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The Bishop's School's girls volleyball team ended its season as the runner-up in its quest for a San Diego Section Division I championship. The team, pictured showcasing its trophy and team patches, advanced past three teams in the playoffs to reach the finals, where it fell by a score of 3-1 against the La Costa Canyon Mavericks Nov. 21.

Prep SportsLa Jolla boys win Division I water polo championship; Bishop's girls runners-up in Division I volleyball

Nov 24, 2015, 2:50 p.m.

The CIF San Diego Section Division I boys water polo championship belongs to the La Jolla High Vikings, as they defeated the top-seeded Valhalla Norsemen 10-2 in the division's Nov. 21 final. La Jolla's journey to the local championship included a defeat of Canyon Crest Academy in the Nov. 14 quarterfinals and a narrow 7-6 victory over the No. 3-seeded Vista Panthers Nov. 18 in the semifinals. Bishop’s Boys Water Polo In Open Division play, The Bishop's School Knights' boys ...

La Jolla High’s water polo, volleyball and field hockey teams each won first-round playoff games to advance to later playoff rounds.

Prep SportsVolleyball, water polo, field hockey teams advance

Nov 19, 2015, 3:48 p.m.

Girls Volleyball Seeded No. 5 in the Open Division bracket, La Jolla (20-10) defeated San Dieguito Academy 3-2 in its opening quarterfinals playoff match Nov. 13, setting the Vikings up for their semifinals match against the No. 1 seed, Torrey Pines. The winner of that match, scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at Torrey Pines, beyond La Jolla Light’s press time, will advance to the section’s Open Division finals, scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Nov. 21, on Cathedral Catholic High School’s ...

The fall sports’ regular seasons have ended as La Jolla High School’s girls volleyball team (pictured, with coach Drew Burdette), boys water polo team and field hockey team look forward to the playoffs.

Prep SportsLa Jolla High Sports Wrap

Nov 12, 2015, 6:31 p.m.

Girls Volleyball After defeating the Academy of Our Lady of Peace Pilots 3-2 on the road Nov. 4, the La Jolla Vikings fell to the Cathedral Catholic Dons at home on Nov. 6 by a score of 3-0 in their final regular season match, ending their home winning streak as they prepare for the CIF San Diego Section playoffs. Seeded No. 5 in the Open Division bracket, La Jolla (19-10, 7-3) is set to square off against San Dieguito Academy ...

Prep SportsPrep Football: La Jolla 7, Point Loma 44

Nov 10, 2015, 6:19 p.m.

For La Jolla High seniors, last Friday’s Homecoming/Senior Night game couldn’t have ended soon enough, as the Vikings’ homecoming concluded with a 44-7 loss Nov. 6 to the Point Loma Pointers. It was a tough end to the regular season, as playoffs lie ahead. The evening’s brightest moments came before the game, when La Jolla recognized eight senior varsity players in a ceremony featuring introductions with the players’ families, friends and mentors. Jonathon Levenson, Trenton Fudge, Casey Brown, Chase Penrith, ...

La Jolla High School water polo, football and cheerleading teams gather Oct. 14, 2015 for a match to benefit the Susan G. Komen San Diego Foundation at the school’s Coggan Family Aquatic Complex.

La Jolla High football vs. water polo: ‘Tangle in the Tank’ nets $1,200 for cancer research

Oct 29, 2015, 11:11 a.m.

La Jolla High School’s boys athletics showed its school spirit, camaraderie and sense of humor Oct. 14, 2015 for a very important cause — the inaugural “Tangle in the Tank” benefit for the Susan G. Komen San Diego Foundation for breast cancer research and treatment. The Viking football team challenged the water polo team to a game of water polo. On the face of it, this doesn’t seem fair, but there were two significant rule changes that helped level the ...

La Jolla High School Vikings football team poses after a scrimmage Aug. 15 ready to kick off the 2015 season. Their first big game is Sept. 4 in Mission Bay against crosstown rivals The Bishop’s School Knights.

All Fired Up! La Jolla High School's football team ready for upcoming season

Aug 19, 2015, 10:51 a.m.

When people picture youth, they see enthusiasm, stamina, excitement and energy. And that’s exactly what this year’s La Jolla High School Vikings varsity football squad promises. The team is comprised predominantly of juniors, with a handful of seniors and sophomores. The self-proclaimed “band of brothers” held a season kick-off barbecue Aug. 15 at Muirlands Middle School, where they scrimmaged to show families and supporters what to expect this season. Head coach Jason Carter said the varsity Vikings will focus on ...

La Jolla High School's athletics team mascot is the Vikings.

La Jolla High School athletes mark achievement in academics, record-setting seasons

Jun 24, 2015, 10:38 a.m.

La Jolla High School’s 2014-2015 student athletes really went the distance this year. Whether in the classroom, in the pool, running across the field, court or on the mound, Vikings collected awards and reached new heights in their respective sports. With Honors: The girls Swim and Dive team, under the watch of coach Tom Atwell, received the CIF Pursuing Victory with Honor Award — given to one team per season that displays honorable behavior while achieving athletic and academic success, ...

La Jolla Youth Baseball’s Mustang Red (10U) Tournament Champions with coaches Larry Deatherage, Manuel Labra, Mike Campagna, Justin McKeown and Tyler Lawton

La Jolla Youth Baseball sends 13 teams to Memorial Day tournament

Jun 23, 2015, 4:30 p.m.

As a tune-up for the PONY Section Tournament on June 19, 2015, La Jolla Youth Baseball entered as many tournament teams as possible in the Memorial Day event hosted by Tecolote Youth Baseball. A total of 13 teams could be some sort of record! LJYB also unveiled its new look for All Star uniforms featuring red-and-black lettering on gray jerseys and caps — an “old school” look that players and parents seemed to appreciate. La Jolla’s three Bronco teams were ...

Syntergy, Mustang Champions, gather for a team photo with their trophies.

Championship Day: La Jolla Youth Baseball crowns division winners

May 20, 2015, 2:34 p.m.

La Jolla Youth Baseball Championship Day — the cherry on top of the season — took place May 16, 2015 at Cliffridge Park. The five teams in the Bronco division started their double-elimination tournament last week with Baxter Foundation upsetting Rotary Club of La Jolla 3 to 1. Mitch’s Surf Shop rallied to beat Sector 9 with a 9 to 2 score. Baxter Foundation stayed in the winners bracket with a narrow win over top seed Science of Sport. Rotary ...

The La Jolla Community Foundation team managed by John Dobak takes a photo after the game May 2.

La Jolla Youth Baseball's Mustang teams heading to season playoffs

May 6, 2015, 11:49 a.m.

As the La Jolla Youth Baseball “regular season” draws to a close, the 9- and 10-year old Mustang players are truly running wild. Mustang is the division where base stealing gets underway and teams take advantage of speed and understanding the game situation. While no direct stealing of home is allowed, coaches and players do take their chances running home on a passed ball or wild pitch. For the second year, the Mustang Division has instituted a “pitcher development rule,” ...

La Jolla High School's athletics team mascot is the Vikings.

La Jolla High School baseball, softball wrap up seasons in May 2015

Apr 28, 2015, 3:55 p.m.

As major league baseball season heats up, La Jolla High School's baseball and softball 2015 seasons wind down this month. Junior Varsity baseball plays at “home” at Muirlands Middle School while their Varsity counterparts play at home on La Jolla High School 750 Nautilus St. campus. The Viking big-bats will also participate in Western League games during the month of May, at locations across San Diego. All baseball and softball games are at home unless otherwise noted. Boys and girls ...

La Jolla High School's athletics team mascot is the Vikings.

La Jolla High School baseball thrives during March tourneys

Apr 9, 2015, 9:27 a.m.

La Jolla High School varsity baseball team opened the 2015 season by winning the Bully’s East Tournament for the first time in the 11 years the school has competed in the non-league tournament. Bully’s East started March 10, with La Jolla’s Vikings taking win after win (and one loss) to make it to the championship game against Santa Fe Christian, March 21. La Jolla High School defeated Santa Fe Christian, 9-7. Santa Fe Christian overcame a 5-1 Viking lead by ...

The La Jolla High Vikings boys basketball team made it as far as the first round of CIF playoffs before losing to The Bishop’s School Knights.

La Jolla Schools - Fall Prep Sports Wrapup for La Jolla High, La Jolla Country Day, Bishop's School

Mar 24, 2015, 3:21 p.m.

La Jolla Country Day girls basketball team will play in the Division V California State Championship game on March 27 at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley. The Country Day Torreys reached the state finals after defeating Bishop’s Knights 75-56 in the Regional Finals. They will face the winners of the Northern Regional Finals, Eastside College Preparatory from East Palo Alto. La Jolla Country Day is 17-11 this season. They had defeated Bishop’s 59-48 in a home game on Jan. 6, but ...

Senior Maddy Kafka-Asper (left) and sophomore Georgia Gilmore are all smiles after The Bishop’s School Knights won their CIF Finals game against Cathedral Catholic.

Knights’ deft defense leads to CIF title

Mar 4, 2015, 10:27 a.m.

Bishop’s School Knights Girls Water Polo team wins CIF Open Division The Bishop’s School Knights Girls Water Polo team won the CIF Open Division title Feb. 28 after defeating the Cathedral Catholic High Dons 7-6. It is the Knights’ fifth championship in a row. This year’s tournament victory was achieved after two hard-fought matches against familiar teams. The Knights had to come from behind to beat the Dons on Saturday night, as well as defeat a young, talented La Jolla ...