Sports

Dance team captures two first place awards

The Ignite Dance advanced team captured two first place awards at the recent USA Regional dance competition. This was Ignite’s first ever competition. The team now moves up to the USA All Star Championships in Anaheim in March. Ignite’s advanced team includes nine students from Rose Elementary and Mission Middle. These driven dancers credit their achievements to their extraordinary dance […]

Esco girls’ soccer made its own mark


When it came to performance on the soccer pitch, there can be no argument that Escondido High got monumental efforts from both genders during the 2019-20 campaign.  As has been chronicled here and elsewhere, the boys experienced a tremendous season, winning 18 games en route to reaching the CIF Division III finals before suffering a heart-wrenching 2-1 loss to Patrick […]

Darn it Escondido, it’s time to wake up to the Sabers


Before we get down to the nitty gritty, let’s get something straight. On balance and for the most part, I consider Escondido to be a solid sports city that shows plenty of love and support to its prep teams and youth leagues. I have no qualms with that side of the ledger. I have seen up close and personal on […]

Cougars come up just shy in championship final


Last Saturday afternoon on the pitch at Mission Bay High School, the Escondido High boys’ soccer team experienced the keen disappointment of a heartbreaking loss and the epitome of a near-miss. Having forced overtime in the San Diego Section Division III championship game versus a stout Patrick Henry club, the Cougars saw their dreams of title glory dashed when nearly […]

Caimans win battle of Escondido to capture CIF crown


It was more than fitting that last Thursday night’s San Diego Section Division V Boys’ Championship game at Carlsbad High between intracity rivals Classical Academy and Calvin Christian came right down to the wire. After all, these were two teams that had shared an Ocean League title with 7-1 records after having split a pair of meetings during the course […]

Sabers gearing up for late-season push

Based on their respective circumstances, it figured that the host San Diego Sabers hockey club wouldn’t have much trouble disposig of the Valencia Flyers during a two-game series this past Saturday and Sunday. After all, the Sabers are an upper-echelon team in the Western States Hockey League while the Flyers have struggled mightily throughout the entirety of the 2019-20 campaign, […]

Clutch Caimans advance to CIF finals

When it was all there for the taking, when their very existence was on the line, the Classical Academy hoopsters didn’t flinch.  They stood tall and delivered and as a result, coach Chris Williams and crew are but one step away from capturing a San Diego Section CIF championship. In a Tuesday night game that wasn’t always an artistic success […]

Prowling Cougars primed for playoff run


  To say that the Escondido High boys’ soccer team has plenty going for it wouldn’t even begin to tell the story. Among the many assets of the rampaging 16-3-5 Cougars are the following: they’re fast, they’re smart, they possess tangible chemistry, they’re hungry, they believe and finally, they possess a scoring machine who is arguably the best player in […]

Local basketball teams poised for prep postseason


With the regular season winding down this week and the always compelling playoffs just around the corner, it is a propitious time to take a look at the five Escondido-based high school teams that seem to have the best shot at making a run during the upcoming postseason.  Escondido – No local team will enter the playoffs with more momentum […]

Sizzling Sabers continue to make noise


  It is now official. There can no longer be any doubt. The hottest team in Escondido and the best ticket in town is one and the same – namely the San Diego Sabers. Playing at a remarkably high level and capitalizing on a surging momentum that is now reaching franchise record proportions, the Sabers won a seventh consecutive game […]


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