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3 On 3 Basketball At Carlsbad’s Westfield Mall

by The Editors on May 8, 2013


On Saturday July 13, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Carlsbad’s Westfield Mall parking lot will be turned into a huge outdoor three on three basketball tournament for boys grades 3 through 12 thanks to the City of Carlsbad. To play, you need get your team registered while there is still time.

Five grade divisions will be offered: 3rd and 4th, 5th and 6th, 7th and 8th, 9th and 10th, and 11th and 12th. Grades are determined by school year 2012-2013. Online registration may only be completed by a parent of a child from the team, or a team member who is 18 years of age or older.

It costs $125 per team. For more information please call: (760) 434-2971 or follow the jump for more information.

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Carlsbad High School TV Covers Election

by The Editors on November 7, 2012

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The talented crew from Carlsbad High School TV spent last evening (November 6, 2012) down in the thick of San Diego’s election 2012 coverage hub at Golden Hall producing hourly reports from 5 – 9 PM.

The team responsible included: (From the left) Brandon Scharaga (soph), Mark Huckaby (jr) Leonardo Sander (Sr.) Ashley Welzel (jr) Taylor Team (jr) Brian DeGour (Sr.) Adam Faringhy (jr) Sam Stadlberger (jr) Nicole Walker (jr) Matt Kenney (sr) Allie Degour (soph) Seannie Bryan (Sr) Gabe Retzer (soph) Joseph Smith (soph).

The great job they did last night proves they’re ready to take on the biggest stories gives the local “professional media” a reminder not to slack off because theses kids are coming up.

[Link: CHSTV]


Carlsbad Lancer Dancers Win Hip Hop Nationals

by The Editors on February 9, 2012


At the National Dance Team Chamionships at Orlando, Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort on February 4-5, 2012 the Carlsbad High School Lancer Dancers varsity dance team took first place in the Varsity Hip Hop competition to win their 9th National title.

“After the team danced at finals, I was thrilled! They came out with such intensity and left it all on the dance floor!” said Laura. Team captain, Camille Posard, states, “We were fighting hard to defend our Championship Title and the competition was extremely tough. All those hours of practice, rehearsals, and sacrifices culminated minutes before the Finals. During our pep-talk we all had tears in our eyes and a roaring fire lit inside.”

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Carlsbad’s 27th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

by The Editors on December 5, 2011

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On Sunday afternoon (December 4, 2011) from 2 to 4 PM Carlsbadistan celebrated the 27th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at the Village Faire Mall at the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive and Carlsbad Blvd.

Carlsbad Rotarians handed out cookies, Santa got kids Christmas wishes and the crowd of nearly 300 enjoyed songs from Carlsbad High School’s Christmas Caroling Choir, dancing from Carlsbad High School’s Xcalibur dancers and performance from the local youth theater. It was the perfect way to kick off another holiday season in Carlsbadistan.

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Lancer Dancers Begin Year of Giving Back

by The Editors on August 31, 2011

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Carlsbad High School’s National Champion Lancer Dancers are back in school and kicking off their busy training schedule that will see them defend their title at Nationals, but that’s not all they’ve been doing lately. No, they’ve also been giving back to the community.

The Lancer Dancers are committed to giving back to the Carlsbad and the surrounding communities and have held multiple food drives and volunteered hundreds of community service hours as a team. They have given their time to so many worthy causes, but have found a real passion for sharing their love of dance and giving back to children, especially those in need.

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Carlsbad Lancer Dancer Junior Campers

by The Editors on June 28, 2011

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The week of August 1, 2011 Carlsbad’s national dance competition award winning Lancer Dancers will be sharing some of their deep dance skills with young dancers grades K-7 during Jr. Lancer Dancer Summer Camp.

Team Co-Captain, Camille Posard shares her theory on success, “Last year we were the Cinderella Story winning the National Championship with 8 rookies on the team and 5 freshmen, but it was hard work and determination not experience that made it possible. We will be sharing what we learned with the dancers at camp this summer”. . . . The Lancer Dancers are excited to be able to share their dance skills, choreography, and teamwork with other young dancers during this week of camp. Their goal for the camp is to inspire others with their love of dance, but more importantly, how teamwork, dedication, and hard work can take you just about anywhere that you set your sights on! Lancer Dancer, Katie Park, describes how camp is about more than dance, “Young dancers will not only learn dances, but leadership qualities and discipline that help you succeed in other aspects of life.”

All the five-day camp requires the will to dance and a $100 donation to the Lancer Dancers. For more information click here and/or follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Carlsbad High Debate Team Scores

by The Editors on February 23, 2011

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Just as a warning: Do not get into an argument with any of the Carlsbad High students shown in this photo. You’ll likely lose. They are trained debaters and according to some recent performances they’re pretty good at it, too.

Winter Debate Tournament, held January 28 and 29 at Helix Charter High School, saw 16 schools competing in four different debate categories. Carlsbad’s team walked away with a 2nd place overall, including first places in the parli and public forum categories. . . La Costa Canyon hosted a Winter Individual Event tournament on February 5, where 11 schools competed in 12 different events. Winning top honors – 1st place sweepstakes – was Carlsbad’s powerhouse team, who took first place in six of the twelve events. . . “I am impressed with our rankings, and proud of our team’s accomplishments,” says Coach Minnia Curtis. “This team started with a handful of members just four years ago. We are now over 100 strong and true contenders!”

Carlsbad will host the State Qualification Tournament March 4 and 5, 2011. Coach Curtis is also looking for volunteers to judge future debates and/or help support the team. For more information follow the jump.
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Lancer Dancers Bring Home Hip Hop Title

by The Editors on February 16, 2011

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Carlsbad High School’s Lancer Dancers brought home a Hip Hop National Championship and a bronze medal in Jazz from The National Dance Team Championships held February 6-7, 2011 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. But it wasn’t all easy. No, no, no. Let’s just say there were issues.

The Lancer Dancer’s early morning flight on Thursday was cancelled, and the team was told they wouldn’t be able to get another flight for their large group until just hours before the competition would start. Everyone scrambled and the team ended up having to change airlines and carpool up to Orange County in order to get a flight late on Thursday. Due to so many flight cancelations, the flights that could get out were so full, the team’s carry on bags with their costumes in them had to be checked in. Captain Lani Yamanaka said,” The storm was a nightmare! We didn’t know if we would make it in time for the competition or if our costumes would get lost. I was thinking, we might be competing in what we had on at the airport.”

But they made it. Congrats to the Lancer Dancers. Follow the jump for all the details on their spectacular trip. . .
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Carols Of Carlsbad At La Costa December 11

by The Editors on December 3, 2010

Carols CbOn December 11, 2010 students from area schools will turn the La Costa Resort and Spa’s Main Plaza into a winter musical wonderland with performances of all different types of choral and instrumental holiday songs as part of the Carlsbad Education Foundation’s Carols of Christmas.

“We are really excited to partner with La Costa Resort and Spa this holiday season,” says Valin Brown, CEO of the Carlsbad Educational Foundation. “The ‘Carols of Carlsbad’ event is a natural fit where students and their families are excited to perform in a festive outdoor venue at a landmark resort which supports and values the importance of education.” . . . Denise Chapman, La Costa Resort and Spa’s Director of Marketing adds, “We are proud to be showcasing the high-quality music programs being offered in our public schools and applaud the Carlsbad Educational Foundation for funding district-wide K-5 music education for Carlsbad’s students.”

La Costa will provide holiday refreshments, arts and crafts, and a special tree-lighting ceremony and group caroling session at dusk. Carols of Carlsbad runs from 3 to 5 PM on Saturday, December 11, 2010. Follow the jump for more information.
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Carlsbad High School TV Working Golden Hall

by The Editors on November 2, 2010

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Students from Carlsbad High School TV are at San Diego’s election headquarters Golden Hall tonight working on their special Election Show and getting a first hand look at the democratic process in action. According to a story on the Voice of San Diego CHSTV had the largest presence in the room.

Its production and reporting team was some 40 strong, and most of them fanned out across the swarming election night headquarters, maneuvering with cameras and microphones through the colorful masses that gathered to watch returns. . . What media organization can afford to send 40 people to a single event, you ask? . . . That would be the ninth- through 12th-grade class of Doug Green, a Carlsbad High School teacher who runs Carlsbad High School TV, an elective class for students interested in working toward careers in broadcast news production.

Nice work if you can get it.

[Link: Voice of San Diego]