About Jim Evans

What’s in store with the Pats’ encore?

By Jim Evans | August 16, 2019

There’s little doubt that it will take one hell of a lot for the Orange Glen football team to duplicate its massive accomplishments of 2018.  En route to a historic season that saw the Patriots win 10 games, capture a CIF title and advance all the way to a California state championship game, OG established a breathtaking standard. In many […]

Sherlock hopes to be another Classical fit

By Jim Evans | August 11, 2019

In a way, it seems rather apropos that Tim Sherlock, Classical Academy’s new football front man, occupies an office that’s found in the school’s weight room.  And why’s that? Well, because the 33-year-old first-time head coach faces the weighty challenge of taking over for an esteemed and revered predecessor.   For five seasons, Jon Goodman led the Caimans to four […]

Anisimova seems destined for stardom

By Jim Evans | August 01, 2019

There are plenty of good reasons to spend some of your entertainment dollars on the San Diego Aviators, the local entry in the World Team Tennis circuit. Not only is the play compelling and spirited, but the atmosphere down at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, where the Aviators host their home matches, is caffeinated and lively. In many […]

Charter football seeks “transformative” experience

By Jim Evans | July 18, 2019

It has never been solely about wins and losses when it comes to football at Escondido Charter. Other loftier goals, motives and aspirations much more significant than the number of victories achieved have always been a priority of the EC gridiron program. From the program’s very inception in 2006, among its intended purposes was to create a learning environment whereby […]

Classical’s Breda excelled both on land and in the water

By Jim Evans | July 14, 2019

As a sportswriter, every so often and strictly by serendipity you might just walk into a story. In other words, one virtually falls into your lap. Consider what follows to be an example of that sort of happenstance or coincidence. As circumstances would have it, I was recently knocking about Valley Center doing some research on a sports camp that […]

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 […]