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Boys Volleyball: La Jolla High’s synergy leads Joe Palatella to All-CIF honors

Palatella and Chapman apply the block against Kamehameha, Hawaii, in the Beach City invitational March 20.

Joe Palatella and Jack Chapman, hitter-blockers on the La Jolla High boys volleyball team, came together on the court and off, and clicked during the spring season, leading a senior-less Viking varsity squad to the Division I CIF Semifinals after graduating half their starting lineup from the year before.

Girls Field Hockey: La Jolla High School coach looks back on senior leaders of resurgent team

Recent La Jolla High graduates Kelly Collins (left), Sophie Mazur (center front) and Veronica Gonzalez (right) toe the shooting circle before defending against a penalty corner by Hilltop High in fall 2013. Ed Piper

La Jolla High school field hockey coach Paula Conway took some time to reflect on the eight senior girls who led the turnaround of a program that struggled to a 5-10-0 record in 2012, to a gleaming 16-7-1 record and a spot in the second round of the CIF playoffs in fall 2013.

La Jolla Pop Warner Football hits the practice fields

Coach Doc works with returning player Kelechi Walker in the ready position. Courtesy Photos

La Jolla Pop Warner Football kicked off its 2014 football season Aug. 1 on the La Jolla Country Day School fields.

Boys Golf: La Jolla’s Bishop’s Knights relax with humor during 2014 season

Front Row: Bryan Edwards, Charlie de la Lama, Reggie Davis and Austin Benham. Middle Row: Head Coach Matt Brumbaugh, Jackson Kalench, Tony Sotornik, Addie Lana, Ian Tierney, Patricio Acosta and Assistant Coach Marcus Chang. Back Row: Brian Kim, Reed Petroski, William Drummond and Chase Lauer. (Not pictured: Ben Brewer, John Takiff, Ian Caples and Anthony DiChiara). Courtesy

“I joined the high school golf team because the offer was simply too good to pass up: skip school to go play golf for free,” said senior co-captain Chase Lauer of The Bishop’s School golf team.

La Jolla Youth Baseball sends 10 teams to PONY Section tournament

La Jolla Youth Baseball’s Pony All Stars team gather during the Regionals at Lakeside. Front Row: Maxwell Hyytinen, Evan Benham, Michael Campagna, Trevor Ace, Blaise Gimber, Bobby Murphy and Lachlan MacDonald. Back Row: Coach Scott Montana, Manager Jake Grosz, Alex Monell, Cary Percket, Marco Molina, Christophe Naviaux and Coach Rick MacDonald (Courtesy Photo)

La Jolla Youth Baseball sent 10 teams to the PONY Section tournament. The top four teams advance to a Region tournament where the drive gets longer and the pitching gets tougher.

La Jolla Viking Tennis Champs Honored

Colton Kellogg and Sam Hum.

La Jolla High School senior Colton Kellogg and freshman Sam Hum were named first team All-CIF for their participation on the La Jolla High Varsity Tennis Team during the 2013-2014 school year.

Teammates benefit from Bishop’s School summer sports camps in La Jolla

Robby Schreiber rocks in windup in the Knights’ game at Petco Park against Santa Fe Christian April 4. The Bishop’s School varsity head coach Joey Centanni is offering baseball camps this summer on campus.  Ed Piper

By Ed Piper Caroline Edwards, prepping for her junior year as a student-athlete at The Bishop’s School, has made a conscious decision to hone her field hockey skills at the school’s summer camp, July 15-17, under two-time Olympian Kayla Bashore Smedley. It will be fun, but all parties involved also agree there will be maximum [...]

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.

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.

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