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  • La Jolla Ironwoman overcomes back injury to run 10th triathlon

    La Jolla Ironwoman overcomes back injury to run 10th triathlon

    It was 1982 when La Jollan, then 22-year-old Kathleen McCartney, participated for the first time (and won) an Ironman triathlon. “That was one of the highlights of my life and really set a course for the rest of my life,” she said in an interview with La Jolla Light. Oct. 8, she will participate...

  • La Jolla High students plunge into Navy training

    La Jolla High students plunge into Navy training

    For almost an hour Sept. 15, the La Jolla High School (LJHS) Varsity Water Polo team received a water survival lesson similar to those that Navy officers must master as part of their training. “Basically, you’re teaching Marines how to survive in the water in adverse conditions, so if you fall...

  • La Jolla YMCA Aquatic Center to open with festivities, ribbon-cutting Sept. 27

    La Jolla YMCA Aquatic Center to open with festivities, ribbon-cutting Sept. 27

    — BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: After many years of planning, months of construction and much anticipation, the La Jolla YMCA will celebrate the opening of its Ann Woolley Aquatic Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and other festivities 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 at 8355 Cliffridge Ave. Everyone is...

  • Swimmers sought for 10 Mile Relay benefit

    Swimmers sought for 10 Mile Relay benefit

    The 15th edition of the La Jolla Cove 10 Mile Relay, “A Celebration of Swimming and Community Giving,” is planned to take place 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. The event was not held in 2014 due to the construction at the Cove, and while the current sea lion situation is less than ideal, relay organizers...

  • Local foundation backs USA Paralympic Games team

    Local foundation backs USA Paralympic Games team

    Challenged athlete Rudy Garcia-Tolson will swim his most important race in the Rio Paralympic Games on Sept. 13, one day before his 28th birthday. “For that day, the best gift will be to have won the gold medal,” he said. The Riverside native is one of 120 athletes competing with Team USA in the...

  • Photos: Challenged Athletes Foundation's summer party unites allies and athletes in La Jolla and San Diego

    Photos: Challenged Athletes Foundation's summer party unites allies and athletes in La Jolla and San Diego

    Challenged Athletes Foundation held its Summer Solstice Sunset Soiree June 21, 2016 at the La Jolla home of Wally and Estel Binder. Guests had the opportunity to meet Challenged Athletes Foundation athletes and hear their inspirational stories, including those of Roderick Sewell, a gifted swimmer...

  • Surfers to catch 100 waves for at-risk boys

    Surfers to catch 100 waves for at-risk boys

    Ten years ago, La Jolla resident Jason Bernardo attended a fundraising event for the San Diego non-profit Boys to Men (BTM). “They put up a video of boys talking about the program, and tears started coming down my cheeks. It just really grabbed me like no cause ever had. I went to Joe and Craig...

  • La Jolla Elementary Run Club honors top tracksters

    La Jolla Elementary Run Club honors top tracksters

    La Jolla Elementary School celebrated its fastest and most dedicated runners in this year’s Run Club at a school-wide celebration June 10. Honoring the three runners of each gender in each grade that logged the most miles during the before-school group this year, 30 medals were given out to the...

  • Fundraiser set for La Jolla High tennis court upgrades

    Fundraiser set for La Jolla High tennis court upgrades

    When Jack McGrory heard the rumor six months ago that La Jolla High School tennis courts were going to be closed to the public, he launched a campaign with other residents to get them back. “I was concerned, and obviously a lot of other tennis players were concerned ... those tennis courts have...

  • Vikings girls track & field qualifies for state

    Vikings girls track & field qualifies for state

    Despite not having a track to call their own due to construction of a new athletic field, La Jolla High School’s boys and girls track & field teams did very well this season, according to Coach Paul Byrne. With the girls slightly edging out the boys, several runners qualified for state championships...

  • Marathon in North Korea beckons La Jolla runner

    Marathon in North Korea beckons La Jolla runner

    70-year-old La Jollan Gloria McCoy finished first in her division (women ages 70-90, half marathon) at the Pyongyang Marathon, April 10 in North Korea. “I was only person in my division, so I was first and only,” she laughed during a phone interview with the La Jolla Light. But that was only the...

  • La Jolla Youth Baseball ends season with championship games

    La Jolla Youth Baseball ends season with championship games

    La Jolla Youth Baseball wrapped up a memorable 2016 season with exciting Championship games in the Pinto, Mustang and Bronco Divisions May 14. The Shetland Division completed their season earlier in the month and the three pony teams play their San Diego Pony Inter-League Playoffs over Memorial...

  • Senior powers La Jolla High into playoffs

    Senior powers La Jolla High into playoffs

    Senior Mazzi Tamaiko has been through it all in her four years as the starting center fielder for the La Jolla High softball team. The Vikings won just seven games total during her freshman and sophomore seasons. So it should come as no surprise that she remained upbeat after La Jolla dropped its...

  • A Swimming Carol

    A Swimming Carol

    La Jolla, Bishop’s put on good show in the pool

  • Sehgal sends Vikings home from Petco as winners

    Sehgal sends Vikings home from Petco as winners

    Tickets may have been a bit cheaper on Monday night for the game at Petco Park, but fans watching La Jolla High edge Point Loma, 4-3, got just as much excitement as any San Diego Padres game. After trailing for the entire contest, the Vikings used an infield single, an error and a balk by a Pointers...

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