Lady Eagles slay the Warriors

<strong>Lady Eagles slay the Warriors</strong>
Mt. San Jacinto’s Women’s Basketball Team took the CCCAA Regional title from El Camino College, 81-67 Photos by Corey EvanCarla Johnson (right), defends against El Camino’s Jenna Krynen (left). ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Mom often told us to never play ball in the house, but the Mt. San Jacinto College gymnasium is no ordinary house. Also, it’s been raining. What better house for the Lady Eagles basketball team to host the El Camino Lady Warriors for the CCCAA Regional Finals? Britney Thomas took the first 2 points for the Eagles, and MSJC got off to a flying start. The Eagles scored 9 points before the Warriors took any stabs (more…)

Running in the Rain

<strong>Running in the Rain</strong>
The 16th Annual Habitat for Humanity DVL Run braved the rain to help give local needy a home Photos by Corey Evan/The Valley ChronicleThe Hemet High School chapter of Habitat for Humanity, sporting teal instead of their usual red. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter A rainy day might not seem like the perfect day to go for a run, but if it’s in the name of charity, any weather will do. The 16th Annual Habitat for Humanity Walk/Run at Diamond Valley Lake saw runners experiencing a rather soggy Saturday morning. While this year saw one of its lower turnouts (three guesses as to why!), the 173 individuals who showed up (more…)

Bulldogs and Pumas play ball

<strong>Bulldogs and Pumas play ball</strong>
Hemet High School hosts Chaparral for Saturday baseball doubleheader, each team taking a win Photo by Corey EvanHemet and Chaparral play ball on Saturday, each winning a game in their doubleheader. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Baseball season is here in the San Jacinto Valley, and while the big leagues are still warming up for their season, Hemet High School’s boys are already at work. In addition to practicing hard, the Bulldogs did a great job grooming Norm West Field for their first two weekend games of the 2018 season. Temecula Chaparral High School baseball team, the Pumas, came to visit on Saturday, Feb. 24, and both teams would benefit (more…)

Lady Eagles pierce the Lancers

<strong>Lady Eagles pierce the Lancers</strong>
MSJC defeated Pasadena City College in the CCCAA SoCal Regional Round 2 Game on Saturday, 81- 46 Photo by Corey EvanMadeline Morrow shoots for the finals, helping MSJC beat Pasadena on Saturday. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Just making it to the playoffs can be a monumental task for some sports teams. For teams that do, there is often one team they all have their eyes on. In this case, a lot of women’s basketball teams in Southern California have their eyes on the Lady Eagles of Mt. San Jacinto College. Going into this second round game of the CCCAA SoCal Regionals as the number three seed and with a (more…)

Lady Bulldogs slay the Knights

<strong>Lady Bulldogs slay the Knights</strong>
Hemet High beat Shadow Hills in round one of CIF Girls Basketball Playoffs, 63 – 44 Photo by Corey Evan / The Valley ChronicleThe Bulldogs take advantage of a timeout against Shadow Hills in last Thursday’s CIF playoff game. ■ Corey Evan / Reporter In high school sports, the objective isn’t to win, but rather to participate and have a good time. For those teams who become league champs however, it is their favorite time. Hemet High School’s basketball girls, having gone 10-1 in the Mountain Pass League this season, earned the chance to face off against the Shadow Hills Knights at home last Thursday evening. Would the bright red dogs (more…)

Huskies outrun the Cougars

<strong>Huskies outrun the Cougars</strong>
North Mountain Middle School boys soccer team bested Acacia; winning Valley League championship for second year running, 3-1 Photo by Corey Evan / The Valley ChronicleThe Huskies are number one for the second year in a row! ■ Corey Evan / Reporter Junior high school sports may not attract the kinds of crowds their high school counterparts bring in each year, but a win at any level feels just as good. Already a winning team last year, North Mountain Middle School boys soccer team proved themselves a winning team again this year, losing only once in the season to Rancho Viejo. After school on Thursday, Feb. 15, the North Mountain Huskies (more…)

Mounties capture the Eagles

<strong>Mounties capture the Eagles</strong>
Mt. SJ College baseball team beaten at home by Mt. SAC, 14-8 Photo by Corey Evan/The Valley ChronicleEagle Jacob Boney at bat against Mt. SAC on Saturday. The Mounties captured the Eagles, 14-8. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Rebuilding a baseball field is the easiest part of managing a team at home. But changing the look of your own field, won’t change the opposition who play your team. The Mt. San Jacinto College baseball club has been learning this all season, and the learning experience continued with a visit from the Mt. San Antonio College Mounties, Saturday, Feb. 10. The Eagles got off to an early lead, picking up 5 (more…)

Mustang boys felled by the Titans

<strong>Mustang boys felled  by the Titans</strong>
WVHS Senior night game vs. Tahquitz, 95-51 Photo by Corey Evan / The Valley ChronicleMustang Senior Victor Brizuela defends against Titan Senior Dwight Garnett. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter When you’re a senior in high school, your last impression is just as important as your first impression. That was the scenario for the basketball boys of West Valley High School on Thursday, Feb. 8 as they welcomed the Tahquitz Titans to their “senior night” game. This year, the Mustangs graduate these four seniors: Victor Brizuela, Jason Cayton (jersey number 55), AJ Fisher and Team Captain Ben Navarro. With friends and family cheering them on, the boys got going for what (more…)

Lady Mustangs edged out by Titans

<strong>Lady Mustangs edged out by Titans</strong>
West Valley’s girls basketball team lost to Tahquitz on Senior Night, 54-44 Photo by Corey Evan / The Valley ChronicleMustang Senior Quinay Ross defends the ball against the Titans on Senior Night. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Even when the going has gotten tough, the tough still need to get going. At West Valley High School’s senior night on Thursday, Feb. 8, it didn’t matter that the Mustangs were having a tough season; what mattered was celebrating those who would saddle up for the future. Nine of the Mustangs will graduate this summer, and for them, this was their night. This year’s graduating seniors include Brianna Grangaard, Krystina Lorch, Mackenzie (more…)

Soboba sports complex welcomes its basketball

<strong>Soboba sports complex welcomes its basketball</strong>
Players travel to several reservations during the season Photos courtesy of Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansTeams from Soboba and UAII play ITS basketball at the Soboba Sports Complex. ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed Inter Tribal Sports (ITS) basketball is in season and the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians has once again offered the Soboba Sports Complex to be one of the playing sites. The seven-week season will culminate in a play-off tournament in mid-March. Teams from various tribes have been formed and have been practicing getting ready for the season. Among them is a team from UAII (United American Indian Involvement) from Los Angeles County. The nonprofit organization offers activities (more…)