Category Archives: Football

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: 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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2017: Charles Sanford, Anchor of Cavers’ Great Relay Squad

Charles Sanford finished the perfect race. Etched in my memory: Edwards Stadium, Berkeley, 1963 state track meet, final event, 880-yard relay. San Diego High against the field at the end of the two-day program. Sanford and teammates Walter (Buddah) Blackledge, Gordon Baker, more »

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2016-17 State Championship: Singer has seen all of Helix’ Best

John Singer has seen the greatest Helix teams from the bench. He was an underclassman reserve on the 1969-70 squad led by Bill Walton that posted a 33-0 record and is regarded  as not only the best team to come out of more »

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1942-43: It’s All About Victory

Galvanized Americans had Victory on their minds as the war moved into its second year. San Diego school officials, living in the hub of the defense industry, pitched in.  They created the Victory League and put the Metropolitan League in a more »

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2016-17 Regionals:  Helix and Serra Reach Finals

The Helix boys and Serra girls are still in the hunt. Both teams have reached the finals of the Southern California Regional playoffs, last step before the state championships March 24-25 at the Golden Center in Sacramento. Helix (30-5), the more »

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2016-17: And Then There Were 8

The  Southern California regional of the state playoffs reached the semifinal round after San Diego Section teams qualified eight of the 17 teams it sent to the weekend quarterfinals. All local boys and girls teams except Helix will be on the more »

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2016-17 Regionals: Seventeen Remain in Play

With Open Division play beginning with quarterfinals tonight, seventeen of 31 San Diego Section teams remain in the Southern California regionals of the state playoffs. Boys teams won seven of Wednesday’s 13, opening-round games, were 6-1 in road games and more »

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2016-17 Regionals: Saints, Torrey Get Rugged First Tests

Thirty-one teams from the San Diego Section begin play Wednesday and Friday nights in the Southern California regional  playoffs. Regional winners will qualify for the state championships against Northern California winners. The CIF state committee which created the seedings and brackets based more »

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2016-17, Week 10: Happy Trails, Saints Landmark

Dougherty Gymnasium went out in a blaze…of technicals! The final two games at  St. Augustine were in  keeping with the history of the  64-year-old building, a bandbox of often ear-splitting noise, tightly-packed crowds, and  barnburner finishes. Foothills Christian coach Brad Leaf will more »

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