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Rancho Santa Fe Attack Boys U13 Premier wins Anaheim Surf Invitational Tournament

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Coached by Nate Hetherington, the Rancho Santa Fe Attack Boys U13 Premier team won the Anaheim Surf Invitational

Rancho Santa Fe golfer tops at prestigious tournament

Jamie Cheatham. Courtesy photo

Rancho Santa Fe golfer Jamie Cheatham won the prestigious American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior tournament on June 20, joining the lofty ranks of past champions such as Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

Rancho Santa Fe Attack Muchnick BU15 wins Kickin’ it Challenge

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The BU15 Attack team, managed by Coach Marc Muchnick, managed to go unbeaten on their way to winning the Championship at the recent Kickin it Challenge in Escondido. The Kickin’ it Challenge was established to raise much-needed funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. This is the Muchnick BU15 Attack team’s second year participating and second year in the finals. This was also the final prep tournament before the team heads to the Keele Cup Tournament outside of Manchester, England, where teams from 25 countries will compete at Keele University.

Rancho Santa Fe students swim in Alcatraz Sharkfest

Local Arch Academy students from Carmel Valley and Rancho Santa Fe traveled to San Francisco on June 7 to participate in the annual Alcatraz Sharkfest. Courtesy

Swimmers from Rancho Santa Fe included Austin Drawdy and Andrew Golub.

GojiGirls team wins Rancho Santa Fe Community Center Junior Dunkers championship

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The GojiGirls won the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center’s Junior Dunkers Star League Championship, defeating the Avengers in a hard-fought battle, 38-23.

Brynne Faltinsky led all scorers with 18 points and 6 assists, Lisa Hibberd scored 14 points and had 8 rebounds, and Brooke Waite had three key steals, playing exceptional defense for the GojiGirls.

Sydney Helfand, Kaiya DeHaan and Olivia Schleicher led the way for the Avengers.

Accomplished Rancho Santa Fe golfer verbally commits to attend Brown University in 2015

Rancho Santa Fe golfer Sasha Banks has committed to attend Brown University in 2015. Courtesy photo

Rancho Santa Fe golfer Sasha Banks has used her talent on the greens to secure a promising next round — the 17-year-old recently verbally committed to attend Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island) in 2015.

Sasha plays on the boys’ golf team at her high school, Escondido Charter High School, and was the captain and MVP of the team this year. She is a member of the USA Junior National Team and plays on the American Junior Golf Association Tour.

Rancho Santa Fe sports update

Just two days after Cathedral Catholic was eliminated from the playoffs, the Dons remained very much alive in the national high school baseball conversation.

Left-handed Dons pitching standout Brady Aiken was tapped by the Houston Astros as the No. 1 overall pick in Major League Baseball’s amateur draft on June 5.

Aiken helped lead the Dons to within one victory of a San Diego Section Open Division championship game appearance.

Rancho Santa Fe Little League’s Camo Padres win Spring 2014 Rookie Championship

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Rancho Santa Fe Little League’s Rookie Camo Padres team recently won the 2014 Spring Championship. (Above): 2014 Rancho Santa Fe Little League Rookie Champs — Camo Padres: Standing (L-R) – Derek Footer, Jeff Daley, Ty Hajjar, Bob Preske and Rick Hemerick; Center Row (L-R) – Trent Forsyth, Braeden Daley, Lee Footer, Daniel Taich, Trevor Cox; Bottom Row (L-R) – Jack Kaffka, Lucas St, Hunter Hajjar, Josh Preske and Griff Hemerick.

Final Rancho Santa Fe Little League machine pitch playoff game

The final RSF Little League machine pitch playoff game was held June 4. The boys vied for first or second place and the event included a pizza party (by Delicias Restaurant) and trophies afterwards.

Rancho Santa Fe sports update

The Santa Fe Christian pitching staff was dominant during the regular season has been every bit as good so far in the playoffs.

The Eagles advanced to the San Diego Section Division II semifinals after blanking their opponents in each of the first two rounds of the double-elimination tournament.

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