About Jim Evans

Discovering Pete Coscarart

By Jim Evans | June 21, 2019

Yes, because I have covered the Escondido High baseball team on their home diamond, I had become aware of him. How could it have been otherwise when his name is emblazoned on the scoreboard beyond the center field fence, announcing to all those in attendance that it is on Pete Coscarart Field that the Cougars do their thing? But despite […]

Notable bike event coming to Esco, Valley Center

By Jim Evans | June 13, 2019

If you happen to be out and about this coming June 15, don’t be surprised if you catch the sight of a host of cyclists whizzing by because the 8th Annual Giro di San Diego Gran Fondo is coming to both Escondido and Valley Center. This prestigious and charity-focused event will have a new base in Kit Carson Park this […]

Gridders Patterson and Sinohui made 2018 a year to remember

By Jim Evans | June 13, 2019

For the football fans of Orange Glen and Valley Center high schools, what made the season of 2018 particularly special was having the chance to watch the spectacular play of two young men who were the undisputed offensive engines of their respective teams. Not only did they put up humongous numbers, amaze in the manner in what they constantly delivered […]

Back-to-back titles barely elude San Pasqual

By Jim Evans | June 06, 2019

On May 24, the San Pasqual baseball team experienced the narrowest of near-misses. Entering the top half of the seventh inning and holding onto a 5-4 lead in the Division III San Diego Section title game versus Valhalla, the Golden Eagles were just a scoreless frame away from capturing another CIF title to go along with last year’s Division IV […]

Steward culminates great season with notable effort at State

By Jim Evans | June 06, 2019

Though he has proven himself to be an explosive football player, Orange Glen’s Moray Steward has made even more of a name for himself when it comes to his exploits on the track. Simply stated, there are very few prep dash men who can book like Steward. Not only can he run like the wind but you can almost hear […]

Sage Creek’s big inning takes down Classical

By Jim Evans | May 30, 2019

One minute Classical Academy was right there, within close striking distance of a CIF title and a chance to make school history. But by the time Sage Creek had finished with a monumental and stunning sixth-inning eruption, the rout was on and the Caimans’ dream of culminating their magnificent season with a championship had all but dissipated like a puff […]

Calvin’s Salzman is the merchant of fast

By Jim Evans | May 23, 2019

For just about as long as he can remember, speed has been a constant companion and ally of Calvin Christian’s gifted runner Wesley Salzman. At first he put it to good use as a youngster while cleaning up at playground races. And in the intervening years since then, speed has taken on an even more pronounced role in his athletic […]

San Pasqual’s NTV is hitting his stride

By Jim Evans | May 16, 2019

Noah Tellez-Velazquez’s first inkling that he had an aptitude for running came when he was in elementary school. He casually discovered that he could run faster, go longer and generally outclass his older brother and cousins when it came to simply scampering around. Noah’s interest in running then manifested itself in a more organized setting when he elected to run […]

SP soars, Esco has its moments at the Valley League (track) Finals

By Jim Evans | May 09, 2019

As far as the San Pasqual Golden Eagles were concerned, it was a most productive afternoon/evening last Friday at the Valley League Finals held up on “The Hill” at Valley Center High School.  The G. Eagles had a number of strong performances across the board that involved both their men’s and women’s squads.  In regards to nearby neighbor Escondido High, […]

Caimans continue to mow down the opposition

By Jim Evans | May 03, 2019

Classical Academy’s 2019 baseball season just keeps getting more remarkable with each passing day. What’s more, the Caimans show absolutely no signs of slowing down or letting up. Right now, they are munching on the opposition with the same kind of efficiency as their namesakes do with their prey.      Winners of eleven straight games, the owners of a […]