Redlands to host open house for new stadium

Redlands High School will unveil its brand-new on-campus stadium, Dodge Field, in a open house set for 3 p.m-6 p.m. Saturday. Dodge Field, which will officially be open for football business when the Terriers host Vista Murrieta on Sept. 5, will be shown off by RHS football players, who will take prospective fans through the new locker rooms, the coaches office, and the Terrier Hall of Fame. A quick tour of the field and the track will also be part of the festivities. Personalized commemorative bricks, plus concessions, will be sold.

Following the open house, the Terriers will play a freshman scrimmage from 6-7 p.m. and a varsity scrimmage from 7-8. The night will then be capped off when the Tornadoes, a band of six which contains three RHS graduates, will hold a concert featuring surf music and the oldies. Should be an interesting mix indeed.

NBC tape-delay drops the ball

I living on the West Coast two years, I am shocked how popular tape delay is here. From KCAL tape-delaying the start of Lakers games on the East Coast one hour to the fiasco of this year’s Olympics, tape-delaying seems to be all the rage out here.

While the foolishness of KCAL with the Lakers is worthy of a column in itself, I will save that rant for a more timely date. However, after dealing with NBC sticking its tongue out to the West Coast for a week, I can’t hold my tongue on its Olympic coverage anymore. As far as its treatment toward anyone born west of Dallas, NBC gets a big, fat F.
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Three more crack Rivals 250

Three local players, Cajon’s Marlon Pollard, Upland’s Josh Nunes and Diamond Ranch’s Brandon Sermons, cracked the list in the second half of the Rivals 250 rankings released today.

Pollard, a 6-foot-1, 160-pound cornerback who has verbally committed to Notre Dame, finds himself ranked No. 146, a slight drop from his pre-summer ranking. Pollard was also committed to UCLA at the time of the last ranking, but decommitted for the Irish in early July.

Nunes, a 6-4, 200-pound quarterback who committed to Tennessee a little over a month ago, comes in at No. 201. It’s a bit of a fall for Nunes, but it’s more based on other quarterbacks around the country (like Los Osos’ Richard Brehaut) impressing in high-profile camps while Nunes has kept a lower profile.

Sermons, the younger brother of former USC standout running back Rodney Sermons, clocks in at No. 250, the exact same place he was at prior to the summer. Sermons has received a lot of recruiting attention from Pac-10 and Mountain West schools.