Preparatory Sports: La Jolla High wins inaugural Division II beach volleyball title

After a nine-year journey to make beach volleyball a recognized sport in the CIF San Diego section, La Jolla High School won its first championship on May 7 at San Diego Mesa College.

The other Viking holders won 4-1 over the best Classical Academy holders in the Division II title match and won the trophy for La Jolle coach Kelly Drobeck, who played a leading role in reviving the sport locally.

“I was very nervous before the match,” Drobeck said. “This is my award for the last nine years of work. I’m glad to be here to see it fall on the sand, and the fact that my team was the first team to win the title on the beach is great. “

The score was 1-1 after the first round of action, but the Vikings swept the sets to 1st (Jenna Drobeck, Kiana Wurtz), 3rd (Maya Mitchell, Kenan Thomas) and 4th (Leila Laumann, Grayson) Lejuwann) in the second round to win the title.

“I love this sport so much,” said Kelly Drobeck. “I have seen it grow every year since we started this incentive. I knew the beach was going to be a big hit in high school. ”

Boys team tennis

The Bishop’s School Knights advanced to the finals of the San Diego Open Division boys ’tennis team before being knocked out by Canyon Crest Academy, 12-6.

The match was held on April 30 at the Barnes Tennis Center in Point Loma.

Bishop’s top seed has been trying to win his first championship since 1986 ◆

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