In last Wednesday’s non-league match, the visiting El Dorado Golden Hawks basketball team scored a good 52-35 triumph over the Temecula Valley Golden Bears. Leading scorers for the Golden Bears were Sienna Fergerson (Jr) with nine points, and Karlee Wellonen (Sr), who netted thirteen.

Temecula Valley turned around the next day to play the Beaumont Cougars in a non-league challenge, attempting to improve on their 5-4 season record, which they did with a 45-42 victory. The Cougars went into the challenge with a 1-3 record after their 41-38 non-league loss to San Jacinto (6-6), who the Golden Bears will face this week as well.

There are still a handful of preseason games left before the Christmas break as Temecula Valley prepares to begin Southwestern League action when they open against Vista Murrieta Tuesday, Jan. 2. The Broncos, heading into this week, were sitting at 1-6 on the season.

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JP Raineri
JP Raineri

JP is an award-winning multimedia journalist, and head of the Sports Department for the Valley News. Over his time in the Temecula Valley, JP, a former Southwestern League head baseball coach, was also an on-air radio personality at Q103.3, KATY 101.3, Hot 103.9, and was a television host for the Outdoor Channel. When not covering local, or national sports, JP also serves as an Associate Baseball Scout with NSR.