Category archives for: High School

Athlete of the Week: Poway High grad Newman captures Cape Cod League batting title for second straight year

Poway High grad Kevin Newman became the first player in history to win consecutive batting titles in the Cape Cod League. Photo courtesy of UOA Athletics.

Many Major League Baseball stars played in the Cape Cod League in Massachusetts before making it to The Show. Some of the bigger names include Mark Teixeira, Evan Longoria, Sean Casey and Frank Thomas.

Alumni Report: Poway High graduate a heptathlon champion despite asthma

Poway High graduate Erin Zwinger went from not knowing what a heptathlon was her freshman year at Cal Poly Pomona to a conference champion in the grueling event her junior year. Photo by Jade Steddom

Erin Zwinger never had any intentions of running. She was in it for the high jump and the long jump and that was it. But Cal Poly Pomona track and field coaches had something else in mind.

Prep Softball: Rancho Bernardo High’s Dahlberg commits to San Diego State

Konner Dahlberg throws a pitch for her club team over the summer. Photo by Ailene Crakes

San Diego State University found a gem and it did not waste any time moving on it.

Prep Baseball: Dean honors ‘Mr. Padre’ in classic; Finley sharp in outing

Rancho Bernardo High's Kyle Dean, left and Drew Finley, right, pose for a picture after the Perfect Game All-American Classic Sunday night at Petco Park. Photo by Nicole LeBlanc

Those that didn’t know what Kyle Dean was planning to do Sunday night might have thought the nerves had gotten the best of the Rancho Bernardo High senior for a moment.

Athlete of the Week: Poway High’s Beeson helps all-star team win title

Nick Beeson finished the season as a starter for the Poway High boys lacrosse team last year. Photo by Sherri Cortez

Nick Beeson had always pictured himself donning a Poway High baseball uniform during the spring for his four years of high school. But a little taste of lacrosse in the sixth grade changed that path.

Junior Tennis: Rancho Bernardo High grad helps Bashers win national championship

Recent Rancho Bernardo graduate Steven Chen holds the World TeamTennis Junior National championship trophy up while standing with his teammates and next to tennis legend Billy Jean King, right. Courtesy photo

Steven Chen felt the unwanted agony of coming within one victory of a title in two different tournaments in 2013 — the San Diego Section boys team tennis championships and the World TeamTennis Junior National Championships.

Prep football: New season, new rules to follow

Del Norte High football coach Leigh Cole directs his team during practice on Tuesday. Photo by Sherri Cortez

The helmets and the pads were on Monday for several high schools across the San Diego County, signaling the official start of the prep football season.

Prep Baseball: Rancho Bernardo High’s Finley, Dean using spotlight to raise money for Rady Children’s Hospital

Rancho Bernardo High teammates Kyle Dean, left, and Drew Finley, right, are raising money for Rady Children's Hospital. Courtesy photo

One visit to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego has changed Drew Finley’s outlook on life. The Rancho Bernardo High senior baseball player knows it will change even more when he goes back for a second trip.

Alumni Report: Poway High grad Bastow leading youth summer fitness program

Brit Bastow, left, leads a group of young kids through a workout at Lake Poway's softball field last year. Courtesy photo

Longtime Poway High wrestling coach Wayne Branstetter has plucked many students out of his physical education class and pointed them toward the mat during his time as a teacher.

Athlete of the Week: Poway High grad Paur excited for opportunity with Pepperdine University

PHS grad Sam Paur earned a preferred walk-on spot at Pepperdine University. Photo by Sherri Cortez

There is a lot of value in a 6-foot, 6-inch left-handed pitcher in baseball. There is just as much in a 6-6 lefty driver in water polo.