Titans shutout the Mustangs

Tahquitz’ baseball boys easily beat West Valley at home, 6-0 Photo by Corey Evan / The Valley ChronicleCaleb Shepard at bat for the Titans. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter For high school athletes, the end of the season is here. But even when playoffs are out of the question, for your own sake you still want to try and finish strong. Despite a less-than-stellar season, West Valley’s baseball boys still went in with high spirits as they made their way to Tahquitz High School on Thursday, May 10 to take on last year’s CIF Division 4 champions, the Titans. But even strong team spirit couldn’t hold off the Titans as (more…)

Bulldogs outplay the Mustangs

<strong>Bulldogs outplay the Mustangs</strong>
The West Valley Baseball boys were defeated at home by Hemet last Thursday, 3-1 Photo by Corey Evan / The Valley ChronicleMustang Javier Jauregui tries to fend off a Bulldog attack on Thursday. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter The end of the high school baseball season is well on its way, and while some teams will wish, beg and pray for more, others will be glad it’s over. So who was who at West Valley on Thursday, May 3 as the Mustangs welcomed the Hemet Bulldogs? Having been beaten just two days before at Bulldog Country, the ‘Stangs’ had a lot to play for at home. Unfortunately for West Valley, (more…)

San Jacinto runs for education

<strong>San Jacinto runs for education</strong>
Photos by Corey Evan / The Valley ChronicleRunners line up at the starting line on Saturday morning for the Run United 5k. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Five kilometers may seem like a lot to walk. But when you’re doing it for your kids it doesn’t seem quite so far—at least, when it means kids in your community benefit by way of scholarships and better school programs. That was the overall goal of the 6th Annual San Jacinto Run United 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, April 28. Over 300 people pre-registered to take part in the run, and approximately 100 more signed up that morning. Starting at San Jacinto High School, (more…)

Men’s Basketball Championships at Soboba

<strong>Men’s Basketball  Championships at Soboba</strong>
Photos by Corey Evan / The Valley ChronicleAction shot taken during Wednesday evening’s men’s league finals. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Who says victory is only for the pros? The Soboba Adult Basketball Men’s League has worked hard to bring that feeling to the San Jacinto Valley, and for the 13th year now, have made it to the League Championship games at the Soboba Sports Complex. Andy Silvas is in charge of coordinating the championships at Soboba. “We’ve been running the men’s league since 2006, and it is open to everyone,” he said. “We have our season play which leads to our seeded single elimination tournament bracket to determine the (more…)

Hemet Grandmaster honored by Martial Arts History Museum

<strong>Hemet Grandmaster  honored by Martial Arts  History Museum</strong>
Hemet Grandmaster honored by Martial Arts History Museum Photo by Colleen NielsenFord Edwards honored by Mike Matsuda at Martial Arts History Museum. ■ Chronicle News Service Sifu Ford Edwards, the Grandmaster of the Little Tao Dragon Martial & Healing Arts in downtown Hemet, was recently honored by the Martial Arts History Museum in Burbank. The museum awarded Edwards for his commitment to the Shaolin Martial and Healing Arts. Edwards has studied the arts for over 30 years, and during that time, has led kung fu, tai chi, and reiki classes in Torrance and Hemet for children and adults. The museum also presented him with the Distinguished Ambassador Honor Award, recognizing him (more…)

Must-haves for summer pool and beach parties

<strong>Must-haves for summer pool and beach parties</strong>
Photo by StatepointPhoto-realistic floats are all the rage for summer fun seekers. ■ Statepoint Summer days are all about sun and fun. Here are some tips and accessories to make sure your days spent at the beach, pool or lake are picture-perfect for posting on social media. Say cheese Look great in all your summer photos by rocking your squint free look. Get equipped with a pair of shades, a stylish sun hat or both. These accessories pull double-duty, protecting you from the UV rays while keeping you camera-ready at all times. Whatever floats your boat If you love lounging in the water, get ready to take your relaxation style to (more…)

The Rubber Ducks return to Little Lake

<strong>The Rubber Ducks return to Little Lake</strong>
Little Lake held the 11th Annual Valley Intervention Program Duck Race Photos by Corey Evan/The Valley ChronicleThe 11th Annual Duck Race was held at Little Lake in East Hemet. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Many of us have childhood memories of playing with our rubber duckie while taking our evening baths. On the other hand, not a whole lot of us have memories of playing with rubber ducks at the local lake. For many of today’s local youth, however, that will be a memory they can share with their kids. Saturday, April 21 saw hundreds descend on Little Lake in East Hemet for the Valley Intervention Program’s 11th Annual Duck (more…)

Tigers hold off Mustangs

San Jacinto High School’s baseball boys pull off 1-nil win against West Valley Photo by Corey Evan/The Valley ChronicleThe Tigers celebrate their 1-nil victory over the Mustangs last Thursday. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter It is said (and often sung) that “one” can be a very lonely number. That said, sometimes one is all you need. Such is often true in baseball, especially on Thursday, April 12 at San Jacinto High School when their sluggers took on the West Valley Mustangs. Just two days prior, the Mustangs cleaned the Tigers’ clocks 12-2, and as such the Tigers needed to turn their game around. Right away in the first inning, A.J. (more…)

Plan for a successful family vacation

<strong>Plan for a successful family vacation</strong>
Prices on private rentals may be comparable or less expensive while providing travelers with more space Metro Service“Experimental travel,” or visiting locations that stray from the norm, has grown in popularity. ■ Metro Service Vacations provide a chance to rest, recharge and experience new locales. Family vacations also provide an opportunity to make lasting memories parents and their children will remember forever. “Experimental travel,” or visiting locations that stray from the norm, has grown in popularity as people are more concerned with experiences than simply seeing a particular location. Family trips are one of the fastest-growing segments of the tourism industry. Families traveling together can heed the following advice to ensure (more…)

MVP Spotlight: Kendra Whitmore and Joey Romo

<strong>MVP Spotlight: Kendra Whitmore and Joey Romo</strong>
One West Valley Mustang makes a splash in water polo, while another pinned down his opposition on the wrestling mat Photo by Corey Evan/The Valley ChronicleKendra Whitmore, West Valley water polo. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Even when the season doesn’t go your way, it’s nice to see the good that can come from it. Such holds true for the athletes at West Valley High School. Several of their teams struggled to gain traction against their competition this season, while others shone like the midday sun. Two examples of these standout Mustangs are seniors Kendra Whitmore and Joey Romo. Whitmore hit the pool for the Mustang water polo team this (more…)