Prep Preview: Serrano at Citrus Hill

I’m covering the Phelan Serrano-Perris Citrus Hill CIF-Southern Section Eastern Division championship game tonight for The Press-Enterprise and HSGametime.pe.com. The best part about this assignment is that it’s my first ever CIF section championship game, and that it’s pretty close to my house so I don’t have to drive far. THE LOW DOWN: Yep. My … Continue reading

Inland Area Prep Soccer Top 10

PRESEASON 2012-’13 1. Moreno Valley Valley View (0-0-0) — The champs. The first Inland Area soccer program to win a CIF-Southern Section D1 or D2 title since who… Poly, way back? Gone for the Eagles, however, are Alex Turkson and Miguel Hernandez. Who will pair with senior MF Jason Goicochea (7 goals last season) to make this … Continue reading

Prep Preview: Upland at Centennial

I’m covering the Upland-Corona Centennial CIF-Southern Section Inland Division semifinal varsity football playoff game tonight for The Press-Enterprise and HSGametime.pe.com. The best part of this assignment will gauging the Inland Area’s best offense vs. one of its best defenses. THE LOW DOWN: One of two Inland Division games on the night, the winner will likely face … Continue reading

Prep Preview: Kaiser at Temescal Canyon

I’m covering the Fontana Kaiser-Lake Elsinore Temescal Canyon CIF-Southern Section Central Division Quarterfinal Round game tonight for The Press-Enterprise and HSGametime.pe.com. The best part of this assignment is that the game will be a contest of teams with very similar styles. THE LOW DOWN: Matching two-yard-and-a-cloud-of-dust offensive playbooks with physical run-stuffing defensive systems, tonight’s winner … Continue reading

Inland Area Prep Football Top 10

FOLLOWING WEEK ELEVEN 1. Vista Murrieta (11-0) — Had no trouble dispatching South Hills, with or without Su’a Cravens. The USC-bound senior wasn’t in his uniform to start the game but reportedly played some in the second half. He’ll be needed this week vs. Norco. THIS SEASON: 11-0 overall, 5-0 Southwestern League. LAST SEASON: 9-5 … Continue reading