By Nick Pellegrino, East County Sports
December 17, 2012 (El Cajon) —Just like all of her classmates, Brittany Wnek grew up going to school, participating in a variety of school activities and sports -- just being an everyday kid.
Then one day she found her life consumed with hospital appointments, CT scans and MRI's, chemo, radiation and many surgeries.
STONEY'S KIDS AND COTTONWOOD GOLF CLUB HOLD TOURNAMENT BENEFITING THE EAST COUNTY FOOD DRIVE DECEMBER 12
December 9, 2012 (El Cajon)--Where else can you have fun, and do great things for kids at the same time? Sign up for the December 12 golf tournament at Cottonwood Golf Club, and bring an unwrapped toy for East County Toy and Food Drive. For a fee of $49.00, the tournament includes:
November 15, 2012 (Santee) – On October 29, Sportsplex USA will made a donation to the Santee School District Foundation in the amount of $1410.00. Sportsplex USA and the Santee School District Foundation (SSDF) have partnered with the goal of offering affordable recreational youth indoor soccer programs to all parents and children in Santee. Since the partnership with the SSDF began in January, 2012, Sportsplex USA has donated $4,510 to the Foundation after three successful youth recreational soccer seasons.
November 9, 2012 (La Mesa) – The San Diego 5k Mud Run “Fall Edition” honoring our active duty military and veterans will be November 10 at Skyline Church, 11330 Campo Rd., La Mesa. The 5k individual race will begin at 10 a.m. The 5k team race will be at 11 a.m. and the Kid’s Mini-Mud will begin at 12:30 p.m.
October 30, 2012 (La Mesa)--Youngsters age 7-17 from throughout Southern California and Arizona are getting ready for two days of Soap Box Derby Races, November 3 and 4, as members of the host Kiwanis Club of La Mesa adjusts to modifications to the course on Junior High Drive at La Mesa Middle School.
October 24, 2012 (El Cajon) – The Monster Mash Sports Dash is a fun-filled 5k run/walk covering the entire Grossmont High campus at 1100 Murray Dr., El Cajon, happening October 27 beginning at 8 a.m. The event will also include sports and fitness challenges such as making a jump shot or kicking a goal.
October 19, 2012 (San Diego) – Distancia Events presents “The Zombie 5K Fun Run” at Mission Trails Regional Park on October 20. The course will begin at the Equestrian Staging Area located at the intersection of SR52 and Mast Blvd. This is a ghoulish event for the whole family.
SURPRISING SURVEY REVEALS MOST DADS WITH FOOTBALL-RELATED CONCUSSIONS WANT YOUNG SONS PLAYING TACKLE FOOTBALL
90% of dads who suffered football-related concussions want their kids to play tackle football; 43% of football player dads say there’s too much hype over concussions
October 9, 2012 (Tampa Bay, Florida) -- Despite increasing awareness about concussion dangers for young athletes, a new national survey reveals 90% of men who played tackle football at the high school level or higher who suffered or suspected they suffered a concussion want their sons to play tackle football. Not only that, nearly half (43%) believe there is too much hype over concussions.
October 5, 2012 (San Diego) -- Mid-October is Homecoming week for San Diego State University. This year’s homecoming theme is “Paint the Town Red”--something the Honorary Chair and Grand Marshall for the festivities – The Show – knows all about!
SDSU will host several events starting Sunday, Oct. 7 and leading up to the homecoming football game against the Colorado State Rams on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at 3:45 p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium.
October 2, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--Keller Williams Realty El Cajon will be a "Gold Sponsor" for the upcoming "Roy Richards Recovery Fund" golf tournament being held on Friday October 5 at the Carlton Oaks Golf Course in Santee. The office is helping to raise funds to help Richards recover from a life-threatening accident that resulted in a skull fracture with major brain injuries. He also suffered a broken rib and broken nose.
Norsemen score 24 points in second half
By Ryan Schuler
October 2, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) –It was passing versus rushing; quarterback Ramsey Romano versus running back Tony Dozier.
Only one team would come out of Friday night’s non-conference game victorious. And on this night, passing proved to be the difference. Behind by 24 unanswered points in the second half, Valhalla’s Norsemen surged forward to defeat the Mount Miguel Matadors 31-24.
Skinner makes two goals, including game-winner
By Ryan Schuler
September 27, 2012 (San Diego)--After a rather lackluster first half, the No. 17/25 San Diego State women’s soccer team used a dominating second half to defeat UC Irvine, 3-2 last weekend at the SDSU Sports Deck, moving to an 8-1-1 record for the season.
September 19, 2012 (El Cajon) -- The City of El Cajon Recreation Department, together with Crest Kiwanis, present the annual ALL FORE R.E.C. Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held at the Sycuan Resort, 5485 Casino Way, El Cajon, on October 5. All proceeds from the tournament directly support activities that develop youth and provide positive choices through youth activity scholarships, youth sports, recreation classes and after-school programs.
September 11, 2012 (San Diego) – Scripps Health presents Jerry Coleman Day on September 15 at 5:00 p.m. The Padres will be celebrating the legendary baseball and broadcasting career of Jerry Coleman with a statue unveiling at 5:00 p.m followed by the game against the Rockies at 5:35 p.m.
Tickets for the game can be purchased here or by calling 619-795-5555.
By Jamie Reno
September 6, 2012 (San Diego)--Will the 2012 San Diego Chargers energize this city the way they did a few years ago and again reign supreme in the AFC West?
Without consulting a meteorologist, I'd say the chances of lightning striking this season in Mission Valley are about 50-50.
Read the full post at The Reno Dispatch: http://therenodispatch.blogspot.com/2012/09/san-diego-chargers-forecast-partly.html.
September 5, 2012 (El Cajon) – Home of Guiding Hands is holding the 30th Annual Golf Classic Pro-Am Tournament on September 28 at Sycuan Golf & Tennis Resort, 3007 Dehesa Road, El Cajon. The event begins at 10 a.m. with registration and a Meet & Mingle with San Diego PGA Members. The Shotgun start will be at 12 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 5 p.m.
September 2, 2012 (La Mesa) – The La Mesa Historical Society will hold its fall History Roundtable event on September 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Grossmont Community College, Room 26-220, 8800 Grossmont College Dr., El Cajon. The topic for the event is “La Mesa Youth Baseball World Champions” which focuses on La Mesa’s astounding your baseball success in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.
August 15, 2012 (Alpine) -- In a collaborative effort to increase high school sports media coverage in the East County of San Diego, the Grossmont Union High School District, in cooperation with the San Diego Section of the CIF, has awarded the live sports broadcast rights to media entity MY 1079 FM. The station will provide live broadcasts of a "Game-of-the-Week" for the Grossmont District schools. The current agreement is for the 2012-2013 scholastic year. Sports will include football, basketball, baseball, and more.
Team is scouting for new players
August 10, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--The San Diego Stars semipro baseball team has been invited to participate in the Grand Forks International Baseball Classic in British Columbia, Canada, to be held over Labor Day weekend.
Since many members of the Stars are returning to college at this time, Stars owner/head coach Mickey Deutschman is seeking quality ballplayers -- former or current professional and independent league participants, players from colleges which have yet to begin its school year, and other experienced players -- to join the Stars for one of the world's best-known international baseball events.
The camp will feature instruction on fundamental skills, group and individual contests and three-on-three tournaments, along with life lessons about sportsmanship, communication and goal setting. Cost is $75 per camper, which includes t-shirt, contest prizes and giveaways.
July 27, 2012 (El Cajon) – The Padres are on the road, but you can still enjoy a game at an official Padres watch party at Sycuan Casino, 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon on July 28 at 4:10 p.m. The watch party will be held at GameDay Sports Bar & Grill inside the casino.
Join the Pad Squad and the Swinging Friar while enjoying food and drink specials. Exclusive Padres items will be available to win. Visit http://atmlb.com/Ipy8jk for more information.
The annual “Cops for Kids” Tournament Celebrates the Life of Luis “Frank” Romero
July 14, 2012 (Escondido) – The Escondido Police Officer’s Association has announced that their annual “Cops for Kids” golf tournament will be rededicated as the Cadet Luis Romero Memorial Golf Tournament, to be hosted at the Vineyard at Escondido Golf Course on Monday, July 16 at 1 p.m. The event celebrates Luis “Frank” Romero, an aspiring law enforcement officer who succumbed to a Glioblastoma Multiforme brain tumor earlier this year at the age of 18.
July 7, 2012 (San Diego) – San Diego State student, Whitney Ashley has become San Diego State’s fourth national champion since 1985. She won the national title in discus throw on the first day of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa in June.
Athletes competing in the men’s 20,000-meter race walk at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Oregon last week included, from left, Tyler Sorensen; Cuyamaca College graduate Nick Christie; Cuyamaca College cross country coach Tim Seaman, and the winner of the 12-man race and the lone qualifier for the London Games, Trevor Barron. Seaman, who has competed twice in the Olympics, is the coach for these three young athletes.
By Miriam Raftery
June 17, 2012 (Lemon Grove)—It was a sweet victory for Lemon Grove Firefighters Saturday night, when driver Joe Lavigne climbed out of his smashed-up vehicle to claim his department’s trophy. Lemon Grove entered two cars in the Firefighters’ Demolition Derby at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar—and both made it into the final round.
View our video of the final round by clicking above.