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Triathlon inspires athletes near and far

Friday, December 17th, 2010

The 5-kilometer runners burst out of the starting line during the Hemet Tinsel Triathlon.

Official says competition raises nearly $100,000.

By BOB OTTO / For the Valley Chronicle
Published: Thursday, December 16, 2010 10:25 AM PST

HEMET, CA – A year ago, 52-year-old Bill Turner of Hemet was overweight and out of shape. Then he decided to enter the Tinsel Triathlon 5-kilometer run — hoping just to cross the finish line with a respectable performance.

Finish, Turner did, and since that inaugural race, he has never stopped running. He says he is healthier and happier — the best he has felt since playing high school football in 1966.

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Soboba BBC hosting men’s fastpitch tournament this weekend

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Catch the action at the Eric Post Memorial Tournament.
Photo By BOB OTTO / 2010 NAFA World Series

SAN JACINTO, CA – The Soboba BBC and So. California tribes will be hosting the 8th Annual Eric Post Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Softball Tournament, Friday through Sunday, Nov. 5 -7, at the Soboba Indian Reservation Sports Complex.

The tournament features 18 teams, including the Soboba BBC along with the Colton Dirtbags, Pala Braves, Corona Rebels, So. Calif. Bandits – just to name a few – that will be fighting for the championshp.

So if you want to see some terrific fastpitch action on a beautiful softball complex, then take a trip to the Soboba Indian Reservation, located just north of San Jacinto (Hemet area). As an added bonus, the Soboba Casino is just about a half-mile from the softball fields.

Check out Yucaipa Thunderbirds boy’s varsity water polo photos

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

See more YHS boy’s varsity water polo pictures by checking out the photo gallery on the link below.

By BOB OTTO / Writer & Photographer

HEMET, CA – The Yucaipa High Thunderbirds, spurred by a relentless defense, defeated the Hemet High Bulldogs, 7-1, in a pre-season water polo match, Tuesday, at Hemet.

To See a slide show photo gallery of the match, click on the link below.

Click Here For Photo Slide Show