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Week in sports for Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas

The Torrey Pines High School Varsity Football Team got its first win of the season on Sept. 19 with a convincing 42-14 victory over Westview High in front of a full crowd. The Cardinal Chaos organized a “beach-out,” with student fans wearing beachy get-ups. (Above) Jack Hoeprich rushes toward a score in Friday’s game. Photo by Anna Scipione

Cathedral Catholic for a third straight week dug itself an early hole before rallying for a comeback win.

The Dons, who staged fourth-quarter comebacks in their previous two victories, this time gave themselves plenty of time to spare in a 9-7 in a nonleague victory over Helix on Sept. 19.

The Dons trailed 7-3 early in the second quarter when quarterback Clayton Dale completed a 19-yard scoring pass to Kai Walter for the decisive score.

Torrey Pines High School senior girls cross country team wins Invitational

Front row (L-R): Samantha Miller, Taylor Seamans. Back row: Jessica Rose, Sofia Schugar, Montsie Quintana, Jacqueline Garner, Macenzi McGuire, Erica Byrne and Rachel Fetzer.

The Torrey Pines High School Senior Girls Cross Country Team won the Division 1 championship at the 34th annual Mount Carmel Invitational on Sept. 20.

Natural ability and teamwork make athlete a coach’s dream

Chiara “CC” Schwab

CC’s unique athletic background includes 5th place at the Little Mo National Tennis tournament in Austin, Texas, under Coach Woody Blocker, playing on the nationally ranked (top 5) Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks soccer team under Coach Felicia Kappes, and volleyball on the nationally-ranked Encinitas Wave volleyball club team under Coach Michelle Moriarty.

Central Mustangs Hockey Players win Championship


Central Mustangs Hockey Players recently won the Junior High School Division Championship of the San Diego District Hockey League.

(Left to right) Carmel Valley residents Blake Branon, Justin Kaufman, Isaiah Granet, Jack Rogaski and Luke Rogaski.

The ice hockey team represented the central San Diego area in the victory.

TPHS freshman football team wins again

TPHS freshmen football team wins again

The Cathedral Catholic High School freshman football team had a tough opening schedule, falling to Mission Hills 25-7, and to last year’s champion St. John Bosco, 48-0. So they were fired up to take on the undefeated Torrey Pines Falcons who beat Sweetwater 41-0, and Mission Hills 56-21. The Dons played well and held the Falcons to their lowest point total all year, but could not overcome the Torrey Pines defense.

Cathedral took the opening kickoff and picked up three first downs, including a crucial first down on a 9-yard run by quarterback #11 Thomas Kane-Berman, and a 22-yard run by #32 Brandon Hernandez, which could have gone all the way but for a tackle by #24 Matthew Goena. The drive stalled and Cathedral missed the field goal.

Week in sports for Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas

Quarterback Sandy Plashkes broke away for an 84-yard touchdown, the game’s only touchdown. Photo by Anna Scipione

For a second straight week, Cathedral Catholic trailed late in the second half. And for a second straight week, the Dons came from behind to win.

Timothy Semenza kicked a late field goal to lead the Dons to an 8-7 come-from-behind victory over local rival Torrey Pines in a nonleague game on Sept. 12.

Semenza’s 21-yarder came with just 3:28 left in the game. Semenza also kicked a 41-yarder in the second quarter that broke a scoreless tie.

Tyler Ormsby hired as new head coach for Canyon Crest Academy water polo in Carmel Valley

Tyler Ormsby

Canyon Crest Academy Boys Water Polo starts the 2014 season with a new head coach.

Local volleyball players shine at Cal Cup Tournament

Shane Pass

Volleyball players Shane Flannery (above), age 12, from Solana Beach, and his partner from Carlsbad, Shane Graff, also 12, competed in the Cal Cup Tournament in Manhattan Beach on Labor Day as the representatives of San Diego for their age group.

Borussia Del Mar enjoys first summer of tournament soccer

The BDM boys U-9 team — winners of the club’s first championship, the Crown City Classic in Coronado.

Local soccer club Borussia Del Mar (BDM) enjoyed its first summer of competitive soccer by entering three tournaments.

Surf Academy Select ​B​U8 team wins championship

Back Row, Left to Right: Gabreil Oksanen, Shane Sullivan, Imari Rodriguez, Noah Benhaim, Jacquel Ferguson, Maxim Scordo, Jose Morales, Lucas Carlson, Ruben Suzara, Julian Gil. Front Row, Left to Right: Pete Phainual, Declan Cadden, Cole Loizu.

The Surf Academy Select ​B​U8 Boys are ready to kick off an amazing season!



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