Category Archives: Sports

PaliHi Football, Unbeaten All Season, Loses to San Pedro in City Semifinals

Three interceptions and two fumbles undermined the undefeated Palisades High football team last Friday night as it lost to host San Pedro 33-17 in the City Section Open Division semifinals. The third-seeded Dolphins were 11-0 going into the game against … Continue reading

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PaliHi Boys Water Polo Wins City Title and a Regional Championship

After winning a ninth straight City Section title, the Palisades High boys water polo team captured the CIF SoCal Regional Division III championship on November 20 at Carpinteria, defeating the home team and No. 1 seed, 9-5. The Noozhawk website … Continue reading

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Undefeated PaliHi Football Destroys South Gate, 60-21, in City Playoff Opener

Sophomore quarterback Sammy Silvia passed for 341 yards and four touchdowns as the powerful Palisades High football team crushed South Gate, 60-21, in the first round of the City Section Open Division playoffs last Friday night at home. The Dolphins, … Continue reading

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PaliHi Tennis Coach Bud Kling Continues His Winning Ways

Although many people are familiar with long-time resident Bud Kling, because  he’s friendly with everyone and is often seen about town—most people don’t realize he’s one of the most successful high school tennis coaches in the country. Not only that, … Continue reading

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Park and Rec Updates: Potrero/PCH Bridge, Staff Shortages and  Park Advisory Boards

Two items were of local interest at the Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners meeting held electronically on November 4. Commissioner and resident Joe Halper asked for General Manager Michael Shull to give an update at the November 18 meeting … Continue reading

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Letter: More Information about Pickleball

(Editor’s note: Circling the News received this letter regarding pickleball, which is described as an easy-to-learn racquet sport, a blend of tennis and ping pong, played on a badminton size court (20’ x 44’) with lightweight paddles and balls making … Continue reading

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Dolphins Crush Westchester 41-14, Enter Playoffs with a 10-0 Record 

Sophomore quarterback Sammy Silvia passed for 309 yards and four touchdowns as the visiting Palisades High football team routed Westchester 41-14 last Friday night. The Dolphins went 10-0 this season, won the Western League title and will now enter the … Continue reading

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PaliHi Football (9-0) Clinches Western League Title, Eyes the City Playoffs

Running its season record to 9-0, the Palisades High football team crushed Fairfax 51-0 last Friday night and seized another Western League championship. But on Homecoming night at Pali’s sold-out Stadium By the Sea, the true heroes were the parents … Continue reading

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Undefeated Palisades High Football Wins Showdown with Hamilton, 63-7

It was supposed to be a hard-fought showdown: Hamilton (6-0) versus Palisades (7-0), with the eventual Western League championship on the line. Hamilton even rented floodlights so that the game could be played on a Friday night. But then the … Continue reading

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Praise for the Lutherans’ Inaugural October Charity Run

(Circling the News received the following letter on October 17.) I ran in the inaugural Octoberfest 5K race yesterday in the Palisades. I met Pastor Mike Lee, who was just back from running the Boston Marathon. He’s a lovely guy … Continue reading

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