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Washington wins LL Softball West Region Championship

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​Washington's third baseman makes a throw to first to end a rally.Despite battling a kidney infection, Makayla Miller pitched South Snohomish (Washington) to a 3-0 win against Olivehurst-Linda to claim the Little League Softball West Region Championship at Al Houghton Stadium in San Bernardino on Friday night. Miller had battled the ailment all week, and needed a visit with an emergency…

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Weaver rehabs, 66ers rally to win 2-1

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Jered Weaver of the Los Angeles Angels started his rehab assignment with the Inland Empire 66ers. He allowed one run over 3 2/3 innings.Thousands of fans weathered a late start time due to a thunderstorm for the chance to see Jered Weaver of the Los Angeles Angels make a rehab start for the Inland Empire 66ers. The persevering fans were rewarded with a pitching duel and a late rally as the 66ers edged…

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IE Sports Net seeks to be Riva/Berdoo sports authority via FoxSports affiliation

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IE Sports Net radio personalities Brian Arrington (Left) and Eddie Talbert  (Right). The co-producers have secured an affiliation with FoxSports at 1350 AM based in Riverside and are heard Saturday's at 8 a.m.Riverside-based IE Sports Net has expanded its radio broadcasting capability after it was signed by nationwide FoxSports radio. IE Sports Net aired its first weekly talk show under the Fox umbrella, Aug 1. where it plans to use its new brand name clout every Saturday morning to expand its Inland…

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Athletes for Life gala celebrates 10 years

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AFL Founder Greg Bell (left) and former NFL player Mark Seay of (San Bernardino High School) spend time with other former players at the 10th Anniversary Gala at the University of Redlands on July 11.Former NFL All-Pro running back and Athletes for Life (AFL) founder Greg Bell celebrated the 10th anniversary of the organizations youth football camp with a fundraising gala at the University of Redlands’ Orton Center on Saturday, July 11. The AFL provides the nation’s largest free youth football camp, hosting 250…CONTINUE READING

Aguirre Garcia going for college academics while keeping soccer options open

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Carlos Aguirre Garcia (Left) with teammate Ismael Campos after Indian Springs High School won the 2015 San Gorgonio HS soccer tournament.Carlos Aguirre Garcia is at a difficult but productive point in his 18-year-old life. The two-time league champion and Ken Hubbs Award nominee from San Bernardino’s new Indian Springs High School might have to give up soccer for the first time since grade school. He will not play soccer next…CONTINUE READING

Grand Terrace High School’s “Doctor” Skyler taking standout prep hoops career to UCR

Photos/Courtesy Lory Lewis Skyler Lewis is considered the first superstar at Grand Terrace High School. She will redshirt this basketball season at UCR.Skyler Lewis has All-CIF and All-San Bernardino County honors lining from top to bottom of her basketball bio and she hopes it adds up to an eventual career as an orthopedic surgeon. Lewis is considered the first super star to come from 3-year-old Grand Terrace High School, combining accomplishments in…CONTINUE READING

St. John Bosco Mission Annual Benefit Golf Tournament

Golf1A golf tournament fundraiser will be held on July 18th, at the Yucaipa Valley Golf Club, 33725 Chapman Heights Road, Yucaipa. This has been a yearly event planned by the St. John Bosco golf committee and serves as one of two major church fundraisers. Monies will be used toward a…CONTINUE READING

Wilcots gained many honors as younger than normal high school athlete

Photo Courtesy/Okeese & Cathy Wilcots<br /><br /> Carissa Wilcots was a CIF-Southern Section caliber soccer player and Carter High School's 2015 Academic Athlete of the Year.Unlike most young athletes who are held back a grade in school to gain a physical advantage, Carissa Wilcots did the opposite by skipping a grade. Wilcots made the Carter High School varsity soccer team at age 13 and continued to shine until she earned the school’s Ken Hubbs Award…CONTINUE READING

Softball tournament to raise money to support family, friends of murder victims

Courtesy Photo</p><br /><br /> <p>Families and Friends of Murder Victims (FFMV), with the help of the Deuce Players Softball team, will receive donations to assist the families and friends of crime and murder victims.Families and Friends of Murder Victims (FFMV) Incorporated director Rose Madsen saw no end to her devastation and pain caused by the murder of her daughter, Jennifer LeAnne Balber, back in 1994. After two years of denying guidance or help from family, friends, and community members, Madsen attended a FFMV…CONTINUE READING

Monica Samaniego became county’s first girl state wrestling champion

Photo/Courtesy Monica Samaniego<br /><br /><br /> Miller High's Monica Samaniego was an undefeated 2015 CIF-State wrestling champion and Ken Hubbs Award finalist.The athletic career of the most accomplished girls’ high school wrestler in San Bernardino County history appears over. Monica Samaniego simply says she no longer will wrestle, partly because there are few opportunities for women to wrestle in college. The 2015 CIF-State, undefeated 131-pound champion from A.B. Miller High will…CONTINUE READING

Bloomington soccer star Eduardo Sanchez takes being a teenager serious

photo courtesy/<br /><br /><br /> Bloomington soccer star Eduardo Sanchez to play at UC Riverside this year.Eduardo Sanchez is a man on a mission and he is not letting the temptations of being a popular teenager get in his way. Sanchez was a first team All-CIF and Sunkist League MVP soccer player at Bloomington High School who was named the 2015 recipient of the school’s Ken…CONTINUE READING

Trinkwon earns all-star MVP as Cal League wins big

Photo/Richard Dawson<br /><br /><br /> Brandon Trinkwon won the MVP award after finishing 2 for 3, scoring three times and driving in two runs for California League all-stars in a 9-2 win over the Carolina League at LoanMart Field in Rancho Cucamonga on June 23.The annual All-Star Game between the Cal League and the Carolina League returned to Rancho Cucamonga for the first time since it started in 1996 and it was only fitting that Quakes players would have a big night in front of the home crowd. Cody Bellinger and Brandon Trinkwon, the…CONTINUE READING

Athletes for Life to conduct summer youth football skills camp, gala fundraiser

AFL-pic-copyGreg Bell knows a little about football. The former first round draft pick from Notre Dame University and Ram’s all-pro running back now is president of Athletes for Life, a youth program that uses football as the tool to teach life lessons. Athletes for Life will conduct its 10th Annual…CONTINUE READING

Boardman homers, earns save in SB all-star win

photo/Richard Dawson<br /><br /><br /><br /> Kenny Boardman of Grand Terrace hit a two-run home run and earned the save during the San Bernardino County all-stars 5-2 win over the Riverside County all-stars at San Manual Stadium on June 15.Kenny Boardman didn’t start for the San Bernardino County all-stars, but once he got in the game he made it count. The Grand Terrace High School graduate smashed a two-run home run in the sixth inning and then notched a save to lead San Bernardino County over Riverside County 5-2…CONTINUE READING

 

Jimmy Smith hosts youth football camp at Grand Terrace

DSC_3200a-copyJimmy Smith, former Colton High School football star and current member of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, hosted his Different Breed Skills and Drills youth football camp at Grand Terrace High School on Saturday, June 20. It is the third year in a row Smith has hosted the camp for kids…CONTINUE READING

Becker ponders decision between professional baseball or playing at Oregon

Courtesy Photo<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Branden Becker at Ken Hubbs Award ceremony.Former Cajon High School baseball player and 2015 Ken Hubbs nominee Branden Becker knows that others would love to be in his difficult situation. Does he sign a professional baseball contract to play for the Baltimore Orioles organization or accept a scholarship to play baseball at the University of Oregon.…CONTINUE READING

Brianna Cassidy says success comes with no excuses; will play softball at Nebraska

Photo Courtesy/ Bri Cassidy<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Cajon's Brianna Cassidy was a two-time high school softball<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> All-American who will play next season on scholarship at University of Nebraska.Brianna Cassidy heard some say she wouldn’t make it because she was just another from San Bernardino whose parents didn’t live together. Cassidy, a high school All-American softball player from Cajon High, admitted that finances were sometimes an issue when it was time to pay for travel softball. “My family…CONTINUE READING

IE softball all-stars shutout by Orange County

Photo/Richard Dawson<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Cajon's Brianna Cassidy throws to first after a force play at home.By Richard Dawson San Bernardino players finally got invited but Orange County kept the bragging rights. Orange County was up by five after three innings and cruised to a one-sided 9-0 win during the first annual Inland Empire vs. Orange County all-star softball game at Big League Dreams in Chino…CONTINUE READING

Top Pros Return to the Scene of Good Times at Glen Helen Motocross

Photo/Steve Emter<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Hard work brought Weston from his own pickup truck to the big timeBy Joaquin Juarez Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross returned to the Inland Empire’s backyard. This is the second year in a row that Glen Helen Raceway has been back on the Lucas Oil AMA Motocross schedule. This year featured round two in the action packed racing series. The FMF Glen…CONTINUE READING

Stephens manages full load in the class, on the court, at home

Photo Courtesy/Hubbs Foundation<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Nadirah Stephens was indivdual Ken Hubbs Award winner from Arroyo Valley High School.Nadirah Stephens was the team MVP on Arroyo Valley High School’s undefeated San Andreas League basketball team and a San Bernardino County all-star. Stephens was the San Bernardino Unified School District athlete of the year, MVP of the SAL and 1st team All-CIF. She has been honored with the AVH…CONTINUE READING

La Serna walk off ends Grand Terrace’s title bid

Photo/Richard Dawson<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> ​Grand Terrace players weep after La Serna rallied to a 5-4 win in the 7th inning of the CIF-SS Division 3 championship in Irvine on June 5.By Richard Dawson The Grand Terrace softball team had been on the right end of rallies during its CIF playoff run, but this time it was on the wrong end of one. Whittier La Serna capped a late rally with a 5-4 walk-off win over Grand Terrace during the CIF-SS…CONTINUE READING

Arroyo Valley’s Giovanni Magana contributed to school’s banner sports year

Photo Courtesy/Magana<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Giovanni Magana was All-San Andreas League in soccer and tennis to go with his Ken Hubbs Individual Award at Arroyo Valley High School.Giovanni Magana makes a schedule at the beginning of each week and sticks to it. Magana completed his high school schedule with a date in May when he was presented his Ken Hubbs Award for being the 2015 individual winner at Arroyo Valley High School. Not only was Magana a…CONTINUE READING

Yucaipa beats national No. 1 Mission Viejo for CIF title

Photo/Richard Dawson<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Megan Martin (#8) doubled in the fifth and scored the game's lone run on a Jordan Green single.By Richard Dawson It took three tries but Yucaipa got the monkey off its back. After losing to Mission Viejo twice this season, Yucaipa knocked off the nation’s No. 1 ranked team 1-0 to capture the CIF-SS Division 2 title at Deanna Manning Stadium in Irvine on Friday, June 5.…CONTINUE READING

Citrus Valley High Hubbs winner Jordyn Smith continues family tradition

Photo Courtesy/Scott Smith<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Citrus Valley High School Ken Hubbs Award Female Athlete of the Year Jordyn Smith pictured with her father, Scott Smith, the 1984 Ken Hubbs Award overall winner.Jordyn Smith filled in the most recent part of a large family circle by earning the Ken Hubbs Award at Citrus Valley High School. Smith was selected from about 250 other girls at CVH. Nationally known Margaux Jones was the overall Hubbs winner picked from a pool of girl athletes…CONTINUE READING

Titans survive first round with rally in 7th

Photo/Richard Dawson<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Morgan Parsons slides home to score the winning run in the seventh inning for the Titans.By Richard Dawson Grand Terrace’s softball team made a habit of winning big during league, earning a No. 1 seed in the process, but it needed a rally in the bottom of the seventh to edge Palos Verde Peninsula 2-1 during the CIF-SS Division 3 first-round playoff game at Grand…CONTINUE READING

Zoe Casas breaks state all-time softball hit record one week after receiving Hubbs Award

Photo Courtesy/FSU<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Zoe Casas became the new all-time California state hit leader<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> while playing softball for Aquinas High School. She will play on<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> scholarship next year at Florida State University.Zoe Casas became California’s all-time softball hit leader in mid-may when she collected her 247th safety. Half that hit total is considered an excellent high school career. The Aquinas High School senior is a two-time Maxpreps All American, the Sun and CIF-Division Player of the Year and three-time Ambassador League…CONTINUE READING

Leon Atwood Award was longest running prep honor, Hubbs gaining ground

Mark CollinsThis is the time of the Inland Empire school year when award banquets start dotting the spring calendar. The longest current running high school awards banquet is for the Ken Hubbs Award, initiated in 1965. Many other high school athletic awards have disappeared while others are attempting a comeback. The…CONTINUE READING

Grand Terrace beats Kaiser to split Sunkist League Title

Photo Courtesy<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Senior Kenny Boardman (#11) pitched 6 2/3 innings and struck out 10 to earn the win for the Titans.By Richard Dawson The odds of winning a league title looked slim two weeks ago after the Grand Terrace baseball team fell three games behind Kaiser with five games remaining. But that’s why they play the games. Grand Terrace completed a sweep of Kaiser during the season’s final game with…CONTINUE READING

AMA Lucas Oil Motocross is in our Backyard

Photo/Rebecca Juarez<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> These two have a couple of years before they race but are getting ready anyways.By Joaquin Juarez Glen Helen Raceway is going to hold the second round of the Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship Series this Saturday the 23rd as Yamaha presents the FMF Glen Helen National. The place with the greatest racing history in Southern California is in our backyard and prepped and…CONTINUE READING

Dodgers’ Puig Rehabs with Quakes

Photo/Richard Dawson<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Yasiel Puig, of the Los Angeles Dodgers, started his rehab assignment with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes against the Visalia Rawhide on Thursday, May 7.By Richard Dawson Yasiel Puig came back to Rancho Cucamonga to begin his rehab assignment as the Quakes edged the Visalia Rawhide 5-4 in 12 innings at LoanMart Field on Thursday, May 7. Puig, who played 14 games with the Quakes in 2012 before being called up by the Dodgers,…CONTINUE READING

Margaux Jones, Caleb Webb earn 2015 Ken Hubbs Top Athletes of the Year Awards

Photo/Harvey M. Kahn<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> 2015 Ken Hubbs Award winning girl athlete of the year Margaux Jones pictured with Redlands High School classmate Cal Mende, who was the school's Hubbs Award by nominee.Margaux Jones of Redlands High School and Caleb Webb from Big Bear were named the girl and boy overall winners of the 2015 Ken Hubbs Award in ceremonies held Monday in the Ken Hubbs Gymnasium at Colton High School. Jones and Webb were selected from an outstanding group of 50…CONTINUE READING

Grand Terrace softball hits five HR’s in win

Photo/Richard Dawson<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Sophomore ​Eliyah Flores went 4-for-4 with a home run and two doubles.By Richard Dawson The Grand Terrace power train kept chugging along as the offense totaled five home runs in a 10-1 win over Rolling Hills Prep during non-league action at Grand Terrace High School on Saturday, May 9. Sophomore Eliyah Flores paced the Grand Terrace offense with a 4-for-4 afternoon,…CONTINUE READING

66ers lose series finale against Quakes

Photo/Richard Dawson<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> 66ers 2B Kody Eaves hits an RBI single in the third.By Richard Dawson The Inland Empire 66ers looked poised to rally in the ninth, but stranded the bases loaded during a 5-3 loss to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in the finale of a three-game series at LoanMart Field on Sunday, May 3. Trailing 5-2 in the top of the ninth,…CONTINUE READING

Cajon crushes Redlands 13-0

Photo/Richard Dawson<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Cajon's Jordan Dorado collects one of his team-high three hits in the second inning.By Richard Dawson With the season winding down, Cajon’s grip on first place is still strong following a 13-0 rout of Redlands during a beautiful evening at the County Clash at San Manuel Stadium on May 2. The Cowboys scored five runs in the first inning while sending 10 batters…CONTINUE READING

Outstanding families graced local athletic fields for decades; Haydis’ traced to 1921

Photo/SBHS Tyro circa 1923<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Norman Haydis (second from bottom left) led San Bernardino High School to first of eight straight CBL championships.Many great athletic families have advanced into national prominence from the San Bernardino region. Hubbs. Pinckert. The Howard brothers. The Howard sisters. For longevity based on skill, the Stockton’s go back to 1924 when family patriarch Gail golfed at San Bernardino High School. For overall longevity its hard to document…CONTINUE READING

SBVC Softball: Melchor named Player of the Year

Melchor_LaurenSBVC Softball sophomore short stop Lauren Melchor (Redlands East Valley) was a unanimous selection as the Foothill Conference Player of the Year. An award bestowed upon Melchor after helping guide SBVC to its fifth Softball Foothill Conference title and it’s first since 1998. The team finished the regular season with…CONTINUE READING

Gary Smith competed vs. Popovich, Budenholzer at U of R; mentored by Adair at SBHS

Photo Courtesy/Pomona-Pitzer<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Gregg Popovich (center) coached against Gary Smith when "Pop" was at Pomona-Pitzer.Gary Smith didn’t just produce winning basketball teams at the University of Redlands for 36 years, he more importantly made the game fun for his players and entertaining for the fans. Smith could have produced more than three league titles at the U of R if he would have maintained…CONTINUE READING

Grand Terrace Softball wins Spring Fling Tournament

Photo/Richard Dawson<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Alyssa Martinez led Grand Terrace with three hits in the title game.Richard Dawson Avenging its loss from pool-play action, the Grand Terrace softball team defeated Murrieta Valley 7-2 to win the Santiago Spring Fling tournament at Santiago High School in Corona on Saturday afternoon, April 18. The tournament featured an extra round of bracket play this year, which placed the winners…CONTINUE READING

Overlooked Colton semi-professional baseball players enshrined in Colton HOF

Photo/Courtesy Mel Salazar<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Members of Colton Centrals 1920's-30's baseball team were inducted posthumously into the Colton Sports Hall of Fame.From 1920 to 1937 Colton was home to as many as 12 semi-professional baseball teams that were well managed and some able to compete at the Triple-A level. The Colton Centrals and Colton Cubs were two of those teams. With so many players who graced those rosters, only a few…CONTINUE READING

66ers edge Quakes to stay hot

Photo/Richard Dawson<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Designated hitter Brandon Bayardi collected two hits and an RBI.By Richard Dawson The Inland Empire 66ers have started out the 2015 on fire, earning their fifth straight win with a 4-2 triumph over the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes at San Manuel Stadium on Tuesday, April 14. 66ers starting pitcher Christopher Ellis limited the Quakes to two runs on five hits…CONTINUE READING

Hall of Fame inductee Roy Cook served as teenaged Colton ambassador

Photo Courtesy/Roy Cook<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> 2015 Colton Sports Hall of Fame inductee Roy W. CookAt 14, sports writers were calling Roy Cook a youth basketball sensation who was already being quoted in local newspapers about his meetings with noted officials. He met Earl Warren when the vice-presidential hopeful came to Colton as the running mate for 1948 presidential candidate Thomas E. Dewey. In 1952,…CONTINUE READING

Riverside girl’s all-stars rally past San Bernardino

Photo/Richard Dawson<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> ​San Andreas League MVP Britney Gonzalez, of Jurupa Hills, was the only player from the league selected to the game.By Richard Dawson It is that time of year as Riverside and San Bernardino counties sent the best girls basketball players to face off at the 35th Annual Inland Empire Senior All-Star Showcase at Cajon High School on Friday, April 10. In the first part of a boys and girls…CONTINUE READING

Riverside all-stars rout San Bernardino at boys IE Senior Showcase

Photo/Richard Dawson<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Corona Santiago's Nate Barker shoots a 3-pointer for Riverside County over Don Lugo's Daniel Torres (#3).By Richard Dawson All-Star games don’t count in any standings but there is no shortage of talent on display. The Riverside County boys got hot down the stretch, using eight second-half 3-pointers to beat San Bernardino County 114-96 during the 35th Annual IE Showcase at Cajon High School on Friday,…CONTINUE READING

Yucaipa blanks Carter 1-0

Dawson1cBy Richard Dawson One early miscue by Carter proved that be the difference in a 1-0 loss to Yucaipa during Citrus Belt League action at San Manuel Stadium on April 4. The County Clash nightcap was quick-paced and featured strong pitching performances from both Carter (10-5, 1-1 league) starter Ricky…CONTINUE READING

Bloomington hangs on to beat Colton 10-8

Photo/Richard Dawson<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Noah Johnson singles in the fifth inning for the Bruins.By Richard Dawson It was the comeback that wasn’t, and the Bruins are just fine with that. Bloomington held off a seventh inning rally by Colton to win 10-8 during the County Clash at San Manuel Stadium on Saturday, April 4. Starting pitcher Abraham Ramirez had been cruising throughout the…CONTINUE READING

Carter’s 2-time SAL title team starts new era with 4-0 win in CBL opener

Photo Courtesy<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Carter HS, the two-time defending San Andreas League champs and new entrants into the Citrus Belt League. Pictured from Left: Anthony Villegas, Marco Castanon, Isaiah Davis, Eduardo Martinez, and Chris Lujan.By Harvey M. Kahn Carter High School baseball players re-introduced themselves to the Citrus Belt League with an impressive 4-0 win at Yucaipa in the conference opener for both teams on Tuesday. Sophomore Anthony Villegas accepted the challenge of Carter coach Samuel Lopez to pitch the opener and in the…CONTINUE READING

Keselowski wins Auto Club 400 on last lap

Daw3-copyBy Richard Dawson Brad Keselowski proved it’s all about how you finish in NASCAR, claiming victory by passing Kurt Busch on the final lap at the Auto Club 400 at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on Saturday, March 21. It ended up being the only lap in which Keselowski…CONTINUE READING

Cajon girls survive North rally in basketball state playoffs

Photo/Richard Dawson</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Tyla Turner scored a game-high 22 points with nine assists for Cajon.By Richard Dawson A game that looked poised to be a Cajon blow out ended up coming down the wire. Tyra Turner found herself at the line with 10.3 seconds left in the game and made 1 of 2 free throws to help the Cajon girls basketball team edge Riverside…CONTINUE READING

CSUSB softball takes doubleheader against Chino State

Photo/Richard Dawson</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Cassandra Williams tossed a complete game during Cal State San Bernardino's CCAA doubleheader sweep of Chico State on Saturday, March 14.By Richard Dawson The Cal State San Bernardino softball team got dominating pitching efforts from Jamie Nelson and Cassandra Williams to earn a doubleheader sweep of Chico State by scores of 3-1 and 5-1 during California Collegiate Athletic Association action at Cal State San Bernardino on Saturday, March 13. In…CONTINUE READING

Coyotes slide reaches six games

Photo/Richard Dawson</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Grant Buchanon was 2-for-5 during Cal State San Bernardino's 10-5 loss to CSU Monterey Bay during the second game of a CCAA doubleheader on Friday.By Richard Dawson It has been tough stretch for Cal State San Bernardino’s baseball team since California Collegiate Athletic Conference action started two weeks ago. CSUSB dropped two games to Cal State Monterey Bay by scores of 10-5 and 13-2 at Fiscalini Field on Saturday. Starter Tyler Sloan was solid…CONTINUE READING

 

Kaiser fades against Lawndale

Kaiser1By Richard Dawson Fontana Kaiser’s boys basketball team hung around for as long as it could, but turnovers late proved to be too much during a 68-54 loss to Lawndale during a CIF-SS Division 2AA second round game on Tuesday, February 24. The Cats (19-8) couldn’t have envisioned a better…CONTINUE READING

Eisenhower survives Perris in playoff opener

Photo/Richard Dawson</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Senior Allyah George made a crucial layup with 35 seconds to help the Eagles hold on for the win.By Richard Dawson, Freelance Sports Writer The Eisenhower girls basketball team had a grind out a 38-32 win over Perris High School during a CIF-SS Division 2AA first round playoff game on Saturday, February 21. The victory was earned without the team’s best player after the No. 3 seeded Eagles…CONTINUE READING

Jerry Tarkanian, Frank Zappa career’s began at Antelope Valley High –Just missed Joan Baez at Redlands High

Courtesy Photo/1959 AVHS Yearbook Photos</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>While at Antelope Valley High School in 1959 Frank Zappa (L) possibly edited stories for the school newspaper about its basketball coach at the time Jerry Tarkanian.By Harvey M. Kahn Jerry Tarkanian lived at 839 Robin Hood Lane during his coaching career at Redlands High School. The recent passing of the man many considered an outlaw, made the Robin Hood Lane residence the perfect name for the controversial coach. Tarkanian made the National Basketball Hall of…CONTINUE READING

Arroyo Valley girl’s basketball wins first league title

Photo/Richard Dawson</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Tamera Trigg added 14 points for the Lady Hawks in the win.By Richard Dawson In a season that has been full of off-court adversity the Arroyo Valley girls basketball team added a high note, claiming the program’s first league title after a 52-42 win over Jurupa Hills at Arroyo Valley High School on Wednesday, February 11. The program garnered lots of…CONTINUE READING

Cajon needs OT after Eisenhower late rally

Cajon3By Richard Dawson It was the comeback that wasn’t, as Cajon defeated Rialto Eisenhower 65-57 in overtime to earn co-Citrus Belt League champion honors on Thursday, February 12. Eisenhower (21-2, 13-1 CBL) rallied for nine points in the final 13 seconds of regulation and scored the first bucket of overtime,…CONTINUE READING