Sports

  • Del Mar Fall Racing Festival returns Nov. 9 with favorite and new events

    Del Mar Fall Racing Festival returns Nov. 9 with favorite and new events

    The Fall Racing Festival - slated from Nov. 9 through Dec. 2 - will host activities and promotions geared toward all ages and interests, while once again showcasing some of the sport’s elite equines in action.

  • Encinitas Ranch sending team to PGA event

    Encinitas Ranch sending team to PGA event

    Next month, a group of young golfers will tee it up and let it fly at the PGA Junior League Championships in Scottsdale, Ariz. The last time the San Diego All-Stars — based out of Encinitas Ranch Golf Course — played in the event, the result was a victory at the 2015 competition in Lake Buena Vista,...

  • Week in Sports: Oct. 25

    Week in Sports: Oct. 25

    Max Bingham had a game for the ages as Torrey Pines extended its unbeaten season with a 71-41 victory over Oceanside in an Avocado League game on Oct. 19.

  • Torrey Pines, La Costa gear up for Friday grid clash

    Torrey Pines, La Costa gear up for Friday grid clash

    If you’re going to turn off the television, get off your couch and check out some high school football on a Friday night, this is the week to do it on the North Coast.

  • Week in Sports: Oct. 18

    Week in Sports: Oct. 18

    Torrey Pines defeated San Marcos 3-0 (25-14, 25-10, 25-15) in an Avocado League West match on Oct. 11.

  • 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.

  • 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 outlasts LCC in early Avo West volleyball showdown

    Torrey Pines outlasts LCC in early Avo West volleyball showdown

    No. 1-ranked Torrey Pines stormed back from a two-set deficit to stun No. 3 host La Costa Canyon, 3-2 (23-25, 22-25, 25-15, 25-14, 15-11) in Tuesday afternoon’s Avocado West League opener for both teams.

  • Sept 20: Week in Sports

    Sept 20: Week in Sports

    Torrey Pines continued its strong start as the Falcons opened Avocado League play with a 36-14 victory over El Camino on Sept. 14.

  • 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...

  • Tough, national caliber schedules prep LCC-Torrey Pines lacrosse teams for rivalry shoot-out

    Tough, national caliber schedules prep LCC-Torrey Pines lacrosse teams for rivalry shoot-out

    Over the course of four days next week, the boys and girls lacrosse teams from La Costa Canyon and Torrey Pines will square off in games that will likely determine not only the champion of the 2018 Avocado West League but the No. 1 seeding in the CIF Open Division Playoffs.

  • 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.

  • Encinitas native goes from NBA to beach volleyball court

    Encinitas native goes from NBA to beach volleyball court

    Throughout his basketball career playing for the Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Phoenix Suns, 29-year-old Chase Budinger reached incredible heights in the NBA, and that’s aside from his towering 6-foot, 7-inch frame.

  • A Saturday brunch with a bang

    A Saturday brunch with a bang

    It was not your ordinary brunch at Belmont Village Senior Living on March 31, when the acclaimed San Diego State Drumline band, called “State of Sound,” under the direction of Tohbias Juniel, marched their way up to the building and into residents’ and visitors’ hearts. SDSU’s Drumline is a part...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Montgomery answers call as LCC rallies late, tops Cathedral in overtime

    Montgomery answers call as LCC rallies late, tops Cathedral in overtime

    When La Costa Canyon boys lacrosse coach Kevin Cooper called a timeout with 3:51 remaining in the first overtime period at Cathedral Catholic Tuesday night, March 20, he felt his team had not consistently been winning the one-on-one match-ups in the attacking end and he told them, “I need somebody...

  • Rector's LCC girls lacrosse squad flashes early season quality

    Rector's LCC girls lacrosse squad flashes early season quality

    Eighth-year Head Coach Casey Rector has won four CIF Open Division crowns in her tenure at LCC.

  • March 8: Week in Sports

    March 8: Week in Sports

    Santa Fe Christian won its second straight state sectional title as the No. 2-seeded Eagles defeated No. 1 El Camino 63-52 in the San Diego Section Division I championship game on March 2.

  • League realignment to mean a new world for San Dieguito athletics

    League realignment to mean a new world for San Dieguito athletics

    Last year, San Dieguito High School Academy (SDA) celebrated its 80th anniversary. The oldest school in the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD), it was the district’s only high school until Torrey Pines opened in 1975. Today it is one of four with La Costa Canyon and, most recently,...

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