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Swimmers take to the La Jolla waves to raise funds for veterans

Tim Rayner, Penny Nagel, Lee Grove, Dan Simonelli, Artemis Spyridonidis, Dan Henry, Will Miller after their practice night swim at la Jolla Cove.

A group of 12 San Diegans plan to swim from Catalina Island to La Jolla Cove in August as a fundraiser for the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station, and 10 of them held a practice night swim in La Jolla recently.

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.

True Champions: La Jolla High School football team raises cash, prowess for equipment

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La Jolla High School football team proved to be champions at many feats — including races, basketball shooting and weight lifting — during the Night of Champions fundraiser May 17, 2014. Held at the school, 750 Nautilus St., student-athletes tested their strength through bench presses, deadlifts, shoulder lifts and tricep presses; their focus with different slam dunk and three-point basketball shooting contests; their speed with sprint races and relay races; and their hunger with a pie-eating contest, all to raise money for football equipment. Parents and friends, as well as the new cheerleading squad, encouraged them from the stands.

Baseball – CIF Playoffs First Round: La Jolla 5, Eastlake 3. Vikings complete championship season

Senior Brett Volger (2) accepts congratulations from teammates after closing the Vikings' 5-3 first round playoff win over visiting Eastlake. It was the LJHS all-leaguer's third save of the 2014 campaign. He had a miniscule 0.78 ERA in seven appearances. Photos by Ed Piper

Lefty pitcher Sam Schneider was effective early to gain his eighth win of the season, and the La Jolla Vikings held on to down the Eastlake Titans 5-3 in the first round of the CIF Division II playoffs at home May 28.

Baseball CIF Division IV Play-in Game: Bishop’s Schreiber and the Knights stay close for six innings, fall 5-1

Second baseman Reed Meyer loses the handle on a double play ball from shortstop Bulla Graft (left) after making the putout on Southwest runner Joel Enriquez in the first inning. (Photo by Ed Piper)

ishop’s Knight sophomore and righthander Robby Schreiber kept visiting the Southwest Raiders close for six innings, but three Raider runs coming with two outs in the seventh inning ended the Knights’ season, 5-1, in a play-in game at Spanos Field on the campus of Kate Sessions School May 27.

Diving: La Jolla High Viking Jackie Real takes fifth place in CIF Finals

Jackie Real of La Jolla High appears to sit in pike position, legs straight out, bent at the waist, as she begins to flip backwards in her first dive at CIF Finals, a reverse pike. (Photo by Ed Piper)

Jackie Real received scores of 5 and 5.5 on a 10 scale for her forward 2½ tuck dive at the CIF Finals May 23, and was pretty pleased. A mark from 5 to 7 in the meet held at Mesa College is a solid score. It was the second of the La Jolla High junior’s six dives during a long, three-hour competition.

Boys volleyball: La Jolla 3, Mission Hills 0 in CIF Division I First Round. Different players get in the mix, Vikings dominate, 3-0

When one front-line player is thoughtless enough to attend his brother’s graduation in Texas and forego an opening CIF playoff game, one has to look for a silver lining: Team members who wouldn’t normally see as much action get an opportunity for more court time in the starter’s absence.

Softball: Bishop’s 5, Holtville 0. Lady Knights headed to CIF Semifinals

Grace Young used a new grip on her change-up in hurling a three-hit shutout and the Lady Knights offense exploded for four runs in the fifth inning as Bishop’s handed visiting Holtville a clear 5-0 defeat and a long bus ride home in the first round of the CIF Division IV playoffs May 22.

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