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Boys Volleyball: La Jolla High’s synergy leads Joe Palatella to All-CIF honors

Palatella and Chapman apply the block against Kamehameha, Hawaii, in the Beach City invitational March 20.

Joe Palatella and Jack Chapman, hitter-blockers on the La Jolla High boys volleyball team, came together on the court and off, and clicked during the spring season, leading a senior-less Viking varsity squad to the Division I CIF Semifinals after graduating half their starting lineup from the year before.

Sports Roundup: Several La Jolla athletes end winning seasons

Centerfielder Bradley Zimmer (11), drafted in the first round of the Amateur Baseball draft by the Cleveland Indians June 5, brings in a flyball during his senior year at La Jolla High in 2011 against Patrick Henry. Zimmer batted .446 during his final year in high school ball.

La Jolla Country Day’s Hadiyah Muhammad seemed to have soared into the stratosphere as she beat all other comers in triple-jumping 37 feet, 11.50 inches to win the event at the CIF Finals May 31 at Mt. Carmel High School.

La Jolla sports stars to be honored at Prep Athletes Gala

“I focus by visualizing the race — every part of every lap from start to finish,” said Julius Diehr, who is among the local athletes to be honored at the Prep Athletes Gala on June 14 at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park.

La Jolla Youth Baseball sends 11 teams to Memorial Day tourney

La Jolla Youth Baseball's Bronco Red team — FRONT ROW: Arman Sanchez, Marcus Scott, Matthew Hammel, Austin Schroeder, Matt Stone, Johnny Meyerott. MIDDLE ROW: Noah Brown, Calvin Hyytinen, Jake Austgen, Justin Tank, Luke Brown, Aidan Canino, DJ Lindroth. BACK ROW: Manager Tim Scott, Coaches Dave Hammel, Brian Canino and Neill Hyytinen (Courtesy Photo)

La Jolla Youth Baseball sent 11 teams to the annual Memorial Day Tournament hosted by Tecolote Youth Baseball. This competitive all-star weekend is the perfect warm-up to the official PONY Tournament that kicks off June 19 in Ramona.

La Jolla Youth Baseball celebrates Championship Day to wrap up 2014 season

The Performance Titanium Group team is the Bronco-division champion.

La Jolla Youth Baseball wrapped up its 2014 season with exciting Championship games in the Pinto, Mustang and Bronco divisions on May 17. The Shetland division completed its season earlier in the month and the Pony division played the SD Pony Inter-League Playoffs over Memorial Day weekend at Tecolote.

La Jolla Youth Baseball heads into 2014 championships

Kinsey Casdin shows off his home-run ball — the only one hit over the fence in Pinto. Courtesy

Playoffs are Saturday, May 17 at Cliffridge Park. Win or go home. Pinto plays single elimination, while Mustang and Bronco prefer the double-elimination format.

Bishop’s looks strong, La Jolla young and growing

Barrett Kearney (right) of The Bishop’s School reacts to the ball as La Jolla High’s Veronica Gonzalez (8) moves up to defend.

The Bishop’s School midfielder Alarisse Lam and her Lady Knights teammates kept bringing the ball from midfield (or even closer) like a relentless wave toward the La Jolla High Vikings’ goal, pushing the attack to keep pressure on the visiting Vikings April 21.

La Jolla High girls undefeated at the beach

La Jolla High School’s Bridget Odmark spikes against Scripps Ranch as teammate Riley Young (far left) looks on. Ed Piper

Riley Young and Bridget Odmark stood center stage during a recent sand volleyball contest. They (along with the few parents, coaches, teammates and passersby propped on the Mission Beach seawall and splayed on the sand around the court) knew it all came down to the final of three pairings against Scripps Ranch High School left to be completed.

Regatta rowers earn medals at Long Beach Invitational

San Diego Rowing Club Women’s Coach Susan Francia with team medalists Sarah Hoskin, Jillian Renly, Mariko Kelly and Marissa Gibson at the April 12-13 Long Beach Invitational Regatta.  Courtesy

High school-age female athletes of the San Diego Rowing Club (SDRC) won gold, silver and bronze medals at the Long Beach Invitational Regatta, April 12-13, where top junior teams from the western U.S. competed in advance of regional and national championships.

La Jolla Youth Baseball stars ‘up’ home run hits in 2014 season

Home run sluggers Jackson Stratton (left) of Alexandria Real Estate and Spence Carswell of RBG show off souvenirs from recent Mustang games.

There must be something in the water, or maybe the kids are eating their Wheaties … all we know is more home runs were hit after spring break in the La Jolla Youth Baseball (LJYB) than were hit in the first month of the season.

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