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By RYAN LEON, Sports Writer | June 13, 2008
Imperial High?s Priscilla Caldera, who has been known for her toughness as a female wrestler among boys, will get her chance to prove what she can do against female wrestlers at the collegiate level. Caldera received a full scholarship to wrestle for Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo., a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics member. Lindenwood will be introducing a women?s wrestling program in the winter headed by Coach Jake Deffenbach and Caldera is chomping at the bit to get back on the mat. ?
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By JASON ROGERS, Assistant Sports Editor | February 16, 2007
Imperial High?s Priscilla Caldera is in position to make history Saturday, but she?d rather not think about it just yet. Caldera is the No. 1 seed at 103 pounds in the CIF-San Diego Section Division IV tournament Saturday at Valley Center High. If she lives up to that seeding, she?ll become the first girl to win a section wrestling title in California history. ?I haven?t really thought about it all that much yet,? Caldera said at practice Thursday. ?I?m looking forward to wrestling.
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By MARIO RENTERIA, Sports Editor | June 9, 2007
Alex Caldera?s dreams of playing Major League Baseball just took a big step forward. The Southwest High School graduate and former student at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the second day of the MLB Draft on Friday. He was taken 396th overall. ?It feels great,? said the El Centro resident. ?Anybody that wants to play baseball for the rest of their life, this is one step they have to take.? Caldera was among a handful of players hoping to be drafted, but he was the only one who got the memorable phone call.
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By TOM RONCO, Special to this newspaper | October 31, 2008
Recently, MLB.com took an in-depth look at every big-league team?s Minor League system for the 2008 season to recap and analyze the top prospects. After reviewing the Kansas City organization, MLB.com (the official Web site of Major League Baseball) selected El Centro?s Alex Caldera as the Royals? Organizational Pitcher of the Year. Caldera pitched with the Class A Burlington Bees this season and was named the Bees? Pitcher of the Month twice. ?The Pitcher of the Month awards were nice but this award is nicer.
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By ERIC GALVAN | April 1, 2003
Sports Editor When Southwest High's Alex Caldera is on the baseball field, there are certain expectations of him. When he takes the mound, he's expected to shut down all batters he faces. When he steps into the batter's box, he's expected to produce. He won't admit to putting any pressure on himself. Instead, the expectations come from his teammates and coaches. A three-year varsity letterman, the 17-year-old senior has stepped up to the challenge, helping the Eagles jump to a 2-0 mark in the Imperial Valley League.
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By MARIO RENTERÍA, Sports Editor | January 30, 2007
Imperial High?s Priscilla Caldera could make history this wrestling season. The 16-year-old junior would be the first girl to win the CIF-San Diego Section Division IV championships in her weight class if she does what her coach expects her to do. To date, no girl has every won any weight class in the section championships. ?She?s already beat everybody else (in her weight class in Division IV),? Imperial coach Tirso Lara said. ?She would be the first girl to win CIF.?
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By ALEX LOPEZ, Special to Imperial Valley Press | February 18, 2007
VALLEY CENTER ? It took 47 years for the CIF-San Diego Section wrestling tournament to have a girl champion in any division. Imperial High?s Priscilla Caldera has dreamed of this moment since the season began, but when she got on the mat Saturday in the CIF-San Diego Section Division IV championships at Valley Center High, she thought of nothing else but her opponent. ?I forgot about everything else; I just wanted to wrestle,? said the 16-year-old junior who wrestled at 105 pounds.
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By JASON ROGERS, Assistant Sports Editor | November 22, 2005
Imperial High?s Priscilla Caldera took quickly to the sport of cross country. The sophomore qualified for the state championship Saturday by placing 11th in the Division IV girls race at the CIF-San Diego Section championship in Balboa Park in San Diego. The placing was good enough to garner the final qualifying spot for the state meet, sending Caldera there in her first season in the sport. Caldera said she wasn?t thinking about placing or qualifying for the state championship, before or during the race.
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February 27, 2007
Girls do not win wrestling titles ? wrestlers earn wrestling titles. (Priscilla) Caldera is a wrestler. Through her accomplishment, Caldera honors many. Caldera honors her coaches and their wrestling program that focuses on hard work ? not gender. Caldera honors her team members who challenged her through competition to improve her wrestling skills. Caldera honors her family who encouraged Priscilla to stay committed to her goal. Caldera honors herself by her desire and courage to compete.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | March 12, 2010
MANA de Imperial Valley presents “Estrellas, Romance y Vino” (“Stars, Romance and Wine”), an evening of poetry reading and fine wine at 6 p.m. today at the Caldera residence, 741 Tumbleweed Lane in El Centro. Join us and sip some wine, share poetry and enjoy an evening with MANA de Imperial Valley members. There is no charge for MANA members. New and renewing member applications will be accepted. For more information call Olga Criman at 760-791-5085.
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By JONATHAN DALE | Special to this Newspaper | June 22, 2013
It was the first time Imperial cyclist Kenny Caldera competed in a four-event stage race, but judging by his stellar results it certainly won't be his last. As part of the Department of Homeland Security U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Caldera competed in the 2013 Police and Fire Championships in San Diego this last week, earning four gold medals and one silver medal. “It was awesome,” he said. “I've been riding and racing for fifteen years and this was the first time I competed in the stage race.
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By MARIO RENTERÍA, Sports Editor | April 20, 2010
Imperial High junior Junnette Caldera, 16, won her weight division at the Jr. Freestyle State Wrestling Championships in Tulare this past weekend. She finished 3-0 in the 102-pound weight division. “That was my goal,” Caldera said. By winning her division she will represent the state team at the National Freestyle Championships in North Dakota in late July. “I was just focused on Fargo, N.D.,” Caldera said. “I’ve seen so many girls going on this national team and it takes them so far … colleges will see you.” If she places in the top three spots at the national tournament she will win a spot on the national team.
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By MARIO RENTERÍA, Sports Editor | March 17, 2010
Katarina Perez, 18, of El Centro and Junnette Caldera, 16, of Imperial won their respective weight divisions at the U.S. Women’s State Folkstyle Championships this past weekend in Fresno. Perez won her fourth-consecutive title at 130 pounds while Caldera won at 102 pounds. Perez, 17, a senior at Central Union High battled a stomach illness to continue to dominate at her weight division. “My stomach was killing me. I threw up in the morning and after every single matches,” Perez said.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | March 12, 2010
MANA de Imperial Valley presents “Estrellas, Romance y Vino” (“Stars, Romance and Wine”), an evening of poetry reading and fine wine at 6 p.m. today at the Caldera residence, 741 Tumbleweed Lane in El Centro. Join us and sip some wine, share poetry and enjoy an evening with MANA de Imperial Valley members. There is no charge for MANA members. New and renewing member applications will be accepted. For more information call Olga Criman at 760-791-5085.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | January 26, 2010
COVINA — On Saturday, Imperial High’s Junnette Caldera placed second at the girls’ CIF Southern Championships at Northview High here. More than 93 schools were represented and Caldera placed second in the 98-pound weight class. Boys’ basketball Central 83, Holtville 63 The Central Union High boys’ basketball team beat Holtville High, 83-63, in a nonleague make-up game in El Centro on Monday. The game was originally scheduled for Friday but was postponed due to weather conditions.
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By RYAN LEON Sports Writer | December 29, 2009
Entering her third year of high school competition, Imperial High junior wrestler Junnette Caldera improved her record against girls to 12-0 on the season after winning the 103-pound weight class at the Lancaster Invitational on Dec. 20. ?Heading into the tournament I was pretty nervous because I knew that this was a bigger tournament with some tough competition,? the 16-year-old Caldera said. ?But when I started wrestling my nerves went away and I thought I was wrestling really good mostly due to all the practice I have been doing with my new coach.
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By MARIO RENTERIA, Sports Editor | December 23, 2008
Imperial High sophomore Junnette Caldera, 15, kicked off the Imperial Valley League wrestling season with a slam, or in her case with a pin. Caldera helped her Tigers wrestling squad beat Central Union High, 37-34, by pinning Martin Noriega in 1 minute, 26 seconds at 112 pounds. To make the win more impressive, Caldera had to move up to 112, into a weight class she has never wrestled in before. ?I was really nervous because I really didn?t know what to expect,? Caldera said.
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By TOM RONCO, Special to this newspaper | October 31, 2008
Recently, MLB.com took an in-depth look at every big-league team?s Minor League system for the 2008 season to recap and analyze the top prospects. After reviewing the Kansas City organization, MLB.com (the official Web site of Major League Baseball) selected El Centro?s Alex Caldera as the Royals? Organizational Pitcher of the Year. Caldera pitched with the Class A Burlington Bees this season and was named the Bees? Pitcher of the Month twice. ?The Pitcher of the Month awards were nice but this award is nicer.
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By RYAN LEON, Sports Writer | June 13, 2008
Imperial High?s Priscilla Caldera, who has been known for her toughness as a female wrestler among boys, will get her chance to prove what she can do against female wrestlers at the collegiate level. Caldera received a full scholarship to wrestle for Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo., a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics member. Lindenwood will be introducing a women?s wrestling program in the winter headed by Coach Jake Deffenbach and Caldera is chomping at the bit to get back on the mat. ?
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