Oldlympics Awards Banquet 2018

<strong>Oldlympics Awards Banquet 2018</strong>
Tuesday evening capped off record-breaking Oldlympics season with accolades and appetizers galore Photo by Corey EvanThe winners were fantastic. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Few local sporting competitions create as much buzz as the Oldlympics. And this year, the games set new records! The 34th Annual Oldlympic Games concluded their gangbuster season on Tuesday, Oct. 2, with their annual awards banquet which was so well attended that participants had to park down the street from the Valley-wide Gymnasium on Esplanade Avenue. This also included some cases of double-parking, for which we are not naming names. This year, the Oldlympics saw their greatest turnout to date: A total of 645 participants (more…)

Titans felled by bird strike

<strong>Titans felled by bird strike</strong>
Tahquitz football had tough game against Citrus Hill last Friday Photo by Corey EvanAnd the food was wonderful, and plentiful! ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Having two undefeated teams on the gridiron is the football illustration of the age-old conundrum: an unstoppable force versus an immovable object. That conundrum played out at Tahquitz High School on Friday, Oct. 5, as the as-of-yet undefeated Tahquitz Titans welcomed the equally undefeated Citrus Hill Hawks. The Titans received the opening kickoff, and then the two teams got to work. After struggling with one another for seven minutes, the Hawks drew first blood with Dee “Money” Miles bringing in the first 31-yard rushing touchdown (more…)

Lady Mustangs render Hawks flightless

<strong>Lady Mustangs render Hawks flightless</strong>
Girls Volleyball: West Valley defeats Citrus Hill at Senior Night beating the Hawks to take spot in CIF for first time in three years Photo by Corey EvanMolia Tuia serves up trouble for Citrus Hill. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Being at the top of your game means staying on top of your game. The West Valley High School volleyball girls had to keep this in mind on Friday, Oct. 5, for two reasons: 1) It was their senior night in the Mustang gym. 2) The Citrus Hill Hawks were in town for a game. One can safely assume you don’t need any further reasons. The Hawks served first this (more…)

Lady Titans trampled by Lady Mustangs

<strong>Lady Titans trampled by Lady Mustangs</strong>
Girls Volleyball: Tahquitz saw West Valley onslaught at home last Friday, losing 3-nil to the Mustangs Photo by Corey EvanAction shot taken during Friday’s Titan-Mustang matchup. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter We’re all the same inside. But when you’re playing against a crosstown rival, that’s easy to forget. But as the volleyball girls of West Valley and Tahquitz High Schools got lost in their game in the Titan gym on Friday September 28th, it became clear that there was good reason for them to. Set one started out well for the Titans, as they got off to an early lead. But as the Mustangs got into their element, they quickly (more…)

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…)