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…)

SoCal athletes take to Hemet High

<strong>SoCal athletes take to Hemet High</strong>
The 2018 Janice Kelley Memorial Southland Invitational saw 27 schools descend on Hemet High School for this 47th Annual meet Photos by Corey Evan/The Valley ChronicleYoung athletes come in for the landing. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter It’s been over two years since the death of the late Hemet High School athletics coach, Janice Kelley, but her legacy lives on at the high school’s football field, otherwise known as Von Driska Field. On Saturday, April 7, young athletes from 27 high schools around Southern California participated in the 2018 Janice Kelley Memorial Southland Invitational. Temescal is out in front! From Coachella Valley, to the Mojave Desert, to the San Diego (more…)

MVP Spotlight: Tyalaja Pride and Roy Garcia

<strong>MVP Spotlight: Tyalaja Pride and Roy Garcia</strong>
Tyalaja shot hoops this winter for Hemet High, while Roy took to the Bulldog wrestling mat Photos by Corey Evan/The Valley ChronicleTyalaja Pride with her basketball coach, Isaac Heggins. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter No matter what life throws at you, you have to have the will to throw something back at it. For Hemet High School seniors Tyalaja Pride and Roy Garcia, throwing down in the sports arena is their way of doing just that. For their efforts, they are being recognized here today. Tyalaja Pride, who also goes by “Ty,” captained the Lady Bulldogs this season and was nominated for our MVP Spotlight by her basketball coach Isaac (more…)

Mustangs fend off Tigers

<strong>Mustangs fend off Tigers</strong>
West Valley’s boys volleyball team defeat Tigers at SJ, 3-0 Photo by Corey Evan/The Valley ChronicleTiger Cameron Perez tries to serve up trouble for the Mustangs. San Jacinto were beaten by West Valley 3-0 on March 2. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Regardless of what kind of day you’re having, every game day is a great day for somebody. Tuesday, March 20 saw a great day of volleyball between the San Jacinto Tigers and the visiting West Valley Mustangs. During set one, both teams were neck-and-neck in the early stages before the Mustangs gained the upper hoof and ran with it. West Valley took this one home 25-16. The Mustangs (more…)

MVP Spotlight: Esmeralda Correa and Josh Hardiman

<strong>MVP Spotlight:  Esmeralda Correa and Josh Hardiman</strong>
Photo by April CoderoEsmeralda Correa, senior soccer player at Tahquitz High School. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter There may not be an “I” in “team,” but this reporter can verify that each player makes up an important part of that team, nonetheless. The strongest contributions stand on their own, and stand for something more. In this case, the contributions of seniors Esmeralda Correa and Josh Hardiman stand tall and proud for Tahquitz High School. Correa, our soccer star, has played for the Titans since her sophomore year and was nominated to our MVP Spotlight by her coach, April Codero. “She was my sweeper,” said Codero. “She was a big impact (more…)

Mustang boys ace the Patriots

<strong>Mustang boys ace the Patriots</strong>
Photo by Corey Evan/The Valley ChronicleJacob Anderson launches a Mustang attack on Heritage High on Thursday March 15. West Valley came out on top 3-1. The West Valley Volleyball boys defeated Heritage at home last Thursday, 3 – 1 ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter High school sports teams vary from year to year. But since taking over the net in 2013, Coach Shaun Pulsipher has worked hard to keep his volleyball boys at West Valley High School in top shape. His efforts were tested Thursday, March 15 as the Heritage Patriots visited from Romoland. West Valley quickly got the upper hand on the Patriots and spiked it to them in (more…)

Titans pierced by the Lancers

<strong> Titans pierced by the Lancers</strong>
The Tahquitz Boys Volleyball team lost to Lakeside last Thursday, 3-2 Photos by Corey EvanTitan, Cameron Canada readies himself to serve up trouble for Lakeside last Thursday. The Lancers anticipated this, taking the match 3-2. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Even when you’re down, you don’t have to be out. Win or lose, you’ve got to make it look good. That’s what the Tahquitz High School boys volleyball team tried to do as they hosted the Lakeside Lancers on Thursday, March 8. The Titans delivered the first kill of the afternoon, followed quickly by the Lancers. The two teams kept it close in the early portion of this first set, (more…)

MVP Spotlight: Giancarlo Facio

<strong>MVP Spotlight: Giancarlo Facio</strong>
Representing SJ High School, senior wrestler makes round two of statewide meet and national team Photos by Corey EvanGiancarlo Facio and his coach Fidel Salcedo. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter For high schoolers, there’s a time and a place to get your aggression out. For San Jacinto High School senior Giancarlo Facio, that would be after school in the wrestling room. His success this season saw him being picked to go to the CIF statewide wrestling meet at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield on Saturday, March 3. Giancarlo, nicknamed “Gian” (pronounced “John”), was nominated to our MVP Spotlight by his mother, Claudia Tamayo. “I read the paper all the time (more…)

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…)