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SPORTS BEAT with Steve Dolan

NOV. 16-22, 2017


Ex-Grossmont Star Leads USD to Title

nthony Lawrence out of Grossmont High paced the University of San Diego to a school-record 706 offensive yards in a 63-7 Pioneer Football League title clinching win at Davidson on Saturday, Nov. 11. With his performance he has been named this week’s PFL Offensive Player of the Week, his third honor this season. Lawrence completed 24-of-28 passes for 403 yards and three touchdowns in less than three full quarters as he left after USD took a 49-7 lead. Lawrence averaged 16.8 yards per completion, including a touchdown tosses of 15, 8 and 25 yards to three different receivers. Two of his receivers – Justin Priest and Michael Bandy – finished with 100-yard receiving outings while Ross Dwelley finished with 99 yards receiving after catching a 58-yard pass. It is Lawrence’s first 400-yard passing performance this season and ranks as the fourth-best in the PFL this season by passing yardage. Lawrence ranks first in the PFL in both passing efficiency (175.7 rating) and passing yards per game (267.7). For the season he has completed 203-of-295 passes (68.8%) for 2,677 yards and 28 touchdowns with just one interception. The Toreros (8-2 record, 7-0 PFL) close out their regular-season schedule Saturday, Nov. 18 when they host Marist College at 2 pm. On Sunday morning, the Toreros will find out who their first round FCS Playoff opponent will be with games scheduled for Nov. 25.

College basketball

FOX Sports San Diego announced the addition of five games to its 2017-18 men’s basketball lineup which includes San Diego State University and the University of San Diego. The regional sports network’s coverage of local San Diego hoops tips-off at 7:30 pm on Friday, Nov. 17, with SDSU hosting McNeese State. All games on FOX Sports San Diego will also air on Prime Ticket in the Los Angeles and Orange County markets. The Thursday, Nov. 30 matchup between San Diego State and San Diego will air live on FOX Sports West, All games televised on the regional sports networks will also be streamed live via FOX Sports GO. FOX Sports GO is currently available for iOS, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Fire tablets and Fire phones, Roku players and Roku TV, select Windows devices, and online at Fans can download the mobile app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store.

Dolan hosts a one-hour sports talk radio show Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. on East County’s “The Mountain – 107.9 FM.” The show may also be heard on the Internet at

EAST COUNTY BIZwith Rick Griffin Holiday toy and gift card collection underway in Lakeside

Native American gaming approaching $100 billion impact

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$800 billion, the highest since 2009 as the Great Recession began. The company analyzed a sample of more than a million anonymous LendingTree users in the 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas to create a “maxed-out score” of Fire & Ice, a heating and air conditioning company in The American Gaming Association (AGA) reports the between 0 and 100 for each metropolitan area. San Diego Lakeside, has begun collecting unwrapped new toys and economic impact of Native American casinos across the had a near-maximum score of 98, followed by Los Angeles gift cards as part of the Lakeside community’s annual U.S. is approaching $100 billion. The AGA said that tribal Christian Helps Center Toy Drive. Donations can be gaming supports as many as 635,000 jobs generating over at 93 and San Antonio at 92. delivered until Dec. 13 to the Fire & Ice offices, 12318 $33 billion in employee wages. Additionally, tribal casinos Parkside St., Lakeside. Donors can receive discounts on generate nearly $16 billion in taxes and direct payments Backlash fears from construction repair and installation services, the company said. to federal, state and local governments. San Diego County companies bidding on border wall For more information, visit currently has 11 Native American gaming operations, the On behalf of the U.S. construction industry, the Associated highest concentration in the nation. Casinos in the East General Contractors of America is asking the federal House of Magnets hosts parking lot sale County include Sycuan Casino in El Cajon, Viejas Casino government for federal protections, including stopping cities in Alpine, Barona Valley Ranch Casino in Lakeside, Golden and states from penalizing companies that participate in on Nov. 17 Acorn Casino in Campo, La Posta Casino in Boulevard construction of the proposed border wall. Over concerns Hollywood Casino San Diego in Jamul. of political backlash and threats of reprisals, the trade House of Magnets, 1912 John Towers Ave., El Cajon, organization, which represents more than 26,000 firms, will host a parking lot sale offering discounts on gift Report: San Diego leads nation in maxed- also wants assurances that local authorities will provide wrapping paper and note cards from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., reasonable protection for workers and equipment on job Friday, Nov. 17. The public is invited to attend. out credit cards sites, as well as contractor reimbursement for security Mike Atkinson, Internet marketing manager, said, “We A new study by the online loan company LendingTree costs or damage from vandalism. Berkeley, Oakland and need to make room in our warehouse and want to sell identifies San Diego as the “maxed out” metropolitan area samples of note cards and gift wrap to our neighbors at for credit card debit, with an average of $6,629 per person. Richmond in California already have passed resolutions to stop doing business with firms involved in building the huge discounts.” The study found San Diego residents have used almost a wall. Similar measures also have been proposed in eight Atkinson said credit cards will be accepted, but cash third of their available credit, and 18 percent have at least states and 10 other municipalities including New York is preferred. Founded in 1995, House of Magnets, with one card maxed-out. While San Diego ranked first, Los City, according to the trade organization. “Failure by the a staff of 80 employees, offers magnetic attractions, Angeles was close behind. “With the holidays around the including calendars and signs, as well as specialty items, corner, the lure of minimum payments can let debt linger for government to take action against such measures will embolden states and municipalities to discriminate against name badges, business cards, notepads, cards from much longer than necessary, with interest accruing along private companies that perform all sorts of controversial Note Card Café and wrapping paper from Bella Gift Wrap the way,” said Brian Karimzad, vice president of research work for government, not just border-wall work,” wrote Co. at LendingTree. He advised moving debt to a lower rate Michael Kennedy, the group’s general counsel, in a letter to For more information, visit, card or using a personal loan to pay it off. Lending Tree or call (619) 258-4081. said credit card balances nationwide have grown to almost U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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