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SD County students rallied at Hilltop High School for Green New Deal -  KUSI

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – High school students around the county will strike and rally today to call on local officials to support a Green New Deal to mitigate the ...



Hilltop baseball's Gritts posts 300th career coaching win  Star-News

After the visiting Hilltop Lancers scored two runs in the top of the fifth inning to break a scoreless tie against Mesa League rival Chula Vista last Friday, ...



Lancers are No. 1 in Division III softball rankings  Star-News

At the midpoint of the 2019 season, the Hilltop High School softball team appears to be right where it wants to be: at the top of the San Diego Section Division III ...



How green it is! Lancers christen new all-weather field  Star-News

The finishing touches are still being put on Hilltop High School's new all-weather stadium field but early reviews are pointing in the direction of a field of dreams ...



Four local prep soccer teams win tournament titles  Star-News

The San Diego County Cup/Quin Murphy Tournament wrapped up its second edition with championship finals last weekend at Otay Ranch and Hilltop high ...



Hilltop girls field hockey team still making adjustments in new season  Star-News

The Hilltop High School girls field hockey team has entered into a new era with the unveiling of the school's new state-of-the-art artificial turf field. But the goal ...



Miranda Escoto tried to report abuse of students  San Diego Reader

#Schools in San Diego County have a problem. Many teachers, administrators, and staff are not reporting suspected child abuse to the proper authorities, ...



Opportunity knocks for Hilltop football team  Star-News

The Hilltop High School football team still has to nail down one more win to make it official, but the Lancers took the high road to claiming this year's Metro-South ...



Lancers are picking up the pace to start 2019 boys lacrosse season  Star-News

While spring break has not necessary been kind to the team's line-up, the start to the 2019 high school boys lacrosse season has generally been kind to the ...



Hilltop Lancers still on top of Mesa League roller hockey standings  Star-News

The Hilltop Lancers remain in the lead in the Mesa League roller hockey standings despite numerous rainouts that have played havoc with the league schedule.



Cold, rain, fog cannot deter Eastlake girls water polo team from win  Star-News

Eastlake and Hilltop high schools captured both ends of Thursday evening's girls water polo double-header at Southwestern College amid light rain and steamy ...



Hilltop freshman Rosenberg earning accolades while tearing up the cross country course  Star-News

Hilltop High School freshman Noah Rosenberg received the school's first student-athlete of the week award after recording a 12th-place finish in the Division II ...



No. 2 seed Hilltop knocked from CIF boys soccer playoffs  Star-News

It might have seemed like a mismatch on paper: the second-seeded Hilltop Lancers with a student population of approximately 2,200 students and the ...



San Diego County Cup kicks off tournament play with local matches  Star-News

The 2018 edition of the San Diego County Cup has kicked off with an impressive line-up of 30 teams, including 12 varsity boys teams, 10 junior varsity boys ...



Hilltop Lancers skate into winter break with undefeated record  Star-News

The CIF-Metro Conference's South County-based teams held rain make-up games the week of Dec. 18-21 at the Castle Park High School outdoor rink to coast ...



Sweetwater Found a Principal to Be 'Abusive' But Kept Him on for Years  Voice of San Diego

A district investigation into employee complaints against principal Ernesto Zamudio in 2014 and 2015 determined there was “ample evidence” his conduct was ...



Eastlake swimmers are back in the fast lane  Star-News

Steve Wiggs returns as head coach of the Eastlake High School swim team after a two-year absence. The Titans have not lost much momentum during that time.



Fast lane: league swim finals coming up next week  Star-News

The Mesa League will hold its prelim meet on Tuesday, April 23, followed by the league finals on Thursday, April 25. The South Bay League will hold timed finals ...



It's night and day for Hilltop in 50-38 win over SuHi  Star-News

The rain fell, lightning flared and thunder roared last Friday night at Sweetwater High School for the Metro-South Bay League opener between the Sweetwater ...



South County qualifies 15 teams for CIF girls volleyball playoffs  Star-News

Fifteen South County teams qualified for this year's San Diego Section girls volleyball playoffs. Nine have advanced to the quarterfinal round. In Tuesday's ...



Barons pick up pair of lacrosse wins to start 2-0 in league  Star-News

The Bonita Vista High School boys lacrosse team won both its games this week to face off Mesa League play with a 2-0 record and a lot of optimism. The Barons ...



Lancers get new field, aim to defend Metro-South Bay League title  Star-News

The Hilltop High School football team has a lot to look forward to for Friday's 2018 season opener. Not only will the non-league contest against visiting ...



Former Hilltop High track standout wins Boston Marathon  Star-News

Chula Vista can claim bragging rights to the Boston Marathon's newest women's champion. Desiree (nee Davila) Linden, a 2001 graduate of Hilltop High School ...



Eastlake Titans reclaim Metro-Mesa League football title  Star-News

The old axiom that defense wins championships proved to once again be on the mark in determining this year's Metro-Mesa League football title. The Eastlake ...



Eagles give Olympian effort, pound Hilltop 49-6 for first win of season  Star-News

It looked like both teams were primed for a shootout last Friday when the host Hilltop Lancers took on the Olympian Eagles in a non-league high school football ...



CIF soccer title not the first for former Hilltop coach  Star-News

Winning a San Diego Section championship was nothing new for West Hills High School boys soccer coach Russ Shubert. He first accomplished the feat by ...



Titans break out offensively in big fashion  Star-News

Eastlake High School's football team was shut out in its first game of the season against Torrey Pines. In their second game of the season against Hilltop last ...



Mesa-Grossmont match-ups highlight week in boys lacrosse  Star-News

The Helix High School boys lacrosse team began a two-game series against teams from the Metro Conference by defeating host Bonita Vista, 12-4, on Monday ...



Roller hockey teams usher in new year with on-court fireworks, intrigue  Star-News

The turn of the calendar to 2019 has certainly been beneficial to the Eastlake High School roller hockey team. The Titans picked up three wins as teams returned ...



Olympian Eagles soar during 2019 swim season  Star-News

The Olympian High School swim team has a lot going for it and the Eagles seem to be responding at the right time of the season. The team competed in ...



No shortage of talent in Mesa League girls softball season  Star-News

The Bonita Vista and Mater Dei Catholic high school softball teams earned berths in last year's elite San Diego Section Open Division playoffs. Both teams look ...



Prep Baseball: Raiders surge to 10-3 start  Star-News

Southwest defeated visiting Maranatha Christian, 17-3, on March 19 to improve to 10-3 on the season. Dominic Escobar rapped out three hits, scored two runs ...



Hilltop holds off Southwest to claim this year's South Bay League girls volleyball title  Star-News

It took a dramatic fifth game win over visiting Southwest on Oct. 11 but Hilltop's girls volleyball team managed to secure sole possession of this year's South Bay ...



CIF softball playoffs still going for nine local prep teams  Star-News

Nine South County high school softball teams enter this week still in contention for San Diego Section division championships. It's a blur as to which teams will ...



Sweetwater leaves Castle Park in the fog with a 1-0 girls soccer win  Star-News

It took three tries but the Sweetwater High School girls soccer team finally managed to defeat west side rival Castle Park. The teams met twice in the recent ...



Eastlake girls field hockey team claims undefeated league championship  Star-News

The Eastlake High School girls field hockey team is now working on a 23-game unbeaten streak in league play thanks to Monday's 6-0 win at Hilltop.



Great Oak hires new football coach, Roelof takes the reigns  Valley News

Great Oak High School recently announced that they will have a new head varsity football coach in the 2019-2020 school year. Cody Roelof will take.



Hilltop girls, Olympian boys swim teams post winning start to season  Star-News

Olympian High School sophomore Alicia Cota Arellano stole the show — and the scorecard — during the Eagles' Mesa League swim and dive dual meet ...



Students remember beloved teachers killed in crash  CBS 8 San Diego

On Wednesday night, two beloved, South Bay teachers were remembered at Hilltop High School. Pamela and Henry Gutierrez were killed over the weekend in a ...



Titans proving too hot to handle on roller hockey court  Star-News

Eastlake High School junior Braden Mayer elevated his game to a new level in Wednesday's non-league game against Cathedral Catholic and it paid off with a ...



Red Devils, Raiders, Cavaliers earn No. 1 CIF boys basketball playoff seeds  Star-News

The Sweetwater, Southwest and San Diego Academy high school boys basketball teams all have targets painted on their backs after receiving top seeds in their ...



Nine Metro Conference teams remain alive for CIF titles  Star-News

Nine Metro Conference high school sports teams — four boys basketball teams, three girls soccer teams and two girls basketball teams — remain in contention ...



South County teams showcased in CIF winter sports playoffs  Star-News

The Southwest High School boys basketball team and the Eastlake High School girls soccer team will be making repeat appearances in this year's San Diego ...



Eastlake girls soccer team's title bid fall short  Star-News

The Eastlake High School girls soccer team has established a championship tradition in recent years with three San Diego Section divisional titles, including ...



Barons top off Senior Night with 8-3 boys lacrosse victory  Star-News

Monday's Mesa League boys lacrosse game between the host Bonita Vista Barons and Hilltop Lancers had special meaning for the hosts. The Barons won, 8-3, ...



Baron polo men overcome adversity due to lineup shuffle  Star-News

The Sweetwater Union High School District's fall break occurred smack dab in the middle of regular season play for the Metro Conference's collection of sports ...



Red Devils, Raiders, Aztecs, Cougars, Eagles breeze to first-round CIF playoff victories  Star-News

Both the Sweetwater Red Devils and Southwest Raiders, who met last Friday to decide this year's South Bay League title, captured Wednesday's first-round San ...



Barons steal 29-23 win from Lancers after dramatic finish  Star-News

Hilltop High School head football coach Drew Westling had hoped last Friday's non-league game against Bonita Vista at Southwestern College would be his ...



College acceptance surpasses once limited expectations  Star-News

After a year of SAT and ACT exams, financial aid workshops, college essays, applications, and a heavy senior course load, two Hilltop High School students will ...



It's a gold rush for Titans at Mesa League swim finals  Star-News

It was a scintillating finish for the Eastlake High School swim team at this year's Mesa League finals. When times from the final event had flashed on the ...



Hilltop softball tournament finals moved to April 28  Star-News

The finals of this year's Hilltop High School softball invitational tournament have been rescheduled for April 28. The tournament was originally set to end last ...



Eastlake drops one but remains on top of Mesa League standings  Star-News

Both teams — the Eastlake Titans and Hilltop Lancers — carried one-game winning streaks into Tuesday's Mesa League baseball game at Hilltop High School.



Near and far: Titans, Mariners, Lancers post big prep football wins  Star-News

It is likely the biggest win to date recorded by a Metro Conference football team in the early going of the 2018 season, and Eastlake High School head coach ...



The Untold Story Behind the Sweetwater Schools Scandal  Voice of San Diego

An investigation into the Sweetwater Union High School District superintendent eventually snowballed into a massive scandal that resulted in convictions for ...



Winter sports season has to be one for the record books  Star-News

Simply put, it was an amazing season for South County high school teams during the recently completed winter sports season. Players, coaches, administrators ...



South County mat women dominate CIF girls wrestling finals  Star-News

It was a spectacular showing by South County participants at last weekend's eighth annual San Diego Section girls wrestling tournament at Sweetwater High ...



Molina Strong Lineman Challenge puts big men in the spotlight  Star-News

Linemen are unquestionably the unsung heroes of any football team. Score a touchdown and fans point to the quarterback, running back or wide receiver and ...



Students walk out of San Diego schools to protest gun violence  CBS 8 San Diego

SAN DIEGO (CNS/NEWS 8) - Students from about two dozen San Diego County schools walked out of class Friday for the second time in just over a month to ...



Spartans top Matadors, are Metro's lone unbeaten prep football team  Star-News

The Chula Vista Spartans are carrying the banner as the Metro Conference's lone unbeaten high school football team following the opening two weeks of play.



Winter Sports Preview: Roller hockey season faces off at Castle Park High School outdoor rink  Star-News

Sweetwater Union High School District teams faced off the 2017-18 CIF-Metro Conference roller hockey season Thursday evening, Nov. 30, at the Castle Park ...



Former high school roller hockey rivals now heating up the ice for SDSU Aztecs  Star-News

Aaron Mayer and Devyn Taras are certainly no strangers to anyone who has followed high school roller hockey in San Diego South County. They developed a ...



Local wrestling community mourns passing of iconic coach Jerry Matsumoto  Star-News

The 2016-17 high school wrestling season will face off without one of South County's iconic coaches. Jerry Matsumoto, who served as a head coach at Marian ...



Family feud pits father, daughter on opposite sides of the pitch  Star-News

Chula Vista native Victor Vargas has roots that run deep at Hilltop High School, his alma mater. He is also planting new roots at Castle Park High School where ...



SuHi icon Laura Charles to be remembered at memorial service  Star-News

A memorial *service* will be held in the honor of longtime Sweetwater High School music and arts teacher Laura Charles on Saturday, March 10, at the First ...



Hilltop's golden boy Wagner returns to Super Bowl XXIX glory  Star-News

The National Football League is commemorating Super Bowl 50 with its NFL High School Honor Roll golden anniversary celebration. Every player and coach ...



2015-16 Metro Conference winter sports honor roll announced  Star-News

The Metro Conference held its 2015-16 winter sports all-league awards ceremony Feb. 29 at Chula Vista High School's performing arts center. Student-athletes ...



Strong second half leads Bonita Vista past Hilltop in boys lacrosse  Star-News

Bonita Vista and Hilltop high schools have been longtime rivals in many sports, soccer prominently among them. The schools are starting to develop a rivalry in ...



Eastlake swimmers expanding on their base, seek fast times to end season  Star-News

The Eastlake High School swim team remained undefeated in Mesa League play after sweeping a dual meet against Hilltop April 5 at the Las Palmas pool in ...



College football bowl game gets birds eye view  Star-News

South County high school football coaches Kurt Gritts and Gary Pugh both had a birds-eye view of the 40th annual San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl ...



Hilltop boys water polo team looking for success in move up to Division II level  Star-News

The Hilltop High School boys water polo team advanced as far as last year's San Diego Section Division III semifinals before losing an overtime decision to ...



Chula Vista Native Desi Linden Wins Boston Marathon, 1st US Woman Since '85  KPBS

Desiree Linden, a Chula Vista native, splashed her way through icy rain and a near-gale headwind to a Boston Marathon victory on Monday, the first American ...



Eastlake boys soccer team rides early success to 1-0 league start  Star-News

It's not easy playing on the uneven grass turf at Bonita Vista High School, and that might be one of the Barons' home field advantages when entertaining visiting ...



Sockers alumni game to feature former South County greats  Star-News

Fans will have a chance to rekindle old memories, most of them quite pleasant, during the San Diego Sockers' annual alumni game that will take place during ...



Longtime football head coach Carl Parrick honored for dedication to high school athletics  Star-News

The mission statement of the High School Sports Association of San Diego is several-fold: It is to promote high standards of professional proficiency and ethics in ...



Full of optimism, Jaguars football team gears up for conference play  Star-News

It's five down and five to go for the Southwestern College football team as the team comes off its midseason bye. The Jaguars currently possess a 4-1 record as ...



Pursuit of second career leads to Brazilian martial arts academy  Star-News

When Ron Pizarro was laid off from his cyber security job at the Department of Defense it was a stressful time for him. Pizarro, 38, had supported his family of ...



Hilltop, Olympian make a splash with wins in CIF girls water polo quarterfinal playoffs  Star-News

The picks have been made; now the pressure is on to produce. The Mar Vista and Hilltop high school girls water polo teams each received top seeds in their ...



Eastlake tops Castle Park in early season inline hockey showdown  Star-News

The first big game between the CIF-Metro Conference's Mesa League roller hockey teams took place Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Castle Park High School rink ...



Boys volleyball season heading to frantic close  Star-News

San Diego Section boys volleyball champions will be crowned in five playoff divisions during May. The Open Division will include eight teams while Division I, ...



Give it a shot: Titans are Pam Wiser Classic champs again  Star-News

The fifth annual Bonita Optimist Pam Wiser Classic wrapped up on Monday with a full day of roller hockey at the Castle Park High School roller hockey rink.



What You Need to Know About the South Bay Schools Merger  Voice of San Diego

Chula Vista Councilwoman Mary Salas, who is running for mayor, wants the Sweetwater Union High School District to merge with the Chula Vista Elementary ...



Titans, Broncos still unbeaten in CIF-Metro roller hockey season  Star-News

Several milestones define the unbroken 18-year history of roller hockey as an official CIF-sanctioned sport within the Sweetwater Union High School District and ...



Torrey Pines Speshilov wins CIF Boys Tennis Individual  Del Mar Times

Torrey Pines senior Nik Speshilov capped his remarkable undefeated season by winning the 2018 CIF San Diego Section Boys Tennis Singles Championship ...



Bonita couple honored with community service award  Star-News

Bonita's Jeff and Julie Phair recently received the prestigious community *service* award from the High School Sports Association. The award was given to the ...



And we thought the football season was finally over  Star-News

The high school and college football seasons are starting to become ridiculously long. Consider this: The San Diego Section championship finals took place Dec ...



Where Sweetwater School Board Candidates Stack Up  Voice of San Diego

Chula Vista residents will get a chance to know some of their school board candidates at our forum later this week. But first: a sampling of candidates' responses ...



Hilltop Lancers to field young girls volleyball squad  Star-News

The Hilltop Lancers finished in the middle of the pack in last year's competitive Mesa League girls volleyball championship race, ending the season with an ...



Elderly Couple Dies in Chula Vista House Fire  NBC 7 San Diego

Two people died Friday in a house fire in Chula Vista, officials confirmed.



Ballard, Sandra M. Hummel | Obituaries | helenair.com  Helena Independent Record

Sandy went home with the Lord on January 1, 2017. Sandy was born March 3, 1943 in Washington, D.C. to Walter M. Hummel and Erma “Babe” Leyde Hummel.



Bonita Vista, Hilltop fall short in CIF division basketball finals  Star-News

What made the Bonita Vista High School girls basketball team's 62-54 loss to top-seeded Imperial in last Saturday's San Diego Section Division II championship ...



Skateboarding pays off for Chula Vista resident  Star-News

Professional skateboarder and native Chula Vista resident Thomas Sandoval, 25, has become somewhat of a local celebrity as he moves on to the final round of ...



Hilltop girls field hockey team taking aim at fantastic finish  Star-News

There are two weeks left in the high school girls field hockey season and Hilltop High School appears to be gaining momentum as it sprints toward securing this ...



Chula Vista Rangers conduct own World Cup draw  Star-News

The City of Salford Schools F.A. under-15 boys soccer team kicked off its 20th anniversary tour with friendly matches against the host Chula Vista Rangers ...



Southwestern lady kickers record near-perfect season, reach regional playoffs  Star-News

The season began with a magical 21-game unbeaten streak — 17 victories and four ties, to be exact — before Southwestern College's women's soccer team ...



Couple found dead in house fire identified  CBS 8 San Diego

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department responding to report of two people dead in Chula Vista house fire Friday morning.



Mustang duo puts Otay Ranch on the state wrestling map  Star-News

The 2010-11 high school wrestling season was one of history-making proportions for the Otay Ranch Mustangs. Included were the east side Chula Vista ...



Medina touch puts Lady Lancers at top of Division III rankings  Star-News

We all know what the Midas touch is – turning anything into gold. But how about the Medina touch? It appears to be just as potent. Veteran aquatics coach Ernie ...



Hilltop grad Martinez playing herself back into the game  Star-News

After a sterling soccer career at Hilltop High School (1998-2001) in which she garnered numerous all-league and All-San Diego Section honors, Lisette Martinez ...



San Diego's Meb Keflezighi Finishes In Eighth Place In Boston Marathon  KPBS

Meb Keflezighi of San Diego came up short Monday in his bid for a second straight Boston Marathon victory, while a former Chula Vista resident posted a strong ...



No shortage of talent for Eastlake lacrosse team's vaunted Tommy Henderson Award  Star-News

The Eastlake High School boys lacrosse team will hold its annual awards banquet on Sunday, May 17. The team's coaching staff presents several awards each ...



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