Mustangs spiked by Bulldogs

Hemet High Girls Volleyball team shuts out the Mustangs at West Valley, 3-0 ■ Corey Evan / Sports Reporter One need not travel outside the valley for a little fun. As the West Valley High School Lady Mustangs’ volleyball team and the visiting Lady Bulldogs of Hemet High proved last Thursday, fun is right in…

OLDlympics: Track and Field

Hemet High’s Von Driska Field hosts senior citizen athletic events ■ Corey Evan / Sports Reporter Just because an athlete retires doesn’t mean they’ve lost their gusto, it just means life needs their talent elsewhere. But every now and again, the field calls you back. Approximately 90 senior citizens took to Von Driska Field at…

Soboba softball spans generations

Annual NIAA Fastpitch Softball Tournament showcases youth ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed When the Soboba BBC team took to the Soboba Sports Complex ballfield for the National Indian Athletics Association (NIAA) Fastpitch Softball Tournament, it was about more than trying to win a game. The players were carrying on a legacy for the sport…

Pirates make Mustangs walk the plank

San Bernardino’s Pacific High defeats West Valley at homecoming game, 20-10 ■ By Corey Evan / Sports Reporter Homecoming is always an exciting time for any school, and it gets students thinking about voting…for homecoming king and queen at least. For this homecoming, San Bernardino sent the Pirates to pillage West Valley’s brand new turf.…

Patriots edge out Lady Titans

Tahquitz girls volleyball engaged in a see-saw battle with visiting Heritage High, losing 3-2 ■ By Corey Evan / Sports Reporter American high schools have a longstanding heritage when it comes to athletics: Students are taught to play like champions. So would Tahquitz High School’s volleyball girls be able to hold a candle to Menifee’s…

Lady Tigers disarm the Lancers

San Jacinto Girls Volleyball defeated Lakeside last Thursday, 3-0 ■ Corey Evan / Sports Reporter It ain’t easy being green these days. Last Thursday at San Jacinto High School, their varsity volleyball girls demonstrated that being orange is no easier. They had to contend with the green Lancers from Lakeside High. The Tiger Gymnasium saw…

Tigers take honey from Bears

SJ High School Football took a moral victory at home from Temecula Valley, 6-2 ■ Corey Evan / Sports Reporter New year, new team, new hope: That’s what San Jacinto High School’s varsity football boys are breathing and sweating as they take to the gridiron with new, younger teammates. Their hope was put to the…

Football preview: MSJC

Coach Casey Mazzotta hopes for a strong 2017 with a newly-renovated Eagle Stadium ■ By Corey Evan / Sports Reporter Community College sports inherently suffer the biggest Achilles’ heel: student turnover. Because most community college students are gone in two years, rebuilding the Mt. San Jacinto College football team is tough on Coach Casey Mazzotta.…