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Articles by Colin Grylls

Sweltering 90 degree temperatures greeted runners in Woodley Park at the Southern California Cross Country Championships last Saturday.

Cuyamaca College finished 10th overall in the women’s 5k race, while the men finished 16th in the 4-mile run. Grossmont College did not qualify for the team championships, with only one runner in the event.

More than 20 years after retiring from a Hall of Fame career, Bill Walton is still making shots—tequila shots, that is. On Monday night, he was joined by friends and family as he showcased his latest investment, Azuñia Tequila, and signed autographs at the La Mesa Claim Jumper.

Walton said he was ecstatic to be back in his hometown.

Steele Canyon traveled west along the 94 to La Mesa last Friday to kick off Grossmont Hills League play against Helix High School. Helix’s band energized the home crowd with their pre-game interpretation of Iggy Azalea’s pop hit “Fancy,” and the Highlanders (5-1, 1-0 league) translated the tempo to the gridiron by handing the Cougars (5-1, 0-1 league) its first loss of the season, 41-0.

As the sun set on Lakeside, the hand-painted VISITORS PARKING sign pointed to the dirt lot on Mapleview St. between the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds and the El Capitan football stadium. El Cap’s main parking lot was full in anticipation of the Vaquero’s showdown with fellow undefeated East County heavyweight Granite Hills, forcing late arrivals to crush the scattered rocks with the weight of their cars and pickups before filling their nostrils with kicked-up dust.