Prep Sports

  • CCA doubles duo captures Avocado West League Championship

    CCA doubles duo captures Avocado West League Championship

    Canyon Crest Academy’s Ty Jones (sophomore) and Praneet Varade (freshman) defeated Alex Stafford (freshman) and Max Pogorelov (freshman) of Torrey Pines in the doubles final of the Avocado West Individual Championships. 

  • Jim Rooney named head football coach at Horizon Prep

    Jim Rooney named head football coach at Horizon Prep

    In August, Horizon Prep Lions football will begin its second season in the CIF 8-man division. 

  • May 10: Week in Sports

    May 10: Week in Sports

    Torrey Pines defeated La Costa Canyon 2-1 in the second game of a three-game Avocado League West series on May 5.

  • LCC-Torrey Pines to square off in CIF girls lacrosse final Saturday

    LCC-Torrey Pines to square off in CIF girls lacrosse final Saturday

    It was the match-up everybody wanted and now they will have it. No. 1 seed Torrey Pines (21-2) against No. 2 seed La Costa Canyon (21-3) in the CIF Open Division Girls Lacrosse Championship Saturday, May 12, at San Dieguito Academy. Game time is 5 p.m.

  • May 3: Week in Sports

    Baseball: La Costa Canyon extended its winning streak to 12 games as the Mavericks completed a doubleheader sweep of Carlsbad with a 2-1 eight-inning Avocado League victory on April 28. LCC starter J.J. Rytz struck out seven and walked one and gave up one run in seven innings of three-hit ball....

  • April 12: Week in Sports

    April 12: Week in Sports

    The Torrey Pines High School girls lacrosse team scored 17 points and held the visiting Del Norte Warriors to 9 in the Falcons non-league win on April 3. Mia Kohn controls the ball in the victory for the 9-2 Lady Falcons, CIF champions for the last two years.

  • Canyon Crest varsity baseball team wins NCC Championship

    Canyon Crest varsity baseball team wins NCC Championship

    The Canyon Crest Academy varsity baseball team is off to a great start this year with a 13-4 record. On Friday, April 6, the Ravens won the North County Tournament, defeating El Camino in the Premier Division championship game with a final score of 10-3.

  • April 5: Week in Sports

    Baseball: Canyon Crest Academy lost to San Ysidro 5-3 in the Lions Club Tournament championship game on May 29. The loss snapped a seven-game Ravens winning streak. CCA starter Jordan Goldmann, who took the loss, struck out three and gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits and one walk. The...

  • Fifteen-year-old Rivera shines on links for Falcons

    Fifteen-year-old Rivera shines on links for Falcons

    Should one call Torrey Pines freshman golfer Jackson Rivera a prodigy? Let’s examine some of the evidence. He got his first golf lesson at age 4 and later played his first round of golf at Heartwell Park in Long Beach (the same course where Tiger Woods started), was in the Junior World Championships...

  • March 29: Week in Sports

    March 29: Week in Sports

    Canyon Crest Academy improved to 3-0 in the North County Classic tournament as the Ravens defeated Valley Center 7-0 on March 23.

  • Torrey Pines girls swim team wins at Mission Viejo

    Torrey Pines girls swim team wins at Mission Viejo

    Team is aiming for 9th straight CIF crown

  • March 22: Week in Sports

    March 22: Week in Sports

    Baseball: Torrey Pines defeated Santa Fe Christian 2-1 in a Kendra Couch Classic tournament game on March 13 that went 13 innings. The game featured solid pitching from both teams. Falcons starter Joe Magrisi threw five innings of two-hit ball. He allowed one unearned run. Matthew Schlesener, who...

  • March 15: Week in Sports

    March 15: Week in Sports

    Torrey Pines defeated Sotomayor of Los Angeles 3-1 in the Southern California Regional Division II championship game on March 10.

  • Torrey Pines boys take first regional soccer title

    Torrey Pines boys take first regional soccer title

    Saturday’s CIF Division II Southern California Regional Boys Soccer Championship game was played under dreary skies and a stubborn rain that never let up for the nearly two-hour duration of the contest.

  • March 8: Week in Sports

    March 8: Week in Sports

    Santa Fe Christian won its second straight state sectional title as the No. 2-seeded Eagles defeated No. 1 El Camino 63-52 in the San Diego Section Division I championship game on March 2.

  • First round upsets leave CIF soccer brackets in disarray

    First round upsets leave CIF soccer brackets in disarray

    So much for the statistics, numbers and expertise that go into creating the power rankings used to select and seed the eight teams for the 2018 Open Division brackets for girls and boys soccer.

  • Feb. 22: Week in Sports

    Feb. 22: Week in Sports

    Girls soccer: Torrey Pines defeated La Costa Canyon 4-0 in a Avocado League West finale for both teams on Feb. 16. Freshman Karly Reeves scored two goals and Kate Thomas and Jordan Rowell each had one goal. Tatum Lenain, Chloe Gallo and Alexa Wallace each had one assist. The victory followed a...

  • New names to be part of 2018-19 Avocado West lineup

    New names to be part of 2018-19 Avocado West lineup

    As a result of the North County Conference’s (NCC) recent biennial league alignment review, San Marcos High School and Mission Hills High School, both growing forces in the San Diego prep athletic universe, will be switching from the Avocado League East to the Avocado League West.

  • Torrey Pines stands out in CIF playoff brackets

    Torrey Pines stands out in CIF playoff brackets

    CIF San Diego Section Playoffs begin this week in boys’ and girls’ basketball and soccer and Torrey Pines figures prominently in three of the eight-team Open Division brackets. 

  • Horizon Prep wins championship, makes it to CIF playoffs

    Horizon Prep wins championship, makes it to CIF playoffs

    The Horizon Prep basketball team clinched the Pioneer League Championship on Monday, Feb. 12 with a 49-10 win over CCPAA (Children’s Creative and Performing Arts Academy) at home. The Lions are heading into CIF San Diego Division V playoff with a winning streak of eight games. Under the leadership...

  • Feb. 15: Week in Sports

    Feb. 15: Week in Sports

    Boys basketball: The amazing winning streak continues. Torrey Pines won its 15th straight game and its 51st league game going back to 2013 as the Falcons defeated Carlsbad 73-54 in an Avocado League West game on Feb. 9. Bryce Pope led the Falcons with 23 points. His twin brother Michael Pope scored...

  • Where teams stand: Avocado West update for basketball and soccer

    Where teams stand: Avocado West update for basketball and soccer

    With one week (two games) to go in the prep basketball and soccer regular seasons, the winner of only one of the four major winter races in the Avocado League West has been officially determined—but the three others are virtually over.

  • Six CCA senior student-athletes sign National Letter of Intent

    Six CCA senior student-athletes sign National Letter of Intent

    There was a lot of excitement in the air when high school student-athletes from throughout the county came to Petco Park on Wednesday, Feb. 7. 

  • Feb 8: Week in Sports

    Feb 8: Week in Sports

    The Falcons extended their league winning streak to 49 games as the Falcons defeated Francis Parker 72-63 in an Avocado League West game on Feb. 3.

  • Torrey Pines Pop Warner Pee Wee and Varsity cheer teams win national titles

    Torrey Pines Pop Warner Pee Wee and Varsity cheer teams win national titles

    Both the Pee Wee (4th grade to 6th grade) and Varsity (6th grade to 9th grade) cheer squads from Torrey Pines Pop Warner placed first in their respective divisions and brought home national titles at JAMZ Cheer and Dance Nationals held Jan. 19-21 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The Varsity team,...

  • Slow starts catch up to CCA basketball as team splits pair

    Slow starts catch up to CCA basketball as team splits pair

    Tyler Elsom had his best game in conference play against La Costa Canyon recently helping the Ravens overcome a 10-point deficit in a 47-46 win.

  • Feb. 1: Week in Sports

    Feb. 1: Week in Sports

    Torrey Pines extended its winning streak to 10 games as the Falcons defeated La Costa Canyon 69-50 in an Avocado League West game on Jan. 26.

  • Jan. 19: CCA and TPHS basketball and soccer teams go head to head

    Jan. 19: CCA and TPHS basketball and soccer teams go head to head

    For local prep sports fans, it was a busy five and a half hours last Friday, Jan., 19, afternoon/evening on the 2.8-mile corridor of Del Mar Heights Rd. between Torrey Pines High School and Canyon Crest Academy. The two local athletic titans battled it out in four different sports (boys’ & girls’...

  • TPHS girls soccer team's win over Carlsbad moves them back to league's top spot

    TPHS girls soccer team's win over Carlsbad moves them back to league's top spot

    Torrey Pines Head Coach Martyn Hansford said “character, guts and determination” were the qualities responsible for winning Wednesday night’s showdown between the two top-ranked girls’ soccer teams in San Diego.

  • Jan. 25: Week in Sports

    Jan. 25: Week in Sports

    Girls soccer: Torrey Pines survived meetings with two tough Avocado League West opponents to extend its season-opening unbeaten streak to 16. The Falcons played Canyon Crest Academy to a 1-1 tie on Jan. 19 as freshman Karly Reeves scored the Falcons’ only goal off an assist from Jordan Rowell. ...

  • Ravens split pair to open league play

    Ravens split pair to open league play

    Canyon Crest opened league basketball play last Wednesday evening, Jan. 17, with a convincing win at home against a stubborn Carlsbad team, 67-52.

  • Successful FUTGolf fundraiser benefits TPHS Soccer

    Successful FUTGolf fundraiser benefits TPHS Soccer

    TPHS Soccer recently hosted the 3rd annual FUTGolf fundraiser at the Rancho Carlsbad Golf Course. This was the event’s most successful year with over 80 golfers taking the course. Volunteers, golfers and sponsors made it possible to raise almost $6,000 for the soccer program. The Falcons boys team...

  • Jan. 18: Week in Sports

    Jan. 18: Week in Sports

    Boys basketball: If a rigorous preseason nonleague schedule was a test, Torrey Pines aced it. The Falcons capped their preparation for Avocado League West play with a 57-54 victory over El Camino on Jan. 12, extending their winning streak to six games and improving their overall record for the...

  • The season ahead: Avocado West boys basketball preview

    The season ahead: Avocado West boys basketball preview

    The Avocado League West boys’ basketball season started Wednesday, Jan. 10. and the two local entries — Torrey Pines and Canyon Crest Academy — figure to be slotted prominently in this year’s derby. It seems hard to call a 10-5 Canyon Crest squad that’s No. 10 in the most recent CIF poll an underdog,...

  • Ravens squeak by Rancho Bernardo, lose nail-biter to Vista

    Ravens squeak by Rancho Bernardo, lose nail-biter to Vista

    Last Friday, Jan. 12, CCA team members faced their toughest test to date on the road against Vista with their top ranked back court led by Dartmouth- bound Taurus Samuels.

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