Getting in the swim of things

Murrieta Valley High School’s boys swim team has won the last two CIF Southern Section championships, while the Nighthawks’ girls swim team finished fourth in last year’s CIF meet. Genevieve Barrow, who coaches both the boys squad and the girls team, knows that having a significant number of swimmers in the CIF meet helps ensure […]

Saunders plays in first Petco Park day game

Murrieta’s Josh Saunders played in the first day game in the history of Petco Park.Saunders, now an outfielder for the University of California, San Diego, played left field for UCSD March 12 when the Tritons defeated Point Loma Nazarene University.\\"It’s a really great experience,\\" Saunders said of playing in the first day game.The ballpark in […]

Temecula’s Keller leads Cougars in first Spring golf match

Rob Keller had the low score for Cal State University San Marcos at the Family Motors Invitational hosted by Cal State Bakersfield and was tied for eighth place among all golfers in the tournament.The senior from Temecula had a 54-hole score of 212, helping Cal State San Marcos to tie for third in the 17-team […]

Nearby DeLuz VFD receives county funding for two brush rigs

The allocation of Community Projects funds usually passes on the Board of Supervisors’ consent calendar, but on February 10 a last-minute modification turned out to be good news for the DeLuz Volunteer Fire Department as the department received funding for an additional brush rig.The supervisors approved $50,000 for the purchase of two used brush rigs, […]

Padres’ 2004 depth doesn’t rule out prospects

The San Diego Padres appear to be an improved team for 2004, but the increased depth at the major league level doesn’t mean that the current prospects at Lake Elsinore and elsewhere don’t have a future with the club.\\"We feel very good about our farm system,\\" said Padres general manager Kevin Towers, who joined Padres […]

Temecula Valley’s Clark named all-American in Ivy League

After Chris Clark was named to the all-Ivy League first team as a junior, Penn offensive line coach and offensive coordinator Andy Coen predicted that Clark would be an All-American in 2003 if the Temecula Valley High School graduate kept improving.Coen’s prediction came to happen when Clark was named a first-team NCAA Division I-AA All-American […]

Washington State coach optimistic about Temecula’s Afif

Although Temecula Valley High School graduate Patrick Afif sat on the sidelines during the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl which was played December 30 in San Diego, Washington State University football coach Bill Doba is enthusiastic about Afif’s future with the Cougars.Afif, a junior college transfer who made his WSU debut this season, was the second-string […]

Ross to return to California Finals Rodeo

During the early months of California’s rodeo season Rachael Ross would have been satisfied just to return to riding. But her injury earnings combined with some post-recovery winnings enables the Murrieta barrel racer to compete at the California Finals Rodeo January 17-18.\\"I don’t know how,\\" said Ross, who managed to finish fourth in California Circuit […]

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