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Former Palisades High Star Jon Moscot Pitches for Team Israel in the Olympics

By BILL BRUNS CTN Sports Writer Two years after retiring from Major League baseball with an arm injury, Jon Moscot was the starting pitcher for Team Israel against South Korea in the opening round of the Tokyo Olympics Thursday. Moscot, … Continue reading

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Tara Lipinski – Another Palisadian at the Olympics

Another Palisades resident will be at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but instead of competing, she was hired by NBC to help broadcast the games. Retired figure skater Tara Lipinski and her good friend Johnny Weir, also a retired figure skater, … Continue reading

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PaliHi Grad Nick Itkin, a Fencer, Will Compete in the Olympics

Nick Itkin, a Palisades High graduate, will compete in the Tokyo Olympic Games as the world’s No. 9-ranked men’s foil fencer in the individual event and as a member of a team favored to win gold. Although he started fencing … Continue reading

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Former Highlands Resident Johnny Hooper Will Play for USA Water Polo Team in Tokyo

  When the Daily News profiled the U.S. Water Polo Team on July 3, the writer noted that Jesse Smith will lead the way “in his record-tying fifth Olympics.” In addition to Smith, a 38-year-old Pepperdine alumnus, four other players are … Continue reading

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Palisades Native Ali Riley: A Four-time Olympian via New Zealand

  Ali Riley, who grew up in Pacific Palisades, is set to play in her fourth Olympic Games as co-captain of the New Zealand women’s soccer team, starting tomorrow. In the 2008 Olympics, Riley played every minute of New Zealand’s three games (Japan, Norway and … Continue reading

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Another “Palisades” Swimmer Will Vie for Gold at the Tokyo Olympics

When Circling the News wrote about Palisadian Jordan Wilimovsky vying for Olympic gold in the open-water distance swim, a reader responded, “What about Jamal Hill? He’s been training at the Maggie Gilbert Aquatics Center since January.” Competing in the S9 … Continue reading

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Polo Matches (and Movies) Return to Will Rogers

A resident told CTN last week, “I just got back from my evening visit to Will Rogers State Park,” where she noticed horses, trailers and staff in the lower parking lot. She learned that weekend polo has resumed on the only polo … Continue reading

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Jordan Wilimovsky Prepares for the Olympics

Long-distance swimmer Jordan Wilimovsky spent one of his last training sessions at the Palisades High School pool on June 24. His coach David Kelsheimer told Circling the News that Jordan was headed to a U.S. training camp in Hawaii before … Continue reading

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Kaia Kanan, Former “Post” Kid, Helps Palisades High Win Another City Volleyball Championship

When Kaia Kanan started attending Methodist Preschool on Via de la Paz in 2007, she became well known around the Palisadian-Post office, just down the street. Her grandmother, Cheryel Kanan, the Post’s business manager, would pick her up from school … Continue reading

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Beloved PPBA Umpire Dirk Robinson in the Hospital

(Editor’s note: Anyone who has had a kid play in the Pacific Palisades Baseball Association over the last few decades has come in contact with Umpire Dirk Robinson, who is known as even-tempered, fair and a good man. Circling the … Continue reading

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