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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.

La Jolla Youth Baseball poised for second half of season

La Jolla Youth Baseball players Jake Bold and Nathan Latimer exchange congratulations following their Mustang game. Jake’s team Qualcomm may have defeated Nathan’s team RAK, but the highlight of the day was Nathan’s home run over the left field fence. It was the first of the season at LJYB.

Though unofficial, La Jolla Youth Baseball (LJYB) has two halves to its season. Between Opening Day and spring break, most of the coaches focus on development and moving players around as much as possible.

Lightning Strikes Twice: La Jollan hits two holes-in-one within three months

Patrick McGee (left) holds his Hole In One Club recognition banner after hitting his first of two holes in one at Tecolote Canyon Golf Course in December 2013.

Patrick McGee, a La Jolla resident and lifelong golfer, scored two holes-in-one in three months at the Tecolote Canyon Golf Course near Clairemont. In both cases, he referred to the shot as a “lucky bounce of the ball,” and “a surprise.”

Bishop’s players enjoy tourney, create memories at Petco Park

Jamie Abrams of The Bishop’s School checks his swing in league opener at Petco Park versus Santa Fe Christian. No Bishop’s batter was able to hit safely in Chase Bushor’s no-hitter.

The Knights were prepared to enjoy the moment, yet focused on their Coastal South League opener. But it just wasn’t the Knights’ afternoon, as Eagles right-hander Chase Bushor fashioned a no-hit game against the best they could send up to the plate.

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