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LAKESIDE PLAYER, 11, PICKED FOR CA STARS AND STRIPES BASEBALL TEAM, HEADS TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS


November 16, 2011 (Lakeside) – After winning the homerun derby during tryouts for the 2011 U.S. Stars and Stripes baseball team, Stevie Montejano Jr. of Lakeside has been selected to represent California in the USSSA Winter World Championships in Orlando, Florida, in December and a summer competition in Nicaragua in July.
 
 
 
 
 
 

LOCAL 8TH GRADERS SELECTED FOR ALL-STAR TEAM

 

November 3, 2011 (Alpine) -- Jacob Burton of Alpine and Lyndon Franklin of El Cajon have been selected to represent San Diego and Southern Riverside County on the San Diego American Youth Football All-Star Team.

 

 

FAST-PACED ACTION OF WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL PART OF CUYAMACA COLLEGE’S DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH OCT 26

October 23, 2011 (El Cajon) -- The always rousing wheelchair basketball game, where tumbles and spills are as much a part of the action as the pivoting and spinning of custom-built wheelchairs across the gym floor, is set for noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Cuyamaca College gym as part of the college’s annual commemoration of National Disability Awareness Month.

GO-KART TRACK ROARS BACK TO LIFE IN EL CAJON AFTER 17 YEARS OF ABANDONMENT

 

 

October 13, 2011 (El Cajon) – Many East County residents have fond childhood memories of revving up at the Go Kart Track at the old Marshall Scotty’s facility. Now, 17 years after the site closed down, Go Kart riders will once again be able to take a victory lap.

NORTHMONT ELEMENTARY PTA RECEIVES $10,000 AWARD FROM GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL ON PHYSICAL FITNESS & SPORTS

 
Parent Association honored as statewide winner in 2011 Spotlight Awards

 
 
 
October 9, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Last week, the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Executive Director, Kenny Rogers visited Northmont Elementary School in La Mesa to honor Northmont Elementary PTA for their efforts helping children get physically active and healthy.
 
Rogers  presented the school with a check for $10,000 in honor of the PTA, which is the Gold Medal winner in the Parent Association of the Year category of the Council’s 2011 Spotlight Awards presented by the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation. 
 

GOLF TOURNAMENT OCT. 14 TO BENEFIT HOME OF GUIDING HANDS

October8, 2011 (El Cajon ) – The Home of Guiding Hands 29th Golf Classic Pro-Am Tournament will tee off on Friday, October 14 at Sycuan Resort and Casino in El Cajon.  Proceeds will benefit children and adults with developmental disabilities in this community.
 
The event includes a day of golf with a San Diegio PGA member, entertaining contests, activities, buffet dinner, and auction.  For more information, visit http://www.guidinghands.org/events_golf2011.shtml
 
 

SDSU ALUM & PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAMER MARSHALL FAULT HOSTS AZTEC FOR LIFE HOMECOMING CELEBRATION OCT. 7

 

Event proceeds to benefit Aztec Club, the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA and other local San Diego organizations

 

 

October 6, 2011 (San Diego)-- The Marshall Faulk Foundation announces the fourth annual Aztec For Life Homecoming Celebration on Friday, October 7 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center on the campus of San Diego State University.

KARLS' BAD, REAL BAD FOR THE COUGARS BUT GREAT FOR THE GRIFFINS

 

By David Hurst
 
October 5, 2011 (El Cajon) -- College of the Canyons came into Saturday’s game ranked 10th in the Junior College Top 25 Poll. That will no longer be the case as the Grossmont Griffins dismantled the Cougars 38-14.
 
Coach Mike Jordan was pleased with his team's effort.  "That's the way we are capable of playing. We started out better than last week, last week we started out better than the week before. It's a natural progerssion; the team is coming together."

WESTFIELD PARKWAY HOSTS “SUPER CHARGER RALLY” OCT.1

Celebrate the Chargers with a fun-filled event to benefit San Diego Charger Marcus McNeill’s “Mack’s Miracles Foundation.”
 
 
 
September 12, 2011 (El Cajon) –Westfield Parkway, The San Diego Chargers, and Connection Firm invite you to join a “Super Charger Rally” to support the San Diego Chargers on Saturday, October 1, from 1-4 p.m.  The family-friendly event will occur in a tented area in the parking lot at the corner of Fletcher Parkway and Johnson Avenue in El Cajon Proceeds benefit “Mack’s Miracles Foundation,” which strives to promote healthy lifestyles with our youth. 
 
 

EAST COUNTY INTER GENERATIONAL GAMES -- BRIDGE THE GENERATION GAP

 
 
 
September 19, 2011 (La Mesa) -- The La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center will be holding the East County Intergenerational Games in La Mesa on October 13. Youths from ages 6 to 12 are teamed up with active older adults for games. Activities are non-competitive, fun and simple! The circuit includes street hockey shot, bocce roll, Frisbee toss, soccer kick, “skeeball” pitch, basketball, trivia games, snacks, lunch and much more! Teams are a combination of students and adults having fun.
 
The games will be held at: La Mesa Middle School 4200 Parks Ave., La Mesa 91941
 

Sign up now - call 619.667-1322 for registration information. [IG Games] 

 

 

 

AGGIE OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT TEES OFF OCT. 21 AT CUYAMACA COLLEGE

September 18, 2011 (Rancho San Diego)—Cuyamaca College invites the public to participate in its fifteenth annual Aggie Open Golf Tournament to benefit the college’s Botanical Society Scholarship Fund and the Ornamental Horticulture program.  The tournament will be held at Bonita Golf Course, 5540 Sweetwater Road in Bonita on Friday, October 21from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

WHITE HOUSE TO HONOR NASCAR CHAMPION JIMMIE JOHNSON

September 3, 2011 (Washington D.C.) – President Barack Obama will honor East County’s hometown hero, Jimmie Johnson, in a ceremony at the White House next Wednesday.

 

Johnson will be honored not only for his record fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, but also for the efforts of Johnson and NASCAR to “give back to their community,” according to a White House press release.

PADRES COMPLETE WEEKEND SWEEP OF PIRATES

 

Former East County Standout Pitchers Started Two of the Three Games

 

by Christopher Mohr

 

August 8, 2011 (San Diego) - The 2011 season has been a frustrating season for the San Diego Padres to say the least. After a 2010 season that saw the team finish one game out of the playoffs, this year's team struggles in last place with a 51-64 record, 12 games back from the NL West leading San Francisco Giants. 

 

RANCHO SAN DIEGO LITTLE LEAGUE TEAM WINS SECTION 7 CHAMPIONSHIP, VIES FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TITLE

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photos by Scott Nadeau

 

July 26, 2011 (Rancho San Diego)-- Rancho San Diego Little League players on “The Dawgs” clinched the Section 7 Championship last week. The boys, ages 9-10, are now vying to win Southern Califiornia’s Subdivision 3 in order to face off against Northern California teams in the state championships.

 

The Dawgs triumphed over Twin Hills to win the Section 7 title by a 17-3 score. Since then, they've gone on to win two of their first three Subdivision 3 play-off games, moving closer toward a chance to vie for the state title.

SHOOT, DRIBBLE AND SCORE: YOUTH BASKETBALL CAMP AUG. 8-11 AT GROSSMONT COLLEGE WITH TOP COACH

July 21, 2011 (El Cajon)--Grossmont College Athletics Dept. and Grossmont College men’s basketball coach Doug Weber invite boys and girls entering third through ninth grades to Grossmont College’s annual youth summer basketball camp, from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday, Aug. 8 to 11.

 

Since arriving at Grossmont College from Salt Lake Community College in 1998, Weber has won a Pacific Coast Conference title and Coach of the Year honors. He has been coaching at the college level for 25 years. During the past 12 years, more than 40 of his athletes have transferred to four-year universities.

SDSU’S ALLISON REASER HEADS TO PAN AMERICAN JUNIOR ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

July 20, 2011 (San Diego)--San Diego State's Allison Reaser will compete in the heptathlon at the 2011 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships this weekend (July 23-24) at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Fla. The freshman earned the right to represent the United States after winning the event at the 2011 USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships last month in Eugene, Ore.

5K AND JUNIOR FUN RUN AT SANTEE LAKES -- LAP THE LAKES ON SEPTEMBER 25TH


 

 July 15, 2011, (Santee) -- Participate in a refreshing morning sprint, or a leisurely jog close to nature around the beautiful Santee Lakes at the annual "Lap the Lakes" 5K fun run on September 25th.

WHO IS REALLY RACING AT THE FAIR? LA MESA SOAP BOX DERBY

 

 

 

June 19, 2011 (La Mesa) --“Race to the Fair” is the theme of this year’s San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. But who is really racing to the fair?  

LA MESA ATHLETE GOES DUTCH TO PLAY JAPAN ON JUNE 19TH

 

Story and photos by Ron Logan

 

 June 16, 2011 (La Mesa)Chris Ahrens is a school teacher and an elite athlete. For months on end he has trained long hours in preparation for this month’s world championships in his sport. 

 

His team departed on June 13th for the 2011 CPISRA Football 7-a-side World Championships in the Netherlands (that’s soccer, to you and me). Ahrens is a defender for the U.S. team.  

NAVAJO STARLINGS TAKE THE GOLD

June 12, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- Navajo Starlings U12 took 1st place in the Gold Division at the Starlings San Diego County Championships for volleyball held at Alliant University. The team is comprised of 5th & 6th graders attending 10 different elementary and middle schools throughout the greater Navajo area.

 

The division had 14 teams, and the hard work put in by the girls over the course of the season paid off when the team took first in its pool to move into the gold division. They then won three matches to capture the title, including a very tough and competitive three game semi-final match against Santee. They led the entire way in taking a two game match against East Lake in the final.

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: BRONCOS SHUT OUT FOOTHILLERS TO CLAIM SECOND STRAIGHT DIVISION I CIF CROWN

by Christopher Mohr

 

June 8, 2011 (San Diego) - Max Homick pitched a complete game shutout while teammate Becker Sankey had three hits and three RBI to lead the Rancho Bernardo High School Broncos to a 6-0 win over Grossmont High School at SDSU's Tony Gwynn Stadium on Saturday (June 4). The win gave the Broncos their second consecutive CIF-San Diego Section Division I baseball championship title.

 

 

LAKESIDE RELAY FOR LIFE

 

One Day, One Night, One Fight for our Community

 

June 7, 2011 (Lakeside) -- The second annual Lakeside Relay for Life will be held on Saturday June 11, 2011 to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society. Teams of people camp out and take turns running or walking around the track during this 24-hour free event.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: HIGHLANDERS HOLD OFF COUGARS FOR CIF DIVISION II TITLE

"I'm exhausted, but so happy right now. My arm could fall off and I wouldn't care."

-Helix pitcher Jake Reed

 

 

 

by Christopher Mohr

 

June 6, 2011 (San Diego) - Jake Reed held off a last-inning rally, pitching a complete game with seven strikeouts and only one walk as the Helix Highlanders defeated the Steele Canyon Cougars 7-3 to capture the CIF-San Diego Section Division II baseball title Saturday (June 4) at SDSU's Tony Gwynn Stadium. Reed also helped his cause by hitting a triple and a double, scoring a run and batting another run in.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: FOOTHILLERS HUNT DOWN GRIZZLIES WITH 9-1 PLAYOFF WIN

May 28, 2010 (El Cajon) - The Grossmont High School Foothillers' varsity baseball game overcame a slow start with two big innings to cruise to a 9-1 win over the visiting Grizzlies of Mission Hills (San Marcos) High School Wednesday (May 25) afternoon. Robbie Nesovic and Joe Musgrove each hit three-run homers to put the Foothillers ahead and in control. 

EL CAJON VALLEY HIGH TO HOST RELAY FOR LIFE

May 26, 2011 (El Cajon) - Next weekend, you're invited to bring a team and take part in the Relay For Life at El Cajon Valley High School and help find a cure for cancer.  

 

This special 24-hour event is Saturday, June 4-5, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at 1035 E. Madison Avenue, in El Cajon.  

UPDATED- HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: FOOTHILLERS TO PLAY MISSION HILLS IN PLAYOFF GAME AFTER BYE

by Christopher Mohr

 

May 24, 2011 (El Cajon) - Grossmont High School's varsity baseball team has earned a first round bye as the second seed in the CIF-San Diego Section Division I baseball playoffs. They will face the winner of today's first round game between two North County rivals, Rancho Buena Vista (Vista)  and Mission Hills (San Marcos), on Wednesday. 

 

UPDATE : Mission Hills defeated Rancho Buena Vista 9-8 in a playoff game at RBV's field in Vista on Tuesday afternoon (5/23). The Grizzlies improved their record to 18-14 with the win and travel to Grossmont High School to face the Foothillers Wednesday in the second round of the playoffs. 

9TH ANNUAL DREW FORD/KIWANIS CLUB OF LA MESA SOAP BOX DERBY MAY 21

 

 

May 13, 2011 (La Mesa) -- Thirty-six youngsters ages 8 to 17  will race on Saturday, May 21, as they compete in the 9th Annual Drew Ford/Kiwanis Club of La Mesa Soap Box Derby.

The race cars, which are built from kits, achieve 24 mph as the roll down Junior High Drive adjacent to Highwood Park and La Mesa Middle School.

The double-elimination races get underway about 9 am and continue until about 3 pm with trophy presentations.  Winners of the two divisions — stock and superstock — in this derby are sent by the club to Akron, Ohio, to compete in the National All-American Soap Box Derby in July.

KENNEDY SKATEPARK ALLOWING BMX BIKES AND SCOOTERS

 

 

 

 

May 8,2011 (El Cajon) --Kennedy Skatepark will now allow BMX Bikes and Scooters in the Skatepark. Ages 7 and up will be admitted.  Helmets, knee pads ,and elbow pads are required. All park users will be required to purchase a new Skatepark ID Card for $5.00. Kennedy Skatepark is located at 1675 East Madison Avenue in El Cajon.




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SPORTSPLEX USA AND SOCCERNATION.COM TO HOST 1ST ANNUAL ARMED SERVICES APPRECIATION INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT MAY 21

 

April 27, 2011 (Santee) – Sportsplex USA has teamed up with SoccerNation to organize an indoor soccer tournament to recognize and honor active, non-active military friends and family as well as local area veterans.

 

The tournament will take place at Sportsplex USA Santee located at 9951 Riverwalk Drive, Santee 92071 on Saturday, May 21st between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and will bring together soccer enthusiasts and military supporters from all over San Diego County.

JOHNSON GETS PUSH FROM EARNHARDT TO WIN AARON'S 499

 

April 18, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -Teamwork is often a forgotten concept in a sport like stock car racing, where individual accomplishment gains the most attention. Jimmie Johnson didn't forget the concept at the Aaron's 499 race at Talladega Speedway Sunday, April 17. His Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Dale Earnhardt Jr., gave him a push at the finish, giving Johnson his first win of the season and 54th of his career. 

 

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