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Torrey Pines JV Rugby Club knocks undefeated LCC off perch

Torrey Pines JV flyhalf Lucas Cruz gets ready to stiff-arm La Costa Canyon tackler Steven Lake.  Teammates Gunnar Moseman (left) and Chris Vilchis (center) get ready to support.  In addition to this run, Cruz had three critical conversions (point-after-attempts) on the day that were the difference in TP’s 21-19 victory.  Photo/Aubrey Hill.

The Southern California High School Youth Rugby League, with 35 teams, is still in its infancy. Recognizing a need to attract players and to teach inexperienced older players about the game, League rules permit “Junior Varsity” squads to play up to five juniors, and even inexperienced seniors.

TPHS Girls Basketball team kicks off season with two wins

Christina Ellis

The Torrey Pines Girls Basketball teamed opened up league play with two recent victories. On league opening night they beat Westview 47-42. Sierra Campisano had 20 points, 15 rebounds, and 6 blocks to lead the Falcons to victory. Christina Ellis added 10 points and 10 steals in the win against Westview.

TPHS Girls Varsity Soccer team opens league play with two wins

Cami Tirandazi #19,  Anissa Dadkhah #10, and Gianna Montini #3.

Torrey Pines Girls Varsity Soccer opened league play with wins at home against Westview and Mount Carmel. Tuesday night’s victory over Westview was hard fought with freshman Catarina Macario scoring the game’s lone goal. On Thursday, the Falcons came out strong and never let up, scoring 10 goals and shutting out Mount Carmel. Jayda Hammermeister and Catarina Macario each contributed four goals, with Cami Tirandazi and Kelsey McGowan adding two more. Keeper Veronica Romines and a strong Torrey Pines defense preserved the shutout.

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

Freshman Catarina Macario scored four goals in Torrey Pines’ 10-0 defeat of Mt. Carmel on Jan. 23. Photo/Anna Scipione

Torrey Pines is off to a 2-0 start in Palomar League play after a 53-41 victory over Mt. Carmel on Jan. 24.

The Falcons ninth win in 10 games overall followed a 47-42 win against Westview in a league opener for both teams on Jan. 21.

Christina Ellis scored 19 points and Sierra Campisano scored 15 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Falcons in the Mt. Carmel game.

Week in Sports for Del Mar, Carmel Valley and Solana Beach

Torrey Pines’ Madison Lombard had 10 points (including two three-pointers), seven steals and five assists in a 63-43 win over San Marcos on Jan. 15. Photo/Anna Scipione

Cathedral Catholic improved to 3-0 in Western League play as the Dons defeated Scripps Ranch 57-49 on Jan. 14.

Cameron Moore scored 17 points to lead the Dons and Max Gardner added 13 points.

Kevin McNeela and Reid Johnson each added 12 points.

Week in Sports for Carmel Valley, Del Mar and Solana Beach

A sophomore with a flair for the dramatic led Cathedral Catholic to its second straight Western League win.

The Dons overcame a five-point deficit with just 10 seconds left on the clock, as Cameron Moore hit a pair of 3-pointers to lead his team to a 53-52 victory over University City on Jan. 10.

Week in Sports for Carmel Valley, Del Mar and Solana Beach

Canyon Crest Academy had its five game winning streak snapped as the Ravens lost to Sweetwater in the Optimist Barons tournament finals, 91-61 on Dec. 30.

The Ravens fell to 7-6 overall for the season.

Carmel Valley basketball team tops at So Cal Holiday Prep Classic

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Torrey Pines girls basketball team won the So Cal Holiday Prep Classic on Dec. 30. They went 4-0 in the tournament, beating Vista, Eagle Rock, Ramona, and Fallbrook (62-51). Christina Ellis had her first triple double of the season against Vista scoring 23 points, grabbing 11 rebounds, and making 10 steals. In the championship game Madison Lombard hit four 3 pointers, scored 17 points, and made 5 assists. Sophomore Sierra Campisano made the All Tournament Team. She averaged 28 points and 13 rebounds during the tournament. Photos/Anna Scipione.

TPHS volleyball player Reily Buechler ready to bring her outstanding skills to UCLA

Reily Buechler (second from right) on Torrey Pines volleyball senior night with her family: sister Brynn, dad Jud and mom Lindsey. Photos/Anna Scipione

Torrey Pines High volleyball player Reily Buechler is having a senior year to remember. The 6’2’’ outside hitter was one of only 100 players nationwide to be named as an “Under Armour First-Team All-America,” which meant she was one of just 24 first team athletes invited to Seattle to play in the Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match and Skills Competition on Dec. 20, 2013. In 2013, Reily was also named the All-San Diego CIF Volleyball Athlete of the Year coming off a season in which her Falcons team won the open division CIF championship, her third championship during her tenure at Torrey Pines.

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

Less two weeks after standing on the brink of a season-opening tournament championship, Torrey Pines broke through in the next one.

The Falcons won the Kiwanis tournament title with a 71-43 victory over Morse in the championship game on Dec. 21.



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