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La Jolla Country Day junior David Brewster (5) makes a move on La Jolla High freshman Cavan Walsh (36) on Saturday. Brewster and Walsh each scored goals in the game as the visiting Vikings edged the Torreys 8-6.

La Jolla Boys Lacrosse: Visiting La Jolla High edges La Jolla Country Day School, 8-6

Apr 13, 2016, 12:35 p.m.

While both teams were satisfied with their play in Saturday’s boys lacrosse rivalry game between La Jolla Country Day and La Jolla High, the visiting Vikings were just a bit happier thanks to their 8-6 victory. The contest, which was between two groups of players that are very familiar with each other, went back and forth after La Jolla (9-2 through Saturday) took a 3-1 lead near the end of the first quarter. The Torreys (5-5 through Saturday) countered in ...

La Jolla High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team. First Row: Yassi Mesri, Fifi Thrift, Reagan Jetter, Hannah Austgen and Julia Tomasulo. Second Row: Sadie Lee, Heather Eaton, Kayla Nitahara, Josie Ballard, Savanna Zurbriggen and Helen Lee. Third Row: Coach Sam Farrell, Sara Shapiro, Maya Hildebrand, Shelby Gayner, Nora Joyce, Maggie Garvey, Rita Ousterhout, Coach Kitty Cullen and Assistant Coach Dave McCarthy

La Jolla High: Girls lacrosse acing new season

Mar 31, 2016, 4:37 p.m.

Although La Jolla High School’s athletic field is getting ripped apart for renovation, that’s not stopping the Vikings from ripping it up on opponents’ fields. The Vikings Girls Varsity Lacrosse is off to an exciting season. With a 6-1 record, the season has been competitive and the Vikings won two of the games in Sudden Victory. The Lee sisters, Helen and Sadie, scored the deciding goals in both these games. Last year the team had a record of 14-7. The ...

The La Jolla High infielders gather at the pitching mound during a recent home game. The Vikings opened their Western League schedule with an exciting 6-5 victory over Point Loma on March 23.

La Jolla High Softball: Brown’s bash sends Viking past Point Loma

Mar 31, 2016, 4:29 p.m.

Behind by four runs in its Western League opener March 23 against Point Loma, La Jolla High had its Division II rival right where it wanted it. The Vikings — who have their eyes on a Division IV championship this spring — calmly battled back, and junior captain Linda Brown capped the rally with a hit she will remember for a long time. With Point Loma still leading by one with two outs in the bottom of the seventh and ...

Bishop’s goalie Cassidy Ball is instrumental to the Knights’ defense, blocking shot after shot from the La Jolla High Vikings, during the CIF Championship (and cross-town rivalry) game Feb. 27 at Coggan Pool. 
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News‘Defense, Defense, Defense’ - Bishop’s defeats La Jolla High 5-4 for CIF water polo championship

Mar 2, 2016, 2:22 p.m.

The Bishop’s School Knights claimed the title of CIF Champions in the San Diego Open Division for the sixth time in a row after defeating La Jolla High School Vikings, 5-4, at Coggan Pool, Feb. 27. The key to the Knights’ success, said Bishop’s coach Doug Peabody, was “Defense, defense, defense. The whole team played incredibly well, each girl stepped up.” He observed that, in total, only nine goals were scored during the game, suggesting “intense” defense and sharp focus. ...

La Jolla High School’s girls water polo team. Top Row: Coach Tom Atwell, Isabelle Brazell, Janet Shakelton, Bennet Bugelli, Ciara Franke, Nicole Bertrand, Claire Andrews, Julie Shriver and Coach Keller Felt. Bottom Row: Karli Canale, Phoebe Dillard, Kira Bruno, Lexi Atwell, Jensen Bugelli, Sydney Boland, Leslie Rendon and Katy Koenig. Seated: Summer Broekema and Maia Pearl.

NewsTeam Mentality: La Jolla High School girls water polo ready for CIF

Feb 17, 2016, 11:38 a.m.

Heading into CIF championships this month, La Jolla High School’s Lady Vikings water polo team is ready to use the strengths they have built this year to take them to victory. Closing the regular season 23-4, the team came out of the gate strong, but gave themselves room to improve. “We started off the season with two out-of-town tournaments, and won both. We continued to play strong through the beginning of season and won our first 12 games, the longest ...

Rebecca Ryan, 17, is a senior at La Jolla High School and has been a varsity golfer there since her freshman year. Named to the 2014 San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic Team for Varsity Golf and excelling in a number of advanced placement and honors courses, Ryan has shown aptitude in both academics and athletics.

Prep SportsLJHS golfer Rebecca Ryan excels in class, and on green

Nov 24, 2015, 4:54 p.m.

When La Jolla High School senior Rebecca Ryan first took to the golf course at age 11 with her father, she didn’t expect the sport to become a passion. Now 17 years old and considered among the best golfers on the Vikings girls golf team, she credits the sport with providing her with a guide for how to approach other life challenges, including her academic success.A recipient of academic and athletic honors, Ryan looks at her achievements in the classroom ...

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 ...