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Etiwanda’s Tyler Freeman is all-Sun baseball player of the year

By Pete Marshall|

Redlands’ Webster-Freeman competes at USATF Outdoor Championships

SACRAMENTO >> Two years ago, Juanita Webster-Freeman helped the Redlands High girls track team to the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 championship. She signed to compete at Arizona State but that never materialized. She landed at Cerritos...

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  • Professional baseball

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  • MLB baseball

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