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Heritage Wins a Shootout Against West Valley, 34-20

Heritage quarterback Brett Virgil comes up to the line against West Valley Friday night.
By Daniel Millhouse

When two undefeated teams go head to head with each other, one of them is bound to go home disappointed. In this case, West Valley High School suffered its first loss, being defeated by Heritage 34-20 Friday night at Heritage.

"My team showed great heart and preserving to battle through that," Coach Kraig Broach said about how he thought his team played against West Valley. "I’m very proud of their effort."

A rushing attack led senior running back Isaiah Morrow (17 carries, 159 yards) and junior quarterback Brett Virgil (7 carries, 149 yards) was a key for Heritage (4-0). The Heritage defense also chipped in with four interceptions off junior quarterback Lucas Opp -- three of which came in the fourth quarter.

Both teams got off to a hot start. The Mustangs struck first in the first two minutes of the game when Opp threw a pass to senior wide receiver James Guilianno on a cross route for a 14-yard touchdown.

Heritage struck back two minutes later when junior Jalen Glover (left) ran the ball in for a 1-yard touchdown, tying the score at 7-7 with eight minutes left in the first quarter.

After a quick three and out by West Valley, Heritage took possession again to quickly score with 6:23 left in the first quarter when Morrow ran into the end zone from 18 yards out. Tyler Baca missed the extra point kick, leaving the score at 13-7.

West Valley took to the air and drove the ball downfield with ease, but was stopped in the red zone. Junior kicker Joseph Cruiel was able to salvage the drive for the Mustangs by splitting the uprights with a 32-yard field goal, keeping the Mustangs close, 13-10, with a little over four minutes left in the first quarter.

Once again, without wasting time, the Patriots scored within a minute of taking possession when junior wide receiver Aleva Hifo beat the coverage on a go route and caught a 37-yard touchdown pass from Virgil. This put Heritage up 20-10.

After both teams took turns with the possession of the ball, the Patriots found themselves on their own 6-yard line. Undaunted by their field position, Virgil moved the ball on a keeper play and took it all the way downfield for a 94-yard rushing touchdown, putting the Patriots up 27-10 halfway through the second quarter.

At this point, West Valley nearly abandoned its rushing game and started to lineup in three- and four-receiver sets. With 16.5 seconds left in the half and the ball on the Patriots' 6-yard line on fourth down, Opp tried to force the ball into the end zone. Junior defensive back Raymond Everett snatched the ball out of the air right at the goal line to keep the Mustangs from scoring.

The start of the second half was the polar opposite to the start of the first half. Only one score came during the third quarter when Cruiel kicked a second field goal, this time from 24 yards out after the Mustangs were once again stopped in the red zone.

The Mustangs cut the Heritage lead down even further when on the first play of the fourth quarter, the air attack of West Valley finally scored. Opp tossed an 11-yard touchdown to senior wide receiver Devion Pickett, putting the score at 27-20 and giving West Valley both momentum and hope.

The defense of Heritage then stepped up and took control. With six minutes left in the last quarter and the momentum on West Valley’s side, Glover picked off Opp’s pass on West Valley’s 31-yard line.

On the second play after taking possession, the Patriots’ Morrow ran the ball in from 23 ards out for his second touchdown of the game, putting Heritage up 34-20.

"The kids’ effort and attitude is there, but we need to get better, including the coaching staff," Broach said of his team, when asked if the Patriots were ready for upcoming league play. "The kids’ attitude make it so we will."

Next week, Heritage will host its fourth straight home game against the Eagles of Etiwanda High School.

The Patriots' offensive unit gathers in the huddle to discuss a play.

Paloma Valley Offense Kicks into High Gear, 35-12

Paloma Valley High School compiled 407 yards total offense and led from start to finish Friday night en route to a 35-12 football victory at Tustin High.

Quarterback Raine Pohaku Kaheaku-Paiva ran for 109 yards and a touchdown and passed for 116 yards as the Wildcats improved their record to 2-2. Demarco Prewitt rushed for 112 yards and two scores.

The game also featured a 100-yard kickoff return by the Wildcats' Fred Lundy in the second half.

Paloma Valley scored first when Prewitt ran 6 yards for a score and Derek Davis added the PAT kick. Tustin fought back with a 27-yard touchdown pass from Alema Pilimai to Aramie Faletoi, but Bryan Camacho's PAT kick was blocked by Ashton Morgan, preserving the Paloma Valley lead at 7-6.

Kaheaku-Paiva scored on a 17-yard TD run to widen the Paloma lead, but Tustin came back with a touchdown of its own and trailed by only a point again at 14-13. But Lundy's record kickoff return gave the momentum back to the Wildcats, and they never gave it up.

Next Friday, Paloma Valley is at home against Temecula Valley.

Menifee Word Hunter 32: Win a Gift Card to The Beer Hunter!

Here’s the next letter in Menifee Word Hunter 32, a Menifee 24/7 game sponsored by The Beer Hunter sports pub, located in the Countryside Marketplace.

By guessing the correct letters to fill in the blanks, you will reveal a phrase or proper noun that has something to do with Menifee. If you are the first to email us with the correct guess, you win a $30 gift card to The Beer Hunter – which offers great food, a variety of beverages, and all the big sports events on big screen TVs.

Remember, this game is not Hangman or Wheel of Fortune. You don’t guess the letters. We reveal them to you – usually one letter a day, sometimes more – until someone guesses correctly. There may be duplicates of a revealed letter that are not yet revealed; just because we’ve shown you one letter S doesn’t mean there couldn’t be more.

Submit your guess in an email to Put “word hunter” in the subject line. The first person to correctly guess the phrase will receive a Beer Hunter gift card. Only one guess per day per email address.

Each day, the updated game will be posted simultaneously on our website and our Facebook page. But keep in mind, guesses posted as comments on our Facebook posts do not count as official guesses. Your guess must be sent in email form to

Good luck!

Fall Festival and Boutique to be Held on Oct. 18

Menifee Maze 68: We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Arlene Rodriguez, who was the first to correctly identify Menifee Maze 68 as the front of the Menifee Union School District building on Menifee Road. She wins dinner for two at Texas Roadhouse!

Menifee Maze is taking the weekend off. We'll be back with a new maze on Monday.

Matt Liesemeyer for Menifee City Council

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Motorcycle Enforcement Operation Results in 31 Citations

A total of 33 traffic enforcement stops were made, two drivers were given field sobriety tests and 31 drivers were issued citations during a motorcycle DUI enforcement operation conducted by Menifee Police on Sept. 17.

Extra officers were on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes occur. Officers looked for violations made by riders and motorists that can lead to motorcycle crashes. Officers were specifically looking for motorcyclists who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, making illegal turns, or any other dangerous violation.

Riders can get training through the California Motorcyclist Safety Program. Information and training locations are available at or 1-877 RIDE 411 (1-877-743-3411).

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Menifee Resident Accuses Mayor of Prior Campaign Violations

Menifee Mayor Scott Mann could not be reached for comment Wednesday night regarding allegations that he violated campaign practices by taking part in a smear campaign of his opponent during the 2012 mayoral race.

Speaking during the public comments portion of Wednesday's city council meeting, resident Anne Pica (right) accused Mann of paying for the printing of 2,000 fliers including negative comments against his opponent for mayor, Darcy Kuenzi, and city council candidate Sue Kristjansson in the 2012 election. The fliers were distributed anonymously and included statements Kuenzi and Kristjansson said were not true. Mann defeated Kuenzi in the mayoral race and Kristjansson lost her city council seat.

Pica's accusations were directed at Mann, who was absent from Wednesday night's meeting to attend a work-related function out of town. According to Pica, she has proof of Mann's involvement in the 2012 incident and chastised him for denouncing negative anonymous fliers against him in the current election.

“What a hypocrite you are, Mr. Mayor,” Pica said about the absent Mann. “You paid for 2,000 copies of negative fliers about Darcy Kuenzi and Sue Kristjansson at the Staples in Menifee and hand delivered them to me in my home for delivery to the community when you were running for the mayor position in 2012.

“I still have the two boxes from Staples with your name on them and the same fliers. Plus the fact my daughter and son were witness to your delivery of said fliers. It was OK for you to deliver negative fliers on your opponent in 2012, but when the table is turned, you can’t take it and you cry foul.”

Mann did not return two messages left on his cell phone Wednesday night. A call to Pica’s phone number seeking additional comment on the alleged proof went to a fax machine.

Deputy Mayor Wallace Edgerton (left), who conducted Wednesday’s meeting, responded to Pica’s comments by asking city attorney Jeffrey Melching about potential legal implications of those comments. Melching said he would not directly address the issue because it was a matter between two individuals and not the city itself.

Resident Chuck Reutter, speaking before Pica did, said the impact of smear campaigns is scaring others away from seeking public office.

“People who might run for public office don’t follow through because they don’t want to put their family through the mud, such as the viciousness like the flier Mayor Mann responded to,” said Reutter, referring to fliers distributed this week accusing Mann of various improprieties.

“The type of flier Mayor Mann responded to is the number one reason people don’t want to run for public office. And nobody has apologized for that flier.”

Minus Mayoral Hopefuls, Council Candidates State Their Case

A large crowd gathered in the Kay Ceniceros Senior Center for Wednesday's candidates forum.
(Photos by Kristen Spoon)
Candidates for Menifee City Council in districts 2 and 4 presented their campaign platforms and answered questions from a moderator Wednesday morning at a public forum hosted by the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce.

The event, held at Kay Ceniceros Senior Center, did not include either of the candidates for mayor. Incumbent mayor Scott Mann was out of town for a business meeting. A prepared statement on his behalf was read by resident Lori Stone. His opponent in the mayoral race, Paul Wiggins, did not respond to an invitation to attend, according to a Chamber of Commerce official.

John Baker, a city council candidate for District 2, also was absent. A prepared statement was read on his behalf by resident Michael Mudd. The five candidates who did attend were allowed to make opening and closing statements and each answered three questions posed by the moderator. No questions were taken from the audience.

The majority of those in the crowd were residents of District 4 -- the northeast portion of the city -- in which incumbent John Denver (left) is running against challenger Gloria Sanchez. Denver, a city council member since the city's incorporation in 2008, stressed his experience in local government among his qualifications for re-election.

"I would like to compliment my opponent, Gloria Sanchez," Denver said in his opening remarks. "She has been working diligently with the senior community in Riverside County -- so much so that even I voted for her to be on the senior committee in the city of Menifee. But there's no government experience, no experience in things other than seniors."

In contrast, Denver pointed to his years of work in local government, including as a 17-year member of the Perris Unified School District Board of Trustees during the time the high schools were built in Menifee; the Menifee Valley incorporation committee; and as city council member and mayor.

Denver explained later in the forum that he believes Menifee is on the right track with its plans for development and that property owners can't be forced by city officials or residents to agree to zoning changes or other alternate plans.

"Some time ago, a poll was taken asking Menifee residents why they moved here," he said. "They said it was because they liked what they saw. I do too. I like Menifee as it is. I do not want to change it much, except to get bigger. It was already developed when you moved here. Riverside County approved 82 percent of the properties in Menifee before you moved here. It's all done. We will not have an issue to discuss a project for 20 years.

"If we were to try and undo some of the things that were approved, as some of my council people suggest, all we'll do is get sued and lose, which is your problem because you get to pay for it. If you want Menifee to be a high quality place, vote for me."

Sanchez (right) is a longtime activist for seniors in the community, a 15-year member of the Riverside County Council on Aging and the current chair of the Senior Advisory Committee. She stressed that she will represent all residents, not just seniors.

"Yes, I am a strong advocate for seniors, and I also know we have to nurture our youth in many ways," she said. "I am ready to work with developers so we can bring in the smart development we need so we can have enough parks and the right environment for our youth.

"I believe in low density. I love developers, but I want low density for our city. I still believe we really need to look at the way we grow. I know it's been said that 82 percent has already been bought out by developers, but I still feel we have a voice in how that development is going to continue. I think you need new leadership on the city council to represent District 4."

Differences in opinion on the extent of development were also expressed among the candidates in District 2: Incumbent Tom Fuhrman and challengers Matt Liesemeyer, chair of the Planning Commission; and Sue Kristjansson, former city council member.

Fuhrman (left) began his comments by stressing the fact that he is retired from the work force and is able to work full-time on city council duties and in visiting members of the community. He also addressed published news articles and comments relating to his issues with the city concerning code issues on his Wooden Nickel Ranch.

"This is my only job and I give it 100 percent," he said. "I receive the most press, probably because I'm the most involved; I'm the largest land owner. I've thrown myself and my property on the sword to fight for property rights. It's a shame people can hide behind a pseudo name and hide behind comments that really aren't true. I do have a bunker and I do have a right to have a container now that those ordinances have passed. And I do have a plan for Quail Valley."

Quail Valley is a key issue in the race for the council seat in District 2, which includes many rural parts of the city. The Quail Valley community, located in the hills above the western part of the city, has suffered from the lack of a sufficient sewer system and has very little business development.

"I hope to have a lot of economic development in Quail Valley," Fuhrman said in response to a question about his vision for the city by 2030. "The advances we're doing in the sewer system, only about 25 percent of it will be done in five years. We have to concentrate on repairs to get economic development in Quail Valley."

Fuhrman believes the economic development of Quail Valley has been severly restricted because of a building moratorium imposed in 2006 by the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board after dozens of septic systems failed during storms that year.

"I believe there has been a governmental injustice to Quail Valley. Since 2006, nobody's been able to build anything over there. Property values are going down and people are walking away. I have a plan for Quail Valley," Fuhrman said, urging residents to watch a YouTube video he has produced about his plans.

Liesemeyer (right) said economic development should be focused on the economic corridor, which is identified in the general plan as being the areas along Haun Road and Newport Road near the 215 Freeway.

"I've served five years on the Planning Commission, where we put together the city's general plan," he said. "We've laid out that economic corridor, which is going to bring businesses to this town. I want to see more business come in on the central corridor, where it makes sense. We need to leave Quail Valley alone. There are a lot of residents out there who are already living their lifestyles the way they want to."

Liesemeyer also said Menifee should take advantage of some development opportunities explored by the City of Murrieta on the southern border of Menifee.

"They brought in the hospital and recently Kaiser has purchased property there," he said. "I envision the south end of town being part of the business corridor as you enter Menifee. Down in that area we could build a nice synergy for this city to help build the tax base."

Kristjansson (left) emphasized her experience as a former city council member and her community involvement in the Boys & Girls Club of Menifee Valley as well as the local chapter of the United Way. She had a quick answer when asked about her own vision for the city by the year 2030.

"We have a very distinct senior population and we have a very distinct rural population, and that is the charm of the city," she said. "What we don't do well now is that we don't blend that together, so that all are working as one.

"Quail Valley really has been left behind in this, as has Romoland to some extent. I see nearly 50 square miles of amenities for people where you can live here, you can work here, you can play here and you can drive here. My vision would be that everyone here would be able to stop commuting and we would have a functioning city council by that point."

In her opening comments, Kristjansson emphasized the need for council members to work together and avoid the contention that has been obvious in recent years.

"I think we all agree that we want our leaders to be knowledgeable, experienced, committed to the community, and I think we want them to be someone who can represent the city in a positive and strong position," she said. "I have done all of those things, both on the city council and in my regular career. I have the experience to do this, I have the drive and I have the proven capability I can make a difference in Menifee."

The city elections will take place Nov. 4.

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History of Haun Rural Center to Be Topic of Association Meeting

The Menifee Valley Historical Association will host a presentation about the history of the facility in which it meets during its Sept. 20 meeting of members. The public is invited.

The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Antelope Menifee Rural Center, located at 31850 Haun Road, near the intersection of Haun and Garbani Road. The center has hosted the Historical Association and has been home to several organizations over the years during Menifee's history.

The presentation will address these issues, among others:

-- How it was started.
-- Why it was started.
-- When it was started.
-- Who started it.
-- Where it was located.
-- Current uses.

There will be some scrapbooks on display about the activities held there, as well as the written history of the organization along with news articles and photos. Members will give personal remembrances and information will be shared about early Menifee Valley and its people.

Rrefreshments will be served. For more information about the Menifee Valley Historical Assocation, visit the group's website.