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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 ...

La Jolla High School quarterback Collin Rugg (left) signs a Letter of Intent with William Jewell College, where his frequent opponent, The Bishop’s School running-back, Bulla Graft, will also be attending in the fall.

La Jolla football stars sign with William Jewell College

Mar 4, 2015, 10:13 a.m.

La Jolla High's Collin Rugg and Bishop's Bulla Graft headed for Missouri this fall La Jolla High School quarterback Collin Rugg and Bishop’s School running back Bulla Graft are trading one “Jewel” for another. The top-performing La Jolla athletes have each signed national Letters of Intent to play football for William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. Rugg, a two-year starter, racked up a total of 5,965 passing yards and 70 touchdowns during his tenure at La Jolla High. He finished ...

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38 Teams Ready to Play Ball! La Jolla Youth Baseball to pitch 63rd Opening Day

Feb 26, 2015, 11:32 a.m.

Opening Day for La Jolla Youth Baseball feels like a reunion. All 400 kids have a game at Cliffridge Park Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 with parents, siblings and relatives coming together to celebrate this rite of spring for the 63rd season in La Jolla — and 51st at Cliffridge Park. Thirty-eight teams are scheduled to play and all of them will have their photos taken in the morning. At noon, everyone assembles on the Bronco Field for a brief ceremony ...

La Jolla High School’s boys varsity basketball team lost 59-45 to division rival Cathedral Catholic High on Feb. 20, 2015.

Boys Basketball: Lessons learned in La Jolla High loss to Cathedral Catholic High School, 59-45

Feb 25, 2015, 1:14 p.m.

• BOYS BASKETBALL: Cathedral Catholic High School Dons 59, La Jolla High School Vikings 45 La Jolla High School's Vikings boys basketball team fell short against Western League rivals Cathedral Catholic High, losing 59-45 to the Dons at home, Feb. 20, 2015. After scoring the game’s first three points, the Vikings dropped behind and spent the remainder of the game playing catch-up after the Dons scored 15 straight points. La Jolla seemed out-matched for most of the game committing turnovers ...

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

Boys Soccer: La Jolla High squeaks by Madison High School, 3-1

Feb 25, 2015, 12:28 p.m.

• BOYS SOCCER: La Jolla High School Vikings 3, Madison High School Warhawks 1 The La Jolla High School Vikings boys soccer team held their lead against the Madison High Warhawks Feb. 12, 2015 to win 3-1 at Edwards Field. They built the early lead with a couple of first-half goals, but had to remain tough against an opponent that would not go down quietly. Madison played with more energy than La Jolla in the second half, and scored to ...

Tackling Head Trauma in high school football

Feb 3, 2015, 3:16 p.m.

UC San Diego professor, former La Jolla High School football coach discuss game safety In response to a football injury at La Jolla High School last season that reportedly left a junior varsity player with a severe concussion and ongoing health issues, La Jolla Light spoke at length with two men who have close ties to the school’s football program. Stephen Hayden, a professor of emergency medicine at UC San Diego and a father of both current and former La ...

The dangers of head trauma faced by football players is a growing concern at both the NFL and local levels.

La Jolla High assistant football coach dismissed months after incident

Jan 15, 2015, 1:02 p.m.

An assistant La Jolla High School football coach has been dismissed, after allegations that he kept a player in a game who said he was not feeling well, following head-on contact with another player, Oct. 16, in a game against Point Loma High School. It was later determined the player (unnamed due to privacy concerns) had sustained a concussion. He reportedly has migraines so severe he has not been able to attend a full day of school since the incident. ...

UPDATED: La Jolla High football concussion controversy

Jan 7, 2015, 11:35 a.m.

La Jolla High coach gone after allegedly asking student with head trauma to remain in game A story about a La Jolla High School football player who sustained a concussion during a game, but was allegedly told to keep playing, is raising questions about the training high school coaches receive to recognize the signs of a concussion and other head injuries. The story, published Jan. 5 by the online news source, Voice of San Diego (VOSD), said the unnamed, 17-year-old ...

La Jolla High School’s Varsity water polo team. Back row: Coach Tom Atwell, Carlos ‘Tito’ Hernandes, Matt Allen, Jake Le Beau, Henry Smith, Chase Repp, Jack Frager, Aaron Carswell and Tobin Groth. Front row: Myles Martinez, Conner Carpenter, Simon Hirschfield, Parker Seale, Nico Ivanov, John Murphy, Jake Marshall, Aiden Scott and Douglass Webster. Courtesy

La Jolla High School boys water polo team wraps up 2014 season

Dec 17, 2014, 1:26 p.m.

La Jolla High School Vikings Boys Water Polo team wrapped up an outstanding season with an awards banquet Dec. 8 for its three teams and their families. The Vikings are always one of the top teams in the county and this year they moved from Division III into the new and highly competitive Open Division. The U-T San Diego Power Rankings placed the Vikings Varsity team in the top six in the county all season. They fell to No. 2-ranked ...

La Jolla High School cheerleaders Kayla Sabo, 14, and Reign Salas, 15, cheered with the San Diego Charger Girls at halftime during the Chargers’ Nov. 23, 2014 game against the St. Louis Rams (which the Chargers won, 27-24).

La Jolla High School cheerleaders get the chance to cheer alongside San Diego Charger Girls at Qualcomm Stadium

Dec 17, 2014, 12:53 p.m.

La Jolla High School cheerleaders Reign Salas and Kayla Sabo got a chance to jump, shout and let it all out on the field at Qualcomm Stadium with the San Diego Charger Girls — before thousands of screaming fans. Reign, a sophomore varsity cheer captain, and Kayla, a freshman, each raised a minimum of $175 in donations for the local Make-a-Wish Foundation chapter and the San Diego Chargers Community Foundation in order to participate during the Nov. 23, 2014 game ...

Registration underway for La Jolla Youth Baseball

Nov 25, 2014, 9:58 a.m.

Registration is open for the 2015 season of La Jolla Youth Baseball at www.LJYB.org through Jan. 17. Since 1952, LJYB has been helping kids learn the game of baseball 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. As a non-profit organization, LJYB depends on many generous community volunteers and donors who help make youth baseball in La Jolla ...

Standing: Chloe Kuo, Josephine Passananti, Alex Kuo, Kathleen Steel, Kylee Hum, Audrey Oates, Joyce Passananti, Paulina Cardenas, Whitney Francis and Kaitlin Wheeler. Seated: Yassi Mesri, Creekstar Allan and Leah Stern. Courtesy

Vikings girls tennis nets winning season

Nov 20, 2014, 11:50 a.m.

Congratulations to the La Jolla High School varsity girls tennis team, which added to its tradition of winning with a 2014 season victory. This year’s team ended up in the Premier Division (top eight teams in the county) for CIF playoffs and had a strong winning duel match record, winning 10 of 15 matches. Four of the five losses came after regular play was tied at 9-9, nine victories by each team and it was then necessary to go to ...

Reid Martin (21) breaks away, as Mateo Jiminez (74) defends.

Vikings let Komets hang around, then finish them off

Nov 11, 2014, 3:48 p.m.

The La Jolla High School Vikings took the win-less Kearny High Komets too lightly in the final regular season game for both teams, giving a huge and loud Homecoming crowd in Gene Edwards Stadium a topsy-turvy tilt that totaled 15 touchdowns and saw La Jolla enter the CIF playoffs with an eventual 67-35 win Nov. 7. Viking quarterback Collin Rugg added to his record touchdown and passing yardage totals, with six TD tosses to four different receivers. Favorite receiving targets ...

During practice, Bulla Graft gives 110 percent, according to football coach Joel Allen.

Meet Bulla Graft: Bishop’s School athlete uses heart, instinct to excel

Nov 5, 2014, 11:44 a.m.

If there was ever a living example of the motto “it’s what’s on the inside that counts,” it would be The Bishop’s School football and baseball player, senior Bulla Graft. Lauded by coaches in both sports as being one of the best they’ve ever seen, his intuition and personal drive make him an asset to whatever team he plays on. Football coach Joel Allen, who has coached Graft for all four years at Bishop’s, and said his “football IQ” is ...


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