You are here
SAN DIEGO—(April 3, 2017)—With one spectacular catch and some timely heavy-hitting at the plate, former Morse High standout Adam Jones led the United States to its first-ever World Baseball Classic title.
Jones was one of 15 professional, amateur and high school athletes who were honored as Stars of the Month for March by the San Diego Hall of Champions.
SAN DIEGO (March 16, 2017) – The Breitbard Hall of Fame, which was founded by the legendary Bob Breitbard to recognize significant athletic achievement in San Diego, will be relocating from Balboa Park to Petco Park. The San Diego Hall of Champions will continue to host its numerous awards, recognition & community programs in a seamless transition for San Diegans to enjoy for years to come.
Professional Stars of the Year
Kris Bryant, Baseball - Chicago Cubs, USD Alumnus
Ron Capps, NHRA Funny Car - Carlsbad, CA.
Kriag Chiles, Soccer - San Diego Sockers, SDSU Alumnus, Poway High Alumnus
Wil Myers, Baseball - San Diego Padres
Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR - Granite Hills High Alumnus
Jeff Henderson, Rio Olympian - San Diego Olympic Training Center
Philip Rivers, Football - San Diego Chargers
Amateur Stars of the Year
Donnel Pumphrey, Football - San Diego State University
JAYCOB MEGNA, Ice Hockey, San Diego Gulls—Megna had 3 goals and 6 assists for 9 points in the month with a plus-14 rating in 12 games. Megna has already set career highs in goals (5), assists (19) and points (24) this season. He leads the entire AHL with a plus-29 rating as the Gulls went 10-2.
LEVINE TOILOLO, Football, Atlanta Falcons, Helix High alumnus—Now in his fourth year in the NFL, Toilolo doesn’t run up a lot of stats but he is a key to the Falcons making the Super Bowl. A first-rate blocker, Toilolo had two critical catches against the Seahawks for 26 yards and one for 5 against the Packers. He also drew a pass interference penalty in the end zone eventually resulting in a TD.
JOEY BOSA, Football, San Diego Chargers—It’s clear that the Chargers have found the defensive lineman of the future as the team’s No. 1 draft choice continued to harass opposing quarterbacks and running backs with increasing regularity. In the final five games he was credited with 19 tackles, 14 of them solo, and six quarterback sacks.
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NASCAR, Auto Racing, Granite Hills alumnus—His seventh Sprint Cup Trophy moved Johnson into a tie with the greats of NASCAR racing—Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Jr. He capped the season by winning at Homestead-Miami Speedway, taking the lead with just 10 laps remaining. Earlier in the month he collected a victory at Martinsville.
PHILIP RIVERS, Football, San Diego Chargers—Although the record isn’t what he hoped for, Rivers has still managed to complete almost 70 percent of his passes, hitting 68 of 99 attempts for 793 yards and 5 TDS without an interception. Give him room and he’ll scramble, having rushed for 34 yards.
YANGERVIS SOLARTE, Baseball, San Diego Padres—A 14-game hitting streak helped the Padres third baseman hit .355 (27-for-76) with five doubles, two home runs, 17 RBI, nine runs scored with a .370 on-base percentage, a .500 slugging average and an .870 OPS.
SAN DIEGO—(Sept. 1, 2016)—The 2016 Rio Olympic Games not only showcased the top athletes in the world, it brought out some of the best from the San Diego area including gold medalists Kerry Simmonds and Jeff Henderson.
The two topped the list of 10 standout professional and amateur athletes who were honored as August Stars of the Month by the San Diego Hall of Champions.