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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 Significant Story Lines

–Point Loma’s almost rags-to-almost-riches season ended with a call from Uncle Sam. –Hoover’s 11-1 ride through the City Prep League and 23-win campaign stalled after an 11-point lead in the playoffs. –Helix, without a gymnasium, or a campus, did not 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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1950-51: Wanted: Triple-A Road Maps

The twists and turns of the season weren’t so much about the drama of last-minute shots and frenetic finishes but of quirky schedules, odd venues, and some World War II-like travel. Coronado and Chula Vista met in the Metropolitan League’s more »

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2017: San Diego Thinclads Rate in State

With Arcadia behind them, San Diego Section track and field athletes settle into  three more weeks of dual meets, weekend invitationals, and league trials before Section trials May 20 and finals May 27 at Mt. Carmel, and the state meet more »

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1954-55: The Saints Get Some Glory

St. Augustine felt better about itself, assuaging some of the long-standing frustration from thwarted attempts to secure a league affiliation. The small, independent Catholic entity that opened its doors in 1922 enjoyed an in-your-face season and earned the first playoff more »

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2016-17: Saints Rise to No. 6 in Final Ratings

Another good season of San Diego Section basketball is in the books. St. Augustine finished sixth in the final, expanded Cal-Hi Sports listing of the top 40 teams in the state and the Mission Hills girls were seventh in rankings of the more »

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1953-54: Spartans Footballers Get Basketball Legs

All coach Clarence Burton and the Chula Vista Spartans needed was the rounding into shape of several football players fresh off the CIF Southern Section small schools championship. The Spartans started slowly in December while Chet DeVore’s gridders were engaged more »

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