Hall of Fame inductee Roy Cook served as teenaged Colton ambassador

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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,…


Riverside girl’s all-stars rally past San Bernardino

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​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…


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

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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,…


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

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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

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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

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<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

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<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

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<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

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<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

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<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

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<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

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