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Visit the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall at Auto Club Speedway

Thursday, July 1st, 2010


Photos By BOB OTTO

ONTARIO, CA – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall came to the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on Thursday, July 1. About 50 veterans, many from the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 47, along with the ROTC Air Force Cadets of Yucaipa and Arlington high schools assembled 74 panels that comprise 58,195 names of service men and women who lost their lives in the Vietnam War.

The Moving Wall will be at the Speedway from July 1-5 and is free to the public. An Opening Ceremony will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. And a Final Roll Call Ceremony will take place on Sunday, July 4, at 6 p.m.

The Auto Club Speedway is located on Cherry Avenue in Fontana, off the Interstate 10 Freeway. Exit at Cherry, head north and the Speedway will be on your left.

Fontana Summit Slays Unbeaten Giant

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

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Summit’s, Marty Casteneda, recovered the ball after teammate, Donte Deayon, blocked a field goal attempt and Casteneda returned the ball to the Citrus Hill nine-yard line, setting up a Montigo Alford touchdown during the Sky Hawks, 48-36, win over unbeaten Perris Citrus Hill, Friday.
Photo and Story By BOB OTTO / For the Fontana Herald News

PERRIS, CA – In the fall of 2006, the Fontana Summit and Perris Citrus Hill high schools opened. And the brand new schools scheduled their first-ever football game against each other on September 8th at Citrus Hill.

For Summit, the game was ugly. A 51-0 spanking. Summit Head Coach, Tony Barile, never forgot that game.

It would be another three years before the two teams would meet again. Again at Citrus Hill. And again a high scoring affair. But this time, the results had Barile smiling.

And brandishing a bright yellow slingshot after the game.

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

Friday, October 30th, 2009

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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

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Late field goal carries Redlands past Summit

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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By BOB OTTO / Writer & Photographer

REDLANDS, CA – Summit Sky Hawks football coach, Tony Barile, has lots of good memories of Redlands High School. He graduated from the school in 1989. He attended his 20th year class reunion this summer. And he launched his coaching career at Redlands as the Terriers freshman football coach.

Lots of good memories for sure. But there’s one memory that he would rather erase. A heart wrenching, 16-14, loss on a Shaun McClain 20-yard field goal with 12 seconds left in the game that evened Redlands record at 1-1, while Summit slips to 0-2.

“These are good kids,” said Barile of his team, “but we are not doing the little things right and we don’t deserve to win.”

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Check out Summit and Redlands high school football photos

Sunday, September 13th, 2009


By BOB OTTO / Writer & Photographer

REDLANDS, CA – The Redlands Bulldogs came from behind in the closing minutes to defeat the visiting Summit Sky Hawks, 16-14, Friday night in a preseason high school football game. See both teams in action by clicking on the link below.

See Summit and Redlands Photo Gallery

Friday night football puts our troubles on hold

Saturday, September 5th, 2009


Summit and Etiwanda high schools’ played an exciting game won by Etiwanda, 20-17, in the closing minutes, but the game also gave us fans a few hours respite from our cares and worries.
By BOB OTTO / Writer & Photographer

COLONY HIGH SCHOOL, ONTARIO, CA – The news of late has been downright depressing: “Budget deficits expected to reach $9-trillion in 10 years,” “Arson suspected in Oak Glen and Yucaipa fires,” and “Worst downturn (unemployment) in decades.”

Who could blame us if we buried our heads under our pillows and hid from the world in a state of worry and depression?

(To see photo gallery and slide show of the game, click on the gallery link at the end of the story.)

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