In March, Grossmont High School students participated in the San Diego County High School Mock Trial Competition, for the fourth year. The Mock Trial Competition is sponsored by local, state, and federal courts and the San Diego County Bar Association. Each high school team consists of between 8 and 25 students. SDCBA assists in providing lawyer coaches while the courts provide the judges and the courtrooms. This year 29 county high schools participated in the competition.
The roots of today’s Grossmont High School softball teams reach back to the 1920’s. Beginning in 1925, Grossmont girls played in countywide indoor baseball teams, winning the county championship in 1925 and 1926. In 1926, the girls played seven games against Coronado, Fallbrook, Point Loma, La Jolla, Sweetwater, Escondido, and Mountain Empire.
In the early 1950’s, Foothiller girls began playing softball rather than baseball. Since 1978, and the advent of the 1972 Title 9, Grossmont High School has fielded girls softball teams. From 1986 to 2011, Grossmont teams won 12 League Championships. In 1989 11th year softball coach Steve Sutton led his team to a league championship and Grossmont’s first Softball CIF Championship.