Kathy Portie - 360 G Street

Kathy Portie - 360 G Street

Kathy Portie

Sports Editor
Big Bear Grizzly
Address: 42007 Fox Farm Road

Kathy Portie is the sports editor. Her column, 360 G Street, appears weekly.

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The sport of volleyball is nothing like its recreational counterpart of bump, bump, get the ball over anyway you can. No, it’s one of the most technical and complicated team sports on the planet.

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I’m often asked by readers why I love covering sports, they usually think they know the answer — because it’s fun. But it is so much more than that. It is a joy to cover sports, at least the kind of sports we cover at the Big Bear Grizzly — high school sports and recreational sports. Because…

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This is the time of year that is most challenging for the Big Bear Grizzly in terms of sports coverage. Recreational sporting events are still on the schedule. High school fall sports schedules add to what becomes a crowded calendar. It’s a juggling game of coverage, phone call follow-ups an…

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The 10th annual Tour de Big Bear is history. More than 2,200 people participated as riders. Another 400-plus served as volunteers to help keep the event running smoothly. Those volunteers were honored on Aug. 4 by the Big Bear Cycling Association with a luncheon at Wyatt’s Grill & Saloon.

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You’ve seen them around town the past week or so. Runners on the sidewalks in Big Bear Lake, on the trails in the San Bernardino National Forest and on the Alpine Pedal Path. It happens every year around this time. High school and college cross-country teams make the trip to Big Bear for a b…

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Ten days. That is all that’s left to get ready for the Tour de Big Bear and the more than 2,000 cyclists expected to participate in the 10th annual event.

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