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Past articles by Dennis:

Santiago girls basketball team dominates Del Norte, advances to its first state title game

McKinley Willardson scores a game-high 24 points as Santiago leads from start to finish in the CIF State Division I Regional final. → Read More

San Bernardino Valley College men’s basketball team secures another trip to the ‘Elite Eight’ – San Bernardino Sun

Chine Nwanevu had 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead a balanced attack for the Wolverines, who are headed to the Elite Eight for the second consecutive season. → Read More

San Gorgonio boys soccer team edges Victor Valley, captures first CIF Southern Section championship

Jamil Gutierrez scores the lone goal of the match for the Spartans, while Marcus Guzman earns his 13th shutout of the season in the Division 6 championship match.. → Read More

Ramona girls soccer team makes history by winning CIF Southern Section Division 6 title

The Rams beat Carter in the championship match and became the first girls team in school history to win a CIF Southern Section title. → Read More

Inland girls soccer championship preview: Ramona vs. Carter will be in the spotlight Friday

The All-Inland final in CIF-SS Division 6 will feature Ramona’s defense against Carter’s hunger for a title. Hemet and Western Christian are also playing for section titles this weekend… → Read More

San Gorgonio boys soccer standout Ezequiel Soto chasing the goal — a CIF-SS title — that has eluded him – San Bernardino Sun

The senior is the school’s all-time leader in goals and assists, and to cap his remarkable career he wants to win a CIF-SS championship Saturday against Victor Valley. → Read More

Hemet girls soccer team defeats Ontario Christian for another shot at Division 5 title

The Bulldogs, who lost in the CIF-SS final last year, score three goals in the first half and earn a return to the championship game. → Read More

Cajon boys soccer team falls in Division 2 playoffs as Agoura scores match winner in final minute

Diego Vega scored the match-winner for Agoura, which ousted the top-seeded Cowboys in the second round of the playoffs → Read More

Vista Murrieta girls soccer team stuns Citrus Valley on Destiny Cabrera’s goal in overtime – San Bernardino Sun

Cabrera scored the golden goal near the 100th minute as the Broncos knocked off the Citrus Belt League champs in the opening round of the Division 2 playoffs. → Read More

NASCAR: Martin Truex Jr. methodical in winning The Clash at the L.A. Coliseum

Truex Jr. took a methodical approach to the weekend, picking his moment before grabbing the lead 25 laps remaining and holding on to win The Clash at the L.A. Coliseum on Sunday night. → Read More

NASCAR: Justin Haley’s talent shines on fast night at Coliseum – San Bernardino Sun

Haley ran the freshly-paved 0.25-mile oval in 13.41 seconds on his second of two qualifying laps to take the top spot heading into today’s heat races. → Read More

Clash at the Coliseum kicks off NASCAR’s 75th anniversary season – San Bernardino Sun

NASCAR returns to Los Angeles with a Cup Series race with medals and more cars in a race that some criticized last year but was deemed a commercial success. → Read More

Fontana boys soccer team beats Bloomington, tightens Sunkist League title race

Julio Martinez registered a hat trick as the Steelers inched close to the top of the Sunkist League standings. → Read More

Confidence boost helps Hillcrest basketball’s 7-foot-1 Dennis Evans elevate his game – San Bernardino Sun

The Minnesota-bound senior says his outlook changed after he competed with the USA Basketball men’s under-17 team this past summer in the FIBA U-17 World Cup. → Read More

Luann Ryon, a former RCC athlete and Olympic gold medalist, dies at age 69

Inland college notebook: Ryon took up archery on a whim at Riverside City College and went on to win a gold medal at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. → Read More

Woodcrest Christian’s Eyan Turk is the IE Varsity Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year – San Bernardino Sun

All-Inland boys cross country team: The Woodcrest Christian sophomore is the runner of the year. See who was chosen the coach of the year and the selections for the first and second teams. → Read More

RCC football falls to San Mateo in CCCAA state championship game

Riverside’s normally potent offense, which came in averaging nearly 600 yards per game, gained just 2.7 yards per play and converted only 2 of 18 third-down attempts. → Read More

Retzlaff brothers have been a dynamic duo for RCC football team

Their sibling rivalry continues, but it’s also helped lead Riverside City College back to the California Community College Athletic Association championship game Saturday. → Read More

RCC football beats Fullerton, advances to CCCAA State Championship

It will be the third consecutive CCCAA title game appearance (2019, ’21 & ’22) for the Tigers and the second consecutive matchup against San Francisco, last year’s champions. → Read More

Inland college notes: Bryce Strong has helped RCC football team return to regional championship game

Strong, a freshman from Colony High School, set career highs with 20 carries for 150 rushing yards in last week’s regional semifinal victory over Ventura. → Read More