Bulldog boys trampled by Cougars

<strong>Bulldog boys trampled by Cougars</strong>
Boys basketball: Hemet lost to Beaumont at home 49-34 Photo by Corey EvanBulldogs Adrian Ludwig and Max Moore contend with the Beaumont Cougars on Jan. 4. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Friday nights mean fun for entertainment-seekers. But for those doing the entertaining, they also mean pressure – and lots of it. The Hemet High boys basketball team felt that pressure on Friday, Jan. 4 as they played host to the Beaumont Cougars. Right away, it was clear that the Bulldogs were not fully prepared to face kitty claws, as Beaumont would score first. In the first quarter of gameplay, they only put up four points against the Cougars’ nine. (more…)

Lady Bulldogs shoo away the Hawks

<strong>Lady Bulldogs shoo away the Hawks</strong>
Girls soccer: Hemet surprised Citrus Hill in second half, winning 3-nil Photo by Corey EvanOnce Hemet got going, Citrus Hill couldn’t keep up! ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter When something surprising happens, one might say it came out of left field. But when it happens on the soccer field, would one say it came out of left pitch? Regardless, it happened at Hemet High School on Wednesday, Jan. 2 as their soccer girls welcomed the visiting Citrus Hill Hawks. The first half of gameplay passed relatively uneventfully, with neither team scoring or receiving any significant penalty. But almost 10 minutes into the second half, Shayden Skinner broke the dry spell (more…)

Lady Bulldogs outrun Cougars

<strong>Lady Bulldogs outrun Cougars</strong>
Girls basketball: Hemet were up to the challenge against Beaumont, winning 54-43 Photo by Corey EvanThe Lady Bulldogs would have to work hard to distance themselves from visiting Beaumont. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Many high schoolers are perfectly happy staying inside where it’s warm during winter break. But others would rather be out playing basketball. Such is true for the Hemet High School girls basketball team. After taking time off with their families, could they possibly fathom competition from the Beaumont Lady Cougars? The Bulldogs showed that they were up for the challenge, scoring five points before Beaumont got on the board. In her efforts to keep up, Cougar (more…)

MSJC students and families meet Santa

<strong>MSJC students and families meet Santa</strong>
Soboba Foundation donates 100 toys for children Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of CommerceMSJC student Alondra Hernandez, 25, of Hemet attended the holiday event with her three girls, ages two, five and seven. ■ By Sonia Lamas / Contributed Nearly 30 single mothers and fathers from low-income families received gifts recently for their children during a holiday celebration hosted by the Mt. San Jacinto College Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) Program. The Soboba Foundation generously donated 100 toys for the children of the CARE program parents. The event was held on Dec. 15 in the San Jacinto Campus cafeteria. Students from the San Jacinto High School MSJC Upward Bound program helped (more…)

Battle for the Bell 2018

<strong>Battle for the Bell 2018</strong>
Photos by Corey Evan / The Valley ChronicleThe San Jacinto Tigers bask in the glory after winning the famous Battle for the Bell football game 21-7 against the Hemet High Bulldogs. San Jacinto keeps the historic bell for the 5th straight year ■ BY Corey Evan / Reporter NEW YEAR’S REVIEW First published: Oct. 18, 2018 It was a cloudy, blustery Friday night in the San Jacinto Valley. But on both sides of San Jacinto High School Tiger Stadium, spirits were as sunny as a summer day. On the north side of the grandstands, the visiting Hemet High fans were arrayed in red and gold. At the south end, fans rocked (more…)

Tigers shot down by Centaurs

<strong>Tigers shot down by Centaurs</strong>
Photos by Corey EvanCoach Aric Galliano is very proud of his 2018 Tigers for just getting to the finals. Culver City took CIF Division 7 Championship title from San Jacinto, 61-21 ■ BY Corey Evan / Reporter NEW YEAR’S REVIEW First Published: Nov. 29, 2018 Many football teams only ever dream of the day they make it to the Championship finals in their division. For San Jacinto High School, that dream came true on Saturday, Nov. 24, having conquered La Quinta, squeaked past Riverside’s Notre Dame and squeezed Valencia of Placentia to make it to the CIF Division 7 Championship against the Culver City Centaurs. Could these local thoroughbreds possibly take (more…)

Lady Titans drench the Lions

<strong>Lady Titans drench the Lions</strong>
Photo by Corey EvanThe girls’ water polo team at Tahquitz High School felt the pressure on Tuesday, Dec. 11, with the Carter Lions coming in from Rialto. Girls water polo: Tahquitz beat Carter on Tuesday, 18-5 ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter With just two weeks until winter break, the pressure is on for our local athletes-in-training to perform. The girls’ water polo team at Tahquitz High School felt this pressure on Tuesday, Dec. 11, with the Carter Lions coming in from Rialto to make a “blue” splash in the big “green” pool. The Titans started this match a little shaky coordination-wise. But in the first quarter of gameplay they scored (more…)

Mustang Tipoff 2018

<strong>Mustang Tipoff 2018</strong>
WVHS hosts the 23rd annual event under direction of new coach Photos by Corey EvanThe 23rd Annual West Valley High School girls’ basketball Mustang Tip Off was overseen by a new Mustang coach: Raymond Everett. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Every year the competition seems to get more and more fierce, regardless of the sport. Not only does it keep players on their toes, it keeps you humble readers interested! So hopefully the 23rd Annual West Valley High School girls’ basketball Mustang Tip Off will be an interesting read today. A total of 16 teams, some traveling as much as two hours each way, took part in the tournament from (more…)

Boys soccer kicks it in Hemet

<strong>Boys soccer kicks it in Hemet</strong>
33rd annual Hemet High School Soccer Tournament took place the weekend of Nov. 29 Photo by Corey EvanHemet High School has invited boys soccer teams from around Southern California to kick it with the Bulldogs for their annual soccer tournament. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Much like the rest of the world, soccer has proven to be a highly popular sport in the San Jacinto Valley. And for the 33rd year running, Hemet High School has invited boys soccer teams from around Southern California to kick it with the Bulldogs for their annual soccer tournament. Starting on Thursday, Nov. 29 and concluding this past Monday, Dec. 3, the tournament took (more…)

MVP Spotlight: Lelaau Tuia and Elikai Crompton

<strong>MVP Spotlight: Lelaau Tuia and Elikai Crompton</strong>
She plays volleyball and hopes to ace college, he plays water polo and hopes to swim in Hawaii Rob Avila/WVHSElikai Crompton made a splash as one of the Mustang water polo boys and was nominated by coach Rob Avila. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter We all understand how hard it can be for our local high schools to choose just one MVP each season; There are many good ones to choose from! But West Valley High School has managed this yet again, selecting a guy and a girl who each demonstrate why they say ‘It’s a great day to be a Mustang!’ For our Fall MVP Spotlight, they have chosen (more…)