Sports

  • March 23: Week in sports for Carmel Valley Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe and Encinitas

    March 23: Week in sports for Carmel Valley Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe and Encinitas

    Baseball Cathedral Catholic won the Hilltop/Lolita's Tournament in dramatic fashion, as the Dons came from behind in their last at-bat to defeat Rancho Bernardo 5-4 in a March 18 championship game that went 10 innings.The Dons trailed 4-3 going into the bottom of the 10th inning when Nick Nastrini’s...

  • San Dieguito Academy nets big wins in the classroom

    San Dieguito Academy nets big wins in the classroom

    When a high school sports team features athletes who excel academically, it is admirable. When an entire team does so, it’s pretty special. It’s for that reason that these days the San Dieguito Academy boys soccer team is bursting with pride. The Mustangs entire roster of 24 players was named to...

  • March 16: Week in sports for Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe and Encinitas

    March 16: Week in sports for Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe and Encinitas

    Boys basketball: The little engine that could finally ran out of gas. Santa Fe Christian's amazing run ended with a 83-47 loss to Colony of Ontario in a Division III Southern California regional semifinal on March 11. The small school power's season was highlighted by the Eagles winning the San...

  • The Grauer School’s surf team – big win, small school

    The Grauer School’s surf team – big win, small school

    Five years ago, a ragtag group of high school surfers from The Grauer School donned competition jerseys for the first time, piled their boards in a heap on the sand next to the other schools’ brightly colored tents and tightly-constructed surfboard racks, and unceremoniously entered the world of...

  • Tennis team looks toward another successful season

    Tennis team looks toward another successful season

    Joe Tomasi is looking for 21 to be his lucky number. The varsity tennis coach at San Dieguito Academy (SDA), who is in his 21st year with the school, said he hopes the team has a repeat championship victory, following last year’s success. Last year’s season – which started with the opening of a...

  • Surfing Madonna donates $30,000 to Pacific View project

    The Surfing Madonna Oceans Project, a local nonprofit group aimed at protecting the coastline, donated $30,000 to the Encinitas Arts Culture and Ecology Alliance (EACEA) on Jan. 19. Bob Nichols, president of the Surfing Madonna Oceans Project and board member of the EACEA, said the donation is...

  • Jan. 26: Week in sports for Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas and Rancho Santa Fe

    Jan. 26: Week in sports for Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas and Rancho Santa Fe

    Boys basketball: Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 51-46 in an Avocado League West game on Jan. 20 as the Falcons extended their winning streak to seven games. Ethan Esposito scored 18 points and had 10 rebounds to lead the Falcons and Hayden Helfrich scored 10 points. Jacob Gilliam scored...

  • Encinitas girl earns perfect 10 at gymnastics competition

    Encinitas girl earns perfect 10 at gymnastics competition

    An Encinitas girl scored a perfect 10 at the Arizona Grand Invitational gymnastics competition earlier this month. Natalie Siljander, 8, performed tricks like a handstand, leap split jump and cartwheel to earn the rare, coveted score at the event held Jan. 12 through Jan. 15 at the Arizona Grand...

  • Young world champion proves skateboarding is not just for boys

    Young world champion proves skateboarding is not just for boys

    When Brighton Zeuner told her parents she wanted to skateboard when she was 5, she meant it. The action sport didn’t become just a hobby for the Cardiff girl who is now 12. It’s essentially become her life. “I just fell in love with it,” said Brighton, who has been competing — and winning — major...

  • Jan. 19: Week in sports for Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe and Encinitas

    Jan. 19: Week in sports for Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe and Encinitas

    Boys basketball: Torrey Pines extended its winning streak to five games as the Falcons opened Avocado League West play with a 70-51 victory over El Camino on Jan. 13. Jacob Gilliam scored 21 points and had 11 rebounds and Hayden Helfrich scored 11 points to lead the Falcons. Esposito scored 10...

  • Peter Pupping to offer six weeks of guitar classes

    Encinitas-based guitarist Peter Pupping will teach six weeks of classes for budding musicians. Pupping, who has been teaching for more than 30 years, invites guitarists of all levels to improve their skills, musicianship and technique in a small-group setting. The classes will focus on improving...

  • Jan. 13: Week in sports for Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe and Encinitas

    Boys basketball: Torrey Pines defeated Dorsey of Los Angeles 70-39 in a nonleague game on Jan. 7. The victory was the Falcons’ fourth straight and their seventh in eight games. Bryce Pope scored 18 points and Jacob Gilliam scored 15 points and had 13 rebounds to lead the Falcons. Pope also had...

  • Modern Times tasting room coming to Encinitas

    San Diego-based beer brewery Modern Times will open a tasting room in Encinitas, according to the brewery's blog. The location, at 470 S. Highway 101, will include about 150 seats around a horseshoe-shaped bar. More than 30 beers, brewed at the Lomaland Fermentorium and planned locations in LA...

  • Botanic garden offering docent classes

    The San Diego Botanic Garden is offering classes for people to become docents and learn about the collection of plants at the 37-acre property, beginning in mid-January. The cost for the eight classes at 230 Quail Gardens Drive is $60. Pre-requisites prior to enrollment are required. Classes include:...

  • 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...

  • Q&A with surfing pioneer Bing Copeland

    Q&A with surfing pioneer Bing Copeland

    Surfing legend Bing Copeland has had an incredible front-row seat to not only the birth of surfing, but the evolution of the sport and Southern California as a whole. The founder of his namesake company Bing Surfboards, which is headquartered in Encinitas, Copeland spent much of his life building...

  • Mustangs take a title at Scripps Ranch tourney

    Mustangs take a title at Scripps Ranch tourney

    The San Dieguito Academy girls volleyball team poses with the championship trophy from the Scripps Ranch tournament after beating the hosts in the title match Oct. 1.

  • Week in sports (Oct.7)

    Field hockey La Costa Canyon defeated Cathedral Catholic, 2-1, in a nonleague game on Sept. 29. Summer Borsrack and Lindsay Fessinger scored one goal apeice and Madison Theodore and Cassidy Solomon each had one assist to lead the Mavericks. LCC goalie Marina Keller had four saves. The LCC victory...

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

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

    Volleyball: Torrey Pines, ranked nationally by USA today, is off to a 2-0 start in Avocado League West play. The Falcons are ranked No. 4 in USA Today’s Region 9 (Alaska, Nevada, California and Arizona), and No. 28 in the nation and No. 6 in the state by MaxPreps.com. The Falcons opened league...

  • Encinitas inks deals with Surfing Madonna, Cardiff runs

    Encinitas inks deals with Surfing Madonna, Cardiff runs

    Three running events hosted by Surfing Madonna Oceans Project will provide at least $100,000 to Encinitas programs in the coming year, while two other runs will donate $4 on behalf of each participant, under new deals inked by the Encinitas City Council on Sept. 21. The running events have hits...

  • TPHS Novice Girls Volleyball team tops at tournament

    TPHS Novice Girls Volleyball team tops at tournament

    Torrey Pines High School Novice Girls Volleyball team won the Titan Invitational Volleyball tournament Sept. 24. The event was held at Epic Volleyball club and included teams from around the county, including CCA, Cathedral Catholic and La Costa Canyon high schools.Emma Lewry was named MVP and...

  • Upstart SDA girls net squad runs into LCC buzz saw

    Upstart SDA girls net squad runs into LCC buzz saw

    Coming off of the program’s best season ever, the San Dieguito Academy’s girls volleyball team was expected to see a drop-off in 2016 after the loss of a several key seniors. Mustang coach David Savage, however, knew he still had something special and his team’s brilliant start to the season has...

  • LCC teacher Berend releases her second novel ‘True Vert’

    LCC teacher Berend releases her second novel ‘True Vert’

    Visiting her daughter Rell, who was in her second year at the University of San Francisco, Encinitas resident Janet Eoff Berend was on Jack Kerouac St. when she learned she would be following in Kerouac’s footsteps as an author with more than one published book. That January email came from a publisher...

  • Encinitas show jumper Porter gets set for Del Mar event

    Encinitas show jumper Porter gets set for Del Mar event

    Standout show jumper Mandy Porter has traveled the world to win competitions, represented the United States on three Nations Cup teams and qualified for four World Cups. But once a year, the Encinitas resident gets to compete at the highest level, right in her own backyard. The Del Mar International...

  • Kick Off Event

    Kick Off Event

    Players from the Encinitas Soccer League, right, prepare for a demonstration at the Sept. 16 ceremony, which introduced the Leo Mullen Sports Park’s new artificial turf field to the public. Originally built in 1997, the park revamped its field after receiving approval from the Encinitas City Council...

  • KAABOO Del Mar announces 2017 dates

    Although KAABOO Del Mar just came to a close, festival organizers have already announced dates for the third annual three-day event. KAABOO is set to return Sept. 15-17, 2017, to the Del Mar Fairgrounds. “We started working on the lineup even before KAABOO happened last year,” KAABOO founder and...

  • Mickey Moniak honored by Encinitas City Council

    Mickey Moniak honored by Encinitas City Council

    Unless they saw him pull up in his Maserati sports car — the one splurge Mickey Moniak made on himself after being picked No. 1 in the June Major League Baseball Draft and inking a deal with a $6.1 million signing bonus with the Philadelphia Phillies — community members attending and watching the...

  • Celebrate 30 years of Encinitas Oct. 7-9

    Celebrate 30 years of Encinitas Oct. 7-9

    To commemorate 30 years since the five unique communities of Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Old Encinitas, Leucadia, Olivenhain and New Encinitas incorporated to become Encinitas in 1986, the city will host a weekend celebration Oct. 7-9. Three main events will take residents back to 1986, when Top Gun was...

  • SDA boys water polo benefit event to help fund pool rental

    SDA boys water polo benefit event to help fund pool rental

    The San Dieguito High School Academy boys water polo team is holding its annual Parents’ Night Out fundraiser at Cardiff Beach Bar @ Tower 13 on Friday, Sept. 30, from 7 to 11 p.m.  A San Dieguito Academy Foundation sponsored event, the fundraiser will feature live music by Echophonic, a local...

  • EUSD board renews contract for superintendent Baird

    EUSD board renews contract for superintendent Baird

    As per the four-year contract he signed in 2014, Encinitas Union School District Superintendent Timothy Baird must get a satisfactory performance review each year to see his deal renewed for another 12 months. At its Sept. 13 meeting, the EUSD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to do just that....

  • Week in Sports (Sept. 16)

    Volleyball: San Dieguito Academy defeated Olympian 3-1 (25-17, 23-25, 25-18, 25-19) in a nonleague game on Sept. 8. Sarah Colla had 23 kills to lead the Mustangs and Kiahna Holmen added 11 kills. Mustangs setters Kathleen Brown and Faith Kelly each had 18 assists. The Mustangs improved to 8-1 overall...

  • Olivenhain Water District gets rating upgrade

    The Olivenhain Municipal Water District (OMWD) has seen the credit rating for its revenue bonds upgraded from AA+ to AAA with a stable outlook. Fitch Ratings, a global rating agency that offers independent credit opinions, cited historically high liquidity, manageable borrowing plans, conservative...

  • SD Surf U10 Boys team Champions at Nott’s Forest Labor Day Cup

    SD Surf U10 Boys team Champions at Nott’s Forest Labor Day Cup

    SD Surf U10 Boys are Champions in the recent Nott’s Forest Labor Day Cup. The boys went undefeated in the tournament and ended it with a shut-out in the final match. In the photo, left-right, top row, Coaches Steve, Gary & Rob; middle row James, Henry, Lucas P., Gavin, Desmond, Elan, Bryce, Elias;...

  • Leo Mullen Sports Park re-opening is Sept. 16

    The city of Encinitas will host a ribbon-cutting event for the brand new artificial turf field at Leo Mullen Sports Park, 951 Via Cantebria, on Sept. 16, beginning at 4 p.m. Leo Mullen Sports Park was built in 1997 with a natural grass surface as part of the Encinitas Town Center development. In...

  • Ficus trees’ removal is put on hold

    In a good mood following a ceremony declaring Sept. 14, 2016 as Mickey Moniak Day — with the Leucadia resident and top overall pick in the June Major League Baseball draft on hand to accept a proclamation — the Encinitas City Council agreed to halt the removal of four ficus trees until the city...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond

    Check out the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2ce1IuL for more information. Historic walking tour The Encinitas Historical Society will hold a free walking tour of Historic Encinitas on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to around noon. During the tour, which is led by a volunteer docent, visitors...

  • Encinitas 11-year-old wins Taekwondo world title

    Encinitas 11-year-old wins Taekwondo world title

    Encinitas’ youngest Taekwondo star, 11-year-old Gavin Robinson, recently got his most important win in a career that is already chock full of impressive victories. On July 1, Gavin defeated an opponent from Peru, 5-0, to capture the 9-10 age-group world championship in first-degree sparring. That...

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

    Football: Santa Fe Christian pulled off one of the biggest upsets in recent memory, defeating Torrey Pines 31-0 in a nonleague game Dec. 2. The Eagles were up against a school whose enrollment dwarfs that of the small private school. As is common for the program with limited depth, the Eagles had...

  • Haskett has the Mustang runners cooking

    Haskett has the Mustang runners cooking

    During the fall and spring, Gordy Haskett spends nearly every waking hour in a specific square mile just east of I-5 between Encinitas Boulevard and Santa Fe Drive. That’s because the popular San Dieguito Academy cross country and track coach also owns and operates Gordy’s Bakery on Encinitas Boulevard....

  • CCA volleyball team gets ‘comfortable being uncomfortable’ on Europe trip

    CCA volleyball team gets ‘comfortable being uncomfortable’ on Europe trip

    They played elite high school volleyball teams half a world away, toured historic Vienna and navigated the canals of Venice. But what Canyon Crest Academy volleyball standout Hannah Martin remembers most about her team’s trip to Europe last month were the dinners. It was during those moments in...

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