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Carmel Valley native aiming to row her way into Rio Olympics

USA rowing women’s pair Kerry Simmonds, left, a Torrey Pines graduate, and Megan Kalmoe won silver medals at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam.

Torrey Pines High School alumna Kerry Simmons won the silver medal at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam on Aug. 30. Simmonds, 25, won the pairs competition with her partner, two-time Olympian Megan Kalmoe.

She now lives in Princeton, N.J., and trains with the USA rowing team with her sights set on rowing at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Master Your Sports ‘Elite 8’ team wins Carmel Valley Open Basketball League Championship

The Master Your Sports ‘Elite 8’ basketball team: Back row (L-R): Co-Coach Sajani Patel, Ethan Chang, Caden Francke, Andy Kim, Alex Cabulio, Co-Coach Malhar Patel. Front row: Satish Patel, Nick Hazzard, Tejan Patel, Drew Ventimiglia.

On Aug. 4, Master Your Sports “Elite 8” beat out the Breakers with a 30-29 victory to win the Summer 2014 Basketball Open League championship for third/fourth grade.

The team worked hard on developing team chemistry and camaraderie on and off the court. The boys beat the Thunder in the semifinals with a score of 34-24.

Tired from the semifinal game, but hungry for a win, the boys battled the entire championship game against the Breakers.

TPHS frosh football team blanks Poway, 48-0


The Torrey Pines freshman football team rolled to another win over Poway, 48-0.

This was the 5-0 Falcons’ third shutout for the season, in which they have outscored their opponents by a total of 189-35. It was a game of big plays, as people have come to expect from the Falcons.

But the first big play belonged to Poway, a quarterback keeper by Clay Elias for 25 yards and a first down on a drive from the Titans’ 35 to Torrey Pines’ 25, where a fumbled snap on fourth down led to a turnover on downs. That was to be Poway’s best drive of the game.

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

Torrey Pines trounced Poway 35-7 in a nonleague game on Sept. 26.

The Falcons broke a scoreless tie in a decisive second quarter, when quarterback Sandy Plashkes threw for three touchdowns to send the Falcons into the intermission with a 21-0 lead.

Plashkes completed a 16-yard scoring pass to Lukas Braun that made it 7-0.

Winning streak continues for TPHS freshman football team

Torrey Pines’ Sully O’Brien ran for one TD and received another TD. Photo byClaudia Perrone

Torrey Pines freshman Falcons extended their winning streak to 4-0 with a 35-14 win over the Westview Wolverines. Both teams entered the game undefeated, Torrey Pines having beaten Sweetwater 41-0, Mission Hills 56-21, and Cathedral Catholic 10-0. Westview had bested Rancho Buena Vista 28-20, and Del Norte 28-7.

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.



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