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Rancho Santa Fe weekly sports update

Perennial power Torrey Pines went into the state tournament with a head of steam.

The four-time state champions won their third consecutive Southern California Regional title on Nov. 13 at Arrowhead Country Club in San Bernardino.

The Falcons shot a combined 372 and finished deadlocked with Diamond Bar, but won the tie-breaker with their sixth golfer, Shiyang Fan, providing the margin of victory.

Rancho Santa Fe weekly sports update

Torrey Pines won the San Diego Section team championships as the Falcons shot a combined 742 at the two-day tournament at Admiral Baker South Golf Course on Nov. 6.

Sophomore standout Muni He led the Falcons, shooting a combined 144 on the 18-hole par-72 course. He finished tied for fourth.

Brothers win Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club Junior Sportsmanship 2014 Award

L-R: Tim Melbourne, Sportsmanship Committee Chairman Frank Smith, Scott Melbourne.

Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club is “very proud to recognize Tim and Scott Melbourne as 2014 Jr. Sportsmanship Award winners.”

They accepted their award at the Tennis Club “Recognition of Past Board of Directors” party on Nov. 1.

Age 17, and seniors at Cathedral Catholic High School, the Melbourne brothers began tennis at age 7 at Augusta Country Club in Georgia. In 2005, when the boys were 8, the family moved to Rancho Santa Fe. They attended Rancho Santa Fe Elementary-Roger Rowe School from grades 3-8. They hope to attend college on the East Coast and play on their tennis team there as well.

Rancho Santa Fe student wins gold at 22nd California Open International Taekwondo Championship

Nicholas A. Carlo, a fifth-grader at the R. Roger Rowe School in Rancho Santa Fe, recently won the first place gold medal in kyoroogi (full-contact sparring). Nicholas competed in the 10- and 11-year-old heavyweight black belt division.

Rancho Santa Fe weekly sports update

Torrey Pines defeated Mt. Carmel 37-21 in an Avocado League West game on Oct. 31.

The Falcons improved to 2-1 in league and 5-4 overall for the season.

Rancho Santa Fe volleyball player named to First Team All-America

Kate Swanson

Bishop’s senior Kate Swanson is one of 24 players in the country to be named to the First Team All-America.

Each of the players on the First Team will be invited to play in the Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match & Skills Competition to be held at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Friday, Dec. 19.

The 150 players, including the All-America Honorable Mentions, is a record number for the program. Many, such as Kate who has committed to play at Yale University, have already committed to play collegiate volleyball at some of the top schools in the country.

Rancho Santa Fe native continues sports success on ‘thriving’ University of Arizona team

‘I thought I was strong when I was in high school,’ says Jacob Alsadek. ‘Then, I come out here and realize that everyone’s strong and big — and I’m not even going against the starters.’ Credit: Arizona Athletics

One of the biggest stars to come out of the Torrey Pines football program in recent years is RSF native Jacob Alsadek, the towering 6-foot-7-inch athlete who collected a variety of notable accomplishments during his time in North County, including being named one of the top 300 high school athletes in the country, helping his team win the Surf Cup, and being named a Union Tribune Scholar-Athlete.

Rancho Santa Fe weekly sports update

Canyon Crest Academy defeated Mt. Carmel 2-0 in a Palomar League game on Oct. 23.

Kragen Metz scored one goal and had one assist to lead the Ravens.

Rancho Santa Fe weekly sports update

Torrey Pines lost to Oceanside 42-21 in an Avocado League West game on Oct. 17.

The Falcons rallied from an early 14-0 deficit, scoring twice in the second quarter on scoring runs by Sandy Plashkes and Christian Gange from the 1 and the 23-yard lines, respectively, to tie the game.

But Oceanside reeled off 28 unanswered points to put the game out of reach.

Rancho Santa Fe weekly sports update

Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 4-3 in a Palomar League opener for both teams on Oct. 9.

Alayna Tomlinson and Farah Farjood each scored two goals to lead the Falcons.

Samantha “Sammy” Cirino added one goal and one assist.


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