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Eagles rebound with impressive win

What a difference a week made for the Santa Fe Christian Eagles (1-1). After their opening season loss to a very good La Jolla Vikings football team last Saturday, the Eagles rebounded at home Sept. 13, dominating the Palo Verde Yellow Jackets (1-1), 55-26.

Sipe upbeat despite opening loss

In his six years as head football coach at Santa Fe Christian, former NFL great Brian Sipe, has taken the Eagles to the CIF Championship three times, in 2003, 2004 and 2006. Last year, was a down season for the Eagles, finishing 3-6-1 and not making the playoffs for the first time in the Sipe era.

Jewish Academy Lions tune up for season opener

All over the United States, football fever is in the air. Whether its professional, college, or high school, Americans love their teams. The San Diego Section CIF high school football programs opened up their seasons with controlled scrimmages last week, including the San Diego Jewish Academy Lions.

Eagle star Adelhelm has repeat on the mind

Before heading to Pepperdine University, on a full volleyball scholarship, Santa Fe Christian senior Victoria Adelhelm has some unfinished business to take care of.

“We would like to win League and the State Championships again,” said the 6-foot 3-inch middle blocker. “I think it was done only once during Sarah Munoz’s time here. As a senior, I would like to leave that legacy at Santa Fe Christian.”

Simmons seeks elusive field hockey title

Entering her senior year Lady Falcon midfielder Paige Simmons has one last shot at helping to bring the CIF field hockey title to Torrey Pines High School.

Hipp looking for elusive championship triple

Last school year, as a junior at Cathedral Catholic High School, Parker Hipp won two CIF Div. 3 championships in football and baseball, but came up short in the semi-finals in basketball. This year, that championship triple has become a goal.

Retzer can’t wait to get back on court

During last season, the San Diego Jewish Academy Lions boys basketball team, jumped out to a 5-0 start, with all cylinders clicking. But, their leading scorer, and at the time, one of San Diego County’s leading scorers, junior Andrew Retzer, got injured and the team went on a tailspin. Prior to Retzer’s knee injury, he was scoring at a 30 points per game clip and had scored a career-high 39 points against the Escondido Charter White Tigers on Dec. 20, including all of the Lions’ 18 third-quarter points.

Callahan scores with both feet and hands

Even though San Diego Jewish Academy sophomore sensation Sean Callahan, plays two varsity sports – soccer and baseball, his favorite involves his feet.

“I enjoy playing soccer more,” said Callahan. “Soccer is a creative sport, with passes and a combination of different moves. In baseball, you field, throw out runners, and swing the bat.”

Torrey’s Vance earns player of the year honors

Even though Poway High School won the Palomar League and the CIF Div. 1 title in baseball, the media and coaches bestowed the honor of Player of the Year to Torrey Pines Falcons senior Kevin Vance.

The award was probably not that big a surprise to the goal-oriented Vance.