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PRO BASEBALL: Summer Notebook

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EL CAJON (7-31-14) — Helix High graduate JAKE REED, a fifth round pick of the Minnesota Twins, is making a major impact with a major league organization.

Reed has been a fast starter as he began his career at Elizabethton, Ky., and has advanced to the Class A Midwest League in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, toiling for the Kernels. So far in 2014 the right-handed pitcher is 4-1 with 1.95 ERA, 13 saves and 34 strikeouts in 37 innings pitched with the Kernels.

Mason Mills

PRO FOOTBALL: Mills signs with CFL's Blue Bombers

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (7-14-14) — Former USD quarterback MASON MILLS, the 2013 Pioneer League player of the year, has been signed to the practice roster of the undefeated Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.

"I'm very happy to be with the Blue Bombers," said Mills. "Signing with Winnipeg validates all of the time and energy spent, working on and off the field.'

Johnson sports Blue Bunny helmet
Five charities awarded $25,000,
Logo Placement on driver’s helmet

Special to East County Sports
INDIANAPOLIS (7-25-14) --- El Cajon's JIMMIE JOHNSON revealed the special Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope design he will wear during this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The helmet scheme features the five winners of the 2014 Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope, a program that allows fans and consumers across the country to nominate and vote for not-for-profit organizations that support K-12 public education.

The Grapevine...
a current starter for the University of San Diego women's fastpitch team, is expected to be selected to play for the Mexico National Team and could be participating in next month's World Championships in The Netherlands. Grabowksi was the 2011 East County Player of the Year as a junior at Christian High School.
Gourley shares National Championship memories

By Nick Pellegrino
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LAKESIDE (7-20-14) — The glow remains apparent after former El Capitan High standout DELANIE GOURLEY captured the Women's College World Series with the Florida Gators.

"In that moment, I remember jumping on the dog pile like there was no one else in the world. It was only us celebrating --we were so happy, Gourley recalled. "Then I looked around and saw the stadium full of people, then the TV cameras and remembering everyone back home could see it, too."

When describing the once-in-a-lifetime moments, the other word Gourley often repeated was "surreal," and she also gained the pitching victory in relief with a pair of no-hit innings in Florida's 6-3 victory over SEC rival Alabama.


Valhalla hires former SDCC coach

By Bill Dickens
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EL CAJON (7-11-14) — Valhalla High has hired former minor league catcher MIKE BANDO for the Norsemen’s varsity baseball coaching position. The former catcher has been an assistant coach at San Diego Christian College.

San Diego County dominates Cal-Hi Sports' All-State team
Chris Hudgins, Jayson Rose named first team

Chris Hudgins
Jayson Rose
Hunter Stratton
Jordan Qsar
Cal-Hi Sports
2014 All-State Baseball Team

(CIF San Diego Section selections)
Player of the Year
P Brady Aiken (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) Sr.
C CHRIS HUDGINS s (Valhalla, El Cajon) Sr.
C Alex Jackson (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego) Sr.
INF JAYSON ROSE (Granite Hills, El Cajon) Sr.
P Alex Homick (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego) Sr.
INF Sean Bouchard (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) Sr.
OF JORDAN QSAR (Valhalla, El Cajon) Sr.
MP Casey Henderson (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego) Sr.
C HUNTER STRATTON (Grossmont, La Mesa)
First Team

OF Mickey Moniak (La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad) Soph.
MP DANIEL VASQUEZ (Granite Hills, El Cajon) Jr.
First Team

C Riley Adams (Canyon Crest, San Diego) Sr.
Second Team
OF BRAD MORENO (Mount Miguel, Spring Valley) Sr.
P ALAN STRONG (Santana, Santee) Sr.
First Team
P SAM GERSHOW (Christian, El Cajon) Sr.
INF Dillon Paulson (Santa Fe Ch., Solana Beach) Jr.
Cortney Horne
Carlee Wallace
Sierra Altmeyer
Grayce Majam

Cal-Hi Sports' All-State Girls Fastpitch
First Team Catcher: CORTNEY HORNE, West Hills
Second Team 3B: CARLEE WALLACE, Valhalla

Cal-Hi Sports
2014 All-State Girls Fastpitch Team

(CIF San Diego Section selections)
C CORTNEY HORNE (West Hills, Santee) Sr.
OF Falepolima Aviu (Rancho Buena Vista, Vista) Jr.
INF Hannah Gilliland (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) Sr.
INF Grayce Majam (Mountain Empire, Pine Valley) Sr.
3B CARLEE WALLACE (Valhalla, El Cajon) Sr.
INF Sarai Niu (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) Sr.
OF Emma Wong (Torrey Pines, San Diego) Sr.
First Team

OF Falepolima Aviu (Rancho Buena Vista, Vista) Jr.
Second Team
P Devyn Magnett (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) Soph.
P Kourtney Shaw (Poway) Jr.
2B Sierra Altmeyer (Patrick Henry, San Diego) Jr.
OF Aaliyah Jordan (Bonita Vista, Chula Vista) Soph.
Second Team

OF Amber Hoffman (Clairemont, San Diego) Jr.
Player of the Year

INF Grayce Majam (Mountain Empire, Pine Valley) Sr.
First Team
INF Sabrina Moreno (The Bishop’s, La Jolla) Jr.
Second Team
OF Livy Schiele (The Bishop’s, La Jolla) Fr.

Patrick Henry's Altmeyer named
State All-Underclass team

Cal-Hi Sports names Patriots second baseman to second team

Aviators earn WTT awards

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (7-26-14) — Daniela Hantuchova of the San Diego Aviators and Marcelo Melo of the Philadelphia Freedoms were named the MVPs of Mylan World TeamTennis. In addition, Somdev Devvarman of the Avs and Anabel Medina Garrigues of the Texas Wild were named as Rookies of the Year, while San Diego’s David Macpherson was named Coach of the Year.

The Aviators (10-5) won the Western Conference tregular-season title, but lost to the Springfield Lasers in the playoffs. The Lasers then hosted the WTT title match, but the Washington (D.C.) Kastles gained a fourth consecutive championship.

CSU San Marcos celebrates promotion to NCAA Division II status

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Lloyd family gains baseball gold at
North American Indigenous Games

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REGINA, Sask., Canada (7-29-14) — The Lloyd brothers – twins Raven and Lakota, 15; and Chayton, 14 – helped California to the Boys U17 baseball team to a gold medal at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games, held July 22-25. Wearing their Golden Bear uniforms, they were the lone undefeated team in the event, nipping Wisconsin, 8-7 in 8 innings to decide the championship. The trio are from Barona but the ballclub is sponsored by Morongo.

What's Happening in El Cajon, July 23 update

El Cajon Parks & Rec / Summer Activities

San Diego Classic 3-Peat
Courtesy, Cal-Hi Sports

Six-foot-9 Foothills Christian High junior T.J. LEAF (26.5 points, 12.6 rebounds and 7.3 assists as a sophomore for the Knights) is expected to commit to Florida.

Gov. Brown places football contact limits

Air South rallies for Spanos Classic triumph

By Andrew Smith
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KEARNY MESA (7-12-14) — Four years ago, Grossmont High head coach TOM KARLO took a trip up to the University of Oregon to learn the fast-paced offense that Chip Kelly ran to perfection and kept defenses on their heels by running an up-tempo offense that defenses just couldn't adjust to fast enough.

After watching his Foothillers’ quarterback ANTHONY LAWRENCE break San Diego CIF records left and right in the meantime, it's no secret to Karlo that the way to defeat that style of play is to keep his offense off the field.

The plan worked as the South eventually claimed their 4th straight victory in the series with a 21-17 triumph.

Grossmont Conference
 '14 Football Alignment 
Grossmont Hills
 • Grossmont
 • Helix
 • Steele Canyon
 • Valhalla
 • El Capitan
 • Mount Miguel
Grossmont Valley
 • El Cajon Valley
 • Monte Vista
 • Santana
 • Granite Hills
 • West Hills

Four schools, not two, make switch

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EL CAJON (6-22-14) — Grossmont Conference officials have shuffled schools between the Grossmont Hills League and the Grossmont Valley League in football only for the 2014 season.

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Chargers training camp public viewing
SAN DIEGO – The public is invited to join head coach Mike McCoy and the 2014 San Diego Chargers for Training Camp Opening Day on Thurs., July 24, from 9:20-11:30 a.m. at Chargers Park. Training Camp Opening Day marks the first of 10 practices open to the general public:

Thursday, July 24 – 9:20-11:30 am
Friday, July 25 – 2:50-5:00 pm
Saturday, July 26 – 9:20-11:30 am
Sunday, July 27 – 2:50-5:00 pm
Wednesday, July 30 – Open to Season Ticket Members only
Thursday, July 31 – 9:20-11:30 am
   Friday, Aug. 1 – Season Ticket Members only
Saturday, Aug. 2 – FanFest, Qualcomm Stadium (time 9:45
Monday, Aug. 4 – 2:50-5:00 pm
Saturday, Aug. 9 – 9:20-11:30 am
Monday, Aug. 11 – 2:50-5:00 pm
Tuesday, Aug. 12 – 9:20-11:30 am
Division champ Waves fail to play like champs

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BARONA INDIAN RESERVATION (7-21-14) — The San Diego Waves magic number to clinch the South Division title of the Western Baseball Association may have fallen to one, but the Escondido based ballclub failed to play like champions.

Following nine innings of errorless play, the Waves committed one error in the 10th, another in the 11th, then three more miscues in the12th, finally handing a 3-2 victory to the San Diego Stars to cap Saturday's (July 20) doubleheader at Stars Field.

WFA National Semifinals
San Diego Surge 59, Kansas City Titans 14
Boston Militia 63, Chicago Force 14

Surge vault to WFA national final

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SANTEE (7-20-14) — A dramatic, 17-yard touchdown run by DEANA GUIDRY ignited a string of 40 unanswered points, lifting the unbeaten San Diego Surge (11-0) toe championship game of the Women's Football Alliance after downing the visiting Kansas City Titans, 59-14, in Saturday's (July 19) American Conference final at Santee Community Stadium.

The victory vaulted the Surge into their third WFA Championship Game in four seasons. They will meet the Boston Militia, which claimed the National Conference crown by whipping the Chicago Force, 63-14.

The Surge and Militia will meet for the title on Aug. 2 from Chicago's Lane Stadium.

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