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 […]

Golden Bears tranquilized by Corona

Temecula Valley High School head football coach Bud Kane has been coaching on the gridiron for 40 years, including a CIF title berth in 1993, but never before has he enjoyed leading a team as he had this year.“I told these guys — and I meant it — I’ve had as much fun with football […]

Temescal falls to Norco

Football, some say, teaches not only the basics of the gridiron, but the Xs and Os of life. Such as in “real” life, like a family, a team works hard for a common goal, celebrates together after successes, and cries and helps one another recover after disappointment.The Temescal Canyon football team over the past few […]

Elsinore native makes his mark at USC

For the University of Southern California, punter Tom Malone is the equivalent of a billionaire’s $100 winning scratch ticket, a gourmet chef’s can of Spam, or Paris Hilton’s Greyhound bus pass. Simply put, rarely utilized or even needed are these commodities. Perhaps Malone, a Lake Elsinore native, would have been better off attending a school […]

Cooper wins All-Around at Feather River

Clint Cooper won the All-Around at the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association competition October 2-3 at Feather River.The 2001 Temecula Valley High School graduate, who competes for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in college rodeo competition, earned 215 All-Around points at Feather River. He won both go-rounds and the average (aggregate) in Steer Wrestling, finished second […]

Golden Bears continue in title hunt while Nighthawks fall

In the other quarterfinal match-ups, two of our local teams, Murrieta Valley and Temecula Valley, traveled to Corona to face Centennial High School and Santiago High School, respectively.The Golden Bears squeezed past Santiago 21-13 behind strong performances by quarterback Melvin Blackmon and classmate and runningback Antonio Williams. Temecula Valley will host the semi-finals of the […]