Game Day Entries for August, 2012

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Game of the Week: No. 1 Helix at No. 8 Eastlake

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQGPOLgzdAM Highlanders handle Titans to make season-opening statement CHULA VISTA – In its season opener at Eastlake on Friday night, ...

Press Conference for Padres New Ownership is Quite "Not" Telling

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/aug/31/30621/ There have been a lot of questions surrounding the purchase of the San Diego Padres from John Moores by ...

Week 1 Scoreboard

Week 1 Scoreboard Aug. 31 Top 10 No. 1 Helix 28 at No. 8 Eastlake 6 No. 2 Oceanside 34 ...

Season Preview: No. 6 Mission Hills Grizzlies

Season Preview: Mission Hills Grizzlies Last Year: 7-4-1 (1st in Avocado East, lost in D-II semifinals) Returning Starters: 7 on ...

Amid Padres New Ownership Distractions, Stults Unfazed, Beats Braves

While most media seemed to concentrate on the new ownership group of the Padres, including a morning press conference covered ...

Opinion: Most significant division changes

Which teams changing divisions will have the biggest impact in the 2012 season? While defending Division I champion Poway’s move ...

Season Preview: No. 1 Helix Highlanders

Season Preview: Helix Highlanders Last Year: 13-1 (1st in Grossmont Hills, D-II section/state champions) Returning Starters: 4 on offense/3 on ...

Braves Snap Padres Win Streak

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/aug/29/30490/ The San Diego Padres can't seem to figure out Atlanta Braves pitcher Kris Medlen. Just less than two weeks ...

Week 1 High Five

Game of the Week No. 1 Helix at No. 8 Eastlake Friday 7 p.m. Defending Division II state champion Helix ...

Season Preview: No. 2 Oceanside Pirates

Oceanside senior quarterback Tofi Paopao (pictured) is starting on varsity for the third straight season Season Preview: Oceanside Pirates Last ...

Kelly Shines in Debut as Padres Blank Braves

Casey Kelly did on Monday night what a lot of baseball scouts thought he would do when called up to ...

Season Preview: No. 7 Vista Panthers

Season Preview: Vista Panthers Last Year: 7-6 (2nd in Avocado East, lost in D-I finals) Returning Starters: 4 on offense/6 ...

Season Preview: No. 5 La Costa Canyon Mavericks

Season Preview: La Costa Canyon Mavericks Last Year: 9-3 (1st in Avocado West, lost in D-II semifinals) Top Players: OL/DL ...

Big Trade Blots Streaking Padres From National Spotlight

If not for the blockbuster trade the Dodgers and Red Sox just pulled off, the San Diego Padres would be ...

Season Preview: No. 3 Poway Titans

Poway senior cornerback Derek Babiash (pictured) is one of 11 returning starters for the Titans this season Season Preview: Poway ...

Season Preview: No. 4 Cathedral Catholic Dons

Pictured: Cathedral Catholic senior quarterback Garrett Bogart returns as a three-year varsity starter Season Preview: Cathedral Catholic Dons Last Year: ...

Season Preview: No. 8 Eastlake Titans

Eastlake running back Aaron Baltazar (pictured) will be the main playmaker in the Titans' Wing-T offense this season Season Preview: ...

Season Preview: Steele Canyon Cougars

Steele Canyon named longtime varsity assistant Scott Longerbone (pictured) head coach in the offseason after Ron Boehmke stepped down Season ...

Pirates Swept by Surging Padres

Let's get this straight. So, all you have to do is to call up some minor league pitcher that most ...

Season Preview: No. 9 Valley Center Jaguars

Pictured: Valley Center senior receiver Michael McInerny Season Preview: Valley Center Jaguars Last Year: 12-1 (1st in Valley, D-IV Champs) ...

Headley's Heroics Hammers Helpless Pirates

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/aug/22/30142/ The only play more decisive in baseball than a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning, ...

Season Preview: Christian Patriots

Pictured: Christian senior running back/safety Rayvon Owens Season Preview: Christian Patriots Last Year: 9-3 (2nd in Coastal, D-V Champs) Top ...

Volquez Wows as Padres Beat Pirates

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/aug/21/30056/ Baseball is a game of what have you done for me lately. Your last four outings as a pitcher ...

Season Preview: No. 10 Madison Warhawks

Pictured: Sophomore quarterback Kareem Coles makes his varsity debut for Madison this season Season Preview: Madison Warhawks Last year: 10-1-1 ...

Clayton Richard Shines as Padres Beat Giants

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/aug/20/29938/ Maybe if the Padres could clone a bunch of Clayton Richards, maybe then the bats would also remain awake ...

Red Zone Preseason Top 10

Pictured: Madison running back Pierre Cormier Red Zone Preseason Top 10 Records from last season, division in parentheses 1. Helix ...

Giants Hand Padres Fifth Straight Loss

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/aug/19/29876/ The San Diego Padres are on the wrong side of a streak, which is bound to happen during the ...

Giants Stomp Padres

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/aug/18/29860/ There isn’t always a lot that can be said after a blow-out loss from a team that was a ...

Braves Blister Padres for Third Straight Time

As Padres manager Buddy Black often points out, one can spin some events two ways. On the one hand, Braves ...

Sale of Padres Approved by MLB Owners

As was widely predicted, a group headed by the O'Malley family, or perhaps Ron Fowler, or even the Seidlers, depending ...

Braves Best Punchless Padres Again

Padres starter Edinson Volquez is in a slump, mired in a streak where he can't get out of the fifth ...

Padres Bats Sleep as Braves and Hudson Roll

With Clayton Richard on the mound for the Padres and Tim Hudson going for the Atlanta Braves, the obvious expectation ...

Padres Back in Form, Beat Braves

After Sunday's loss - after having a good lead and then getting creamed by the Pirates in the last game ...

Padres Take Another Series, Pirates the Victims

The Padres are doing what they wish they could have done from the beginning of the season. The idea in ...

Selig Will Approve His Own Money

Off of the top of my head, I remember the greatest infield I ever saw play the game of baseball. ...

Kicking off the 2012 season

The High School Red Zone has returned for the 2012 high school football season. For the fifth straight year, the ...

Brooms and Dustpans Litter Petco Park as Padres Sweep Cubs

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/aug/09/29439/ Padres starting pitcher Clayton Richard has a knack for making some things unnecessary. Like relief pitching. Like an abundance ...

Ohlendorf Hurls Six and Padres Post Seven To Beat Cubs

Seriously, Ross Ohlendorf? Really? So, no one wanted you and the Padres got lucky to sign you up because of ...

Pitching Sublime As Padres Shut Out Cubs

First it was Sandy Alderson that came to town his New York Mets in tow, and they dropped their series ...

Padres Pitching and Hitting Collide, Beat Mets

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/aug/06/29268/ The Padres combined the long ball with solid pitching on Sunday for some excellent results, and more importantly, they ...

Family Pride

It's become an icon of the games. Opening day ceremonies, 1984 Olympics, Los Angeles Coliseum: the American team comes onto ...

Volquez Falters, Mets Beat Padres

In facing Jeremy Hefner of the New York Mets on Saturday, it could be presumed that the San Diego Padres ...

Padres Solve R. A. Dickey, Beat Mets

The New York Mets R.A. Dickey (pictured) is a knuckleball pitcher, and a dominant one this season in particular, entering ...

Reds and Cueto Too Much For Padres

Getting into a deep hole against Reds starter Johnny Cueto isn’t advisable, as the Padres found out on Thursday. Padres ...

Reds Again Outlast Padres

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/aug/02/28967/ The key to beating the Cincinnati Reds seems to be in having your offense put up big numbers against ...

Happens Every Four Years

Work ceases. TV goes on. I tolerate the steams of commercials and NBC's infinite stockpile of heart-wrenching stories about the ...

Padres Split First Two of Four With Reds

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/aug/01/28904/ The Padres seem to be getting better, but are still often coming up just short. After losing in extra-innings ...