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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 ...

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. ...