Helix High School

HIGHLANDERS SHUT OUT SULTANS 4-0

 

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April 25, 2017 (La Mesa) - Santana High School baseball paid a visit to Helix to take on the Highlanders.  It promised to be a fun matchup, with the Scottie dogs sporting an incredible 13-7 overall record (3-1 in league) coming into today.  The Sultans were even more impressive, coming into the contest undefeated in league play (4-0) and 14-6 overall.  Junior Keaton Chase took the mound for the Highlanders against senior Tristan Salinas for the Sultans.

BOYS BASKETBALL: HELIX DEFEATS IMMANUEL 80-69; ADVANCES TO STATE FINALS IN SACRAMENTO

 

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March 18, 2017 (La Mesa) - Helix High varsity boys basketball has paved their way to the finals.  Tonight, they faced Immanuel High School from Reedley, California.  The Eagles sport a 23-8 overall season record and an 8-2 league record and are the Central Section champions.

BOYS BASKETBALL: HIGHLANDERS FIGHT TO THE FINISH IN 56-53 WIN OVER CARSON; ADVANCE TO REGIONAL FINALS

 

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March 14, 2017 (La Mesa) - Helix High varsity boys basketball has breezed through two rounds of the Division IV CIF playoffs.  They defeated Granada Hills Charter last Wednesday night in Round I, followed by a rout of West High from Torrance on Saturday night in Round II, now it was time for the regional semifinals tonight against Carson High School from Carson, California.  The Colts have had a phenomenal season and entered San Diego with a 23-6 record on the season.

BOYS BASKETBALL: HELIX SAILS BY GRANADA HILLS 60-52; ADVANCES TO ROUND II OF DIVISION IV CIF PLAYOFFS

 

UPDATE:  Helix will host West High School at 6 p.m. March 11

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March 8, 2017 (La Mesa) - In Round I of the Division IV CIF boys basketball playoffs, the Highlanders of Helix faced another set of Highlanders, those from Granada Hills Charter in Granada Hills, a city just north of Santa Monica.  Both team’s colors are green and white.  Both teams’ mascot is a highlander.  Both are charter schools.

BOYS SOCCER: HELIX ROUTS EL CAP 5-0

 

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January 25, 2017 (La Mesa) - The Helix High varsity boys soccer team is off to a decent start in conference play with only one tie.  The 6-2-4 overall Highlanders stayed at home today and faced El Capitan.  The Vaqueros are 0-1 in league play and 5-5-1 overall.

TWO EAST COUNTY STUDENTS NAMED NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP SEMI-FINALISTS

 

East County News Service

September 15, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) — Steele Canyon High School student Matthew Morozov and Helix Charter High School student Winston Lau are among 16,000 semi-finalists named in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.

HELIX STUDENTS HELP SAVE SEA BASS

 

Source: Hubbs-Seaworld Research Institute

Photo: California Dept. of Fish and Game

May 31, 2016 (La Mesa) — Students from Helix Charter High School in La Mesa will release tagged juvenile white sea bass into local waters off Crown Point tomorrow to restore healthy population levels as a participants in Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute’s “Sea Bass in the Classroom” (SITC), STEM education program.

HELIX ALUM JIMMY PRUITT SIGNS WITH NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  Jackson Cummings of Stanford gets pushed out of bounds by Jimmy Pruitt in the second quarter of a game at Stanford Stadium on August 31, 2012 in Palo Alto, California. (Source: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America)

May 16, 2016 (New Orleans) - Talk about a change of scenery.  Jimmy Pruitt has gone from the small town of La Mesa to the campus of San Jose State and now, he's going to the Big Easy.

LA MESA - MT. HELIX AUGUST ACTIVITIES

By Kristin Kjaero

August 1, 2015 (La Mesa) – What a vibrant community we live in! August boasts five free concerts, three free movie screenings, two theater productions, the annual Helix High All Class Picnic, and the annual heART of Mt. Helix. There are free clubs for every age and interest at the La Mesa Library, a broad range of activities at the La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center, and a number of classes at the La Mesa Community Center start in August. For those who love nature there are a number of activities as Mission Trails Regional Park and the Water Conservation Garden, and for the fitness oriented there are several walking groups, aquatics, and even a boot camp. Get out and find your bliss, and while you’re at it meet your neighbors.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING OF HELIX STUDENT

 
Suspect also approached two female students near Grossmont High, Police indicate
 
By Miriam Raftery
 
May 18, 2012 (La Mesa) – Daniel Hubbard of La Mesa has been arrested and charged with attempted kidnapping, false imprisonment and annoying a child following a joint investigation by La Mesa and El Cajon Police departments.  Hubbard is believed responsible for approaching three female high school students over the past week.   

FORMER EAST COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES HONORED AT CSUSM

 

Male Student-Athlete of the Year and co-Female Student-Athletes of the Year come from East County San Diego
By Ryan Schuler

April 27, 2012 (San Diego) -- It was an exciting night for several Cal State San Marcos student-athletes, who attended high school in East County San Diego.

 

GROSSMONT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT ANNOUNCES NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AT EAST COUNTY CAMPUSES

 Projects Funded by Proposition H, Proposition U School Bonds
 

El Cajon, Calif. (May 11, 2011) – Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) announced today that it has awarded several new construction contracts, valued at over $50 million. Many of the projects are now underway at campuses throughout the district as part of the Prop H and Prop U bond programs. In the months ahead, the district projects it will award another $38 million in work.

SUSPECT DETAINED FOR PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION AFTER THREAT INVOLVING HELIX HIGH SCHOOL

 

STASH OF GUNS SEIZED AT SUSPECT'S HOME

 

January 14, 2011 (La Mesa) – This morning, the El Cajon Police Department received a call from an unidentified man at his residence in El Cajon. He made a vague comment about a shooting at Helix High School in La Mesa, then hung up upon being questioned by the dispatcher. El Cajon Police and La Mesa Police gathered information about the suspect to assess what was believed to be a potential threat.

PASSAGES: ACTOR AND DIRECTOR DENNIS HOPPER, 74, DIES AFTER BATTLE WITH CANCER

 

Easy Rider director had roots in East County

 

by Christopher Mohr

 
June 1, 2010 (La Mesa)-- Dennis Hopper, who won critical acclaim as director of the movie Easy Rider and as a supporting actor in Hoosiers, died Saturday (May 29) after losing a battle with prostate cancer at his home in Los Angeles. He was 74. 
 
Born May 17, 1936 in Dodge City, Kansas, Hopper moved to Lemon Grove when he was 13. He attended Helix High School and was among the school's first class of graduates in 1954. In his youth he showed a love for acting and theater that led to a career spanning six decades.