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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES RACK UP RUNS AND A GRAND SLAM IN SERIES WIN OVER PHILLIES

 

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By Liz Alper
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August 12, 2018 (San Diego) - The Padres and Phillies are split in the Phils’ visit to Petco Park and today, the Padres had the chance to take the series against an ace who’s sort of fallen from grace, Jake Arrieta, against Joey Lucchesi.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER FALLS TO CS FULLERTON IN EXHIBITION

 

Aztecs fall 2-0 on warm evening

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August 10, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State opened its 2018 campaign on Friday with a 2-0 home exhibition loss to Cal State Fullerton. The friendly marked the Aztecs’ lone tune-up before their season opener next Friday vs. New Mexico State.

EAST COUNTY ATHLETES COMPETE FOR NATIONAL TITLES AT THE 2018 NATIONAL FENCING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ST. LOUIS

 

By Alan Ridley

Try fencing.  Other sports are pointless.”

August 8, 2018 (St. Louis) - Ten athletes from East County’s LionHeart Fencing Academy took part in the United States National Fencing Championship held in St. Louis, Mo. from June 28 – July 7.

More than 4,000 competitors from throughout the nation participated in the largest fencing event in the world where the best fencers in the United States vied for gold.   National Champions were crowned in age groups from ages 8 to 80 with 60 titles in all three fencing disciplines (epee, foil and saber) for both men and women.

SDSU WATER POLO DUO CAPTURES BRONZE IN COLOMBIA

 

Carballo and recently graduated Vizcarra compete for Mexico

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August 8, 2018 (Barranquilla, Colombia) - The San Diego State water polo duo of Lucia Carballo and Paola Vizcarra helped Mexico earn a bronze medal at the Central American and Caribbean Sports Game in Barranquilla, Colombia. The tournament took place July 26-Aug. 2, and featured eight games in eight days.

NBA SUPERSTAR BILL WALTON JOINS OUR “EAST COUNTY FEST” AUGUST 25--AND DONATES SPORTS MEMORABILIA FOR OUR AUCTION

 

By Miriam Raftery

August 6, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) -- NBA superstar, Hall of Famer, sportscaster and hometown hero Bill Walton has announced he will be at East County Magazine’s 10-year-anniversary party, “East County Fest” on August 25th at Mission Trails Regional Park visitor center.

Walton was named to the NBA list of 50 best players of all time in 1997 among many other top honors -- and he started his winning sports right here in East County, leading Helix High School in La Mesa to CIF championships before going on to a legendary career in college and professional sports.

He has also generously agreed to donate autographed sports memorabilia from his personal collection for our fundraising auction. The value of these one-of-a-kind items? Priceless!

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES TIE IT UP IN EIGHTH BUT LOSE IN EXTRAS

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Eric Hosmer scored the game-tying run in the eighth that would eventually be pointless in extras.  Via @Padres on Twitter

July 30, 2018 (San Diego) - The Padres were utterly embarrassed by the Dbacks yet again and pushed them out of town.  The Giants stomped in for a short two-game series.  Derek Holland started tonight’s game one for the Giants against Eric Lauer.

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County Parks and Recreation will close several parks for the month of August, a precaution taken each year due to the season’s expected extreme heat.

El Capitan Preserve near Lakeside, Mt. Gower Preserve near Ramona, Hellhole Canyon Preserve in Valley Center and Wilderness Gardens in Pala are closed Aug. 1 through Aug. 31.

In addition, Agua Caliente Regional Park and Vallecito County Park in the Anza-Borrego Desert are closed all summer. They will reopen Labor Day weekend.

ECM PADRES REPORT: REVIEW STOPS PADRES FROM SCORING GAME-TYING RUN, GIVES DBACKS SWEEP

 

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By Liz Alper

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July 29, 2018 (San Diego) - The Padres are looking to get swept by the Dbacks today, but they’ll still try to save face.  Clay Buchholz started for Arizona against Joey Lucchesi.

ECM PADRES REPORT: BIG THIRD GIVES DBACKS UPPER HAND OVER PADS

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  A.J. Pollock started the rally in the third inning that gave the Diamondbacks the lead.  Via @Dbacks on Twitter

July 27, 2018 (San Diego) - After a few early games against NL East teams, the Padres returned home to the NL West to face the Diamondbacks.  Zack Greinke started for Arizona against Luis Perdomo.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER RELEASES 2018 SCHEDULE

 

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July 23, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s soccer head coach Mike Friesen released today his team’s 2018 schedule. The defending Mountain West champions will be in action for the first time on Friday, Aug. 10, for an exhibition and highlighting the schedule are 10 games in which the Aztecs will be the designated home team.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER RELEASES 2018 SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs have seven matches against 2017 NCAA Tournament teams

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July 19, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State men’s soccer head coach Lev Kirshner has revealed the Aztecs’ schedule for the upcoming 2018 season. SDSU will have seven matches against teams that reached the 2017 NCAA tournament, including two dates with Stanford, the 2017 national champion. Their season kicks off August 24 at Santa Clara.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL RELEASES 2018-19 NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs will play all 11 non-conference games in California

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July 19, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s basketball head coach Stacie Terry has announced the Aztecs’ 2018-19 non-conference schedule. The slate features 11 games, six of which are at home, and is highlighted by games against Arizona and TCU.

HAND, CIMBER DEALT TO INDIANS

 

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July 19, 2018 (San Diego) - Padres relievers Brad Hand and Adam Cimber have been dealt to the Cleveland Indians, Ken Rosenthal and Robert Murray of The Athletic report.

"Brad Hand to #Indians, sources tell me and @ByRobertMurray," Rosenthal tweeted just this morning.

The trade is crucial for the Indians, who, even though they sit atop the AL Central, have needed bullpen help all season long.

In return, the Padres will receive the Indians' no. 15 catching prospect, Francisco Mejia.

Hand signed with Cleveland for $6.5 million and $7 million the next two years, with a $10 million club option for 2021.

SDSU CROSS COUNTRY 2018 SCHEDULE RELEASED

 

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July 18, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State has announced their 2018 cross-country schedule. The Aztecs will compete in five regular season meets, four of which will be in California, before hosting the Mountain West Championships October 27.

RASHAAD PENNY NAMED MW MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

 

Former running back is first SDSU male athlete to win award

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July 18, 2018 (San Diego) - Former San Diego State football running back Rashaad Penny has been named the 2017-18 Mountain West Male Athlete of the Year. He is the first Aztec male to win the award and the second SDSU student-athlete to be recognized, following in the footsteps of track and field’s Shanieka Thomas, who was the 2012-13 MW Female Athlete of the Year.

SDSU LACROSSE HEAD COACH KYLEE WHITE SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION

 

Program’s sole head coach to lead Aztecs through 2021 campaign

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July 16, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State lacrosse head coach Kylee White has signed a three-year contract extension that will keep the 2018 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation champion on The Mesa through the 2021 campaign.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES BLOW SAVE, GAME IN ONE EXTRA INNING

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Austin Hedges hit the RBI double that we thought would give the Padres the win.  Turned out the Padres had some Padres'ing to do.  Via @Padres on Twitter

July 13, 2018 (San Diego) - After failing against the Dodgers, the Padres were ready to take a break from the NL West and take on an NL Central team in the Cubs before the All-Star break.  Tyler Chatwood started for Chicago against Clayton Richard.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADS' RALLY STOPPED SHORT AS DODGERS TAKE SERIES

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Wil Myers started the Padres' rally that would fall flat in the seventh.  Via @Padres on Twitter

July 12, 2018 (San Diego) - Tonight was the Padres’ last chance to split the Dodgers after losing last night.  Ross Stripling started for the Dodgers against Tyson Ross.

SDSU SOFTBALL ADDS THREE TRANSFER PITCHERS, INCLUDING ONE FROM EAST COUNTY

 

Two of the transfers come from 2018 NCAA tournament teams

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July 12, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State softball team has added three collegiate transfer pitchers to the program, head coach Kathy Van Wyk announced today. Two of the three - MJ James (Patrick Henry HS/Ohio State) and Hannah Johnson (La Habra HS/Cal State Fullerton) - were on teams that made the 2018 NCAA tournament, while Alicia Garcia (Mira Mesa HS) starred at nearby Palomar College.

ECM PADRES REPORT: TWO HOME RUNS GIVE PADRES 4-1 VICTORY OVER DODGERS

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo: Eric Lauer gave his best pitching performance of the year: 8 2/3 innings, four hits, one run, one earned run, two walks and eight strikeouts. Via @Padres on Twitter

July 10, 2018 (San Diego) - It’s day two and don’t expect the Padres to be successful against the Dodgers.  They weren’t last night.  Rich Hill started tonight for L.A. against Eric Lauer.  

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES EMERGE FROM EXTRA-INNINGS MARATHON VICTORIOUS OVER SNAKES

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Carlos Asuaje scored the first run of the game for the Padres to give them the initial lead. Via @Padres on Twitter

 

July 8, 2018 (Phoenix) - Last night was uh…yep, we’re moving on.  Clayton Richard started against Zack Greinke for Arizona.

ECM PADRES REPORT: DBACKS DESTROY PADRES, SCORE MOST RUNS IN FRANCHISE HISTORY

 

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By Liz Alper

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July 7, 2018 (Phoenix) - The Padres have so far split the series with the Diamondbacks.  They hope to take a series lead tonight with Tyson Ross on the mound against Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES TAKE GAME ONE AGAINST SNAKES SMOOTHLY

 

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By Liz Alper

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July 5, 2018 (Phoenix) - After being swept by the As, the Padres headed to Arizona and back to the NL West for a four-game weekend series with the Diamondbacks.  Eric Lauer started against Shelby Miller for the Dbacks.

ECM PADRES REPORT: ATHLETICS LEAP OVER PADRES TO TAKE GAME ONE

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Clayton Richard was perfect through five until the sixth when he lost control.  Via @Padres on Twitter

July 3, 2018 (Oakland) - After a decent series against the Pirates at home, the Padres traveled north for some interleague play against the Athletics.  Clayton Richard started against Chris Bassitt for the Athletics.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL'S DELANEY TAYLOR JOINS MW ALL-STAR TOURING SQUAD

 

Junior transfer setter joins teammate Ashlynn Dunbar on team

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July 3, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State junior transfer Delaney Taylor will participate on the Mountain West all-star volleyball team that will participate in the 2018 Global Challenge in Europe, which is set to begin this week.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PIRATES STOP PADRES' RALLIES TO TAKE SERIES

 

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By Liz Alper

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July 1, 2018 (San Diego) - To kick off July, the Padres looked to take the series against the Pirates.  No East County or San Diego kids today; Jameson Taillon started for the Pirates against Tyson Ross.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES SQUEEZE PAST BUCS TO EVEN SERIES

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Joey Lucchesi went only five innings but gave up just one hit.  Via @Padres on Twitter

June 30, 2018 (San Diego) - The Padres were outsmarted by two Grossmont High alumni last night. Tonight they faced another San Diego high school alum, Trevor Williams from Rancho Bernardo High.  He faced Joey Lucchesi.

ECM PADRES REPORT: GROSSMONT HIGH ALUMNI HELP PIRATES SAIL PAST PADRES IN GAME ONE

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Joe Musgrove, the Grossmont High alumnus, was phenomenal in his return to San Diego:  shutting out the Padres through all seven of his innings of work.  Via @Pirates on Twitter

June 29, 2018 (San Diego) - It’s always good to be back in San Diego after a typical Padres road trip in which they lose most games but manage to win a couple.  Tonight, the Pirates sailed in for a weekend series.  Grossmont High alum and El Cajon native Joe Musgrove started for Pittsburgh against Eric Lauer.

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