Sports

SPRING 8 FOOTBALL REGISTRATIONS ON JAN. 30

 

 

January 27, 2013 (El Cajon) – Steele Canyon Youth Football & Cheer is now registering players for its Spring 8-Man Football League.  Registration will take place at Round Table Pizza, 2650 Jamacha Road, El Cajon on January 30 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Practice will start and February.  There are no try-outs and everyone plays.  Open to grades 5 through 8.  Competition lasts through May.

LILAC TRAIL 5K RUN/WALK AND FUN RUN FEBRUARY 2

January 27, 2013 (El Cajon) – The Earth Discovery Institute is holding the Lilac Trail 5k Run/Walk and Fun Run on February 2 at the Crestridge Ecologilcal Reserve, 1171 Horsemill Road, El Cajon.  Registration begins at 7 a.m. with the runs beginning at 8 a.m.

JAMUL LITTLE LEAGUE TO HAVE TRYOUTS AND REGISTRATION ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 26TH

January 16, 2012 (Jamul)--The League will have tryouts on Saturday, January 26th starting at 9am for players ages 7-14.  There will also be registration for boys and girls ages 5-14. 

The location is at the Jamul Little League Fields at 14545 Lyons Valley Rd, Jamul, CA.  The fields are between Jamul Primary and Jamul Intermediate School.

BAYLOR BEATS UCLA 49-26 AT BRIDGEPOINT HOLIDAY BOWL

 

Story by David Lissek

Photos provided by www.JM2-Group.com

December 28, 2012 (San Diego) – Thursday’s 35th anniversary of the Holiday Bowl was sponsored by Bridgepoint Education and celebrated with Baylor University’s Bears winning in a runaway game over the 17th ranked UCLA Bruins.

The Holiday Bowl was played at Qualcomm Stadium and highlighted contending NCAA teams from the Pacific-12 against the Big 12 Conference. UCLA entered the contest slightly favored but heavily represented by its supportive Southern California fan & alumni base. Unfortunately for the Bruins, neither proved helpful.

KICKING SENSATION’S YOUTUBE VIDEO EARNS NFL TRY-OUT

 

Norwegian kicker Havard Rugland trains in San Diego with coach Michael Husted

December 26, 2012 (San Diego) – More than a million people have viewed Norwegian Havard Rugland’s YouTube video showing off his amazing kicking skills, says kicking coach Michael Husted, a former NFL kicker working wtih Rugland in San Diego.  It’s also earned him the attention of NFL coaches and a workout with the New York Jets—even though he’s never played in a football game before.

View Havard Rugland's "Kickalicious" YouTube video here, in which he kicks footballs not only through goalposts on fields, but also into the waiting arms of a colleague in a moving car, on a skateboard, and atop a hill.

Husted, who has been training Rugland in recent weeks, is not surprised that the video has generated plenty of ‘buzz’ in both the media and the NFL.

TAKE TROLLEY EARLY IF YOU’RE GOING TO HOLIDAY BOWL PARADE AND GAME DEC. 27

MTS urges fans to be on board the Trolley at least  3 hours before game and 2 hours before Parade

December 26, 2012 (San Diego) –The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) will expand Trolley service on December 27 to accommodate the increased ridership to the Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade and Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl game at Qualcomm Stadium.  Even with the extra service, fans will need to begin their trip to these special events extra-early given the huge crowds going to the Parade in the morning and the game in the afternoon.

BYU COUGARS DEFEAT SDSU 23-6 IN POINSETTIA BOWL

December 11, 2012 (San Diego) -- “We had a good season, it didn’t end the right way,” Aztecs head coach Rocky Long reflected after the Poinsettia  Bowl.  “We turned the ball over way too much in the second half.”

For full details, see the Aztecs sports center at http://goaztecs.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/sdsu-m-footbl-spec-rel.html

AZTECS TO TACKLE COUGARS IN POINSETTIA GAME THURSDAY AT QUALCOMM

December 19, 2012 (San Diego) – Tomorrow night’s Poinsettia Bowl game between the San Diego State University Aztecs and the Brigham Young University Cougars will be the 36th meeting between the two teams—and the first since BYU’s final season in the Mountain West in 2010.

Kick-off sis at 5 p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium for this year’s Poinsettia Bowl, sponsored by the San Diego County Credit Union.

A BRIGHT DAY FOR BRITTANY

By Nick Pellegrino, East County Sports

December 17, 2012 (El Cajon) —Just like all of her classmates, Brittany Wnek grew up going to school, participating in a variety of school activities and sports -- just being an everyday kid.

Then one day she found her life consumed with hospital appointments, CT scans and MRI's, chemo, radiation and many surgeries.

STONEY'S KIDS AND COTTONWOOD GOLF CLUB HOLD TOURNAMENT BENEFITING THE EAST COUNTY FOOD DRIVE DECEMBER 12

 

 

 

 

 

December 9, 2012 (El Cajon)--Where else can you have fun, and do great things for kids at the same time? Sign up for the December 12 golf tournament at Cottonwood Golf Club, and bring an unwrapped toy for East County Toy and Food Drive. For a fee of $49.00, the tournament includes:

SPORTSPLEX USA DONATES $1410 TO SANTEE SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION

November 15, 2012 (Santee) – On October 29, Sportsplex USA will made a donation to the Santee School District Foundation in the amount of $1410.00.  Sportsplex USA and the Santee School District Foundation (SSDF) have partnered with the goal of offering affordable recreational youth indoor soccer programs to all parents and children in Santee.  Since the partnership with the SSDF began in January, 2012, Sportsplex USA has donated $4,510 to the Foundation after three successful youth recreational soccer seasons. 

SAN DIEGO 5K MUD RUN “FALL EDITION” NOVEMBER 10

November 9, 2012 (La Mesa) – The San Diego 5k Mud Run “Fall Edition” honoring our active duty military and veterans will be November 10 at Skyline Church, 11330 Campo Rd., La Mesa.  The 5k individual race will begin at 10 a.m.  The 5k team race will be at 11 a.m. and the Kid’s Mini-Mud will begin at 12:30 p.m.

TWO DAYS OF SOAP BOX RACES READY TO RUN NOV. 3-4 ON COURSE MODIFIED BY CITY OF LA MESA

October 30, 2012 (La Mesa)--Youngsters age 7-17 from throughout Southern California and Arizona are getting ready for two days of Soap Box Derby Races, November 3 and 4, as members of the host Kiwanis Club of La Mesa adjusts to modifications to the course on Junior High Drive at La Mesa Middle School.

MONSTER MASH SPORTS DASH AT GROSSMONT HIGH OCT. 27

October 24, 2012 (El Cajon) – The Monster Mash Sports Dash is a fun-filled 5k run/walk covering the entire Grossmont High campus at 1100 Murray Dr., El Cajon, happening October 27 beginning at 8 a.m.  The event will also include sports and fitness challenges such as making a jump shot or kicking a goal.

SURPRISING SURVEY REVEALS MOST DADS WITH FOOTBALL-RELATED CONCUSSIONS WANT YOUNG SONS PLAYING TACKLE FOOTBALL

90% of dads who suffered football-related concussions want their kids to play tackle football; 43% of football player dads say there’s too much hype over concussions

October 9, 2012 (Tampa Bay, Florida) -- Despite increasing awareness about concussion dangers for young athletes, a new national survey reveals 90% of men who played tackle football at the high school level or higher who suffered or suspected they suffered a concussion want their sons to play tackle football.  Not only that, nearly half (43%) believe there is too much hype over concussions.

“PAINT THE TOWN RED” FOR SDSU HOMECOMING WEEK- OCT. 10-12

October 5, 2012 (San Diego) -- Mid-October is Homecoming week for San Diego State University. This year’s homecoming theme is “Paint the Town Red”--something the Honorary Chair and Grand Marshall for the festivities – The Show – knows all about!

SDSU will host several events starting Sunday, Oct. 7 and leading up to the homecoming football game against the Colorado State Rams on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at 3:45 p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium.

"ROY RICHARDS RECOVER FUND" GOLF TOURNAMENT OCT. 5 TO AID BRAIN INJURY VICTIM

October 2, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--Keller Williams Realty El Cajon will be a "Gold Sponsor" for the upcoming "Roy Richards Recovery Fund" golf tournament being held on Friday October 5 at the Carlton Oaks Golf Course in Santee. The office is helping to raise funds to help Richards recover from a life-threatening accident that resulted in a skull fracture with major brain injuries. He also suffered a broken rib and broken nose.

VALHALLA COMES BACK IN SECOND HALF TO DEFEAT MOUNT MIGUEL

Norsemen score 24 points in second half

By Ryan Schuler

October 2, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) –It was passing versus rushing; quarterback Ramsey Romano versus running back Tony Dozier.

Only one team would come out of Friday night’s non-conference game victorious. And on this night, passing proved to be the difference.  Behind by 24 unanswered points in the second half, Valhalla’s Norsemen surged forward  to defeat the Mount Miguel Matadors 31-24.

TEE UP FOR THE ALL FORE R.E.C. GOLF TOURNAMENT OCTOBER 5

 

September 19, 2012 (El Cajon) -- The City of El Cajon Recreation Department, together with Crest Kiwanis, present the annual ALL FORE R.E.C. Golf Tournament.  The tournament will be held at the Sycuan Resort, 5485 Casino Way, El Cajon, on October 5.  All proceeds from the tournament directly support activities that develop youth and provide positive choices through youth activity scholarships, youth sports, recreation classes and after-school programs.

PADRES CELEBRATE JERRY COLEMAN DAY SEPTEMBER 15

 

September 11, 2012 (San Diego) – Scripps Health presents Jerry Coleman Day on September 15 at 5:00 p.m.  The Padres will be celebrating the legendary baseball and broadcasting career of Jerry Coleman with a statue unveiling at 5:00 p.m followed by the game against the Rockies at 5:35 p.m.

Tickets for the game can be purchased here or by calling 619-795-5555.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS FORECAST: PARTLY OPTIMISTIC WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF REIGN

 

By Jamie Reno

September 6, 2012 (San Diego)--Will the 2012 San Diego Chargers energize this city the way they did a few years ago and again reign supreme in the AFC West?

Without consulting a meteorologist, I'd say the chances of lightning striking this season in Mission Valley are about 50-50.

Read the full post at The Reno Dispatch:  http://therenodispatch.blogspot.com/2012/09/san-diego-chargers-forecast-partly.html

 

TEE OFF FOR HOME OF GUIDING HANDS SEPTEMBER 28

 

September 5, 2012 (El Cajon) – Home of Guiding Hands is holding the 30th Annual Golf Classic Pro-Am Tournament on September 28 at Sycuan Golf & Tennis Resort, 3007 Dehesa Road, El Cajon.  The event begins at 10 a.m. with registration and a Meet & Mingle with San Diego PGA Members.  The Shotgun start will be at 12 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 5 p.m.

FALL 2012 HISTORY ROUNDTABLE: LA MESA, YOUTH BASEBALL CAPITAL OF AMERICA

 

September 2, 2012 (La Mesa) – The La Mesa Historical Society will hold its fall History Roundtable event on September 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Grossmont Community College, Room 26-220, 8800 Grossmont College Dr., El Cajon.  The topic for the event is “La Mesa Youth Baseball World Champions” which focuses on La Mesa’s astounding your baseball success in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.

DAVE MASON JR. BEATS OUT VETERAN RACERS TO FIRST PODIUM FINISH

 
Team Competitive Conquers First Ever Wild West Motorsports Park Event
 
August 29, 2012 (El Cajon) --  His rookie season in the pro-buggy class of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series started out like many rookies in sports...with trials and hardships. But Dave Mason Jr. and his team have been working hard to improve. Race by race they have been changing and adjusting on the #65 Competitive Metals/JAMAR Alumi Craft Pro Buggy.

MY 1079 FM ANNOUNCES SPORTS BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GROSSMONT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

August 15, 2012 (Alpine) -- In a collaborative effort to increase high school sports media coverage in the East County of San Diego, the Grossmont Union High School District, in cooperation with the San Diego Section of the CIF, has awarded the live sports broadcast rights to media entity MY 1079 FM. The station will provide live broadcasts of a "Game-of-the-Week" for the Grossmont District schools.

SAN DIEGO STARS TO COMPETE IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION; HOLD PRACTICES IN RAMONA

Team is scouting for new players
 
August 10, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--The San Diego Stars semipro baseball team has been invited to participate in the Grand Forks International Baseball Classic in British Columbia, Canada, to be held over Labor Day weekend.
 

LA MESA RESIDENT NAMED HONORED HERO FOR LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK

 
Brianna Henritze aims to raise funds, attract walkers for November 2 event at Petco Park 
 
August 2, 2012  (La Mesa) -- Thirty-five-year-old La Mesa resident Brianna Henritze was named an Honored Hero for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual Light The Night® Walk on Friday, November 2 at Petco Park.
 
 
 
Brianna on the right with best friend of 22 years, Sheila Seideman.

YOUTH BASKETBALL CAMP OFFERED AT GROSSMONT COLLEGE, AUGUST 6-9

 
July 31, 2012 (El Cajon) -- The Grossmont College Athletics Dept. and Grossmont College men’s basketball coach Doug Weber are inviting all boys and girls entering the 3rd through 9th grades to Grossmont College’s annual youth summer basketball camp, from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday, Aug. 6-9.

The camp will feature instruction on fundamental skills, group and individual contests and three-on-three tournaments, along with life lessons about sportsmanship, communication and goal setting. Cost is $75 per camper, which includes t-shirt, contest prizes and giveaways.

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