Steve Torrence, this year’s rapid-fire, pace-setting Top Fuel driver on the NHRA circuit, suffered a rare loss in the Aug. 18 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
Forty years later, Bob Costas’ career at NBC has come to a close. It was back in 2007 that the nationally prominent sportscaster got in touch with me.
Rod Robison, about to step into his second season as Arrowhead Christian Academy’s football coach, has the utmost respect for Ambassador League powerhouse teams.
SAN MARCOS — It’s taken Greg Cesario 34 years to qualify for another United States Golf Association event. In this case, Redlands High’s No. 1 golfer off the Terriers’ 1982 CIF-Southern Section championship team is headed for the Aug. 24-29 U.S. Senior Amateur championship.
SPORT NOTES: Olmedo latches onto local legend’s papers … REV boys could be cross country team to beat … Young-Warner was triple-jumping stud.
SANTA BARBARA — Juanita Webster-Freeman, a two-time junior college state heptathlon champion in search of a pathway to the Olympics, never took her time on anything.
SPORT NOTES: Jude, Liberty each qualify for two Olympic Trials events … Jaquish part of Team USA’s Pan Am gold medal … Pinnacle pair returns from Rome with gold medals.
BATON ROUGE — Injury-prone, poor grades, a devoted Rams’ fan not blessed with a gift for classroom activities wasn’t exactly a glorified pathway into a record-setting pay-day at Louisiana State University for Dave Aranda.
- Three Redlands teachers move along in race for county Teacher of the Year
- Leaders confident in economy despite 3 closures in a week
- After 53 years La-Z-Boy will close Redlands plant
- Man found dead in Grand Terrace
- San Bernardino city schools assistant superintendent arrested on child pornography charges
- Congressional reps and protesters fight shelter for migrants
- Young Eagles soar over city in EAA program’s 26th year
- Parents urged to watch for teenage depression
- Remembering local football icon, REV runners and Rian Young-Warner
- Pedestrian Hit and Killed by Motorcycle in San Bernardino
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Almost everyone watching Tyler Davis — namely his high school coaches — remembers a short Redlands East Valley High freshman who was more of a basketball player than a tennis player back in 2015.
SPORT NOTES: Clippers’ new star took over against Terriers … That cycling connection between Redlands, France … REV gets a transfer.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Juanita Webster of Redlands, now known as Juanita Webster-Freeman, was unable to keep pace with phenomenal high jumping whiz Vashti Cunningham at last weekend’s U.S. Track & Field championships.
AQUATICS NOTES: REV swimmer still has another year to lower 500-freestyle time … Harp family still making waves … Chuck Riggs’ Redlands roots still felt.
BOSTON — One way or another, Dylan Fashempour was going to find a college outside of California. To study. Play baseball. Maybe even work his way into a possible spot in the NCAA Division III College World Series.
It wasn’t too long after discovering his home field won a significant award that Redlands High baseball coach Estevan Valencia was spreading the word.
When it comes to swimming in Redlands, consider the count of championship-level efforts over the past, say, decade, or so. It goes back much further than that, of course.
SEATTLE — Julio Cruz remembers cutting to the basket during practice for coach Al Endeman’s team at Redlands High School way back, say, in the early 1970s.
Redlands dentist group King House Dental is providing free custom fit mouthguards for the Colton High School Yellowjackets football team. Mouthguards that cost more than $500 retail.
Spencer Kettle, a recent graduate of Redlands East Valley High School who led a community service project to construct shot put and discus pads at Arrowhead Christian Academy, was recently honored in an Eagle Scout ceremony.
Can you imagine for a minute what it must feel like to receive a beautiful birthday or holiday card and not be able to read it? Or to have children or grandchildren and not be able to help them with homework?
Rich Lunsford, the second-year football coach at Redlands East Valley High, is paying for the high-achieving years of his predecessor, Kurt Bruich.
Let me lead off with this parent story: A mom complained to former Redlands East Valley Principal John Maloney about her daughter’s basketball coach.
Three local Boy Scouts from Troop 226 were honored by the mayors of Redlands and Highland in an Eagle Scout ceremony at Casey's Orchard in Redlands last week.
DIAMOND NOTES:Turf toe topped Cruz’s MLB career … All-Star MVP Bieber’s connection to Redlands … Warner’s en route to Dodger Stadium … All-Area team baseball, softball selections from rival county publications.
At 7 a.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday a group of tennis players meets at the Verdieck Courts at the University of Redlands. They are not your average weekend rec players.
GOLF NOTES: Pair of local players each won CIF titles ... Limbhasut’s collegiate career concludes at Cal … Umeck forging ahead coaching Northridge … Local U.S. Open qualifiers come up short.
REDLANDS — Michael Crossland, considered a motivational speaker who beat cancer as a child, is a world traveler, businessman, author, spending nearly a quarter of his life in hospitals, making TV appearances with endless other activities.
CORTE MADERA, Calif. — Michele Lyford-Sine, who lives in a quiet neighborhood in this smallish community a half-hour’s drive north of San Francisco, remembers running into PGA golf professional Dave Stockton in New York a few years back.
Chase Lipscomb reached the NCAA Division III men’s tennis quarterfinals before losing to a Claremont-Mudd player, top-seeded Nikolai Parodi back on May 24 in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Powered with a three-run homer by Christian Diaz in the fourth inning, timely hitting, solid defense and pitching, the Redlands 909ers downed the Australian Expos 9-1 at Redlands High School to begin the Australian Tour of Redlands on Saturday.
ST. LOUIS — There’s more to a game plan that waving base-runners home, trying to steal opposing teams’ signals or flashing signs from his third base coach’s box for Ronnie Warner.
Next time you’re sitting in the bleachers at a Redlands East Valley basketball game — boys or girls — watch for Kirk Escher.
On Thursday, June 20, the cities of Highland and Redlands held the third in a series of public meetings aimed at collecting public input and citizen support for the Highland Redlands Regional Connector Trail for bicyclists and pedestrians, support project leaders say is vital to winning addi…
Newspaper reporters need people like Susan Miller. We need someone to tell you what’s going on behind the scenes. To straighten us out and remind us.
REDLANDS — When tabulating the votes for this year’s all-Citrus Belt League softball team, it might’ve seemed slightly surprising that Redlands High’s junior Nahri Tath-Slezak’s name appeared as No. 1 on all six coaches’ Most Valuable Player ballots.
There’s strong evidence that Redlands High product Karen Jacobs, named Player of the Year in San Bernardino Valley College’s Pacific Coast Athletic Conference last November, is set up to turn a small NAIA women’s soccer conference on its ear this fall.
Margaux Jones, a much-decorated jumper and sprinter on a pair of Redlands High School’s CIF-Southern Section Division 2 championships, wound up sixth in the long jump at the Mt. SAC Relays back on April 20 at El Camino College.