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Pats ride Patterson to convincing 48-7 playoff win

By Jim Evans | November 15, 2018

Coming into last Friday night’s Division V quarterfinal postseason contest between Maranatha Christian and No. 1 seed Orange Glen, one central question loomed. Simply stated, could the Eagles come up with a game plan to at least contain if not stop the Patriots’ Cael Patterson, one of San Diego County’s most prolific and dynamite running backs? In a nutshell, the […]

Sabers start season in promising fashion

By Jim Evans | November 08, 2018

From all appearances, a new day as well as a new destiny is dawning for the locally based San Diego Sabers, a Junior A hockey squad that competes in the testing Western States Hockey League. Saddled with an extremely young and inexperienced team last season, the Sabers labored to win games, securing only five victories in 51 outings. For San […]

Four Esco grid teams make the postseason

By Jim Evans | November 01, 2018

Hard as it might be to believe, prep football’s regular season has come to an end. In some respects, it seems as if it was just yesterday when the local high school squads where lining up for their opening games in mid-August. Indeed, things appear to have gone by in a blur. But now is the time when matters take […]

Jags continue to roll while youthful Cougars look to the future

By Jim Evans | October 26, 2018

Know this about the Valley Center High football Jaguars. If they get on a roll, better look out because they can be harder to stop than a runaway locomotive. Just ask Mt. Carmel, who they torched 57-3. Or inquire of Imperial, a team that fell 40-14 to the prolific Jags. Rancho Buena Vista will certainly testify to VC’s potency having […]

Stewart happy to take on all comers

By Jim Evans | October 18, 2018

Know this about Classical Academy’s gifted golfer Jaycie Stewart. She’s an equal opportunity competitor who has proven she can produce impressive results against either male or female opponents.  You see, the gender of her foes is immaterial to the 5-foot-4, 16-year-old Caiman standout. All that matters to the likable Jaycie is having the chance to put her admirable shotmaking on […]

Clutch second half keys Jags win over San Pasqual

By Jim Evans | October 18, 2018

Arguably it was the most important and determinative second half of the season for both the host Valley Center Jaguars and San Pasqual High. After battling to a 7-7 draw through 24 minutes of action last Friday night, the respective teams fully realized the significance of what was about to transpire over the final two quarters. For the Jags, they […]

County seeks input on drug abuse, mental health issues

By Jim Evans | October 11, 2018

If you’ve been affected or are concerned about these and other behavioral health issues, the County Health and Human Services Agency wants to hear from you. A series of nine, two-hour forums will be taking place throughout the region to gather public input about the types of services needed in the region to address these and other issues.  One of […]

Patterson sees the big picture after Pats fall to Bishop’s

By Jim Evans | October 11, 2018

One of the primary reasons Orange Glen head coach Jason Patterson resonates in such a positive way with his players is because at his core, he’s definitely an upbeat and reinforcing kind of guy. He’s sees the tremendous strides his team has made this season after a challenging 2017 campaign in which the Patriots won but a single game. Patterson […]

Escondido Football Lowdown

By Jim Evans | September 27, 2018

Let’s take a drive-by look at the local prep football scene as most of the squads head into the home half of the season. Calvin Christian – The Crusaders (2-3) dropped back-to-back games for the first time since  2014 when they were stunned by heavy underdog San Pasqual Academy 36-34 last Friday. CC’s defense, which has already yielded 176 points, […]

Pats find positives in loss to San Pasqual

By Jim Evans | September 21, 2018

(top left) OG’s star running back Cael Patterson leaves SP defenders in his wake during a productive run.  (top right) Fluid receiver DJ McNeal hauls in one of his key catches versus the Patriots. (lower left) SP quarterback Trevor Jungman takes a hard hit from Pat lineman Carlos Galan as he unloads a pass. (lower right) OG signal-caller Ethan Villalobos […]