View From Above: Sweet swings are met with rigid competition … Big Ten champ chased by Big Ten runner-up in Beaumont? ... Slovenia’s first-ever pro.
Rebuilding a State championship team was tough … Scholarship opportunities are created … Top area players are wearing Lady Eagles’ colors … Thomas, Brown surfaced at historic Cal Baptist.
Those 18-wheelers on the road spinning through Banning-Beaumont en route from Phoenix International Raceway to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana for this week’s NASCAR race was, as always, quite a show.
View From Above: Redlands event always seeking volunteers … Banning, Beaumont has growing contingent of marshals, participants … Cycling event moved to March 13-17.
VIEW FROM ABOVE: Southern Section’s approach works … There are some system blemishes … Beaumont cashed in with fourth place finish … War of the Wheel rivalry seemed like a perfect blend of Div. 11 and 12 teams.
VIEW FROM ABOVE: Volleyball Senior Night are first-class events … Polo training was local effort … CBL call coming for Beaumont? … Steinberg saw tough league schedule ahead.
VIEW FROM ABOVE: Midwestern college game had everyone’s attention ... Iowa beats Nebraska while airport patrons watch ... It’s the same twists and turns that take place at Banning and Beaumont.
We were hoping Derron Smith would make the Cleveland Browns’ roster in 2018. Smith, who made the Cincinnati Bengals’ roster the past three seasons, was cut by the new Browns’ regime last weekend.
Sarah Rike, who’s bounced around playing and coaching volleyball between Beaumont, Redlands and Banning, knows her baby’s due in November. If everything aligns just perfectly, the Lady Broncos could make a serious playoff run.
HOOP SCOOP: Big 2 became the Big 3 in MSJC’s JUCO championship … Brown tourney MVP, Thomas all-tournament, Gower ignored in final tabulation … Mt. SAC’s successful coach funnels buy-in recipe … Mozga gets coveted title.
A handful, or so, years back I was assigned to interview a duo of State-bound wrestlers from Riverside King High School. They were headed for Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, which is the ultimate goal for any kid that hits the mat.
If you’re looking for a new head football coach, we might be able to provide an idea, or two, about the process of weening out candidates and ushering in any highly experienced and dedicated on-field educators.
Seconds before Super Bowl XXXV concluded with Baltimore set to knock out the New York Giants, 34-7, Ravens’ coach Brian Billick called the team’s water boy over and told him to empty all the water containers.
Since former Banning legend Don Pellum has been hired by Chip Kelly at UCLA, you really haven’t been treated to much news in recent weeks about Bruin football.
Here’s to all the Baseball Dads, plus a few Moms, out there in anticipation for an upcoming season, either in Banning Little League or Beaumont PONY. My question is this: Why aren’t more kids turning to switch-hitting? If you’re going to do it, the earlier the better.
SPORT NOTES: Ariana Serrato racked up 7 against Cuyamaca … Beaumont girls nab another co-league volleyball title … Cal State women deadlocked with UCSD in volleyball duel … College soccer wars heating up for men at Redlands, Cal State.
I remember the bit well. A few years back. Sitting on the visitor’s bleachers. It was seconds until kickoff. Steve Garcia called out to the fans at Ted Runner Stadium, the neighborhood fixture over at Brockton and University in Redlands, “Ladies and gentleman, please rise …”
In case it’s escaped anyone’s attention, Beaumont High’s record 47-home run output on the Lady Cougars’ softball season blew apart the previous mark of 35, set only four years earlier.
DIAMOND NOTES: Cherry Valley pitcher working his way up in Toronto chain … Juarez, De Longchamp tabbed first-team all-league … Longtime Yucaipa softball coach heads for Minot, N.D.
Let’s take a couple pieces of important testimony from this past school year. Splice them together. In the case of Beaumont High School’s football program, it might be helpful.
It happens every year. U.S. Open for golfers. Guys come out of the woodwork for the chance. It’s an “open” tournament, which means it’s open to everyone. That is, if you’ve got a low enough handicap, 1.4, which is a number lower than Clayton Kershaw’s earned run average.
DIAMOND NOTES: No-hitter from Carson McCafferty … Beaumont in three-way tie for league softball title … Cougar baseballers finish regular season with a rush … Martin, Garewal sisters destroy Rubidoux … Cal State women KO’d in conference tournament.
DIAMOND NOTES: Alyssa Gonzalez hits 3 HRs in Lady Cougars’ record-tying power barrage … Banning’s girls clinging to league title hopes … Cal State women, headed for Stockton, rise to No. 6 in West … Three-way tie involving Banning’s boys will be settled.
Re-leaguing’s always a deep-breathing exercise. That April 24 vote must’ve been a relief to Beaumont. And, except for an increase in travel budget, Banning got a huge break.
In another couple of weeks, May 3-7 to be exact, the Redlands Bicycle Classic will kick off in Highland. There are few special qualities about this year’s 33rd renewal. For openers, it comes one week before the Amgen Tour of California, which should attract a few more of cycling’s elite to l…
There could be some excitement connected with a new sport on Beaumont High’s growing athletically motivated campus sports program. Does boys’ volleyball excite anyone?
From around the Interstate 10: NASCAR couldn’t ask for better publicity in advance of Sunday’s AutoClub 400 at the Fontana-based Auto Club Raceway: Kyle Busch left bloodied from a fight with Joey Logano? At the Las Vegas Kobalt 400? This is a ticket seller’s dream …
SPORT NOTES: Sands-Willingham sprint showdown … Citrus Hill goes way beyond league soccer title … Zanforlin stands atop Beaumont’s tennis lineup … Bradbury sets school 100-breast record.
DIAMOND NOTES: Beaumont boys split at Chino … Cal State, MSJC having trouble winning baseball games … Lady Coyotes split with No. 25 Monterey … Reagor among those going for titles in volleyball, basketball and softball.
SPORT NOTES: West Valley-Beaumont for a CIF title? … Romero scores key goals in playoff wins … Hernandez eliminated at Masters … Cougars win baseball openers, sweeping pair against MoVal … Pritchett scores Top Fuel win in Arizona.