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Second period outburst earns Phoenix a sweep over the Sabers

It’s too bad that the local San Diego Sabers couldn’t have just thrown out Sunday afternoon’s second period against the visiting Phoenix Knights. Their first and third periods had been more than sufficient, with the Sabers definitely holding their own, matching the goal output of the opposition and proving to be quite competitive. But oh my, that second stanza was […]

Chargers’ season one of mediocrity and lack of achievement

One has a feeling that in the coming days and weeks, the Los Angeles Chargers’ organization and its sycophants will attempt to create the narrative that the Bolts first season back in Smogsville was in some ways a success. Well, if you buy that, consider yourself to be among the lemmings of Dean Spanos because nothing could be further from […]

Charter trio proves the difference in a 61-56 win over Jags

Often it’s said that three can be a crowd as well as a negative. But not when it came to Escondido Charter basketball last Friday night. In fact, that proved to be just the right number/formula as guards Anthony Cisinsky, Josiah Champagne and forward Timothy Perez pooled their efforts for 59 combined points, scored EC’s final 11 points of the […]

Meet your Sabers – Brad Larson

  Writer’s Note – This is the first in what the T-A hopes will be periodic profiles of members of the San Diego Sabers, a Tier II Junior hockey team based in Escondido that plays in the Western States Hockey League. Don’t be fooled when you first meet and interact with youngster Brad Larson. At 5-foot-8 and a tight 155 […]

Athlete’s death evokes memory of another sad tragedy

Hearing the distressing news of the passing of 17-year-old William Burton left me dismayed. I didn’t know William personally but I knew of him. Among other things, I cover the Valley Center football beat and as a result, I had the chance to watch Burton in action on two occasions this past season. In a regular-season game, the Jaguars got […]

Four locals selected for UT’s Players To Watch list

Being named to the Union Tribune’s Players To Watch list is not only a great compliment but it’s also a defining statement about a basketball player’s skills and accomplishments. If players are good enough for the UT to take notice, there’s no doubt that said player knows how to hoop and do it at a very high level. Four Escondido-based […]

No panic Cougars rally impressively for 66-60 win over Serra

When the visiting Serra Conquistadors raced out to a 17-2 lead midway through first period of last Friday night’s game against Escondido High (4-1), the Cougar fans in attendance became more than a bit uneasy. There was considerable squirming in the bleachers, a few plaintive pleas to get things going and an overall sense that this probably wasn’t going to […]

Of Rocky, State, Tiger, Ohtani, Hoops and a bit more

As always, there never seems to be a dull moment or a dearth of issues to discuss when it comes to the world of sports. So with space and time at a premium, let’s have at it. Rocky and Chip Lucky for San Diego State that its accomplished coach Rocky Long isn’t ten years younger because if he were, the […]

G. Eagles prove themselves winners despite semifinal loss to SFC

Playing on the colorful turf field at Torrey Pines High, the record will forever show that on Friday night, November 24, 2017, San Pasqual lost a tight 14-12 Division III semifinal game to Santa Fe Christian. Thanks to the narrow win, SFC (8-4) moves onto the championship round where it will meet top-seeded and undefeated El Centro Southwest (12-0) this […]

Rosas and Cannon shine in local MMA event


Participating in the November 12 California Cage Wars promotion held within an intimate pavilion on tribal land in Valley Center, Escondido-based MMA fighters Victor Rosas and James “The Loose” Cannon were looking to make defining statements about the direction of their respective careers. In the aftermath of the impressive results that each fighter produced, it can be categorically stated that […]


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