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Mistakes costly in Eagles’ quarterfinal loss

On Oct. 17, the Santa Fe Christian Eagles football team traveled across the bridge to beat the Coronado Islanders 30-20.

Six weeks later on Nov. 28, the Islanders traveled to Santa Fe Christian for a rematch in the quarterfinals of the Div. 4 football playoffs and reversed the outcome, beating the eagles 35-20.

Eagles make statement going into playoffs

The Santa Fe Christian Eagles (6-4,2-2) sent a message to future playoff opponents that both their offense and defense are primed. On Senior Day, November 14, the Eagles steamrolled their Costal League rival the Bishop’s School Knights (4-6,0-4) by the score of 35-14.

LCC edges Torrey Pines in volleyball grudge match

Teams could meet again in playoffs

A much-anticipated rematch between the Torrey Pines and La Costa Canyon girls volleyball team lived up to its hype. Before a standing room only crowd at the Torrey Pines gym on Nov. 6, the Lady Mavericks, ranked number one in the nation by one prep sports publication edged the Lady Falcons 3-0, by the scores of 25-21, 25-23, and 32-30.

Lady Lions roar toward first playoff appearance

With one week left in the girls volleyball regular season, the San Diego Jewish Academy Lady Lions (14-1,7-1), are almost assured of making their first ever CIF playoff appearance. The Lady Lions are tied with Vista’s Calvary Christian for first place in the Citrus West league and they have already avenged their only loss of the season by beating Calvary Christian the second time around on Oct. 16.

Academy features three-sport star

Aliya Luther is the first athlete to start as a freshman on three of the school’s varsity teams, according to San Diego Jewish Academy Athletic Director Charlie Wund.

“That is a unique accomplishment at any school,” said Wund. “Aliya is a phenomenal athlete with all the right tools. She can play all those sports on a college level. She puts together the mental with the physical game. This will be Aliya’s defining year to impress the college scouts.”

Lady Falcons continue winning ways in volleyball

The No. 3-ranked Torrey Pines Lady Falcons (12-5, 4-0) girls volleyball team tuned up for their Tuesday grudge match against No. 1-ranked La Costa Canyon with an easy 3-0 victory against the San Pasqual Lady Eagles (7-9, 0-4) on Oct. 16. The game scores were 25-15, 25-11, and 25-14.

“We were not overlooking this match today,” said Lady Falcons Head Coach Jim Harrah. “San Pasqual is a good team, and their loss to LCC (La Costa Canyon) was competitive. But, our girls definitely were thinking about our archrival LCC

Falcons open league play with win

Girls beat Escondido Cougars

The Torrey Pines Lady Falcons (7-3,1-0) girls volleyball team opened Avocado League play on Oct. 7 with a victory over the Escondido Lady Cougars (11-7,0-1) by the scores of 25-11, 25-17, 22-25, and 25-14.

Lady Falcons rebound with strong showing

The Torrey Pines Lady Falcons (3-1) girls volleyball team, ranked No. 3 in the county, shut out the No. 9-ranked Poway Lady Titans (8-3) on Oct. 2 by the scores of 25-20, 25-15, and 25-19.

After losing to a strong Laguna Beach team last week in non-league action, Torrey Pines responded with a strong effort.

Lady Lions drop from ranks of unbeaten

The San Diego Jewish Academy Lady Lions girls volleyball team (9-1,1-1) lost their first match of the season after going on an impressive unbeaten streak. In a Citrus West League match last Thursday at their new gymnasium, SDJA lost a marathon match 3-2 to the other Lady Lions, Calvary Christian (4-1,1-0) of Vista by the scores of 19-25, 25-14, 20-25, 25-23, and 11-15.

Match up of volleyball powerhouses goes to Lady Dons

Preseason volleyball rankings had the Cathedral Catholic Lady Dons from Carmel Valley ranked No. 2 and the Bishop’s School Lady Knights from La Jolla ranked No. 5. That changed a few weeks into the non-league season as Cathedral dropped to No. 4 and Bishop’s to No. 8. Last year Cathedral Catholic won the Western League title and the CIF Div. 3 Championship and Bishop’s lost to Santa Fe Christian (eventual Div. 4 Champions) in the semi-finals. The Lady Dons have two projected all-stars in senior Lexi Williamson and junior Kelly Reeves. Bishop’s has projected all-star of its own in Ina Kamenova.