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La Jolla Youth Baseball (LJYB) is getting ready for the 2020 baseball season — its 68th season at Cliffridge Field. Registration is open for players ages 4-14 at ljyb.org. The league consists of five divisions; Shetland, ages 4-6; Pinto, ages 7-8; Mustang, ages 9-10; Bronco, ages 11-12; and Pony, ages 13-14. Each division is designed so players can develop their baseball skills while having a great time in a fun and positive environment. The league continues to enjoy consistent growth with year-over-year increases in registration of 10 percent for the past four seasons.
An estimated 400 people dipped into the slightly chilly Pacific Ocean on New Year’s day 2020 for the annual Polar Bear Plunge in La Jolla Shores beach.
According to a 2015 Nielsen survey, the most common New Year’s Resolution is losing weight/getting in shape. Since the biggest gym in La Jolla history just opened a couple of weeks ago — with more square feet than an average Whole Foods — we asked Life Time, and the nine other cardio and strength-training facilities in town, for their advice on how to shed holiday pounds. What follows are the answers from those who responded to the Light’s e-mails and phone calls over the holidays.
La Jollans can be proud of both their high schools’ girls cross-country teams. Hats off to La Jolla High and The Bishop’s School for qualifying for the 2019 CIF State Championship in Fresno on Thanksgiving weekend. La Jolla High placed 19th of 25 teams in their division in the State Championships. The Bishop’s School placed 9th of 23 teams in their division, improving two places from last year’s team and tied the best finish by Bishop’s in the State Championships.
More than 90 runners braved heavy winds, cold and drizzle to compete in a San Diego Unified School District’s middle school cross-country meet Nov. 20, 2019 at Morley Field Sports Complex in Balboa Park, San Diego. Nine students from Muirlands Middle School in La Jolla ran their best against a tough field. Payton Smith took second place overall for eighth-grade girls and Ilya Davydov took second place overall for sixth-grade boys within the district. Officials agreed the meet was a great experience for everyone involved and are looking forward to the next middle-school track meet in May 2020.
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Under somewhat challenging conditions of high surf and rough seas, 140 teams and 20 soloists — a total of 645 swimmers — participated in the 18th annual 10-Mile Relay at La Jolla Shores on Sunday, Sept. 29.
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