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 […]

SP maintains its grip on the Bear trophy with dominant win

When it comes to claiming ownership of the Battle of the Bear trophy that is awarded to the winner of the almost annual contest between San Pasqual and Orange Glen Highs, the Golden Eagles have clearly demonstrated their dominance for nearly two decades. And after a rather staggering 60-0 victory over the host Patriots last Friday night, San Pasqual continued […]

Impressive Ramona rolls to 41-7 victory over San Pasqual

Going into their Friday night clash with visiting Ramona (3-0), the San Pasqual Golden Eagles (1-2) were fully aware that they would be in for a mighty stern test. The Bulldogs, who welcomed back an astonishing number of 19 starters, had already crushed Mater Dei Catholic by 34 points before taking out perennial mainstay Point Loma (21-14). Moreover, adding to […]

Vincent Memorial a juggernaut in win over White Tigers

Sometimes in the game of football, it must be honestly acknowledged that a superior and highly efficient team had your number and clearly got the better of you. Well, that was the reality that confronted the Escondido Charter White Tigers in the aftermath of their 48-0 loss to Vincent Memorial last Saturday night in a game that was held on […]

Rodriguez takes center stage in Esco’s opening-night act

Oh sure, he had plenty of help. Especially from a highly efficient offensive line and a defense that thoroughly stifled its opponent. But make no mistake, Escondido High running back Kevin Rodriguez was the centerpiece of the Cougars’ convincing 27-0 win over an overmatched Mission Bay squad in the season opener for both teams last Friday night at Wilson Stadium. […]

Young Patriots look to bounce back from a tough start

It certainly wasn’t the way the Orange Glen football team wanted to kick off its new season. After hanging tough for 24 minutes and trailing just 7-0 at halftime, the Patriots were done in by a 20-point third-quarter blitz by visiting Clairemont and in the end, OG was vanquished by a 34-0 count. It will now be the job of […]

Escondido-based grid teams ready to kickoff

Seven high schools that call Escondido home are in the midst of their final preparations prior to the beginning of the 2017 football season. In alphabetical order, let’s take a brief look at each of them. Calvin Christian The Crusaders of Coach Randy Kreglow had an outstanding year in 2016, recording a 9-1 record with the only blemish being a […]

Kids beat the cops in annual PAL tournament

On Saturday, August 5, , the police and Police Athletic League (PAL) coaches could not get the Galindo Shield back in the annual PAL tournament. The day belonged to the PAL kids. It helped that they allowed the 6’11” soon to be European Pro basketball player Ryan Smith play for the kids again. Smith was 6’8” when he played with […]

There was none finer than ND’s Ara Parseghian

Early in the morning on August 2, 94-year-old collegiate coaching icon Ara Parseghian passed away at his home in Granger, Indiana after a recent illness. To say that his death has left a void of enormous proportions doesn’t even begin to paint the picture. To begin with, the University of Notre Dame has lost one its most revered and beloved […]

Escondido’s Rosas expects to be a force in MMA

In all likelihood, most folks in Escondido have probably never heard of Victor Rosas. But very soon that may all change. For on September 2 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California, the 28-year-old mixed martial arts fighter will be part of a high-profile event entitled King of the Cage. Scheduled to face Michael Reyes in a flyweight […]