LA VERNE, California, November 6, 2017 — You don’t become a coaching legend (702 wins at Glendora before continuing your legacy at Damien where for the 2016-17 season he was named the San Gabriel Valley Tribune Coach of the Year) by getting out-coached, outfoxed or outmaneuvered. You always keep a few tricks up your sleeve … Continue reading Damien Plays by the Rules with the Help of Two NBA Refs

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LA VERNE,  May 18, 2017 — The Chicago White Sox continued their late-season winning streak by prevailing against the Baltimore Orioles, 13-5, in a Tuesday evening contest at Kirk B. Johnson Memorial Pelota Park. In the top of the first, the visiting Orioles scored the game’s first run on a two-out double by Andrew Alva, who … Continue reading White Sox Make Late-Season Push with Convincing 13-5 Win Over Orioles

Well, folks, yet another year is soon coming to an end.   Which means another year in Sports is coming to an end.   Let’s see if we can combine the two and create some entertainment for ourselves….ok? First; baseball.   The bearded Boston Red-Sox became the hairiest team to ever win the World Series, and the hairiest … Continue reading The SPORTS PHILOSOPHER presents: ‘2013, The Year In Review’ … by Brad Eastland

A few days ago it was the 50th anniversary (“anniversary” seems like an oddly inappropriate word for such a thing, doesn’t it?) of President Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas? Say it out loud. Fifty years. Fifty years. Fifty years! Gives you goose bumps. But it doesn’t make it any easier to get your mind around it. … Continue reading The SPORTS PHILOSOPHER reflects on JFK and Dallas: “Fifty years ago? No way…it was yesterday.” … by Brad Eastland

My son asked me a very interesting question the other day. He said, “Dad, why do you like Sports so much?”   He then went on to say how he’d pretty much “outgrown” sports over the years, didn’t have much interest in sports at all, and yet I, a man in his 50s, still occasionally got … Continue reading The SPORTS PHILOSOPHER asks the question: ‘Why Sports?’

You didn’t hear it here, but there’s talk on the Bonita campus about changing the name of  Glenn Davis Stadium to Payton’s Place. Bonita alum Glenn Davis, of course, won the Heisman Trophy in 1946 for being the best college player in America, but for the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately-crowd, nobody is more award-worthy than Jake Payton. All the … Continue reading COST PLUS MATTRESS GAME OF THE WEEK: Payton’s Place Has Nice Ring to It

Now that the Dodgers have been eliminated from the playoffs, and all is well, I thought I would be gracious and do all you poor depressed and deluded Dodger fans a favor, and let you know the ‘Secret Identity’ of your star player. Exactly who is Yasiel Puig? It’s a question that has been troubling … Continue reading The SPORTS PHILOSOPHER reveals: ‘The Secret Identity of Yasiel Puig’

   Appearances by three members of the legendary Dodger infield of the 1970s and early ’80s– Steve Garvey, Bill Russell and Ron Cey — highlight the fifth annual Sowing Seeds for Life Celebrity Golf Tournament for Charity Monday, Oct. 7,  at Glendora Country Club with a noon tee off time. Sowing Seeds for Life is a … Continue reading FUNDRAISING GOLF TOURNAMENT: Dodger Legends to Plant Seeds in Glendora … by Larry Stewart

There’s an old saying that goes, “It’s not how you start, but how you finish that matters most,” and in the Bearcats’ (3-2) case, they did neither, as the Diamond Bar Brahmas bulled their way to a 49-26 victory on Friday night at Glenn Stadium in La Verne. The Bearcats started sluggishly; in fact, they … Continue reading COST PLUS GAME OF THE WEEK: Diamond 49, Bonita 26

Anybody who knows me knows I have the cutest sweetest smartest dog ever, but only those who read this column know just how knowledgeable the jaunty pup is regarding sports!   So here below, for your entertainment, is a brief exchange which passed between us the other day whilst I gulped my morning coffee….which of course … Continue reading THE SPORTS PHILOSOPHER Presents: Morning Coffee with Monte & Me