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Esco kicks off VL play with three-game sweep of Jaguars

Photos by Lenny Kerbs

Two timely and clutch double plays down the stretch loomed ever so large as the Escondido Cougars held on for a 6-4 win over host Valley Center High last Friday afternoon.  Not only did that victory improve Esco’s overall record to 9-7 but it completed a sweep of a three-game series with the Jags. As a result, the Cougs currently […]

Cougars nipped 1-0 in notable pitching duel

Escondido ace right-handed pitcher Juan Cervantes couldn’t have done much more, unless he had been darn near perfect during Monday afternoon’s game versus visiting Sage Creek. By the time the last out had been recorded, the junior Cervantes had hurled a complete game, yielded just an unearned run and four hits while striking out six and retiring 11 of the […]

Even at 82, playing hockey remains in his blood

The legendary and iconic hockey star Gordie Howe was revered for many things. Among them was his incredible achievement of being able to play competitively in the National Hockey League at the unheard of age of 52. To say the least, that was a remarkable testament to his skill, staying power and longevity. In short, Howe was a marvel who […]

Calvin Christian to host 9th annual Small Schools Invitational Track & Field meet Saturday

This Saturday, April 7, Calvin Christian High School in Escondido will host, for the ninth year in a row, the Calvin Christian Small Schools Invitational track and field meet. The meet will be held at Escondido High School and is free to spectators. This meet has developed into one of the largest track and field meets designed specifically for small […]

Charter’s epic first inning buries Calvin Christian

Generally, if you miss the first inning of most any baseball game, you probably haven’t missed out on all that much – at least not to the point where the game’s outcome has been resoundingly decided. But that certainly wasn’t the case last Friday afternoon as the Calvin Christian Crusaders took on host Escondido Charter. Rather stunningly, the White Tigers […]

Esco doubles its pleasure in 10-8 match win over VC

When the prep tennis teams of Escondido and Valley Center met on the courts at Adams Park last Thursday afternoon, each was hoping for a new beginning of sorts. Since the non-league portion of their schedules hadn’t been particularly kind, both the Cougars (1-3) and Jaguars (2-5-1) were hoping to kick off Valley League play with a win that might […]

Esco’s Jones rises above season-ending injury

December 29, 2017 was to be a fateful day for both basketball standout Wes Jones and for the team of which he was such an integral part, the Escondido High Cougars. As a result of what happened on that date, things would never ever be the same – either for Jones or the Cougs because a most unfortunate accident with […]

Valencia sweeps Sabers with 3-0 shutout win

As we have come to expect, the effort from the San Diego Sabers in their penultimate home game last Sunday afternoon at the Escondido Ice-Plex against the Valencia Flyers was conspicuous and admirable. Not only did the Sabers show some real hustle but their commitment to the fore and backcheck was readily apparent. For this San Diego club, it has […]

EA’s great run ends with 67-49 loss in Division III championship

Photos By Lenny Kerbs

Oh, what a ride it was for the Escondido Adventist girls’ basketball team. The Lady Hawks had been nothing short of tremendous while fashioning a sparkling 28-1 record, winning 14 straight and carrying a No. 1 seed into their Division III title tilt versus Christian High of El Cajon. All that was missing in order for the Hawks to complete […]

Escondido Adventist girls cap banner regular season

You’d be hard pressed to find a more compelling local basketball story than the one surrounding the Escondido Adventist Academy girls’ varsity basketball team. Just how good are these high flying Hawks? Well, under the steady stewardship of youthful-looking head coach Mario Perez, Esco Adventist has been darn near perfect. The Hawks concluded the regular season with an 11-game winning […]


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