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

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 […]

Next trout planning will be Jan. 16

Park hours: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. (open seven days a week) Dock closes: 4:30 p.m. Last Plant:  3,000 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Thursday January 3. Next Plant:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Wednesday January 16. Water temperature: At surface 48.74 f., 7.78 D.O. @ 15’ 49.64 f., 7.33 D.O. Water level:  Low level, private water craft are currently banned. […]

Sabers continue their impressive surge

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

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 […]

Sabers show signs of emergence with weekend sweep

A telltale sign that a team is improving, starting an ascent and becoming more assertive occurs when it regularly gets the best of opponents it should beat. By all appearances, the Escondido-based San Diego Sabers appear to be reaching that state. By completing a three-game sweep over Valencia and Ontario – the two clubs bringing up the rear in the […]

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

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 […]

Stingy defense, Patterson TDs put Orange Glen in the final

Leading up the San Diego Section Division V semifinal confrontation between the Orange Glen Patriots and the Holtville Vikings, tensions were running high. OG was anticipating a tough match and that’s exactly what they got from the visitors to the east.  As opposed to the fast-paced, high-scoring style of play exhibited the previous week by the Patriots in their win […]

Tsunami Rec Soccer finishes season undefeated

The Tsunami rec Soccer girls under 16 team just finished its season undefeated, 12-0. All but two of those games were away contests. The remainder were in Del Mar, Oceanside, Encinitas and Scripps Ranch.  The is the second season the team has been undefeated in the Presidio Soccer League. The team of 15 girls from Escondido, Valley Center and San […]

Pats ride Patterson to convincing 48-7 playoff win

Coming into last Friday night’s Division V quarterfinal postseason contest between Maranatha Christian and No. 1 seed Orange Glen, one central question loomed. Simply stated, could the Eagles come up with a game plan to at least contain if not stop the Patriots’ Cael Patterson, one of San Diego County’s most prolific and dynamite running backs? In a nutshell, the […]

Sabers start season in promising fashion

From all appearances, a new day as well as a new destiny is dawning for the locally based San Diego Sabers, a Junior A hockey squad that competes in the testing Western States Hockey League. Saddled with an extremely young and inexperienced team last season, the Sabers labored to win games, securing only five victories in 51 outings. For San […]

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