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1956-57: A Red Devils Reset

Who would have thought a team that started the season with a 1-8 record and finished 10-10 would be celebrated? Hats off to the Sweetwater Red Devils! An eighth loss in nine games was where coach Wells Gorman’s team stood more »

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1955-56: Islanders Square Account

Coronado paid off an old debt. Hoover’s playoff advance was halted at the foul line. Merrill Douglas ended a great run at San Diego High. Lincoln showed that patience pays off. –John Kovac was a football coach who happened to more »

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2017: 99th State Track and Field Finals

A decidedly thin year in San Diego Section track and field ended on a promising note in the 99th state meet at Clovis over the weekend. Sophomore Karson Lippert, who came into the season with a best of: 49.77 as more »

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2017: 19 Advance to State Track and Field Finals

CLOVIS–11 boys and 8 girls from the San Diego Section qualified yesterday for tonight’s 99th state track and field championships at Buchanan High. Six, all-time County top 15 performances came amid gusty winds and a temperature in the high nineties when competition more »

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1952-53: Gehring Leads Way to Hoop

Football, basketball, baseball, and track and field, the majors, remained seasonal sports for the best athletes, who usually participated in at least three. Single-sport concentration and club teams were a half-century away, but a change was taking place in high school more »

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2017: Tracksters Warm Up With Weather

Top performances in  seven events and 79 efforts earning 2017 top  10 distinction highlighted 11 league championships last week in San Diego Section boys’ and girls’ track and field competition. Qualifiers from those meets will meet at Mt. Carmel High more »

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1951-52: Six of Significance

1) Point Loma’s almost rags-to-almost-riches season ended with a call from Uncle Sam. 2) Hoover’s 11-1 ride through the City Prep League and 23-win campaign stalled after an 11-point lead in the playoffs. 3) Helix, without a gymnasium, or a more »

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2017: George (Bud) Milke, Legendary South Bay Coach

Bud Milke was on the bench as a head coach for 500-plus basketball games in his career, more than half at Mar Vista High and Castle Park, and rolled with the deathless prose of Grantland Rice: “For when the One more »

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2017: Tri-City Jumper Takes State Lead

Matthew DeRoos of Tri-City Christian long jumped 24 feet, 4 1/4 inches in the Coastal League finals at Orange Glen and took the state lead in that event. Scripps Ranch’s Alex Barr was displaced as the state leader in the more »

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2017: Powell Leads Raptors to Playoff Win

Norman Powell has earned a spot in the Toronto Raptors’ rotation and is making his bones on  basketball’s biggest stage. The 6-foot, 4-inch guard from Lincoln High scored a career-high 25 points in 34 minutes and shot 8 for 11 more »

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