Former Lake Elsinore shortstop now earning notice with Padres

Khalil Greene ended the 2002 season as the shortstop for the Lake Elsinore Storm but ended the 2003 season as a starting shortstop for the San Diego Padres. Now Greene is the primary shortstop for the Padres, and he has a legitimate shot at the National League’s Rookie of the Year Award.The Padres’ June 4 […]

Elite Soccer Academy to hold Summer camps at Murrieta schools

Elite Soccer Academy and the Murrieta Valley Unified School District are cooperating to hold six different Summer soccer camps.One-week day camps for boys and girls ages 4 through 14 will be held at different elementary schools. The lead instructor will be Sean Bowers, who coaches at Vista Murrieta High School and also operates Elite Soccer […]

Local racecar driver places third at pony stocks

Mike Weimann wasn’t even disappointed that he tied for the worst finish in his family.The Temecula driver, whose father and brother also drove at the Cajon Speedway May 29, finished third in the Pony Stocks main event and moved from third place to second in the season point standings. “I’m very happy with third,” Weimann […]

Josephson 2nd in heat race to start racing career

Camp Pendleton’s Jeff Josephson’s first-ever auto race produced a second-place finish in the Pony Stocks slow heat race May 15 at the Cajon Speedway.Josephson finished behind Pete Franke in the eight-lap heat race. \\"It’s really good, actually. I was quite excited,\\" Josephson said.Josephson began his racing career as a crew member to Camp Pendleton driver […]

Bumperless Weimann finishes fifth

Mike Weimann’s Mustang had its bumper when it was needed during the Cajon Speedway races June 15, and after losing his bumper Weimann avoided further contact and finished fifth in the Pony Stocks main event.The Temecula driver crashed both in the Trophy Dash and early in the 20-lap main event before moving up to retain […]

Murrieta’s Ross ties for second at Bakersfield

Murrieta’s Rachael Ross tied for second in the Barrel Racing at the Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo held April 30 and May 1 in Bakersfield.Ross had a time of 17.44 seconds to tie for second place with Linda Vick. Ross and Vick each took home $1,014.55 apiece.\\"I was happy. She did well,\\" said […]

Bowers named to All-MISL Second Team

Murrieta’s Sean Bowers earned postseason Major Indoor Soccer League honors with the April 27 announcement of Bowers as a member of the All-MISL Second Team.The 35-year-old Bowers earned all-league honors for the seventh time in his career.\\"Even though it’s an individual award, it still reflects on the team,\\" Bowers said. \\"Even though it’s one person […]

Spencer 2nd in SCRA Barona debut

The Sprint Car Racing Association made its Barona Speedway debut May 1, and Temecula’s Mike Spencer finished second in the main event.The second-place finish was the highest ever for Spencer in an SCRA feature. \\"I’m happy with that,\\" he said. \\"Second place is pretty good. It’s definitely not as good as a win, but it’s […]

Coker organizing Armed Forces Day Bulls Only

Murrieta’s Eric Coker is organizing the First Annual Armed Forces Day Bulls Only.The Bull Riding competitions will take place at Winchester’s Wild West Arena the nights of May 14 and May 15.\\"It’s about bringing people together and supporting the military,\\" Coker said.Coker is the California Circuit Director of the Professional Armed Forces Rodeo Association. Although […]

Cirillo to bypass Lake Elsinore in rehab

Padres infielder Jeff Cirillo will bypass the Lake Elsinore Storm during his rehabilitation assignment and will spend his rehabilitation with the San Diego Padres’ top farm club in Portland, Oregon.\\"We just want to face competition as close to the major leagues. He’s missed a lot of time,\\" Padres manager Bruce Bochy said April 29.The status […]