Prep Sports Report

MLB Sign Stealing Scandal; High School Cager’s Battle with Bone Cancer Lead Prep Sports Headlines

Jess Kearney, Union-Tribune Deputy Sports Editor, and Steve Brand, U-T prep sportswriter, are joined by John Maffei, U-T sportswriter, to discuss Dodgers manager and local high school grad Dave Roberts’ thoughts on baseball’s sign-stealing scandal. Kearney, Brand and Maffei talk about Torrey Pines basketball player Nick Hermann who is back on the court after battling bone cancer.

La Jolla Country Day Girls Cagers Ranked #1 in Nation

Jess Kearney, Union-Tribune Deputy Sports Editor, and Steve Brand, U-T prep sportswriter, are joined by Terri Bamford, Girls Basketball Coach at La Jolla Country Day, whose team is the nation’s top ranked girls basketball team. Kearney and Brand discuss the U-T Top Ten rankings in other winter sports.

Top National High School Cager Shines at San Ysidro High School

Jess Kearney, Union-Tribune Deputy Sports Editor, and Steve Brand from the San Diego Sports Association, are joined by Terry Tucker, Boys Basketball Coach at San Ysidro High, whose team is led by one of the country’s top players, freshman Mikey Williams.

National Prep Basketball Powerhouses to Participate in 30th Annual Torrey Pines Holiday Classic

Jess Kearney, Union-Tribune Deputy Sports Editor, and Steve Brand from the San Diego Sports Association, are joined by John Olive, boys basketball coach at Torrey Pines High School and Director of the 30th Annual Torrey Pines Holiday Classic basketball tourney. Kearney, Brand and Olive talk about the 76 teams – 50 from outside of San Diego County – that will be participating in one of the nation’s top high school tournaments.

Safety is Priority #1 for San Diego County Football Officials

Jess Kearney, Union-Tribune Deputy Sports Editor, and Steve Brand from the San Diego Sports Association, are joined by Steve Coover, Instructional Chair of the San Diego County Football Officials Association, to talk about the top priorities of the Association and steps to becoming a high school football official.

Explosive Offense Leads El Camino to Division II Title

Jess Kearney, Union-Tribune Deputy Sports Editor, and Steve Brand from the San Diego Sports Association, are joined by Michael Hobbs, football coach at El Camino High School, to recap the Wildcats wild 75-59 victory over #1 ranked Bishop’s to win the San Diego Section Division II championship. Kearney and Brand chat about the other about the other San Diego Section football championships, along with Sage Creek’s dominance at the State Cross Country championships.

Veterans Lead Unbeaten Scripps Ranch to Division III Championship Game

Jess Kearney, Union-Tribune Deputy Sports Editor, and Steve Brand from the San Diego Sports Association, are joined by Marlon Gardinera, football coach at Scripps Ranch High School, whose unbeaten senior-led Falcons play La Jolla for the San Diego Section Division III championship. Kearney and Brand discuss the other four San Diego Section football finals, along with other Fall sports highlights.

Selfless Lancers Face Helix for Open Division Football Championship

Jess Kearney, Union-Tribune Deputy Sports Editor, and Steve Brand from the San Diego Sports Association, are joined by Mac MacNeal, Carlsbad High football coach, whose Lancers will take on Helix this Saturday for the San Diego Section CIF Open Division Championship. MacNeal credits Carlsbad’s success on the team’s selfless play and camaraderie. Kearney and Brand chat about semi-final football matchups and postseason highlights in other Fall sports.

Veterans Lead Eagles to 4th Straight CIF San Diego Section Girls Volleyball Title

Jess Kearney, Union-Tribune Deputy Sports Editor, and Steve Brand from the San Diego Sports Association, are joined by Mary Beiler, Girls Volleyball Coach at Maranatha Christian Schools, whose veteran-led team won a 4th straight CIF San Diego Section title. Kearney and Brand talk about other Fall sports playoffs, including key semi-final football matchups.

Hornets Strength on Both Sides of the Ball Leads to Upset Over Cathedral Catholic

Jess Kearney, Union-Tribune Deputy Sports Editor, and Steve Brand from the San Diego Sports Association, are joined by David Dunn, Lincoln High football coach, who credits his team’s balanced approach to its upset victory over Cathedral Catholic last week. Kearney and Brand chat about Fall sports playoffs highlights.