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Sign up underway for La Jolla youth surf contest

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The 14th annual Menehune Surf Contest, hosted by the La Jolla Shores Surf Association, will start at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 26 at La Jolla Shores Beach.

La Jolla Youth Baseball poised for second half of season

La Jolla Youth Baseball players Jake Bold and Nathan Latimer exchange congratulations following their Mustang game. Jake’s team Qualcomm may have defeated Nathan’s team RAK, but the highlight of the day was Nathan’s home run over the left field fence. It was the first of the season at LJYB.

Though unofficial, La Jolla Youth Baseball (LJYB) has two halves to its season. Between Opening Day and spring break, most of the coaches focus on development and moving players around as much as possible.

Lightning Strikes Twice: La Jollan hits two holes-in-one within three months

Patrick McGee (left) holds his Hole In One Club recognition banner after hitting his first of two holes in one at Tecolote Canyon Golf Course in December 2013.

Patrick McGee, a La Jolla resident and lifelong golfer, scored two holes-in-one in three months at the Tecolote Canyon Golf Course near Clairemont. In both cases, he referred to the shot as a “lucky bounce of the ball,” and “a surprise.”

Bishop’s players enjoy tourney, create memories at Petco Park

Jamie Abrams of The Bishop’s School checks his swing in league opener at Petco Park versus Santa Fe Christian. No Bishop’s batter was able to hit safely in Chase Bushor’s no-hitter.

The Knights were prepared to enjoy the moment, yet focused on their Coastal South League opener. But it just wasn’t the Knights’ afternoon, as Eagles right-hander Chase Bushor fashioned a no-hit game against the best they could send up to the plate.

Track and Field Mt. Carmel Invitational: La Jolla Viking Sakura Roberson burns speed in 400 at Mt. Carmel meet

La Jolla sophomore Alyssa Burnley successfully vaults a height early in the pole vault competition at the Mt. Carmel Invitational March 29. Ed Piper

Freshman sensation Sakura Roberson of La Jolla High burned a time of 58.98 seconds in the 400 meter race to finish seventh in the Division I event at the prestigious Mt. Carmel Invitational March 29. Five of the six sprinters finishing ahead of her in the field from all over California were seniors.

Baseball: The Bishop’s School Knights 4, Clairemont High School Chieftans 3: Bishop’s Knights add energy with new Coach Centanni

Bishop’s Reed Meyer (11) steals second as Clairemont’s Zack Thorold leaps to grab the errant throw in the top of the first inning.  Ed Piper

The Bishop’s School Knights are off to a fast start under new Coach Joey Centanni and his staff. The Knights spotted the Clairemont High School Chieftans a 3-1 lead in the top of the fifth inning March 24, then came back to score two runs in the bottom of the inning to tie, and scored the go-ahead run in the sixth to win 4-3.

La Jolla Youth Baseball marks 2014 opener with memorable game

Coach Chris Circuit with his sons Jack and Mitch of the Voices for Children team in La Jolla Youth Baseball's Shetland division. (Courtesy Photo)

After practicing for a month, La Jolla Youth Baseball players finally donned their authentic Padres jerseys and — lo and behold — played one the those games that will be remembered for a long time. On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, the Morgan Stanley and Mitch’s Surf Shop teams took the Bronco Field in their first meeting of the 2014 season and Morgan Stanley got off to a dizzying 10-0 lead after two innings.

La Jolla Youth Baseball opens its 2014 season

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It was a picture perfect day for La Jolla Youth Baseball as president Jim Benham emceed a down-home kick-off to the 2014 season on March 15. Highlights included the National Anthem sung by La Jolla High School senior Vaill D’Angelo (third year running); a ceremonial First Pitch thrown out by Jim Weaver (who played in LJYB in 1950s, managed in the 1970s, and is now parent of twin Pinto players Louis and Alexander); and the official League photo taken on Bronco Field in Cliffridge Park.

BASEBALL: La Jolla Country Day comes off a league title, restocked

La Jolla Country Day School senior Matt Yandel delivers against visiting Vista in an Aztec-Foothiller Tournament game. Ed Piper

La Jolla Country Day School baseball has a lot of one family — the Weisz triplets who play shortstop, catcher and centerfield. As their mom Kimberly, telephoto in hand, said with a smile, “I have the middle of the diamond.” The triplets were born tightly bunched, at 8:30, 8:32, and 8:33 p.m. Under LJCD coach John Edman, they’ll play cohesive, aggressive baseball.

Softball: Canyon Crest Academy Ravens 13, La Jolla Country Day Torreys 7 — New head coach leads Country Day Torreys into future

La Jolla Country Day School’s Samantha Moothart takes a cut at the plate in the game against Canyon Crest.  Ed Piper

New Head Coach Lissa Lewis led the La Jolla Country Day Torreys into their home opener on their beautiful home field March 11 against visiting Canyon Crest Academy Ravens. They took their lumps, giving up three runs in the third inning and six in the sixth, falling, 13-7

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