Sports

  • LCC-Torrey Pines to square off in CIF girls lacrosse final Saturday

    LCC-Torrey Pines to square off in CIF girls lacrosse final Saturday

    It was the match-up everybody wanted and now they will have it. No. 1 seed Torrey Pines (21-2) against No. 2 seed La Costa Canyon (21-3) in the CIF Open Division Girls Lacrosse Championship Saturday, May 12, at San Dieguito Academy. Game time is 5 p.m.

  • Accomplished LCC runner McKenna Brown ready for a strong finish to her prep career

    Accomplished LCC runner McKenna Brown ready for a strong finish to her prep career

    When the 2018 CIF Track & Field finals roll around on Saturday, May 26 at Mt. Carmel High School, Coach Bob Sisler’s La Costa Canyon squad will have no shortage of upper echelon, championship caliber entries in the field.

  • May 3: Week in Sports

    Baseball: La Costa Canyon extended its winning streak to 12 games as the Mavericks completed a doubleheader sweep of Carlsbad with a 2-1 eight-inning Avocado League victory on April 28. LCC starter J.J. Rytz struck out seven and walked one and gave up one run in seven innings of three-hit ball....

  • Rhee, Mavericks look to make mark in post-season swimming action

    Rhee, Mavericks look to make mark in post-season swimming action

    Since the La Costa Canyon swimming and diving program began in 1997, both the boys and girls teams have been perennial top five finishers in CIF Championship competition most recently placing third (girls) and fifth (boys) at the Division II meet in 2017.

  • Fourth quarter surge lifts Falcons past LCC in boys lacrosse battle

    Fourth quarter surge lifts Falcons past LCC in boys lacrosse battle

    La Costa Canyon started on fire Friday night, April 27, but it was the visiting Torrey Pines boys lacrosse team that finished in a rush, breaking a 7-7 tie with a four-goal outburst to open the fourth quarter en route to a 12-8 victory in the rivalry renewal.

  • April 26: Week in Sports

    April 26: Week in Sports

    Torrey Pines defeated Carlsbad 6-3 in the last of a three-game Avocado League West series on April 21.

  • Gianni, LCC boys volleyball taking aim at CIF Open crown

    Gianni, LCC boys volleyball taking aim at CIF Open crown

    With just three matches and a tournament remaining in the regular season, the La Costa Canyon boys volleyball team sports a 16-5 record, is undefeated in Avocado League West play, ranked No. 2 in the section according to the latest Union-Tribune poll.

  • April 19: Week in Sports

    Baseball: Torrey Pines completed a three-game Avocado League West series sweep of Sage Creek with a 7-4 eight-inning victory on April 14. The Falcons pushed across three runs in the top of the eighth inning for their seventh straight victory overall. Matthew Schlesener, who was credited with the...

  • Tough, national caliber schedules prep LCC-Torrey Pines lacrosse teams for rivalry shoot-out

    Tough, national caliber schedules prep LCC-Torrey Pines lacrosse teams for rivalry shoot-out

    Over the course of four days next week, the boys and girls lacrosse teams from La Costa Canyon and Torrey Pines will square off in games that will likely determine not only the champion of the 2018 Avocado West League but the No. 1 seeding in the CIF Open Division Playoffs.

  • New culture brings new success to CCA baseball

    New culture brings new success to CCA baseball

    Canyon Crest Academy baseball coach Ryan Mikkonen faced a formidable task when he agreed to take over the reins of the Raven program in the spring of 2016.

  • Encinitas native goes from NBA to beach volleyball court

    Encinitas native goes from NBA to beach volleyball court

    Throughout his basketball career playing for the Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Phoenix Suns, 29-year-old Chase Budinger reached incredible heights in the NBA, and that’s aside from his towering 6-foot, 7-inch frame.

  • A Saturday brunch with a bang

    A Saturday brunch with a bang

    It was not your ordinary brunch at Belmont Village Senior Living on March 31, when the acclaimed San Diego State Drumline band, called “State of Sound,” under the direction of Tohbias Juniel, marched their way up to the building and into residents’ and visitors’ hearts. SDSU’s Drumline is a part...

  • April 5: Week in Sports

    Baseball: Canyon Crest Academy lost to San Ysidro 5-3 in the Lions Club Tournament championship game on May 29. The loss snapped a seven-game Ravens winning streak. CCA starter Jordan Goldmann, who took the loss, struck out three and gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits and one walk. The...

  • SDA pole vaulter hitting new heights

    SDA pole vaulter hitting new heights

    Because it doesn’t have a swimming pool, San Dieguito Academy got itself a 16-foot pole vaulter—specifically senior Kevin Ward, who cleared a San Diego CIF and then state best 16-foot-1 at the recent Falcon Relays hosted by Torrey Pines High School.

  • March 22: Week in Sports

    March 22: Week in Sports

    Baseball: Torrey Pines defeated Santa Fe Christian 2-1 in a Kendra Couch Classic tournament game on March 13 that went 13 innings. The game featured solid pitching from both teams. Falcons starter Joe Magrisi threw five innings of two-hit ball. He allowed one unearned run. Matthew Schlesener, who...

  • The season ahead: Avocado West girls basketball preview

    The season ahead: Avocado West girls basketball preview

    Every sport has its gold standard, the team that wins year-in and year-out and challenges for championships—the benchmark by which others measure themselves. When it comes to girls’ basketball on San Diego’s North Coast, that type of model has been constructed by La Costa Canyon. The players, coaches...

  • Pedestrian struck on highway in Encinitas dies

    Pedestrian struck on highway in Encinitas dies

    A 34-year-old man identified Dec. 26 as Zachari A. Tatsey, died Christmas Day of injuries he suffered last week, when a vehicle struck him as he crossed a highway in Encinitas, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office. Tatsey, who lived in Encinitas, was attempting to cross South Coast Highway...

  • The season ahead: Avocado West girls soccer preview

    The season ahead: Avocado West girls soccer preview

    With U.S. Soccer now expanding its Development Academy program to include a girls’ program for the first time, high school teams across the county are feeling the effects of top players opting to participate in this new system of elite player development instead of playing prep soccer.

  • Dec. 7: Week in Sports

    Dec. 7: Week in Sports

    Girls basketball: Torrey Pines lost to Christian of El Cajon 61-52 as the Falcons fell to 1-2 to start the season in the Matador Classic on Dec 2. Izzy Ascencio scored 15 points and had nine rebounds to lead the Falcons.Rachel Shen scored 13 points and Maddie McClurg added 12 points. Beryl Dannis...

  • Nov. 30: Week in Sports

    Nov. 30: Week in Sports

    Football: No. 2-seeded Santa Fe Christian defeated No. 3 San Pasqual 14-12 in a San Diego Section Division III playoff semifinal on Nov. 24.The Eagles with their fourth straight win advanced to the Dec. 2 championship game. They will play top-seeded El Centro Southwest at noon at Southwestern College....

  • 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...

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