Menlo College brings in another strong Esco star

From 2016 through 2020, Menlo College Softball had a dominant pair on their roster that made impacts in nearly every game of their careers.  Victoria Cervantes and Lauren Harrison were arguably two of the most recognized faces in Menlo Softball for their terrific contributions both on and off the field.  These two signed with Coach Christen Hardee Thompson out of […]

Cougar hoopsters look to step it up

  Up to now it hasn’t been the best of times for the Escondido High boys’ basketball squad. Due to a myriad of circumstances that conspired against them, this unprecedented 2021 spring season has proven to be a substantial challenge. Currently, Esco owns a 3 and 8 record and the question is can the Cougars turn things around and make […]

A prep football season like no other

It was short, a bit surreal and certainly unprecedented.  Because of the unusual circumstances foisted upon it by the coronavirus, the 2021 football season (that is the one that took place in March and April) will long be remembered for its quirky nature, timing and somewhat different vibe. But the most important fact remains that most teams were able to […]

Bumpy start but Golden Eagles have taken off since

No, it certainly wasn’t the way that San Pasqual High wanted to kick off this abbreviated and unprecedented prep football season. Pitted against the dangerous and potent Ramona Bulldogs in their opener, the Golden Eagles were left grounded and perhaps a bit stunned in the wake of a convincing 40-0 road defeat at the hands of their Valley League rivals.  […]

White Tigers eyeing the big picture

  As far as the results on the scoreboard are concerned, Escondido Charter was hoping for something more positive than the two losses it has suffered thus far at the hands of Army-Navy (14-7) and a talented La Jolla Country Day squad that was coming off a strong 9-4 campaign in 2019. But though those setbacks weren’t desired outcomes, the […]

Jags grind one out over gritty Escondido

Going into last Friday night’s Valley League contest against host Escondido High, Valley Center’s head coach Rob Gilster figured his team was going to be in for a scuffle. His gut instinct told him the matchup between the two nearby rivals might go down to the wire and that the outcome could hinge on timely execution late in the fourth […]

White Tigers back on the sporting trail

For nearly a year, Escondido Charter High School, like the rest of its prep brethren throughout California was forced to halt its athletic pursuits thanks to the impact of the coronavirus. In March of 2020 as elsewhere, sports came to an immediate, all-encompassing and depressing stop on the campus off East Valley Parkway. But now the White Tigers are back […]

Sports begin to stir at Orange Glen

At Orange Glen High,  like other prep schools throughout Escondido, a limited number of sports have slowly emerged from the oppressive grip of COVID-19. As this is being written, cross country, golf (boys and girls) track and field and tennis (both genders) have initiated practice sessions with actual matches and competitions versus other schools expected to start in early to […]

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