CLOSER LOOK: Jurupa Valley’s Dashon Dill

Take a closer look at Jurupa Valley senior Dashon Dill and you’ll see a player a step-and-a-half ahead of the rest of his teammates, and the rest of his league. Dill was large and in charge as the Jaguars (7-3 overall, 4-1 Mountain Valley League) defeated Rubidoux, 34-28, on Thursday, Oct. 28. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound … Continue reading

Season Preview: Mountain Valley League

PREP FOOTBALL 2021 MOUNTAIN VALLEY LEAGUE PREVIEW (Spring 2021 records in parenthesis) One of the few leagues that crosses the San Bernardino-Riverside County divide, the Mountain Valley League is the home for a solid group of teams hungry for respect. Indian Springs found the right mix in the spring and could really have things cooking … Continue reading

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