A Desire To Live Unlike Most Ever Know

Corona native Desiree Esparza has endured ovarian cancer and the horrors of a near-fatal auto accident to qualify for university. WARNING: Contains graphic content and mature subject matter. By Jerry Soifer Featured Contributor / soifer44@gmail.com Recently graduated Corona High senior Desiree Esparza was so proud of her dark, brown hair that she let it grow … Continue reading

Prep Preview: Baseline League Finals

I’m covering the Baseline League Track & Field Finals today, Friday, May 6, 2016, for the Southern California Newspaper Group (@SoCalNewGroup). Track events start at 5 p.m., weather permitting, at Rancho Cucamonga High School. THE LOW DOWN: Thunderstorms and rain will be a major concern this evening as a system hustles across the Inland Area. … Continue reading

Prep Preview: Roosevelt at King

I’m covering the Eastvale Roosevelt-Riverside King varsity track and field dual meet today, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, for The Press-Enterprise and HSGametime.com. Gun goes off at 3:15 p.m. PST. THE LOW DOWN: Eastvale Roosevelt is without star hurdler Jasmyne Graham, who continues to rest her hamstring after tweaking it Saturday at the Mt. SAC Relays. … Continue reading

CLOSER LOOK: Vista Murrieta’s KeiRon Long

Take a closer look at Vista Murrieta junior Kei-Ron Long and you’ll see a powerful sprinter who is quick to smile (though he doesn’t show it here). Long won the Boys 100 meter race at the Inland Empire Track and Field Championships on Saturday, April 21, 2012. He narrowly defeated Hesperia Oak Hill’s Marshaun Coprich by one-hundreth … Continue reading

Prep Impressions: April 21, 2012

I covered the Inland Empire Track & Field Championships for The Press-Enterprise on April 21, 2012, and came away thinking that this meet’s unfortunate timing may have impacted the level of talent but not the level of competition. The I.E. Championships and the Mt. SAC Invitationals, previously held on consecutive Saturdays in April, were scheduled … Continue reading