Torrey Pines continued its strong start as the Falcons opened Avocado League play with a 36-14 victory over El Camino on Sept. 14.
Here is a quick look at six of those unsung heroes who, behind-the-scenes, represent many others like themselves, making the world of high school sports turn on San Diego’s North Coast.
The Falcons’ boys varsity team finished third in the field of 16.
The No. 8-ranked La Costa Canyon girls volleyball team overcame a raucous crowd and stubborn host Santa Fe Christian to post a 3-1 (25-20, 25-23, 21-25, 27-25) victory Tuesday night, Sept. 11.
Torrey Pines extended its season-opening winning streak to four games as the Falcons defeated San Pasqual 35-0 in a nonleague game on Sept. 7.
The sixth annual Olivenhain Kids Cross Country Invitational will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23 at Olivenhain Town Hall. The invitational is a great way for kids ages 5-14 of all abilities to experience a fun, kids-only running event. Age group races begin at 8 a.m. The course is a 500-meter loop...
Torrey Pines High School junior varsity girls volleyball team placed 2nd out of 20 junior varsity high school teams in San Diego County at the 2018 JV Titan Invitational.
The Rancho Santa Fe Attack G02 Premier soccer team, coached by Nate Hetherington, won the Labor Day Forest Cup held Sept. 1-2.
The team defeated a tough Albion SC team in the championship match 2-1.
Coach Brian Wood and the 2005 San Diego Surf DPL team won the championship of the 2018 SC Blues Cup, held over Labor Day weekend.
The DMCV Sharks B2007 Pejkic team won the NHB Cup this Labor Day weekend. The team placed first in its bracket, advancing to the semi-finals and ultimately winning the championship game.
Last month, Rose won her third bodysurfing world championship title in her age division at the 42nd Annual World Bodysurfing Championships held in Oceanside.
In the other two stakes that day - which was Closing Day of the meet - Summering posted a win in the $100,000 Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf, and Miss Sunset stayed unbeaten at the seaside oval with a victory in the $75,000 C.E.R.F. Stakes.
Spurred by goals from sophomores Hailey Dewey and Erin Poe in the first four minutes, the Falcons grabbed the lead early on the way to earning an impressive 3-1 victory over their traditionally challenging neighborhood rival.
It would be hard to overstate what happened Friday night, Aug. 24, at Torrey Pines High School’s Ed Burke Field. Torrey Pines Head Coach Ron Gladnick called it “the greatest football game I have ever been associated with” and that might not have done it justice.
Last year’s Avocado West League field hockey race came down to the final regular season game and it wasn’t until Torrey Pines staved off La Costa Canyon, 2-1, in that one that the Falcons officially earned their title. Canyon Crest, the 2016 champion, wound up second with La Costa Canyon dropping
The Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks Girls 2007 Flex team won the championship at the San Diego Premier Classic held at the Surf Cup Sportspark on Aug. 25-26.
A martial arts group from the Ocean Air Recreation Center made an impressive showing at the 2018 World Tang Soo Do Association World Championship in Greensboro, NC.
Jono Zissi demands that his players be involved in something bigger than themselves, and their sport.
Catalina Cruiser (pictured) crushed his competition in the Grade II, $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes on Aug. 25 at Del Mar, winning by 7 1/4 lengths.
For the third consecutive year Santa Fe Christian opened the football season against Olympian. For the third straight time the contest was decided by just three points—but Friday afternoon, for the first time, it was Coach Jon Wallace’s host Santa Fe Christian squad emerging on top.
The Borussia Del Mar Boys 2005 team played outstanding soccer in the United Summer Challenge 2018 Tournament.
It was a “Classic” weekend at Del Mar, which featured the meet’s signature stakes, a record-setting ride, and an emotional ceremony.
In an opening week match-up of two clubs with big post-season aspirations, a relentless, hard-charging defensive unit powered sixth-ranked La Costa Canyon to an impressive, 19-7, victory over third-ranked visitor Cathedral Catholic Friday night in Carlsbad.
Jordan Naughton is among a growing number of Torrey Pines swimmers who are forgoing the club swimming circuit for the beaches of San Diego.
Sixth-year Santa Fe Christian Head Coach Jon Wallace expects to suit up 35-40 players when his football team opens the 2018 season at home this Friday afternoon. That’s roughly 10 percent of the enrollment in SFC’s Solana Beach campus. Among the goals for his Eagles are winning the Coastal League...
Fifth-year Torrey Pines Head Football Coach Ron Gladnick has never been accused of looking for patsies to fill his non-league schedule. And despite the fact that the San Diego section will be starting its season one week earlier this year, 2018 will be no exception to that strategy. The Falcons...
The DMCV Sharks B2009 team, coached by Duarte Andrade, won the SoCal Cup in Oceanside this past weekend.
The Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks G2007 team, coached by Ashlee Farshler, won the SoCal Cup Tournament in Oceanside, Aug. 10-12. The team played hard and never gave up to seal their second tournament win in a row.
The Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks B07 Ortiz boys soccer team won the Anaheim Summer Showcase Soccer Tournament held Aug. 11-12 in Anaheim, Calif.
Two of the stars from the DMCV Sharks Elite Clubs National League program started with the sport as recreational players and both stayed within the same organization (DMCV Sharks) as they ascended from recreation to their positions on ECNL teams.
Instagrand, purchased for $1.2 million last spring, earned his first stakes victory with a 10 1/4-length romp in the Grade II, $200,000 Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar on Aug. 11. Sparky Ville crossed the line in second, 3 1/4 lengths ahead of Synthesis.
Torrey Pines High School Cheer members attended the National Cheerleaders Association's summer camp at UCSD from Aug. 3-6. Out of many nominees, the All-American Team was announced. They include (above, l-r): Ashley Cynkin, Jordan Chodorow, Jensin McLachlan (4-time winner), Amanda Yen, Kenna Dugdale...
Since the decision was announced earlier this year that Mission Hills and San Marcos would be replacing San Dieguito Academy and Sage Creek in the Avocado West League for 2018-19, there has been a great deal of anticipation as well as speculation as to just how the two new schools will impact what
When attempting to explain the muscle of the Avocado West League when it comes to cross country, perhaps the recent fate of Torrey Pines High School could be used as a good example.
Carmel Valley resident Sheri Kono held her sixth annual Summer Run Club 5K on Aug. 5.
Del Mar resident Christopher White recently captured first place at the 2018 USA Track and Field Hershey National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships with a javelin throw of 53.48 meters.
In the Grade II, $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap on Aug. 4 at Del Mar, defending race champion Cambodia took command at the top of the stretch and pulled away for a 2 1/2-length win. Madame Stripes edged Sophie P by a head for second place.
The Rancho San Dieguito swim team, which earned the highest score of any team from San Diego and Imperial Counties, competed against 80 teams from California and Nevada.
A talented left-handed pitcher can only go without a job for so long. Daniel Camarena is living proof.
Undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify was paraded before the Del Mar crowd on July 28 in a “farewell” ceremony. The 3-year-old chestnut colt was retired last week, and is headed to Kentucky to begin his breeding career.
The Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks B07 Ortiz soccer team won the Copa Del Mar Sharks Tournament held on Jul 14-16 at the Del Mar Polo Fields. This is the team's fourth straight championship for this season. This team is coached by Sergio Ortiz.
Carmel Valley resident and Francis Parker School student Ryan Sanborn, Class of 2019, was selected as a U.S. Army All-American athlete and is invited to represent the West team in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Carmel Valley’s Andrew Heiati won three world titles in the three different events at the American Taekwondo Association World Championships
When Tehila Cherry first learned about the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in Israel, it was not a difficult decision.
Carmel Valley resident Zoë Salinas recently won the Girls 8-Under FCG Callaway World Golf Championship.
With Tyler Baze in the saddle, War Heroine traveled the mile on the turf course in 1:34.90.
Canyon Crest Academy senior and artistic gymnast Joyce Yen has been awarded the 2018 Super Senior Award that included a check for $2,000 towards her educational endeavors.
DMCV Sharks 2008 Torres team beat Real Madrid in the finals of Copa Del Mar on July 16. They were tied 1-1 and went to a PK Shootout!
To say that the last two months have been a whirlwind for former Santa Fe Christian baseball standout Dillon Paulson would be an understatement.