REDLANDS — The Citrus Valley High baseball program is still emerging from the shadow of Yucaipa and Redlands East Valley, longtime powers in the Citrus Belt League.
Harold Strauss’s players bunched together like they were peeking at risqué pictures. His offenses with their wild maneuverings induced opponents to jump offside. His team’s jersey numbers were so hard to read they prompted sportswriters to curse.
Touching down at Ontario International Airport in the summer of 1992, my first stop en route to a job interview at the Victorville newspaper was at a convenience store. There I noticed for sale all the newspapers in the area. I didn’t know I’d someday work at most of them.
My assignment to cover this area concludes this week. Retirement’s on tap, but I don’t think I’ll ever forget covering these digs. Lots of stuff going on. To my way of thinking, for every story I’ve written, there’s a dozen, or more, that go unwritten. Can’t do ’em all, I’ve always said.
- Aquinas High School names new president and principal
- SR-210/Base Line construction update: Week of May 3
- New post for former Highland resident Barrett
- SR-210/Fifth Street interchange improvements contract approved
- Plan for 137-home development granted tract map extension
- San Manuel opens off-site recruitment center
- Confident Mestas leading Spartans
- ‘Little Women’ becomes personal for LifeHouse Theater director
- Redlands Unified planning a normal school year for 2021-22
- Citrus Valley girls down Thunderbirds
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In coming weeks, you’re going to see a feature on a 1961 Redlands High graduate named Danny Wolthers. Basketball player. Six-feet-four-inches tall. Twenty-five points a game. All-CIF. Played for Jerry Tarkanian. You might’ve heard of that guy.
Highland Community News contributor Paul Prado recently gave a presentation to the Highland Area Historical Society on historic locations in Highland that can still be visited by residents today. Following is a timeline of many of the points of interest he mentioned.
I feel bad for young kids trying to play quarterback. From this point forward: How’s anyone going to ever achieve what that man in Tampa Bay has done over the past two decades? Best anyone can hope for is to shoot for second best — Montana, Elway, Favre, Rodgers, Brees, Roethlisberger, the M…
If you have ever heard a bird making a high-pitched short whistle in the brush in our local parks, like Aurantia Park in Highland, chances are you are hearing our state bird calling to one another. The California quail is the state of bird for the Golden State.
My son, Chet, sold my golf clubs the other day. Sadness has crept into my golf-playing soul. I have fondness for almost every sport, but golf stands out.
Ever since the NFL came up with the idea of spotting the PAT kick at the 20 — why didn’t they come up with this plan when the game was invented back in Jim Thorpe’s infancy? — I’ve long felt that sports could be “improved” like that.
Rival offensive coordinators probably have a checklist approach when it comes to accounting for Miami defensive end Jaelan Phillips. He’s got to be on top of that checklist.
There it was. Lost, perhaps, in a gloriously written piece by William Wade Norris. A small notation on Dino Ebel. Published last week. Ebel, a Dodger coach. World Series champion. A ring will be presented. Opening Day, 2021.
Thinking back to Nov. 11, a Veteran’s Day Wednesday, at a few area high school campuses, consider that some special events were taking place.
Dr. Ken Lane, a longtime wrestling medic who’s shown up at anything from high school championships to international, sent a photo from the U.S. National Senior wrestling championships in Iowa this August.
When I was 8 years old, I got my first camera for Christmas — a treasured point-and-shoot film camera. My favorite uncle gave me my first photo lesson the next month as he and my parents prepared to embark on a vacation flight to Bimini in the Bahamas. Uncle Les worked as a photographer and …
I couldn’t take it anymore. Had to get away. Where they’re playing real high school sports. Honestly, the last live event I covered for any newspaper was a BMX state qualifier over in Yucaipa ⎯ back in July.
First of all, longtime San Gorgonio High baseball coach Bill Eatinger should definitely un-retire. The recently retired Spartans’ coach has incredibly too much time on his hands now that he’s out of the education business. That includes coaching.
Yes, we lost the Indianapolis 500 from Memorial Day weekend, but we also lost something else from that Memorial Day time frame. The San Bernardino County Amateur Golf Championship, which was a nice little prize for area golfers to shoot for over a three-day period, is now off the horizon.
Long before that mess at the University of Redlands over a haphazard Twitter remark from head football coach Mike Maynard, there was a nice gathering of Bulldog players, their coaches and a former assistant coach.
Driving the city. Highland. What’s going on out there? At a standstill. Not many good sports notes, though. No baseball at the Little League compounds. Fall high school sports are out. It’s a virtual zero summer.
There was a misunderstanding when acting San Bernardino United Schools’(SBCUSD) Interim Superintendent Harold Vollkommer; during a midweek school board session on Tuesday, June 30, displayed a chart with an obvious omission.
The earliest deaths of Redlands residents from the influenza pandemic of 1918-19 were among those who left to serve in World War 1. George Corwin’s story is one example.
On Sunday, June 28, the Newport Legacy boat set sail on a dolphin and whale-watching excursion at 10 a.m. out of Davey’s Locker Whale Watching in Newport.
I had something else completely different planned for this corner until … Saturday. That’s when the sky started falling in on some curious tweets traced back to University of Redlands football coach Mike Maynard.
Took a 10.5-mile bike ride through Highland Saturday, May 23, cycling past notable spots as the local Community Center, Aquinas High School, Highland and Civitan Little League fields, CYSA Soccer Complex, plus basketball courts at various markings ⎯ wiped out by locked gates.
The following piece was written by Calvert Jones, an assistant professor in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, and Celia Paris, a leadership development coach at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business; the piece was originally published onlin…
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