Mission Bay senior Rejean “Boogie” Ellis scored 33 points Wednesday night but this time it was not enough as host Torrey Pines used a gritty team performance to eliminate the defending champions, 81-70, in the CIF Open Division boys’ basketball semi-finals.
For host Torrey Pines, there was the good and the bad from the first half of Tuesday night’s (Feb. 19) CIF Open Division boys’ soccer semi-final.
The top-seeded Torrey Pines High School boys soccer team survived an upset bid in the CIF Open Division quarterfinals on Feb. 12, defeating eighth-seed La Costa Canyon in a 1-1 match that came down to penalty kicks.
The Torrey Pines junior is a rising star in girls’ wrestling, by many accounts the nation’s fastest growing high school sport.
Nine North Coast hoops teams still alive.
A potential all-North County final is looming in the CIF Girls Open Division Soccer playoffs with the North Coast represented on both sides of the bracket in Wednesday’s (Feb. 20) semi-finals
Torrey Pines senior standout Pierre Thomas took first place in the 195-pound weight division, helping the Falcons place seventh overall at the San Diego Section Division I finals at Olympic High.
Torrey Pines will host Scripps Ranch in Tuesday semi-final.
The San Diego native took time to talk about how his game has developed, this year’s Torrey Pines squad and what’s possible in the post-season.
It was judgement night Wednesday in the Avocado West League as outright champions were officially determined in both basketball and soccer divisions with the Torrey Pines boys snagging back-to-back titles in both sports.
Girls soccer: Torrey Pines extended its unbeaten streak to six games as the Falcons defeated San Marcos 3-1 in an Avocado League West game on Feb. 1. Sophia Beyer scored one goal and had one assist to lead the Falcons. Grace Schreckengaust and Tatum Lenain each scored one goal and Sydney Sanchez...
Carlsbad scored a 2-0 victory and clinched at least a tie for this year’s title as well as back-to-back West championships for the Lancers.
Senior Michael Pope poured in 24 points and three other players scored in double figures as No. 3-ranked (CIF) Torrey Pines defeated host San Marcos, 70-60, Friday night, Feb. 1, to clinch at least a tie for its third consecutive Avocado West League boys basketball title.
The Falcons’ 56-55 Avocado League loss to Carlsbad on Jan. 25 ended a 58-game league winning streak that spanned parts of seven seasons.
Week three of the five-week Avocado West League soccer season posed some interesting storylines in both the boys and girls departments.
The midway point in the Avocado West League basketball season has been crossed and with six games on the ledger the boys’ and girls’ divisions look like the final two weeks are going to present very different pictures.
Boys varsity will play at 3 p.m. with a fundraiser at local eatery Westroot to follow immediately after with a percentage of proceeds to benefit the charity CureSearch.
Torrey Pines defeated La Costa Canyon 73-53 in an Avocado League West game on Jan. 18.
The speedy Gillcrist has racked up eight goals and three assists this season while also proving to be much more of a physical force than anyone would expect.
After being a part-time starter on last year’s Falcon squad that won the Avocado West League, reached the CIF Open Division semi-finals and won the CIF’s Southern California Regional Championship, Demiralp has matured into one of the key components in Torrey Pines’ 2019 championship quest.
After 80 minutes, Friday night’s battle for temporary Avocado West League boys’ soccer supremacy ended up right where it started as visiting La Costa Canyon used a second half goal to earn a 1-1 draw with Torrey Pines.
Torrey Pines defeated Mission Hills 2-0 in an Avocado League West game on Jan. 11.
Just three games into the 2019 Avocado West League boys soccer season, the group of six that some had dubbed the “super league” is in early jeopardy of becoming a party of two.
Week One of Avocado West League boys’ and girls’ soccer is now in the books and although a full four weeks and eight games per team remain, plenty of storylines are already developing.
Ravens finish pre-season in 1st place
Torrey Pines defeated Vista 68-54 in a nonleague game on Jan. 4.
With the prep basketball pre-season and holiday tournament stages now over, it’s time to focus on league schedules and the march to post-season play. In the Avocado West League, some things have already started to sort themselves out.
When the 2018-19 girls’ high school basketball season began in late November, it was easy to draw a line right through the middle of the six-team Avocado West lineup that separated the title contenders from the longshots.
Confidence—all good teams have it and it was the key ingredient in the fourth-ranked (MaxPreps) Santa Fe Christian boys’ basketball team’s biggest win of the season Friday night, Jan. 4.
For members of the Avocado West boys’ soccer league who might have been thinking the loss of a dozen seniors would make the defending league champions vulnerable, Torrey Pines sent out a strong message last week—“don’t count on it.”
The Falcons defeated St. Augustine 73-68 on Dec. 29, to finish 2-2 in the National Division of its tournament.
The 29th annual Torrey Pines Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament kicked off Dec. 26 and runs through Dec. 29.
Yes, from a timing perspective, there could have been an easier assignment for Caitlin Eichlin in accepting her first high school head coaching position. As anyone who has done it will tell you, making the move from assistant to head coach is a difficult proposition under any circumstance.
The six-team 2019 Avocado West boys’ basketball teams (including newcomers San Marcos and Mission Hills) can be conveniently broken down in groups of two.
Torrey Pines defeated Del Norte 1-0 in a nonleague game on Dec. 13.
Here’s a brief overview of the four holdover teams, in order of last year’s finish (2017-18 and 2018-19 record to-date in parentheses).
Torrey Pines lost to Mater Dei of Santa Ana 1-0 in overtime in the championship game of the 12th annual Butch Lee Memorial Girls Soccer Tournament on Dec. 8. The Falcons earlier in the day advanced to the finals with a 3-2 overtime win over Westview.
Before the newly-reconfigured Avocado West Boys Soccer League had even played a game, it already had a nickname.
On Saturday, Nov. 24, Santa Fe Christian’s (SFC) boys’ and girls’ cross country teams participated in the 2018 CIF State Cross Country Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno, Calif.
The Torrey Pines girls basketball team defeated West Hills 55-17 on Nov. 26.
The fact that the visiting Eagles defeated the home squad, 69-52, wasn’t a complete surprise, but the manner and ease with which they did it certainly was.
Carlsbad and Cathedral Catholic, Nos. 4 and 6 respectively in the Union-Tribune’s pre-season rankings, both CIF Open Division participants last season and possessing similar expectations this year, squared off in Cathedral’s Manchester Stadium Wednesday afternoon.
Torrey Pines defeated San Marcos 77-71 in overtime in a Game on Challenge tournament championship game on Nov. 24.
Torrey Pines defeated Poway 74-59 in a nonleague Game On Challenge tournament game on Nov. 15.
In the end, it was a night that featured two extremely high caliber foes that gave the 8,000-plus in attendance a championship-level performance.
Senior Logan LaScola scored a pair of first-half goals and the Canyon Crest field hockey team completed a fairy tale season Saturday, Nov. 17, at Eastlake High School by defeating Vista, 2-1, for the 2018 CIF Division I Championship.
Defense has been the calling card for the Canyon Crest field hockey team all year and Tuesday that defense carried the third-seeded Ravens to a 1-0 victory over No. 2 seed Mission Vista in the CIF Division I semi-finals.
Top-seeded Torrey Pines bounced back from a 10-point deficit to defeat No. 4 San Marcos 25-28 in a San Diego Section Open Division semifinal playoff game on Nov. 9.
A staunch defense and a pair of goals from senior Logan LaScola powered the third-seeded host Canyon Crest field hockey team to a CIF Division I quarterfinal victory over 11th seed Cathedral Catholic Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 13.
Torrey Pines thoroughly dominated sixth-seed Poway, handing the visiting Titans a 3-0 CIF quarterfinal defeat.