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The start of today’s Women’s World Cup Soccer is getting comments close to home. Among the thoughts of Denise Rapinoe are those of discrimination to women soccer players, saying the World Cup stage could influence such change. Mirjam Swanson stated the defending champion, U.S. women’s nation…

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Along with Yucaipa High School athletes Sydnee Huff and Tyson Heaton, Thunderbirds baseball pitching coach Kevin Halamicek was recognized at the 55th Ken Hubbs Awards held May 20 at Grand Terrace High School. Huff and Heaton were Yucaipa’s 2019 nominees for the Hubbs Award presented annually…

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Yucaipa High School volleyball team’s late rally on Senior Night was not enough against Redlands East Valley who stopped the Thunderbirds hopes of defending its Citrus Belt League championship. REV prevailed 25-16, 25-10, 25-23. The Thunderbirds eventually earned a CIF-SS, Division 4 playoff…

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Cal State Fullerton-bound Cameron Repetti ended Yucaipa High School’s two year, seven-game post season win streak by pitching host Cypress to a 5-1 victory in a California Interscholastic Federation quarterfinal baseball game played May 10. Thunderbirds’ ace Tyson Heaton did his part by limi…

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After its second-round playoff game at Valencia West Ranch last Tuesday, Yucaipa High School baseball coach Ralph Grajeda used the term “dodged a big bullet” when talking about his team’s 1-0 win to advance into the playoff quarterfinals. Not only did YHS have a hard time hitting bullets thr…

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Yucaipa High School baseball Coach Ralph Grajeda and pitching Coach Kevin Halamicek didn’t think Tyson Heaton had his best stuff in a 4-0 win over visiting Huntington Beach Edison High School last Thursday. Heaton pitched a two-hit shutout allowing YHS to advance to the second round of the C…

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Entering the CIF playoffs for the first time in six years the Mesa Grande Academy baseball team knew it had nothing to lose going against the No. 2 ranked team in Division 7. Traveling to Victorville on Thursday to face University Prep and its 2018 All-CIF pitcher Rudy Mejia plus a lineup fi…

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From left to right:Blake Rodriguez, Vanguard University, Cross Country/Track and Field; Zoie Hollinger, Cal State San Marcos, Track and Field; Julia Smith, Vanguard University, Track and Field; Sarah Ramirez, University of La Verne, Soccer; Savannah Orton, Laterneau University, Tennis; Joshu…

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The Yucaipa High School baseball team closed the regular season with bats blazing after traveling to Orange County to dispose of Crestview League champion Foothill 12-4 in a makeup game that was rained out earlier. The win followed closure to Citrus Belt League play that saw the Thunderbirds…

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The Yucaipa High School softball team scored eight unearned runs in the first inning, followed by a good display of overall talent in a 9-1 Citrus Belt League win over Carter at home last Tuesday. Pitchers Esperanza Coe, Makenna Stuart and Delaney Saugstad combined to limit Carter (2-8) to f…

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Yucaipa High School pitcher Tyson Heaton exceeded nearly all his amazing accomplishments on Saturday by hurling a perfect game in a must win situation against Citrus Belt League rival Carter that was played as part of the County Clash at San Manuel Stadium.

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Under clear skies, sunshine and the chatter of excited kids, decked out in their uniform best, Yucaipa Valley National Little League opened its 2019 season Saturday at the 13th Street Sports Complex.

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Friday’s PossAbilities Para-cycle Yucaipa circuit road race stage got off to a great start with bright sunny weather, cool morning air, and none of the wind that kicked up for the time trial on Wednesday. There were 43 competitors in 14 different categories lined up at the start line to comp…

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The Yucaipa High School volleyball team got off to a fast start but was eventually caught and passed by visiting Redlands East Valley in the Citrus Belt League opener for both teams on Thursday. After Yucaipa won the first two games 25-20, 25-18, REV stormed back to win the final decisive th…

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A beautiful day on March 9, lead to a great opening ceremonies, as family and friends gathered to welcome the start of a new Little League season. The snack bar was open for business, located in the middle of the fields of dreams with coaches and players lined up in outfield. The event start…

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Yucaipa High School freshman Leah Gaitan became the first wrestler in school history to earn a California championship after winning the CIF-State wrestling 106-pound title last month in Bakersfield. Gaitan won by a rare 1-0 disqualification when Walnut's Justine Barredo was penalized twice …

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The Yucaipa High School girls basketball team topped another successful season by having six players named All-Citrus Belt League. Four-year varsity starters Tori Guzman and Julianne LeClair were selected all-league first team. Another senior, Kateland Peters was also a first team pick. Juni…

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Yucaipa High School girls soccer coach Sarai Stamper considered this past season's Citrus Belt League so competitive that one loss could drop a team three spots in the standings. Her team finished second in league at 6-1-3. It lost in the first round of the playoffs at La Serna of Whittier, …

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Yucaipa Aquatics is a family oriented non-profit organization that prides itself on being welcoming to all. This organization not only has a competitive swim team for ages 5 to 18 but also has a master’s program. The masters program is a great way to stay in shape; some compete, others come …

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The Yucaipa High School water polo team’s remarkable ride in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs came to an end on Saturday at hands of No. 3 seeded Pasadena Polytechnic after a 14-9 loss in a match held at Crafton Hills College. YHS finished its season with a 15-13 record and won the Citrus B…

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Stephanie Landavazo says her Yucaipa High School softball team is young and strong as it prepares for its jump into the elite Division I of the CIF-Southern Section. The Thunderbirds will also be defending their Citrus Belt League championship for the eighth consecutive season.

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The Yucaipa High School water polo team took a firm grip on first place in the Citrus Belt League by limiting Citrus Valley High School to one goal in the second half, good for a convincing 10-5 victory. Senior Dori Philips got the Thunderbirds off to a 5-1 lead by scoring three goals and as…

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Kevin Delgado scored early and he scored late to help the Yucaipa High School soccer team to a 3-2 comeback win against Citrus Valley. The Citrus Belt League match was played in constant rain and cold at Thunderbird Stadium last Tuesday. With five league matches left, YHS keeps its post seas…

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A special feature at Yucaipa’s basketball game last Thursday was Alumni Recognition Night when some of the top athletes in Yucaipa High School history were introduced at halftime.

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Cajon High School spoiled the best game of Yucaipa senior Katelyn Holt’s basketball career by outscoring host YHS 12-1 in the final three minutes for a 59-48 win in a crucial Citrus Belt League game last Thursday. Cajon improved to 4-0 in CBL (13-5 overall). YHS, the two-time defending CBL c…

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Yucaipa High School basketball team spokesman Luke Spoelstra announced that its coaching staff will be organizing a boys travel team. The newly formed Yucaipa Basketball Academy hopes to begin play in late January. It will be geared for those in middle school, however could be expanded to th…

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Yucaipa resident Kevin Montgomery helped cap off the 2018 season at Devore’s Glen Helen Raceway by taking first place in one of 20 races held Dec. 30 in the New Year’s Grand Prix/Motocross. Montgomery won in the over 50-year-old, expert category, outlasting the field of motorcyclists after c…

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Jan. 5 marked the start of the season for Yucaipa Youth Basketball. All of the kids enrolled in YYB came ready to play and eager for the start of their first game according to Publicity Chair Daniele McClure. For some, this is their first ever time playing any sport; and for others this may …

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The evolving popularity of skateboarding brings a culture that includes its lingo, clothing, and “punk” influence. Yucaipa residents David Michael Clark and Dezmin Lane are the region's more traveled skateboarders. They say there's money in the sport, however both prefer its free-spirit, und…

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The Mesa Grande Academy girls basketball team used strong defense and a fourth quarter run to win its season opener, 40-20 in a nonleague game with visiting Woodcrest Christian on Thursday. MGA closed out the win with a 21-5 run.

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The 2018 Yucaipa Junior All American Football and Cheer season came to a close Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Southern California Conference Super Bowl. History was made by YJAAF after 20 weeks of hard work, sweat, and some tears. The spirit of the families and cheerleaders helped the teams advanc…

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The pool at Crafton Hills College is big enough to hold Yucaipa Swim Team (YST) members of all ages, sizes, skill and challenges. If you are interested in getting into shape or improve your overall health, its coaches say thats the place to be. Yucaipa Swim Team head coach John Ogden was the…

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The Yucaipa High School boys basketball team got thrown into deep water in its maiden voyage into the 2018-2019 season and the results were a 95-47 loss to three-time defending Southwestern League champion Temecula Valley. In front of their home crowd, the young Thunderbirds showed potential…

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Yucaipa Valley Youth Soccer Organization's family and friends packed the Rick McCown Soccer Complex on Friday for closing ceremonies of the fall season. Trophies were presented to individuals ages 10-to-14-years on six championship teams and to those on the six second place teams.

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Newly appointed Yucaipa High School boys basketball coach James Simpson is learning on the run at his first varsity head coaching job. Simpson replaced former coach Michael Allen who resigned less than a month ago. The new coach makes only two promises. "We will be fun to watch and we'll pla…

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Both the Yucaipa High School boys and girls cross country teams qualified for the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section championships after finishing among the top-four teams in a Division I at the Section Prelims held last Saturday at the Riverside cross country course. The…

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The Yucaipa High School football team’s season ended on Friday after its 34-12 loss at Villa Park in the opening round of the Division 4, CIF-Southern Section playoffs. YHS trailed at the half, 28-6 before losing 34-12 to the Division’s No. 1 ranked, undefeated Spartans who improved to 11-0 …

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