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ECM PADRES REPORT: DBACKS WIN BACK AND FORTH WITH PADRES TO TAKE SERIES

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Hunter Renfroe hit two home runs, but the Padres still lost.  Via @Padres on Twitter

August 19, 2018 (San Diego) - The Padres are surprisingly holding their own against the Diamondbacks, winning one yesterday.  Today was their chance to split the series and avoid embarrassment against Zack Greinke for the Dbacks, who faced Brett Kennedy.

SDSU MEN’S SOCCER: AZTECS SHUT OUT PLNU 1-0 IN FRIENDLY

 

 

Robby Jacobs scored the game-winning goal in the 54th minute

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August 18, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team closed out their preseason with a 1-0 shutout at Point Loma Nazarene Saturday  evening. Robby Jacobs had the game winning goal in the 54th minute, finishing a beautiful assist from Adam Vargas.

MOOREHEAD PROVIDES GAME WINNER IN SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER'S 1-0 WIN

 

Aztecs defeats New Mexico State in season opener

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August 18, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State overcame an early dose of adversity and its resilience ultimately paid dividends in the end as it defeated New Mexico State, 1-0, in its season opener on Friday night atop SDSU Sports Deck. The Aztecs moved to 1-0 on the year, while the Aggies dropped to 0-1.

ECM FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: SULTANS CONQUER RED HAWKS AT HOME TO OPEN SEASON

 

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Story and photos by Liz Alper

August 18, 2018 (Santee) - It’s finally back.  You’ve waited all winter, spring and summer for it.  ECM Friday Night Lights has returned and it’s back and better than ever.  Our first stop is to Santana High, where we also got our first glimpse of not only the 2018 Sultans, but also of the Red Hawks, who made the journey in from Mountain Empire High School in Pine Valley.

SDSU MEN’S GOLF REVEALS 2018-19 SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs to play 10 regularly scheduled tournament in upcoming season

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August 17, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State men’s golf head coach Ryan Donovan announced the team’s 2018-19 schedule Friday, with the Aztecs making repeat appearances in eight of 10 regular-season tournaments during the upcoming campaign, leading up to regional competition and the NCAA Championships.

ECM PADRES REPORT: DBACKS MAKE QUICK WORK OF PADS IN GAME ONE

 

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By Liz Alper
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August 17, 2018 (San Diego) - The Padres came back to the NL West tonight with a four-game series against the Diamondbacks.  Clay Buchholz started for Arizona against new Padre Jacob Nix.

SDSU ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 8/16: BACK TO SCHOOL

 

 

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By Liz Alper

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August 16, 2018 (San Diego) - With a new school year upon us, San Diego State football and women's soccer are gearing up for a new season.  Head coaches Rocky Long, Mike Friesen and baseball coach Mark Martinez (who recently signed a contract extension) and assistant football coach Jeff Horton joined the media today.

AZTECS WOMEN'S TENNIS ANNOUNCES 2018-19 SCHEDULE

 

SDSU to host Mountain West Women’s Tennis Championships in 2019

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August 16, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s tennis head coach Peter Mattera revealed his team’s schedule for the 2018-19 season, which begins with three fall tournaments before regular season dual play kicks off in January 2019. The Aztecs will also be hosting the Mountain West Women’s Tennis Championships in late April 2019.

SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF ANNOUNCES 2018-19 SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs to play 10 regular season tournaments

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August 15, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s golf head coach Leslie Spalding revealed the team’s highly anticipated 2018-19 schedule on Wednesday. The Aztecs are slated to compete in 10 tournaments during the upcoming season, leading up to regionals and the NCAA Championships next spring.

SDSU BASEBALL: MARK MARTINEZ SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION THROUGH 2023

 

Martinez became the fastest head coach to win three Mountain West titles in league history last season

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August 14, 2018 (San Diego) - San DiegoSan Diego State head baseball coach Mark Martinez has signed a contract extension that will keep him on the Mesa through the 2023 season, SDSU athletics director John David Wicker announced on Tuesday. With the extension, Martinez has five years remaining on his current contract.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES RACK UP RUNS AND A GRAND SLAM IN SERIES WIN OVER PHILLIES

 

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August 12, 2018 (San Diego) - The Padres and Phillies are split in the Phils’ visit to Petco Park and today, the Padres had the chance to take the series against an ace who’s sort of fallen from grace, Jake Arrieta, against Joey Lucchesi.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER FALLS TO CS FULLERTON IN EXHIBITION

 

Aztecs fall 2-0 on warm evening

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August 10, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State opened its 2018 campaign on Friday with a 2-0 home exhibition loss to Cal State Fullerton. The friendly marked the Aztecs’ lone tune-up before their season opener next Friday vs. New Mexico State.

EAST COUNTY ATHLETES COMPETE FOR NATIONAL TITLES AT THE 2018 NATIONAL FENCING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ST. LOUIS

 

By Alan Ridley

Try fencing.  Other sports are pointless.”

August 8, 2018 (St. Louis) - Ten athletes from East County’s LionHeart Fencing Academy took part in the United States National Fencing Championship held in St. Louis, Mo. from June 28 – July 7.

More than 4,000 competitors from throughout the nation participated in the largest fencing event in the world where the best fencers in the United States vied for gold.   National Champions were crowned in age groups from ages 8 to 80 with 60 titles in all three fencing disciplines (epee, foil and saber) for both men and women.

SDSU WATER POLO DUO CAPTURES BRONZE IN COLOMBIA

 

Carballo and recently graduated Vizcarra compete for Mexico

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August 8, 2018 (Barranquilla, Colombia) - The San Diego State water polo duo of Lucia Carballo and Paola Vizcarra helped Mexico earn a bronze medal at the Central American and Caribbean Sports Game in Barranquilla, Colombia. The tournament took place July 26-Aug. 2, and featured eight games in eight days.

NBA SUPERSTAR BILL WALTON JOINS OUR “EAST COUNTY FEST” AUGUST 25--AND DONATES SPORTS MEMORABILIA FOR OUR AUCTION

 

By Miriam Raftery

August 6, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) -- NBA superstar, Hall of Famer, sportscaster and hometown hero Bill Walton has announced he will be at East County Magazine’s 10-year-anniversary party, “East County Fest” on August 25th at Mission Trails Regional Park visitor center.

Walton was named to the NBA list of 50 best players of all time in 1997 among many other top honors -- and he started his winning sports right here in East County, leading Helix High School in La Mesa to CIF championships before going on to a legendary career in college and professional sports.

He has also generously agreed to donate autographed sports memorabilia from his personal collection for our fundraising auction. The value of these one-of-a-kind items? Priceless!

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES TIE IT UP IN EIGHTH BUT LOSE IN EXTRAS

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Eric Hosmer scored the game-tying run in the eighth that would eventually be pointless in extras.  Via @Padres on Twitter

July 30, 2018 (San Diego) - The Padres were utterly embarrassed by the Dbacks yet again and pushed them out of town.  The Giants stomped in for a short two-game series.  Derek Holland started tonight’s game one for the Giants against Eric Lauer.

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County Parks and Recreation will close several parks for the month of August, a precaution taken each year due to the season’s expected extreme heat.

El Capitan Preserve near Lakeside, Mt. Gower Preserve near Ramona, Hellhole Canyon Preserve in Valley Center and Wilderness Gardens in Pala are closed Aug. 1 through Aug. 31.

In addition, Agua Caliente Regional Park and Vallecito County Park in the Anza-Borrego Desert are closed all summer. They will reopen Labor Day weekend.

ECM PADRES REPORT: REVIEW STOPS PADRES FROM SCORING GAME-TYING RUN, GIVES DBACKS SWEEP

 

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By Liz Alper

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July 29, 2018 (San Diego) - The Padres are looking to get swept by the Dbacks today, but they’ll still try to save face.  Clay Buchholz started for Arizona against Joey Lucchesi.

ECM PADRES REPORT: BIG THIRD GIVES DBACKS UPPER HAND OVER PADS

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  A.J. Pollock started the rally in the third inning that gave the Diamondbacks the lead.  Via @Dbacks on Twitter

July 27, 2018 (San Diego) - After a few early games against NL East teams, the Padres returned home to the NL West to face the Diamondbacks.  Zack Greinke started for Arizona against Luis Perdomo.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER RELEASES 2018 SCHEDULE

 

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July 23, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s soccer head coach Mike Friesen released today his team’s 2018 schedule. The defending Mountain West champions will be in action for the first time on Friday, Aug. 10, for an exhibition and highlighting the schedule are 10 games in which the Aztecs will be the designated home team.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER RELEASES 2018 SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs have seven matches against 2017 NCAA Tournament teams

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July 19, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State men’s soccer head coach Lev Kirshner has revealed the Aztecs’ schedule for the upcoming 2018 season. SDSU will have seven matches against teams that reached the 2017 NCAA tournament, including two dates with Stanford, the 2017 national champion. Their season kicks off August 24 at Santa Clara.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL RELEASES 2018-19 NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs will play all 11 non-conference games in California

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July 19, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s basketball head coach Stacie Terry has announced the Aztecs’ 2018-19 non-conference schedule. The slate features 11 games, six of which are at home, and is highlighted by games against Arizona and TCU.

HAND, CIMBER DEALT TO INDIANS

 

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July 19, 2018 (San Diego) - Padres relievers Brad Hand and Adam Cimber have been dealt to the Cleveland Indians, Ken Rosenthal and Robert Murray of The Athletic report.

"Brad Hand to #Indians, sources tell me and @ByRobertMurray," Rosenthal tweeted just this morning.

The trade is crucial for the Indians, who, even though they sit atop the AL Central, have needed bullpen help all season long.

In return, the Padres will receive the Indians' no. 15 catching prospect, Francisco Mejia.

Hand signed with Cleveland for $6.5 million and $7 million the next two years, with a $10 million club option for 2021.

SDSU CROSS COUNTRY 2018 SCHEDULE RELEASED

 

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July 18, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State has announced their 2018 cross-country schedule. The Aztecs will compete in five regular season meets, four of which will be in California, before hosting the Mountain West Championships October 27.

RASHAAD PENNY NAMED MW MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

 

Former running back is first SDSU male athlete to win award

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July 18, 2018 (San Diego) - Former San Diego State football running back Rashaad Penny has been named the 2017-18 Mountain West Male Athlete of the Year. He is the first Aztec male to win the award and the second SDSU student-athlete to be recognized, following in the footsteps of track and field’s Shanieka Thomas, who was the 2012-13 MW Female Athlete of the Year.

SDSU LACROSSE HEAD COACH KYLEE WHITE SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION

 

Program’s sole head coach to lead Aztecs through 2021 campaign

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July 16, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State lacrosse head coach Kylee White has signed a three-year contract extension that will keep the 2018 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation champion on The Mesa through the 2021 campaign.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES BLOW SAVE, GAME IN ONE EXTRA INNING

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Austin Hedges hit the RBI double that we thought would give the Padres the win.  Turned out the Padres had some Padres'ing to do.  Via @Padres on Twitter

July 13, 2018 (San Diego) - After failing against the Dodgers, the Padres were ready to take a break from the NL West and take on an NL Central team in the Cubs before the All-Star break.  Tyler Chatwood started for Chicago against Clayton Richard.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADS' RALLY STOPPED SHORT AS DODGERS TAKE SERIES

 

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Photo:  Wil Myers started the Padres' rally that would fall flat in the seventh.  Via @Padres on Twitter

July 12, 2018 (San Diego) - Tonight was the Padres’ last chance to split the Dodgers after losing last night.  Ross Stripling started for the Dodgers against Tyson Ross.

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