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SP soccer looks to add to its lustrous soccer legacy

By Jim Evans | February 14, 2019

You only have to watch the San Pasqual High soccer team in practice to realize they’re something special. There is the nifty footwork, the crisp and precise passing, the determined commitment and the notable communication among the players. There is also an air about them. They exude a perceptible confidence. It is a confidence born of achievement and a realization […]

Esco’s fourth quarter blitz sinks Ramona 72-62

By Jim Evans | February 08, 2019

Escondido High’s game last Friday night versus Ramona was fraught with heavy-duty ramifications. Not only were the Cougars (16-10) attempting to extend a lengthy winning streak but more importantly, head coach Paul Baldwin’s crew was trying to all but lock up a second consecutive Valley League crown.  Though the accomplished Baldwin was a bit annoyed over a careless Coug turnover […]

Sabers show grit against rampaging Mustangs

By Jim Evans | January 31, 2019

Last weekend they descended upon Escondido from their 4,301-foot fortress in northern Utah. They arrived as ravenous and insatiable beasts, untamed, running wild and virtually unchecked. They answer to the name of the Ogden Mustangs, undisputed titans and the exalted royalty of the 23-team, five-division Western States Hockey League. They are scary good and at times make juggernauts like the […]

SP staves off Jags in riveting VL rematch

By Jim Evans | January 27, 2019

In a bang-up Valley League contest that featured five dramatic lead changes down the stretch, host San Pasqual converted two late drives to the hoop that enabled it to eke out a compelling 64-61 victory over Valley Center last Friday night. With a raucous crowd responding with resounding roars to every shift in momentum taking place during a thoroughly entertaining […]

Esco’s fast start, strong finish too much for Jaguars

By Jim Evans | January 18, 2019

In a fascinating game that featured three rather remarkable scoring runs – two of which were fashioned by the visiting team – the Escondido High Cougars went on to secure a pivotal 77-54 victory over rival and host Valley Center last Friday night. Very few contests are capable of offering up such dramatic and extended switches in momentum as was […]

Sabers continue their impressive surge

By Jim Evans | January 10, 2019

For better than a month, the locally based San Diego Sabers hockey team has been nothing if not fire on ice. And a result, they’ve become one of the most pleasant and surprising stories in all of the 23-team, five-division Western States Hockey League. Not since November 25 has the club of head coach Chris Slater tasted defeat and during […]

Pats’ magnificent season falls just short of state title

By Jim Evans | December 21, 2018

In a season in which the Orange Glen football team rose to unexpected heights, stunned the prognosticators and proved to be the most surprising squad in all of San Diego County, the Patriots did everything but scale the mountaintop. But damn, if they didn’t give it one hell of a shot! In a hard fought 6-A State Championship game held […]

Pats’ 22-14 win over Locke sends them to state title game

By Jim Evans | December 06, 2018

For the remarkable Orange Glen High football team that has wildly exceeded expectations, it’s onto a destination that very few outside the program could have ever envisioned – namely the Division 6-A State Championship.  The Patriots’ (10-3) amazing run through the playoffs has left more than a few prep insiders/aficionados asking themselves, “Who are these guys and who would have […]