Caimans advance, G. Eagles prepare for replay, Calvin upset

Three others local teams beside Escondido High (featured in this week’s sports section) have postseason stories to tell so let’s delve into them. Classical Academy – The Caimans evened their record at 5-5 with a season extending 13-7 Division V quarterfinal playoff win over Maranatha Christian last Friday night. Quarterback James Duncan’s 24-yard strike to receiver Thomas Gehman, who beat […]

Injuries play key role in Cougars playoff loss

The record will show that on a crisp November 10 night at Wilson Stadium, the Mt. Miguel Matadors bested hometown Escondido High by a count of 27-18 in a first-round Division III matchup. Yes, there was no denying that the three rushing touchdowns scored by Matador workhorse running back Shemar Greene were a major factor in the ultimate outcome. But […]

Erdman does it all in SP’s 30-13 win over Esco

Both quarterback Westin Erdnman (left) and running back Shawn Carter were instrumental in San Pasqual’s 30-13 victory over Escondido. Photos by Lenny Kerbs In a game between cross-town football rivals San Pasqual and Escondido that would determine city supremacy, Golden Eagle quarterback Westin Erdman proved to be a difference-maker by utilizing various parts of his anatomy – namely his arm, […]

Payback win gives Calvin a whirlwind of momentum

For nearly a year, Calvin Christian waited to even the score with a Foothills Christian squad that not only denied the Crusaders a second straight San Diego Section 8-man championship but had also spoiled a perfect season as well. That 44-38 defeat, in which the Crusaders failed to capitalize on a bevy of scoring opportunities,  hung over the CC program […]

Football stories abound as various seasons march on

On all levels and across-the-board, football is in full bloom and moving towards a crescendo. In prep play, the regular season is winding down and the always compelling postseason is just around the corner. As for college ball, the campaign is at the two-thirds pole, with the race for the four prized playoff spots really starting to heat up. And […]

Grindstaff, Hale lead the way in Sabers first win of the season

Sure, it was still very early in the 2017-18 Western States Hockey League season and there was certainly no reason to go into panic mode, but that didn’t negate the fact that the San Diego Sabers were in real need of a victory. Having lost two games on the road to powerhouse Long Beach to kick off the campaign, the […]

Turnovers help spell difference in 37-21 Jags win over SP

It happened with such suddenness that it was rather shocking. What had been a taut and evenly contested game between visiting Valley Center High and local rival San Pasqual, swung dramatically in the Jaguars’ favor in what seemed like the blink of an eye. Energized by a lengthy touchdown pass, a fumble recovery on the ensuing kickoff and then a […]

Prep Football Scoreboard/Rundown

With the regular season of high school football having moved past the midway point and the league portion of the schedules kicking into high gear, it seemed an appropriate time to check in on how the Escondido-based squads are faring. So let’s put on the chin strap and take a look. Calvin Christian (6-0, 0-0) – Coming into the season, […]

Pats shutout Esco Charter while getting season’s first win

When Orange Glen and Escondido Charter met last Friday night on the field that both call home (on the former’s campus), something clearly had to give. Up to that point, it had been a challenging and testing season for the two schools that reside not much more than a deep out from each other. Winless in their first four games […]

Firing away with some more laptop snapshots

It’s time to once again fire up the laptop and let go with some opinions, viewpoints and observations on what the writer considers to be the never dull world of sports. Living up to the Hype Finally, a highly anticipated boxing matchup lived up to the hype, with middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and challenger Canelo Alvarez doing themselves proud in […]

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