Sports

  • LCC hosts Cathedral Catholic in week one football showcase

    LCC hosts Cathedral Catholic in week one football showcase

    The hottest topic around prep football this summer has been the season’s early start date, an effort to match up the regular season with the California State Championship dates. While La Costa Canyon Head Coach Sean Sovacool may not be enamored of having to have his team ready to play its first...

  • New edition of Avocado West could be strongest

    New edition of Avocado West could be strongest

    Since the decision was announced earlier this year that Mission Hills and San Marcos would be replacing San Dieguito Academy and Sage Creek in the Avocado West League for 2018-19, there has been a great deal of anticipation as well as speculation as to just how the two new schools will impact what

  • Torrey Pines alum to perform standup comedy at KAABOO

    Torrey Pines alum to perform standup comedy at KAABOO

    Seven years ago, while in college, Ari Mannis decided to enter a stand-up comedy competition on a whim. From there, the Del Mar native has gone on to share the stage with various comedians in Southern California but will soon tackle his biggest performance yet — the KAABOO comedy stage. Mannis,...

  • Avocado West looking like premier cross country league in section

    Avocado West looking like premier cross country league in section

    When attempting to explain the muscle of the Avocado West League when it comes to cross country, perhaps the recent fate of Torrey Pines High School could be used as a good example.

  • Fahy primed for big senior season at La Costa Canyon

    Fahy primed for big senior season at La Costa Canyon

    Kristin Fahy is a three-time CIF team champion and two-time CIF individual champion in both cross country and track & field.

  • LCC student Kento Yamawaki has big-time golf resume

    LCC student Kento Yamawaki has big-time golf resume

    For someone who claims that he’s not very “interesting,” rising La Costa Canyon senior golfer Kento Yamawaki has a summer schedule that most high schoolers would only dream about.

  • Encinitas firefighters win pickleball championship again

    Encinitas firefighters win pickleball championship again

    Firefighters throughout the state recently competed in the California Firefighters Olympics.

  • May 31: Week in Sports

    Baseball: Canyon Crest Academy has had to do everything the hard way, but the Ravens have found a way to get the job done. No. 5 seeded CCA completed its improbable journey to the San Diego Section Division II double-elimination playoff finals with a 9-3 victory over No. 4 Otay Ranch on May 26....

  • Locals sparkle at CIF Track & Field Championships

    Locals sparkle at CIF Track & Field Championships

    The San Diego CIF Track & Field Championships is an athletic carnival unlike any of the other section championships. In one day, the top Division I and II performers in 32 events gather at one site and vie for titles that identify them as the best in their disciplines.

  • Encinitas celebrates opening of new Marine Safety Center

    Encinitas celebrates opening of new Marine Safety Center

    Encinitas broke ground on the 2,350-square-foot lifeguard tower in the fall of 2016. The former lifeguard tower, originally built by lifeguard staff in 1953, was demolished in October of that year.

  • May 24: Week in Sports

    May 24: Week in Sports

    Torrey Pines clinched the Avocado League West title as the Falcons defeated La Costa Canyon 2-0 in a regular season finale for both teams on May 15. Joe Magrisi pitched a two-hitter to lead the Falcons.

  • Photo gallery: San Diego CIF Track & Field Prelims

    Photo gallery: San Diego CIF Track & Field Prelims

    The 2018 CIF Division I-II Track & Field Championships are slated for Saturday , May 26, at Mt. Carmel High School. Start time is 10 a.m. A healthy contingent of North Coast area athletes will be included in the field.

  • LCC boys go five to top La Jolla for CIF volleyball title

    LCC boys go five to top La Jolla for CIF volleyball title

    To end a season that had its ups-and-downs, it only stood to reason that the La Costa Canyon boys volleyball team would have a rollercoaster ride of a championship match before defeating defending title-holder La Jolla 3-2 (25-18, 20-25, 24-26, 25-23, 15-11) in Saturday’s CIF Open Division final.

  • LCC-La Jolla set for boys CIF volleyball title rematch

    LCC-La Jolla set for boys CIF volleyball title rematch

    After wading through a laborious double elimination format in bracket play, it will be winner-take-all Saturday, May 19, when second-seeded La Costa Canyon (28-7) takes on defending champion and top seed La Jolla (34-5) in the CIF Open Division Boys Volleyball Championship.

  • May 17: Week in Sports

    May 17: Week in Sports

    Torrey Pines defeated La Costa Canyon 10-5 in the San Diego Section Open Division. The Falcons sectional championship is their third straight.

  • First round upsets leave CIF soccer brackets in disarray

    First round upsets leave CIF soccer brackets in disarray

    So much for the statistics, numbers and expertise that go into creating the power rankings used to select and seed the eight teams for the 2018 Open Division brackets for girls and boys soccer.

  • New names to be part of 2018-19 Avocado West lineup

    New names to be part of 2018-19 Avocado West lineup

    As a result of the North County Conference’s (NCC) recent biennial league alignment review, San Marcos High School and Mission Hills High School, both growing forces in the San Diego prep athletic universe, will be switching from the Avocado League East to the Avocado League West.

  • LCC girls basketball headlines local CIF playoff teams

    LCC girls basketball headlines local CIF playoff teams

    After breezing to a 10th consecutive league title by posting a perfect 10-0 mark in the Avocado League West, Coach Mario Flores’ La Costa Canyon girls’ basketball squad will be hunting for a bigger prize when it begins CIF Open Division play Saturday at nearby Santa Fe Christian (19-3).

  • Jennifer Kerr earns Evelyn Houseman Sportsmanship Award

    Jennifer Kerr earns Evelyn Houseman Sportsmanship Award

    First-year Columbia women’s tennis player Jennifer Kerr, a San Dieguito Academy graduate, was named the recipient of the 2018 Evelyn Houseman Lifetime Junior Sportsmanship Award, announced in January by the Southern California Tennis Association (SCTA).

  • Feb. 15: Week in Sports

    Feb. 15: Week in Sports

    Boys basketball: The amazing winning streak continues. Torrey Pines won its 15th straight game and its 51st league game going back to 2013 as the Falcons defeated Carlsbad 73-54 in an Avocado League West game on Feb. 9. Bryce Pope led the Falcons with 23 points. His twin brother Michael Pope scored...

  • Where teams stand: Avocado West update for basketball and soccer

    Where teams stand: Avocado West update for basketball and soccer

    With one week (two games) to go in the prep basketball and soccer regular seasons, the winner of only one of the four major winter races in the Avocado League West has been officially determined—but the three others are virtually over.

  • Pacific Ridge middle schoolers win soccer championship

    Pacific Ridge middle schoolers win soccer championship

    The Pacific Ridge School Firebirds won the girls South Coast Middle School League on February 8 against the Bishop’s School. It’s the second time the team has won the league in the past three years! The first goal was scored at the 7-minute mark by Bailey Lapidow on a great follow off of a free...

  • Paralympic skier nears the summit

    Paralympic skier nears the summit

    On Feb. 20, Katrina Schaber will find out if she’s made the U.S. alpine skiing team for next month’s 2018 Winter Paralympics in South Korea. But even if the 20-year-old Carlsbad native doesn’t make the team this year, she’s already reached heights she never dreamed of as child. Schaber was born...

  • Machain, balanced Maverick girls basketball team continue to thrive

    Machain, balanced Maverick girls basketball team continue to thrive

    Machain was the Mavericks’ leading scorer last season as they ran roughshod over the Avocado League West, claiming the title with a perfect (10-0) record

  • Torrey Pines stuns LCC late in Avocado West boys soccer showdown

    Torrey Pines stuns LCC late in Avocado West boys soccer showdown

    In a Friday night match-up of Avocado West League boys' soccer heavyweights, No. 1-ranked Torrey Pines (15-0-2) remained undefeated with a 3-2 victory over No. 6 La Costa Canyon. In a game that both teams had once led, sophomore Jose Salgado delivered the knockout punch, breaking a 2-2 tie, in...

  • Jan. 25: Week in Sports

    Jan. 25: Week in Sports

    Girls soccer: Torrey Pines survived meetings with two tough Avocado League West opponents to extend its season-opening unbeaten streak to 16. The Falcons played Canyon Crest Academy to a 1-1 tie on Jan. 19 as freshman Karly Reeves scored the Falcons’ only goal off an assist from Jordan Rowell. ...

  • Q&A with accomplished LCC soccer player Collin Wagstaff

    Q&A with accomplished LCC soccer player Collin Wagstaff

    Just past the midway point of its 2017-18 season, the La Costa Canyon boys’ soccer team possesses a solid 10-2-3 overall record, has opened Avocado West League play at 2-0 and is ranked No. 6 among San Diego prep teams in the Union-Tribune’s most recent poll. Among the cornerstones for Coach Craig...

  • Woman burned in Encinitas house fire

    Woman burned in Encinitas house fire

    A woman was burned and her Encinitas home was significantly damaged early Jan. 22 when the one-story, single-family residence caught fire, authorities said. Crews from the Encinitas Fire Department responded to the blaze at 12:26 a.m. on the 1600 block of Landquist Drive, east of El Camino Real...

  • The season ahead: Avocado West boys basketball preview

    The season ahead: Avocado West boys basketball preview

    Avocado League West boys’ basketball competition fires up this week and for the two local squads — La Costa Canyon and San Dieguito Academy — it means aiming at the same target but coming at it from two different perspectives.

  • SDA Annual Alumni Boys' soccer game another hit

    SDA Annual Alumni Boys' soccer game another hit

    The San Dieguito High School Academy Annual Alumni Boys' soccer game was held during the break on Jan. 5. 

  • 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.

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