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Coachella Valley High School athlete Donny Fitzgerald featured in Sports Illustrated  The Desert Sun

Coachella Valley High School sophomore Donny Fitzgerald last season threw for 4,139 yards and 54 touchdowns in what was the most prolific statistical season ...

CSUSB Palm Desert Campus To Host 2019 Academic WorldQuest

CSUSB Palm Desert Campus To Host 2019 WorldQuest - Palm Desert, CA - The Charles & Priscilla Porter Academic WorldQuest Competition is sponsored by ...

Student shares his story about CVHS bus crash, bus driver died  KESQ

A woman who had a medical emergency while driving a Coachella Valley High School bus that was involved in a collision at the school this morning has died, ...

One Class at a Time: Coachella Valley High School  KESQ

Coachella Valley High School's Ms. DeAnn Foster won KESQ's December One Class At A Time award!

Coachella Valley High School beats back Banning in historic 73-56 win  The Desert Sun

Coachella Valley refuses to be intimidated in historic 73-56 win over Banning.

Friday's high school football scores: Palm Desert vs. La Quinta, CV vs. Indio  The Desert Sun

It's Rivalry Week for Week 9, and games include Coachella Valley at Indio and La Quinta at Palm Desert.

How Coachella Valley escaped for a historic volleyball playoff win at home  The Desert Sun

It's been a golden era for athletics at Coachella Valley High School. The football team last season won a playoff game and a league title for the first time in 30 ...

Friday's high school football scores: Palm Desert goes 10-0; Xavier makes playoffs  The Desert Sun

It's Week 11 and playoffs are big focus for Palm Desert, Coachella Valley, La Quinta and Xavier.

Friday's high school football scores: Coachella Valley, Palm Desert earn big wins  The Desert Sun

It's Week 10 and games include DHS at Coachella Valley, Palm Desert at Xavier Prep and Palm Springs vs. La Quinta.

Friday's high school football scores: Palm Desert, La Quinta, Xavier Prep all move to 2-0  The Desert Sun

Week 8 games include unbeaten Palm Desert vs. Palm Springs, Shadow Hills at La Quinta.

More history made as Coachella Valley beats Banning with a prolific offensive performance  The Desert Sun

The win gave Coachella Valley back to back league titles for the first time in more than 40 years.

Coachella Valley may have found a new weapon Friday in win over Desert Mirage  The Desert Sun

Andres Medina ran for 166 yards and three scores, giving Coachella Valley a running threat to compliment one of the top passing offenses in California.

UPDATE: Coachella Valley homecoming football game will be played at home after all  The Desert Sun

For a day it seemed like the Coachella Valley High School football homecoming game would have to be moved to Desert Mirage because a fuse box fire fried ...

Friday's high school football scores: Coachella Valley holds off La Quinta comeback  The Desert Sun

Week 3 games include La Quinta at Coachella Valley, Cathedral City at Shadow Hills, and Rancho Mirage and Indio at home on Thursday.

Week 4: Friday's high school football scores: Shadow Hills claims Mayor's Cup, Palm Springs wins big  The Desert Sun

Week 4 games include Indio at Shadow Hills, along with Coachella Valley and Palm Springs at home.

Coachella Valley volleyball makes long drive up coast, returns with trip to quarterfinals  The Desert Sun

When the Coachella Valley High School volleyball achieved its primary goal on Thursday of breaking the school's long playoff victory drought, they had to do ...

Week 7: Friday's high school football scores: Palm Desert, Xavier Prep earn big wins  The Desert Sun

Week 7 games include unbeaten Palm Desert vs. Shadow Hills as well as La Quinta vs. Rancho Mirage.

Justin Rose, Jon Rahm set for La Quinta Country Club play Thursday in Desert Classic  The Desert Sun

Defending champion Jon Rahm will share a pairing with a fellow Arizona State Sun Devil during the first three days of the Desert Classic presented by Workday ...

A day in the life of a teacher at the Coachella Valley's most remote high school  The Desert Sun

Luis Martinez, 35, wears many hats at the small, isolated school near the shore of the Salton Sea.

The Desert Sun's football Offensive Player of the Year: Donny Fitzgerald of Coachella Valley High  The Desert Sun

Coachella Valley's record-breaking quarterback, who threw for 4139 yards and 54 touchdowns, is The Desert Sun's Offensive Player of the Year.

A few major school and area football records should be broken Friday  The Desert Sun

Multiple football players from the Coachella valley have a shot to make their own history at their playoff games Friday.

Coachella Valley breaks more offensive records, but suffers bitter playoff defeat  The Desert Sun

Arabs fail to convert a two-point conversion with 15 seconds remaining and the most prolific offense in Coachella Valley history exits the postseason.

Coachella Valley Unified board race: District finances, school security hot topics election  The Desert Sun

The Coachella Valley Unified School District, the easternmost district in the valley, has faced its share of obstacles in the past year. In March, the board voted ...

La Quinta has won 20 straight football games over Coachella Valley; can the Arabs end the streak?  The Desert Sun

La Quinta has won 20 consecutive football games versus Coachella Valley, a streak that began in 1996.

Valley School Bus Driver Suffers Medical Emergency, Crashes, Dies  Palm Desert, CA Patch

School Bus Driver Suffers Medical Emergency, Dies - Palm Desert, CA - CHP officials say the woman was rushed to the hospital where she died following the ...

New golf clubs from SCPGA offer new hope to Indio, Coachella Valley high school golfers  The Desert Sun

The SCPGA is donating clubs to desert high school golfers at Indio and Coachella Valley high schools to help them keep playing the game.

What is happening at Coachella Valley High? Track title is latest in school's athletic success  The Desert Sun

The school is having athletics success like it hasn't had in decades.

Donny Fitzgerald makes history; Arabs clinch a share of DVL title  The Desert Sun

The sophomore quarterback has 41 passing TDs this season, which is more than anyone over at least the last 20 years in the Coachella Valley.

As college fairs come to town, Coachella Valley students look for their ticket out  The Desert Sun

A typical college-bound high school senior can spend hours scouring university websites, but without an in-person interaction choosing a college remains an ...

High school football: Week 7 scores & highlights  KESQ

Check out the highlights and final scores for week 7 of the high school season.

He's thrown 16 TDs in two games, but CV's Donny Fitzgerald focused on more than numbers  The Desert Sun

The star Coachella Valley quarterback has come close to breaking multiple CIF Southern Section records in recent weeks, yet remains focused on team goals.

CVUSD board cuts school resource officers  KESQ

The Coachella Valley Unified School District is cutting ties with the school resource officers they contracted through the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

After a tumultuous year, Coachella Valley Unified's teachers remain committed to their union  The Desert Sun

Coachella Valley Teachers Association has reportedly lost two of about 870 members following a potentially threatening Supreme Court decision in June.

Here's what Coachella Valley parents need to know about student safety and security in the new school year  The Desert Sun

The start of the school year is just weeks away, and in light of campus shootings the past year, Coachella Valley's school districts have spent the summer ...

Four desert football teams make playoffs: PD, CV, Xavier Prep and La Quinta  The Desert Sun

Palm Desert and Coachella Valley were in for sure, but Xavier Prep and La Quinta excited to see their names called on playoff Sunday.

Coachella Valley high school students walk out of class to protest gun violence  The Desert Sun

Amid a call to action in the wake of Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, students across the Coachella Valley walked out of class ...

Palm Desert, Xavier College Prep advance in CIF Playoffs  KESQ

A total of eight local high school football teams played tonight in the CIF Playoffs. Palm Desert, Coachella Valley, Xavier Prep and La Quinta from the valley floor.

Threat forces Coachella Valley High School to enforce stricter Halloween guidelines  KESQ

Graffiti was found in the boy's bathroom of Coachella Valley High School threatening a shooting at the school on Tuesday.

Vote for the Play of the Week!  KESQ

We've narrowed down the top 3 plays of the week, vote for which one is the play of the week!

History repeats itself: Donny Fitzgerald drops another 8-touchdown performance in rout  The Desert Sun

Donny Fitzgerald matched a desert record last week and then matched it again this week -- two weeks, 16 TDs for the Arabs QB.

Amid nationwide concern over school shootings, CVUSD votes against police on campus  The Desert Sun

In a step toward reforming student discipline, Coachella Valley Unified School District voted against a contract with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department ...

Coachella Valley students shadow Riverside County employees  KESQ

Nearly 100 Coachella Valley high school students shadowed County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez and other county employees today during the 15th annual ...

In win, Manny Ridge puts up most epic single-game rushing numbers in last 5 seasons in desert  The Desert Sun

Manny Ridge rushed for 2,197 yards in nine games a year ago, placing the Desert Mirage High School running back among the top rushers in the state of ...

Cal football player and Xavier Prep grad driven to not let tragic past define his future  The Desert Sun

Jake Ashton, who lost both of his parents before high school, is now in grad school at Cal-Berkeley preparing to play his final college football game.

And the snap: The Desert Sun's 2018 Elite 11  The Desert Sun

Yes, it's that time of year again -- time for The Desert Sun's Elite 11, our sports staffs' top preseason picks from among the Coachella Valley's best high school ...

Coachella Valley High School faces school bus overcrowding issue  KESQ

CBS Local 2 Stand For You and the safety of your child. We are following Coachella Valley Unified School District families concerns about overcrowded buses.

All-DVL volleyball team: Arabs' historic year rewarded with multiple honorees  The Desert Sun

Coachella Valley, which won its first-ever volleyball league title -- sharing it with Yucca Valley -- saw Elizabeth Olivas win defensive MVP.

Coachella Valley High School celebrates Día De Los Muertos  KESQ

Coachella Valley High School celebrates their 5th annual "Dia De Los Muertos" Cultural Night with a vast art display.

All-DVL football first-team announced: Fitzgerald, Madison, Ridge earn top honors  The Desert Sun

Donny Fitzgerald, Taron Madison and Manny Ridge take home the league's top honors following record-breaking statistical seasons.

Prideful day at Coachella Valley as nine sign to continue athletic careers in college  The Desert Sun

The Coachella Valley High School athletic community was beaming with pride Thursday afternoon as they held a celebration and signing day for some of the ...

Coach, athlete, part of legendary sports family, Palm Springs' Patty Meyers dies at 71  The Desert Sun

Iconic basketball player Ann Meyers said it was her older sister Patty that was the best athlete in the talented sports family.

Holiday hangover doesn't stop Rattlers from grabbing tournament opening victory  The Desert Sun

As one might expect, Rancho Mirage was not its sharpest on day after Christmas, but still earned an easy tourney win.

Coroner identifies two people killed in Friday's Thermal crash  KESQ

The Riverside County Coroner's office has identified the two people killed in a car crash Friday night in Thermal.

Manny Ridge returns for Desert Mirage in its first year in the new Desert Valley League  The Desert Sun

Desert Mirage High School won its second California Interscholastic Federation championship in three years earlier this year thanks to the soccer team, with the ...

Vote for the 'Play of the Week'  KESQ

Week 3 of the high school football season is in the books. We know who won, but now you decide who is our 'Play of the Week.'

Without Rancho Mirage, other teams make history at DVL girls' tennis championships  The Desert Sun

The largest and certainly most vocal local high school tennis crowd in recent memory hung around for a long afternoon Tuesday at the Indian Wells Tennis ...

Five desert volleyball teams make playoffs: But how far will they go?  The Desert Sun

The CIF-SS released its volleyball playoff pairings on Saturday, and is the official start of the new season. Five desert teams saw their name pop up. And while ...

Footage of armed student leads to Coachella Valley High School lockdown  The Desert Sun

Coachella Valley High School was on lockdown for 15 minutes Wednesday morning.

Girls' soccer: Who is the team to beat and who are the top players returning as new season begins?  The Desert Sun

The girls' soccer team at Coachella Valley High School won back-to-back league titles for the first time in school history last season, and the girls' team at La ...

Can Palm Desert girls' golf continue a 20-year league winning streak?  The Desert Sun

Even though his team should be favored to win the title in the new Desert Empire League this fall, Palm Desert High School head golf coach Kurt Ney admits ...

Uprising to establishment: For east valley Latinos, struggle for representation led to political pipeline  The Desert Sun

15 years ago, a group of young, motivated Latinos disrupted the Coachella Valley political establishment. Now they're the establishment.

Five local students offered full ride scholarships to CSUSB Palm Desert  KESQ

Five Coachella Valley high school graduates were chosen for full-ride scholarships to Cal State San Bernardino's Palm Desert campus, the school announced ...

Two Coachella teens just took a giant step closer to reaching the Olympics  The Desert Sun

Both Coachella Valley High School students were recently named USA Boxing's amateur fighters of the year for 2017.

Dan Armstrong's return to La Quinta, Fitzgerald's arm and a Pac-12 recruit in Week 8 spotlight  The Desert Sun

Long-time Blackhawks coach Dan Armstrong returns to La Quinta as a member of the opposing coaching staff this week.

Coachella Valley's Mariah Godinez wins prestigious soccer scholarship  KESQ

Coachella Valley High School senior soccer stand out Mariah Godinez was honored with the prestigious SCA Senior Scholarship awarded out to just two girls in ...

Manny Ridge's historic performance in final game at Desert Mirage places him in rare company  The Desert Sun

The Desert Mirage running back ran for a school record 438 yards and 8 TDs, placing him in rare company in the Coachella Valley and CIF-SS.

New report shows tourism growth in the Coachella Valley  KESQ

A new study commissioned by the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is showing growth in the local tourism industry.

New Desert Hot Springs football coach won a CIF title as a player, 'paid his dues' as a coach  The Desert Sun

Errol Wilson won a California Interscholastic Federation football championship as a student and player at La Quinta High School in 2000, and later coached in ...

California high school drops controversial Arab mascot  Al Jazeera America

A California high school that faced mounting pressure to change its team name, mascot and other imagery and traditions that many Arab-Americans deemed ...

Friday's high school football scores: Coachella Valley wins sixth Bell Game in row over Indio  The Desert Sun

This week's games include Bell Game, Rancho Mirage vs Palm Desert, La Quinta, Cathedral City and more.

Meet the local football stars suiting up for College of the Desert this season  The Desert Sun

A year after College of the Desert had its deepest crop of homegrown Coachella Valley talent in years, the Roadrunners will again feature a roster made up of ...

Who wins new desert football leagues and how do area teams stand at QB are key 2018 queries  The Desert Sun

Who is the favorite in the new desert leagues? How many yards will Manny Ridge gain? Which QBs will step up? All valid questions for 2018 season.

Coachella Valley High hires new baseball coach  The Desert Sun

Coachella Valley athletic director Jacob Van Hofwegen has hired a new high school baseball coach with years of professional-level experience and a passion ...

New high school football divisions revealed: What it means for your favorite team  The Desert Sun

As crazy as it sounds, it's only 10 Fridays until the first high school football game of the 2018 season, which is starting earlier than ever here in the desert on Aug.

Grower fined after pesticides make valley students sick  The Desert Sun

Amazing Coachella, Inc. - Peter Rabbit Farms - be fined $5000 for an October drift incident that affected students at Coachella Valley High School.

Coachella Valley's 'Ball brothers' have brought spark to the Arabs' football team  The Desert Sun

Say what you want about playing for 3 schools in 4 years, but Matt Fitzgerald and his 2 younger brothers only have one thing in mind: leaving a legacy.

After a year away, Shekinah Daffon wins first Desert Empire League tennis championship  The Desert Sun

After winning the Desert Valley League's tennis singles title as a sophomore in 2016, Shekinah Daffon abruptly stepped away from high school tennis for a year.

Indio community rallies around Mayor's Cup game, but it's not yet a true rivalry  The Desert Sun

Indio and Shadow Hills are sparking up a new rivalry in the desert, but the football needs to be more competitive to add legitimacy.

Safety concerns prompt relocation of La Familia High School  The Desert Sun

Students and staff at La Familia High School will be temporarily relocated to the Coachella Valley High School due to construction-related safety concerns.

Students sent to gym at Coachella Valley High School  KESQ

Students were sent to the gymnasium at Coachella Valley High School on Wednesday morning following a large number of sick calls from teachers at the ...

High school sports year in review: Top coach, team, game of the year and more revealed  The Desert Sun

The 2017-18 sports year in review: CIF titles won, records broken, milestones reached plus golfing with the pros, a helicopter and a hijab.

A Desert Hot Springs native is one of the hottest football recruits in California  The Desert Sun

The sophomore pass rusher was out of football for four years before giving it a second try. He's now being recruited by several major programs.

"Mighty Arab" Approved as Replacement for Controversial High School Mascot  NBC Southern California

The Southern California high school that had come under fire for its "Arab" mascot and logo, widely denounced as racist, now has a new mascot: the "Mighty ...

World Cup 2018: where to watch in the Palm Springs area  The Desert Sun

A descriptive list of where to watch the World Cup in the Coachella Valley.

CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Awards Full-Ride Scholarships

The scholars were selected on the basis of their academic achievement, leadership and *service* to the community, and financial need. By News Desk, News ...

Coachella Valley football, soccer seniors headed to next level  USA TODAY High School Sports

After leading the Arabs to the playoffs, football player Nick Hernandez and soccer player Wilfredo Ortiz will head to the next level.

Coachella Valley High School Retires Controversial Arab Mascot  NBC Southern California

A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot that prompted objections from an anti-discrimination group last year.

56th District Assembly member Eduardo Garcia live in-studio  KESQ

Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) sat down with KESQ's Karen Devine and CBS Local 2's Brooke Beare live in-studio to discuss numerous topics in ...

Boys & Girls Clubs Of Coachella Valley Sports Heroes Luncheon IV  The Desert Sun

Fight On” echoed through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley's Sports Heroes Luncheon IV at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa.

Valley career fair to high school students: Think Big  The Desert Sun

An annual college and career fair catering to Coachella Valley school districts adopts "Think Big!" as its mantra when students consider next steps.

Coachella Valley shakes off nerves for 4-1 girls' soccer playoff victory  The Desert Sun

The Coachella Valley Arabs reached the second round of the CIF-SS girls' soccer playoffs last year, but that didn't mean the team wasn't feeling the playoff ...

Today marks 1-year since local firefighter died battling Northern California wildfire  KESQ

On October 16, 2017, Mecca native Garrett Paiz was killed in a rollover crash while battling the wildfires in Northern California.

'High number' of Coachella Valley teachers skip school again  The Desert Sun

Nearly 170 teachers from seven Coachella Valley Unified School District schools did not show up to work Wednesday, forcing many students to wait in ...

Palm Desert defense gets the accolades, but don't sleep on the offense  The Desert Sun

The Palm Desert defense is top-notch, but the Aztecs' offense is gaining confidence week by week.

CVUSD opens multi-million dollar transportation center  The Desert Sun

Coachella Valley Unified School District unveiled a $10.4-million "state-of-the-art" transportation center last week, the first building completed in a two-phase ...

Congressman Raul Ruiz live in-studio interview  KESQ

Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz joined us live in studio to speak about his reelection campaign this November.

Cathedral City falls just short in bid for first football win in two seasons  The Desert Sun

Cathedral City High School came within inches of winning its first football game in two seasons Friday night. “We drove the ball down to the 1-yard line, but we ...

Born with spina bifida, Coachella Valley High senior Clara Garcia's drive extends to basketball  The Desert Sun

Clara Garcia may not fill up the stat sheet this season with a bunch of baskets and rebounds, but the Coachella Valley High School senior basketball player ...

Coachella Valley QB quickly becoming a rising star  The Desert Sun

Coachella Valley's junior quarterback is now a household name, but he says his success is all in pursuit of the team's goals.

Could more tennis history be made this week in the CIF playoffs?  The Desert Sun

Eduardo Contreras won the De Anza League singles title last week, becoming the first non Rancho Mirage player since 2014 to win a league title. Will more ...

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