Week in Sports for Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach and Rancho Santa Fe

By Gideon Rubin


Santa Fe Christian bounced back from a lopsided loss with a convincing win.

The Eagles rolled up 481 yards of total offense in a resounding 66-34 nonleague victory over La Jolla on Sept. 20.

The victory followed a 35-0 loss to Carlsbad, a perennial San Diego Section power that boasts much bigger enrollment than SFC.

Tony Miro led the route, rushing for 191 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries.

Miro’s impact wasn’t just limited to the backfield.

He tallied 339 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns, with most of the damage coming in the first quarter.

Miro scored on an 83-yard kickoff return and also caught a 65-yard touchdown pass.

Eagles quarterback Carter Roberts completed three of eight pass attempts for 119 yards with all three completions going for touchdowns. He threw no interceptions.

Roberts rushed for 94 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries and Jerry Harper and Cole Needham each rushed for 36 yards.

The Eagles trailed 7-0 early in the first quarter when Miro returned a kickoff for a touchdown that tied the game.

Miro scored on a 52-yard scoring run on SFC’s next possession to make it 14-7.

He scored the Eagles third touchdown of the first quarter from the 4 that gave the Eagles a 21-7 lead.

Jake Bailey kicked a 27-yard field goal late in the first quarter that capped a run of 24 consecutive unanswered points.

Roberts completed a 4-yard scoring pass to Jerry Harper that gave the Eagles a 30-14 lead midway through the second quarter.

Needham scored on a 22-yard run and Roberts hooked with a Blake O’Rourke on a 50-yard scoring strike to help the Eagles take a decisive 52-27 lead into the intermission.

Slater Howe had 13 tackles to lead the Eagles defensively.

Blain Weeks had Sammy Ray each contributed 10 tackles and two sacks and Darrian Borboa added 10 tackles.

The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 2-2.

Last season, Torrey Pines wasted an excellent defensive performance in a nonleague game against Vista in a game in which the Falcons couldn’t get anything going offensively.

The Falcons experienced no such difficulties in this year’s rematch as they trounced Vista 44-9 in a nonleague game on Sept. 20.

The victory followed a 2-0 loss to Vista last year in what from a scoring standpoint is as unusual as a football game gets at any level.

Falcons quarterback Pete Mitchell led the route, completing eight of 12 pass attempts for 135 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions.

The Falcons snapped a 3-3 deadlock in the second quarter when Mitchell completed a 30-yard scoring pass to Dwayne Hines to make it 9-3.

That started a run of 41 unanswered points, turning what looked to be another tight game into a blowout.

Hines scored on a run from the 2 yard line to make it 16-3 and Mitchell hooked up with Christian Gange on a 37-yard scoring strike to give the Falcons a 23-3 going into the intermission.

The Falcons broke the game open in the third quarter when Mitchell completed a 13-yard scoring pass to Rob Simsiman.

Devin Slubowski scored on an 88-yard run that put the game out of reach at 37-3 and Jack Hoeprich scored from the 4 to make it 44-3.

The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 2-2.


Torrey Pines won the Rainbow Sandals Lady Triton Invitational on Sept. 20.

The Falcons shot a combined 10-over par 375 at San Clemente Municipal Golf Course to win what is widely considered the nation’s most prestigious high school golf tournament.

Muni He shot a 2-under-par 71 to place second overall individually for Torrey Pines.

Sarah Cho and Sung Eun Park each contributed 75 scores and Jennifer Peng and Shiyang Fan each added 77 scores.


San Diego Jewish Academy remained unbeaten on the season as the Lions rolled past Lutheran 3-0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-23) in a nonleague match on Sept. 17.

Shannon Saffer had 11 kills to lead the Lions and Madison Speigel added seven kills.

Lions setter Savanna Lurie contributed 21 assists.

Sara Chitlik and Lurie added five kills.

The Lions improved their overall record for the season to 5-0.

Field hockey:

Torrey Pines outscored its opponents by a combined 13-0 as the Falcons went 3-0 in pool play at the Serra tournament on Sept. 21.

The Falcons opened with the 10-0 trouncing of Mira Mesa and then went on to defeat Cathedral Catholic 1-0 and La Costa Canyon 2-0.

Madi Coughlin scored three goals and Rylie Pope scored two goals to lead the Falcons in the Mira Mesa game.

Sami Cirino scored the game’s only goal for Torrey Pines against Cathedral Catholic.

Dons goalie Abi Grosse had 12 saves.

Gaby Jimenez scored one goal and had one assist and Shannon Yogerst added one goal in the LCC game.

Falcons goalies Grace Trupe and Katie Gitre combined for the shutout.


Del Mar resident Cathie Anderson took second place at the International Tennis Federation Super-Seniors World Team Championships earlier this month in Vienna, Austria.

Anderson represented the United States Tennis Association as an individual in the Althea Gibson Cup team on the women’s over-70-circuit.