Sports

  • 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,...

  • Exposure women’s skateboarding event returns Nov. 5

    Exposure women’s skateboarding event returns Nov. 5

    The world’s top female skateboarders are coming to Encinitas on Nov. 5 for Exposure, a women’s benefit event with the mission of empowering women and girls through skateboarding. Highlighting the progression of females in the street, bowl and vert disciplines, Exposure skate and Encinitas Parks...

  • Week in sports (Oct. 28)

    Football: La Costa Canyon defeated San Marcos, 38-21, in an Avocado League West game on Oct. 21. LCC scored twice in the last two minutes to seal the victory. Quarterback Tanner Clark threw for one touchdown and rushed for another to lead the Mavericks. Clark completed a 26-yard scoring pass to...

  • Week in sports: (Oct. 21)

    Girls volleyball La Costa Canyon defeated San Dieguito Academy, 3-1 (25-8, 25-21, 23-25, 25-18), in an Avocado League West match on Oct. 13. Michelle Polechonski and Morgan Lewis each had 10 kills and Camryn Machado had 42 assists to lead the Mavericks. LCC improved to 5-1 in league and 16-6 overall...

  • NFL kicking ‘legend’ goes into San Dieguito Hall of Fame

    NFL kicking ‘legend’ goes into San Dieguito Hall of Fame

    Encinitas’ hometown hero Tom Dempsey was inducted into the San Dieguito High School Academy Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 14 with a ceremony at the school’s bell tower. Dempsey, who graduated San Dieguito in 1964, is a former NFL kicker who, in 1970, set the record for the longest field goal in...

  • Council initiates process to explore putting lights at Leo Mullen

    Council initiates process to explore putting lights at Leo Mullen

    Let there be light … maybe … after an application process that could take 18 months. The hot button issue of putting permanent lights at Leo Mullen Sports Park — where the city recently installed artificial turf at a cost of $1 million — was discussed and voted on in front of a large but mostly...

  • Encinitas gymnast takes third at national championships

    Encinitas gymnast takes third at national championships

    It’s was an incredible summer for Encinitas 10-year-old Rowan Smark, who in June took third place in her age group’s all-around competition in the Level 7 U.S. Rhythmic Gymnastics National Championships. At the national event, which was contested in Rhode Island June 8-13, Rowan won a gold medal...

  • 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...

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