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Del Mar athlete among gold medalists at paralympic swim championships

Highlighted by gold medal performance from rookie Roderick Sewell, the 2014 U.S. Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Team continued to set the pace Friday, Aug. 8, in Pasadena. Two-time U.S. Paralympian Roy Perkins of Del Mar won a gold medal, then a silver during the competition.

Rancho Santa Fe Attack B97 Academy team wins Sporting Invitational 2014 BU17 Championship

Top row (L-R): Christian Deguzman, Doug Ballard, Don Bingham, Justin Gadalla, Omar Garcia, Dayne Michael, Evan Rodriguez, Devon Alvarado, Angel Flores, Jesus Olea, Coach Evan McNeley. Bottom row: Luis Valdovinos, Lucas Perry, Justin Glaser, Edgar Oliveros, Luis Hernandez, Juan Pena, Owen Ereso, Luke Hazel. Not pictured: Will Caples. Photo by Sylvia Rodriguez

Rancho Santa Fe Attack B97 Academy battled through six games in three days to claim the prestigious Sporting Invitational 2014 BU17 Championship on Aug. 10.

Carmel Valley trampoline champion on his way to accomplishing several goals

Christopher Lucio with his gold medal.

Christopher Lucio of Carmel Valley, an incoming Cathedral Catholic High School freshman, recently won the gold medal in trampoline in his division at the USA Gymnastics Trampoline and Tumbling Championships in Louisville, Ky. He also took home the bronze in power tumbling.

Two Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks teams to tour soccer sites, see games in England

Two DMCV Sharks teams (above, combined) will be touring England in August, starting with Manchester and finishing up in London.

DMCV Sharks are sending two of their elite boys teams from the SDDA Academy division to England.

San Diego Surf U15 team wins Elite Clubs National League Championship

Front row (L-R): Bianca Caetano-Ferrara, Taylor Hansen, Ana Gil, Savanna Madden, Jessica Lempe, Ariana Robles. Middle row: Arlie Jones, Yasmin Ahooja, Chloe Frisch, Lauren Washington, Fernanda Osorio Gracia, Julia Kappes, Caterina Macario. Back row: Head Coach Mark Spooner, Grace Carter, Taylor Kornieck, Tatia Dumbadse, SD Surf Director of Coaching Colin Chester, Lauren Hess Locquiao, Lucy Rickerson, Courtney Van Winkle, Jordyn DiCintio and Coach Paul Dolinsky. Photo courtesy of Jeff Madden

The girls San Diego Surf under-15 team won the Elite Clubs National League Championship on July 17 in Richmond, Va. The girls qualified for the finals by being the only U15 out of the top 35 in the national to go through bracket play in the playoffs in Seattle without giving up a single goal.

Surf GU12 EGSL Albion Cup Champs

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The Surf GU12 EGSL are Albion Cup champs for the GU12 Showcase division.

Two-time National Champions: Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks GU17 Elite

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Friends, families, coaches and other supporters (see page 1) all turned out at the airport recently to greet the Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks GU17 Elite soccer team members (above) as they returned victorious from the 2014 U.S. Youth National Championships in Germantown, Md. The team, coached by Felicia Kappes, also won the national championship last year (as reported in a story last issue).

Carmel Valley and Del Mar athletes medal at Track and Field Jr. Olympics

Chris White holds his bronze medal.

Carmel Valley resident Charlotte Maher continues her reign as javelin champion, taking the gold medal recently at the AAU Track and Field Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa.

Del Mar bodysurfers win gold for Del Mar Bodysurfing Club

David Lane and Briguitte Linn Wiedemeyer with gold medals at the 2014 International Bodysurfing Championships.

Briguitte Linn Wiedemeyer and David Lane of the Del Mar BodySurfing Club won gold medals in their age/gender brackets International Bodysurfing Championship in Manhattan Beach. The annual event was held Saturday, Aug. 2, as part of the annual International Surf Festival (

Carmel Valley resident wins javelin gold medal at AAU Track and Field Junior Olympics

Carmel Valley resident Charlotte Maher continues her reign as javelin champion taking the gold medal recently at the AAU Track and Field Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa. Charlotte won the 13-year-old girls division with a throw of 32.76 meters. Teammate Christopher White of Del Mar took the bronze medal in javelin for the 12-year-old boy division with a throw of 35.45 meters. Charlotte also took 11th in high jump and 21st in shot put for 13-year-old girls.



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