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INLAND EMPIRE CHALLENGE ACCEPTED, SURPASSED

SAN BERNARDINO:  “I’m not gonna lie” said 9th grader, Edgar Ortega, “That course was challenging.”  Fitting testimony perhaps, for a meet called the Inland Empire Challenge that pits the schools of Riverside County against San Bernardino County for bragging rights and All-County accolades. And yes, they duke it out over a winding and difficult 3 mile […]

PROFILE IN CHARACTER – SKYLAR SMITH

Grace and grit – these two characteristics really describe Skylar Smith.  A four-year athlete on the cross country team, she has shown an uncommon tenacity in the sport, driving herself through an enviable work ethic to improve with each passing season. She is and has been an example of what cross country is all about […]

ALL THE COLORS OF THE BIG 8, MINUS ONE

CHINO:  The second race of the Big 8 season was held at Prado Park in Chino over a winding 3 mile course.  Six schools, bedecked in teal, black, red, gold, navy, orange and blue uniforms made the event a colorful scene, accompanied by a musical score of excited fans screaming the lyrics of competition.  It was […]

CLOVIS, WITH A PURPOSE

CLOVIS, CA:  The 39th annual Clovis Cross Country Invitational has grown in esteem and quality over it’s near-4 decade history and given that it runs on the same course that the California State Championship will be held after Thanksgiving, and that it draws many of the best teams in California and Nevada there to compete, well […]

PROFILE IN CHARACTER – ALLISON JANES

Martin Luther King once said, “The ultimate measure of a person is not where he or she stands in moments of comfort … but where they stand in times of challenge and controversy.” Powerful truth this is, an idea that gets straight to the heart of one’s character. When times get hard, what are you? Who […]

PEAK HONORS GIVEN AT THE FALL SPORTS RALLY

KING HIGH:  In conjunction with the Fall Sports/Homecoming Rally on Friday, the athletic department honored selected athletes from each of the Fall sports.  The student-athletes chosen embody the core values of PEAK. PEAK is an acronym that stands for “Promoting Educational Athletics at King” and encompasses the philosophy of sports that King High desires for its […]

KING PLAYS THE RUNNERS UP IN BIG 8 ACTION

EASTVALE:  Roosevelt hosted the first of the Big 8 League cross country races on Wednesday with a 5000 meter course at Eastvale Community Park.  The format has all six of the conference schools competing simultaneously in JV and Varsity levels. Roosevelt’s boys are currently ranked third in the State at Division 1 and are widely […]

SOPHOMORES SIZZLE IN SAN DIEGO

SAN DIEGO: The Mt.Carmel Invitational held annually in San Diego’s Balboa Park has a long history and always draws outstanding fields. Running in a grade-level format, the meet follows much of the same course that the Footlocker Cross Country National Championship will traverse in December. It was a wonderfully cool and overcast afternoon, but King’s sophomores sizzled […]

PE.COM NAMES CROSS COUNTRY RUNNERS ‘TO WATCH’

By LANDON NEGRI | lnegri@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise PUBLISHED: September 13, 2017 at 7:35 pm | UPDATED: September 13, 2017 at 7:57 pm Maribel Aguilar, So., Serrano: Just missed qualifying for state meet last year and is already off to a fast start this season. Paloma Barron, Sr., Roosevelt: Veteran always one of the better Mustangs runners and helps give them a chance […]

PROFILE IN CHARACTER – MAZIN AWAD

If there’s a poster boy for “First impressions are lasting impressions”, it’s Mazin.  Here in his senior year, he’s transitioned from being a sprinter in track and field to embracing the longer distance racing of cross country.  Yep, a rookie in his senior year. While many in such a position would be timid and shy […]

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