A new era dawning for White Tiger football

Having highly-respected good guy Jon Goodman come over from Classical Academy to become the new head football coach at Escondido Charter was a huge get for the White Tigers.  Not only had Goodman guided the Caimans to three trips to the CIF semifinals but he had done so while fostering an environment where the overall development of the individual player […]

Local football rundown

With the football season well underway, let’s check out how the local teams fared last Friday as well as those that enjoyed an off-week. Calvin Christian – The Crusaders’ record fell to 0-3 when they lost a rare double forfeit game against Public Safety Academy (San Bernardino). In a nutshell, what that means is that both teams will be charged […]

Esco’s quick strikes down gritty Patriots

In a startling display of long-distance bombing that evoked fond memories of the old pass-happy AFL or some point-a-minute video game, the host Escondido Cougars unleashed an awesome aerial assault on the Orange Glen Patriots last Friday night that proved decisive during a 49-29 victory at Wilson Stadium. The impressive performance marked the 16th consecutive triumph for Cougs over their […]

So far, so good for the Golden Eagles

Entering the 2019 season, San Pasqual head football coach Tony Corley had a pretty good feeling that his squad possessed the wherewithal to be quite competitive. Yes, the Golden Eagles had lost some real contributors from the previous year due to graduation but key and instrumental players like linebacker Johnny Vega, quarterback Trevor Jungman and fullback Mark Santar were back […]

Cougars seem primed to make a move

You can hear it in Jud Bordman’s voice. You can see it in his eyes. Moreover, the positive body language that the Escondido High football coach exhibits is another telltale sign.  In a nutshell, the fourth-year Cougar head man is as upbeat and pumped as he can be about the team’s prospects for the upcoming season. And why shouldn’t he […]

What’s in store with the Pats’ encore?

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

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

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 […]

Shannon Mac Millan named an Escondido 2019 “Forever Legend”

Shannon MacMillan has been selected as one of nine 2019 Escondido Forever Legends by the Escondido History Center.  A Senior from a High School in Escondido will receive the FLAG (Future Legends Award Group) Award in her name and be presented a $1,000 honorarium. This award, presented in an October 2019 ceremony, is made possible by the sponsorship of the […]

Charter football seeks “transformative” experience

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 […]

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