Sports

EAST COUNTY ST. PATRICK’S HALF MARATHON AND FUN RUN MARCH 12 TO BENEFIT LOCAL CHARITIES

 

East County News Service

February 6, 2016 (El Cajon) – Registration is now open for East County’s St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon, 5K Run/Walk, Green Mile and Tribes & Clans competition on Saturday, March 12 (the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day).  This event aims to involve the entire family in fun and fitness. The Green Mile Fun Run, an enjoyable, short distance, non-competitive event, is also available. 

FROM THE YOUTH SPORTS DESK: BASKETBALL CAMP AT THE MCYC

 
By Liz Alper
 
February 2, 2016 (San Diego) - David Reichner, a former college basketball player for the University of Utah and high school, college and pro basketball coach, will be hosting a FREE basketball camp at the Murphy Canyon Child & Youth Center on Saturday, February 6 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.  You can sign up at the MCYC (if your child isn't enrolled in basketball, you will need to fill out a waiver).

SAVE OUR BOLTS URGES CHARGERS FANS TO WRITE LOVE LETTERS

Photo credit to saveourbolts.org 
 
By Liz Alper 
 
January 22, 2016 (San Diego) - While San Diego waits on pins and needles for the final word on whether or not the Chargers go to LA, the Save Our Bolts organization is urging Chargers fans to use the old-fashioned form of persuasion:  writing a letter.

PRO-AM TENNIS TOURNAMENT JAN. 28 TO SPOTLIGHT SCHOOL CHOICE

 

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

 

January 21, 2016 (Ramona)  The community is invited to a Pro-Am Tennis Tournament and instructional clinic hosted by USPTA elite tennis pro Mike Rogers at La Casa del Zorro Resort. Juan Bautista de Anza Online Charter School students will participate by attending and learning. The event is open to the public and JBDA is excited to celebrate athleticism and School Choice options.

HOLLYWOOD CASINO IN JAMUL WILL HAVE TONY GWYNN SPORTS PUB

 

By Leon Thompson

January 20, 2016 (Jamul) – The Jamul Indian Village (JIV) of California announced the first ever Tony Gwynn Sports Pub will open in its Hollywood Casino Jamul slated for completion this summer.  Tony Gwynn’s Sports Pub will feature an unprecedented collection of memorabilia from the greatest athlete in San Diego’s history.

ALBION SC PROS COME TO SAN DIEGO

 
 
By Liz Alper
 
January 13, 2016 (San Diego) - The nationally recognized youth soccer club Albion SC Pros is coming to San Diego!  The new league is part of the National Premier Soccer League's (NSPL) Western Conference and will be for former Albion SC players, youth players who want to develop inside the team, or for any soccer players living in San Diego that want to come out and play.

CHARGERS KEEP MIKE MCCOY AS HEAD COACH

 
By Liz Alper
 
January 4, 2016 (San Diego) - Happy New Year, San Diego.
 
Forget the efforts by Dean Spanos to move the team to Los Angeles for a minute.  In a span of two weeks, the Chargers have made more bad decisions than most of us have made in our entire lives.  As if the decision to prevent safety Eric Weddle from traveling with the team to Denver to take on the Broncos on Sunday wasn't bad enough, KUSI is now reporting that Mike McCoy will stay on as head coach, despite his pitiful 4-12 record in 2015 and finishing last in the AFC West by three games.

JANUARY 2016 IS SANTEE HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

Free & discounted services at over 30 Santee health, fitness & wellness organizations in January

By Steve Lauria

 December 29, 2015 (Santee)--The City of Santee is a growing community in East County, and a great place to live and raise a family. Along with the rest of the country, it has a growing problem with obesity, chronic disease, and other health related problems.

 California Health Network is a nonprofit organization that was founded in Santee in 2012. Some of its efforts include East County’s first health and fitness expo, the East County Live Well Expo, and obesity prevention presentations to more than 60 local high school classes.

To help increase community awareness, California Health Network is promoting “Santee Health Awareness Month” in January of 2016, with the help of local officials and health related organizations.

PUMPING IRON AT FIRST ANNUAL POWERLIFTING COMPETITION IN EL CAJON

 

 

By Greg Dunne

December 13, 2015 (East County El Cajon) --The weekend of December 5th and 6th was the first annual Powerlifting competition to be put on here in San Diego County by the United States Powerlifting Association. The competition was hosted by Pivotal Sports Performance in El Cajon. Owner Andre Hernandez says that this was the first year they have put on an event here in San Diego and that it is being planned as an annual event in El Cajon. 

The meet was capped at 60 lifters per day. Saturday's event was for women and for men up to 181  pounds. Sunday's event was for men over 180 pounds.

ROLLER DERBY BOOT CAMP & TRYOUT FOR NEW LEAGUE DEC.19 IN LA MESA

 

December 8, 2015 (La Mesa)--The East County Roller Girls is a new start-up women's Roller Derby league that will play under WFTDA (Women's Flat Track Derby Association) rules.

A boot camp and tryout will be held on Sunday, December 19 at 11 a.m. at 8855 Dallas Street, La Mesa. Childcare will be provided.

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