Week in Sports

By Gideon Rubin



Torrey Pines won the North County tournament as the Falcons defeated Vista 4-1 in the April 2 title game.

Brock Larson pitched a three-hitter to lead the Falcons, who improved their overall record for the season to 11-1 with their sixth straight win.

Larson struck out 11 batters and allowed four walks and one earned run.

Reed Mason had two hits to lead the Falcons offensively.

The title game victory followed a 7-4 win against Del Norte on March 30 and a 3-2 victory over Fallbrook the next day.

Taylor Murphy and Michael Mullen each had two hits to lead the Falcons in the Del Norte game.

The Falcons beat Fallbrook in dramatic fashion, overcoming a 2-1 deficit in their last at-bat in the bottom of the seventh when with Kyle Johnson hit a two-run homer.

Brian Thene struck out seven batters and allowed two runs on seven-hits and two walks.

Cathedral Catholic had its nine-game winning streak snapped as the Dons were no-hit in a 1-0 loss to Mira Mesa in the title game of the nonleague City Conference tournament on April 2.

Ryan Segars, Mitchell Barnes-Wallace, Joey Portugal and Christian Erese combined to no-hit a Dons team that averages 5.7 runs per game and hadn’t been shutout all year.

The Dons advanced to the finals after defeating Mira Mesa 3-0 on March 31 and Christian 9-3 the next day.

Michael Martin pitched a three-hit shutout to lead the Dons over Mira Mesa in the first meeting between the two teams. Martin struck out seven batters and allowed three walks.

Nico Garbella led the Dons offensively with two hits including a double and two runs scored. Tommy Valles added a double and one RBI.

Brandon Nelson had two hits including a double, drove in three runs and scored two runs to lead the Dons in the Christian game.

The Dons overall record for the season fell to 9-2.

Santa Fe Christian extended its winning streak to six games as the Eagles defeated San Diego 13-3 in a nonleague City Conference tournament game on March 31.

Nolan Gannon had three hits including a double and a grand slam and drove in five runs to lead the Eagles, and John Gamble contributed three hits.

The victory followed a 15-0 trouncing of Kearny two days earlier in which Gannon struck out 14 batters in six innings, combining with Jake McKinney on a one-hitter.

Gannon allowed one walk and one hit.

Barrett Floyd led the Eagles offensively, going 4-for-5 with a double and four RBI.

The Eagles have outscored their opponents 67-10 during their current winning streak. They improved their overall record for the season to 7-3.


Torrey Pines extended its winning streak to 10 games as the Falcons swept a nonleague doubleheader from Canyon Crest Academy on April 2.

Lauren Hynes pitched a three-hit shutout to lead the Falcons to a 4-0 victory in the first game.

Hynes struck out nine batters and allowed one walk.

Emily Wolking had three hits and two runs scored and Emma Wong had two hits and one RBI to lead the Falcons offensively.

Natalie Kahn had a double for CCA in the second game.

Mary Lee combined with Taylor Lee on two-hit shutout to lead the Falcons to a 9-0 victory in the second game.

Taylor Lee, who started, struck out six batter and allowed two hits and one walk in four innings.

Hynes had three hits and two RBI, and Julia Yacker contributed a double, a triple, and three RBI to lead the Falcons offensively.

The Ravens were led by Natalie Kahn, who was 2-for-4 on the day with a double in the second game.

Torrey Pines improved its overall record for the season to 15-3-1.

The Ravens fell to 2-6.


Torrey Pines defeated Poway 185-208 in a Palomar League match on March 31.

Jay Hwang shot an even-par 36 and all of his Falcons teammates shot in the 30’s on a nine-hold course at Stoneridge Golf Course.

Michael Koenenke, Robbie Gojoangco and Michael Kim each shot a 37, and Danny Ochoa contributed a 38 score.

The Falcons improved to 3-0 in league 19-0 overall for the season.


Cathedral Catholic continued its dominance of Western League play as the Dons defeated St. Augustine 3-1 (25-21, 25-10, 22-25, 25-12) on April 1.

Max Williamson had 20 kills and five aces to lead the Dons, and Alex Yanke contributed 19 kills. Dons setter Chase Bugdee had 47 assists.

The Dons improved to 6-0 in league and 13-5 overall for the season.

Girls lacrosse:

Canyon Crest Academy defeated Westview 8-7 in a Palomar League game on April 1.

Natalie Hoffman, Nikita Aitken and Lauren Rutledge each scored two goals to lead the Ravens, who improved to 4-1 in league and 5-3 overall for the season.



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