Preps Sports

  • 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. 

  • Canyon Crest wins twice, prepares for a deep playoff run

    Canyon Crest wins twice, prepares for a deep playoff run

    Canyon Crest Academy’s boys varsity basketball team chalked up conference wins last week against La Costa Canyon 63-45 and San Dieguito Academy 65-56.

  • Horizon Prep wins championship, makes it to CIF playoffs

    Horizon Prep wins championship, makes it to CIF playoffs

    The Horizon Prep basketball team clinched the Pioneer League Championship on Monday, Feb. 12 with a 49-10 win over CCPAA (Children’s Creative and Performing Arts Academy) at home. The Lions are heading into CIF San Diego Division V playoff with a winning streak of eight games. Under the leadership...

  • 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.

  • Six CCA senior student-athletes sign National Letter of Intent

    Six CCA senior student-athletes sign National Letter of Intent

    There was a lot of excitement in the air when high school student-athletes from throughout the county came to Petco Park on Wednesday, Feb. 7. 

  • Feb 8: Week in Sports

    Feb 8: Week in Sports

    The Falcons extended their league winning streak to 49 games as the Falcons defeated Francis Parker 72-63 in an Avocado League West game on Feb. 3.

  • 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.  

  • The season ahead: Avocado West boys basketball preview

    The season ahead: Avocado West boys basketball preview

    The Avocado League West boys’ basketball season started Wednesday, Jan. 10. and the two local entries — Torrey Pines and Canyon Crest Academy — figure to be slotted prominently in this year’s derby. It seems hard to call a 10-5 Canyon Crest squad that’s No. 10 in the most recent CIF poll an underdog,...

  • 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...

  • Jan. 4: Week in Sports

    Jan. 4: Week in Sports

    Boys soccer: Nationally-rankedTorrey Pines remained undefeated as the Falcons defeated Servite of Anaheim 2-1 in the championship game of the SoCal High School National showcase’ National Division. Alec Philibbosian and Santiago Majewski each scored one goal to lead the Falcons in a battle featuring...

  • Canyon Crest finishes 5th at Torrey Pines Holiday Classic

    Canyon Crest finishes 5th at Torrey Pines Holiday Classic

    At the midway point of the 2017-2018 season, the Canyon Crest Academy Ravens find themselves sitting at 9 wins and 5 losses, slightly short of expectations but still positioned for a strong stretch run.

  • Torrey Pines boys varsity soccer undefeated at 10-0-0

    Torrey Pines boys varsity soccer undefeated at 10-0-0

    The TPHS boys varsity soccer team is making a statement early in the season with a 10-0-0 start, outscoring opponents in those games 33-5. The Falcons won the local Grossmont Tournament early in December and the So. Cal. High School Classic this past week. The So Cal Classic is a prestigious tournament...

  • TPHS boys lacrosse team donates Teddy Bears to Rady Children's Hospital

    TPHS boys lacrosse team donates Teddy Bears to Rady Children's Hospital

    The Torrey Pines High School boys lacrosse team celebrated the holidays with Irving Goodman, his dad and brother at the San Diego Gulls “Teddy Bear Toss” game vs. the Stockton Heat. The team brought Teddy Bears that were thrown onto the ice during the game and donated to Children’s Hospital in...

  • 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.

  • Torrey Pines girls soccer team tops at Butch Lee Memorial Tournament

    Torrey Pines girls soccer team tops at Butch Lee Memorial Tournament

    The defending San Diego CIF Open Division champion Torrey Pines girls soccer team showed last week that it might be priming for a repeat performance come March. Coach Martyn Hansford’s Falcons raced undefeated through five games at the annual 16-team, Cathedral Catholic-hosted Butch Lee Memorial...

  • 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...

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