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Former Santa Fe Christian pitching standout Nolan Gannon enjoying breakthrough year in pro ball

Nolan Gannon is in his third year of pro ball since being selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the fourth round of the 2012 draft out of Santa Fe Christian.

Baseball prospects are mostly rated by numbers. Their measurable skills are graded by scouts, and their performances evaluated by statistics. Former Santa Fe Christian pitching standout Nolan Gannon is doing just fine in those categories.

Torrey Pines High School baseball alum Taylor Murphy excelling in pro ball

In his first two months with the Class-A Mahoning Valley (Niles, Ohio) Scrappers in the New York-Penn League, Taylor Murphy is putting up big numbers. Mahoning Valley Scrappers

During a breakout senior year at Torrey Pines High, Taylor Murphy first popped up on the radar of professional baseball scouts. He was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 40th round of the June 2011 amateur draft. He declined, honoring a commitment to the University of the Pacific. Three years later, Murphy got another shot at professional baseball. And this time, he pounced.

Fed Biz captures Grade II $200,000 San Diego Handicap

Fed Biz

The 5-year-old Fed Biz took his rivals wire-to-wire in the Grade II $200,000 San Diego Handicap on Saturday at Del Mar, scoring by 5 1/4 lengths.

Former Carmel Valley pitching standout Joey DeNato finally gets his chance in pro ball

By just about every objective measure, the call probably should have come much earlier.

After concluding one of the most distinguished prep pitching careers in San Diego County history, former Torrey Pines High School standout Joey DeNato’s name never surfaced on the 2010 amateur draft board.

Former Carmel Valley student Michael Fagan pitching his way into pro ball

Michael Fagan Courtesy photo

The former San Diego Jewish Academy left-handed pitching sensation became the school’s first professional athlete when he signed a deal with the Oakland A’s, just days after the team of “Moneyball” selected Fagan in the ninth round of this year’s amateur draft on June 6.

Carmel Valley native a nominee for the 2014 Major League Soccer All Star game

A.J. Soares Courtesy photos

A.J. Soares, the only Major League Soccer player to come out of Torrey Pines High School, is having one of his best professional seasons this year.

San Diego Sea Lions kick off 2014 season at Cathedral Catholic High School in Carmel Valley

The San Diego Sea Lions will open their 2014 season on May 17, coming off last year’s Women’s Premier Soccer League championship. Courtesy photo

The San Diego Sea Lions soccer team will start its new season on May 17 in Carmel Valley, coming off a national championship season last year. The championship was the Women’s Premier Soccer League team’s first title since 2000 and capped an undefeated season in dramatic fashion — the Sea Lions have high hopes that they can defend that championship this year.

Del Mar golfer Michael Kim named to 2013 USA Walker Cup team

Michael Kim

Golfer Michael Kim, a Del Mar native, has been selected to the 2013 USA Walker Cup team. Many of the game’s greatest players have participated in Walker Cup competition, including U.S. Open champions Francis Ouimet, Bob Jones, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods for the USA.

Solana Beach golfer thriving on Senior Tour

A very short stint washing dishes at a Solana Beach restaurant helped steer Jeff Hart’s career path.

Former Carmel Valley baseball star sharpening skills and enjoying life as a pro

Daniel Camarena Photo/Charleston RiverDogs.

Daniel Camarena concluded his distinguished Cathedral Catholic baseball career two years ago in the middle of a giant dog pile at Tony Gwynn Stadium as the Dons celebrated a San Diego Section championship.

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