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Caimans outlast Titans with signature win

By Jim Evans | April 11, 2019

Good teams had best beware!  Going into extra innings with the Classical Academy baseball team can be one dangerous proposition. Twice in two weeks, a pair of high-profile clubs have gone that route only to come up frustrated and empty. First to fall victim to Classical’s knack for getting it done in overtime was highly-regarded and 11th-ranked San Pasqual who […]

Springtime Laptop Snapshots

By Jim Evans | April 05, 2019

Now that the seasons have transitioned and spring has begun to take hold, it seems an apropos time to fire away with some more laptop snapshots. So here goes with what I think, know or believe.  But be advised to proceed at your own risk. After all, we aren’t engaging in exact science here. Though sportswriters like to think of […]

Sabers’ season ends with playoff loss to Fresno

By Jim Evans | March 28, 2019

The San Diego Sabers were hoping to shock the experts in their Western Division Semifinal series with the host Fresno Monsters. The simple truth was that very few prognosticators were giving the Sabers much of a chance to spring what would have amounted to a monumental upset.  And despite SD’s best efforts to prove the aficionados wrong, form indeed held […]

Golden Eagles continue to soar with their inspired diamond play

By Jim Evans | March 22, 2019

Last season, the San Pasqual High baseball team won 22 games, finished with a flourish and captured a CIF San Diego Section Division IV title under first-year coach Jake Blalock. Well don’t look now but the Golden Eagles have picked up right where they left off, flying high and giving every indication they are perfectly capable of hunting down some […]

In defeat EHS basketball coach Baldwin shows his class

By Jim Evans | March 07, 2019

In my three years of covering the Escondido prep scene for the Times-Advocate, I’ve had the chance to meet and interact with plenty of coaches engaged in a wide array of sports. And I can honestly say I’ve never had a negative or uncomfortable experience with any of them.   The vibe has always been one of mutual respect, accommodation […]

SP basketball, Classical soccer capture CIF titles

By Jim Evans | February 28, 2019

Without a doubt, it proved to be a one of the most eventful and impactful 24 hours in the annals of Escondido prep sports. First the San Pasqual boys basketball team, ignited by a late surge that broke a deadlock, went on to secure a 49-42 victory over Clairemont in the San Diego Section Division V final contested last Thursday […]

Calvin Christian soared despite obstacles

By Jim Evans | February 28, 2019

By any measure, the Calvin Christian girls basketball team enjoyed a tremendous season.  To begin with, the Crusaders won 17 of 21 games. Their home record was a near perfect 10-1. Coming out of the chute, CC won its first eight games. That was later followed by a pair of four-game winning streaks. Moreover, the Crusaders would eventually finish a […]

Esco’s impressive win streak and season end with playoff loss

By Jim Evans | February 22, 2019

Both before and during last Friday night’s Division II CIF quarterfinal playoff game between Bonita Vista and host Escondido High, the Cougars were confronted with a number of challenges. The question was could they ultimately overcome them? To begin with, Esco was forced to take the court without their gifted point guard Julian Hutchinson. A third-quarter knee injury suffered during […]

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 […]