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Kiwanians serving pancakes Saturday

Skip cooking breakfast on Saturday morning and instead head over to Rancho Bernardo High for the 46th annual RB Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast.

Long-awaited bridge becomes a reality

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Two upcoming events will officially mark the opening of the Shoal Creek Pedestrian Bridge, which youngsters at the nearby elementary school have been traversing since their first day of classes.

Museum rolls out plans for wagon

Phil Ewing, an expert blacksmith and wheelwright, straightening a spring leaf, part of the work required to repair an authentic mud wagon frame that Rancho Bernardo Historical Society volunteers will use to construct a wagon replica. Photo by Richard Thorpe

The Rancho Bernardo Historical Society is embarking on a new endeavor to help it illustrate the area’s past — volunteers are going to build a mud wagon replica.

MLB Baseball: Rancho Bernardo High grad Bernard’s journey to keep dream alive

Wynton Bernard, the speedy 2008 Rancho Bernardo High graduate, shown here running the bases while at Niagara University. Courtesy photo

By Michael Bower Wynton Bernard was nearly out of Major League Baseball when the San Diego Padres released him in January. But continued hard work and a long-shot tryout gone right has the 2008 Rancho Bernardo High graduate celebrating a record-breaking, MVP season with the Detroit Tigers organization. Before getting to that, though, the amazing [...]

Prep Football: Previewing the 2014 high school football season

Del Norte High's Quenton Meeks, Rancho Bernardo's Tyree Range and Poway's Dominic Hose are just some of the Player's to Watch in the local area. Photo by Sherri Cortez

Our comprehensive 2014 high school football preview includes information about Poway High, Rancho Bernardo, Del Norte and Maranatha Christian Schools. It also has eight Players to Watch and a Palomar League preview.

Prep football: Eight Players to Watch

Eight Players to Watch from around North Inland San Diego, including players from Poway High, Rancho Bernardo, Del Norte and Maranatha Christian Schools.

Prep Football: Poway High set to shift focus back to running game

Poway High football coach Damian Gonzalez, who enters his 11th season at the helm, speaks to his team during a practice. Photo by Sherri Cortez

The top two young stars of the Poway High football team last season — quarterback Tate Martell and wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey — moved to Nevada in the offseason, leaving the Titans searching for new playmakers this year.

Prep Football: Rancho Bernardo High stacked with talent at skill positions

The Rancho Bernardo High football team has plenty of talent at the skill positions, including running back David Arevalo, above. File photo

The Rancho Bernardo High football program has had a tough go of it the past two seasons, posting a 2-19 record in that span and missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008 last year.

Prep Football: Palomar League has new look; Ramona High still favorite

Poway High's Jordan Choukair is the top kicker in the Palomar League. File photo

The Palomar League has a different looks this season with the exit of Torrey Pines and the addition of Mt. Carmel.

Prep Football: Del Norte High knows fast start is key to solid season

Quenton Meeks makes a one-handed grab in last year's season opener against Rancho Buena Vista. File photo

The Del Norte High football program has taken big strides over its four seasons of existence with a varsity team. But there is one ugly trend this year’s squad would like to shake — mediocre starts.