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2017: Dave Grayson, Legendary Caver, Hornet

David Grayson, who retired before the 1971 NFL season as one of the pro game’s all-time defensive backs, passed away recently at age 78. Grayson intercepted 48 passes from 1961-70 in the American Football League and NFL as a member more »

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2016: Pete Jernigan, Played Baseball, Coached Softball

Paul Douglas (Pete) Jernigan, one of the San Diego area’s most accomplished athletes and coaches, passed away recently at his home in Heresford, Arizona. Jernigan, 75, played 10 seasons of professional baseball and later coached successful high school and Under more »

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2016: Roger Lively, 77, One of Sweetwater’s Best

The first athlete inducted into the Sweetwater High Hall of Fame, Roger Lively was a standout in the major sports and a steady, vital presence in a remarkable run by the Red Devils in the 1956-57 basketball season. The 6-foot, more »

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2016: Dick Coxe, 95, Coached Many Champions

There was not a track and field event in which Dick Coxe did not have expertise, but he probably preferred the grueling discipline of cross country. Friends and former athletes will honor Coxe with their recollections of the demanding, straight-shooting more »

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2016: The Grandkids

We’ve been idle since the state high school track meet and probably won’t be posting much for the next month, as our two grandsons, 13 and 12, from Connecticut have made their annual invasion. For Susie and me, this represents  4-5 weeks of never-ending more »

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2016: Legendary Coach Ed Sanclemente, 92

Lewis Edward Sanclemente, 92, passed away  recently, leaving behind a multitude of friends and admirers and memories of a lifetime spent in or around baseball. Ed Sanclemente grew up near the University Heights playground, where he shagged baseballs for young slugger Ted more »

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2015: Little League Legend Joe Schloss, 88

Joe Schloss, who  operated a North Park sporting goods business for 69 years and coached the same Little League team for 59 seasons, passed away  at age 88. Schloss, a 1944 graduate of San Diego High, coached a legion of youngsters more »

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1947: Hilltoppers Are Oh, So Close!

Although at least two-touchdown underdogs, coach Bill Bailey’s San Diego Hilltoppers took a 12-0 lead into the fourth quarter of the Southern California championship game. It would not be enough.  The Hillers sustained a third consecutive loss in the finals, more »

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2014: Mickelsen, Paulk, Verlasky Made Marks

Noel Mickelsen, Charlie Paulk, and Richard Verlasky recently passed. Mickelsen, 80, had a lengthy coaching career in San Diego’s East County after posting a 71-62 record in nine seasons of professional baseball, including three years in  the AAA Pacific Coast League. The more »

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