Sports

  • Registration open for 2017 youth baseball season

    Registration open for 2017 youth baseball season

    Since 1952, La Jolla Youth Baseball (LJYB) has been helping young athletes develop the skills necessary to play the great game. Now, registration for the 2017 season is underway. LJYB’s goal is to provide organized recreational baseball played in a healthy, competitive spirit with an emphasis on...

  • 130 young surfers compete at La Jolla Shores Beach Menehune

    130 young surfers compete at La Jolla Shores Beach Menehune

    More than 130 surfers, ages 7-16 participated in the 51st annual Menehune Junior Surf Contest, Saturday, Oct. 29 at La Jolla Shores Beach. Organized by WindanSea Surf Club, the event drew participants from the Bay Area to Baja California, who competed for prizes in various age divisions. Top honors...

  • Victorious Vikings: La Jolla High girls' tennis wins CIF

    Victorious Vikings: La Jolla High girls' tennis wins CIF

    The La Jolla High School girl’s tennis team came out on top of the Division 1 CIF San Diego Section championships at the end of October. Seeded No. 1 going into the tournament, the team played a game a day Oct. 25-28.  In the first round, the Lady Vikings defeated Fallbrook. In the second round,...

  • Dig for the Cure volleyball game nets $420 for breast cancer research

    Dig for the Cure volleyball game nets $420 for breast cancer research

    To raise money for breast cancer research, the La Jolla High School girls volleyball team hosted Point Loma for a “Dig for the Cure” match Oct. 27. Donning special pink shirts — and encouraging fans to do the same — the team collected donations, sold T-shirts and baked goods, with proceeds going...

  • Go, Wheeler, Go! La Jollan embarks on lifetime adventure after college

    Go, Wheeler, Go! La Jollan embarks on lifetime adventure after college

    When La Jolla native Tom Wheeler started college at UC Santa Clara four years ago, he didn’t know what the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) was. Today, he has walked over 2,000 miles of the 2,650-mile hiking trail that runs almost parallel to the West Coast from the Mexico to the Canadian border, and...

  • Vikings' new complex readies for ribbon cutting

    Vikings' new complex readies for ribbon cutting

    Finishing touches are going in at the newly renovated $12-million La Jolla High School Athletic Complex, in advance of the ribbon-cutting set to take place before the Vikings’ Homecoming football game, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 against Serra High School at Gene Edwards Stadium, on campus at 750 Nautilus...

  • La Jolla High's football team sinks water polo team in fun benefit play

    La Jolla High's football team sinks water polo team in fun benefit play

    Tangle in the Tank II raises funds for for breast cancer research and the Susan G. Komen Foundation

  • Water quality at The Cove prompts San Diego Triathlon to relocate swim to the Shores

    Water quality at The Cove prompts San Diego Triathlon to relocate swim to the Shores

    The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), a La Jolla-based non-profit dedicated to providing opportunities for physically-challenged people that organizes the San Diego Triathlon Challenge (SDTC), has confirmed to La Jolla Light its decision to move the swim leg of the triathlon from La Jolla Cove to...

  • Four La Jolla soccer teams win Labor Day Championships

    Four La Jolla soccer teams win Labor Day Championships

    Over Labor Day weekend in early September, soccer teams from across southern California met in San Diego for the La Jolla Impact Labor Day Classic. Hosted by La Jolla Soccer Club, home of the La Jolla Impact Competitive program, the eighth annual tournament paired more than 20 teams for tournament-style...

  • La Jolla News Nuggets Setp. 6

    La Jolla News Nuggets Setp. 6

    City: Children’s Pool restrooms to be fixed within four weeks Soon after the Children’s Pool Lifeguard Tower quietly opened in late June (after three years of delays and pauses in construction), the restrooms were closed to the public. They will remain closed off, foreseeably, until the end of...

  • Stoked in Spirit: Young Christians bond over surfing and faith

    Stoked in Spirit: Young Christians bond over surfing and faith

    Every Thursday night a group of young surfers paddle out together at a La Jolla beach. They call themselves the “Surf Church,” and afterwards meet at La Jolla Christian Fellowship (627 Genter St.) for pizza and prayer. Their meetings began in January 2015, and as co-founder Alex Reynolds explained,...

  • 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...

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