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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.

Football: La Jolla High Vikings 63, Mater Dei Catholic High School Crusaders 21 — La Jolla High trounces Mater Dei to win CIF playoff game

La Jolla receiver Carter Simington makes a 3-yard gain on a pass  from Collin Rugg in front of linebacker Jayden Emberton-Gaines (32) Nov. 22.  The 6-foot, 1-inch junior had 21 yards on three receptions in LJHS's 63-21 victory. Ed Piper

La Jolla feasted on visiting Mater Dei, 63-21, to win its CIF Division IV quarterfinal football game Nov. 22. The Vikings gained the right to travel to Monte Vista on Friday, Nov. 29 to play the top-seeded Monarchs in the semifinals. The Vikings’ previous home playoff game was a 38-32 win over Palo Verde on Nov. 20, 2009.

La Jolla Vikings fall to league champs, 3-1

La Jolla High’s Simone Stavros (17) and Madeleine Gates (18) defend against San Dieguito outside hitter Amanda Colla (12) in the Vikings’ 3-1 loss in CIF Division 1 first round playoffs. La Jolla had no solution for Colla, who had 21 kills.

What happens when a young, inexperienced team looking up collides with CIF reorganization of playoff divisions by past performance rather than school enrollment? The La Jolla’s girls volleyball team gets caught in the rotors of the San Dieguito Mustang Avocado League champs, losing 3-1 in the first round of the CIF playoffs Nov. 13.

La Jolla High Vikings rally the community for support at playoff game, Nov. 22

La Jolla High School’s Head Football Coach Jason Carter (center, red cap) is surrounded by players, parents and coaches Tyler Roach, John McColl and Craig Gagliardi in front of La Valencia Hotel while handing out flyers to local business. Courtesy

The La Jolla High School Vikings Varsity football team marched through the Village Friday, Nov. 15 to promote its upcoming first round playoff game, 7 p.m. Nov. 22. This is the first time in several years the Vikings will host a CIF-playoff game, so head coach Jason Carter wants the community’s support to cheer these young men on to victory. The Vikings will take on the Mater Dei Crusaders at La Jolla High’s Gene Edwards Stadium, 750 Nautilus St.

Football: La Jolla Country Day falls to bigger Clairemont, 28-14

La Jolla Country day quarterback Braxton Burmeister drags Clairemont defender Julian ruiz (6) into the end zone as he scores the first of his two touchdowns on a 15-yard run to tie the game 7-7 in the first quarter Nov. 15. Burmeister carried 12 times for 89 yards and was 15 for 27 passing for 140 yards for 229 total yards. ED PIPER

La Jolla Country Day’s football team, though out-sized and out-battled on the line in visiting Clairemont’s 28-14 first round CIF Division 4 playoff win Nov. 15, suffered a blow, good for building young men and the whole person. The Torreys sport a small roster including six freshmen, Eagle Scouts, the ASB president (lineman Brandon Wachs), and outstanding scholars in the classroom.

Football: La Jolla High crushes Kearny High 32-3 amid fog and penalties

La Jolla High School Viking Connor Hayden (24) flies in attempt to block Kearny High punt in the second quarter Nov. 8, 2013. The attempt failed, but Hayden recorded one tackle and two assists in the La Jolla win. Photo by Ed Piper

The La Jolla High Vikings kept their heads and their focus to defeat Kearny High 32-3 Nov. 8, 2013 in a bizarre football game to close out the regular season and prepare for the CIF playoffs. Bizarre for two reasons: first, a fog descended on the field in the third quarter with La Jolla up 17-3 on a 66-yard catch-and-run play from Collin Rugg to Carlton O’Neal, eventually thickening to the point that the scoreboard clock was turned off because personnel in the pressbox could not see the action on the field well enough to start and stop the time.

Girls Volleyball: La Jolla Country Day School avenges earlier loss to Bishop’s, 3-1

The Bishop’s School Torreys senior Raeann Greisen (6) hits past Arianna Segura (4) and Devon Peterkin (15) of La Jolla Country Day School Knights in the first game Nov. 7, 2013. Greisen recorded 23 kills in the Lady Knights’ losing effort to the Torreys, 3-1. Photo by Ed Piper

The La Jolla Country Day women’s volleyball team avenged an earlier loss to crosstown league rival The Bishop’s School Nov. 7, spoiling the host Lady Knights’ Senior Night, 3-1. The Torreys won three straight sets after dropping the first one to send both teams into CIF playoffs beginning this week.

Registration opens for 2014 La Jolla Youth Baseball season

San Diego Padres sponsors the uniforms for La Jolla Youth Baseball and every player in the league — from Shetland through Pony — will wear authentic Padres jerseys and caps representing various eras throughout Padres team history.  Courtesy Photo

Registration is underway for La Jolla Youth Baseball’s 2014 season. Since 1952, LJYB has been helping kids learn the game and develop the skills needed to play. LJYB’s goal is to provide organized recreational baseball played in a healthy, competitive spirit with an emphasis on skill development, teamwork and sportsmanship.

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