Prep Preview: Jurupa Valley vs. Patriot

I’m covering the Jurupa Valley-Jurupa Valley Patriot varsity football game tonight, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, for The Press-Enterprise and the Southern California Newspaper Group. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Rubidoux High School. BOTH TEAMS… JURUPA VALLEY (1-4 overall, 0-0 Inland Valley) had looked like it had turned a corner with a nice win … Continue reading

Jurupa Valley’s Nicholas Barba Swims On

Despite being the River Valley League’s fastest swimmer each of the last two seasons, Jurupa Valley High senior Nicholas ‘Nick’ Barba saw his performances ebb aside the weight of outside-the-pool frustrations. But with a great new coach (Cindy Robinson), his college commitment (UC Santa Barbara) and a new personal best (49.14 seconds in the 100 … Continue reading

Prep Preview: River Valley League

PREP FOOTBALL 2015 RIVER VALLEY LEAGUE PREVIEW (Records for last season) A rivalry isn’t a rivalry until the little guy rises up and has his say. Riverside La Sierra did that last season and won league, but strangely parted ways with its young head coach in the off-season. To call this a surprise would be … Continue reading

Prep Preview: Jurupa Valley vs. Hillcrest

I’m covering the Jurupa Valley-Riverside Hillcrest varsity football game tonight, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, for The Press-Enterprise and The best part of this assignment will be covering Hillcrest — playing its first varsity season — for the first time. THE LOW DOWN: Jurupa Valley (3-3 overall, 1-0 River Valley) scored a massive 15-13 victory … Continue reading

Prep Preview: River Valley League

This league produced two CIF-Southern Section Eastern Division semifinalists last season — Norte Vista and Moreno Valley. And although MoVal leaves the RVL, only the Big VIII League in last year’s Inland Division — Centennial and Norco — can boast such a distinction. Riverside Norte Vista (5-9) survived forfeiting a whole bunch of games because … Continue reading