McAnulty plays for Padres at Petco

Paul McAnulty will start the 2005 baseball season with Mobile, but the 2004 Lake Elsinore Storm star had the distinction of being optioned from the San Diego Padres’ 40-man roster. “Not too many people get to be on that 40-man,” McAnulty said. “I’m just enjoying this day.” Excluding Rule V draft selections who must remain […]

World Cup Qualifier wrap-up

While spectators heard the thuds of galloping horses and watched an extraordinary competition throughout the World Cup Qualifier weekend, it was Jessica Heidemann who won the CIC-W. A resident of Bellingham, WA, 24-year-old Heidemann and her 14-year-old Thoroughbred, French Twist, were awarded $4,300. During her stay in Europe for the World Cup in Sweden, Heidemann […]

Region’s largest park to open in early 2006

By this time next year, the cry of “play ball” will be heard all across Los Alamos Hills Sports Park as youth soccer, baseball, football, basketball and softball teams converge on what will be the region’s largest sports park. “It goes a long way to meeting our goal for park space in the city,” Murrieta Mayor […]

Valley Sports Review 3/31/2005

This week we have action from Temecula Valley’s varsity baseball team as they beat Rancho Verde 5-3 and crosstown rivals Chapparal and Temecula Valley meet on the track at Chapparal.

Pechanga helps the clubs rock

On Thursday, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County thanked Pechanga Resort and Casino for their continued support of the club by hosting the “Our Kids Rock” auction and dinner and for their premiere sponsorship of the event. With more than 1,000 people in attendance, the club grossed more than $417,000, shattering its previous […]

Snell wins Team Penning open division

Doug Snell of Temecula won the open division of the March Madness team penning competition March 5-6 at Ramona’s Fred Grand Arena. Snell, Ramona’s Cathy Liles, and Stevinson’s Carl Turner had an average (aggregate) of 1:58.50 on nine head to win the event sanctioned by the World Championship Team Penning Association. Each member of the team […]

Sean McGahee: leader by example

When it comes to baseball catchers, they are a rare breed. They are the ones who do all of the dirty work and they like it. They are also the ones who have to maintain control over the entire field and how the game is being called. They are also an extension of the head […]

Big comeback thwarted by big swing

First-year programs like the one at Vista Murrieta usually meet with adversity. No one expects damage of any kind and the team is usually scheduled an “in-season practice” game. Getting touched up for a run in the first inning as a freshman is also bad. Brian Valenzuela had a rocky start, giving up a triple […]

Outstanding High School Activity Awards go to Murrieta high schools

The California Association of Student Leaders (CASL) announced their Outstanding High School Activity Programs for 2005. Murrieta Valley High School received an award for the seventh year and Vista Murrieta High School received their first award. Murrieta Valley Unified School District’s two high schools will receive a plaque at the general session at the CASL […]