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Boys volleyball: La Jolla 3, Mission Hills 0 in CIF Division I First Round. Different players get in the mix, Vikings dominate, 3-0

When one front-line player is thoughtless enough to attend his brother’s graduation in Texas and forego an opening CIF playoff game, one has to look for a silver lining: Team members who wouldn’t normally see as much action get an opportunity for more court time in the starter’s absence.

Softball: Bishop’s 5, Holtville 0. Lady Knights headed to CIF Semifinals

Grace Young used a new grip on her change-up in hurling a three-hit shutout and the Lady Knights offense exploded for four runs in the fifth inning as Bishop’s handed visiting Holtville a clear 5-0 defeat and a long bus ride home in the first round of the CIF Division IV playoffs May 22.

Girls Lacrosse: La Jolla Country Day 10, Pacific Ridge 9. Second-year program making strides

Country Day, facing 90-degree-plus heat plus howling winds, was down 6-4 to the visiting Pacific Ridge girls lacrosse team. Open shots on the Torreys’ goal were tying up freshman goalie Michelle Geller as the Firebird scored three consecutive goals. Second-year head coach Maegan Cruse made adjustments, and the Torreys pulled out a come-from-behind 10-9 win for their first Coastal League victory April 30.

La Jolla High School Golf: Perry Cohen, Ben Doyle lead golf team to a solid season

Front Row: Jake Allen, Holden Ward, Sean Payne, Jake Tear, Trevor Pohlman, Jarid Morrison and Kevin Wan. Back Row: Coach Aaron Quesnell, Coach Don Hildre, Tristan Tancio, Perry Cohen, Ben Leibowitz, Ben Doyle, Joey Varnam, Coach Bob Townsend and Coach Jack Klein. Courtesy

Senior Perry Cohen of La Jolla High, who historically plays some of his best golf in the City Conference Tournament, carded a 71 last week to finish as low man and medalist in the 2014 edition of the tournament.

Bishop’s in La Jolla eyes CIF championship

Bishop’s Noah Fales and Chris Alleyne (13) defend against the Cathedral Catholic High Dons. Ed Piper

The mind of the libero in volleyball is something to behold. The libero — the only member of the team to wear a differently colored jersey — stands a breed apart.

La Jolla High School’s tennis team melds youth gold rush with seniority

Freshman Riley Vickers and senior captain Colton Kellogg, the No. 1 doubles pair for La Jolla, share a moment of strategy during the playoffs last week.

The La Jolla High School tennis team have melded together elder statesmanship (in senior and captain Colton Kellogg) with a gold rush of talented ninth-graders this season to stage a 15-0 run in team matches, earning the deserved number-one seed in the CIF Division III playoffs.

SPORTS SHORTS: News from La Jolla High School VIKINGS

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La Jolla High School varsity girls basketball Head Coach David Westhem announced that his assistant coach this past season, Johnnie Horne, will be the new head coach of the Vikings for 2014-15.

Track & Field teams from Bishop’s School and La Jolla Country Day excel at Olympic Training Center meet. Coach guides Bishop’s jumpers to new heights

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Track & Field teams from two La Jolla schools — Bishop’s and La Jolla Country Day — excel at track meet held at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. Phillip Lucas, The Bishop’s School assistant track coach in charge of jumpers, tries to impress one important thing on his young athletes: “It’s not how you start; it’s how you finish.”

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.

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