Martin Luther King Varsity Cross Country

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KING WEARS THE CROWN IN FURIOUS FINISH

RIVERSIDE:  There’s an old cliché that goes, “All’s well that ends well.” In this year of pandemic, quarantine and a nasty virus that has littered the last year with so much uncertainty and upended high school sports, the cross country teams entered their delayed season last November with far more questions than answers.  Even as

PENULTIMATE LEAGUE RACE SETS UP NEXT SATURDAY’S SHOWDOWN

EASTVALE: Under blue skies on Saturday, the cross country teams took on the blue-clad Norco Cougars on Saturday.  It was the 4th of 5 Big 8 League dual meets and contested on Eleanor Roosevelt’s campus course. The Wolves raced well despite lacking the drama of competition, as Norco could not field a scoring girls squad,

THE KING-POLY RIVALRY RUNS ON

RIVERSIDE:  If COVID-19 has changed things, and it has, it has not seemed to affect a good ol’  cross town rivalry.  UCLA and USC played a football game last November in an empty Rose Bowl.  The Dodgers and Angels played in front of cut-out cardboard fans last summer.  Rivalries are rivalries even in the era

PROFILES IN CHARACTER – EVENIE FUENTES

Evenie Fuentes joined up with the cross country team at the start of her sophomore year and immediately established her chops as a driven, hard working and tough athlete.  She hit the ground running – pun intended – and the coaching staff quickly learned that it would be less about inspiring Evenie to work hard,

BOYS IMPROVE TO 3-0, GIRLS ARE ALL SMILES PUSHING EACH OTHER

RIVERSIDE: The boys cross country teams moved to 3-0 on the season with a dominating win over Corona High School in a dual meet held at ML King High.  Corona was only able to puncture King’s top 10 runners with one of their own and the Wolves beat the Panthers by a wide margin, 18-45.

PROFILES IN CHARACTER – JONATHAN WEAVER

When Jonathan Weaver chose to join the cross country team back in his sophomore year, little did we know what a gift we were getting in this young man.  He was, and is, a combination of great athleticism and abundant character. Jonathan, who had run the sprint events in track his freshmen year, decided to

SECOND MEET OF THE SEASON TURNS INTO A HORSE RACE

EASTVALE:  The cross country teams traveled to the Eastvale campus of Eleanor Roosevelt High School Mustangs on Saturday for the second meet of the season.  Roosevelt has long been one of the league powers in both the boys and girls divisions, and so the Wolves knew they were going to have to push to beat

A TOUCH OF NORMAL IN A YEAR THAT’S BEEN ANYTHING BUT

RIVERSIDE:  The last time the King cross country teams raced was November of 2019.  441 days ago to be exact.  It was the CIF-SS D1 Championship. Thousands of fans clumped together shoulder to shoulder, shouting at hundreds of kids who were racing in the biggest meet of the season.  Not a face mask was in sight.

CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS HOPING TO SET PACE FOR HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SEASON

Written by Eric-Paul Johnson for pe.com A chance. That is what Inland high school cross country coaches are hoping their runners will be given in the coming weeks. On Dec. 14, the California Department of Public Health issued updated guidelines for youth sports, including when sports could resume competition based on the state’s color-tiered reopening