Season Preview: San Andreas League

PREP FOOTBALL 2019 SAN ANDREAS LEAGUE PREVIEW (2018 records in parenthesis) A lot of people are still trying to figure out Al Brown, and how it is that he took a team that was 3-8 the year before and transformed them into a 14-1 juggernaut that made a state bowl game appearance. It still boggles … Continue reading

Season Preview: San Andreas League

PREP FOOTBALL 2018 (PRESEASON) SAN ANDREAS LEAGUE PREVIEW (2017 Records in parenthesis) Every team in the SAL got pummeled during its 2017 preseason schedule, combining to win six of 30 total non-league games. That’s just 20-percent for those of you doing the math at home, and well below local, regional and national averages. A small … Continue reading

FOUR & MORE: Best Inland Area GBK Coaches

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL 2016 BEST INLAND AREA COACHES 1. Mark Lehman, San Bernardino Cajon — A respected mentor to so many, with the top record (407-48 since 2004-’05) among his colleagues, but would probably prefer to not be at the top of any list. Still, he hasn’t won fewer than 23 games in 12 seasons, … Continue reading

FOUR & MORE: Best Inland Area BSOC Coaches

BOYS PREP SOCCER 2016 BEST INLAND AREA COACHES 1. Ted Small, Redlands East Valley — Climbed the mountain last season as the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 champion. The culmination of seven years of program building, now task is to do it again. 2. Fred Bruce-Oliver, Claremont — More than 20 years as Wolfpack head coach … Continue reading

FOUR & MORE: Best Inland Area BSOC’ers

PREP SOCCER 2015 BEST INLAND AREA SOCCER PLAYERS 1. Jonathan Garcia (Sr., MF/F, Redlands East Valley) — Was the unheralded engine of the Wildcats before busting out last season with double-digit goals and assists. 2. Tyler Garrard (Sr., GK, Lake Elsinore Lakeside) — Area’s top goal keeper is finally in his final year after a … Continue reading