Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Menifee Pony Baseball Results: Feb. 25

Bronco Division:
Padres 23, Aztecs (FV) 0

Mustang Division:
Dodgers 11, Angels 8

If you have game highlights or photos you would like to submit for consideration, email menifee247sports@gmail.com.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Menifee Pony Baseball Results: Saturday, Feb. 23

Scores from Menifee Pony Baseball on Opening Day, Feb. 23:
(Updated at 5:20 p.m. Feb. 24)

Bronco Division:
Angels 6, Dodgers 4
Broncos (FV) 13, Sooners (FV) 8
Padres 11, Orioles 0

Mustang Division:
Blue Jays 9, Angels 8
Blue Jays 8, Dodgers 6
Diamondbacks 16, Orioles 5

Pinto Division:
Red Sox 11, Diamondbacks 2
Dodgers 5, Indians 3
Yankees 9, Cardinals 3

Shetland Division:
Angels 7, Cubs 2
Dodgers 3, Nationals 0
Pirates 9, Yankees 1

If you have game highlights or photos you would like to submit for consideration, email menifee247sports@gmail.com.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Menifee Pony Baseball Celebrates Opening Day

Opening Day for Menifee Pony Baseball was a big hit Saturday at Wheatfield Park.

Every field was occupied as boys and girls ages 4-14 took part in the various divisions of play following Opening Ceremonies. The day began with the introduction of the players and league board members, headed by league President Justin Vander Woude and Vice President Mike Adams. Thunder, the team mascot of the Lake Elsinore Storm, stopped by to join in the festivities.

Play then began on several fields and continued throughout the day, with parents cheering on the kids and dozens of volunteers keeping stats, taking photos and manning the snack stand.

Menifee Pony Baseball includes seven ages divisions: Filly, Shetland, Pinto, Mustang, Bronco, Pony and Colt. For more information on the Menifee Pony Baseball program, visit the league's website here.

Check here on Menifee 24/7's sports page for updates throughout the season. As soon as all the Opening Day scores are rounded up, we will post them here. Next weekend Menifee Valley Little League play begins, and we'll cover that, too.

Parents and friends: If you would like to submit photos, videos or game information for publication on our site, please email menifee247sports@gmail.com. Your contributions will make this a more fun and complete page!

Now check out our first video of the season, featuring some action from today's Dodgers-Blue Jays game in the Mustang Division of Menifee Pony Baseball. The Blue Jays won, 8-6.

And here are some more photos from Opening Day. Enjoy!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Menifee Pony Baseball Season Begins Saturday

For more information contact Nicole Flores @ 951.326.7832

Opening Day for Menifee Pony Baseball this Saturday

For more information contact Nicole @ 951.326.7832

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Paloma Valley, Heritage Girls Basketball Teams Lose

Paloma Valley and Heritage high schools both dropped out of the CIF Southern Section girls basketball playoffs with first-round losses Saturday night.

AB Miller High of Fontana took a big lead early and cruised to a 69-32 victory over Paloma Valley, which finished its season with a 14-13 record. Ashlynn Cota was the Wildcats' season scorer with 11 points.

In another playoff opener, Bonita took a 17-6 lead in the first quarter and never looked back en route to a 66-46 victory over Heritage. The Patriots finished their season with a 16-10 record.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Paloma Valley, Heritage Wrestlers Fare Well in CIF Finals

Paloma Valley's Chris Kocay (second from left) was runner-up in the heavyweight division.
Four wrestlers from Paloma Valley High School and one from Heritage High placed among the top five in their weight divisions Saturday in the CIF Southern Section finals, qualifying for next weekend's CIF Masters Meet.

For Paloma Valley, Chris Kocay placed second in the heavyweight division; Marshall Palmer placed second at 145 pounds; Jose Espinosa finished second at 106 pounds; and Nick Hughes placed fifth at 152 pounds.

Heritage's Shannon Paris, competing at 145 pounds, placed fifth and also earned a trip to the Masters Meet, which will take place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23, at Temecula Valley High School.

Paloma Valley's Marshall Palmer (second from left) and Heritage's Shannon Paris (far right) qualified for the Masters Meet.

Heritage, Paloma Valley Boys Lose Playoff Openers

The boys basketball season ended for Heritage and Paloma Valley high schools Friday night in the first round of the CIF Southern Section playoffs.

Murrieta Valley High held off a spirited effort by Heritage, scoring a 68-58 victory over the Patriots in a Division 2AA playoff opener. Guards Mat Bradshaw and Andrew Oliver kept Heritage in the game with some accurate long-distance shooting. The game was tied at 58 before Murrieta Valley went on a 10-0 run to close out the game.

Oliver scored 28 points and Bradshaw had 16 for the Patriots, who finished the season with an 11-14 record.

Paloma Valley ran up against a tough Crescenta Valley team, which scored an 80-42 victory over the Wildcats behind a 32-point performance from Nick Springer. Preston Green scored 12 points for Paloma Valley, which finished the season 12-17.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Little League Opening Day to Feature Hot Air Balloon Rides

Menifee Valley Little League's Opening Day on Saturday, March 2 is less than a month away, and it will be celebrated with a lot more festivities than just some ballgames.

As part of the Opening Day Carnival at Wheatfield Park, Re/MAX Diamond Realty will have its hot air balloon on hand. Weather permitting, members of the local Team Dad & Daughters Menifee property management group will offer free tethered rides to everyone, beginning at 8 a.m.

The carnival will feature many booths and other attractions. Vendors interested in having a booth at the carnival should email mvllbaseball@yahoo.com or message the league on its Facebook page.

Additional baseball coaches are needed. If you are interested in helping to coach a team, email mvllbaseball@yahoo.com.