SPHS grad contributes to potent Menlo College softball offense

Senior outfielder Lauren Harrison has been one of the lifelines on Menlo College Softball’s extremely potent offense over the past four seasons.  Harrison’s ability to hit for contact, hit for power, as well as her speed on the base paths has made her one of the most feared offensive threats in the Golden State Athletic Conference.  The Escondido native was […]

Escondido native made presence felt on Menlo’s softball team

Menlo College Softball’s Victoria Cervantes has been the face of the Oaks pitching staff for the past four years.  The Escondido native came to Menlo in 2016 and immediately had her presence felt. As just a freshman, Cervantes dazzled, leading the Oaks pitching staff in wins, innings pitched, and strikeouts and helping Menlo to their best season in program history, […]

Dance team captures two first place awards

The Ignite Dance advanced team captured two first place awards at the recent USA Regional dance competition. This was Ignite’s first ever competition. The team now moves up to the USA All Star Championships in Anaheim in March. Ignite’s advanced team includes nine students from Rose Elementary and Mission Middle. These driven dancers credit their achievements to their extraordinary dance […]

Esco girls’ soccer made its own mark

When it came to performance on the soccer pitch, there can be no argument that Escondido High got monumental efforts from both genders during the 2019-20 campaign.  As has been chronicled here and elsewhere, the boys experienced a tremendous season, winning 18 games en route to reaching the CIF Division III finals before suffering a heart-wrenching 2-1 loss to Patrick […]

Darn it Escondido, it’s time to wake up to the Sabers

Before we get down to the nitty gritty, let’s get something straight. On balance and for the most part, I consider Escondido to be a solid sports city that shows plenty of love and support to its prep teams and youth leagues. I have no qualms with that side of the ledger. I have seen up close and personal on […]

Cougars come up just shy in championship final

Last Saturday afternoon on the pitch at Mission Bay High School, the Escondido High boys’ soccer team experienced the keen disappointment of a heartbreaking loss and the epitome of a near-miss. Having forced overtime in the San Diego Section Division III championship game versus a stout Patrick Henry club, the Cougars saw their dreams of title glory dashed when nearly […]

Caimans win battle of Escondido to capture CIF crown

It was more than fitting that last Thursday night’s San Diego Section Division V Boys’ Championship game at Carlsbad High between intracity rivals Classical Academy and Calvin Christian came right down to the wire. After all, these were two teams that had shared an Ocean League title with 7-1 records after having split a pair of meetings during the course […]

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