Knights pierced by D’Backs

<strong>Knights pierced by D’Backs</strong>
Girls Volleyball: Dartmouth bitten off their four-year streak by Diamond Valley, winning the championship 2-nil Photos by Corey EvanThe Diamondbacks are number one, having ended Dartmouth’s four-year winning streak. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter One can’t help but root for an underdog… or in this case, the under-snake. Going up against the four-time Valley League champion Dartmouth Middle School Knights on Nov. 1, the girls volleyball team of Diamond Valley Middle School had a lot to prove. But the Diamondbacks did start off with one big advantage: home court advantage. The snake pit, a.k.a. the Diamondback Gym, was standing-room only for the 2018 championship match. Action shot taken during last (more…)

HHS Broadcasting: behind the scenes

<strong>HHS Broadcasting: behind the scenes</strong>
The Chronicle goes behind the scenes at the Hemet High Multimedia Department Photos by Corey EvanJosie Collier interviews a fellow student for the Thursday broadcast. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Every public school student past and present remembers listening to the morning announcements: A teacher or a student reads the bulletin into the loudspeakers, while half the class tunes it out and chats with their peers. But when it’s on video, students pay more attention and it becomes memorable. This is why Hemet High School transmits its morning announcements to students every day on video. The Valley Chronicle spent the morning of Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Hemet High School (more…)

Eagles fall to the Marauders

<strong>Eagles fall to the Marauders</strong>
MSJC loses Homecoming game against Antelope Valley, 26-21 Photos by Corey EvanReferees made some questionable calls at Saturday’s game between MSJC, right, and Antelope Valley. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Homecoming game is something very special to high school and college students in America. It’s a chance for alumni to see how their alma mater has changed in recent years, and for students to welcome their home team back from being on the road. Mt. San Jacinto College is no exception, celebrating the morning before with a motorcycle show, barbecue and raffles for the community. This helped fans warm up for the Eagles’ homecoming game against the Antelope Valley Marauders (more…)

Titans go to the carnival

<strong>Titans go to the carnival</strong>
Tahquitz High School built their second annual night rally around a carnival theme Photos by Corey EvanThere were game booths, tasty treats, and a ferris wheel! ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter How many of you remember the phrase, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy?” The Associated Student Body of Tahquitz High School likely has, as they helped their classmates escape from homework momentarily on Wednesday, Oct. 24. That’s when they held the second annual “Tahquitz Night Rally.” Wednesday night’s rally gave families the only chance they would have this year to see all of their Titan athletes in one spot. This year’s rally saw a carnival (more…)

Great gifts for sports fans

<strong>Great gifts for sports fans</strong>
Metro ServiceHoliday shoppers no doubt have one or two sports fans and/or athletes on their shopping lists. The following sports-related gifts might be just the thing such loved ones are hoping to find under the tree this holiday season. ■ Metro Service / Contributed Sports fans are passionate about their favorite sports and favorite teams. Perhaps nowhere is that passion more evident than in how much sports fans are spending to attend sporting events. A 2017 study from found that American consumers spent $56 billion to attend sporting events over the year prior to the study being conducted. But sports fans weren’t just paying to see their favorite sports, but (more…)

Bulldogs strike down the Titans

<strong>Bulldogs strike down the Titans</strong>
Football: Hemet beat Tahquitz in Ramona Cup game last Friday 26-12 Photo by Corey EvanAction shot taken during Friday’s Hemet game against Tahquitz. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter The Hemet Bulldogs may not have clenched the bell again this season, but they still had the Ramona Cup to think about on Friday, Oct. 19. That was when the Titans came over to Bulldog Country for a game. Having beaten the West Valley Mustangs three weeks prior, the Titans knew that they only needed to win tonight’s game and they would have their first turn at hoisting the Ramona Cup trophy. The Bulldogs kicked off this game, as the Titans attempted (more…)

A Tiger Tennis family tradition

<strong>A Tiger Tennis family tradition</strong>
The Pirelli family of Tiger Tennis excellence, carried on by 17-year old Elena Photos by Corey EvanElena Pirelli shows off her legacy skills in an action shot. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Some family traditions never grow old, even when they’ve been in place for many generations. For the Pirelli family, playing tennis for San Jacinto High School has been such a tradition. Members of their family have played for the Tiger Varsity Girls Tennis team since the 1980s, a tradition carried on by senior Elena Cantu-Pirelli and her freshman sister Alejandra. The school has grown and so has the competition. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the girls faced off against (more…)

Lady Bulldogs take down Lady Indians

<strong>Lady Bulldogs take down Lady Indians</strong>
Girls Volleyball CIF Playoffs, Round one: Hemet beat Palm Springs 3-0 on Thursday Photos by Corey EvanHemet and Palm Springs High met up for an intense volleyball match last Thursday. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter When both teams see red, things can get really hairy. This especially holds true for the girls volleyball teams of Hemet High and Palm Springs High. The two red teams met up at Hemet High School on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 18 for round one of the CIF Division 5 playoffs. From the get-go, it was obvious to spectators that the Hemet Bulldogs came prepared for this match. From the get-go, it was obvious (more…)

Lady Tigers outlast the Titans

<strong>Lady Tigers outlast the Titans</strong>
Girls Volleyball: San Jacinto stage amazing comeback against Tahquitz last Wednesday, 3-2 Photos by Corey EvanTeammates from the San Jacinto High volleyball team are all smiles after winning on Senior Night. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Senior Night can be an emotional time for many high school athletes. And it’s not just the pressure of the last home game of the season, but also realizing that it’s their last home game with teammates they may have played alongside since they were tots. Every one of those emotions could be felt at San Jacinto High School on Wednesday, Oct. 10, as their girls volleyball team held their Senior Night alongside the (more…)

Mustang champions in training

<strong>Mustang champions  in training</strong>
WVHS freshman, sophomore team plot a turnaround of their own Photo by Noah GarciaA younger team of Mustangs are hitting the gridiron hard and fast, to show the community that they’re made of stronger stuff than they realize. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter It’s no secret that West Valley High School’s varsity football team have suffered three less-than-stellar seasons in the past four years. But when they’re not on the field, a younger team of Mustangs are hitting the gridiron hard and fast, to show the community that they’re made of stronger stuff than they realize. These players make up the Freshman/Sophomore team. These dynamic players have been wowing Mustang (more…)