Sports: Talented trio leads Mustangs

October 30, 2013

While there are many factors that have helped the Mustangs score win after win, the key tangible is a trio of difference-maker players: Daniel Stratton, Lonye Logan and Chris Campos.

“Daniel is an exceptional captain and leader,” said Coach Chris Klinger. “He’s the one making the calls. He’s also an exceptional athlete. We really rely on him for everything.”

The most physically talented player on the team is running back Lonye Logan, according to Coach Klinger.

Photo: Karate competitors

October 30, 2013

Local newcomers to martial arts are finding success early. Leland Verhagen, 4, left, received 2nd place in under 5 in sparring at the recent karate tournament at Lucerne Valley High School. Chris Rader, 11 , also is showing talent as a beginner. Both started learning Karate under Master Ruben only a month ago. Photo courtesy Kevin Baroni

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Karate kids converge on Lucerne Valley

October 22, 2013

Competition winner John Piedra, third from right, was winner of Master Ruben Gonzalez’s tournament last Saturday. After winning the event, Piedra gave his trophy to Sara Mejia (holding trophy). Also pictured, from left, Grand Master Julio Aranas, Sr., Julio Aranas, Jr. and an unidentified black belt competitor, right. Peter Day / The Leader
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By PETER DAY
Leader EDITOR

Martial artists of all belt colors and abilities came together for the 14th Annual Master Ruben’s Karate Tournament at Lucerne Valley High School.

Lions Club hosts Boy Scout campout

October 22, 2013

By PETER DAY
Star Editor

Numerous High Desert Boy Scouts spent last Friday night hearing coyotes and sleeping under the Lucerne Valley stars.

The High Desert District Scouts spent the night at the Lucerne Valley Lions Club’s 80-acre property nestled against boulder hillsides.

“We’re doing this to celebrate 100 years of scouting with the LDS church,” said Scoutmaster Luke Keserich.

“The Lions were there big time to help us here. They’ve really helped us in this endeavor,” he added.

CERT members get ready for the ‘Big One’

October 22, 2013

By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

When the Big One hits, members of the Lucerne Valley Community Emergency Response Team will be ready — and they’re encouraging others to do the same.

The possible scenario for disaster is devastating.

“We have three major routes in and out of Lucerne Valley,” said CERT member Paul Powell. “If there’s a major earthquake, they’re gone.”

How long would Lucerne Valley be closed to outside assistance?

“It could be three days to three weeks,” Powell said.

Particpate and learn, MAC speaker urges

October 22, 2013

Tony Malone knows about renewable energy both as a local expert and from first-hand experience.

“I’ve been off the (Southern California Edison) grid for 10 years,” said Malone, a Victor Valley College instructor who was the featured speaker during last Thursday’s meeting of the Lucerne Valley-Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council at the Community Center.
With mandates to increasingly produce more renewable energy via solar and wind power, Lucerne Valley could be severely impacted.

“We are in the center,” Malone said. “This Mojave Desert has a lot of sun.”

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What's Happening - October 23, 2013

October 22, 2013

LVES Booster Club Fall Festival
The Lucerne Valley Elementary School Booster Club will hold its inaugural Fall Festival from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 at the LVHS football field.
The community is invited to enjoy and support the event, which will include game booths, Halloween costume contest, hayride, cake walk and an assortment of food.
Event organizers are also hoping to have a fun “jail house.”
Participants will have an opportunity to win large Nerf-themed “opportunity baskets.”

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