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Girls Water Polo: Bishop’s Knights triumph over La Jolla Vikings, 7-4

Kayleigh Schultz of The Bishop’s School looks for a shot while defended by Karli Canale of La Jolla High. Ed PiPEr

The Bishop’s School girls water polo team, while regaining their edge, also regained their dominance over arch rival La Jolla High, posting a convincing 7-4 win Jan. 30 in their home pool.

Girls Soccer: The Bishop’s School holds on to defeat Pacific Ridge High, 4-3 in La Jolla

Gretchen Cash of The Bishop’s School (white uniform) and Emily Yun of Pacific Ridge High collide in action near the Firebirds’ goal. Bishop’s goes on to win 4-3. Photo by Ed Piper

Lucy Rickerson has a bright future as a sportscaster, judging from her narration when she was asked to describe her goal that put The Bishop’s School up 2-1 in their eventual 4-3 win over visiting Pacific Ridge High School Jan. 28: “I got to play that great ball through the midfield, and I got a touch on it, and the goalie (Adriana Carrol of the Firebirds) made an amazing save, and she came out and she dove for it, and (teammate) Gretchen (Cash) went right in. She completely powered through the back line. The goalie made another amazing save. The ball bounced out, and I just took a shot.” Without a breath or pause — great stuff!

Boys Basketball: The Bishop’s School overcomes slow start, stuffs La Jolla High School, 68-54

Elijah Kerns (left) of La Jolla High School and Eric Yu of The Bishop’s School tussle for the ball. Ed Piper

The ongoing rivalry between The Bishop’s School and La Jolla High (founded in 1909 and 1922, respectively), clashed again in boys basketball Jan. 21.

Boys Soccer: Bishop’s School switches attack, overcomes La Jolla Country Day School

Chris Alleyne of The Bishop’s School goes above La Jolla Country Day School’s Alex Bigeriego (22) to head the ball away from the Knights’ goal to defend a slim 2-1 lead in closing minutes of regulation Jan. 14. Also in view are Grant Brutten (24), Will Caples (9), and goalie Jakue Aguerre (rear right) of Bishop’s, and Philip Lee (far right) of Country Day. Photo by Ed Piper

Down 1-0 to La Jolla Country Day School at halftime at home, Bishop’s School coach Malcolm Tovey switched his Knights to a 3-4-3 formation to push more players closer to the goal. The tactic was successful, as Bishop’s scored two, second-half goals and prevailed over the Torreys in a Coastal League match, 2-1 on Jan. 7.

Boys Basketball: Bishop’s School clobbers Christian High, 65-32, in La Jolla

Justin Woodley (4) of The Bishop’s School is low-bridged by a Christian High defender (hidden) as he goes up for a layup in the first quarter. Woodley went to the free throw line as a result of the foul. Photo by Ed Piper

Enter the mind of The Bishop’s School Knight Matt Lizanich: “If I’m looking for steals, I’m looking at (the ballhandlers’) eyes. And if their eyes are more focused on the defender guarding them, then I’ll go for the steal because they’re not focused on the ball and the pass they’re going to make.” Lizanich, a crazy ball-hawking guard, had three steals and disrupted countless other situations in the Knights’ 65-32 mauling of the San Diego Christian Patriots at home Jan. 15, 2014. That brings his season total to 29 steals, an average of 2.9 per game.

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

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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.

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