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 By JP Raineri    Sports 

High school football gets underway, Zero Week games are here

The first official week of high school football in California begins this week with the ever so famed Zero Week games. According to the rules laid down by the Southern Section of th... — Updated 8/21/2019

 
 By JP Raineri    Sports 

HS Girls' Volleyball: Lady Pumas win Citrus Valley tournament championship

As a means to get ready for the tough season ahead, the Lady Pumas of Chaparral High School took to the courts at Citrus Valley High School this past weekend. It didn't take long... — Updated 8/21/2019

 
 By JP Raineri    Sports 

Former Temecula Valley graduate wins Sprint-Distance National Championships

Thousands of triathletes embarked on the National Championships for Sprint-Distance Triathlons in Cleveland earlier this month, and Travis Wood, a 2014 graduate of Temecula Valley H... — Updated 8/22/2019

 
 By JP Raineri    Sports 

Two local riders place at USA Mountain Biking Championships

The USA Mountain Biking Championships took place in Winter Park, Colorado, during the last weekend of July, and two local riders brought home some big accolades. Cade Calonder, 19,... — Updated 8/23/2019

 
 By JP Raineri    Sports 

HS girls' volleyball: Top local teams recognized in 2019 CIF Southern Section watch list

As the new school year sets in and the upcoming high school girls' volleyball season approaches, many local teams are gearing up to embrace the challenges ahead. With the recent rel... — Updated 8/23/2019

 
 By JP Raineri    Sports

MSJC baseball hires Lonsdale to take over program

The wait is over for students interested in playing baseball at Mt. San Jacinto College as the school recently announced its new baseball coach. Mike Lonsdale, who comes to Mt. San... — Updated 8/15/2019

 
 By JP Raineri    Sports

Local girls' lacrosse officials needed, clinic to be held Saturday, Aug. 17, for those interested

The Temecula and Murrieta area has a dozen high school girls' lacrosse teams and almost no local game officials. With the popularity of the sport and it's most recent sanctioning... — Updated 8/16/2019

 
 By JP Raineri    Sports

Temecula's Sepersky wins Sydney Michaels Golf Classic

The first ever Sydnee Michaels Classic wrapped up at Temecula Creek Inn Sunday, Aug. 11. Michaels is a current LPGA player with a resume full of impressive feats such as being a... — Updated 8/16/2019

 
 By JP Raineri    Sports

Philippine softball team competes in Hemet during 14U Pony World Series

The 2019 Pony Softball World Series is growing in popularity and draws competition from halfway around the world. This year the Hemet chapter of Pony Baseball and softball played... — Updated 8/16/2019

 
 By JP Raineri    Sports

Special needs baseball players getting much deserved love from southwest Riverside County baseball communities

A multitude of upcoming events are being held to help keep special needs baseball players in the community enthused and engaged with America's pastime. The first of the events was... — Updated 8/8/2019

 
 By JP Raineri    Sports

Local club baseball team has legendary feel at each of its levels

The Temecula Legends Baseball Club was founded in 2016 by Temecula resident, Dennis Irwin. At the time, Irwin was running a 7U machine pitch team that played in the local Temecula... — Updated 8/8/2019

 
 By JP Raineri    Sports

Sparks Taekwondo athletes take top honors at multiple State Championship tournaments

With its rise in popularity, taekwondo is kicking things into high gear, and Sparks Taekwondo is seeing the benefit of being one of the top training grounds in the area. Located in... — Updated 8/1/2019

 
 By JP Raineri    Sports

Salmon sighting brings thousands to Pechanga for 'King Fish' meet-and-greet

One of the most recognizable Angels alumni players ever, Tim Salmon, made a stop by Pechanga Resort Casino Friday, July 19, where the former Major League Baseball outfielder and... — Updated 7/26/2019

 
 By JP Raineri    Sports

8th annual SoCal State Boxing Championship takes place in Menifee

Boxing fans were treated to three days of competitive boxing at last week's eighth annual SoCal State Championship Amateur Boxing tournament. The event, which featured over 40 bouts... — Updated 7/26/2019

 
 By JP Raineri    Sports

Temecula Valley alumni Connor Cannon named to ABCA/Rawlings West Region Collegiate First Team

It has been a great past couple of months for Connor Cannon, who was a standout high school baseball player at Temecula Valley High School before playing at the University of... — Updated 7/26/2019

 
 By JP Raineri    Sports

IBF title up for grabs in recent bouts, Battle of the Badges also goes down at Pechanga Resort and Casino

The young champion took the old veteran to school. Richard "R.C." Commey made the first defense of his IBF world lightweight title, knocking down former world champion Ray Beltran... — Updated 7/18/2019

 
 By JP Raineri    Sports

ORN Dirt Lifestyle Festival on the move, headed to new larger location at Perris Fairgrounds

The promoters behind Off-Road Nights announced that the seventh annual ORN Dirt Lifestyle Festival will be taking place in an all new, larger location at the SoCal Fairgrounds in... — Updated 7/18/2019

 
 By JP Raineri    Sports

Volleyball with a purpose; Forza1 Volleyball Club continues its success in 2019

Youth volleyball is a sport on the rise, and Forza1 Volleyball Club continues to excel at the highest level locally, regionally and nationally. This year has been an outstanding... — Updated 7/18/2019 Full story

 
 By JP Raineri    Sports

Former Inland Empire basketball star returns home, Kawhi Leonard signs with Clippers

After weeks of speculation on which team NBA superstar free agent Kawhi Leonard would decide to play for, the verdict is in. Leonard played a huge part in the Toronto Raptors... — Updated 7/11/2019

 
 By JP Raineri    Sports

Murrieta is well represented at 120th California State Open, Anderson bears down to win it all

The 120th California State Open Championship took place at the Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta from June 25-28 and featured a very recognizable group from the host city. In fact,... — Updated 7/11/2019

 
 By JP Raineri    Sports

Atlanta Falcons Ricky Ortiz brings football camp to Temecula

Local youth football players, ranging in age from 9 to 18, got the opportunity to perform in front of elite level NFL players, local high school coaches and top high school... — Updated 7/4/2019

 
 By JP Raineri    Sports

Temecula 8U baseball team wins USSSA International World Series tournament

The Hunter Pence Young Guns 8U baseball team took to various fields in Southern California last weekend where they participated in the USSSA International World Series. After a... — Updated 7/4/2019

 
 By JP Raineri    Sports

HS Sports: CIF Southern Section offices release fall sports playoff groupings

The Southern Section offices of the California Interscholastic Federation, which is the governing body for high school athletics in most of Southern California and is the largest... — Updated 7/4/2019

 
 By JP Raineri    Sports

Olympic beach volleyball idol hosts clinic for local girls in training, surprises club with $25,000 donation

Three-time Olympic gold medalist, American Professional Beach Volleyball star and co-founder of digital media platform p1440, Kerri Walsh Jennings hosted 31 local girls from... — Updated 6/27/2019

 
 By JP Raineri    Sports

Vaulter Club continues to set the bar high for local athletes

With the popularity of the sport of track and field growing in the area, local clubs are also growing in attendance. One local club, specifically aimed at pole-vaulting, continues t... — Updated 6/27/2019

 

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