Lions downed by biggest challenge

Lions downed by biggest challenge

TEMECULA – The 21-6 Linfield Lions boys basketball team advanced to the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 5 playoffs and faced their biggest challenge of the year last Friday night, Feb. 17, hosting the 24-5 Brethren Christian Warriors (Huntington Beach) and their 7’5” senior center Mamadou Ndiaye. Ndiaye led his team to a […]

Local CIF Playoffs Recap

Local CIF Playoffs Recap

Boys Basketball Ten teams were eliminated in the opening rounds of playoffs and there are four teams left of the fourteen Valley boys basketball teams who qualified to compete in the 2011-12 CIF Southern Section-Ford Boys Basketball Championships, presented by Farmers: #10 Vista Murrieta in Division 1A, #3 Murrieta Valley and #5 Elsinore in Division […]

Nighthawks roll over Rams, 60-39

MURRIETA – Basketball can be such an unpredictable sport. In their last meeting, the Murrieta Valley Nighthawks (21-2, 7-1) barely escaped with a one-point victory in overtime against the Murrieta Mesa Rams (16-9, 4-4). This time, it was the Rams who struggled as the Nighthawks beat them on the road, 60-39. “At times, we played […]

Lady Warriors win conference

Lady Warriors win conference

MURRIETA – The Calvary Murrieta Lady Warrior Junior High softball team finished the regular season with an 11-1 record clinching the Conference Championship. They went into the District Championship Tournament as the #1 seed and won their 1st two games 25-1 and 15-7, eventually losing to Woodcrest Christian in the Championship game 5-3. The Lady Warriors […]

Linfield plays for baseball championship

TEMECULA – The Linfield Christian Middle School Baseball team earned a chance to play in the championship game with a come-from-behind 7-6 victory over Hesperia Christian. Kevin Wiseman pitched well as a starter, although the usually strong Lion defense had some mishaps, leading to four runs in the first inning for the boys from Hesperia […]

State indoor track championships make local athletes champs

State indoor track championships make local athletes champs

FRESNO – Two nation-leading marks and eight meet records were set at the California State Indoor Track Championships held on Jan. 22 and 23 at the SaveMart Center at Fresno State University. Several local athletes from Paloma Valley, Vista Murrieta, and Great Oak qualified for and competed there, and many came home with the accolades […]

GOHS basketball beats CHS 56-48

TEMECULA – For the very first time since the school opened in 2004, the Great Oak boys’ basketball team beat the Chaparral High School Pumas. The Wolfpack came into the contest 12-7, but 0-3 in league play. The Pumas were 15-5 and 1-2 in league and were coming off of a huge come-from-behind victory over […]

Lady Pumas play against Lady Wolfpack

TEMECULA – The Lady Pumas bounced back from last week’s 69-66 loss to the Lady Golden Bears to hand Great Oak its third straight loss, 49-42. Jessica Pino scored 24 points, including 9-for-9 at the charity stripe. Teammate Abi Johnston added 13 points and nine rebounds. The two six-footers also added two blocks apiece; Pino […]

Broncos upset Nighthawks, 60-47

MURRIETA – On Thursday night, the top-ranked team in the CIF-SS Division II-A, the Murrieta Valley Nighthawks (then 17-1, 3-0), traveled across town to play the Vista Murrieta Broncos (then 10-8, 2-1). They were handed their first league loss and only their second all season as Broncos’ guard Davin Guinn scored 27 points to lead […]

Girls’ water polo recap

Girls’ water polo recap

TEMECULA – The Chaparral Girls Water Polo team (9-7) is now 2-0 in the Southwestern League with their Jan. 19 win at Temecula Valley (13-11, 0-2). Chaparral led 7-4 after the first two periods and won 11-6. Palmer Hardy led the Lady Pumas with another multi-goal game and goalie Devin Lindsey’s multi-save game held off […]

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