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Girls Field Hockey: La Jolla High School coach looks back on senior leaders of resurgent team

Recent La Jolla High graduates Kelly Collins (left), Sophie Mazur (center front) and Veronica Gonzalez (right) toe the shooting circle before defending against a penalty corner by Hilltop High in fall 2013. Ed Piper

La Jolla High school field hockey coach Paula Conway took some time to reflect on the eight senior girls who led the turnaround of a program that struggled to a 5-10-0 record in 2012, to a gleaming 16-7-1 record and a spot in the second round of the CIF playoffs in fall 2013.

Athletes welcome to La Jolla Cove’s Triathlon Challenge

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Registration is underway for the San Diego Triathlon Challenge Oct. 19 at La Jolla Cove, where 200 challenged and 550 able-bodied athletes will compete in a one-mile ocean swim, 44-mile bike ride and 10-mile run to fund adaptive athletic equipment.

Just Keep Swimming: Swim-a-thon in La Jolla to raise funds for San Diego Junior Lifeguards

Participants will swim laps in relay during the Swim24 fundraiser, Aug. 30-31 at UC San Diego. Courtesy

This Labor Day weekend, more than 200 swimmers will take to the UCSD Canyonview Aquatic Complex for 24 hours of swimming during the inaugural Swim24 event, a fundraiser for the San Diego Junior Lifeguard (SDJL) Foundation.

Girls Volleyball: La Jolla High School grad Clare Farley plays in Senior All-Star Game, looks ahead to MIT

Clare Farley, a recent La Jolla High School graduate, extends to redirect a hit by opposing Valencia at the Beach City invitational last fall. Ed Piper

Outside hitter-blocker Clare Farley (who graduated from La Jolla High School in June and this fall is headed to MIT, where she will continue to play the game), participated in the Senior All-Star Volleyball Game at Scripps Ranch High earlier this summer with La Jolla Country Day School’s Arela Williams.

Tickets on sale for Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational benefitting La Jolla’s Moores Cancer Center

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Now in its 21st year, the Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational (formerly known as the Luau and Longboard Invitational) will kick off 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 on the beach near Scripps Pier.

La Jolla Pop Warner Football hits the practice fields

Coach Doc works with returning player Kelechi Walker in the ready position. Courtesy Photos

La Jolla Pop Warner Football kicked off its 2014 football season Aug. 1 on the La Jolla Country Day School fields.

La Jolla surfer Jake Halstead makes his way to the pros

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La Jolla native and lifelong surfer Jake Halstead is making a career out of his oceanic hobby. He has the endorsement of big-name companies and has surfed all over the world, collecting competition victories left and right — all by the age of 20.

Boys Golf: La Jolla’s Bishop’s Knights relax with humor during 2014 season

Front Row: Bryan Edwards, Charlie de la Lama, Reggie Davis and Austin Benham. Middle Row: Head Coach Matt Brumbaugh, Jackson Kalench, Tony Sotornik, Addie Lana, Ian Tierney, Patricio Acosta and Assistant Coach Marcus Chang. Back Row: Brian Kim, Reed Petroski, William Drummond and Chase Lauer. (Not pictured: Ben Brewer, John Takiff, Ian Caples and Anthony DiChiara). Courtesy

“I joined the high school golf team because the offer was simply too good to pass up: skip school to go play golf for free,” said senior co-captain Chase Lauer of The Bishop’s School golf team.

Boys Golf: La Jolla Country Day freshman rises from mini-golf to varsity team

The 2014 La Jolla Country Day School boys golf team includes Landon Nutt, Julian Davis, J.P. Bustamante, Harry Kang, Craig Clark and Adair Warren Ed Piper

Freshman Julian Davis, the No. 5 golfer among La Jolla Country Day School’s six varsity golfers the past the season, has a secret. The math-science major started out playing mini-golf, before he graduated to the real golf course.

La Jolla Youth Baseball sends 10 teams to PONY Section tournament

La Jolla Youth Baseball’s Pony All Stars team gather during the Regionals at Lakeside. Front Row: Maxwell Hyytinen, Evan Benham, Michael Campagna, Trevor Ace, Blaise Gimber, Bobby Murphy and Lachlan MacDonald. Back Row: Coach Scott Montana, Manager Jake Grosz, Alex Monell, Cary Percket, Marco Molina, Christophe Naviaux and Coach Rick MacDonald (Courtesy Photo)

La Jolla Youth Baseball sent 10 teams to the PONY Section tournament. The top four teams advance to a Region tournament where the drive gets longer and the pitching gets tougher.

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