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NASCAR
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.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S FASTPITCH

 
The Grapevine...
MARY GRABOWSKI,
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 conference rival Alabama.

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."

PREP BASEBALL
James Davis (left) accepts
trophy from Jerry Schniepp,
the CIFSDS commissioner.
(Courtesy photo)

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 with his father, Chris Bando.

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.
FIRST TEAM
C CHRIS HUDGINS s (Valhalla, El Cajon) Sr.
C Alex Jackson (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego) Sr.
INF JAYSON ROSE (Granite Hills, El Cajon) Sr.
SECOND TEAM
P Alex Homick (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego) Sr.
INF Sean Bouchard (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) Sr.
OF JORDAN QSAR (Valhalla, El Cajon) Sr.
THIRD TEAM
MP Casey Henderson (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego) Sr.
C HUNTER STRATTON (Grossmont, La Mesa)
ALL-UNDERCLASS
First Team

OF Mickey Moniak (La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad) Soph.
MP DANIEL VASQUEZ (Granite Hills, El Cajon) Jr.
ALL-MEDIUM SIZE SCHOOLS
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.
ALL-SMALL SZIE SCHOOLS
First Team
P SAM GERSHOW (Christian, El Cajon) Sr.
INF Dillon Paulson (Santa Fe Ch., Solana Beach) Jr.
PREP GIRLS FASTPITCH
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)
FIRST TEAM
C CORTNEY HORNE (West Hills, Santee) Sr.
OF Falepolima Aviu (Rancho Buena Vista, Vista) Jr.
SECOND TEAM
INF Hannah Gilliland (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) Sr.
INF Grayce Majam (Mountain Empire, Pine Valley) Sr.
3B CARLEE WALLACE (Valhalla, El Cajon) Sr.
THIRD TEAM
INF Sarai Niu (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) Sr.
OF Emma Wong (Torrey Pines, San Diego) Sr.
ALL-UNDERCLASS
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.
ALL-MEDIUM SIZE SCHOOLS
Second Team

OF Amber Hoffman (Clairemont, San Diego) Jr.
ALL-SMALL SZIE SCHOOLS
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
NEWS & MORE

CSU San Marcos celebrates promotion to NCAA Division II status

Gov. Brown places football contact limits

Looking for the next LeBron, Aug. 4 / FLYER

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EL CAJON (5-29-14) — Grossmont College is sponsoring their annual Youth Basketball Camp, which will run August 4-7 at the college gymnasium. The camp will take place from 8 a.m. to noon for boys and girls entering 3rd through 9th grades.

 
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IN THE COMMUNITY

What's Happening in El Cajon, June 26 update

El Cajon Parks & Rec / Summer Activities

PREP BASKETBALL
 
GIRLS
San Diego Classic 3-Peat
Courtesy, Cal-Hi Sports

BOYS
Rumorsville:
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.
PREP FOOTBALL

24th annual ALEX SPANOS CLASSIC
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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SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
No more English in San Diego

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 TBA)
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
SAN DIEGO STARS SEMIPRO BASEBALL
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.

SAN DIEGO SURGE WOMEN'S FOOTBALL
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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