The week in sports: Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach


• A week after experiencing a dispiriting loss, Santa Fe Christian bounced back with a vengeance.

The Eagles rolled up 345 yards of total offense on their way to a 41-6 nonleague victory over Big Bear on Sept. 12.

The Eagles were coming off a 29-21 loss to Bishop Diego in which they blew a five-point lead going into the fourth quarter.

Eagles quarterback Connor Whitton completed 12 of 15 passes for 174 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Whitton rushed for 36 yards on eight carries.

R.J. Walker caught five passes for 65 yards and two touchdowns, and Caleb Phillips caught three passes for 44 yards.

Hank Ontiveros rushed for 65 yards on nine carries.

Philips led the Eagles defensively with eight tackles and Reece Walker had five tackles.

The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 2-1.

• Cathedral Catholic set the tone early on its way to its first victory of the season.

The Dons took an early lead and never looked back on their way to 28-14 nonleague victory over Torrey Pines on Sept. 11.

Dons quarterback Tate Haynes threw for three touchdowns, including a 16-yard scoring pass to Antoine Lee on the opening drive.

Torrey Pines’ Luke Duerr scored on a 22-yard run to make it 28-7 and the Falcons cut the lead in half late in the game on Caden Kelley’s scoring pass.

The Dons improved to 1-2 overall for the season. The Falcons fell to 1-2.

• San Diego Jewish Academy opened its season with a decisive 45-8 nonleague victory over St. Michael’s Prep on Sept. 10.

The Lions erased an early 8-0 deficit as quarterback Jordan Battaglia completed a 45-yard scoring pass to Elliot Muller.

Battaglia was involved in five touchdowns. He completed seven of 17 pass attempts for 174 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions, and rushed for 108 yards and two touchdowns on five carries.

Sebastian Mayer rushed for 66 yards and one touchdown on seven carries.

Muller caught two passes for 66 yards and one touchdown. Hunter Kahn caught two passes for 50 yards and Simon Shoshani caught a 50-yard scoring pass.

Samuel Pidgeon led a fierce Lions defense with 14 tackles and Matthew Pasternack had 3 1/2 sacks and three tackles. The Lions combined for 10 sacks.

• La Costa Canyon defeated Hoover 52-12 in a nonleague game on Sept. 11.

The Mavericks improved their overall record for the season to 2-1.


• Cathedral Catholic won the Gold Division of the San Diego Fall Classic as the Dons defeated Santa Fe Christian 2-1 (25-20, 22-25, 15-6) in the title match on Sept. 12.

The Dons were led by tournament MVP Lexi Dorn and all-tournament selection Cali Bunn.

Lauren Woodard had six kills to lead the Dons in the title match and Bunn added four kills.

All-tournament selection Emily Hubbard had eight kills in defeat for the Eagles.

The Eagles were also represented on the all-tournament team by Camryn Tastad.

The Dons went 7-0 in the tournament. Their victory in the title match was their fourth of the day.

They defeated Del Norte 2-0 in the semifinals. Earlier in the day they defeated Rancho Buena Vista 2-0 and Mission Vista 2-0.

The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 8-1. The Eagles fell to 4-2.

• Red-hot San Dieguito Academy stretched its season-opening winning streak to 10 matches as the Mustangs defeated Scripps Ranch 3-0 (25-13, 26-24, 25-19) in a nonleague match on Sept. 11.

Megan Scherer had 11 kills and 13 assists to lead the Mustangs.

Sarah Colla contributed 11 kills and Lindsey King had 17 assists.

The victory followed a 3-0 (27-25, 25-18, 25-14) win against Rancho Bernardo two days earlier in which Colla had 12 kills, Scherer had 10 kills and 22 assists and Emily Kimball contributed 10 kills.

The Mustangs improved to 10-0 overall for the season.

• San Diego Jewish Academy’s four-match winning streak to start the season ended as the Lions experienced a 3-1 (26-24, 25-23, 23-25, 25-19) loss to Guajome Park Academy on Sept. 10.

Rachel Rozenfeld had nine kills and 22 assists to lead the Lions. Sara Chitlik contributed nine kills.

The Lions defeated St. Joseph’s Academy 3-1 (22-25, 30-28, 25-14, 25-19) in a nonleague match two days earlier.

Chitlik had 17 kills and six to lead the Lions and Rozenfeld contributed 30 assists.

The Lions fell to 4-1overall for the season.


• Cathedral Catholic defeated Coronado 220-230 in a nonleague match on Sept. 8.

Madisen Miller and Jacqueline Garcia each shot a 39 to lead the Dons on a nine-hole par-36 course at Riverwalk Friars Golf Course.

Field hockey:

• Canyon Crest Academy notched its sixth straight victory to start the season as the Ravens defeated San Pasqual in the finals of the Otay Ranch tournament.

The Ravens opened the one-day tournament with a 7-0 victory and defeated Fallbrook 3-0 later in the day.