Pumpkin Plunge for the Valley

<strong>Pumpkin Plunge for the Valley</strong>
DVL Aquatic Center caps off 2018 season with day of activities as locals transition to fall Photos by Corey EvanOne of the many activities offered by the DVL Aquatic Center was fishing for candy. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter All good things must come to an end, as Geoffrey Chaucer once observed. Sadly for SoCal, that includes the summer of 2018. But before throwing the winter cover over the pool, the Diamond Valley Aquatic Center invited residents to join them for their 12th annual Great Pumpkin Plunge. An annual event since 2007, this last open day of the center’s 2018 operating season gave families four fun-filled hours of games, raffles (more…)

Motor-free event in downtown SJ

<strong>Motor-free event in downtown SJ</strong>
SCAG holds ‘Envision San Jacinto’ festival on Main Street last Saturday Photos by Corey EvanDowntown Main Street went motor-free on Saturday for the Envision San Jacinto festival. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter California may be known for its car culture, but these days more and more of us are asking ourselves, “What about walking?” That’s what the Southern California Association of Governors has asked themselves, to which they’ve answered with their “GoHuman” campaign. As part of this effort to encourage walking and bicycling, GoHuman put on its “Envision San Jacinto” festival on Main Street during the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 29. The event saw downtown Main Street crosswalks decorated with (more…)

Eagles frustrate the Vaqueros

<strong>Eagles frustrate the Vaqueros</strong>
MSJC football endured a seesaw battle against Glendale at home winning 59-42 Photho by Corey EvanAction shot from the MSJC versus Glendale game on Sept. 22. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter The best teams will not only emphasize their strengths, but also acknowledge their weaknesses. This truth was embraced by the Mt. San Jacinto College football team as they welcomed the Glendale Vaqueros for a Saturday afternoon football game on Sept 22. Glendale won the coin toss, with MSJC deferring to the second half. This would instantly benefit the Eagles, as Corey Maddox took the ball on the opening kickoff and ran it all the way into the Vaqueros’ end (more…)

Lady Tigers survive Hawk attack

<strong>Lady Tigers survive Hawk attack</strong>
San Jacinto High School girls volleyball took 3-1 victory from visiting Citrus Hill Photos by Corey EvanThe Lady Tigers work to fend off a Hawk attack last Friday. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter This one is for all you underdogs out there; Don’t let others underestimate you. Surprise them. Surprise them, just like San Jacinto High School’s girls volleyball team surprised Citrus Hill when they flew into the Tiger Gym on Friday, Sept. 21. The Lady Tigers struggled to find their footing at first, as the Hawks soared to an early lead. But seeing this, and hearing the wild cheers coming from the Hawks’ cheering section, lit the fire under (more…)

Oldlympics 2018 is off and running!

<strong>Oldlympics 2018 is off and running!</strong>
The Chronicle catches up with the 2018 Valley-wide Oldlympic games at Hemet High Phothos by Corey EvanRunners lineup at the Oldlympics Track and Field meet on Saturday. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Some senior citizens might not get out as much as they would like, because they don’t know how, when or where to go. But more and more each year, local seniors are coming on out for the Valley-wide “Oldlympic” Games. The Valley Chronicle caught up with the 34th annual games during the Track and Field rounds at Hemet High School on Saturday morning, Sept. 22. In charge of the games is Oldlympics Chairperson Keri Price. “Oh my gosh! (more…)

Eagles take down the Griffins

<strong>Eagles take down the Griffins</strong>
MSJC football defeat visiting Grossmont College in intense battle, 42-35 Photos by Corey EvanTeammates watch as the Eagles work to hold off the Griffins Saturday afternoon. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter With the Eagles’ football team off to a flying start, beating Los Angeles’ Pierce and Southwest Colleges on the road, it was time for them to land at Carl Quandt Stadium on Saturday, September 14. Waiting there to challenge their winning streak in their first home game of 2018 were the Grossmont Griffins. Would San Jacinto’s finest be able to fend off these creatures from the fine city of San Diego? From the very beginning of quarter one, the (more…)

Lady Bulldogs dodge the Wildcats

<strong>Lady Bulldogs dodge the Wildcats</strong>
Hemet High girls volleyball fended off Paloma Valley last Thursday 3-1 Photos by Corey EvanThe Lady Bulldogs are noticeably pumped after Thursday’s win. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Even when a school is bigger and newer than their more established rivals, the athletic prowess of said rivals can often be a stumbling block for them. That’s what Paloma Valley High School’s girls volleyball team found out when they came to play against the Hemet Bulldogs on Thursday, Sept. 13. Set one started out close, with the Wildcats taking the first point before the Bulldogs. But despite a valiant effort by the Bulldogs, the Wildcats just kept pushing ahead and took (more…)

Bulldogs edge out Huskies

<strong>Bulldogs edge out Huskies</strong>
Hemet High football defeats Riverside J.W. North last Friday 41-28 Photos by Corey EvanAction shot taken during Friday’s game between the Bulldogs and the Huskies. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Not all dogs are created equal; Some are used to city life, while others enjoy living a quiet suburban existence. Examples of two differing dog breeds came together at Hemet High School last Friday, Sept 7, as the Bulldogs’ football team challenged the Huskies of Riverside’s J.W. North. The Huskies would kick off the evening’s game with the Bulldogs receiving the ball and making quick work of it. It only took Hemet two minutes and 16 seconds to get on (more…)

Lady Titans fend off the Lancers

<strong>Lady Titans fend off the Lancers</strong>
Tahquitz’ volleyball girls defeated Lakeside, 3-0 Photo by Corey EvanThe Lady Titans pose for victory after the game. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter When it comes to high school sports, you might not realize just how strong a team’s character is unless you show up to one of their games. The Tahquitz High School volleyball girls found this out on Thursday, Aug 30, as friends and family, including members of the football team, came out in droves to support them as they took on the Lakeside Lady Lancers. The Lady Titans struggled against the Lancers in set one, as Lakeside took an early lead. But the Titans kept their heads (more…)

Mustangs suffer Bear attack

<strong>Mustangs suffer Bear attack</strong>
West Valley Football loses to Temecula Valley last Friday Photos by Corey EvanAction shot taken during Friday’s West Valley game against ‘Da Bears. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Wild animals can throw very wild parties. The wild factor increases when the two haven’t come together in recent memory. And when West Valley High School invited the Temecula Valley Golden Bears for a game of football, it proved to be very wild, indeed. Temecula Valley received the kickoff from West Valley. From there, the first seven minutes of the game went by rather uneventfully, until the 4:59 mark when Abe Flores brought in touchdown number one for the Bears. With the (more…)