he refers to as the “gorillas.”  Nicklaus notes a designer’s job is to “find the golf course” not design the golf course.

    As a local high school coach, I really wanted Nicklaus’s advice on how to handle pressure putts and shots.   He told a great story as his answer.   Once in a tournament at Oak Tree in the 80’s, he missed the cut.   (He noted that there is nothing worse than missing the cut and staying home to watch it on television.)

    Nicklaus added that they ate at McDonalds (yes, McDonalds) and saw a quote on a child’s cup.  The quote said, “There is no excuse for not being properly prepared.” The next day, Nicklaus’ wife Barbara, put the cup with the quote next to his coffee cup.

    Nicklaus thrives on the gallery who seems to be having as much fun as he is.  He loves being in a position to have to make a shot.  Sometimes he would look around at the crowd, and he would think, “Go do it, and have fun with it.”   He recommends a player never try to make a shot when the odds aren’t in your favor.  If there’s a 50 percent chance that the shot will not work, don’t take the chance, it’s not conservative, and it’s not smart.

    Nicklaus is a true family man, thriving on the athletic events of his grandchildren.  He rarely misses a family athletic event, and as a matter of fact, his wife Barbara was regularly texting him scores and updates.   He commented that kids should be involved in all sports, not just golf.  Nicklaus gets out to play golf himself about once a month, as his life is the reverse of an average retired person.   Most people retire from work so they can play golf.  Nicklaus played golf so that he could work at something he loves to do, and that’s designing and developing golf courses.

    Coming from a family that has savors the game of golf, I have had the honor to have friendly chats with great golfers such as Phil Mickelson, and Johnny Miller. My father even played in a pro-am with Tiger Woods when my brother “won” the draw to play with Tiger.  (He said, “Uh oh Dad, you play.”)   For me, a life long golf fanatic and girls golf coach at Pacific Grove High School, nothing compares to this unbelievable opportunity to delve into the mind of the “Golden Bear,” the great Jack Nicklaus.

    Jack Nicklaus- Major Tournament Wins
    Professional: 18
    • Masters: 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986
    • U.S. Open: 1962, 1967, 1972, 1980
    • British Open: 1966, 1970, 1978
    • PGA Championship: 1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980
    Amateur: 2
    • U.S. Amateur: 1959, 1961

    Cross Country Results: Carmel, Stevenson, Santa Catalina at Pacific Grove

    From Tom Shymanski:

    wow, a great day, and year, for the breakers on the trail.

    congratulations to the team, and to you coaches.

    and thank you to you coaches for the time spent to give this opportunity
    to these students to experience cross country, to set goals, and to work
    hard to reach them. what you are doing is huge, and as we remember
    Richard Chamberlin so clearly, these runners will remember you too.

    Results in pdf form at  www.cedarstreettimes.com/newpdf/sc-car-ste-at-pg2013.pdf.pdf

    Pacific Grove Invitational Cross Country Results

    Female Team Scores                               
                Place School                                          Points
                    1 Pacific Grove                      PAGR             32  
                    2 North Tahoe                        NTAH             26  
                    3 Greenfield                         GRNF             23  
                    4 Adrian Wilcox                      WILC             10  
                    5 King City                          KICI              8  
                    6 North Salinas                      NSAL              6  
                    6 Everett Alvarez                    ALVA              6  
                    8 Monterey                           MONT              5  
                    9 Christopher                        CHS               3  
                    9 Bret Harte                         BRHA              3  
                   11 Monte Vista Christian              MVIS              2  
    Male Team Scores                                
                Place School                                          Points
                    1 Pacific Grove                      PAGR             33  
                    2 King City                          KICI             28  
                    3 North Tahoe                        NTAH             20  
                    4 North Salinas                      NSAL             17  
                    5 Adrian Wilcox                      WILC             10  
                    6 Everett Alvarez                    ALVA              6  
                    6 Greenfield                         GRNF              6  
                    8 Bret Harte                         BRHA              4

    PGHS Cross Country Results: Varsity Wins Again, JV Barely Loses

    Varsity boys win 24-31, Varsity girls win 19-44, Junior varsity boys lose a close one 30-26, junior varsity girls were incomplete

    Complete results here as a pdf:


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