Hawkish wins Southern California Derby

Hawkish won the Grade I Southern California Derby at Los Alamitos December 12. The EG High Desert Farms colt edged Mocha Blast by a neck in the 400-yard race for three-year-old quarter horses. “He’s got a lot of heart,” trainer Felix Gonzalez said of Hawkish. The Temecula horse broke second in the race, trailing only […]

Elite Soccer Academy to host Winter camp

Elite Soccer Academy will host a Winter soccer camp at Vista Murrieta High School January 3-7. The day camp for boys and girls ages four through 14 will actually consist of three different camps: a recreational instructional program, an advanced session, and a goalie clinic. All three camps will take place each day from 10 […]

Carter is Lake Elsinore’s leading batter

Although Josh Carter was sent down to the San Diego Padres’ Lake Elsinore farm team early in the season, he finished 2004 as Lake Elsinore’s leading hitter among regulars and batted .300 in the California League for the second consecutive year. Carter’s .305 batting average at Lake Elsinore led all Storm players who played in […]

Bowers pleased with indoor World Cup results

Sean Bowers, the captain of the US national indoor soccer team, was pleased with the national team’s performance at the indoor World Cup.The US finished seventh in the tournament played Nov. 21 through Dec. 5 in Taiwan. “We went to the tournament ranked 30th in the world. We left there ranked seventh, so we did […]

Youth Volleyball signups in progress

Registrations are now being accepted for the spring season of the United States Youth Volleyball League. The season runs for eight weeks from April to June in Valley Vista Park in Murrieta.It is an instructional volleyball league that operates in a co-ed format for boys and girls ages 8-14. Its mission is to provide each […]

What is still right with organized sports? Meet Lady Pumas captains

Fighting — with each other and fans — substance abuse, and a deeper commitment to paychecks than teammates are some of the biggest stories in professional sports today. Shades of similar stories surface from college-level athletics. Even the most adamant of fans finds himself wondering… Where is the future of sports headed?With any luck, right […]

Pumas lose catfight to Paloma Valley

Take it with a grain of salt, take it home to Momma, but don’t take it lightly; defense and hustle were at center court last Friday night when the Chaparal Pumas (4-3) traveled to Menifee for their second meeting this season with the Paloma Valley Wildcats (4-2), losing 42-37.“Our girls fought hard,” said Puma head […]

It’s YMCA flag football season!

YMCA flag football begins its eighth season with a record 65 teams. Since 1997 the YMCA in Temecula has provided a variety of activities and sports for the Valley’s youth.This year more than 600 are registered in the flag football program.“We have seen tremendous growth in our sports programs over the past couple of years,” […]

200 runners participate in fourth annual 5K event

Emilio Perez won the fourth annual Lake Elsinore Unity in the Community 5K run, held at the Lake Elsinore Levee Nov. 20.The James Taylor Allstate Agency of Lake Elsinore and the surrounding communities awarded the top male and female finishers $100 each. Perez, 25, who set the event record with a time of 17:37, elected […]

Chaparral falls short in CIF Finals

The Pumas (30-5) girls’ volleyball team was defeated in the Southern California Regional Finals of the Division 1 state playoffs at the hands of Manhattan Beach Mira Costa on Tuesday, November 30. Chaparral lost three sets to one (25-21, 25-8, 18-25, 25-22), clearly improving after the same team had swept them in a previous outing.Graduating […]