Preps Sports

  • New culture brings new success to CCA baseball

    New culture brings new success to CCA baseball

    Canyon Crest Academy baseball coach Ryan Mikkonen faced a formidable task when he agreed to take over the reins of the Raven program in the spring of 2016.

  • April 12: Week in Sports

    April 12: Week in Sports

    The Torrey Pines High School girls lacrosse team scored 17 points and held the visiting Del Norte Warriors to 9 in the Falcons non-league win on April 3. Mia Kohn controls the ball in the victory for the 9-2 Lady Falcons, CIF champions for the last two years.

  • Canyon Crest varsity baseball team wins NCC Championship

    Canyon Crest varsity baseball team wins NCC Championship

    The Canyon Crest Academy varsity baseball team is off to a great start this year with a 13-4 record. On Friday, April 6, the Ravens won the North County Tournament, defeating El Camino in the Premier Division championship game with a final score of 10-3.

  • April 5: Week in Sports

    Baseball: Canyon Crest Academy lost to San Ysidro 5-3 in the Lions Club Tournament championship game on May 29. The loss snapped a seven-game Ravens winning streak. CCA starter Jordan Goldmann, who took the loss, struck out three and gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits and one walk. The...

  • SDA pole vaulter hitting new heights

    SDA pole vaulter hitting new heights

    Because it doesn’t have a swimming pool, San Dieguito Academy got itself a 16-foot pole vaulter—specifically senior Kevin Ward, who cleared a San Diego CIF and then state best 16-foot-1 at the recent Falcon Relays hosted by Torrey Pines High School.

  • Fifteen-year-old Rivera shines on links for Falcons

    Fifteen-year-old Rivera shines on links for Falcons

    Should one call Torrey Pines freshman golfer Jackson Rivera a prodigy? Let’s examine some of the evidence. He got his first golf lesson at age 4 and later played his first round of golf at Heartwell Park in Long Beach (the same course where Tiger Woods started), was in the Junior World Championships...

  • March 29: Week in Sports

    March 29: Week in Sports

    Canyon Crest Academy improved to 3-0 in the North County Classic tournament as the Ravens defeated Valley Center 7-0 on March 23.

  • Torrey Pines girls swim team wins at Mission Viejo

    Torrey Pines girls swim team wins at Mission Viejo

    Team is aiming for 9th straight CIF crown

  • March 22: Week in Sports

    March 22: Week in Sports

    Baseball: Torrey Pines defeated Santa Fe Christian 2-1 in a Kendra Couch Classic tournament game on March 13 that went 13 innings. The game featured solid pitching from both teams. Falcons starter Joe Magrisi threw five innings of two-hit ball. He allowed one unearned run. Matthew Schlesener, who...

  • Tennis served as translator for Torrey Pines senior

    Tennis served as translator for Torrey Pines senior

    When Nik Speshilov moved from Moscow to this country with his family at age 10, the current Torrey Pines High senior couldn’t speak English — yet he could talk tennis in a sense.

  • Torrey Pines cagers storm into CIF semi-finals

    Torrey Pines cagers storm into CIF semi-finals

    Powered by senior Finn Sullivan’s 20 first quarter points, Torrey Pines jumped all over visiting La Jolla Country Day from the opening tip and romped to a 92-66 CIF Open Division Quarterfinal victory Friday night.

  • 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.

  • Feb. 22: Week in Sports

    Feb. 22: Week in Sports

    Girls soccer: Torrey Pines defeated La Costa Canyon 4-0 in a Avocado League West finale for both teams on Feb. 16. Freshman Karly Reeves scored two goals and Kate Thomas and Jordan Rowell each had one goal. Tatum Lenain, Chloe Gallo and Alexa Wallace each had one assist. The victory followed a...

  • 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.

  • Torrey Pines stands out in CIF playoff brackets

    Torrey Pines stands out in CIF playoff brackets

    CIF San Diego Section Playoffs begin this week in boys’ and girls’ basketball and soccer and Torrey Pines figures prominently in three of the eight-team Open Division brackets. 

  • CCA girls water polo team wins Cougar Invitational

    CCA girls water polo team wins Cougar Invitational

    The Canyon Crest Academy girls water polo team won 1st place in the Cougar Invitational Jan. 27 beating Bonita Vista 9-4 in the final. CCA is Div. 2 and now ranked 5th. This is the first tournament victory in school history for the girls water polo team.

  • Canyon Crest grinds out two conference victories

    Canyon Crest grinds out two conference victories

    Finals week is tough at most high schools but at Canyon Crest Academy, one of the top academic high schools in the nation, according to US News and World Report, it is especially challenging. Perhaps playing a bit fatigued due to finals, the Ravens were able to notch two tight wins against conference...

  • TPHS girls soccer team's win over Carlsbad moves them back to league's top spot

    TPHS girls soccer team's win over Carlsbad moves them back to league's top spot

    Torrey Pines Head Coach Martyn Hansford said “character, guts and determination” were the qualities responsible for winning Wednesday night’s showdown between the two top-ranked girls’ soccer teams in San Diego.

  • 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. ...

  • Jan. 19: CCA and TPHS basketball and soccer teams go head to head

    Jan. 19: CCA and TPHS basketball and soccer teams go head to head

    For local prep sports fans, it was a busy five and a half hours last Friday, Jan., 19, afternoon/evening on the 2.8-mile corridor of Del Mar Heights Rd. between Torrey Pines High School and Canyon Crest Academy. The two local athletic titans battled it out in four different sports (boys’ & girls’...

  • Q&A with accomplished TPHS soccer player Ashley Serven

    Q&A with accomplished TPHS soccer player Ashley Serven

    With the recent start of the Avocado League West season the 5-foot-9 Serven took time to share her thoughts on Torrey Pines’ history of success, her own progress and what she hopes her team can accomplish in her final year.

  • Ravens split pair to open league play

    Ravens split pair to open league play

    Canyon Crest opened league basketball play last Wednesday evening, Jan. 17, with a convincing win at home against a stubborn Carlsbad team, 67-52.

  • Successful FUTGolf fundraiser benefits TPHS Soccer

    Successful FUTGolf fundraiser benefits TPHS Soccer

    TPHS Soccer recently hosted the 3rd annual FUTGolf fundraiser at the Rancho Carlsbad Golf Course. This was the event’s most successful year with over 80 golfers taking the course. Volunteers, golfers and sponsors made it possible to raise almost $6,000 for the soccer program. The Falcons boys team...

  • Jan. 18: Week in Sports

    Jan. 18: Week in Sports

    Boys basketball: If a rigorous preseason nonleague schedule was a test, Torrey Pines aced it. The Falcons capped their preparation for Avocado League West play with a 57-54 victory over El Camino on Jan. 12, extending their winning streak to six games and improving their overall record for the...

  • Local grapplers take on visiting Japanese team

    Local grapplers take on visiting Japanese team

    La Costa Canyon High School hosted a cultural exchange Jan. 9 between Japan and the Unites States. This culture exchange did not take place in the classroom, dance floor or in a stadium — this exchange took place on a wrestling mat.  

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