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Sabers continue their surge


Coming into a three-game weekend set against three different opponents, objective number one for the host San Diego Sabers was to keep their recent mojo going while moving up in the standings. At the bare minimum, SD needed to cop at least two victories to ensure the fact that their season continued heading in the right direction. Well, based on […]

Patriots romp, Cougars fall in playoff action


Last Friday night while the Orange Glen Patriots continued to demonstrate their postseason chops, the Cougars of Escondido weren’t able to follow suit. For these two locally based squads, it was a case of one of them advancing and keeping their title hopes alive while the other saw its building-block season come to an end. Now for the details, starting […]

Playoff loss ends stellar season for San Pasqual


Renowned English novelist Charles Dickens greatly enhanced his reputation when he wrote an exceedingly popular work of historical fiction entitled “A Tale of Two Cities.” For the San Pasqual Golden Eagles, their San Diego Section Division II quarterfinal playoff game versus visiting El Camino last Friday night turned out to be a tale of two halves. And because the second […]

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 […]


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