Monday, April 22, 2013

DILLON FITZMORRIS BASKETBALL ALL-STAR

Dillon Fitzmorris, a 6-foot-1 guard from Point Loma High School (PLHS), contributed three points, three rebounds, and one steal in helping the South defeat the North by a score of 109-101 in the San Diego Section’s men’s senior all-star basketball game played at Horizon Christian High School on Friday evening, April 12.

“It was exciting to have the opportunity to play in an event of this magnitude,” said Fitzmorris.  “It was also a little nerve-wracking at first.  But for the most part, it was a lot of fun.”

After entering the contest with 10:51 remaining in the first half, Fitzmorris immediately made his impact felt by grabbing a clutch rebound off of the backboard and leading the South squad on a fast break for an easy basket going the other way.

“Playing with the best players in the county was a huge privilege and an honor for me to be a part of,” said Fitzmorris.

Fitzmorris averaged 17.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 2.5 points per game this past season for a Pointers ballclub that concluded their campaign with an overall record of 18-8.

PLHS went undefeated in Central League play with a perfect 12-0 mark behind fifth-year head coach Chris Brisco, before bowing out in the first round of the C.I.F. Division II Playoffs by a score of 65-40 to the visiting Westview High Wolverines.

Fitzmorris also tickled the twine for 30 points in ballgames against the El Cajon Valley Braves and Clairemont Chieftans earlier in the year. 

“I’m not really sure yet about all of the schools that are currently recruiting me as of right now,” said Fitzmorris.  “It’s probably mostly going to be just the little universities here and there as well as the local junior colleges.  So, I’m not really sure where I’m going to end up at yet.”

Rob Stone is a life-long resident of the Clairemont Mesa/Kearny Mesa area.


Friday, September 7, 2012

SAN DIEGO HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TOP TEN

(1) HELIX HIGHLANDERS (DIVISION II) 1-0

(2) OCEANSIDE PIRATES (DIVISION II) 1-0

(3) CATHEDRAL CATHOLIC DONS (DIVISION III) 1-0

(4) LA COSTA CANYON MAVERICKS (DIVISION II) 1-0

(5) POWAY TITANS (DIVISION II) 1-0

(6) VALLEY CENTER JAGUARS (DIVISION IV) 1-0

(7) MADISON WARHAWKS (DIVISION IV) 1-0

(8) ST. AUGUSTINE SAINTS (DIVISION IV) 1-0

(9) EASTLAKE TITANS (DIVISION I) 0-1

(10) MISSION HILLS GRIZZLIES (DIVISION I) 0-1

Thursday, September 6, 2012

POINT LOMA'S RULON HELPS U.S. TAKE GOLD IN WATER POLO

Point Loma native Kelly Rulon had four goals, five assists, one steal and one blocked shot combined over a six-game span to help the United States Olympic women’s water polo team win the gold medal in London.

Rulon, an attacker who prepped locally at University of San Diego High School, played 15:20 of a possible 32 minutes as the U.S. thumped Spain 8-5 in the gold-medal match on Aug. 9.

Two days earlier, she had seen another 12:38 of action as the U.S. defeated Australia 11-9 to advance to the gold-medal game.

Prior to that, Rulon had scored two goals and also added one assist in a 9-6 U.S. victory over Italy.

In Group A Preliminary Round matches, Rulon had one goal, one assist and one blocked shot as the U.S. closed out China 7-6; one assist and one steal in a 9-9 U.S. tie with Spain; and one goal and two assists as the U.S. defeated Hungary 14-13.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

C.I.F. BASEBALL: ROCK ACADEMY WARRIORS SPEARED BY CALVARY CHRISTIAN LIONS

Despite some heroics from junior James L’esperance, the Rock Academy Warriors (23-5-1) suffered a tough 8-4 defeat to the Calvary Christian Lions in the championship game of the C.I.F. San Diego Section Division V Baseball Playoffs.

Calvary Christian was cruising right along with a 5-1 cushion when L’esperance launched a three-run homer.

That cut the Lion lead to 5-4 in the top half of the third inning.

Unfortunately for the Rock Academy, that’s as close as they would come as Calvary Christian base runners would cross home plate three more times to help the Lions pull away for the victory.

Prior to that, the Warriors had blanked the Christian Patriots 3-0 to reach the title game.

In that encounter, junior pitcher Deandre Simpson went the distance for the Rock Academy, striking out seven and allowing only five Patriots to reach base safely (three base hits, two bases on balls).

Meanwhile, junior Andrew Brown (two-for-four, two doubles, run batted in, stolen base, two runs scored), sophomore Michael Martinez (two-for-two, run batted in), and junior Adam Taylor (two-for-four), anchored the Warrior offensive attack against Christian.

In a previous contest, L’esperance led the Rock Academy to a 15-0 victory over the Lutheran Knights while on the pitching mound, throwing a no-hitter and striking out 11 in the process.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

DUTRA BROTHERS, ROCK ACADEMY FALL TO FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN

Despite getting a team-high 15 points from Jay Dutra, The Rock Academy High Warriors boys’ basketball team suffered a 44-36 defeat by the Foothills Christian Knights in the CIF Div. V Finals at the University of San Diego’s (USD) Jenny Craig Pavillion on March 2.

Dutra, a junior guard, notched 12 rebounds and was followed in the scoring column by sophomore guard Jonathan Dutra (eight points), sophomore forward Holden Haskett (eight points, game-high 15 rebounds) and senior forward Keelan Elliott (five points).

Haskett also had a team-high two three-point goals for the Warriors, while Elliott added one of his own.

The Knights were paced by the performances of junior guard Nick Loudon (15 points), senior guard Andre Johnson (15 points), sophomore guard Caleb Hoffman (eight points, team-high 12 rebounds), senior guard Joe Buenresto (four points) and sophomore forward Johnny Van Ommering (two points).

Loudon led Foothills Christian with a team-high five three-point goals and was followed by Johnson and Hoffman with three and two, respectively.

With the victory, the Knights improved to 20-11. The Rock Academy fell to 18-10.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

MEN'S HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS: FRANCIS PARKER 48, ARMY-NAVY 46 (Click the icon to listen)

FORMER SAN DIEGO STATE AZTEC AND CURRENT FRANCIS PARKER HEAD COACH JIM TOMEY TALKS ABOUT THE LANCERS BIG BUZZER-BEATING COASTAL LEAGUE WIN OVER THE VISITING ARMY-NAVY ACADEMY WARRIORS.

Pts: Dunklin (FP) 14, B. Fitzner (FP) 16, Watson (AN) 22, N’diaye (AN) 16.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

WESTHEM SISTERS HELP VIKINGS STING HORNETS, SCALP CHIEFTANS

Paced by the performances of sister team Ashley and Sierra Westhem, the La Jolla Lady Viking basketball team defeated the Lincoln Lady Hornets 61-25 in a girls’ Western League contest at La Jolla High School (LJHS) last week.

Five-foot-eight senior guard Ashley Westhem led the Lady Vikings with 22 points.

Meanwhile, 5-foot-11 sophomore forward Sierra Westhem had 11 points and a game-high 10 rebounds.

Five-foot-six sophomore guard Sophia Sowers also added 11 points of her own for LJHS.

On Jan. 6, the Lady Vikings were led by Ashley Westhem (11 points) as they defeated the Clairemont Lady Chieftans 27-11 in a non-league contest also held in La Jolla.

With the victories, LJHS saw their record improve to 7-7 overall and 1-0 in the Western League.

In other girls’ high school action, the La Jolla Country Day (LJCD) Lady Torreys defeated the St. Mary’s Rams from Stockton, 71-52, in a non-league game at LJCD.

The Lady Torreys (13-1) were led by 5-foot-10 senior forward Maya Hood (24 points, seven rebounds), 5-foot-9 junior guard Kelsey Plum (17 points, 10 assists) and 5-foot-10 senior forward Malina Hood (16 points, 11 rebounds).

Behind the play of Maya Hood (29 points, eight assists) and Malina Hood (11 points), LJCD defeated the Monte Vista Lady Monarchs 82-26 in another non-league contest, this time at Monte Vista High School.

Five-foot-four junior guard Brianne Yasukochi (10 points) followed the Hood sisters in the scoring column for LJCD.

GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

• Serra Lady Conquistadors 63, at The Bishop’s School Lady Knights 57

• Mission Bay Lady Buccaneers 63, at University City Lady Centurions 22

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

• In boys’ high school action, the UC Centurions suffered a tough 65-43 defeat to the Mission Bay Buccaneers in a Western League game at University City High School.

The Centurions were led by the play of 6-foot senior guard Kyle Holder (21 points) and 6-foot-4 junior Devonte Pritchet (11 rebounds).

With the loss, UC saw their record fall to 7-7 overall and 0-1 in the Western League.

• The Bishop’s School Knights 51, The Rock Academy Warriors 40

• Lincoln Hornets 82, La Jolla Vikings 45