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La Jolla High’s Lady Vikings varsity tennis ends successful season

La Jolla High School Girls Varsity Tennis: Front: Chloe Kuo, Whitney Francis, Leah Stern, Creekstar Allan and Emily Kuo. Back: Taylor Mohrhardt, Colleen Mellinger, Kaitlin Wheeler, Kathleen Steel, Sydney Moses, Kylee Hum, Audrey Oates and Lisa Shih. Courtesy Photo

The La Jolla High girl’s varsity tennis team’s record of 17-6 for the season placed them No. 1 in the Western League. They were seated second place in Division 3 for team CIFs and made it to the third round where they narrowly lost, 8-10, to The Bishop’s School.

Bishop’s lose early lead, end in tie against Kearny, 3-3

Sophomore Jihadi Chang (17) of Bishop’s passes the ball in second half action against Kearny Dec. 10 with a backdrop of The Bishop’s School tower. Photos Ed Piper

The Bishop’s School boys soccer team jumped out to an early 2-0 lead over visiting Kearny and seemed well on the way to victory dec. 10. but such are the fortunes and unpredictability of high school sports that the Kearny Komets scored three straight goals in a nine-minute span to start the second half, and forced the Bishop’s Knights to settle for a 3-3 tie in a non-league encounter.

Football: La Jolla High School falls to Monte Vista despite third-quarter comeback in CIF Semifinals

La Jolla High School Vikings running back Reid Martin (21) grinds out yardage with Monte Vista High School Monarchs linebacker Ryan Shields trying to impede his progress in the CIF semifinal game, Nov. 29, 2013. (Photo by Ed Piper)

It looked like La Jolla High School had lightning in a bottle that had worked before. But the La Jolla Vikings’ tried-and-true third-quarter comeback in the football CIF Semifinals didn’t last, as they fell at Monte Vista High School, 41-24.

Bishop’s School water polo downs La Jolla High in CIF semifinals

La Jolla High’s Isiah Porter (10) takes aim on the goal against James Maysent (8) of Bishop’s. Porter wasn’t able to score on the play as the Vikings fell 9-6. (Photo by Ed Piper)

By the time the long line of ticket-buying fans waiting outside La Jolla’s Coggan pool got into the CIF Division III boys water polo semifinal match Nov. 20, 2013 and took a seat, The Bishop’s School Knights had already built up what turned out to be an insurmountable 5-1 lead over rival La Jolla High Vikings and the game was already basically decided. The Knights went on to win, 9-6.

Cheerleading captains shine a light for La Jolla Country Day School; excelling in sports and academics

La Jolla Country Day School’s varsity cheer squad for fall 2013. Front row: Tannah Boyd, Lindsay Gatto, Charlotte Scurlock, Sarah Wermers, Maddi Weinstein and Molly Feher. Middle row: Remy Eggers, Liz Chachas, Marina Romero, Captains Hadiyah Muhammad and Jenne Ratto-Murray, Brittany Williams and Mayra Nunez. Back row: Miggy Gomez, Ryan Mehregany and Brendon Grepo. Not pictured: Alexandra Foster, Leah Gans, Lizzie Martel and Nikita Wollerman. (Photo by Ed Piper)

Senior varsity cheer captains, Hadiyah Muhammad and Jenne Ratto-Murray, are stars in the La Jolla Country Day School constellation. Both seniors pursue cheer, sports and/or a job outside of school besides holding down full scholastic loads in the classroom. The pair, though very different in interests and goals for the future, demonstrate poise, leadership and industriousness in their varied high school schedules.

La Jolla students ride the waves into Scholastic Surf Series

The Muirlands Middle school surf team includes Tiare Thompson, Maddie Perreault, lorenzo Villela, Matthew Perreault, Braden chalfant, Ben Barone and Luke Hartman. The team wins big at its first scholastic surf series meet. Courtesy

The Scholastic Surf Series (SSS), a division of the Western Surfing Association for middle to high school students, had some high-ranking representation from La Jolla students at recent matches. With five events total, leading up to the SSS State Championships, the teams from Muirlands Middle School, La Jolla High School and La Jolla Country Day School each competed in at least one event, scoring well as a team.

Sinking their teeth into tennis: La Jollans win USTA Nationals in South Carolina

Team Top Gun is Jennifer Kerr, Julia Ronney, Andy Hu, Robert Liu, Kiev Moores, Nicholas Appel, Timothy Sah, Ryan Seggerman, Nicole Mossmer and Olia Javidi. Courtesy

On a sunny October day in South Carolina, one team shined above 15 other competitors at the 2013 USTA Junior Team Tennis 14 & Under Advanced National Championships.

‘One Shot at a Time’ : La Jolla junior golfer competes in state championship

Daniela Anastasi competes at the CIF state championship. Courtesy

La Jolla High School junior Daniela Anastasi just returned from competing at the CIF State Championship in golf where she placed 37th. She is also the first female golfer to make it to the state level from La Jolla High School.

San Diego Rowing Club juniors win Silver Medal

Marissa Gibson, Coach Susan Francia and Alexandra Tatro.

The Women’s Youth Double consisted of Marissa Gibson, a senior at La Jolla High School, and Alexandra (Lexie) Tatra, a senior at Torrey Pines High School.

Football: La Jolla High Vikings 63, Mater Dei Catholic High School Crusaders 21 — La Jolla High trounces Mater Dei to win CIF playoff game

La Jolla receiver Carter Simington makes a 3-yard gain on a pass  from Collin Rugg in front of linebacker Jayden Emberton-Gaines (32) Nov. 22.  The 6-foot, 1-inch junior had 21 yards on three receptions in LJHS's 63-21 victory. Ed Piper

La Jolla feasted on visiting Mater Dei, 63-21, to win its CIF Division IV quarterfinal football game Nov. 22. The Vikings gained the right to travel to Monte Vista on Friday, Nov. 29 to play the top-seeded Monarchs in the semifinals. The Vikings’ previous home playoff game was a 38-32 win over Palo Verde on Nov. 20, 2009.

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