December 19, 2011 (San Diego) -- The seventh annual San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl kicks off at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21 at Qualcomm Stadium and features Texas Christian University and Louisiana Tech University.
By Miriam Raftery
December 18, 2011 (La Mesa) – The Sacramento Bee called the Helix Highlanders “near perfect”, describing the football team as “a mixture of speed, power and fury…storming to a 28-10 halftime lead, scoring three touchdowns in a blur with their array of dazzling skill players sprinting downfield.”
Ken Stone, editor of La Mesa Patch.com, was at the big game in Loomis, north of Sacramento. Topping what Stone dubbed a “magical season” with a 13-1 record, the team squared off against the Del Oro Golden Eagles, a formidable force with a 13-2 record.
December 16, 2011 (La Mesa) -- The game for the state championship in Division II will be played in Carson, California on December 17. Helix will play Del Oro, Loomis at 4:00 p.m. The game will be covered live on Cox Channel 4 in the San Diego area.
SDSU News Center
December 7, 2011 (San Diego)--For the first time in the program's Division I history, the San Diego State football team (8-4) will participate in back-to-back postseason bowl games, as the Aztecs accepted an invitation Sunday to play in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (8-4) at 8 p.m. CT/6 p.m. PT, Saturday, Dec. 17.
The game will be played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, and will be televised on ESPN.
December 1, 2011 (San Diego) – Saturday night, the San Diego State University Aztecs football team will square off against Fresno State in the season finale. If the Aztecs are victorious, they could advance to postseason play in consecutive years for the first time since 1966-67.
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.
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.
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
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.