After 80 minutes, Friday night’s battle for temporary Avocado West League boys’ soccer supremacy ended up right where it started as visiting La Costa Canyon used a second half goal to earn a 1-1 draw with Torrey Pines.
Torrey Pines defeated Mission Hills 2-0 in an Avocado League West game on Jan. 11.
Just three games into the 2019 Avocado West League boys soccer season, the group of six that some had dubbed the “super league” is in early jeopardy of becoming a party of two.
Week One of Avocado West League boys’ and girls’ soccer is now in the books and although a full four weeks and eight games per team remain, plenty of storylines are already developing.
Ravens finish pre-season in 1st place
Torrey Pines defeated Vista 68-54 in a nonleague game on Jan. 4.
With the prep basketball pre-season and holiday tournament stages now over, it’s time to focus on league schedules and the march to post-season play. In the Avocado West League, some things have already started to sort themselves out.
When the 2018-19 girls’ high school basketball season began in late November, it was easy to draw a line right through the middle of the six-team Avocado West lineup that separated the title contenders from the longshots.
Confidence—all good teams have it and it was the key ingredient in the fourth-ranked (MaxPreps) Santa Fe Christian boys’ basketball team’s biggest win of the season Friday night, Jan. 4.
For members of the Avocado West boys’ soccer league who might have been thinking the loss of a dozen seniors would make the defending league champions vulnerable, Torrey Pines sent out a strong message last week—“don’t count on it.”
The Falcons defeated St. Augustine 73-68 on Dec. 29, to finish 2-2 in the National Division of its tournament.
Torrey Pines High sophomore Nicole Pustilnik placed 12th at the Junior Foil World Cup in London.
GOLO Boxing offers fun, high-energy fitness boxing classes in Solana Beach.
The 29th annual Torrey Pines Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament kicked off Dec. 26 and runs through Dec. 29.
Yes, from a timing perspective, there could have been an easier assignment for Caitlin Eichlin in accepting her first high school head coaching position. As anyone who has done it will tell you, making the move from assistant to head coach is a difficult proposition under any circumstance.
Katherine Hui, Santa Fe Christian Schools (SFC) 8th-grade student, has achieved one of four spots in the playoffs at Les Petits AS USA.
The six-team 2019 Avocado West boys’ basketball teams (including newcomers San Marcos and Mission Hills) can be conveniently broken down in groups of two.
Torrey Pines defeated Del Norte 1-0 in a nonleague game on Dec. 13.
Here’s a brief overview of the four holdover teams, in order of last year’s finish (2017-18 and 2018-19 record to-date in parentheses).
Two Carmel Valley fencers earned medals at the USA Fencing Super Youth Circuit regional tournament in San Diego.
The Rimels men’s slow pitch softball team at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center pulled off a big playoff upset and went on to win the championship on Dec. 13.
The Del Mar-Carmel Valley Sharks All-Star BU14 soccer team was crowned Champions of the San Diego Soccer Club All-Star Tournament U14 Division on Sunday, Dec. 9.
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.
The Torrey Pines High School JV basketball team won the St. Augustine Winter Classic Tournament
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.
The Torrey Pines High School wrestling team’s season has had a successful start under the new leadership of head coach Connor Nesseler. On Nov. 29, the team won their first meet 48-36 (with seven pins) over Westview High school. At the JV Invitational tournament at Valhalla High School on Dec....
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.
SDSU standout DJ Gay leads the Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito’s Bulldogs basketball program, which has become one of the largest youth club basketball programs in San Diego and Southern California.
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.
Football N America (FNA), founded by Drew Brees, in its second season supporting youth flag football families in the coastal San Diego area, just wrapped up a remarkable flag football tournament to cap off its fall 2018 season.
The “Zombie Patrol” swim team from Sea Change Preparatory, a private micro-school in Del Mar, recently earned its fifth world record in open-ocean swimming, according to a news release.
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.