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USA Junior Men’s Age 19-Under Fastpitch Softball Team

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

A step back in time with America’s finest young fastpitch softball players.
Photos By BOB OTTO

YUCAIPA, CA – Some of America’s finest young athletes from age 19-under competed for a spot on the USA Junior Men’s National Fastpitch Softball team in a tournament held in Corona, Calif. in July 2004.

Team USA played against two of the better men’s teams in Southern California.

Then in 2005, Team USA competed in the VII International Softball Federation World Championship in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada, where they finished fifth in the nine team tournament with a 4-4 record.

“The Australian team impressed me,” said BJ Hunhoff, who pitched for the USA as a 16-year-old. “They were disciplined, fundamentally sound, and had a great pitcher in Adam Folkard. He throws the ball so hard and has a good rise ball and drop.”

1. Australia 10-0 Gold Medal
2. Japan 7-4 Silver
3. Canada 6-4 Bronze
4. New Zealand 6-3
5. USA 4-4
6. Mexico 3-5
7. Argentina 3-5
8 Czech Republic 1-7
9. Denmark 0-8

The 2005 USA roster: Jeremy Cline, Nicholas Cole, Mitchell Elliott, Bryant Hale, James Hartman, Mike Hayes, B.J. Hunhoff, Tyson Lambourne, Cedrick Lang, Gentry Mitchell, Chris Norris, Robert Reder, Nick Santos, Tony Viger, Mitch Warne, JT. Weststeyn, Kevin Willians, and coaches Tim Lyon, Gary Mullican, and Scott Standerfer.

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Yucaipa and Calimesa honors veterans

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

YUCAIPA, CA – About a half dozen veterans, many in wheel chairs, took their rightful place of honor near the amphitheater stage at Yucaipa Community Park for Veteran’s Day ceremonies on Wednesday.

They served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. A ceremony could have been held in the comfort of Braswell’s Yucaipa Valley Convalescent Home, which is home for all of them now in their elderly years.

But they insisted upon coming to the Yucaipa Veteran’s Day Ceremony instead.

“This is big, an important occasion for them,” said Linda Nagai, Activities Director at Braswell’s.

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Check Out Fontana A.B. Miller and Redlands East Valley Football Photos

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Photos By BOB OTTO / Photographer & Writer

REDLANDS, CA – The Redlands East Valley Wildcats extended their unbeaten streak to 9-0, 6-0 in the Citrus Belt League with a 28-20 victory over the Fontana A.B. Miller Rebels, Friday, at Ted Runner Stadium on the University of Redlands campus.

See both teams in action by visiting my photo gallery:

Fontana A.B. Miller and REV Photo Gallery

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Check out action-packed photos of Fontana Kaiser and Summit football game

Friday, October 30th, 2009

By BOB OTTO / Writer & Photographer

FONTANA, CALIF – The Fontana Kaiser Cats claimed the top spot in the Sunkist League and at the same time won the battle between their Fontana city rivals, the Summit High Sky Hawks, with a 13-7 victory Friday night at Fontana A.B. Miller High School.

See the two teams in action by visiting the photo gallery and slide show:

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Check out Kaiser and Cajon football photo gallery

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

By BOB OTTO / Photographer & Writer

CAJON HIGH SCHOOL, SAN BERNARDINO, CA – Check out the football action during the Fontana Kaiser Cats, 20-0, victory over the San Bernardino Cajon Cowboys, Friday night in a pre-season game.

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Read the game story at the Fontana Herald News.
Kaiser’s brilliant defense shuts down Cajon, 20-0