According to local resident Paul Driscoll, his son Brian has loved football since he learned to walk
Vivienne Franke, an incoming junior at Canyon Crest Academy who is a volleyball standout, has spent time off the court the last few years as a volunteer for Casas de Luz.
Joe Magrisi’s magical senior season at Torrey Pines High has come to a fitting end, being named California’s Mr. Baseball by Cal-Hi Sports.
Torrey Pines High School varsity lacrosse players, and recent graduates, Kelli McKinnon, Bailee Monjazeb and Sophia LeRose were selected and played on the South team.
The girls team last month won its ninth straight San Diego Section Division I championships, eclipsing a CIF record of eight consecutive titles previously held by the Carlsbad boys team. Torrey Pines’ boys team won its fifth straight title last month.
Torrey Pines won the elite Open Division title in dramatic fashion as the Falcons defeated Poway 2-1 in 10 innings in the finals on June 2.
Baseball: Canyon Crest Academy has had to do everything the hard way, but the Ravens have found a way to get the job done. No. 5 seeded CCA completed its improbable journey to the San Diego Section Division II double-elimination playoff finals with a 9-3 victory over No. 4 Otay Ranch on May 26....
The San Diego CIF Track & Field Championships is an athletic carnival unlike any of the other section championships. In one day, the top Division I and II performers in 32 events gather at one site and vie for titles that identify them as the best in their disciplines.
Canyon Crest Academy has a firmly established their softball program with more than a winning season.
Torrey Pines senior Nik Speshilov capped his remarkable undefeated season by winning the 2018 CIF San Diego Section Boys Tennis Singles Championship and Player of the Year on May 18 at the Balboa Park Tennis Club.
Torrey Pines clinched the Avocado League West title as the Falcons defeated La Costa Canyon 2-0 in a regular season finale for both teams on May 15. Joe Magrisi pitched a two-hitter to lead the Falcons.
The 2018 CIF Division I-II Track & Field Championships are slated for Saturday , May 26, at Mt. Carmel High School. Start time is 10 a.m. A healthy contingent of North Coast area athletes will be included in the field.
Red helmets, red gloves and black lacrosse sticks with white netting were tossed skyward and Canyon Crest Academy’s lacrosse team made a beeline to sophomore goalie Zane Schwab.
As a sophomore two years ago, James Song played for Torrey Pines High when senior teammate Kaiwen Liu set the San Diego Section record in winning the boys golf championship. Then Song pondered doing the same before graduating.
A record 15 boys qualified and represented Canyon Crest Academy in the CIF County Individual Tennis Tournament at the Balboa Tennis Club at Morley Field that began on Monday, May 14.
In the emotionally-charged atmosphere on the field following his team’s 7-5 victory over Coronado in the CIF Open Division Championship Saturday night, May 19, at San Marcos High School, Torrey Pines boys lacrosse coach Jono Zissi had a simple description of his feelings.
Torrey Pines defeated La Costa Canyon 10-5 in the San Diego Section Open Division. The Falcons sectional championship is their third straight.
The six Avocado West League Track & Field teams gathered at Canyon Crest Academy May 12 for the annual league meet and CIF qualifier. Here are some pictures from the day’s action.
Torrey Pines went undefeated (16-0) in dual match play in the Avocado League and advances to the CIF Southern California Championships.
Entering Saturday morning’s CIF Division I Swimming & Diving Championships at Granite Hills High School as eight-time defending champs, the Torrey Pines girls team wasted little time in letting their opponents know how serious their designs were on capturing their ninth straight.
On the strength of a stingy defense and a brilliant five-goal performance by senior Arielle Shahrabani, top-seeded Torrey Pines overpowered second-seeded La Costa Canyon, 10-5, in Saturday’s CIF Girls Lacrosse Open Division Championship game at San Dieguito Academy.
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.
In August, Horizon Prep Lions football will begin its second season in the CIF 8-man division.
Torrey Pines defeated La Costa Canyon 2-1 in the second game of a three-game Avocado League West series on May 5.
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.
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....
Just over a month ago, veteran Torrey Pines Coach Richard Contreras said that this year’s girls swimming & diving team might be better than last year’s CIF Division I champions.
Torrey Pines defeated Carlsbad 6-3 in the last of a three-game Avocado League West series on April 21.
Exactly 48 days after losing, 10-5, to La Costa Canyon on its home field, the Torrey Pines girls lacrosse team flipped the script on the host Mavericks, defeating them in convincing fashion by the same score Tuesday night, April 24.
Baseball: Torrey Pines completed a three-game Avocado League West series sweep of Sage Creek with a 7-4 eight-inning victory on April 14. The Falcons pushed across three runs in the top of the eighth inning for their seventh straight victory overall. Matthew Schlesener, who was credited with the...
Canyon Crest Academy baseball coach Ryan Mikkonen faced a formidable task when he agreed to take over the reins of the Raven program in the spring of 2016.
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.
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.
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...
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...
Canyon Crest Academy improved to 3-0 in the North County Classic tournament as the Ravens defeated Valley Center 7-0 on March 23.
Team is aiming for 9th straight CIF crown
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...
Torrey Pines defeated Sotomayor of Los Angeles 3-1 in the Southern California Regional Division II championship game on March 10.
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.
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.
The 2018 Varsity Cheer Team from Torrey Pines High School took home a top 10 FINALS ranking during the 2018 USA Nationals Cheer Competition in Anaheim Feb. 23.
Although the two teams will each have opportunities to play in the upcoming CIF State Championship tournaments, both had their eyes focused on CIF titles.
Boys basketball: Torrey Pines extended its winning streak to 18 games as the No. 2-seeded Falcons defeated No. 7 La Jolla Country Day 92-66 in an Open Division playoff quarterfinal on Feb. 23. Finn Sullivan had 32 points and nine rebounds and Michael Pope had 30 points to lead the Falcons. Bryce...
The trajectory of the Canyon Crest Academy boys basketball program changed in September of 2014 when Aaron Acosta, Tyler Elsom and MJ Metz first stepped foot on campus as freshman.
Powered by senior Finn Sullivan’s 20 first quarter points, Torrey Pines jumped all over visiting La Jolla Country Day from the opening tip and romped to a 92-66 CIF Open Division Quarterfinal victory Friday night.
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.
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...
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.
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.