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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

La Jolla High School baseball team offers skills clinic to La Jolla Youth Baseball players

La Jolla High School Varsity Baseball Coach Gary Frank addresses the La Jolla Youth Baseball players at the end of the clinic. (Courtesy Photo)

La Jolla High School’s Varsity Baseball team hosted a clinic for La Jolla Youth Baseball’s Bronco and Pony players (ages 11-14) on March 9. A dozen Varsity players and six coaches under the direction of Head Coach Gary Frank organized a two-and-a-half hour clinic with multiple infield and outfield drills, base running instruction, pitching and catching sessions, and seven hitting stations with individual instruction. Some 35 LJYB players participated and got a feel for how things operate at the high school level, playing on the LJHS state-of-the-art field, hanging out in the varsity clubhouse, and having a debrief in the home dugout.

La Jolla Vikings girls basketball make it to first CIF Finals in 15 years, but fall short of win

La Jolla Hish School's Vikings girls basketball team are 2014 Division III CIF runner-ups. Ed Piper

The La Jolla High School Lady Vikings, not at all star-struck by playing in the CIF Finals at Jenny Craig Pavilion at USD, led by 10 points with minutes to play in the third quarter. But Coach Dave Westhem’s crew couldn’t hold on, dropping a 51-48 decision to Central Union High Spartans of Imperial Valley in Division III March 8.

La Jolla Hoopster hits milestone: Viking Sophia Sowers tops 1,000 points

Practice has made perfect for Sphia Sowers, who is the third La Jolla High School player in history to score more than 1,000 career points. Ashley Mackin

While Senior Night is special for all players on the La Jolla High School girls varsity basketball team, this year’s on Feb. 13 was extra special for senior Sophia Sowers. As an announcer named each senior for her moment of fame, he revealed that Sowers had hit her 1,000th career point.

La Jolla High School girls basketball climbs mountaintop to CIF Semifinals

Sophia Sowers (13) of La Jolla High School drives on Fallbrook High’s Amanda Cunningham in the Vikings’ 62- 49 win in the CIF quarterfinals Feb. 28. Sowers finished with 26 points.

The Vikings entered the CIF Division III semifinals on the strength of their 62-49 victory at Fallbrook High Feb. 28, in front of a vocal partisan crowd, far from home, on a rainy, rainy night.

Girls Soccer: La Jolla High ends on a draw with Coronado to finish regular season, 1-1

Seniors Ella Decker of La Jolla High School (16) and Mallory Mitchell of Coronado High (4) compete for the header in 1-1 draw Feb. 20. Ed Piper

The La Jolla Lady Vikings rode a Maddie Ittner goal in the second half to a 1-1 draw with visiting Coronado High School Islanders on Senior Day to end the 2014 season at Edwards Stadium Feb. 20.

Boys Soccer: La Jolla High shuts out Christian High School, 3-0

La Jolla High Vikings back Bryan Fierro (20) and midfielder Blake Shores (22) watch the flight of the ball in their 3-0 victory against Christian High Feb. 13. Ed Piper

La Jolla High School Vikings: 3
Christian High School Patriots: 0

La Jolla Country Day girls basketball holds on to defeat a reinvigorated Horizon, 52-50

Mai-loni Henson (right) of La Jolla Country day Torreys drives on Horizon Christian Academy’s Nyjeeiah Ganan in the Torreys’ 52-50 win Feb. 14. Ed Piper

La Jolla Country Day School built a nine-point lead with two-and-a-half minutes left in the game, then hung on to beat the Horizon Christian Academy Panthers on Valentine’s Day, 52- 50.

Girls Basketball: La Jolla High uses Mission Bay victory as training for playoffs

Madeleine Gates of La Jolla High School drives for a basket against Mission Bay High. She contributes 16 points toward the Vikings’ 52-11 win over the Buccaneers.

La Jolla High School Vikings 52, Mission Bay High School Buccaneers 11 By Ed Piper La Jolla High School Vikings coach Dave Westhem still wants his team to work on full-court and three-quarter-trapping in the press in preparation for the CIF playoffs in two weeks. So, in the Vikings’ easy 52-11 win over a depleted [...]

Boys Basketball: Bishop’s ekes out overtime win against Country Day, 56-55

La Jolla Country Day School’s Marcus Perry (right) drives on the baseline on Stephen Thomson of the Bishop’s School. Ed Piper

Stephen Thomson made one of two free throws with 0.3 seconds left in overtime to give The Bishop’s School Knights a 56-55 victory over the La Jolla Country Day School Torreys in a Coastal South League game at home Feb. 5.

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