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Published on: Oct 9, 2015 

Southwestern League
Vista Murrieta    27                   Great Oak  17
Murrieta Valley   56                  Murrieta Mesa 27
Chaparral  31                             Temecula Valley 28

Heritage     49                            Elsinore  14
Paloma Valley  55                      Lakeside  3
Perrris   21                                 Temescal Canyon  22

Local Christian Schools
Calvary Murrieta 21                   Rancho Christian  10
Linfield  32                                 Aquinas  8
Cornerstone Christian   16          Crossroads Christian  6

ELSINORE: Two Arrested for Assault with a Firearm

On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at approximately 5:30 PM, deputies were dispatched to a report of a subject suffering from a gunshot wound in a vacant lot near Akley Street and Adelfa Street in Lakeland Village, an unincorporated area of Riverside County.

Deputies arrived and located the victim under a tree in the vicinity. The victim was transported to a local hospital with an apparent non-life-threatening gunshot injury. The investigation revealed that two adult males, approached the victim and a verbal altercation took place. During the altercation, one of the males produced a handgun and shot the victim. The two suspects in this case were seen leaving the area in a gold-colored van.

At approximately 6:15 PM, a deputy assisting in the investigation observed a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle leaving the location. Deputies conducted a stop on the vehicle and detained the occupants and arrested both occupants.

Phillip Goodman and Guillaume Aguerre, both Lake Elsinore residents, were booked at the Southwest Detention Center for assault with a deadly weapon likely to cause great bodily injury.
Anyone witnessing or having information pertaining to this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Ricard at the Lake Elsinore Police Department at 951-245-3300, or after hours at (951) 776-1099.

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HS Water Polo: Murrieta Valley Blows past Vista Murrieta 13-5

 Published on: Oct 9, 2015 

The Nighthawks are Seeking their 16th Consecutive Southwestern League Championship Title

12108937_545850365562254_5714567522044013990_nMurrieta Valley won its second Southwestern League Boy’s Water Polo game of the season Thursday easily defeating Vista Murrieta 13-5. The Nighthawks are seeking to capture their 16th consecutive league Championship under Head Coach Bryan Lynton this season.


12088004_545849032229054_8707639254520477440_nMurrieta Valley took a quick 6-2 lead in the first period and never looked back. “We had a great first quarter” said Lyntton. “We controlled the tempo and were able to stop what they were trying to do on offense. It worked for us early and we just kind of built on it.”

12088595_545849798895644_7159293523195688194_nThe Nighthawks outscored the Broncos 7-3 in the next three periods and won 13-5. Senior Ian Fleenor led Murrieta’s charge,  scoring 5-goals for the Nighthawks in the contest. Josh Benitez and Hudson Rawlings each put two into the net for MVHS and Austin Garcia had nine saves.

Senior Matt Shirey was the offensive leader for the Broncos scoring –goals against a tough Nighthawk defense. Vista Murrieta goalkeeper Tommy Lotero was credited with 11 saves and kept the Nighthawks from making it a real runaway.

12122599_545849092229048_6844919882728342103_nThe Broncos are off to the Hank Vallekamp Servite Tournament this weekend and will home to face Murrieta Mesa in its next league game. The Nighthawks will faceoff with Chaparral in the Nighthawk pool. Both games are scheduled for Tuesday.

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HS Football: Tonight’s Local Christian School Week 6 Pigskin Previews

Published on: Oct 9, 2015

Linfield Christian-Aquinas

12039482_542757705871520_6124087048429985870_n12047147_542757665871524_4106062147135251469_nThe Lions have completed a perfect 5-0 record in their non-league schedule and Linfield Christian is ranked Number One in the  CIF SS Eastern Division as league play begins.

Led by quarterback Clay Maranville, running back Zach Archer and all purpose back Lorenzo Burns, the Lions can strike quickly and often. Linfield is seeking to keep the streak moving forward as they face Aquinas.
The Falcons are 3-2 and is coming off a huge 44-7 victory over Saddleback.

Cornerstone Christian-Crossroads Christian

Cornerstone is 4-2 and picked up a win by forfeit against St. Michael’s Prep last week. The Crusaders use  primarily a running offense which is led by freshman quarterback Ayden Sotello and running back Wayne Simmons.
Crossroads Christian is 3-2 and lost to Immanuel Christian 44-28 two weeks ago.

Calvary Murrieta- Rancho Christian

NOTE: Tonight's game will be played at Temescal Canyon High School
12046645_1658018391120658_6513049649989743826_nThe Warriors stormed through their pre-league schedule racking up an undefeated 5-0 record. Calvary Murrieta is ranked third in the CIF SS West Valley Division.

Leading the Warrior offense are quarterback Adam Schwab, WR Brayden Campos and running back Micah Roth. Murrieta’s last victim was Holtville who they crushed 47-14.

The Eagles are 3-2 and are coming off a 35-14 victory over Horizon Christian Academy. Rancho Christian is led by quarterback Carter Treadway and running backs Malosi Napoleon and Jesse Roman.

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HS Girls Volleyball: Great Oak, Temecula Valley and Vista Murrieta all Sweep to Victory

Published on: Oct 9, 2015

The Wolfpack and Golden Bears Tied for First Place in the Southwestern League with 2-0 Records

12096215_1209155302445132_9056686248167843722_nSouthwestern League Girls Volleyball play is underway and, as expected, the Wolfpack is cruising along. The Golden Bears are also undefeated after two games, Murrieta Valley and Vista Murrieta are both 1-1. Murrieta Mesa and Chaparral are looking for their first victory. It’s not easy when you compete in the Inland Empire’s toughest league.

Temecula Valley-Murrieta Mesa
12119157_535645823254829_5780618530994553455_nThe Golden Bears overcame tough resistance from the Rams as Temecula Valley took the first set 26-24. Murrieta Mesa continued to play hard hitting volleyball but fell 25-20 and then 25-17 in the final set.

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“Despite struggling with our tempo, the girls adjusted in order to pull off the win” said Temecula Valley Head Coach Leanna Bush.” Lindsey Schell and Kenzie Guimont, gave us the boost needed with their steady offense”.

Peyton McBride led the Golden Bears with 11 kills. Two freshemen excelled for Temecula Valley as Jasmine West had 20 digs and setter Jordyn Amoy finished with 34 assists.

Mesa freshman Kali Uhl led the Ram attack with 14 kills and 21 digs. Leimomi Arscott scored 11 kills in the contest.

                                                                  Great Oak-Chaparral
12063386_1209154722445190_8440514610097956334_nThe Pumas lost their second heartbreaker of the season Thursday. Chaparral put up a great fight but fell to the defending Southwestern League Champions in straight sets 25-22, 25-20, 25-20.


Amy Underdown led Great Oak with 11 kills and Bailee Huizenga had 11. . Samantha Rice had 18 digs and Cindy Marina finished with 36 assists for the Wolfpack.
Vista Murrieta-Murrieta Valley

The Broncos and Nighthawks played another  tough three set match in the Southwestern league Tuesday/ Vista Murrieta won  27-25, 25-20, 25-17.
Lexi Hadrych had 11 kills and 9.Digs for the Broncos.

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HS Girls Tennis: Murrieta Valley, Temecula Valley and Murrieta Mesa Victorious in Southwestern League Action

Published on: Oct 9, 2015

Murrieta Valley Back on Track as the Nighthawks Defeat Great Oak 11-7

12141558_779180698859469_348416516603100892_nMurrieta Valley is getting over their stunning loss to the Golden Bears earlier in the week as they re-grouped and got back on track with a 11-7 victory over the Wolfpack. Temecula Valley broke a 7-year Nighthawk Southwestern league winning streak on Tuesday.


“This was a great match” said Nighthawk Coach Trent Warren. “Great Oak got solid performances from their doubles teams while Murrieta Valley swept in singles”.

The Nighthawks singles players were dominant as they swept the Wolfpack without dropping a single game. Jovana Kuljanin won 6-0, 6-0, 6-0, Alana Andrews 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 and Faith Pearson 6-0, 6-0, 6-0.

12107715_779181358859403_3320401044834167016_nGreat Oak in turn was victorious in doubles, sweeping Murrieta Valley. The Wolfpack’s  Kendall Leander and Chandini Madan won  7-6 (7-3), 6-0, 6-2 and Shawn Barraocliff and Raechal Walker 6-2, 6-2, 6-3.
Murrieta Valley’s overall record is now 12 wins 2 losses. They are 4-1 in league. Great Oak is 8-5 overall and 2-3 in Southwestern play.

12002789_779181238859415_6167464464787367378_nOther Games
Temecula Valley beat Vista Murrieta 10-8 and tightened it’s grip on the Southwestern league lead with a 5-0 record. Vista Murrieta is 3-2 in league play.

Murrieta Mesa defeated Chaparral 11-7 to win their first Southwestern League game.

Photos by Charles McKee

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Murrieta: Mayor Harry Ramos Removed from Office

Published on: Oct 8, 2015 

Councilman Randon Lane will Take Over as Interim Mayor

12108891_10206371775765079_1343761681369499015_nMurrieta has a new interim mayor. The City Council voted Thursday and removed Harry Ramos from office for allegedly violating the city of Murrieta’s Code of Conduct. Councilman Randon Lane was appointed to take over as the interim mayor.

The council based their decision to remove the mayor on an extensive 81 page report written by Betty Kelepecz, an investigator with Norman A. Traub Associates.

Her report said the Mayor Ramos allegedly committed several ethics violations, misused his authority and was involved in sexual harassment.

12079293_10206371775685077_1832373946145282666_nIt goes on to say that “The preponderance of the evidence showed that Ramos engaged in patterns of behavior and conduct including but not limited to, making inappropriate advances on women, making comments and statements that were shown to be dishonest, using his position as Mayor  for his personal gain, making objectionable comments to and about his colleagues and acting aggressively toward them and making inappropriate comments to City staff, all of which may represent violations of the City of Murrieta Code of Conduct.”

Ramos has continued to deny all allegations. He has however been uncooperative with Kelepecz’s 2-month long investigation. The investigator stated that the ex-mayor was asked several times to meet and give his side of the story but Ramos never had the time.

Photos by Scott Padgett

Temecula: The Greek Festival is Coming Saturday, Oct. 17th & Sunday, Oct. 18

 Published on: Oct 8, 2015

Experience Greek Culture, Cuisine and Fun at the Old Town Temecula Civic Center

11914968_974925285862589_4287730850436859233_nIt’s that time of year again. The annual Temecula Greek Festival is back so get ready to get out with the family for plenty of delicious food, lively Mediterranean music and fun and games for the kids

11259713_979842682037516_4060528445467234369_nThe annual event will be held at the Old Town Temecula Civic Center Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is only $2 for adults and $1 for kids 12 and younger.

Come out and try some incredible Greek specialties like pastitsio, moussaka, gyros, spanakopita, tiropita, lamb chops, dolmades and souvlakia. For those of you who love desserts, try the paxemadia, baklava, malomakarona, koulourakia, pasta flora, kataifi and dipless.

Don’t forget to sample the incredible loukoumades.
10407032_986655448022906_8431271060547491359_nEntertainment includes live music and dancing. Tthe featured band of the event is the Olympians. This band of Greeks began performing together as teenagers way back in 1976 and still going strong. Tatoolis, a one-man band is also on hand to entertain the crowd.

11999048_987321457956305_6688495711599157555_nThere will also be Greek wines, beer and liqueurs and coffees for those over the age of 21.

A Mediterranean Marketplace will be there for those who love o shop.

For more information contact Festival Chair Leon Stavros at ypsilanti.leanda@gmail.com or call (951) 553-8685.

Photos Courtesy of the Temecula Greek Festival

HS Football: Sunbelt League Friday Night Previews

 Published on: Oct 8, 2015 

Can Anyone in the Sunbelt League Beat Heritage this Season?

The Sunbelt League 2015 season opens Friday night as Heritage takes on Elsinore, Paloma Valley travels to Lakeside and Temescal Canyon locks horns with Perris. No surprises are expected and it won’t be a fun homecoming game if any are scheduled for Lakeside, Elsinore or Perris. 
                                                                  Heritage at Elsinore
12002030_400325396839487_1345220253095401084_nHeritagevsGreatOakFootball-610x400The Patriots are 5-0 and ranked number one in the CIF SS Inland Division. They are coming off a 56-14 crushing of Etiwanda and have an offense that has gotten better with every game.

Quarterback Brett Virgil, running backs Jalen Glover, Javier Luna and wide out Aliva Hifo put on an wild offensive show. The Patriot defense seems to get tougher every game and Heritage is looking for their first shutout.

The Tigers are 1-4 this season and dropped their last game to Summit 38-21. Elsinore is led by quarterback Marc Castro and running back Anthony Reyes. Reyes is Elsinore’s main weapon in the air and on the ground. The Tiger defense will have to toughen up this weekend as Heritage can score a lot, and quickly.

                                                 Paloma Valley at Lakeside 
12049278_905987052808777_5617364116755025671_nThe Wildcats jumped to the number Six Spot in the CIF SS Inland Division Polls this week. Paloma Valley is 3-2 and stunned Temecula Valley 34-21 two weeks ago. Quarterback Chance Nolan likes to hook up with WR Cameron Whatley and running back Demarco Prewitt moves the chains on the ground for the Wildcats.

Lakeside is having a great season and hopes to keep winning as they head into league. Senior quarterback Marco Ramirez, WR Jazzdon Stewart and running back Adrian Burt lead the Lancer attack.

Temescal Canyon at Perris 
11898657_531797473634210_2632596639788826037_nTemescal Canyon finally won their first game of the season against JW North 43-14 to improve to 1-4. The Titans have used four quarterbacks in their first 5-games. Running back Austin Cuicchi and receiver Artie Barrera move the chains for the Temescal Canyon offense.

The Panthers are 3-2 so far this season but  Perris cant seem to beat Sunbelt league opponents. They plan to change that this year.  The Panther’s are led by quarterback Carlevon Manual who has passed for 17 TDs and running back TJ Griffin helps Manuel move the chains on the ground.

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Murrieta: City Releases an 81-Page Report Outlining Mayor Harry Ramos Inappropriate Behavior towards Women

 Published on: Oct 7, 2015 @ 17:19

The City of Murrieta released a 81-page report compiled by a private investigator outlining Murrieta Mayor Harry Ramos’s inappropriate Behavior towards women.

The report claims that the Murrieta Mayor made unwanted and inappropriate advances to women. It also stated that Ramos used his position as Mayor for personal gain and made improper comments to city staff.

Licensed Investigator Betty P. Kelepecz of Norman A. Traub Associates conducted the investigation.

Her conclusion states:
“The preponderance of the evidence showed that Ramos engaged in patterns of behavior and conduct including but not limited to, making inappropriate advances on women, making comments and statements that were shown to be dishonest, using his position as Mayor  for his personal gain, making objectionable comments to and about his colleagues and acting aggressively toward them and making inappropriate comments to City staff, all of which may represent violations of the City of Murrieta Code of Conduct.”

The report will be discussed at a Special City Council meeting tomorrow at 1 p.m.
Mayor Ramos continues to deny all allegations of wrong doing.
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Murrieta: Man Who Killed Police Officer Wife Convicted of Second Degree Murder

Published on: Oct 7, 2015

Twenty-eight year old Freddy Perez Rodas, the Murrieta resident  who killed his wife, set the family house on fire to cover up evidence and then hid her body in a Moreno Valley storage unit has been acquitted of first-degree murder.

Jurors instead convicted the cop killer on a lesser murder charge.

Perez Rodas, was convicted of second-degree murder and arson in the murder of his wife Laura Perez who was a Police Officer for the City of Escondido.  The conviction had a sentencing enhancement for causing great bodily injury with a firearm.  He can be sentenced fro 48 years to life.

The murder on July 23, 2014 resulted from an argument during a domestic dispute regarding a possible affair. A forensic pathologist testified that Perez shot his wife at very close range. One shot was to her back.

Sentencing is scheduled for December 4, 2014
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HS Tennis: Murrieta Valley’s 7-Year Winning Streak Ended by Temecula Valley

Published on: Oct 7, 2015 

The Nighthawks Continue to Dominate the Southwestern League and are Ranked Ninth in CIF SS Division 2 Polls

Nighthawk Coach Trent Warren has created a winning environment at Murrieta Valley and established a dynasty in the Southwestern league Girls Tennis. The Nighthawks ha been undefeated in league play for the last seven seasons and have been the Southwestern League Champions for those 7 years.

All streaks come to an end and the Golden Bears rallied to beat the defending Champs 10-8 in yesterday’s league match. Although upsetting, the defeat simply fortified Coach Warren’s resolve. “Our goal continues to be make the CIF playoffs, and be in a position to compete for a league title”.

In the latest CIF SS Division 2 Polls that were release on Monday, the Nighthawks were ranked 9th. Murrieta Valley has been in the CIF SS Division 2 Championship game for the past two years, finishing second to Valencia in 2014.

The Murrieta Valley varsity roster is led by Serbain Jovana Kuljanin (#1 Singles) who is currently ranked #23 for seniors in Southern California and was First Team All Conference in 2014.  Faith Pearson (#2 Singles) is ranked number 47 for all freshman in Sothern California and Alana Andrews (#3 Singles) was also selected to as a First Team All Conference player in 2014.

The Nighthawks #1 Doubles team is Kelsey Lajom and Ashley Nishimoto. Shruit Amin and Audra Gorria make up the # 2# team and the 3# doubles consists of  Brooke Cornelius and Elise Seyarto.
The stunned Nighthawks are focused and ready for the challenges as they strive towards their goal of winning the Southwestern league. Murrieta Valley will play Murrieta Mesa next Tuesday.

Photo by Derrick Lajom

HS Volleyball: Southwestern League Competition Begins with Victories for Great Oak, Murrieta Valley and Temecula Valley

 Published on: Oct 7, 2015

Chaparral Fights to the Bitter End but Falls to Temecula Valley in Five

Competition in one of the toughest leagues in Southern California has begun. The Southwestern league season began yesterday and he two CIF SS Division One ranked teams cruised to victories. Great Oak beat a very aggressive Bronco team and Murrieta Valley swept the Rams.
                                                      Temecula Valley-Chaparral
12109020_1208171869210142_1991349323102698008_nThe game between Temecula Valley and Chaparral was the game of the evening. The Golden Bears came back from a 2-set deficit to come back and take 3straight to beat the Pumas 3-2. Chaparral won the first two sets 19-25, 21-25 and had the game in hand when momentum changed and Temecula came roaring back.

12118840_1208183839208945_8343649039134390243_nThe Golden Bears won the third set 25-19 and then the fourth 25-21. Temecula clinched the match with a 15-11 victory in the tie-breaker.

Kali Greathead led the Temecula Valley attack with 15 kills and Kyra Eyerman added 14 and also had 18 digs.. Kyla Washiko had 19 digs and  Jordan Amoy had 47 assists for Temecula Valley.

Madlyn Pulver scored 11 kills and Julianne Nussbaum added 10 for the Pumas.

                                                  Great Oak-Vista Murrieta
12081558_10207547972879104_1102192717_nThe Wolfpack devoured the Broncos in their Southwestern League opener 3-1. Great Oak won the first set 25-16 before dropping the second 19-25. That would be the only game Vista Murrieta would win as the Wolfpack came back to take the next two sets 25-19, 25-14.

Amy Underdown and Drew Morris led the Great Oak attack with14 kills apiece. Bailee Huizenga added 10 kills to the Wolfpack total. Samantha Rice had 13 digs and Brynn Sherbert 13. Vista Murrieta’s Rachel Woody and Alexanda Hadrych  had 13 kills each.

Murrieta valley-Murrieta Mesa
12066037_545166398963984_5286181251793688157_nThe Nighthawks swept Murrieta Mesa Tuesday night to open their Southwestern league schedule. “The girls played great” said Murieta Valley Head Coach JD Miranda. “Our serve and receive was really on and we were able to distribute the ball among our hitters’. The Nighthawks won in straight sets 25-17, 25-14, 25-20
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McKenna Miller led Murrieta Valley with 13 kills, Savannah Hilde had 10 and Carley Kruse added 7. Miller and Hilde also had 5 aces. Ashlyn Gergins had 33assists for the Nighthawks.

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