Former local standout athletes recognized at Salute to the Champions banquet

Former local standout athletes recognized at Salute to the Champions banquet

The stars of the month recognized at the 71st annual Salute to the Champions banquet Feb. 21 at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego included 2014 Chaparral High School graduate John Baron II and former Lake Elsinore Storm outfielder Travis Jankowski. The San Diego Hall of Champions’ annual banquet honors the previous year’s […]

Padres to play Storm in exhibition game next month

Padres to play Storm in exhibition game next month

The Lake Elsinore Storm and the San Diego Padres will go head-to-head at The Diamond in Lake Elsinore for an exhibition game on Friday, March 31, seven years removed from their last on-field meeting in 2010. “We are looking forward to visiting The Diamond next month to close out Spring Training,” said Padres Executive Vice […]

Murrieta YMCA celebrates its first birthday

Murrieta YMCA celebrates its first birthday

Natalie Witt valleystaff@reedermedia.com The Murrieta Family YMCA celebrated its first “birthday” by throwing a “Taste of Fitness” event for both its members and guests Saturday, July 30. Instead of receiving gifts, the YMCA was all about giving – rewarding all of its supporters with the opportunity to partake in complimentary fitness demonstrations and assessments. The […]

2016 California/Carolina League All-Star Game includes Fan Fest at Storm Stadium

2016 California/Carolina League All-Star Game includes Fan Fest at Storm Stadium

LAKE ELSINORE – This year marks the 20th overall – and 18th consecutive – meeting between the California and Carolina Leagues during mid-season All-Star play which culminate June 21 at The Diamond in Lake Elsinore. The series dates back to 1996 and the California League leads the series 9-8-2 all-time. The All-Star festivities begin with the […]

Lake Elsinore Storm sit in the middle, seek first Cal League title since 2011

Lake Elsinore Storm sit in the middle, seek first Cal League title since 2011

The San Diego Padres Advanced-A minor league affiliate, the Lake Elsinore Storm are 25 games into the 2016 season and still looking for their first league title since 2011. Currently sitting at 11-14, as of press deadline, the Storm are third in the California League South Division standings behind the High Desert Mavericks (19-6, Texas […]

Padres announce Francisco Morales as 2016 Lake Elsinore Storm Manager

Padres announce Francisco Morales as 2016 Lake Elsinore Storm Manager

LAKE ELSINORE – The San Diego Padres recently announced the staff for their Minor League affiliate in Lake Elsinore, which will now consist of Francisco Morales as the new Storm Manager. Xavier Nady and Glendon Rusch have been retained as the team’s hitting and pitching coaches. Morales, 42, joins the Storm after making his managerial […]