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Torrey Pines junior Christina Ellis had 12 points and seven rebounds in the Falcons' 55-42 win over Olympian on Feb. 8. Photo/Anna Scipione

Torrey Pines got through the first round of Palomar League play without a scratch.

The first-place Falcons improved to 6-0 in league with 75-54 victory over Westview on Feb. 7.

The win followed a 69-37 league victory against Rancho Bernardo three days earlier.

Torrey Pines Varsity Rugby Club finishes season undefeated with 41-12 victory over La Costa Canyon

Pierre Pretorious drags three La Costa Canyon players during the Torrey Pines Varsity Rugby Club’s 41-12 win over LCC. Photo/Aubrey Hill.

A physical La Costa Canyon Varsity Rugby team took its first loss of the season, 41-12, Feb. 2 at the hands of a more experienced, tactical Torrey Pines Varsity Club. Torrey Pines trailed for the first time all season, after LCC Flanker Jake Galloway scored over the middle five minutes into the match (kick failed). But, Torrey Pines Head Coach Matty Sandoval patiently used the skills of Senior Fly Half Alec Mills who connected on four consecutive penalty kicks over the next 20 minutes to put Torrey Pines ahead, 12-5. Mills dealt with swirling winds at the Torrey Pines Football Stadium to nail kicks of 25, 32 and 25 yards, along with a point-blank shot between the posts.

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Torrey Pines jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as the Falcons defeated Canyon Crest Academy 80-59 in a Palomar League game on Jan. 31.

The win followed 60-55 league victory over Poway three days earlier.

Jack Beach scored 18 points and Brandon Cyrus scored 17 points to lead the Falcons against CCA.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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