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KGB SKY SHOW TO LIGHT UP NIGHT AFTER AZTECS HOME OPENER SEPT. 8, TICKETS ON SALE STARTING TODAY

 

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June 11, 2018 (San Diego) – Billed as the largest pyrotechnics show west of the Mississippi, the 43rd annual KGB SkyShow fireworks program is scheduled for September 8th after the San Diego State University Aztecs home opener. 

SDSU RELEASES WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

 

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June 11, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State, in conjunction with the Mountain West has announced the women’s basketball league schedule for the 2018-19 season.

The conference format will remain the same with each team playing eight of the other 10 teams twice and playing two opponents once. This season, San Diego State will not play Wyoming at home and will not travel to play at Colorado State.

SDSU RELEASES MEN'S BASKETBALL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

 

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June 11, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State, the defending Mountain West champions, released on Monday its conference schedule for the 2018-19 campaign. The 18-game slate will begin on Jan. 5, at Boise State and end on March 9, at Nevada. All dates are subject to change as the MW’s television partners have not made their game selections.

SDSU TRACK AND FIELD: ASHLEY HENDERSON FINISHES IN SIXTH IN THE 200 METER DASH

 

Henderson finished in 23.34

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June 9, 2018 (Eugene, Ore.) - Ashley Henderson finished in sixth place in the 200 meter dash at the NCAA Championships Saturday evening at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.

“I ran with everything I had inside of me,” Henderson explained. “Of course I’m disappointed with my placement, but ultimately I’m more proud with myself because of how far I’ve come.”

ECM PADRES REPORT: FISH TIE GAME, BUT FRIARS SWIM BACK TO 5-4 SERIES EVENER

 

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June 9, 2018 (Miami) - Getting shut out by the worst team in the NL East isn’t the ideal, but it’s the Padres, so there’s nothing we can really do.  They’d look to rebound today with Tyson Ross on the mound against former Padre Dan Straily for the Marlins.

ASHLEY HENDERSON SETS PERSONAL RECORD IN THE 200 TO ADVANCE TO NCAA FINALS

 

Henderson ran the 200 in 22.49 after missing the cut in the 100

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June 7, 2018 (Eugene, Ore.) - Ashley Henderson ran a personal best time of 22.49 in the 200 meter dash to advance to Saturday’s finals at the NCAA Championships at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

ECM PADRES REPORT: MLB DRAFT EDITION - DAY THREE

 

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Photo:  West Hills alum Trenton Toplikar was drafted 466th overall in the 16th round by the Giants.  Photo via gohighlanders.com

June 6, 2018 (Secaucus, N.J.) - The third and final day of the MLB Draft is today.  Yesterday, the Padres were all over the board, drafting position players, pitchers and even one Puerto Rican-born player.  Click the cut and strap in, because rounds 11-40 are today and there’s a lot to do.  And be on the lookout for any East County and SDSU kids.

ECM PADRES REPORT: MLB DRAFT EDITION - DAY TWO

 

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Photo:  Helix alum DaShawn Keirsey Jr. was drafted 124th overall in the fourth round by the Minnesota Twins.  Photo via mlb.com

June 5, 2018 (Secaucus, N.J.) - On day one of the MLB Draft, the Padres surprisingly only chose one pitcher and devoted their other two picks to fielding.  Click the cut to see who they picked today in rounds 3-10, as well as where some East County kids are headed.

ECM PADRES REPORT - MLB DRAFT EDITION: DAY ONE

 

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Photo:  7th round pick Ryan Weathers via @MLBDraft on Twitter

June 4, 2018 (Secaucus, N.J.) - The 2018 MLB Draft is underway.  Today, we started with rounds one and two and the compensation round and both competitive balance rounds.  Click “read more” to see who the Padres took.

SDSU BASEBALL ENDS 2018 SEASON WITH LOSS AGAINST NORTHWESTERN IN CORVALLIS REGIONAL

 

Aztecs finish 2018 season 39-21

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June 2, 2018 (Corvallis, Ore.) - The San Diego State baseball team suffered a 9-0 loss in an elimination game against Northwestern State Saturday afternoon at Goss Stadium. The Aztecs finish its season 39-21 after reaching an NCAA Regional for the fifth time in the last six years.

SDSU BASEBALL DROPS 6-4 DECISION AGAINST LSU IN CORVALLIS REGIONAL

 

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June 1, 2018 (Corvallis, Ore.) - The No. 3-seeded San Diego State baseball team fell to No. 2 seed LSU on Friday afternoon, 6-4, at Goss Stadium in the Corvallis Regional.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES WALK IT OFF ON ERROR IN GAME THREE AGAINST MARLINS

 

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Photo: despite giving up two runs to Miami, Clayton Richard was impressive; seven innings pitched, four hits, two runs, two earned runs, one walk and five strikeouts.  Via @Padres on Twitter

May 30, 2018 (San Diego) - The Padres’ series with the Marlins is tied at one game apiece.  Tonight, the Padres tried to take a series lead with Jose Urena on the mound for Miami against Clayton Richard.

ECM PADRES REPORT: DODGERS HOLD PADS TO ONE RUN TO TAKE SERIES

 

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Photo:  Freddy Galvis (right) scored the Padres' lone run of the day on a Raffi Lopez sac fly.  Via @Padres on Twitter

May 27, 2018 (Los Angeles) - The Padres have split the series with the Dodgers so far and today, they tried to take it with Walker Buehler on the mound for L.A. against Matt Strahm.

SDSU BASEBALL CLAIMS FIFTH MW TITLE IN SIX YEARS

 

Casey Schmitt named MW Championship Most Valuable Player

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May 27, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team claimed their fifth Mountain West Championship in the past six years with a 14-5 victory over No. 4-seeded UNLV on Saturday night at Tony Gwynn Stadium. Freshman right-handed pitcher/infielder Casey Schmitt was named Mountain West Championships Most Valuable Player, while Dean Nevarez, Garrett Hill and Jacob Erickson were named to the All-Tournament team.

SDSU TRACK AND FIELD: AZTECS QUALIFY 4X100 AND 4X400 RELAYS FOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Ashley Henderson also qualified in the 200 meter dash

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May 26, 2018 (Sacramento) - The San Diego State Track & Field team wrapped up the final day of the NCAA West Preliminary Championships by qualifying both relay teams and Ashley Henderson in the 200 meter dash to the NCAA Championships.

HAWAIIANAIRES GOLF TOURNAMENT JUNE 1 BENEFITS EL CAJON POLICE OFFICERS MEMORIAL FUND

 

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May 26, 2018 (El Cajon) – The El Cajon Police Officers Association will host the 22nd annual Hawaiianaires Golf Tournament to benefit the El Cajon Police Officers’ Memorial Fund.

The event will take place on Friday, June 1st at Carlton Oaks Golf Club, located at 9200 Inwood Drive in Santee.

SDSU BASEBALL EARNS SPOT IN MW TITLE GAME WITH 12-INNING WIN OVER UNLV

 

 

Granite Hills alum Jordan Verdon posts walk-off sacrifice fly in bottom of the 12th

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May 25, 2018 (San Diego) - After exchanging three-run third innings with the Rebels, lights-out pitching out of the Aztec bullpen and a walk-off sacrifice fly by Jordan Verdon, the San Diego State baseball solidified its place in the Mountain West Championship game tomorrow night with a 4-3 win over No. 4-seeded UNLV on Friday night at Tony Gwynn Stadium. The Aztecs will go for its fifth Mountain West Championship in the last six years tomorrow night at 6:00 p.m. against the winner of UNLV and San Jose State, which play tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.

SDSU TRACK AND FIELD: LISA-ANNE BARROW AND ASHLEY HENDERSON PUNCH TICKETS TO NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Both Henderson (100m) & Barrow (400m) won their heats

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May 25, 2018 (Sacramento) - Ashley Henderson (100m) and Lisa-Anne Barrow (400m) won their heats in the quarterfinals of the NCAA West Preliminary Championships Friday evening to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore. in two weeks.

SDSU BASEBALL WINS PITCHERS' DUEL AGAINST SAN JOSE STATE IN MW CHAMPIONSHIPS 2-1

 

 

Aztecs score two in the seventh to take comeback win over SJSU

 

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May 25, 2018 (San Diego) - Led by a two-run seventh inning, a quality start from SDSU right-hander Garrett Hill and 2.1 innings of perfect relief by Jacob Erickson, the San Diego State baseball team opened the Mountain West Baseball Championships with a 2-1 win over No. 3-seeded San Jose State on Thursday night at Tony Gwynn Stadium.

SDSU TRACK & FIELD: LISA-ANNE BARROW AND ASHLEY HENDERSON ADVANCE TO QUARTERFINALS AT NCAA WEST PRELIMS

 

Barrow & Henderson need to finish in top 12 to advance to NCAA Championships in Eugene

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May 24, 2018 (Sacramento) - Ashley Henderson and Lisa-Anne Barrow qualified for the quarterfinals at the NCAA West Preliminary Championships in Sacramento Thursday evening. Henderson had the tenth best time in the 100 meter dash (11.36) and Barrow had the 17th best mark in the 400 (53.40) to move on to the next round.

SIX FROM SDSU BASEBALL EARN ALL-MW HONORS, INCLUDING GRANITE HILLS' VERDON

 

SDSU earns Pitcher of the Year honors for the second consecutive year

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May 24, 2018 (San Diego) - Six players from the San Diego State baseball team earned All-Mountain West honors, the league announced Thursday afternoon. Junior right-handed pitcher Garrett Hill was named Mountain West Co-Pitcher of the Year and was joined on the first team with senior outfielder Chase Calabuig and junior infielder, Granite Hills product and El Cajon native Jordan Verdon. SDSU's three second-team selections included junior designated hitter Chad Bible, sophomore outfielder Julian Escobedo, and senior left-handed pitcher Jacob Erickson. 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: KOMETS COME FROM BEHIND TO DETHRONE MONARCHS IN CIF DIV. IV ROUND ONE

 

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Cover photo:  Monte Vista senior Ivan Plazola struck out 12 batters, but couldn't secure the lead as the Monarchs fell short.

May 22, 2018 (Spring Valley) - Monte Vista baseball has made it to the CIF Division IV playoffs.  Today in round one, they faced Kearny, the winners of a play-in on Monday against Calipatria.  The Komets are a near-perfect 11-1 in the Central League and a 17-12 overall record.  The Monarchs just barely eeked into the playoffs with a 9-6 record in the Grossmont League and an 18-11 overall record.  Senior Cade Logan took the hill for the Komets against senior Ivan Plazola for Monte Vista.

ECM PADRES REPORT: HAT TRICK OF HOMERS LEAD NATS TO BIG WIN OVER PADS IN GAME ONE

 

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Photo:  Juan Soto kicked off a night of three home runs for the Nationals with his first big league homer in the second.  Via @Nationals on Twitter

May 21, 2018 (Washington, D.C.) - After a successful series against the Pirates, the Padres journeyed to our nation’s capital to start a midweek series with the Nationals.  Robbie Erlin started against Gio Gonzalez for the Nats.

SDSU BASEBALL FINISHES REGULAR SEASON WITH 12-10 LOSS AT NEVADA

 

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May 19, 2018 (Reno) - Despite a four-run eighth inning, the San Diego State baseball's late-inning comeback attempt fell short against Nevada on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 12-10 decision at Peccole Park.

SDSU BASEBALL SLIPPED UP AT NEVADA

 

SDSU will be No. 2 seed in next week's MW Tournament

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May 18, 2018 (Reno) - The San Diego State baseball team suffered a 13-3 defeat against Nevada on Friday night at Peccole Park. Nevada (28-22, 19-9 MW) clinched its second regular-season Mountain West Championship in the last four years with the win, while SDSU (36-18, 18-11 MW) will be the No. 2 seed in next week's Mountain West Baseball Tournament at Tony Gwynn Stadium.

SDSU BASEBALL COMPLETES COMEBACK IN SERIES OPENER AT NEVADA TO CLAIM 12-7 WIN

 

Aztecs score nine unanswered runs to jump to a half-game back for first place in conference standings

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May 17, 2018 (Reno) - The San Diego State baseball team overcame a pair of four-run deficits to defeat Nevada on the road Friday night 12-7. The Aztecs, now 18-10 in the Mountain West, are a half-game behind the first-place standing Wolf Pack, which fell to 18-9 in league play.

ECM PADRES REPORT: ERROR COSTS PADRES GAME ONE AGAINST BUCS

 

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Photo:  Eric Hosmer drove in an RBI in the Padres' loss to the Pirates.  Via @Padres on Twitter

May 17, 2018 (Pittsburgh) - The Padres are finally getting some variety in their schedule with an East coast road trip to face the Pirates.  Eric Lauer started on the mound against Chad Kuhl for Pittsburgh.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF ENDS SEASON WITH 10TH PLACE FINISH AT NCAA NORMAN REGIONAL

 

Aztec senior Blake Abercrombie ties for seventh individually

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Photo:  Blake Abercrombie tied for seventh at the NCAA Norman Regional after posting a final-round 69 on Wednesday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

May 16, 2018 (Norman, Okla.) - The San Diego State men’s golf team saw its 2017-18 campaign end on a sour note Wednesday with a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Norman Regional at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club. Despite shooting a combined 2-over 290 for the third straight day, the Aztecs were unable to gain ground on the contenders, completing the tournament with a 54-hole total of 6-over 870 on the par-72, 7,452-yard track.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF IN NINTH AT NCAA NORMAN REGIONAL

 

Aztec senior Blake Abercrombie tied for10th individually

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Photo:  Steve Sugimoto carded the Aztecs' low round on Tuesday with a 71 at the NCAA Norman Regional.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

May 15, 2018 (Norman, Okla.) - The San Diego State men’s golf team slipped four places into the ninth position at the NCAA Norman Regional after posting a combined 2-over-par 290 on Tuesday during the second round at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club.

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