Friday night, Sept. 15, the annual grudge match between Aquinas High School and rival Notre Dame continued. The Holy War, as it is called, determines who will keep the coveted Shield of Victory, and, once again, the Aquinas Falcons proved victorious.
Riverside City College keeps the Bell trophy … Blackhawks take down Silverado … Yucaipa outscores, out-duels San G … Aquinas wins Holy War … In Pacific Northwest, Redlands drops first game.
Lady Wolverines kick off PCAC play with 6-0 win… Cal State’s Danny Ortiz is a playmaker … Bulldogs host Claremont in soccer showdown … Citrus Valley star winds up at Arizona State … Lady Coyotes at No. 8 in AVCA poll.
Highland’s Arrowhead Tang Soo Do martial arts team was recognized and congratulated by the Los Angeles Angels during the seventh-inning stretch of its Aug. 25 game against the Houston Astros.
Friday night, Sept. 7, the NFL Flag Football of the Inland Empire opened its season at Clement Middle School in Redlands, with games played on three fields.
Showdown between Notre Dame-Aquinas … Fitts in Green Bay … Interesting note about Kurt Bruich … Unbeaten Spartans drop first game … Blackhawks roll to shutout win … Bulldogs take on another Northwest Conference squad.
Aquinas girls off to strong start in polls … Redlands’ men open SCIAC with win … Citrus Valley netters nearing CBL opening … Cal State women dominate net play in NorCal.
We were hoping Kylie Fitts would make the Chicago Bears’ roster for the 2018 season. There was some possible hiccup when the Bears traded for All-Pro Kahlil Mack from Oakland — Mack and Fitts are both edge-rushing specialists — but the onetime Redlands East Valley mauler made it, anyway.
Herrera-Holmes keys game-winning TD … Plante QBs Bulldogs in grind-it-out win … Aquinas’ offense revving up … San G off to 3-0 start … Fitts makes Chicago Bears’ roster … REV plays Citrus Valley on Oct. 19.
Hemet was ranked No. 1 in D-5 … Fifth-ranked Western Washington netters KO Cal State, off to a 6-1 start … SBVC women drop opener against Santiago Canyon … SBVC men lose to State powers.
Arrowhead Tang Soo Do martial arts team of Highland recently returned from the fifth annual Worldwide Tang Soo Do Family Championship held in England with 12 medals.
Honolulu Little League springboarded a West Regional Championship won in San Bernardino into an undefeated 5-0 World Series effort winning the title game against International Region Champions South Korea 3-0 on Sunday, Aug. 26, in Williamsport, Pa. Honolulu also was named co-recipient, alon…
The 2018 season opener for the San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) football team will revive a long-established tradition against cross-county rival Riverside City College (RCC). Since 1948, the highly coveted “Victory Bell” trophy has been passed between the victors of the football games b…
Cal State opens tournament-strong … Keeping an eye on local volleyball preps … SBVC men re-loading for another season … Aquinas duo among new players.
The day when two out of three Redlands public schools won … Bell Game back on tap … Elijah Hall racks up 347 total yards … College season opens: SBVC at Santa Ana … Bulldogs hosts George Fox.
Falcons open in Division 5 … San G’s Whaley, Matthews, Hall spring for big yardage, multiple trips to the end zone … Citrus Valley opens against Valley View … Redlands, SBVC open on Sept. 1.
Since 1984, Tropila has served Coyote athletics … Reinhiller retires as Cal State’s SID … Cal State women opens volleyball season in northwest Laura Tropila, who has been the head athletic trainer at Cal State San Bernardino since the campus initiated athletics in 1984, will retire after the pre-season drills for the 2018 soccer, volleyball and cross country teams. She was honored at the school president’s retirement luncheon in June. One former staffer said Tropila had been the only certified trainer on Cal State’s staff, aided by student assistants. Over the past 10 years, the school has since added an assistant trainer. Tropila watched over an athletic core when the school transitioned from NCAA Division 3 to Division 2 in the early 1990s, during which the care and nutrition of student-athletes changed in that span. Tropila, who also taught classes, served as the school’s senior woman administrator. She was replaced by a former colleague of new athletic director Shawn Farrell from Seattle University earlier this year. Along with Tropila, only cross country coach Tom Burleson has served in Cal State’s athletic program since its 1984 inception. A cross country and track runner during her collegiate days at Orange Coast College-Costa Mesa, where she is a Hall of Famer, and Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, Tropila was an NCAA finalist in the 400-meters in 1982 and 1983. Also this past summer, longtime Sports Information Director Mark Reinkiller also retired from Cal State’s administration. Reinhiller, whose experience included working for the San Bernardino Stampede (currently Inland Empire 66ers), copy writer-editor for the San Bernardino Sun and prior work as the SID at Cal Poly Pomona, is known to have moved to Chicago to be near family. WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL Coming off a brilliant 24-8 season in 2017, including upsetting unbeaten Cal Baptist University-Riverside in the NCAA Division 2 Western Regions, Cal State San Bernardino opened its season against unranked Metro State at Seattle Pacific University. The NCAA Div. 2 Western Regional championship was Cal State’s seventh triumph in that tournament, lifting the Lady Coyotes into the national tournament. Last season ended when the Lady Coyotes were beating in four games by Florida Southern in the national quarterfinals. This year, Cal State opens the season ranked No. 11 by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. At this week’s season-opening matches in the Pacific Northwest, Cal State was also scheduled to play Fresno Pacific and the host school, plus Central Washington over in Ellensburg. A week later, the Lady Coyotes will take all comers at the Division 2 West Region Showcase at Azusa Pacific University. Fifth-ranked Western Washington (Aug. 30), plus Biola University-La Mirada, No. 19 Northwest Nazarene (ID) before playing host Azusa on Sept. 1.
Since 1984, Tropila has served Coyote athletics … Reinhiller retires as Cal State’s SID … Cal State women opens volleyball season in northwest.
Team USA back in Olympics … Former REV star homers twice at World Softball Championship … Davidson finds mound duty with White Sox … Ex-Lady Coyote gets pro gig in Spain.
Honolulu Little League, which would go on to win the West Regional Championship and a trip to the Little League World Series, received a warm welcome and batting facilities at Highland’s 5 Tool Plus training center.
Defending CIF champion Falcons heading for the O.C. … Bell Game rivalry resumes … Fitts still in running for Bears’ roster … Ex-Spartan starting for Oregon State … Third year for Competitive Equity in prep.
Highland softball pitcher Adrianna Everett, 13, came out of this year’s tournament and World Series season with a lot to celebrate after helping lead the Redlands Baseball for Youth All Stars to several tournaments and a World Series Championship.
San Bernardino once again became the focus of Little League aspirations as 12 state and regional championship teams came to compete in the 2018 West and Northwest Regional Tournament this week at Al Houghton Stadium.
Hall of Fame game goes to Ravens … Fitts snags one QB sack … Sixth round pick might stick in Chicago … First, it was USC, then UCLA and, finally, Utah … Fitts spotted in NBC’s televised coverage … Top NFL QBs already on Bears’ ‘hit’ list.
Jack Bjork connected with ex-Wildcat in Peoria, Ill. … Kirtley’s a prospect in Cardinals’ chain … Went from 8-game hitting streak to 7-day disabled list … Fifth-round pick in 2017 was St. Louis’ third overall pick … Bjork’s mission to see all MLB teams in 2018.
Ratigan still shaking off 2016 State meet loss … Teran, Ortega among his top runners … SBVC runners can land almost anywhere after JUCO days … Recruiting might be Wolverine coach’s strong suit.
Ex-Wildcats Andriese and Chatwood find themselves among N.L. playoff contenders … Drafted out of UCR in 2008 … Andriese brothers part of REV’s climb into prominence under Hernandez.
The Redlands Swim Team (RST) held a celebratory send-off on Tuesday evening, July 24, on the pool deck of Citrus Valley High School for 25 of its top swimmers who are headed to the Junior Olympic Championships July 25-29 in Riverside. The cadre of swimmers range in age from 9 to 17 years old…
San Bernardino Public Golf Club on Waterman Avenue paid the price. They were old. There were other courses a little nicer, a little more modern perhaps. Challenging, it wasn’t, at least for the seasoned golfer. It’s now officially closed. Sadness is allowed.
Former Cajon coach landed opening at Citrus Valley … McClelland had string of top relief appearances … Area minor league trio all part of Padres’ AZL Rookie League roster … Kirtley hits first HR of 2018.
At least eight past Redlands combatants in this year’s Tour … Skujins tuned up for 2015 Tour of California stage win at Redlands … Haga nearly pulled off 2013 Redlands title … Bevin copped three Redlands in 2010 and came in second … Sutherland has been on Redlands’ podium … Smith is a past H…
The Little League Softball Western Regional Tournament will be held at Al Houghton Stadium at the Little League Western Region Headquarters, 6707 Little League Dr. in San Bernardino, from July 21-26. All games are free to attend.
The Newmark Senior Softball Allstars recently won the District 43 and regional championships earning the right to play for the state championships in Rosamond. They were scheduled to play Los Angeles District 18 Wednesday evening.
The Southern California Roadrunners competed at the USATF Youth National track and field championships held at the College of Brockport near Rochester, N.Y. with outstanding results. The team took 17 runners to compete in 2-year age brackets starting at age 7-8- to 17-18-year-old age groups …
Andrew Newman hired at Cal State … Oliver’s March resignation opened the door for new hire … Ordian caps brilliant golfing career at Redlands … 2013 Thorpe Award winner at Banning camp.
Last weekend, Kailie Paramo, granddaughter of Highland resident Richard Paramo, competed against hundreds of teams from across the United States in the 2018 Volleyball Festival International Championship held in the Phoenix Convention Center.