Bad news up front: Don’t expect a 2021 Redlands Bicycle Classic.
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.
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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.
Gina Umeck, who copped a 1998 CIF-Southern Section girls’ championship, thus working her way into curious trivia territory after posting her triumph at Mission Lakes Golf Club in nearby Desert Hot Springs.
Here’s a curious statistic: Only two golfers, Redlands High’s Michele Lyford (1987) and Redlands East Valley’s Gina Umeck (1998), have won postseason high school championship tournaments among female golfers from San Bernardino County.
DIAMOND NOTES: Springfield was the mecca for two local ... 2010 was a fully loaded CBL ... Past and present RBY presidents ... Davidson out with COVID, returns with a bang.
Derrick Dial figures he went to sleep at around 3 in the morning. It was on Nov. 17, 2018, maybe six hours after his team lost a heartbreaking CIF Division 11 semifinals playoff game. At home. To Anaheim Western High.
It couldn’t have been worse timing for Danika Serassio, the onetime Redlands East Valley defender who roamed the Lady Wildcats’ backfield — then known as Danika Bowman.
There are rumblings around Community Field, the baseball-softball-football facility on this city’s north side, that are beginning to sound like an outcry for public awareness.
Even before Monday’s media Zoom conference with CIF-Southern Section Commissioner Rob Wigod, rigorous questions were accumulating.
It’s quite a résumé. All you have to do in order to judge the coaching career of first-year Baylor University head football coach Dave Aranda is to look around.
Tennis classes at Ford Park were approved to begin on Monday, July 6, with new guidelines promoting social distancing with participant safety in mind. These guidelines are available to view on the city of Redlands website at cityofredlands.org/post/match-play-tennis-academy-1.
CYCLING: Craig Kundig’s memory was crystal clear … ‘He was coming’ … Redlands lineup of other racing stars was glittering … A local appearance might’ve landed 200,000 fans.
DREAM TEAM: CBL coaches held to just a few picks … CIF championship swimmers Liberty, Jude Williams in spotlight … Pepperdine-bound Zack Chonkich a baseball pick … Citrus Valley’s 4 x 400 girls relay among CBL’s elite.
There was a moment, or two, when softball star Sahvanna Jaquish, a Redlands East Valley star softball player, had showed up as a college coach in Redlands.
Baseball coach Estevan Valencia admitted there were plenty of names sifting through his mind while mulling over the idea of chasing down the open athletic director’s position at Redlands High School.
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.
DIAMOND NOTES: Chonkich, Kesterson, McKinney, Stegehaus, Lee and others in the lineup … REV girls hurting for seniors … Strong crop of underclassmen ready to step up.
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 off the horizon.
BASEBALL HISTORY: Switch to PONY might’ve brought new energy … Key figures brought about transition … Bartells, Chapman and others lifted local ball into prominence.
AREA SCHOOLS: Private school campuses might have an advantage over public schools … ‘No one knows anything,’ says Rhonda Fouch … CIF Fall sports could start two weeks later, says Russell DeKock.
While nothing in sports is happening around these parts, a lot is still taking place. Redlands East Valley has a guy who will train with a wrestler battling for an Olympic berth.