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Helms family shines in sports
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Helms family shines in sports

Multiple generations have kept the ball rolling Photos courtesy of the Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansThe Helms family. ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed The athleticism of members of the Helms family spans several generations. Benny Helms Sr. was a very talented football and baseball player. As a standout running back at San Jacinto High School before graduating in 1948, Benny Sr. and his brother Vince Valdez – who was also a running back – received many awards. They were both instrumental in taking the San Jacinto Tigers to C.I.F. championships several times. Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians tribal member Benny Sr.’s interest in baseball led him to coaching Little League

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