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La Jolla High School baseball team offers skills clinic to La Jolla Youth Baseball players

La Jolla High School Varsity Baseball Coach Gary Frank addresses the La Jolla Youth Baseball players at the end of the clinic. (Courtesy Photo)

La Jolla High School’s Varsity Baseball team hosted a clinic for La Jolla Youth Baseball’s Bronco and Pony players (ages 11-14) on March 9. A dozen Varsity players and six coaches under the direction of Head Coach Gary Frank organized a two-and-a-half hour clinic with multiple infield and outfield drills, base running instruction, pitching and catching sessions, and seven hitting stations with individual instruction. Some 35 LJYB players participated and got a feel for how things operate at the high school level, playing on the LJHS state-of-the-art field, hanging out in the varsity clubhouse, and having a debrief in the home dugout.

Water Warrior: La Jolla triathlete and coach beats skin cancer, urges others to enjoy sun safely

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Doctors, friends and family say Tom Atwell’s indomitable spirit helped him take on cancer twice, and live to serve as an inspiration to others.

La Jolla Vikings girls basketball make it to first CIF Finals in 15 years, but fall short of win

La Jolla Hish School's Vikings girls basketball team are 2014 Division III CIF runner-ups. Ed Piper

The La Jolla High School Lady Vikings, not at all star-struck by playing in the CIF Finals at Jenny Craig Pavilion at USD, led by 10 points with minutes to play in the third quarter. But Coach Dave Westhem’s crew couldn’t hold on, dropping a 51-48 decision to Central Union High Spartans of Imperial Valley in Division III March 8.

Boys Tennis: La Jolla Country Day seeks to ‘grind it out’ in pursuit of CIF title

Stephen Ferruolo of La Jolla Country Day returns a shot in doubles match with partner Brennan Foster March 4. Ed Piper

The La Jolla Country Day School Torreys tennis team took a walloping on their home court from Division II power La Costa Canyon High Mavericks, 12-6, March 4, but the Torreys look on track to be in their own Division III CIF Final again this spring if all indications hold out.

La Jolla Hoopster hits milestone: Viking Sophia Sowers tops 1,000 points

Practice has made perfect for Sphia Sowers, who is the third La Jolla High School player in history to score more than 1,000 career points. Ashley Mackin

While Senior Night is special for all players on the La Jolla High School girls varsity basketball team, this year’s on Feb. 13 was extra special for senior Sophia Sowers. As an announcer named each senior for her moment of fame, he revealed that Sowers had hit her 1,000th career point.

La Jolla High School girls basketball climbs mountaintop to CIF Semifinals

Sophia Sowers (13) of La Jolla High School drives on Fallbrook High’s Amanda Cunningham in the Vikings’ 62- 49 win in the CIF quarterfinals Feb. 28. Sowers finished with 26 points.

The Vikings entered the CIF Division III semifinals on the strength of their 62-49 victory at Fallbrook High Feb. 28, in front of a vocal partisan crowd, far from home, on a rainy, rainy night.

Girls Water Polo: Bishop’s wins fourth CIF title, Bushman scores 11 goals in 2 games

Lefty Scarlett Hallahan of La Jolla tries a shot attempt against Coronado’s Carolyn Gauvin (18) in the CIF semifinals Feb. 26. Hallahan’s shot this time failed, but she scored the winning goal with 19 seconds left in the match. Ed Piper

In the semifinals, the Knights lacquered Cathedral Catholic 12-4, and the Vikings came from behind to overtake Coronado 7-6 to force the fourth consecutive championship game between the cross-town rivals.

Sunrise Rotary hosts world’s only OCEAN swimarathon at La Jolla Shores for global fight against polio


At the 2014 Global Swimarathon Sunday, Feb. 23 at La Jolla Shores, 49 swimmers covered three courses — the original 100-yard course parallel to the beach, an intermediate course, and the XL course to the tip of Scripps Pier. The La Jolla Sunrise Rotary-sponsored event was a fundraiser for the global fight against polio, netting $10,000 for the cause this year. Polio is a crippling disease still endemic in three countries worldwide.

Nine La Jolla students sign letters of intent for collegiate sports

La Jolla student-athletes Duke Becker, Justin Cook, Ian Beed and Rachel Carroll sign letters of intent during the 2014 San Diego Signing Day. Courtesy

Four students from La Jolla High School, three from Torrey Pines High School and two from La Jolla Country Day School signed letters of intent Feb. 5, committing to play a certain sport for a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) college for at least
one academic year.

Girls Soccer: La Jolla High ends on a draw with Coronado to finish regular season, 1-1

Seniors Ella Decker of La Jolla High School (16) and Mallory Mitchell of Coronado High (4) compete for the header in 1-1 draw Feb. 20. Ed Piper

The La Jolla Lady Vikings rode a Maddie Ittner goal in the second half to a 1-1 draw with visiting Coronado High School Islanders on Senior Day to end the 2014 season at Edwards Stadium Feb. 20.

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