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A recap of OG’s remarkable hoop season

By Jim Evans | March 24, 2017

By any measure or standard, the 2016-17 Orange Glen basketball season was one to remember. Was it exhilarating? Damn right! Was it thrilling? Oh yeah! Was it noteworthy? Without a doubt! And with just a slight variation or two, it could have been absolutely historic. The Patriots’ gallant and rather extraordinary run came to an end when they fell short … Continue reading “A recap of OG’s remarkable hoop season”

Stan was “the Man,” but just barely

By Jim Evans | March 24, 2017

In another example of his ability to win the big points, Wawrinka was able to fend off the youngster Thiem.On paper, last week’s quarterfinal match at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells between the world’s No. 3 Stan Wawrinka and Austria’s 23-year-old standout Dominic Thiem (now ranked eighth) looked like it had the potential to be one whale of … Continue reading “Stan was “the Man,” but just barely”

Writer connects with Reds at spring training

By Jim Evans | March 16, 2017

As far back as I can remember, it’s been the Cincinnati Reds for me. Always has been, always will be. It really couldn’t have been any other way given the fact that my Dad was reared in the Queen City, had a deep passion for his beloved Reds and made certain that his sons embraced Cincy’s folklore and history. If … Continue reading “Writer connects with Reds at spring training”

Late Helix block blunts dramatic OG comeback 48-44

By Jim Evans | March 08, 2017

After gallantly storming back from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit during Saturday’s San Diego Section Division II Boys Basketball Championship, the Orange Glen Patriots were on the verge of pulling off one of the more memorable comebacks in local CIF history. Down by a count of 40-27 early in the last period to Helix High and seemingly just about to go … Continue reading “Late Helix block blunts dramatic OG comeback 48-44”

Peaking Orange Glen overwhelms Patrick Henry 81-51

By Jim Evans | March 01, 2017

In an inspired and relentless performance before an enthusiastic home crowd on Saturday night, the Orange Glen hoop team rode a dominating 27-point third quarter en route to a convincing 81-51 win over Patrick Henry in Division II quarterfinal action. In a game that featured two teams that go by the name of the Patriots, it was OG that struck … Continue reading “Peaking Orange Glen overwhelms Patrick Henry 81-51”

Tommy Martinez will forever be a boy of summer

By News Desk | March 01, 2017

Longtime Escondido resident Tommy Martinez is now 86 years old. But neither does he look, sound or act like it. His eyes are still bright and seem to sparkle whenever he discusses something that interests him. His personality remains pleasant and appealing. He’s the sort of guy you can quickly connect with because he gives off such a genuine, unpretentious … Continue reading “Tommy Martinez will forever be a boy of summer”

Esco dodges a bullet as San Pasqual rally falls just short 67-64

By | February 23, 2017

Oh man, that was about as close as it could get! Near misses are rarely more heartbreaking. Seeking that elusive first win in their final game of the 2016-17 season, the San Pasqual Eagles had a great shot, literally, of accomplishing that very goal. Left wide open in the right corner with less than 35 seconds remaining and his team … Continue reading “Esco dodges a bullet as San Pasqual rally falls just short 67-64”

Jags prevail but San Pasqual shows its heart

By | February 16, 2017

Entering Friday night’s hoop contest between Valley Center High and host San Pasqual, the goals and ambitions of the respective teams were quite divergent. For the Jaguars, the major intent was to extend their winning streak to five and by doing so, continue to be a factor in the Valley League race and keep their postseason hopes alive. Meanwhile, the … Continue reading “Jags prevail but San Pasqual shows its heart”

Green’s clutch plays secure 63-62 nail-biter over Fallbrook

By | February 09, 2017

On the stat sheet, the numbers of Escondido High swingman Ryan Green were solid but they weren’t exactly overwhelming. But when it came to impact and making the big play, you’d have been hard pressed to have found a more valuable Cougar than the 6-foot-1 junior. The word clutch and Green went hand-in-hand last Friday night when Esco sent a … Continue reading “Green’s clutch plays secure 63-62 nail-biter over Fallbrook”

Saber goalie Johansson sparkling in 3-2 shootout win

By | February 09, 2017

For seventy minutes-plus, San Diego Saber netminder Alexander Johansson was absolutely stellar as he held down the fort, gallantly keeping his team right in the thick of things. And from there, he handed the torch over to forwards Gregory Houle and Emanuel Guidon whose deft goals in a shootout provided the difference in a memorable 3-2 Sunday afternoon victory over … Continue reading “Saber goalie Johansson sparkling in 3-2 shootout win”