Sports

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 […]

Jason Patterson ready for football season at Orange Glen


In 2014, his first year at the helm as the head football coach of Orange Glen High, Jason Patterson led the Patriots to a solid 6-5 season and a CIF playoff berth. Over the next three years the results weren’t quite as satisfying with the Pats finishing with 4-7, 4-7 and 1-9 losing records. But in 2018 something mighty special […]

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


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 […]

SP’s softball team was damn good too


If you didn’t know better, you’d swear there must be something in the water down at San Pasqual High. At least as it relates to the teams that play on a diamond. After all, over the last two seasons, the boys’ baseball club has won a San Diego Section Division V championship as well as advancing to a title game […]

Discovering Pete Coscarart


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 […]

Gridders Patterson and Sinohui made 2018 a year to remember


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


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


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 […]

Sage Creek’s big inning takes down Classical


One minute Classical Academy was right there, within close striking distance of a CIF title and a chance to make school history. But by the time Sage Creek had finished with a monumental and stunning sixth-inning eruption, the rout was on and the Caimans’ dream of culminating their magnificent season with a championship had all but dissipated like a puff […]

Calvin’s Salzman is the merchant of fast


For just about as long as he can remember, speed has been a constant companion and ally of Calvin Christian’s gifted runner Wesley Salzman. At first he put it to good use as a youngster while cleaning up at playground races. And in the intervening years since then, speed has taken on an even more pronounced role in his athletic […]


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