Sports

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.

AZTECS WIN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

 
All photos credited to:  Derrick Tuscan, SDSU Athletic Media Relations  
 
 
By Liz Alper
 
December 6, 2015 (San Diego) - In Aztec culture, the warrior is seen as strong and fearless in the face of adversity.  The Aztecs haven't faced that much adversity in nine weeks.  Last night, it smacked them in the face, but they stayed true to their name and stayed strong up until the final seconds of the Mountain West conference championship game.

AZTECS PREP FOR MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Photo: Rocky Long, SDSU News Center
 
By Liz Alper
 
December 2, 2015 (San Diego) - With the Mountain West conference championship game just four days away, Aztec football head coach Rocky Long says he views this game as the first game of the year; he is nervous because he knows this is not just another game.

AZTECS CLINCH MOUNTAIN WEST'S WEST DIVISION TITLE

Photo credit:  Stan Liu, SDSU Athletic Media Relations
 
By Liz Alper
 
November 23, 2015 (San Diego) - Everyone said UNLV would be a tough game.  Even Rocky Long, one of the toughest guys at SDSU, said UNLV would be a tough team to beat.
 
The Aztecs proved their own coach wrong.  As Union Tribune writer Nick Canepa tweeted Saturday night, "Today, November 21, 2015, San Diego State is a football school again."
 

LADAINIAN TOMLINSON INDUCTED INTO CHARGERS HALL OF FAME

Photo credit:  SD Dirk via Wikipedia 
 
By Liz Alper
 
November 23, 2015 (San Diego) - It was a long time coming, but on Sunday, former Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson's number 21 jersey was inducted into the Chargers' Hall of Fame at his old stomping grounds at Qualcomm Stadium.
 
Tomlinson is the 37th member of the Chargers to receive the honor.

WADDLE & TROT 5K: THANKSIGIVING DAY IN SANTEE

 

East County News Service

November 22, 2015 (Santee) – Santee Santas invites you to join its 4th annual Waddle & Trot 5K and Fun Run happening at 8:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov 26th. Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome.

This fast & flat 5K race starts and finishes at the Pathways Center in Santee, and loops around through scenic Santee Lakes. The 1/4 mile Fun Run takes place at the Pathways Center campus. All proceeds benefit Santee Santas and the Santee Food Bank.

EAST COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REPORT: STEELE CANYON FIGHTS BACK IN THE SECOND HALF TO BEAT GROSSMONT 39-35

 
By Liz Alper
 
November 20, 2015 (El Cajon) - In round two of the CIF playoffs, the Steele Canyon High School Cougars traveled to Grossmont to take on the Grossmont High School Foothillers in an exciting Division I matchup.
 

READER'S EDITORIAL: CHARGERS AND RAIDERS TOSS HAIL MARY

 

By Tony Manolatos

November 11, 2015 (San Diego)--With Mayor Kevin Faulconer in New York speaking to NFL owners about the City & County's stadium plan in Mission Valley, and building on momentum that has been growing in San Diego for months, the Chargers and Raiders have thrown a Hail Mary to try and shift support to their Carson stadium project.

SAN DIEGO STATE OF MIND: SDSU CELEBRATES HOMECOMING 2015

Pep rally march, war memorial ceremony and homecoming carnival among events

SDSU Media Center

 

November 11, 2015 (San Diego)--San Diego State University will host several events this week, leading up to its nationally televised homecoming football game against the Wyoming Cowboys at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 at Qualcomm Stadium.

 

Aztecs of all ages are invited back to campus to share in SDSU's Aztec pride with weeklong Homecoming 2015 events and are invited to follow the hashtag #SDSUHomecoming2015 on Twitter and Instagram.

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI PRESIDENT RESIGNS OVER RACIAL STRIFE

 

Students’ hunger strike, athletes’ threatened walk-out led to action

By Liz Alper

November 10, 2015 (Columbia, Mo.) -  Just one year after the shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, the nation's collective eyes are again focused on Missouri. This week, students at the University of Missouri successfully pushed for resignation of the campus president following his failure to halt racial slurs on campus.

GRAND OPENING: WARNER SPRINGS RANCH GOLF CLUB TEES OFF

 

 

Warner Springs Ranch Resort, LLC Reopens Upgraded Clubhouse, Restaurant

November 10, 2015 (Warner Springs) – The Warner Springs Ranch Golf Club is ready for play after a two-year renovation undertaken after the property was bought in 2013 by Pacific Hospitality Group Inc.

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