Sports

  • Annual 5K Run/Walk Feb. 3 to benefit Mitchell Thorp Foundation

    Annual 5K Run/Walk Feb. 3 to benefit Mitchell Thorp Foundation

     Mitchell Thorp Foundation will hold its largest fundraiser of the year - its annual 5K Run/Walk - Feb. 3 at Poinsettia Park in Carlsbad. MTF helps families with children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions with financial, emotional and resource support.

  • Jan. 11: Week in Sports

    Jan. 11: Week in Sports

    Torrey Pines standout Rachel Shen had her first career triple-double as the Falcons defeated Vista 65-51 in a Tip-Off Classic tournament game on Jan. 3.

  • 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....

  • The season ahead: Avocado West boys soccer preview

    The season ahead: Avocado West boys soccer preview

    Sixth-year La Costa Canyon boys’ soccer coach Craig Dean could be speaking for just about any of his coaching brethren in the Avocado League West when he says, “It’s arguably the toughest league in San Diego. Year-in and year-out, the majority of the teams are playing at the very top level as reflected...

  • Nov. 23: Week in Sports

    Nov. 23: Week in Sports

    Two weeks after blowing a big lead to rival La Costa Canyon, Torrey Pines left nothing to chance in a 40-0 victory over the Mavericks in an Open Division playoff quarterfinal on Nov. 17.

  • LCC cross country boys and girls teams win titles at CIF Division III Championships

    LCC cross country boys and girls teams win titles at CIF Division III Championships

    You could call it a three-peat times two for La Costa Canyon Cross Country Saturday, Nov. 18, at San Diego’s Morley Field.

  • Oct. 26: Week in Sports

    Oct. 26: Week in Sports

    Football Torrey Pines defeated Carlsbad 31-24 in an Avocado League game on Oct. 20 for their fourth straight win. Mac Bingham rushed for 130 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries. Falcons quarterback Jason Heine completed 6 of 6 pass attempts for 115 yards and one touchdown and no interceptions....

  • Cross Country teams win divisions at Mt. SAC Invitational

    Cross Country teams win divisions at Mt. SAC Invitational

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

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

    Boys basketball: Torrey Pines completed its fourth straight unbeaten league season as the Falcons defeated La Costa Canyon 73-62 in an Avocado League finale for both teams on Feb. 16. The victory extended the Falcons league winning streak to 43 games. They haven't lost a league game since Feb....

  • Pacific View clean-up day slated for Feb. 25

    The Encinitas Arts Culture and Ecology Alliance (EACEA) will hold its monthly rehabilitation work for the Pacific View project on Feb. 25. Volunteers 18 and over are invited to participate in the free clean-up event from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be led by Mark Wisniewski, a landscape architect...

  • 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...

  • 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....

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