In weeks to come, you’re going to see a feature on a 1961 Redlands High graduate named Danny Wolthers. Basketball player. 6-feet-4-inches. 25 points a game. All-CIF. Played with guys like Gary Sherman. Jim Weatherwax. Steve Taylor.
Mika Lee pays tribute to everyone, it seems, that she deems responsible for the latest big moment in her life — a scholarship at UC Berkeley, a place on its softball team included.
Irvine Crean Lutheran, a private high school campus located alongside State Route 241. Some area schools have lined up against the Saints in CIF.
The Unforgettables Foundation starts 2021 with a golf event honoring two brothers, local anesthesiologists who cared about kids. This may be the first memorial fundraising outing for local charity.
Defending NCAA champion LSU has fallen on hard times this season, a factor that might have started when longtime defensive coordinator Dave Aranda left to take the vacated head coaching job at Baylor University last winter.
YEAR IN REVIEW: Ex-Terrier had a hand in NCAA football championship … Locals had shots at a World Series, Super Bowl and March Madness … Swimming, soccer, softball claim top headlines … Eagles’ net surprise.
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Kurt Bruich made his case for playing a high school football season like no one else probably could. Odds could be stacked against playing, starting first with the CIF-Southern Section’s recent decision to scale back December season startup dates to next month.
Juanita Webster-Freeman, part of a hopeful contingent of track & field athletes training for the 2020 Olympic Games in 2021, got a helpful nudge in recent weeks.
Redlands East Valley’s golf champion Tayler Muchmore watched Boise State and Nevada-Reno fall away from her grasp at a college scholarship.
Oziomachkukwu Ozonoh, a 6-foot middle blocker coming into her junior season at Redlands East Valley High, remembers a little trip to Los Angeles back on Sept. 14, 2019.
Eddie Borysewicz, remembered as a star coach upon bringing star cyclists to multiple Redlands Bicycle Classic events, died at age 81 last week.
Inside word was that if Virginia Tech had taken the trouble to block Miami’s Jaelan Phillips last week, the Hokies might’ve been able to beat the ninth-ranked Hurricanes.
It’s a similar lineup, but it’s missing a couple of key names off a state-finishing fifth place from last fall’s California boys’ cross-country championships.
For a few weeks, readers seemed more than a little curious about last Dec. 2 View From Above — “Tennis Dying? Not quite … and here’s evidence” — publication about local tennis. There were plenty of responses.
END ZONE NOTES: Phillips, Holiness show up on winning sidelines last weekend … Nationally-ranked BYU-Boise State hoists plenty of locals … Daniels & Co. falls one short against USC … Moi family still football active.
Matt Sartori, an ex-Wildcat runner who’s been coaching Redlands East Valley’s track & field/cross country teams since 2014, isn’t calling it completely quits on his own athletic career.
SPORT NOTES: Cajon, REV players log into college games … Greg Horton tournament offered to golfers … Pruett winds up fourth on NHRA trail … Chatwood among dozens of MLB free agents.
SPORT NOTES: Aranda has Baylor at 1-2 … Phillips speaks up after Miami win … Pruett goes down in second round speed duel … Ex-Blackhawk heads for Humboldt State.
If there is to be a 2021 Redlands Bicycle Classic — a race that was postponed this past April — any decision on its status won’t be made until at least Dec. 10.
Brian McCulloch, an absolute favorite among the Redlands Bicycle Classic connections during his nine years — would’ve been a 10th year, but 2020 was canceled — on the local peloton.
He was a roommate with eventual World Series hero Sergio Romo, a relief pitcher who struck out Miguel Cabrera for the final out in 2012.
Brandon Ford, whose move to Redlands East Valley High’s softball program from rival Redlands, won’t forget those years of memories. Ford, the longtime Lady Terriers’ coach, says he can’t.
Watching a determined Jacob Nottingham step into the batter’s box last week against Dodger left-hander Clayton Kershaw might’ve been a confidence-building moment for the ex-Redlands High slugger and catcher.
SPORT NOTES: Fitts playing behind NFL All-Pro … Phillips, Miami takes on Lawrence, Clemson this week … Updates on Graves, Carpentier and D’Arcy.
There are, at last check, 10 games on Citrus Valley High School’s football schedule when prep play comes to life after the winter holidays.
Working the phones, not to mention Twitter, Instagram and other social media out there during the NFL draft, well, you come across the craziest things. The stories. The memories. The insight.
SPORT NOTES: Former Wildcat a Hurricane pass rusher … Ex-Terrier hits grand slam for Milwaukee … Vikings waive Meadors … Carroll scores for Texas A&M … Barrett part of Auburn’s volleyball roster.
It was a chance to discover the truth about a baseball Hall of Fame pitcher. Believe it or not, Ferguson Jenkins had appeared in Redlands to conduct a youth clinic at Community Field and, perhaps, sign a few autographs a few decades ago.
When it comes to recent past history in area track & field, think of this: Yucaipa High’s Asani Hampton, whose 10.26 lifetime best in the 100 meter sprint, plus another rousing 20.94 in the 200, was beaten by a couple of area sprint stars.
Isaiah Armstrong, who led California with 14 interceptions in Redlands East Valley High School’s 2014 state championship season, refuses to give up football.
Kylie Fitts, as expected, made Arizona’s 53-man roster. His first game is Sunday against defending NFC champion San Francisco.
Estevan Valencia, the longtime Redlands High baseball coach, had a significant answer on why that mountainside city to the east is clearly the area’s leader in diamond play.
Today, Friday, Aug. 28, marks the 48th anniversary of a fairly special sports moment in this city’s history. More on that in a bit.