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Calimesa’s Lori Becker grew up while skating at the Stardust Roller Rink, an iconic 1950s-era venue which burned down in 2019. The rink housed many memories, but now Becker and her charges are all about making new memories. Lori and her old coach Verda Asman guide the Academy of Champions Sk…

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The Yucaipa High football team remained unbeaten by defeating host Hesperia 41-13 on Friday, Sept. 10. The game was played at the school where Yucaipa coach Justin Price served his father, Butch Price, as a ball boy. Butch was the first-ever Hesperia football coach. Following a 6-6 first qua…

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QB1 of the Bulldogs Nathan Martinez is 2good2btrue. The University of Redlands star is a modern version of Frank Merriwell (Google him kids), with a rifle for an arm and magic in his feet.

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The Yucaipa High football team, led by the band, enters the stadium. AC-DC’s “Thunderstruck” blares. As the T’-Birds sprint onto the field, the crowd erupts.

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At the Yucaipa City Council meeting on Aug. 9, Public Works Analyst Todd Gutjahr and Director of Development Services/City Engineer Fermin Preciado presented the Phase I and Phase II of Wildwood Mountain Bike Trail Project to council asking to accept the contract work for the two phases that…

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At the Yucaipa City Council meeting on Aug. 9, Public Works Analyst Todd Gutjahr and Director of Development Services/City Engineer Fermin Preciado presented the Phase I and Phase II of Wildwood Mountain Bike Trail Project to council asking to accept the contract work for the two phases that…

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At the Yucaipa City Council meeting on Aug. 9, Public Works Analyst Todd Gutjahr and Director of Development Services/City Engineer Fermin Preciado presented the Phase I and Phase II of Wildwood Mountain Bike Trail Project to council asking to accept the contract work for the two phases that…

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The Yucaipa Valley American Little League won the minors (Under 10) baseball title in dramatic fashion on Monday, July 12 on a single by Cameron Urias in the bottom of the eighth inning.

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Yucaipa Valley American Little League manager Jeff Scott missed his team’s 11-1 victory against Twentynine Palms on Saturday, July 10, because of vacation. But it was OK because acting manager Rob Eland did just fine in making sure the boys touched home plate on every run and smiled for phot…

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Last week I received an email from a former area sports editor, Mike Murphy. I have never met him but he frequently drops me notes on the area sports scene and I appreciate it.

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Yucaipa High dominated the recently released All-Citrus Belt League baseball team. The Citrus Belt League champion Thunderbirds (21-10) put seven players on the first team, including league Most Valuable Player Jacob Reimer.

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It took the Yucaipa High baseball team until the final day of the Citrus Belt League to clinch a championship – but clinch, it did with its second victory against Redlands in three days.

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YUCAIPA – The strategy of the Yucaipa High basketball team was not complicated. It spread the floor on offense, left the middle open for forward Jonathan Stradford, and then let Stradford drive to the basket for shots or dish it to open teammates.

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The Citrus Belt League Boys Golf Individual Prelims were held at Yucaipa Valley Golf Club on Monday, May 24.  Timmy C. from REV led the field with a 4 under par 68. The Yucaipa High School Varsity team was represented by Mason Montgomery (75), Spencer Payne (78), Connor Kendrick (81), and Ty…

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Back in the 1960s, a few years after the Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, I was a brown-haired lad playing third base for Ram’s Sporting Goods of the San Bruno Pee Wee League.

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Elijah James completed 15 of 20 passes for 220 yards and one touchdown and ran for 30 yards and two scores to lead the Yucaipa High football team to a 31-0 victory against Redlands East Valley on Saturday, April 10.

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Beaumont High’s football team scored the final 24 points as the Cougars defeated the Yucaipa football team 37-24 on Saturday, April 3, in a Citrus Belt League game.

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Butch Price, the father of Yucaipa High football coach Justin Price, has been coaching since the Nixon Administration of the early 1970s. The elder Price, following Yucaipa’s stunning 38-21 victory on Saturday, March 27 against Citrus Valley, gathered the Thunderbirds and recited a mantra.

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Caiden Huber stepped into the batter’s box at Yucaipa High on Tuesday, March 23, under a fickle, overcast sky that couldn’t decide whether to dump rain or spread sunshine.

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On Jan. 11, the Yucaipa City Council approved and authorized City Manager Ray Casey to execute Facility Use Agreements  and administer the terms of the agreements between the city of Yucaipa and Yucaipa Valley Youth Soccer Organization, Spartans F.C. (football club), Yucaipa Valley American …

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Coming from all corners of the nation, riding on machines, dirt flying in all directions, hundreds revved up their two-wheel motorcycles in search of a motocross title.

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Even at six wins, five losses and a fully-loaded Citrus Belt League schedule lying ahead of Yucaipa High School, third-year Thunderbirds’ baseball coach Ralph Grajeda offered up plenty of hope for a successful season.

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The Yucaipa Boys season began with five new varsity starters. 0nly sophomore, singles player, Preston Chu returning to his same position on the team . As the preseason started the team had a lot of growing pains and a variety of lineup changes as the team was preparing for Citrus Belt League…

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The Yucaipa Calimesa Girls Softball league invited volunteers to join them in cleaning up the softball fields at I Street Park in Yucaipa on Saturday, Feb. 29. Around 50 volunteers, both adult and children showed up in force to get the tasks at hand done.

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Consistently playing at a high level resulted in the Yucaipa boys basketball team demonstrating marked improvement throughout the 2019-2020 season. A 17-12 overall record included wins against seven non-league playoff teams. Finishing 3 in the challenging Citrus Belt League, at 6-4, qualifie…

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Having graduated four seniors after the 2018-19 season taking most of the height on the team with them, the Yucaipa High School girls basketball team needed to take a little different approach this year.

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The Yucaipa Calimesa Girls Softball (YCGS) League will, for the first time offer a 16 division for the Spring 2020 season. Registration is now open and will run until Wednesday, Jan. 22. Online registration is available at www.ycasa.com. Walk-up registration at I Street Park will be Wednesda…

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The Yucaipa Pickleball Club has much to be proud of. In two years it has grown to nearly 200 members and continues to add new players every week. Such phenomenal growth requires plenty of playing venues, and the club has met that need by expanding to three locations with 15 courts that fill …

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Yucaipa High School Art classes presented the Fall Art Show on Dec. 2-5, featuring 120 projects, including students’ paintings, drawings, ceramics, crafts and photographs. Student artists had the opportunity to share their portfolios with Annie Copean, from Laguna College of Art and Design (…

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The following Yucaipa High School athletes signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers in college. From left to right: Jordan Andrade University of Nevada, Las Vegas, baseball; Danielle Gee Sacramento State, cross country; Bradley Heacock, Westmont, baseball; James Gilfedder,…

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