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by Scott Hopkins
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Peninsula youth poised for track meet

A track meet for all Peninsula youth in grades K-8 is being planned by the Point Loma High track and field team.

The event takes place May 11 on the Pointers campus and be conducted by school coaches and athletes.

Known as the “Future Pointers” meet, area youth from all schools public and private are invited to showcase their skills.

It is hoped that individual schools will form teams, showing their school spirit and talents.

Now in the organizing stage, those interested in helping with registration, set-up, cleanup and concessions should contact Eleanor Snyder at

Inaugural alumni football game set for May 18

A first-ever alumni football game is being planned for May 18 at PLHS as a fundraiser and to generate interest in the upcoming season.

While final plans are still being developed, the game will be a flag-football format.

Pointer alums should follow the “PLHS Football ‘EMAP’” page on Facebook, or contact football booster secretary/treasurer Melanie Duarte ( for more information.

1973 championship team to be feted

Point Loma High baseball boosters are planning their big annual fundraising event.

The Pointers 1973 CIF championship baseball team will be saluted on the 40th anniversary of its accomplishment.

The event, at the Bali Hai restaurant on Shelter Island, takes place April 26, with tickets priced at $75 each.

Proceeds will support the coaching staff, field management, uniforms and equipment needed by the varsity, junior varsity and freshman AAU teams at the school.

Team members include Jim Harvey, Tom Evans, Tom Pike, Jeff Carlile, Paul Contreras, Steve Lingley, Jim Murray, Steve Grimes, Mark Connors, Cornell Hill, Brian Sillano, Terry Greaves, Steve Vargas and Gary Beck.

Also needed are auction items. Contact Martha Stauderman ( for more information.

Previous booster events honored alums David Wells (2010) and Don Larsen (2011), both of whom pitched perfect games for the New York Yankees.

Canoe, kayak event slated for April 6

The San Diego Canoe Kayak Team (SDCKT), based in Mission Bay, is hosting a racing event on a local Olympic course.

The 2013 Silver Blade Regatta takes place Saturday, April 6 at the USA Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.

Canoeing, kayaking, ocean surfskis and SUP (stand-up paddleboards) will be included in the all-day event that begins with registration at 9 a.m. 

The regatta includes races of 200 meters, 2,000 meters and a 200-meter relay.

The USA Olympic Training Center is located at 2800 Olympic Parkway.

The SDKCT is a 15-year-old nonprofit organization focused on developing young athletes in Olympic-style racing and the exciting new sport of SUP. It was founded by Chris Barlow, a USA Olympian in canoeing. The team includes paddlers of all skill levels and ages. Members travel to regional, national and international competitions.

For more information, visit, write to or call (858) 273-0063.

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