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:

He's No. 2 in our Elite 11: Meet Palm Springs lineman Julian Polendo

Polendo, a 6-foot-5, 320-pound left tackle, has seven D-I scholarship offers, is entering his third year as a starter and is still just 16 years old. → Read More

Donny Fitzgerald, Coachella Valley's record-breaking quarterback, will miss 2019 season

The junior, who threw for an area record 4,139 yards and 54 touchdowns in 10 games in 2018, tore his ACL during summer practice. → Read More

A $250 million arena is coming to Palm Springs. How long before we know if an AHL team is coming?

The American Hockey League is considering an application that would bring professional hockey to Palm Springs. → Read More

Andrew Cancio retains WBA super featherweight title with third-round knockout

The Blythe native gave the crowd of several thousand an appropriate encore after winning his first world title here last February → Read More

Rancho Mirage native wins second career WTA doubles title in England

The 2012 Palm Desert High graduate is on a roll after falling into a slump earlier this year → Read More

Tennis Hall of Famer to host free tennis clinics in Coachella Valley

Rosie Casals, one of the winningest doubles players of all time, is hosting the free tennis clinics to help build youth tennis in the East Valley → Read More

Ready for summer baseball? The Palm Springs Power returns, looking for another SCCBL championship

The Power play in the Southern California Collegiate Baseball League, and its roster is comprised of college players from around the country. → Read More

Looking to cool down in the Coachella Valley this summer? Here are pools open to the public

With Wet N' Wild Palm Springs closed for the summer, here are a few other options to help you stay cool this summer. → Read More

La Quinta stunned in opening round of CIF softball playoffs

The Blackhawks had won 15 in a row at one point this season. But a deep postseason was cut short in the first round of Division 3. → Read More

Six La Quinta High student-athletes sign letters of intent. Where are they going?

The La Quinta athletes signed during a ceremony Monday at the high school → Read More

Town of Blythe honors world champion Andrew Cancio, with Oscar De La Hoya on hand

Tuesday in Blythe, Andrew Cancio was honored with a key to the city two months after winning World Boxing Association super featherweight title. → Read More

The 'Super Bowl of junior tennis' returns this week to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden

The USTA spring national championship began over the weekend and will be played throughout this week → Read More

Star-studded cast makes up this year's All-DVL girls' soccer team

This year’s All-Desert Valley League girls’ soccer team may be as star-studded as any in recent memory. Here's why: → Read More

Dominic Thiem battles back to beat Roger Federer in Indian Wells final

Thiem lost the first set before winning 13 of the next 21 games to beat Federer, who was seeking his sixth title at Indian Wells → Read More

Rafael Nadal fights off injury to win, set up meeting against Roger Federer in Indian Wells semifinal

The two Grand Slam champions will face each other for the 39th time Saturday in the semifinals at the BNP Paribas Open → Read More

Venus Williams falls to Angelique Kerber in Indian Wells quarterfinals

At 38, Williams was the last remaining American playing this week at Indian Wells. → Read More

Have you gone hiking this week? You may have unknowingly crossed paths with a tennis star

Several of the world’s top players have posted on their social media accounts in recent days about hiking and taking in the scenic beauty of the area → Read More

Bianca Andreescu, Elina Svitolina secure big wins to advance to Indian Wells semifinals

The two won perhaps the most important matches of their young careers Wednesday at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. → Read More

Players were asked to choose their walkout music at Indian Wells. What did they pick?

The BNP Paribas Open lets players choose their own walkout music into Stadium 1. Here's a sampling of what some of them chose → Read More

Why you may see a 'slew' of butterflies, moths and beetles at the BNP Paribas Open

As temperatures rise and plant life germinates following record rainfall, it provides a bounty of food that attracts insects, as do stadium lights. → Read More