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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.

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.

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.

Track and Field Mt. Carmel Invitational: La Jolla Viking Sakura Roberson burns speed in 400 at Mt. Carmel meet

La Jolla sophomore Alyssa Burnley successfully vaults a height early in the pole vault competition at the Mt. Carmel Invitational March 29. Ed Piper

Freshman sensation Sakura Roberson of La Jolla High burned a time of 58.98 seconds in the 400 meter race to finish seventh in the Division I event at the prestigious Mt. Carmel Invitational March 29. Five of the six sprinters finishing ahead of her in the field from all over California were seniors.

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