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Van Nostrand selected for Ohio football camp

Garrett Van Nostrand helped the Poway Pop Warner Midget Spartans capture the Palomar Conference Division 3 championships last season.Courtesy photo

Summer high school football camps have become one of the biggest ways for prep players to get recognized by colleges. Garrett Van Nostrand was get his first taste of a national camp today this week.

Golf: Carmel Highland Golf Course in Rancho Penasquitos to close

A sand trap at the Carmel Highland Golf Course shows a lack of sand and a need for drainage and reconstruction. Courtesy photo

The Carmel Highland Golf Course adjacent to the DoubleTree Resort and Spa will be closing within the next six to 12 months and the some 113 acres of land it occupies will be put to use in another way, according to its owners.

Bean finds passion at San Diego Rowing Club

Grace Bean, a soon-to-be senior at Rancho Bernardo High, loved every second of her first year on the San Diego Rowing Club Novice team.

Grace Bean did not always have such a commanding, booming voice.

Prep Girls Lacrosse: Rancho Bernardo High grad Rudkin set to represent state in classic

Kathy Rudkin will play in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic Saturday in Maryland. File photo

There are thousands of talented girls lacrosse players in California. But only one of them was selected to play in the prestigious Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic.

SCGA Golf: Poway High grad Messian looks to leave lasting mark

Ellis Messian graduated from Poway High in 2014.  Photo by Sherri Cortez

Ellis Messian will start his college golf career at George Mason University in early September. But before heading off to Virginia, the 2014 Poway High graduate would like to make one last mark on Southern California.

Prep Softball: Poway High’s Shaw named to All-State Underclass Team

Poway High pitcher Kourtney Shaw was named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass Second Team. File photo

Kourtney Shaw has shown time and again why California Berkeley offered her a softball scholarship as a sophomore.

Prep Baseball: Three Rancho Bernardo High players named to Cal-Hi Sports All-State teams

Three players off the 2014 Rancho Bernardo High baseball team were selected to the Cal-High Sports All-State Baseball team.

Poway’s Villanueva cashing in on love for skateboarding

Poway's Brendon Villanueva holds up his prize, a check for $6,500, after winning the San Diego AM Slam event at Belmont Park on June 21.

Brendon Villanueva rolls out of bed, eats his breakfast, surfs a few websites online and then takes his four-wheeler to work.

Softball: Rancho Bernardo 14U All-Star team reaches state tourney

The Rancho Bernardo Girls Softball League's 14U All-Star team will compete in the ASA B State Championship tournament in Lancaster starting Friday.

The final age group in the Rancho Bernardo Girls Softball League is 14-and-under.

Football: Del Norte High grad Zeller off to live dream at TCU

Del Norte High grad Patrick Zeller chose to attend TCU for one reason: football. File photo

Patrick Zeller has known that he wanted to play football at a big-time college since he was 8.