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La Jolla Impact Boys U11 are ‘Kick for Hope’ champs

Team players include Kristofer Backlund, Devin Bale, Jaime Candau, Daniel Dessert, Leo Friedman, Lukas Fuster, Aditya Gupta, Rhys Jarvis, Ethan Kaplan, Jackson Kent, Chase Mullard, Kia Pousti, Nate Sabban, Enzo Tortelli and Aleksey Urmanov. Guest players include Remy Renard (PB Blast), Shane Browne (Albion SC) and Eric Peraza (La Jolla REC). Lorri Sabban

Coach Jeffrey Taylor and the La Jolla Impact Boys U11 soccer team are on a winning streak! First, they won the Manchester Cup held mid-June at Miramar’s Hourglass fields. Last weekend, their winning streak continued, as they became the champions in their bracket at the Kick for Hope tournament in Chula Vista.

Survive and Advance: La Jolla Youth Baseball sends eight teams to PONY Tournament

Southern California Southeast Section runner-up (second place out of 12 teams), bottom row: Beau Brown, Jacob Campagna, Binks Deatherage, Dillon Popkins, Jamil Labra and Austin Bale. middle row: Julian Solis, Nathan Kirn, Landyn McKeown, Kevin Steel, John Hartford and Ames Kinkead. Back row: manager Michael Solis, coaches Cary Kinkead, Justin McKeown and Charles Hartford. Courtesy Photo

La Jolla Youth Baseball sent eight All Star teams to the PONY Section tournament that started on June 22. PONY is an acronym for Protect Our Nations Youth and is a brand of international youth baseball similar to Little League, but more closely follows MLB rules as they relate to pitching, base running and other advanced elements of the game. PONY also plays tournaments into a World Series format, but they play in different cities each year and there is a separate tournament for each age division: Shetland, Pinto-7, Pinto-8, Mustang-9, Mustang-10, Bronco-11, Bronco-12, Pony-13, Pony-14, Colt (15-16) and Palomino (17-18).

San Diego Surf Soccer Club: They’re No. 1


San Diego Surf Soccer Club’s Academy II team won the 2013 Pegasus Cup Championship for U9 Flight 2. Under the coaching of Steve Leacock, the girls went undefeated in four games to win the tournament.

La Jolla Youth Baseball wins bookend championships at Memorial Day tourney

On the Inside Design team are Pony Champions and ran the table in the San Diego Pony Interleague Tournament. Courtesy Photo

La Jolla Youth Baseball (LJYB) believes in the old adage “the more, the merrier” when it comes to the Memorial Day Tournament hosted by Tecolote Youth Baseball each year. This could be updated to say “the more, the improved, the merrier” because that’s what happens for every kid who gains post-season experience.

La Jolla Youth Baseball crowns its division championships

La Jolla Youth Baseball’s Mustang-division champion is Sector 9. The team’s manager is Dave Klimkiewicz.  Steve Silva / Michele Friszell Photography

Championship Saturday (May 18, 2013) at La Jolla Youth Baseball went around the horn with exciting come-from-behind walk-off victories in Pinto and Mustang games that went down to the final inning, and a Bronco showdown that had to play an extra game on Monday, May 20, before their champion was decided.

La Jolla Youth Baseball ready for championship games Saturday, May 18


The La Jolla Youth Baseball season comes to a close Saturday, May 18 with championship games in the Pinto, Mustang and Bronco divisions. Shetland doesn’t have playoffs, but a lot of kids will play post-season games on tournament teams. Pony schedules its inter-league playoffs over the Memorial Day weekend at Tecolote.

La Jolla Youth Baseball pennant races tighten up; teams visit PETCO Park

Bronco teammates Bobby Murphy and Marcus Scott carry the La Jolla Youth Baseball banner around PETCO Park. Courtesy Photo

The last few weeks of the La Jolla Youth Baseball season are full of come-from-behind victories, spectacular plays and timely home runs. The season ends May 10 and playoffs take place the following week with a league- wide Championship Day and Closing Ceremonies on May 18 at the Cliffridge Park fields. Our guest teams always compliment us on the excellent grounds that are carefully maintained, and say LJYB is a gracious host to the other leagues.

An insider’s view of the La Jolla Half Marathon 2013, Greg and Katie Wiest share their experience

Greg and Katie Wiest ready to run. Courtesy

On Sunday we ran the 32nd La Jolla Half Marathon. They say it’s one of the toughest half marathons in the United States. There is no doubt it is certainly challenging, but also ruggedly beautiful and worth the effort that goes into training for this event. The 13.1 course starts at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and ends at La Jolla Cove.

La Jolla Half Marathon organizers offer update, security measures

The La Jolla Half Marathon and and La Jolla Shores 5K takes place on Sunday, April 28, 2013. Courtesy Photo

A quick update on the La Jolla Half Marathon on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the tragedy in Boston and their families. We are working diligently with our partners in law enforcement and public safety and will be taking appropriate measures depending on developing information from local and federal authorities.

Spring break means one thing for La Jolla Youth Baseball: Games on!

LJYB Mustang players from B of A Home Loans line up with the SDSU Aztecs to sing the National Anthem before the game on March 23.

Every team makes the playoffs in La Jolla Youth Baseball. How teams prepare for the end of the season is as different as the 37 coaches we have in our league. Some develop more pitchers and catchers all season, while others move players all around the defensive positions to make sure improvement is the goal.

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