FOUR & MORE: Inland Area Cs

PREP BASKETBALL 2021 BEST FOUR & MORE CENTERS 1. Dennis Evans, Jr., Hillcrest – On college coaches’ radars for more than two years, and recently had a triple-double in the championship game of the Kiwanis Tournament. Now over 7-foot-1, he might be the biggest thing to come out of the I.E. hoops scene in quite … Continue reading

Season Preview: Desert Empire League

PREP FOOTBALL 2021 DESERT EMPIRE LEAGUE PREVIEW (Spring 2021 records in parenthesis) A new day rises in the desert. Palm Desert will find it hard to improve upon a defense that allowed just 36 points during the spring season, but senior DE Zachary Avina (10.5 sacks) return to terrorize area QBs. Palm Springs has some … Continue reading

Season Preview: Desert Empire League

PREP FOOTBALL 2019 DESERT EMPIRE LEAGUE PREVIEW (2018 records in parenthesis) They’re going to the air this season in the DEL, with at least four of the six teams featuring QBs ready to sling it 30-to-40 times a game. Palm Desert and Xavier Prep, last season’s No. 1 and No. 2 teams, respectively, hand the … Continue reading

FOUR & MORE: Best Inland Area Matchups

BEST INLAND AREA PLAYOFF MATCHUPS PREP BASEBALL 2016 1. Rancho Cucamonga Etiwanda (17-8) at Rialto Carter (20-6) — Junior C Chris Jimenez (.371 BA, 4 HRs) leads the Eagles, the Baseline League No. 3, against the Lions, the Citrus Belt League champs, in a CIF-Southern Section Division 2 1st Round game on Thursday, May 19. … Continue reading

Prep Preview: Desert Valley League

Some might see the Desert Valley League’s move from CIF-Southern Section’s Central Division to its Eastern Division as a demotion. For other teams it’s a chance to get a sniff at a title that was previously unattainable, especially this league; A collective 1-3 in last year’s playoffs. La Quinta (8-4) won six of its last … Continue reading