Louis Brewster


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Louis Brewster

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  • Motorsports

    Patrick Long continues GT rivalry with Alvaro Parente

    Veteran driver Patrick Long from Manhattan Beach will resume his intense GT sports car rivalry with Alvaro Parente this weekend in the fourth and fifth rounds of the Pirelli World Challenge Championships at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisc.For the past two seasons, Parente and Long have engaged in a duel for the class title. Last year’s contest went down to the last lap of the season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca when Parente secured not only the driver’s title, but the...

  • WNBA basketball

    Brewster: Chino’s Diana Taurasi is the best women’s basketball player ever in U.S.

    Random thoughts for a Wednesday morning, having worked through serious computer issues that delayed the column by a day, wondering whatever happened to Margie Sievers, 1988 CIF Southern Section Small Schools softball player of the year from Big Bear High School.It was fitting that Diana Taurasi broke the WNBA scoring record Sunday in Los Angeles, not far from her hometown of Chino. It was great the 35-year-old, who first gained national attention as a freshman at Don Lugo High...

  • Motorsports

    Ventura Raceway hosts National Speedway Motorcycle Championships

    The first of four rounds for the National Speedway Motorcycle Championship is set for Saturday night at Ventura Raceway. Fans of the sport will remember the event in the 1970s and 1980s when tracks in Costa Mesa, San Bernardino, Santa Maria and Victorville held weekly shows.There were also tracks in Carlsbad, Glen Helen, Paso Robles and Lake PerrisThis year, just four rounds will determine the state champion. Billy Janniro is the defending series champ and winner of the Ventura...

  • Columnists

    Few area high school teams earn a spot in top tier CIF-SS football playoff brackets

    Random thoughts for a Tuesday morning, wondering whatever happened to Eugene Clayborn, who played for Carl Beach at Chaffey College in 2007 before transferring to Texas A&M-Kingsville, or Texas A&I as it was called when KCBS/Channel 2 sports director Jim Hill played his college ball.There will be just 13 local high school football teams in the top four divisions of the 2017 CIF Southern Section playoffs in the fall, six in the top three classes. In sharp contrast, there are 34...

  • Motorsports

    Blake Baggett gets to savor first major motocross win

    Blake Baggett will be enjoying a rare weekend off from the highly competitive Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships, no doubt grinning. He scored his first major win last week in the third round of the series in Colorado.The KTM rider moved into third place in the season standings by finishing third and first in the motos in the Thunder Valley Nationals at Lakewood. Fellow KTM rider Marvin Musquin is on top, with Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac in second at 110. Baggett is two points...

  • High school track and field

    Brewster: Great track and field career finish for Upland’s Joseph Anderson

    Random thoughts for a Tuesday morning,, saddened by the end of the scholastic athletic season but looking forward to the fall, wondering whatever happened to D’Ornoir Flax, who won the CIF Southern Section Division 1 high jump championship with a 6 foot, 10 inch effort in 2002 out of Etiwanda High School.Here’s a trivia question a few will know (mostly hardcore fans of prep track and field), only because of the most recent connection: What do Verden Nash of Chino High...

  • Motorsports

    NHRA’s Leah Pritchett, Ron Capps on top for Don Schumacher Racing

    When the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series resumes this weekend in Epping, N.H., Don Schumacher Racing will have point leaders in Top Fuel dragster and Funny Car one-third of the way through the 24-national event schedule.And both drivers are from Southern California.In Top Fuel, Redlands driver Leah Pritchett is atop a competitive field. A winner of three national events, Pritchett is just 30 points ahead of Steve Torrence and 41 and 48 in front of DSR teammates Antron Brown...

  • High school baseball

    Collis, Grace Brethren eliminate Victor Valley from CIF baseball tournament

    VICTORVILLE – Simi Valley Grace Brethren High School made its way back into the CIF Southern Section baseball finals for the first time in 15 years with a dominant 7-1 victory over Victor Valley in the Division 4 semifinals Tuesday afternoon.The Lancers (25-4) advance to face Tahquitz for the championship either Friday or Saturday at UC Riverside. CIF-SS will release the finals schedule on Wednesday.Grace Brethren last won a CIF-SS title in 2002, with a 3-1 decision over...

  • Columnists

    Local baseball, softball teams advance to CIF semifinals, considered toughest challenge

    Random thoughts for a Tuesday morning, wondering whatever happened to Francis Nunez, CIF Southern Section Division I long jump champion with an effort of 22 feet, 8 1/2-inch in 2004 from Rialto High School.This is a great week for area high school baseball and softball teams. The semifinals are scheduled for today with the finals either Friday or Saturday, There are five baseball teams still alive, with two facing one another. Softball will feature three local...

  • Motorcycle racing

    Baggett enjoys home field advantage in annual Glen Helen motocross event

    SAN BERNARDINO >> For serious motocross riders — professionals and amateurs — there’s nothing like Glen Helen Regional Park. Not only is it considered among the most competitive venues in the world, it annually host 15,000 fans for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.But today’s event is unlike many other AMA-sanctioned competitions in the northern part of the city. For openers, the circuit has been modified, although it will still feature the...