Sports

New Spring Major League Football (MLFB) tryouts come to Escondido (Video)

The heck with the San Diego (or Los Angeles) Chargers and the NFL. There’s a new professional football league and it’s coming to Escondido on Sunday, Nov. 1. This is the newly formed Major League Football (MLFB) scheduled to kick off in Spring 2016 as a Spring/Summer league with eight teams who will play 10 games each. Top four teams make the playoffs. The league…


Friday Night Lights: Mission Hills, San Marcos, Valley Center, Vista wins

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Mission Hills, Valley Center, Escondido football teams are studies in contrast

It’s been a tale of the good, the bad, and the .500 for three local high school football teams this season. We’re talking Mission Hills, Valley Center and Escondido high schools this week. Mission Hills serving winning football on a roll Starting with the good, the Mission Hills Grizzlies are on a roll. The team that plays on the former site of Hollandia Dairy off…


2nd Annual Kuk Gung Festival beats the Korean traditional archery drum loudly

North County San Diego might be known for avocados, awesome weather and lots of fun, but who knew it was the center for Traditional Korean Archery in the U.S.? You do, now. You can thanks Heon K. Kim, high volume succulent dealer by day, award-winning master of long-bow and very long target traditional Korean archery by skill and enthusiasm. That’s what brought the center of…


Smelly Escondido Country Club dispute comes up smelling like roses (Video)

With each side spinning a victorious tale Wednesday, a long-simmering and sometimes outright smelly dispute over the re-development of the once-proud Escondido Golf Course property seems to have been settled. Controversial property owner of said former 110-acre golf course site, Stuck in the Rough, L.L.C. reached and agreement with the Escondido City Council to drop its lawsuit against the city over the property’s zoning. Stuck…


Saying Goodbye to all that at Petco Park, Escondido Style

It was all over, especially the shouting, little that it was, as the San Diego Padres wrapped up their 2015 home schedule at Petco Park. And oh, by the way, in this season of their continued discontent, the Padres humbled their apparent arch-nemesis Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 behind Ian Kennedy’s best game of a 9-15, 4.28 ERA season. Believe it or not, the Brewers had won…


Kersplat! From Airsoft to high velocity, Mr. Paintball USA is shooting up Lake Wohlford Road

Red, white and/or blue, maybe yellow, green and orange, Mr. Paintball USA is shooting up Lake Wohlford Road, but in the fun, non-lethal way. “When we’re reffing,” Raul Anda said, “We get shot all the time. The kids like playing the Airsoft games. They’re more like video games. We have several fields here, very fast action games; close quarter contact fields, special low impact games.”…


Mountain Bike Park appears stuck in the mud

A funny thing happened to the Valley Center, first-of-its-kind in San Diego County, mountain bike park. Well, maybe not, but the bike park promised for the start of the year continues to languish for lack of funds and available volunteer time. Steve Ford along with many of the Gravity Cycling Pirates bike team have contributed a lot of time and energy to getting the project…



Annelise Frederiksen plays through at Woods Valley G.C.

With all due respect to Thomas Wolfe and the “You can’t go home again” crowd, Annelise Frederiksen has gone home again and found it par for the course. Not only does Frederiksen now work at the Woods Valley Golf Course, it was the first golf course she ever played when she took up the game at age 14. “I kind of do a little bit…