COLLEGE COURSE: Highlanders Men’s Soccer

When has a crowd of more than 1,000 people ever crammed into UC Riverside Soccer Stadium before Saturday? Only once, against UC Santa Barbara earlier this season. That the two historical crowds (for the Highlanders) have both been this season is worth noting. Two huge crowds, perhaps the largest for soccer anywhere in the Inland … Continue reading

Local Lessons: Inland Empire Amateur

I covered the Inland Empire Amateur Golf Championships on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, and Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, and came away with some blood on my hands… and my tape recorder… and my pants. No. I didn’t commit murder. I simply shook hands with tournament leader Nick Paez. He apparently had open blister(s) on his right hand. … Continue reading

FOMB NOTES: 1/6/11

Fontana Summit WR Devon Blackmon’s gaffe Wednesday night proved why he is not a sure-thing at the next level. Oft-injured and inconsistently brilliant, Blackmon, who has committed to the University of Oregon, caught a touchdown pass and also dropped a probable TD pass at the Under Armour All-America game. According to sportswriter John Murphy on his HSGameTime blog, Blackmon’s miscue had one broadcaster laughing: “He caught … Continue reading