Andrew L. John, The Desert Sun

Andrew L. John

The Desert Sun

Palm Desert, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Andrew:

Carsen Twarynski scores late game-winning goal to help Firebirds escape with 2-1 win over Gulls

The Calgary native scored the deciding goal with 1:31 to play to get the Firebirds back in the win column. → Read More

Kole Lind is the Firebirds' hero in a 3-2 shootout win over San Jose

The Firebirds have now won eight of their last 10 games and 16 of their last 20. They lead the American Hockey League’s Western Conference → Read More

Storm brings rain to Coachella Valley, snow to mountains. More expected this week

Four inches of snow were recorded at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. → Read More

BNP Paribas Open introduces new food, merchandise options as part of 'new era'

The additions are part of what the BNP Paribas Open is calling “a new era of Tennis Paradise." → Read More

'Might as well keep going': La Quinta stands alone following convincing 61-47 win over Granite Hills

La Quinta rolled up 584 rushing yards in first playoff win since 2015; will play Laguna Beach at home next. → Read More

Palm Springs beats Xavier Prep, 27-8, to clinch share of DEL title for first time in six years

The Indians can win the league title outright with a win Friday versus Palm Desert. → Read More

Xavier Prep outlasts Rancho Christian, 48-40, to claim consecutive victories heading into league

Saints offense is finding its stride behind brothers Ryder and Tyson Ruiz. → Read More

Palm Desert 'turns on the jets' in 52-27 comeback win over Tustin

The Aztecs fell into a rare deficit before outscoring the Tillers 28-7 in the second half. → Read More

Victim of hit-and-run near Palm Springs airport dies; police seek help finding driver

The incident happened around 3:04 a.m. July 29. The name of the victim has not been released. → Read More

Patrick Rivenes will not return as La Quinta football coach in 2022

The Blackhawks were 9-26 in four seasons under Rivenes, who won a CIF championship at the school as a player → Read More

Rafael Nadal, who has 21 Grand Slam tennis titles, loves playing the desert golf courses in California

Days after winning the Australian Open, Rafael Nadal played golf in the Balearic Mid-Amateur Golf Championship. → Read More

BNP Paribas Open: American Tommy Paul takes down third seed Alexander Zverev at Indian Wells

The stunning 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(2) upset win was Paul’s second win over a top 10 player in three weeks. → Read More

BNP Paribas Open: Five-time champion Novak Djokovic withdraws from Indian Wells

Due to travel restrictions for unvaccinated foreigners flying into the U.S., the 20-time Grand Slam champion is unable to enter into the country. → Read More

BNP Paribas Open: Naomi Osaka receives wild card invite to Indian Wells

Osaka, 24, won her breakthrough tournament at Indian Wells as a relatively unknown player in 2018 → Read More

Novak Djokovic's visa issues in Australia could affect whether he plays at Indian Wells

It’s reasonable to wonder whether the international tennis star will run into similar problems at other events this year, including the BNP Paribas Open. → Read More

CIF football playoffs: Rattlers season comes to an end with 35-19 loss to Ventura

The loss ended a strong season for a young Rattlers squad, which finished 7-4 and was the only Desert Empire League team to win a playoff game. → Read More

Xavier Prep surrenders 7 touchdowns to Jusyis Solis in playoff loss to Aquinas

The loss ends Xavier Prep’s season, a week after the Saints won a share of the first league football championship in school history. → Read More

Shadow Hills falls, 21-9, to Culver City in first round of CIF playoffs

The Knights finally were unable to with defense in a game that was decided by a a couple big plays in the second half. → Read More

Coachella Valley secures DVL title with 41-6 win over Indio in Victory Bell rivalry game

School officials are expecting a sellout crowd and perhaps the largest ever seen at one of these rivalry games, which has been played annually since 1960. → Read More

Overtime thriller: Palm Desert edges Shadow Hills, grabs share of 5th straight league title

Knights showed their toughness, but it's hard to dethrone the champs; Aztecs pull it out with double overtime interception → Read More