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See photos of Yucaipa Thunderbirds and Fontana A.B. Miller Rebels Baseball

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Photos By BOB OTTO

SAN BERNARDINO, CA – The Yucaipa Thunderbirds knocked off the Fontana A.B. Miller Rebels, 6-2, in a Citrus Belt League game on the strength of Taijuan Walker’s two-hit pitching and 12 strikeouts. Walker also hit a home run, double, and drove in two runs.

See both teams in action on my photo gallery.
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Check out Photos of Citrus Belt League Track & Field Finals

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Photos By BOB OTTO

FONTANA, CA – A.B. Miller High School hosted the Citrus Belt League Track and Field Finals, Wednesday, May 5th. Check out my photo gallery of the event. Pictures are available for purchase.
Citrus Belt League Finals Photo Gallery

Yucaipa Boy’s Water Polo Splits at Norco

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Photos By BOB OTTO

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NORCO, CA – The Yucaipa Boy’s Varsity Water Polo team split two games at the Norco Invitational Tournament on Sunday.

In the first game, the Thunderbirds jumped out to a 3-0 lead on Kerry Williams three goals, but like a sleeping giant awakened, Great Oak of Temecula turned up it’s offensive fire power and went on to defeat Yucaipa, 5-4. Along with Williams, Dakota Bridges scored a goal, and goal keeper Andy Hernandez had six saves in the first two periods, and Cameron Gilmore had 5 saves in the final two periods.

Yucaipa rebounded from its first loss with a superb offensive performance by blasting Sunny Hills of Fullerton, 13-8, in its final game of the day. Williams peppered the net for seven goals, while Bridges added three to lead the Thunderbirds. Hernandez with 7 saves, and Gilmore with 5 shared goal keeping duties.

To learn more about Yucaipa Thunderbirds Boy’s Water Polo visit the team web site.

Thunderbirds Water Polo

See Yucaipa and San Jacinto Boys Soccer Photo Gallery

Friday, December 4th, 2009


YUCAIPA / SAN JACINTO, CA – See the San Jacinto Tigers and Yucaipa Thunderbirds boys’ soccer teams in action during their match that ended with the Tigers edging out The Thunderbirds 1-0 in the Hemet tournament.

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San Jacinto holds off Yucaipa in Hemet Boys Soccer Tournament

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Photos and Story By BOB OTTO

HEMET, CA – The end result? Not what the coach wanted.

But the effort? Now, that had Yucaipa High Thunderbirds boys’ soccer coach, Claudio Rivas, smiling and pleased.

The Thunderbirds opened their 2009 season in the 16-team Hemet tournament with a 1-0 loss to the San Jacinto Tigers (2-0) on Thursday.

Tigers’ junior forward, Alfredo Lomeli, scored in the 17th minute on a low blast into the left side of the net in front of the goal, and just out of the reach of diving goal keeper, Richard Caballero.

The Tigers played the ball down the right side line, and then Nicholas Schultz set up the goal by centering a pass to Lomeli near the 10-yard line.

San Jacinto made the goal stand up, and forced the action into Yucaipa’s side through out much of the first half. But in the second half, the Thunderbirds seized the momentum.

“In the second half it was a totally different game,” Rivas said. “We changed strategy a little bit by putting an extra player up top to put more pressure on their defenders. It worked, but we didn’t put the ball in the net, and their goal keeper made a couple of great saves, but I was pleased.”

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Check out Yucaipa vs. Rialto Carter football photos

Monday, November 16th, 2009

By BOB OTTO / Photographer & Writer

YUCAIPA, CA – The Yucaipa Thunderbirds and the Rialto Carter Lions met Friday night in a battle for the fourth place spot in the Citrus Belt League with the Lions taking a 28-7 victory.

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Yucaipa fumbles and Rialto Carter big play defense sends the Lions into the playoffs

Saturday, November 14th, 2009


YUCAIPA, CA – The chant on the Rialto Carter side grew louder as game time neared: “Playoffs! Playoffs! Playoffs!” shouted a large group of Carter fans.

And for Carter, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) football playoffs indeed became a reality. The Lions special teams and four fumble recoveries, propelled Carter to a 28-7 victory over the Yucaipa Thunderbirds at Yucaipa, Friday night before a large and boisterous homecoming crowd.

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Holly Marksbury, 2009 Yucaipa High School Homecoming Queen

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Photos By BOB OTTO / Writer & Photographer

YUCAIPA, CA – Cheerleaders cheered, a large and boisterous football and homecoming crowd applauded, and Holly Marskbury beamed her radiant smile.

And the 17-year-old senior had much to smile about. For Holly was chosen as the Yucaipa High 2009 Homecoming Queen during half time coronation ceremonies of the Yucaipa versus Rialto Carter football game, Friday night.

“I’m very shocked and it’s an honor to be homecoming queen,” Said Holly, who is a four-year member of the varsity swim team, and an officer of the school’s Block Y program.

After graduation, Holly plans on attending a four-year university and ultimately pursuing a career in nursing or sports medicine.

But for now? “I’m very happy,” she said as admirers flocked around her, camera bulbs flashed, and reporters with pens in hand came to interview the newly crowned Yucaipa royalty.

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Yucaipa Thunderbirds Football Playoff’s On The Line Tonight

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Photos By BOB OTTO / Writer & Photographer

YUCAIPA, CA – The Rialto Carter Lions and Yucaipa Thunderbirds meet in the final game of Citrus Belt League play tonight at Yucaipa. And for one team, the season will continue, while the other will pack up its gear and call it quits.

Both teams come into tonight’s game tied for fourth in the CBL with 3-3 records. And the game has huge ramifications. The winner will lock up fourth place and earn the league’s fourth seed into the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Playoffs.

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See Fontana and Yucaipa boy’s water polo photos

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Photos By BOB OTTO / Photographer & Writer

YUCAIPA, CA – Playing their final Citrus Belt League game of the season, the Yucaipa Thunderbirds defeated the visiting Fontana Steelers in a close, high contested match, 12-8.

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