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SDSU FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 8/15

By Liz Alper

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August 15, 2019 (San Diego) - With a new season two weeks away, SDSU football head coach Rocky Long, senior quarterback Ryan Agnew and junior safety Tariq Thompson sat down with the media today.


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EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP AUGUST 4-10

By David Willauer
 
August 10, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Here are this week's top East County alumni sports headlines:
 
August 4
 
Valhalla product Greg Garcia went 1 for 4 with one single, one RBI and one run scored for the San Diego Padres as they were defeated by the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-10. 
 
Granite Hills product Travis Taijeron went 2 for 5 with one home run, one single, on RBI, and two runs scored for the Syracuse Mets as they defeated the Buffalo Bison 11-4. 
 

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ECM PADRES REPORT: QUANTRILL PITCHES SEVEN SHUTOUT INNINGS AS PADRES TAKE GAME TWO AGAINST ROCKIES

By Liz Alper

 

Photo: Cal Quantrill pitched a stellar game, going seven innings, gave up five hits, no runs, no walks, no earned runs and struck out five. Via @Padres on Twitter

 

August 9, 2019 (San Diego) - After a good win last night, the Padres took the field for game two against the Rockies.  Kyle Freeland started for Colorado against Cal Quantrill.


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EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP JULY 28 - AUGUST 3

By David Willauer

August 4, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Here's this week's wrapup for East County alumni in pro sports.

July 28

West Hills and SDSU product Stephen Strasburg started today for the Washington Nationals as his record improves to 14-4.  Strasbutg pitched seven innings, gave up two hits, one run (one earned) and struck out nine for the Washington Nationals as they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-4. 
 
Valhalla and USD product Jeff Houghtby went 1 for 4 with a double, two runs scored and one RBI for the Salem Keizer Volcanos as they defeated the Eugene Emeralds 8-1. 

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SDSU MEN'S GOLF ANNOUNCES 2019-20 SCHEDULE

Aztecs to play 10 regularly scheduled tournaments in upcoming season

Source:  goaztecs.com

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August 2, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State men’s golf head coach Ryan Donovan revealed the team’s 2019-20 schedule Friday, with the Aztecs making repeat appearances in eight of 10 regular-season tournaments during the upcoming campaign, leading up to regional competition and the NCAA Championships.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES EVEN SERIES WITH DODGERS

By Liz Alper

 

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August 2, 2019 (Los Angeles) - After losing badly in game one last night, the Padres tried again against the Dodgers tonight in game two with Eric Lauer on the mound against Dustin May for the Dodgers, making his first major league start.


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SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF REVEALS 2019-20 SCHEDULE

Aztecs look to defend Mountain West title

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August 2, 2019 (San Diego) - The reigning Mountain West champion San Diego State women’s golf team will play 10 tournaments across six states during the 2019-20 campaign, as ninth-year head coach Leslie Spalding revealed the Aztecs’ highly anticipated schedule on Friday.


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A SEASON TO REMEMBER: ALBION SOCCER CLUB'S HISTORIC PLAYOFF RUN ENDS IN LONG ISLAND

Source:  ASC San Diego

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August 1, 2019 (Long Island) - This past Saturday, ASC San Diego’s incredible National Premiere Soccer League playoff run came to an end after succumbing to a tough 0-2 loss against #1 seed the New York Cosmos. In a match that could be summed up as “David vs Goliath," Goliath prevailed after two second half goals from David Diosa and Junior Burgos saw the Cosmos through to the Championship Final. 


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SIX FORMER AZTECS COMPETE AT U.S. TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Whitney Ashley finished fourth in the discus throw

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July 29, 2019 (Des Moines) - Six former Aztecs competed at the US Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa over the weekend.

Whitney Ashley (’12) had the highest finish among former SDSU student-athletes with a fourth-place finish in the discus throw. Her best toss was 201-10 (61.52m).


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EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP JULY 21-27

By David Willauer
 
July 28, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - East County alumni impressed in the majors this week.  Click the cut for a recap.
 
July 22
 
West Hills product Stephen Strasburg started today for the Washington Nationals as his record improves to 13-4.  Strasburg pitched six innings, gave up three hits, two walks and struck out three as they defeated the Colorado Rockies 11-1 
 
Granite Hills product Travis Taijeron went 1 for 4 with a two-run homer, his 22nd of the season for the Syracuse Mets, as they were defeated by the Indianapolis Indians by a 7-6 score. 
 
El Capitan product Kevin Ginkel appeared in relief for the Reno Aces as he pitched one inning, gave up one hit and one walk and struck out three as the Aces defeated the Tacoma Rainiers 10-7. 

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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES WIN BIG OVER GIANTS

By Liz Alper

 

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July 27, 2019 (San Diego) - After losing the first game of the series to the Giants last night, the Padres tried again today with Shaun Anderson on the mound for San Francisco against Cal Quantrill.


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BEST OF THE WEST: ALBION SOCCER CLUB SAN DIEGO DEFEATS FOOTBALL CLUB ARIZONA TO CLAIM FIRST EVER WEST REGION CHAMPIONSHIP

Source:  ASC San Diego

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July 22, 2019 (Mesa, Ariz.) - This past Saturday, ASC San Diego hoisted the 2019 National Premier Soccer League Championship trophy for the first time in club history after a stunning 2-1 victory over Southwest conference rivals FC Arizona. In an all odds against them match, ASC San Diego battled the frustrations of travel, climate, and injuries to overcome an FC Arizona side who boasted a near perfect (nine wins, two draws, no losses) home record this season. After making the 5-hour road trip east to Mesa, ASC were greeted by a scorching 108°F kickoff temperature and a fiery home crowd contingent to match. 


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EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP JULY 14-20

By David Willauer

July 20, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Here's what East County alumni in pro sports did this week:

July 14

Valhalla product Greg Garcia went 1 for 4 with a single for the San Diego Padres as they were defeated by the Atlanta Braves 4-1. 

Granite Hills product Travis Taijeron went 2 for 4 with a double and a single for the Syracuse Mets as they defeated the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 5-3. 
 

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AZTECS WOMEN'S TENNIS RELEASES 2019-20 SCHEDULE

Mountain West runner-ups look for another strong season

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July 17, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s tennis head coach Peter Mattera announced his team’s schedule for the 2019-20 season, which will feature three tournaments in the fall and 22 dual matches in the spring.


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AZTECS WOMEN'S SOCCER SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

SDSU opens the 2019 slate with a season-long five-game homestand

Source:  goaztecs.com

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July 15, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State head women's soccer coach Mike Friesen announced his team’s 2019 schedule on Monday. The 19-game slate includes 11 regular-season games that will be played on the SDSU Sports Deck, as well as an exhibition match.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: EIGHTH-INNING FREEMAN BLAST GIVES BRAVES WIN

By Liz Alper

 

Photo: Fernando Tatis Jr. had his first careeer four-hit game today. Via @Padres on Twitter

 

July 14, 2019 (San Diego) - The Padres started off the second half of the season in usual Padres fashion:  by losing the first two games of their returning series. Mike Soroka started today’s game three finale for the Braves against Cal Quantrill.


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EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP JULY 7-13

By David Willauer

July 13, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Here are this week's top headlines featuring East County alum:

July 7

Grossmont High alum Joe Musgrove started for the Pittsburgh Pirates as he pitched six innings and gave up five hits, three runs, (three earned), one walk, struck out five and didn't register the win as the Bucs defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5. 
 
Granite Hills' Travis Taijeron went 0 for 1 with a double and an RBI for the Syracuse Mets as they were defeated by the Buffalo Bisons 10-5. 

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PADRES SIGN FOUR ADDITIONAL PLAYERS PRIOR TO DRAFT DEADLINE, INCLUDING HELIX HIGH ALUM

32 of 41 draftees signed in addition to one non-drafted free agent

Source:  San Diego Padres

July 12, 2019 (San Diego) - The San Diego Padres announced today they have agreed to terms with four additional players from the 2019 MLB First-Year Player Draft prior to today’s deadline: RHP Drake Fellows (6th rd.), LHP Mason Feole (11th rd.), LHP Bodi Rascon (14th rd.) and C Jared Alvarez-Lopez (17th rd.).  In addition, the Padres have also signed Helix alum Jack Stronach (21st rd.)


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SDSU MEN'S GOLFER PUWIT ANUPANSEUBSAI WINS BAYONET AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Aztec rising junior shoots final-round 67 to win by four strokes at Monterey Bay touney

Source:  goaztecs.com

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July 11, 2019 (Seaside, Calif.) - San Diego State men’s golfer Puwit Anupansuebsai fired a collective 7-under-par 209 to win the Bayonet Black Horse Amateur Championship, held July 6-8 in Seaside, Calif.

The Aztec rising junior carded rounds of 70-72-67 to claim the title by four shots over Dominican University (Calif.) graduate Nick Rivera and Houston rising junior Andrew Gibson, both of whom tied for second at 3-under 213, while fellow SDSU teammate Christian Banke landed in the fourth spot with a 2-under 214.


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ASC MEN UPSET #1 SEED IN PENALTY KICK SHOOTOUT TO ADVANCE TO WEST REGION SEMIFINALS

Source:  ASC San Diego

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July 8, 2019 (San Diego) - ASC San Diego knocked out #1 seed FC Golden State in a dramatic penalty shootout this past Sunday, July 7th to move on to the National Premier Soccer League West Region Semifinals. ASC San Diego faithful who just last week, were cheering on FC Golden State to beat fellow NPSL heavyweights and 3rd place playoff contenders Orange County FC, now found themselves pulling for their defeat in this highly contested rivalry.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: SOLO BLASTS GIVE PADRES SERIES WIN OVER DODGERS

By Liz Alper

 

Photo: Fernando Tatis Jr. had a solo home run and a three-run bomb, making this his first career multi-home run game. Via @Padres on Twitter

 

July 7, 2019 (Los Angeles) - The Padres have had a string of terrible games, including getting swept by the Giants badly.  They’re back in LA now and have won their last two games against the Dodgers and would try to take the series today with Joey Lucchesi on the mound against Ross Stripling.


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EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP JUNE 30 - JULY 5

By David Willauer 

July 7, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Here are this week's East County alumni highlights:

June 30:

Valhalla product Greg Garcia went 1 for 4 for the Padres with a single as they were defeated in 11 innings by the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3. 

Granite Hills product Travis Tajeron went 1 for 4 with a solo home run for the Syracuse Mets as they defeated the Buffalo Bisons 10-4. 


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EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP JUNE 23-27

By David Willauer

June 30, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Here arethis week's top sports highlights from East County alumni.

June 23

Grossmont High product Ben Brault started on the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates as he pitched five innings and gave up six hits, three runs, (three earned), three walks and four strikeout and went 1 for 1 with a single, one, RBI and one run scored as the Pirates defeated the San Diego Padres by a 11-10 score.

Granite Hills Eagles product Travis Taijeron went 2 for 3 with a single along with a solo homer for the Syracuse Mets as they were defeated 5-1 by the Gwinnett Stripers. 


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ECM PADRES REPORT: BACK-TO-BACK HOMERS GIVE PADRES GAME ONE WIN OVER CARDINALS

By Liz Alper

 

Photo via @Padres on Twitter

 

June 28, 2019 (San Diego) - The Padres swept the Orioles and now it was back to Petco Park and to the NL  for the weekend as the Cardinals came to town. Michael Wacha started tonight’s game one for St. Louis against Eric Lauer.


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ASC WOMEN TIE WITH LA GALAXY SD IN THEIR FINAL HOME MATCH

Source:  ASC San Diego

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June 25, 2019 (San Diego) - ASC San Diego secures another point with a draw in their final home match. ASC’s Monica Navarrocapitalized on an open net in the 13th minute to give ASC an early lead in their final home match of their inaugural season at Mission Bay Stadium this Saturday in San Diego.


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ASC MEN'S POSTS TREMENDOUS FINISH TO THE REGULAR SEASON WITH A 6-0 WIN AT HOME

Source:  ASC San Diego

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June 25, 2019 (San Diego) -  ASC San Diego celebrated a 6-0 rout over NPSL rivals, the Oxnard Guerreros, at home at Mission Bay Stadium this past Saturday in their final effort to keep their playoff hopes alive in the Southwest Conference. ASC no doubtedly needed a big win which would create a four point cushion over fellow postseason hopefuls Orange County FC heading into the final week.  They did not disappoint. 


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EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP JUNE 16-22

 

 

By David Willauer

June 23, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - East County alumni made waves this week in the MLB and MILB.  

June 16

Former Valhalla Norseman Greg Garcia went 4 for 4 with with one triple, three singles and four RBIs and two runs scored for the San Diego Padres as they defeated the Colorado Rockies 14-13. 

Former Ramona Bulldog Gage Canning went 1 for 3 with a single with one RBI and scored two runs for the Potomac Nationals as they defeated the Fayetteville Woodpeckers 15-4. 

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ECM PADRES REPORT: PIRATES SWASHBUCKLE PADRES IN 6-2 WIN

By Liz Alper

 

Photo: Manny Machado's homer wasn't enough. Via @Padres on Twitter

 

June 22, 2019 (Pittsburgh) - The Padres left San Diego for Pittsburgh yesterday, losing 2-1 to the Pirates.  Chris Paddack started today’s game two against Chris Archer for Pittsburgh.

 

After a slight pitchers’ duel, Manny Machado launched a solo homer in the fourth to left field to give the Padres a 1-0 lead after four.


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SDSU BASKETBALL'S JALEN MCDANIELS SELECTED BY CHARLOTTE HORNETS IN NBA DRAFT

McDaniels is taken in the second round, 52nd overall

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June 20, 2019 (New York) - Former San Diego State men's basketball player Jalen McDaniels has been selected by the Charlotte Hornets in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2019 NBA Draft Thursday night at Barclays Center.  


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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES EASILY SHUT OUT BREWERS FOR FIFTH SHUTOUT OF SEASON

By Liz Alper

 

Photo:  Logan Allen pitched seven innings, gave up three hits, two walks and struck out five in his Major League debut.  Via @Padres on Twitter

 

June 18, 2019 (San Diego) - Back home and back in fourth place, the Padres are back to NL Central opponents, taking on the Brewers.  They won 2-0 last night--their fourth shutout of the season--and called up prospect Logan Allen to start game two tonight against Milwaukee’s Brandon Woodruff.


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