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La Jolla Hoopster hits milestone: Viking Sophia Sowers tops 1,000 points

Practice has made perfect for Sphia Sowers, who is the third La Jolla High School player in history to score more than 1,000 career points. Ashley Mackin

While Senior Night is special for all players on the La Jolla High School girls varsity basketball team, this year’s on Feb. 13 was extra special for senior Sophia Sowers. As an announcer named each senior for her moment of fame, he revealed that Sowers had hit her 1,000th career point.

La Jolla High School girls basketball climbs mountaintop to CIF Semifinals

Sophia Sowers (13) of La Jolla High School drives on Fallbrook High’s Amanda Cunningham in the Vikings’ 62- 49 win in the CIF quarterfinals Feb. 28. Sowers finished with 26 points.

The Vikings entered the CIF Division III semifinals on the strength of their 62-49 victory at Fallbrook High Feb. 28, in front of a vocal partisan crowd, far from home, on a rainy, rainy night.

Magical Botanical Tour: Bishop’s School tile-art project uses smartphones to ID campus plant life

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The Bishop’s School students and those visiting campus will soon be able to identify more than 55 tropical and nonnative plant species on campus by using their smartphones.

The Search is Over! La Jolla High School’s new principal is at the helm

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Priority 1: Principal Chuck Podhorsky eyes smooth transition to adoption of Common Core State Standards for math and reading

Hopping with Heart: Bird Rock and La Jolla Elementary schools hold Jump Rope for Heart events

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After a few weeks of fundraising for the American Heart Association, Bird Rock Elementary School, celebrated its efforts with a Jump Rope for Heart event on Feb. 19, 2014. Throughout the day, students participated in jump rope, hula-hoop and basketball stations, and joined relay races. The event was also held to celebrate Bird Rock Elementary kindergartener Evan Rodriguez, who had open-heart surgery when he was 4 years old. The event spearheaded by his mother, Aimee Rodriguez, netted $1,786.

Nine La Jolla students sign letters of intent for collegiate sports

La Jolla student-athletes Duke Becker, Justin Cook, Ian Beed and Rachel Carroll sign letters of intent during the 2014 San Diego Signing Day. Courtesy

Four students from La Jolla High School, three from Torrey Pines High School and two from La Jolla Country Day School signed letters of intent Feb. 5, committing to play a certain sport for a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) college for at least
one academic year.

Muirlands scores at Science Olympiad, seeks help for next event

Muirlands Middle school’s science Olympiad team includes — Bottom: Teddy Dykstra, Sabrina Duong. Top: Sofia Rodriguez, Isha Raj-Silverman, Audrey Tsai and Raquel Brown. Courtesy photos

A group of 20 Muirlands Middle School students are shining their medals following the recent San Diego Regional Science Olympiad competition. There were 23 events in the Olympiad and Muirlands’ two teams of 10 participated in 12, earning medals in six and second place in two.

Rotary scholarships available to La Jolla seniors

Attention graduating seniors of La Jolla’s four high schools and parents of those soon-to-be-graduates: It’s time to apply for the La Jolla Rotary Scholarship Program.

Bully Busters paint mural at Muirlands

artist Jane Wheeler with Muirlands Middle School students Caroline Garay, Abbie La Grange, Sophia Albasia and Annie Riveroll with the recently completed anti-bullying mural.

The Bully Busters Club of Muirlands Middle School got a new mural, with some guidance from local artist Jane Wheeler. The mural is meant to serve as a reminder to students to be kind to others and to stand up for those being bullied.

Snapping Joy at La Jolla High School: Student newspaper project has classmates smiling

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La Jolla High School’s Hi-Tide newspaper staff built and installed a sculpture to house a motion-activated camera to take photos of students’ random expressions of joy.

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RSS North Coastal News

  • Man pleads guilty in fatal Del Mar hit-and-run case April 17, 2014
    A man who drove drunk and struck a marine biologist in a crosswalk in Del Mar, then fled the scene, pleaded guilty April 16 to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and a hit-and-run allegation. Christopher ``Chip’’ Stockmeyer, 41, faces between nine and 15 years in prison when he is sentenced June 20 for the March 28 death of Rachel Morrison. […]
  • Del Mar Powerhouse 10U Champions April 17, 2014
    The Del Mar Powerhouse 10U team played two pool play games and two elimination games to go undefeated in the Triple Crown Sports San Diego Open and win the Division 1 Championship. The boys showed great determination and fight to come away victorious in elimination play and battle for the win with a one-run margin of victory for both semi-final and champions […]
  • Canyon Crest girls crack top three at Arcadia, set new school record April 17, 2014
    Several young women runners from Carmel Valley high schools raced well in the Arcadia Invitational on April 11-12 in Los Angeles. Arcadia is considered to be one of the most competitive high school track and field meets in the country, drawing both national and international athletes to compete. […]