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Brooks, Ramos spark Esco’s playoff win over Classical


Do the following three things in postseason prep football and a victory is all but assured: get off to a fast start, win the turnover battle and have your marquee athletes rise to the occasion by making big plays. Friday night at Wilson Stadium, the host Escondido Cougars adhered to that formula with exacting precision and as a result, coach […]

Sabers’ coach Vychodil not shying away from high expectations


When you first meet San Diego Sabers coach David Vychodil, what strikes you most is the man’s physicality.  To begin with, his handshake is extremely forceful, almost vicelike. And yeah, the dude is cut. He seems almost to be bursting out of his shirt. A former 16-year hockey professional who played more than 700 games across Europe, Russia and the […]

SP’s Denton bests a game Stehly to win VL singles title


In a match that was worthy of the occasion, Golden Eagle lefthander Acacia Denton outworked Valley Center’s Isabel Stehly in the singles final of the Valley League Individual Girls’ Tennis Tournament held last Thursday afternoon on the courts at San Pasqual High. Denton’s winning margin of 6-4, 6-2 was reflective of her composed style, genuine athleticism and an ability to […]

Golden Eagles pull out dramatic win over VC


In another remarkable demonstration of their propensity for making big plays when they’re needed most, the San Pasqual Golden Eagles rallied twice from behind in the fourth quarter to secure a 35-32 win last Friday night over gutsy Valley Center in a game that had huge implications as it relates to the Valley League. In a rousing final 12 minutes […]

Orange Glen comes alive in needed win over Classical


It may not have been an absolute must-win scenario for the Orange Glen football team but if it wasn’t, it was damn close! In real need of a victory after having lost three out their last four games and coming off a lopsided 73-32 defeat to powerhouse Bishop’s the week before, the Patriots were fully aware that a turnaround was […]

Field hockey suffers tough loss to VC


Despite playing a solid game on multiple fronts, the San Pasqual field hockey team wasn’t able to crack the scoreboard and as a result, the Golden Eagles were saddled with difficult 1-0 loss to host Valley Center last Friday afternoon. For much of second half, SP controlled the play and forced the action but the visitors couldn’t counteract the game’s […]

White Tigers continue their resurgence


In yet another example that they have awakened from a deep football slumber that lasted the previous two seasons, the Escondido Charter White Tigers added yet another victory to their 2019 resume with a 24-0 shutout win over visiting Army-Navy last Saturday night. With their latest triumph, the White Tigers evened their overall record at 3-3 but perhaps even more […]

Sizzling Dragons are prep football’s feel-good story


A strong case can be made that Escondido’s San Pasqual Academy might have the most unique and interesting football team in the entirety of San Diego County.  The distinctions that separate the Dragons from the norm are both plentiful and conspicuous. To begin with, SPA fields a reduced roster of just 12 participants. In addition, instead of playing conventional 11-Man […]

Golden Eagles bear down to win rivalry game over OG


In a riveting game that featured four lead changes and was certainly one of the most entertaining in pursuit of the Battle of the Bear trophy, San Pasqual High parlayed a ground-oriented drive into a clutch fourth-quarter touchdown that enabled the visitors to outlast host Orange Glen 28-22. This marked the sixth consecutive victory for SP over their nearby neighbors […]

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 […]


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