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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.

Baseball: The Bishop’s School Knights 4, Clairemont High School Chieftans 3: Bishop’s Knights add energy with new Coach Centanni

Bishop’s Reed Meyer (11) steals second as Clairemont’s Zack Thorold leaps to grab the errant throw in the top of the first inning.  Ed Piper

The Bishop’s School Knights are off to a fast start under new Coach Joey Centanni and his staff. The Knights spotted the Clairemont High School Chieftans a 3-1 lead in the top of the fifth inning March 24, then came back to score two runs in the bottom of the inning to tie, and scored the go-ahead run in the sixth to win 4-3.

La Jolla Youth Baseball marks 2014 opener with memorable game

Coach Chris Circuit with his sons Jack and Mitch of the Voices for Children team in La Jolla Youth Baseball's Shetland division. (Courtesy Photo)

After practicing for a month, La Jolla Youth Baseball players finally donned their authentic Padres jerseys and — lo and behold — played one the those games that will be remembered for a long time. On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, the Morgan Stanley and Mitch’s Surf Shop teams took the Bronco Field in their first meeting of the 2014 season and Morgan Stanley got off to a dizzying 10-0 lead after two innings.

BASEBALL: La Jolla Country Day comes off a league title, restocked

La Jolla Country Day School senior Matt Yandel delivers against visiting Vista in an Aztec-Foothiller Tournament game. Ed Piper

La Jolla Country Day School baseball has a lot of one family — the Weisz triplets who play shortstop, catcher and centerfield. As their mom Kimberly, telephoto in hand, said with a smile, “I have the middle of the diamond.” The triplets were born tightly bunched, at 8:30, 8:32, and 8:33 p.m. Under LJCD coach John Edman, they’ll play cohesive, aggressive baseball.

Softball: Canyon Crest Academy Ravens 13, La Jolla Country Day Torreys 7 — New head coach leads Country Day Torreys into future

La Jolla Country Day School’s Samantha Moothart takes a cut at the plate in the game against Canyon Crest.  Ed Piper

New Head Coach Lissa Lewis led the La Jolla Country Day Torreys into their home opener on their beautiful home field March 11 against visiting Canyon Crest Academy Ravens. They took their lumps, giving up three runs in the third inning and six in the sixth, falling, 13-7

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