Torrey Pines lost to Mater Dei of Santa Ana 1-0 in overtime in the championship game of the 12th annual Butch Lee Memorial Girls Soccer Tournament on Dec. 8. The Falcons earlier in the day advanced to the finals with a 3-2 overtime win over Westview.
Before the newly-reconfigured Avocado West Boys Soccer League had even played a game, it already had a nickname.
On Saturday, Nov. 24, Santa Fe Christian’s (SFC) boys’ and girls’ cross country teams participated in the 2018 CIF State Cross Country Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno, Calif.
The Torrey Pines girls basketball team defeated West Hills 55-17 on Nov. 26.
The fact that the visiting Eagles defeated the home squad, 69-52, wasn’t a complete surprise, but the manner and ease with which they did it certainly was.
Carlsbad and Cathedral Catholic, Nos. 4 and 6 respectively in the Union-Tribune’s pre-season rankings, both CIF Open Division participants last season and possessing similar expectations this year, squared off in Cathedral’s Manchester Stadium Wednesday afternoon.
Torrey Pines defeated San Marcos 77-71 in overtime in a Game on Challenge tournament championship game on Nov. 24.
Torrey Pines defeated Poway 74-59 in a nonleague Game On Challenge tournament game on Nov. 15.
In the end, it was a night that featured two extremely high caliber foes that gave the 8,000-plus in attendance a championship-level performance.
Senior Logan LaScola scored a pair of first-half goals and the Canyon Crest field hockey team completed a fairy tale season Saturday, Nov. 17, at Eastlake High School by defeating Vista, 2-1, for the 2018 CIF Division I Championship.
Second-seeded Scripps Ranch did all of the scoring in the first 10 minutes of the game, beating visiting Torrey Pines, 2-0, in the semi-finals of the CIF Open Division field hockey tournament Thursday afternoon, Nov. 15.
Defense has been the calling card for the Canyon Crest field hockey team all year and Tuesday that defense carried the third-seeded Ravens to a 1-0 victory over No. 2 seed Mission Vista in the CIF Division I semi-finals.
Top-seeded Torrey Pines bounced back from a 10-point deficit to defeat No. 4 San Marcos 25-28 in a San Diego Section Open Division semifinal playoff game on Nov. 9.
Torrey Pines thoroughly dominated sixth-seed Poway, handing the visiting Titans a 3-0 CIF quarterfinal defeat.
A staunch defense and a pair of goals from senior Logan LaScola powered the third-seeded host Canyon Crest field hockey team to a CIF Division I quarterfinal victory over 11th seed Cathedral Catholic Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 13.
The San Dieguito Academy (SDA) field hockey team experienced its sport’s version of cruel and unusual punishment in Monday afternoon’s CIF Division II quarterfinals.
In a match of long rallies and extended games between teammates, Canyon Crest Academy freshman Katie Codd ultimately prevailed in a third-set tiebreaker for the San Diego Section girls tennis singles championship,
The Torrey Pines football team was tested in just about every way Friday night, Nov. 9, and in the end, the No. 1 Falcons came up with the right answers, taking down third-seeded San Marcos, 35-28, in the CIF Open Division semi-final at Ed Burke Field.
In a prelude to this week’s CIF Championships, the La Costa Canyon girls and boys cross country teams demonstrated that they are primed and ready for the section races by breezing past a solid group of competitors while defending their Avocado West League titles last Saturday (Nov. 10).
Torrey Pines Field Hockey said farewell to five seniors while celebrating a share of the Avocado West North County League Championship.
Team is now gunning for a repeat at the Best of the West Championship
Canyon Crest Academy recently beat rival Torrey Pines in the CIF Division 1 semi-final water polo game in double overtime.
Another year, another San Diego Section Open Division championship for Torrey Pines girls volleyball.
In a contest that was fast-paced and end-to-end from the outset, Canyon Crest not only had to survive OT but come-from-behind to get its victory.
Two defending CIF girls volleyball champions—Torrey Pines in the Open Division and Santa Fe Christian in Division I—are returning to the finals and will be looking to go back-to-back this Saturday, Nov. 3, when the 2018 Championship Finals are hosted at Cathedral Catholic High School.
Torrey Pines and Canyon Crest finished third and fourth respectively in the 2018 CIF Division I Girls Championship, contested Monday (Oct. 29) and Wednesday (Oct. 31) at San Diego’s Admiral Baker Golf Course. The two squads were fourth and fifth in the section when all divisions were factored in.
Torrey Pines jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as the Falcons extended their unbeaten season with a 38-0 Avocado League victory over La Costa Canyon on Oct. 26.
The No. 1-ranked Torrey Pines football team clinched the 2018 Avocado West League crown and completed an undefeated regular season with a 38-0 shellacking of No. 7 host La Costa Canyon Friday night.
On a near perfect day at San Diego Tennis & Racquet Club, the Canyon Crest girls tennis team capped a near perfect season Thursday, Oct. 25,dominating a very good San Dieguito squad, 15-3, to win its first-ever CIF Open Division Championship.
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.
The Ravens shot a two-day, 36-hole total of 794, playing 18 holes at St. Mark’s Golf Club on Tuesday and 18 more the following day at Twin Oaks Golf Club.
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.
A goal off a penalty corner in the eighth minute of the second half by senior star Kristin Bitter lifted the No. 5 Torrey Pines field hockey team to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over host Canyon Crest Thursday afternoon, Oct. 18.
Torrey Pines defeated San Marcos 3-0 (25-14, 25-10, 25-15) in an Avocado League West match on Oct. 11.
On the heels of reaching the CIF Open Division semi-finals or better three of the last four years, Coach Chris Black’s undefeated 2018 Raven squad has styled a gaudy 14-0-1 record that includes wins over the likes of perennial power programs Rancho Bernardo, La Jolla Country Day and Torrey Pines.
With two matches left in the 2018 regular season, the No. 1-ranked Torrey Pines girls volleyball team is in the process of fine-tuning for the upcoming CIF Open Division championships.
Torrey Pines ran into a formidable defense and lived to tell about it. The Falcons countered with some tough defense of their own in a 13-7 Avocado League victory over Mission Hills on Oct. 5.
Sixth-year Coach Andy Corman’s squad was a solid third and the top San Diego finisher in the D-1 division at the Sept. 15 Mt. Carmel Invitational.
The drama was missing but the result was the same as the No. 1-ranked Torrey Pines girls volleyball team knocked off No. 3 La Costa Canyon for the second time in two weeks, prevailing, 3-1 (25-16, 25-18, 20-25, 25-14), at home last Thursday.
In prep football, underestimate a team with “history” at your own peril. Top-ranked Torrey Pines got a taste of that adage Friday night but used a staunch defense and timely offense from an unexpected source to put away visiting Mission Hills, 13-7.
With the opening week of the 2018 Avocado West League field hockey schedule in the books, there’s no convincing reason that defending champion Torrey Pines shouldn’t be regarded as the favorite to repeat its 2017 title run.
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.
Carmel Valley’s Natalie Wang is enjoying another stellar year in athletic events locally and across the country. Natalie, a 7th grade student at Carmel Valley Middle School, is a triathlete, cyclist and distance runner.
Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 3-0 (25-10, 25-16, 25-11) in an Avocado League West match on Sept. 22.
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.
Mistakes and an inability to convert offensive opportunities doomed Santa Fe Christian football team in a 33-10 home loss to undefeated Christian Friday afternoon, Sept. 21.
Senior running backs Mac Bingham and Evan Galluzzi combined for 189 yards rushing and five touchdowns as No. 1-ranked Torrey Pines remained undefeated with a 36-14 home victory over El Camino Friday night, Sept. 14.
Buoyed by quality depth at the top of the lineup, the Torrey Pines girls golf team defeated Avocado West League rival Canyon Crest Academy (202-215) Tuesday afternoon at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club.
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.
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.