Hannah Johnson of the Idyllwild School girls softball team, makes it safely to third base during last week’s game against San Jacinto Leadership Academy, who eventually won. Photo by Steven King

Mike Holato of Town Hall gave this report on Youth Baseball:

(Note: Players of the game for both teams receive a game ball after each game.)


The Dodgers and Giants played two games. In the first game, Augie Titus of the Giants and Chaz Piche of the Dodgers were players of the game. In the second game, Ian Castro of the Dodgers and Halayia Wilcock of the Giants were players of the game.


The Red Sox defeated the As 11-6 with Roger Gonzalez of the Red Sox and Gaige Schnalzer earning player-of-the-game honors.

In a wild finish, the Blue Jays scored 10 runs in the top of the fourth inning only to see the Braves score 11 in the bottom of the fourth for a 19-18 victory. Players of the game for the Blue Jays were Hannah Jung and Piper Pritchett. Chase Potter and Silas Zimmerman captured the honors for the Braves.

The Red Sox won 11-2 over the Blue Jays with Landon Bloom of the Red Sox and Rory Lovett-Jensen earning player-of-the-game honors.

The Braves held off a late rally from the As to hang on and win 10-9. Tate Donavan of the Braves and Caden Meyer of the As earned player-of-the-game honors.

Standings Wins Losses Ties

Red Sox 3 0 0

Braves 2 1 0

Blue Jays 1 2 0

As 0 3 0


The Giants edged the Dodgers 1-0 with players of the game going to Dodger Finn Carpenter and Giant Cameron Gage. 

The Red Sox shut out the Blue Jays 4-0 with players of the game awarded to Red Sox Layton Teeguarden and Blue Jay Dane Mock.

The Red Sox defeated the Dodgers 8-3 behind the pitching and Red Sox Player of Game Colby Sonnier. Josslyn Nowell captured the player of the game honor for the Dodgers.

Giants pitcher and Player of the Game Christian Gonzalez helped the Giants win 4-1 over the Red Sox. Preston Pino hit the first homerun of the season and earned player of the game for the Red Sox.

In the most outstanding pitching performance of the season so far, Dominic Esparza pitched a complete game shutout, striking out more than 10 batters and giving up only a couple of hits in leading the Dodgers to a 6-0 win. He definitely was the player of the game. Brian Alderete earned the honors for the Blue Jays.

Standings Wins Losses Ties

Giants 3 1 0

Red Sox 2 2 0

Blue Jays 2 2 0

Dodgers 1 3 0


Mike Holato of Town Hall gave this report for Adult Basketball:

Young guns won the Adult Basketball League.

Noah Rutherford’s Red basketball team defeated Buddy’s Black basketball team in the finals 21-13 and 23-20.

After Buddy’s Black team defeated Derrick’s Blue team in the semi-finals 23-20, 17-23 and 25-21, they were defeated by the young Red team.

The Red team consisted of four youngsters, Noah, Jake Mabery, Evan Biley and Vinnie Parillo, with one adult, Jon Zoln. Congrats to the Red team.

Mountain Biking

Coach Josh White gave this report on the Idyllwild Middle School Mountain Bike Team:

The Idyllwild Middle School Mountain Bike Team competed in their final race of the season Saturday, May 5. The race was the SoCal Finals presented by Hyper Threads and was located in Tehachapi.

Once again, the kids did very well riding at the most challenging (and fun) course of the year.

Jakob Parsons, competing with the Level 2 Boys, overcame not feeling well to place 24th out of 36 racers. Michael Stroud, competing with the Level 1 seventh-grade boys, came from starting way back in the pack to finishing 17th out of 59 racers.

Mei Li Stroud, competing with the Level 1 girls, turned in another stellar performance finishing seventh out of 34 racers.

In the Level 1 sixth-grade boys class, Seth White finished 28th and Colby Sonnier finished 36th out of 58 racers.

While the middle school races do not count toward the overall team standings, the kids were proud to take part in Hemet High’s team placing first in the overall standings for Division 2 on the season.

All in all, it was a great season and the kids are already talking about next year and how they can improve as riders.