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MENDEZ AND MORAN EARN 2020 ATHLETE OF THE YEAR HONOR

Like most freshmen, Leo Mendez came into Martin Luther King High a small kid.  “Skinny” recalls coach Todd Mapes of his initial impression of the 9th grader four years ago who arrived on King’s doorstep, eager to play and eager to improve. Which meant the weight room. “He knew that in order to be successful, he

CBU-BOUND MENDEZ SNAGS ALL AREA FIRST TEAM ACCOLADES

The Press Enterprise recently released their list of boys soccer players who earned First Team All Area distinction. King’s Leo Mendez was on that list. Leo led the Wolves this season with 17 goals and 7 assists.  He earned as well,  First Team All League honors in the Big8. Most impressively, Leo finished his high school

BIG 8 ALL ACADEMIC HONORS

Martin Luther King High School Athletic Director, Chip George, is excited to announce our Big VIII All Academic team representatives from our winter sports. Boys Basketball – Congrats Coach Jeff Dietz!    Jonathan Dietz    Alaon Saulet    Roland H’Orvath    Connor Phipps Boys Soccer – Congrats Coach Todd Mapes!    Adolfo Aguilera    Gavin

KING TAKES CHAMP TO A DRAW

RIVERSIDE:  On Senior Night, on their home field, King High’s boys soccer team took on the 2020 League Champ, Santiago and after a spirited game, handed the champs a draw.  Playing to a 2-2 tie, the Wolves had to console themselves with the notion that they gave the top team in the Big 8 all

WINTER LETTER OF INTENT SIGNING INKS SIX MORE

Athletics staged another edition of it’s popular and needed “National Letter of Intent” signing ceremony.  This is done three times a year. The Winter ceremony was held in the school theater on Wednesday morning and six seniors each spoke briefly and then signed their “letters of intent” for their school of choice in front of

CONTROVERSY LEADS TO ROOSEVELT WIN

Anytime King and Roosevelt face off, seemingly in any sport, there’s a rise in expectations, and there is, again seemingly, a lot on the line. It was no different on Wednesday when the two schools’ boys soccer teams faced off.  Fort King, they’ve been riding a decade-long streak of CIF playoff berths as well as

TIM SWEENEY JR. ADDS HIS NAME TO RIVERSIDE’S “WALL OF DISTINCTION”

Written by John Corona This past Saturday the Riverside Sports Hall of Fame (link) unveiled its 2020 Wall of Distinction recipients and among those honored was former King head basketball coach Tim Sweeney, Jr.  From 1999 through 2014, the King High Wolves were a force on the basketball courts of the CIF Southern Section and beyond.

QUALITY EFFORT DESPITE THE LOSSES MAKES MAPES HAPPY

CORONA: Santiago got the first ball in the net to take an early advantage in the Big 8 League rivalry game against the boys from King, but Leo Mendez of King tied the score in the 30th minute and the two squads went to half locked a 1-1. But Santiago pulled away in the second

DEFENSE LEADS IN TITLE DEFENSE

The final score had King with 6 and Norco with 1.  Such a line could indicate at first glance that King is really good at scoring goals. While that was true in their match yesterday, Coach Todd Mapes said it was more due to King’s defensive abilities. “Our defense really stepped up tonight” the seasoned

PROFILE IN CHARACER – MILES GILLEECE

When the soccer team needs a change of pace, Miles Gilleece is often the one who takes charge. Soccer can be a frustrating game and players sometimes get on each other.  Miles, with his dry sense of humor, can get the players to relax and laugh off tense situations while keeping the team focused.  He