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Girls Soccer: La Jolla Country Day Torreys limit Parker Lancer damage, but lose 3-1

Goalie Arielle Schectman (1) and Lindsay Gatto (22) of La Jolla  Country Day attend to a ball bounding in front of the goal against Parker.  Gatto stopped the ball and no goal was scored. Photos by Ed Piper

The La Jolla Country Day Torreys won a moral victory of sorts as they limited Parker Lancers, the 11th-ranked team in the state, to only two goals in the first half, and stayed close enough to lose 3-1 in a Coastal League match Jan. 23 at Parker. Sophomore Milla Stern scored the only Country Day goal, plunking the ball with her right foot into an undefended net after a misplay out front of the goal with 12:39 left in the second half. High school varsity teams play 40-minute halves.

La Jolla High comes from behind to beat Bishop’s in Western League opener

La Jolla High’s lefty Scarlett Hallahan lofts a shot toward the left end of the goal over Bishop’s defender Jill Bushman in the third quarter. The shot went wide left.

The victory marks the first time in 17 years that La Jolla has defeated Bishop’s in girls water polo.

Girls Basketball: Bishop’s Lady Knights school La Jolla High Vikings in friendly non-league game, 68-31

Destiny Littleton (right) of Bishop's attacks versus La Jolla's Amanda Polcyn in the third quarter Jan. 11. Littleton played big, physical and fast. Ed Piper

The Bishop’s girls basketball team, ranked No. 1 in San Diego CIF, put on a clinic on its home court as the Knights hosted crosstown La Jolla and schooled the Vikings in the way top-echelon is played, 68-31, Jan. 11.

La Jolla High edged by Eastlake, 46-42, in Aztec tourney

La Jolla Vikings freshman Reed Farley (middle) deals with pressure from Eastlake High defenders in the second quarter Dec. 26, 2013 with the Vikings losing 46-42 to the Titans. Ed Piper

La Jolla High’s boys basketball team participated in the 31st annual Aztec Classic at Montgomery High, dropping a close decision to Chula Vista’s Eastlake Titans, 46-42, Dec. 26, after leading much of the first half.

Boys Basketball: La Jolla High School drops season opener at Kearny High, 61-48


La Jolla High School Vikings’ boys basketball team shares the ball on offense and plays tough man-to-man defense at the other end of the court. The only difficulty in the season opener at Kearny High on Dec. 2, 2013 was that they didn’t demonstrate much effectiveness in either department, dropping a 61-48 decision to the Kearny Komets.

Girls Basketball: La Jolla Country Day School edges Vista Murrieta High in cliffhanger, 57-55

LJCDS Girls Basketball-Isabel Aguirre-FI8

La Jolla Country Day School’s Lady Torreys regained their focus after blowing an early 15-point lead, just in time to capture a 57-55 victory over Vista Murrieta High in the second round of Country Day’s own Sweet 16 Basketball Invitational.

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.

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