Hometown star shines at Norco vs. Temecula

In a game that featured two of the state’s most prolific scorers, one of those stars decided to shine above the other in front of her home crowd with the Temecula Valley Lady Golden Bears putting away the Norco Lady Cougars 78 to 67. (Photos for this game appear in the Valley Sports Review). The […]

Vally Sports Review

A tough week for the Valley teams this week. After strong wins in the quarterfinals, both the Temescal Canyon boys basketball and Temecula Valley girls basketball team fell out in the semifinals. With basketball over, the Gallery will be turning its attention to softball and baseball and whatever else we can find to bring you.

Jessie Thompson shines at Temecula Valley

Temecula Valley Senior Guard Jessie Thompson is one determined athlete. You can ask her. She sets her mind to something and she goes to great lengths to do it. If you don’t believe her you can probably ask her teammates. She is the unquestioned leader of the team and that’s fine with the rest of […]

Eight-year-old looks to future in Supercross

Jerry McGrath, Travis Pastrana, Ricky Carmichael — these are household names for Supercross lovers, and Jake and Tim Martin may be added to the list… in about seven to 10 years. Eleven-year-old Tim and 8-year-old Jake are brothers who have been riding dirtbikes for most of their lives. Earlier this month, on February 5, Jake […]

Zember and Clarizio make racing debut

Temecula resident Jeff Zember and Toyota of Temecula mechanic Cory Clarizio made their auto racing debut February 5. Zember and Clarizio drove a Toyota pickup truck in the Mojave Desert Racing Association competition in Lucerne Valley. They finished ninth among nearly 30 entrants in their class. “We were very happy,” Clarizio said of the finish. “Had […]

Romo has low score at UCSC Invitational

Although rain limited the UC Santa Cruz Invitational to one round, the February 15 golf tournament was significant for Murrieta’s Brenda Romo. Romo had the low score among the Cal State San Marcos golfers; her round of 84 strokes was the sophomore’s first low score in collegiate golf. “There’s no doubt she’s getting better,” said […]

KC Spinelli: fab frosh blazing a trail

How would someone like to be a leader in his freshman year? Not to mention that this is a leader of a brand new high school with a brand new athletics program. No problem. Oh yeah — on top of that, you are a catcher. “With great power comes great responsibility.” That is the only […]

Doubleheader turns into picnic for Wolfpack

Being a first-year team is hard enough. Being a first-year high school is even harder. That was not evident on the faces of the Great Oak Wolfpack when their youth was their strength last Saturday as they squared off at home with the Beaumont High Cougars. Great Oak’s Anthony Williams pitched five strong innings to […]

Inaugural bike race comes to Murrieta

The Tour of Murrieta 2005 is Murrieta’s first foray into pro cycling, and the first three-day stage race of the Southern California 2005 season took place this past weekend from Friday, February 18, to Sunday, February 20. Horrible weather greeted all the riders, but the slick surface caused only one pileup. The stages Stage 1: […]

Lake Elsinore Tiger girls lose at home

The Elsinore Tigers girls basketball team ended their dream season Saturday night in a CIF-Southern Section Division 11-AA first-round playoff game loss to La Palma Kennedy. They finished their season with an 18-11 record under first-year coach Chris Jones. The Tigers fell behind early on in the first quarter and just could not keep Kennedy […]