Prep Sports

  • Challengers line up in week one of Avo West field hockey play

    Challengers line up in week one of Avo West field hockey play

    With the opening week of the 2018 Avocado West League field hockey schedule in the books, there’s no convincing reason that defending champion Torrey Pines shouldn’t be regarded as the favorite to repeat its 2017 title run.

  • Week in Sports: Oct. 4

    Week in Sports: Oct. 4

    La Costa Canyon came from behind to defeat Canyon Crest Academy 3-2 (21-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-20, 15-7) in an Avocado League West match on Sept. 25.

  • Week in Sports: Sept. 27

    Week in Sports: Sept. 27

    Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 3-0 (25-10, 25-16, 25-11) in an Avocado League West match on Sept. 22.

  • Late goal lifts Canyon Crest past San Dieguito

    Late goal lifts Canyon Crest past San Dieguito

    It began as a match that appeared to pair two field hockey teams heading in different directions. But after visiting Canyon Crest edged San Dieguito, 1-0, on a late goal Tuesday afternoon, it seemed the two opponents might have more in common than their records indicated.

  • Big day for local runners at Mt. Carmel Invitational

    Big day for local runners at Mt. Carmel Invitational

    With the distances expanding to three miles for the boys and 2.75 miles for girls, North Coast runners starred in Saturday’s Mt. Carmel Invitational at Morley Field, the first major test of the local prep cross country season.

  • Torrey Pines football coach looks ahead to upcoming season

    Torrey Pines football coach looks ahead to upcoming season

    Fifth-year Torrey Pines Head Football Coach Ron Gladnick has never been accused of looking for patsies to fill his non-league schedule. And despite the fact that the San Diego section will be starting its season one week earlier this year, 2018 will be no exception to that strategy. The Falcons...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • LCC boys go for CIF soccer title Friday after overtime stunner at Torrey Pines

    LCC boys go for CIF soccer title Friday after overtime stunner at Torrey Pines

    La Costa Canyon boys’ soccer coach Craig Dean tends to be pretty positive when the topic is his team. But even the optimistic Dean couldn’t have anticipated that his fifth-seeded Mavericks would rebound, from a 2-0 halftime deficit, on the road, to stun top-seeded Torrey Pines in overtime, 3-2,...

  • 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).

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

    Football: Santa Fe Christian pulled off one of the biggest upsets in recent memory, defeating Torrey Pines 31-0 in a nonleague game Dec. 2. The Eagles were up against a school whose enrollment dwarfs that of the small private school. As is common for the program with limited depth, the Eagles had...

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