Sports

  • 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.

  • May 10: Week in Sports

    May 10: Week in Sports

    Torrey Pines defeated La Costa Canyon 2-1 in the second game of a three-game Avocado League West series on May 5.

  • LCC boys volleyball team kicks off playoffs with a win

    LCC boys volleyball team kicks off playoffs with a win

    Coach Mark Brubaker’s second-seeded La Costa Canyon boys volleyball team came into Tuesday night’s CIF Open Division opener on a roll, having won nine of its last 10 matches. Visiting seventh seed Mt. Carmel did little to slow that momentum, falling 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-14) to the Mavericks in...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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

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