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Once More To The Hill
LA MESA -- For the 11th year, La Mesa's Kiwanis Club gathered up a collection of young local residents and took to…Continue
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LA MESA -- Kids who entered the first La Mesa Soap Box Derby 11 years ago could be married with kids of their own by now. “Isn’t that an amazing thought,” quips Derby Director Steve Blake, who has participated in the La Mesa Kiwanis Club community service…Continue
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LA MESA -- Two East County boys defeated all competitors in their divisions to become champions of the Drew Ford/Kiwanis Club of La Mesa Soap Box Derby, held Saturday, May 18, on Junior High Drive adjacent to La Mesa Middle School.
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Hi-Tech Races Off To Fast Start
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LA MESA -- The new hi-tech La Mesa Soap Box Derby was off to a multi-media start Saturday on Jr. High Drive in West La Mesa as racers began competing for the cherished slot in the national competition later this summer in Ohio.
The La Mesa Soap Box…
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Races Adjust Well To New Course
LA MESA -- Once again the Soap Box Derby cars rolled down the road as young racers began amassing the points necessary to get to the national races in Akron. This week's races were run on a slightly adjusted race course which had to adapt to new flared crossings the city installed on Junior High Drive…Continue
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LA MESA -- Youngsters age 7-17 from throughout Southern California and Arizona are getting ready for two days of Soap Box Derby Races, November 3 and 4, as members of the host Kiwanis Club of La Mesa adjusts to modifications to the course on Junior…Continue
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LA MESA -- Junior High Drive was the perfect venue for a Soap Box Derby. A long, sloping block with the La Mesa Middle School grounds on the south side, and no homes facing the street on the north side. On weekends in November, March and May, the…Continue
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Down To The Wire Drama In La Mesa
LA MESA -- For more than four hours, the Soap Box Derby cars had been launching like planes at an airport.
Heat after heat, the young drivers ducking down and straining for the best groove in the road that slopes west down past La Mesa Middle School.
La Mesa Racers Take To The Streets Saturday
LA MESA -- Quietly, over time, the men and women of La Mesa's Kiwanis Club have built a franchise.
With all the precision and order of a NASCAR event, the club members and their sponsor, Drew Ford, arrive on the little slope near La Mesa Middle School and…Continue
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Bardin Brothers Dominate Derby
LA MESA -- Declan (left in photo above) and Aidan Bardin of La Mesa dominated the results of the two-day Drew Ford/Kiwanis Club of La Mesa Soap Box Derby Rally Races on March…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on March 7, 2012 at 7:45am — No Comments