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 […]

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 […]

Payout at Lakeside Rodeo a bonus for Ross

Rachael Ross placed fourth among 53 barrel racers at the Lakeside RodeoApril 23-25 to win $771.26. For Ross the highlight wasn’t her positionor payout but the fact that she was able to ride at the Lakeside Rodeo.\\"I’m riding again,\\" she noted. \\"Last year I didn’t even know if I wasever going to walk again.\\"On April […]

Bowers obtains 1,000th career block

Murrieta’s Sean Bowers obtained his 1,000th career block during regular-season professional indoor soccer with an April 3 block in Kansas City.Bowers, who plays for the San Diego Sockers, had two blocks in the Sockers’ 8-2 loss to Kansas City, giving him 1,001 career blocks.\\"I take pride in blocking shots just as much as I take […]

Fisher claims top spot at Galway Downs

Twenty-four year-old Robyn Fisher of Santa Rosa, Calif., took the top spot in the Galway Downs World Cup Qualifier Sunday riding her horse Le Samurai. The 9 year-old gelding performed flawlessly during stadium jumping, the third and final phase of the three-day events. Fisher and Le Samurai were ranked first coming out of yesterdays cross-country […]

MVHS wins team competition in Duke Snider Home Run Derby

Murrieta Valley High School won the team competition at the Duke Snider Upper Deck Home Run Derby held February 15 at Fallbrook High School.In the team round Jim Brunner and Chad Richardson combined for eight home runs to outdistance the four home runs of second-place Santa Margarita High School as well as the totals of […]

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 […]