Sports

Plenty of doings on the local prep sports scene


With so much activity and action taking place with local athletes and teams, this seems a fitting time to catch up on  the latest happenings.  Hoops Roundup – A hefty six Escondido-based teams qualified for the CIF San Diego Section Basketball playoffs. Of those, Orange Glen and Calvin Christian seem the most advantageously positioned to make the deepest runs. Given […]

Local preps excelling in impressive fashion


There have been both individual and team achievements taking place on the Escondido prep sports scene that simply must be acknowledged because of their substantial significance. It seems as if almost everywhere you look, there’s a marvelous story to be told. Let’s take a look at some of these noteworthy athletic efforts. Pulsating Pats – The Orange Glen basketball team […]

Escondido swimmer Baldwin moves front and center


When you think about athletics at Escondido High School, swimming is not one of the sports that immediately comes to mind. However, that may be about to change. Thanks to the emergence of an ascending sophomore named Riley Baldwin, Esco is now drawing notice in regards to aquatics. On April 24 at the San Diego CIF Division I Swim Championships […]

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 […]


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