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Prep Football: Celestine, Poway High survive Rancho Buena Vista’s furious rally

Devin Celestine breaks free during Poway's 30-28 win over Rancho Buena Vista Friday night at Poway High. Photo by Sherri Cortez

Not many players get a chance to start their varsity careers the way Poway High’s Devin Celestine did Friday night.

Poway approached to be Special Olympics host city

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Poway could play host to a contingent of Special Olympians from somewhere in the world next summer.

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.

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 [...]

Poway front yard now features fierce guardian

Debbie Boyd, left, and artist Ricardo Breceda, right, with the dragon sculpture now residing in Boyd’s front yard. Photo by Emily Sorensen

A Poway woman’s yard is a little more fearsome with the addition of a metalwork dragon head.

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.

Rancho Bernardo artist is painting Westfield Mission Valley murals

Michael Makram painting on Aug. 16 the first of seven murals for Westfield Mission Valley mall. This one highlights Mission Hills. Photos by Matthew Lawless

Seven Westfield Mission Valley mall murals featuring community signs, classic vehicles and splashes of color reflective of local stores are the artistic creations of a Rancho Bernardo resident.

Rancho Bernardo High grads putting on NFL-like combines for young athletes

Broncos football player Tyree Range does the 3-cone drill, one of seven categories that are tested in the NFL-like combine put on by Prime Time Athletics-San Diego. Photo by Lindsey Gorman

The NFL Scouting Combine started airing on television in 2004. It was the first chance the public got to see exactly what NFL hopefuls go through a few months before draft day.

Athlete of the Week: Poway High grad Newman captures Cape Cod League batting title for second straight year

Poway High grad Kevin Newman became the first player in history to win consecutive batting titles in the Cape Cod League. Photo courtesy of UOA Athletics.

Many Major League Baseball stars played in the Cape Cod League in Massachusetts before making it to The Show. Some of the bigger names include Mark Teixeira, Evan Longoria, Sean Casey and Frank Thomas.

Italian dinner at winery will help babies in need

The year’s worth of supplies that Gently Hugged volunteers place in a bag for a baby girl.

An Italian-themed fundraiser is being planned for Gently Hugged, a local non-profit that provides a bag full of clothes and other items to help low-income parents during their baby’s first year.