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PREP BASEBALL — 64th annual Lions Tournament
Steele Canyon's Kenneth Bagdasar, who reached base on an error,
races to third base after another Mira Mesa error in a 7-5 triumph.
(Photo by Don DeMars Photography)

East County well-represented in Liona' Final Four

By Bill Dickens
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EL CAJON (4-17-14) — Seven East County teams qualified for the semifinals of the 64th annual Lions Tournament. What that means is two victories by these teams would give them a division championship in the nation’s oldest high school tournament.

Semifinal games on Thursday (Apr. 17) will begin at 9:30 a.m. at various sites (check schedule). The championship game will be played at 3:30 (same sites).

There are also consolation games involving Grossmont at San Ysidro at 3:30 and Valhalla at Montgomery at 4 p.m.


Marauders overcome glitches,
grab first placs in Eastern League

By Nick Pellegrino
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MIRA MESA (4-17-14) — Every time Mira Mesa High catcher KORDYN NOWAKOWSKI turned, something absurd seemed to occur. Despite the glitches, the Marauders rallied from a 3-0 deficit to assume first place in the Eastern League after racing past 6th-ranked Patrick Henry, 4-3.

A bases-loaded, infield single by TAYLOR TOMPKINS allowed QUIRISA MAUGA to score for a "second time" in the 5th inning for the go-ahead run.

Nowakowski, the Mira Mesa catcher, had a front row seat on the first glitch by the Marauders.


S.D. County All-Star Game
set for Apr. 18

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LINDA VISTA (4-8-14) ---- The San Diego County Basketball Coaches Association will host its annual county all-star game for graduating high school seniors on Fri., Apr. 18 at Francis Parker High.

Just like last week's successful East County All-Star event, the girls game will start at 5:30 p.m., with a 3-point shooting contest at halftime. The boys will follow with a dunking contest at 7:15 p.m., followed by game action, with a 3-point contest also at halftime.

GIRLS: Cruz-in' to a Valley Stars victory

By Bill Dickens
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EL CAJON (4-5-14) — El Cajon Valley’s JOANNA DELA CRUZ scored 18 points, including hitting four 3-pointers as the Grossmont Valley All-Stars rolled over the Grossmont Hills All-Stars, 70-26, in Friday night’s (Apr. 4) 16th annual East County Sports.com Senior Girls All-Star game.

Dela Cruz was named the Grossmont Valley MVP.

BOYS: Steele Canyon's Kissel
'breaks' through for Hills Stars

By Bill Dickens
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EL CAJON (4-5-14) — The Grossmont Hills All-Stars outran their Grossmont Valley counterparts, 100-87, Friday night (Apr. 4) at Grossmont College in the 16th annual East County Sports.com Senior Boys All-Star game.

ZACH KISSEL of Steele Canyon was named the Grossmont Hills MVP. He hit 6 of 11 shots from the field, including a pair of 3s, snagged 6 rebounds and pirated 3 steals before he got clobbered on a drive to the basket in the final 45 seconds, resulting in a broken nose.


COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Havird gets starting berth at Gardner-Webb

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (4-13-14) – One player who had arguably the biggest leap this spring at Gardner-Webb University was 6-foot-2, 188-pound redshirt freshman safety SPENCER HAVIRD, who won the starting spot at free safety and fared well in coverage and run support.

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Jenner receives National player of the week laurels

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INDIANAPOLIS (4-7-14) — JESSE JENNER, a recent member of the San Diego Stars semipro baseball team, has been named the NCAA National Player of the Week, as selected by Collegiate Baseball.

Jenner, a catcher for the University of San Diego, was also named West Coast Conference player of the week. He prepped at Steele Canyon High.

Kelsey Townsend
Townsend displaying her stripes for
SWAC leading Jackson State

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JACKSON, Miss. (4-1-14) —Former Grossmont College standout KELSEY TOWNSEND is pitching Jackson State University to the top of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) standings.

Townsend, a junior, leads the Tigers pitching staff in victories, including two of the team's win in an 8-0 start in conference play to lead Texas Southern by two games.

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Balinger, Schuff remain hot,
Griffins clinch second place in PCAC

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EL CAJON (4-17-14) — Sophomore Recognition Day at Grossmont College ended as planned – with an important victory to aid a late-season rush to garner an CCCAA playoff berth.

Behind yet another strong pitching performance by NICOLE BALINGER, the Griffins clinched second place in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference following a 3-2 win in 8 innings over visiting Imperial Valley College .

JENNIFER SCHUFF continued her torrid hitting to produce both runs during regulation.

BASEBALL: One inning costs Grossmont

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EL CAJON (4-16-14) — Visiting Mt. San Jacinto College scored seven runs in the 2nd inning to take an 8-1 lead over host Grossmont College in Tuesday’s (Apr. 15) Pacific Coast Athletic Conference action.

The result was the Eagles registering a 13-2 victory, which has all but eliminated Grossmont from winning the conference championship.

The Griffins are now 20-10 (12-7 PCAC) with its hopes focused on gaining a berth in the Southern California Regional playoffs as an at-large team.


Jenner named NCAA Nat'l. player of the week

Stars to play 'Moneyball' in Vegas

Stars owner/manager Deutschman elected
to National Semipro Baseball Hall of Fame


Surge roll past the Showgirlz   /   VIDEO

By Nick Pellegrino
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SANTEE (4-6-24) — The San Diego Surge women's semipro football team, the 2012 national champions of the 71-team Women's Football Alliance, opened the 2014 season Saturday (Apr. 5) with an easy 59-6 conquest of the Las Vegas Showgirlz at Santee Community Stadium.


10th annual Christian High coaches clinic

Ortiz ticketed for Morningside


Don't go slow, go Fast

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EL CAJON (4-11-14) --- The San Diego Women's Fast-pitch Softball Association will conduct player placement (tryouts) for the 2014 summer season at Grossmont College on April 27 and May 4 (both Sundays), running from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The league partakes in a 10-game season, plus a week of playoffs, with ballgames on Sundays at Grossmont College 's top-flight softball diamond. The association also runs a North County league out of Palomar College.

Yancey memorial scholarship golf, May 18

El Cajon Rec's award winner

Holiday Bowl's Hoops at the Beach

What's Happening in El Cajon, Apr. 9 update

CalTrans announces temporary
closure of East County DMV

El Cajon location slated for remodel,
closed mid-March to October

El Cajon Parks & Rec for April
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