Sports

  • Oct. 19: Week in Sports

    Oct. 19: Week in Sports

    Football Torrey Pines defeated Oceanside 30-0 in an Avocado League game on Oct. 13. Mac Bingham rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Falcons. Torrey Pines improved to 2-1 in league and 5-2 overall for the season. ***** La Costa Canyon experienced its first defeat of the season as...

  • Oct. 12: Week in Sports

    Oct. 12: Week in Sports

    Volleyball: Torrey Pines’ perennially dominant program took home another important piece of hardware, and the Falcons didn’t have to travel far. The host Falcons won the elite Gold Division of the prestigious California Challenge with a 2-0 (25-18, 25-21) victory in the championship game over Santa...

  • San Dieguito boys water polo team scores first win over La Costa Canyon

    San Dieguito boys water polo team scores first win over La Costa Canyon

    In front of nearly 400 boisterous fans at Magdalena Ecke YMCA, the San Dieguito Academy boys water polo team defeated La Costa Canyon for the first time ever

  • LCC and SDA water polo teams set for Oct. 10 showdown

    LCC and SDA water polo teams set for Oct. 10 showdown

    No matter the sport, the time or the circumstance, whenever La Costa Canyon and San Dieguito Academy face off, the stakes are simply more special. That will definitely be the case when the two local rivals match-up in boys’ water polo, Tuesday night, Oct. 10, at the Ecke YMCA Pool (7:30 p.m.). ...

  • Sept. 21: Week in Sports

    Sept. 21: Week in Sports

    Demitri Washington scored three touchdowns to lead Santa Fe Christian to a 58-14 nonleague victory over La Jolla on Sept. 15.

  • Sept. 14: Week in Sports

    Sept. 14: Week in Sports

    Torrey Pines defeated Fallbrook 44-0 in a nonleague game on Sept. 8.

  • La Costa Canyon’s cross country coach Bill Vice ready for another great season

    La Costa Canyon’s cross country coach Bill Vice ready for another great season

    In the 20 years since Bill Vice took over the helm of the boys and girls cross country teams at La Costa Canyon High School he has become one of the most successful coaches in one of the most successful high school athletic programs in San Diego. Between them, his two squads have collected nine...

  • Former standout CCA volleyball player remains connected to program

    Former standout CCA volleyball player remains connected to program

    When Kalie Wood struggled early on in her Canyon Crest Academy volleyball career she went to coaches for help. They tossed her a yoga mat. “(CCA Volleyball coach Ariel Haas) rolled up a yoga mat and put it under my arms and said ‘You are not allowed to drop this yoga mat and you’re going to pass...

  • Former LLC baseball star Mickey Moniak adjusting to pro ball

    Former LLC baseball star Mickey Moniak adjusting to pro ball

    Even in one of the nation’s most competitive regions, high school baseball was almost too easy for Mickey Moniak. Moniak made the varsity team at La Costa Canyon as a freshman and hit .444 (156 for 351) in a four-year career that included him leading the Mavericks to two Open Division championship...

  • Encinitas team headed to Junior League World Series

    Encinitas team headed to Junior League World Series

    Thirteen Encinitas boys will represent the United States' western region this weekend when they compete for the first time ever in the Junior League Baseball World Series. The Encinitas Little League All-Stars junior division will head to Taylor, Mich. on Aug. 11 to represent 13 states against...

  • Jan. 5: Week in sports for Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe and Encinitas

    Jan. 5: Week in sports for Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe and Encinitas

    Boys basketball: San Dieguito Academy stumbled into the Under Armour Holiday Classic with a losing record. They left with a trophy. The Mustangs defeated Moreno Valley 61-46 in the Mayors Division championship game of the at La Jolla Country Day on Dec. 30. James Bert scored 19 points to lead the...

  • SDA’s program revival is off to a strong start

    SDA’s program revival is off to a strong start

    Fielding a team for the first time in six years, the San Dieguito Academy girls water polo team is not only playing varsity games again, but the Mustangs are even coming off of an impressive 13-6 victory over El Cajon Valley on Dec. 17. With just two players on the squad with any previous water...

  • Week in sports (Dec. 30)

    Boys basketball: San Dieguito Academy bounced back from a slow start to win its last two games at the Sweetwater Lions Club Classic on Dec. 22. The Mustangs defeated Southwest San Diego, 80-20, in the finale. James Bert scored 12 points and Ron Arbib scored 20 points to lead SDA. Daniel Chagnon...

  • Week in sports: Dec. 23

    Girls basketball: La Costa Canyon defeated Vista, 60-30, in a nonleague game on Dec. 16. Kaylee Berry scored 14 points and Alexis Machain added 13 to lead the Mavericks. Hannah Etheridge contributed 10 points as LCC improved to 6-2 overall for the season. Boys basketball: La Costa Canyon defeated...

  • SDA boys bring team concept to the basketball court

    SDA boys bring team concept to the basketball court

    The San Dieguito Academy boys basketball team isn’t the biggest in the district, nor the fastest or even the most athletic. But when fans and community members look on the court, they will see a team in the truest sense of the word. And that’s something that gives third-year coach Jason Stewart...

  • Local lacrosse team wins Oceanside Hustle

    Local lacrosse team wins Oceanside Hustle

    The 2024/2025 Rotten Cheeseburgers lacrosse team won the Dec. 3-4 Oceanside Hustle Tournament by outscoring opponents 46-23 in six games, including two straight wins over the rival Mad Dogs. Also competing in the tournament were the Los Angeles Mavs, 3D San Diego and 3D Texas. RC is coached by...

  • SDA water polo team Bike Drive is a success

    SDA water polo team Bike Drive is a success

    The San Dieguito Academy High School boys water polo team collected 21 bicycles at its second annual Bike Drive benefiting the Community Resource Center’s Holiday Baskets giveaway. At their event on Dec. 4, players and coaches from the SDA squad were joined by members of a local cycling club who...

  • Stuart is a Master of running

    Stuart is a Master of running

    Racing with Team USA across her chest earlier this fall was a type of fun Encinitas woman Laura Stuart has never had before. And for the Cardiff School teacher who has played college soccer, competed in the Ironman Triathlon, run in the Olympic Trials and has four kids, that is saying something....

  • Deep SDA boys soccer squad expects to contend

    Deep SDA boys soccer squad expects to contend

    Though the San Dieguito Academy boys soccer program certainly wasn’t down — the 2015-16 squad reached the San Diego Section Division I playoffs and lost to the eventual section champion — new coach Keith Whitmer wants to take it to the next level. The 2016-17 edition of the Mustangs has talent...

  • Mustangs girls soccer team kicks off the season with four wins

    Mustangs girls soccer team kicks off the season with four wins

    When a high school like San Dieguito Academy is in a region where girls soccer is serious business, records don’t always tell the whole story. So while the Mustangs think they have a more balanced roster this year, the fact that they opened the season at 4-0 after winning four games all of last...

  • SDA boys water polo team is making strides

    SDA boys water polo team is making strides

    For a program that is supposed to be taking baby steps, the San Dieguito Academy boys water polo team took a giant leap forward in 2016. In just their sixth season as a varsity team, the Mustangs went all the way to the CIF San Diego Section Division III championship match, where they almost knocked...

  • Runner with MS to run 7 marathons on 7 continents

    Runner with MS to run 7 marathons on 7 continents

    Some of the most inspiring stories anyone’s ever heard are a daily occurrence in the life of Encinitas orthotist Ara Mirzaian. Out of his local Hanger Clinic office, Mirzaian has fitted orthotics on patients who have gone on to win medals in the Paralympics — in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro...

  • Week in sports (Dec. 2)

    The third-seeded La Costa Canyon football team lost to No. 2 St. Augustine, 28-17, in a San Diego Section Division I semifinal on Nov. 25. After falling behind 7-0 early in the second quarter, the Mavericks (6-6) scored 17 unanswered points. That spurt culminated with Tanner Clark’s 39-yard scoring...

  • Pro surfer Machado named Grand Marshal for Encinitas Holiday Parade

    Pro surfer Machado named Grand Marshal for Encinitas Holiday Parade

    The Encinitas Holiday Parade Committee has chosen professional surfer Rob Machado to lead the thousands of people on floats and in bands down Coast Highway 101 as Grand Marshal of the Saturday, Dec. 3 event. A crowd in the tens of thousands is expected for the parade, which has the theme of “Encinitas86!”...

  • SDA star Kerr wins second straight section title

    SDA star Kerr wins second straight section title

    San Dieguito Academy senior Jennifer Kerr plays her best tennis when she remains calm and stays with her aggressive style. It’s a philosophy that has her ranked 48th in the country among her graduating class and helped her to a CIF San Diego Section Division I singles title in 2015 — the first...

  • Sports roundup: Nov. 25

    Volleyball: La Costa Canyon lost to Mater Dei (Santa Ana), 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-15), on Nov. 17 in a first-round match of the CIF San Diego Section Open Division tournament. Bronte Zlomek led the Mavericks with 12 kills and Camryn Machado had 23 assists. LCC fell to 23-11 overall for the season....

  • San Dieguito Academy boys water polo team bike drive

    The San Dieguito High School Academy boys water polo team is collecting bicycles to donate to the Encinitas Community Resource Center for its Holiday Baskets event. The Mustangs, who reached the San Diego Section championship match, will be in the SDA parking lot, 800 Santa Fe Drive, from 9 a.m....

  • Council decides on Leo Mullen lights, Pacific View site agreements

    Council decides on Leo Mullen lights, Pacific View site agreements

    At its Nov. 16 meeting, the Encinitas City Council took steps toward resolution in a pair of situations that have been the subject of citywide debate in recent months. First, the Council agreed to a draft of a compliance agreement that would allow the Encinitas Express soccer club to put up temporary...

  • Week in Sports (Nov. 18)

    Water polo San Dieguito Academy is in unchartered waters. Literally. The third-seeded Mustangs became the first team in program history to advance to the San Diego Section semifinals after defeating No. 6 Classical Academy, 11-7, in a quarterfinal game on Nov. 12. The Mustangs were scheduled to...

  • Encinitas Turkey Trot is back

    Encinitas Turkey Trot is back

    The third annual Encinitas Turkey Trot 5K and 10K, a fun and healthy way to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday, is set for Thursday, Nov. 24. Featuring thousands of local families and even some tourists, the race is both an athletic event and an expression of gratitude as a generous portion of the...

  • Encinitas 101 hosts Holiday Street Fair Nov. 20

    The 26th annual Holiday Street Fair returns to downtown Encinitas on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beginning at 4 a.m., Coast Highway 101 will be closed from D Street to J Street for this event, which is presented by Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association and sponsored by Tri-City Medical...

  • Kerr, the kids carry SDA to success

    Kerr, the kids carry SDA to success

    San Dieguito Academy girls tennis standout Jennifer Kerr was the 2015 San Diego Section individual champion, just won the league singles title, is seeded No. 1 and expected to play for her second straight section crown Nov. 11 and is ranked in the top 50 in the U.S. among high school seniors. But...

  • This week in sports (Nov. 11)

    Water polo San Dieguito Academy lost to Canyon Crest Academy, 16-12, in a nonleague game on Nov. 1.  Nate Conger and Sam Dumont each scored three goals to lead the Mustangs, while goalie Dylan Herrera had 10 saves.  SDA fell to 18-12 overall for the season. Volleyball: La Costa Canyon defeated...

  • Council OKs Parks Master Plan, pushes for implementation

    Council OKs Parks Master Plan, pushes for implementation

    Following 10 months of work from Encinitas Parks and Recreation department staff, the Parks and Rec Commission, many interested private citizens and hired consultant GreenPlay, the Parks, Beaches, Trail and Open Space Master Plan was presented and approved at the Oct. 26 City Council meeting. All...

  • Week in Sports (Nov. 4)

    Football: La Costa Canyon defeated Escondido, 40-14, in a nonleague game on Oct. 28. Mavericks quarterback Jake Neufield completed 10 of 14 pass attempts for 158 yards and three touchdowns as LCC improved to 5-4 overall. Volleyball: Torrey Pines defeated La Costa Canyon, 3-1 (20-25, 26-24, 25-21,...

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