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Tale of the Toppled Hurler: A Peter Hartwell Story (Part 11)

Tale of the Toppled Hurler: A Peter Hartwell Story by Bruce A. Kauffman c 2017  All rights reserved. For full story to date, visit: http://escondidograpevine.com/a-the-tale-of-the-toppled-hurler-a-peter-hartwell-story/. At last reckoning, another of Peter’s attempts to escape fails. Now the fat man is driving him south toward Braintree in the sleek Infiniti.  The radio is on.   My host punched in the Opera Channel and sang along as we cruised…


Tale of the Toppled Hurler: A Peter Hartwell Story by Bruce A. Kauffman

 Willie Gillante took the mound to pitch the game that would decide if the dream gets dashed or faith is rewarded. If Willie and his precious Red Sox lost tonight, their exhausting season-long march to the world championship of baseball would be over, and the hope gone that the crown would finally come to Boston for the first time in a long eighty-six years. The…


Fencing camps, MLB All-Star legacy projects and college baseball transfer

San Diego Fencing Center holds summer camps Many kids are out of school during the summer, but that doesn’t mean they have to stop experiencing new horizons in learning and sporting fun. San Diego Fencing Center at  1770 South Escondido Blvd. hosts several one-week fencing camps this summer. Beginners camps cost $100 with all fencing equipment provided by the center. Week-long beginners camps introduce students to…


Castle Creek Country Club, pickleball and the Pasadena Senior Games

Want to go the Pasadena Senior Games, yet stay in San Diego County? Want to see pickleball. Pickleball? Or do not pass go, simply start with what the heck is this all about? Long story not so short, the Pasadena Senior Games hosted by the Pasadena Senior Center features 35 different competitions. Everything from archery, badminton basketball, bowling, cycling, golf  to power lifting road racing,…


Escondido police weigh in on controversial EUHSD suspensions

In an unusual move, Escondido police weighed in late Thursday on a highly controversial suspension of two high school students that has hit the news, sparking protests from hundreds of Escondido residents at this week’s Escondido Union High School District (EUHSD) board meeting. Meanwhile, a hearing on whether the two students would be expelled was moved up from Feb. 25 to today, Friday, Feb. 12,…


eSports? Yes, competitive gaming as sport

Sports have traditionally spanned many disciplines in the physical realm. From the tackling of a carrier in football, to the subtle tap of a golf ball on a long putt, there exists a certain traditional aspect of a sport that is universally held. Enter eSports, a rapidly growing field in the gaming sphere that challenges traditional views on what a ‘sport’ really means. The disbelief…


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…