Sports

Aviators provide topflight entertainment

Hey San Diego, who the hell needs the Chargers when you’ve got the Aviators? And if you think I’m kidding, you’d better guess again! Because the World Team Tennis’s local franchise is everything that the Bolts weren’t – entertaining, clutch, championship timber as well as winning. Moreover, the Aviators embrace and relish the chance to represent the city. They’re mighty […]

He’s back – Brose will again guide the White Tigers

Sometimes in life it’s fascinating to watch as what goes around comes around. Case in point, Escondido Charter High School. In an attempt to move the football program forward and tap into a different dynamic, the school is reaching back to the past. After a four-year absence from the sidelines, 53-year old Greg Brose is returning to the role that […]

Escondido’s Haley Moore is a comet that shouldn’t disappear

While watching 5-foot-11, Escondido resident Haley Moore strike balls on the driving range, it doesn’t take long to realize that she’s the real deal. To begin with, the set-up and stance look good with her legs forming a solid base. Her takeaway is smooth and the tempo she creates is rhythmic and damn near perfect. Her head is steady and […]

Latest Laptop Snapshots, snippets from the world of sports

With high school athletics having scaled way back and now taking a summer sabbatical from in-season competition, it seemed like an opportune time to once again return to a place that I enjoy revisiting from time to time, namely Laptop Snapshots. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what some might consider this bit of self-indulgence, it’s an opportunity […]

Charter’s notable season comes up just a bit short

Having just completed his third year as the Escondido Charter baseball coach, Kevin Reinking has quickly established a culture within the program whereby expectations are lofty and the goals are clearly defined. “Our mindset is on developing a winning attitude, having successful seasons, making the CIF playoffs and then going for a championship.” As far as his 2017 ballclub was […]

Painful championship loss ends Classical’s stellar season

It’s one thing to get beat. It’s quite another when, to some extent, you contribute to your own demise. Realizing that there was a self-inflicted component to any defeat makes it sting all the more. And what makes the scenario described above even more frustrating is when, in many ways, a case can be made that perhaps the better team […]

Peterson’s arm and bat key dramatic 1-0 Classical win

Baseball standout Jordan Peterson was akin to a consummate actor during Friday afternoon’s second-round Division IV San Diego Section Baseball Championship matchup between his Classical High squad and tough Imperial. In many ways, Peterson was to turn the diamond at Orange Glen High into his own personal stage. Like any effective thespian, the gifted Peterson did a marvelous job of […]

Escondido prep teams gear up for the playoffs

With the regular season prep baseball schedule having recently concluded, attention now will turn to where the rubber truly meets the road, this week’s San Diego Section CIF playoffs. The Escondido area will be well represented by four teams that will be competing in a total of three different divisions. Let’s take a look at the squads involved with a […]

Chargers’ drawn out departure has grown old

Well, among the countless criticism that can be leveled at the Chargers organization, this would be foremost among my hit list – it simply has no clue about when to get out of Dodge or to be more precise, San Diego. Yes, logistical issues have probably greatly complicated things and made a more hasty departure a real challenge, but the […]

Game of the Week – Classical vs. Escondido Charter

Late rally leads to a dramatic 5-3 Caiman win

A team doesn’t win 11 out of its last 12 games, as the Classical Academy baseball club has done, without having demonstrated multiple ways of doing so. And so on an overcast and slightly breezy Friday afternoon on the ball field at Del Dios Middle School, the latest pathway to another Caiman victory proved to be the comeback route. This […]