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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.

BIG race nets BIG results: Faster times at La Jolla Half Marathon this year

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Three out of the four top runners in the 33rd annual La Jolla Half Marathon and the La Jolla Shores 5K on April 27 beat last year’s times in their categories. Half-marathoners ran down the coast from Del Mar Racetrack to La Jolla Cove and the 5K runners from La Jolla Shores to La Jolla Cove. A benefit for the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla, the event is expected to net more than $100,000 for community projects, said chair Don Hodges. About 7,000 people registered to run.

La Jolla High Viking Max Scott walks on, picks up goalie skills

Brandon Richmond (5) of La Jolla High School moves on the attack against Mira Mesa. Ed Piper

Max Scott walked on to the lacrosse field at La Jolla High School having never played the stick-and-net sport popular in the East but gaining in prominence here. That’s because Coach Tom Duerr texted him a message, “If you ever want to try it, come on by.”

La Jolla High Viking Jorge Jimenez now like a fish in water

Team members mingle as swimmers in the water wait for the start of their relay early in the La Jolla-Cathedral Catholic high schools' meet at Coggan Pool. Ed Piper

La Jolla High School swim sprinter Jorge Jimenez talks about the rush during the 50- and 100-yard freestyle races: “I love the adrenaline that goes through me in such a short amount of time.”

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.

Baseball: La Jolla Country Day School Torreys fall to Parker Lancers at Petco Park, 3-2

Dylan Robertson of La Jolla Country Day School exults as teammates approach him after scoring on Jaylon King’s pinch-hit single to tie the score 1-1 in the fifth inning. (Photo by Ed Piper)

With just under 3,000 fans watching at Petco Park April 8 in the inaugural game of the Coastal South League season, La Jolla Country Day coach John Edman had a fine line to walk in the bottom of the fifth inning with his Torreys down 2-1 — stay with his lefty ace, Alfonso Rivas, who had given up only one earned run to rival Parker School, or bring in righty freshman Brennan Rubin against the right-handed hitter Nate Glasser, who already had an RBI hit off Rivas.

La Jolla High School Softball: Katja Sarain, Stephanie Alvarez help keep it loose

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La Jolla High School batterymates Katja Sarain and Stephanie Alvarez pack a powerful punch for the Vikings: Sarain leads all Division IV pitchers in strikeouts, with 62 in 76 innings. Alvarez, who recently moved to catcher, is busting the softball at a robust .514 clip on 18-for-35 hitting, with 16 RBIs and a home run. The pair of three-year starters, captains of a team with a lot of newbies onboard, tries to help keep it loose.

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.

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