Category: Sports

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Expression Session to be hosted by TPHS Dance program

The Torrey Pines High School Dance program will host “Expression Session” in the TPHS gymnasium on Sat., June 10. The annual showcase will feature dancer students from the Dance PE classes, as well as dancers from both the JV and varsity dance teams. They will perform numbers from different genres including hip hop and contemporary. “There’ll be some hip hop numbers, some contemporary numbers and some lyrical numbers,” said Simone Swift, the choreographer for both dance teams. Among the dance numbers are routines that have been performed at competitions, as well as ne...
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One Night At The Freddies

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Day in the Life: Jake Boone

It is May 2017, a beautiful day in San Diego. As the TPHS baseball team runs into the outfield to begin warming up, dedicated fans fill the bleachers, ready to support and cheer on the team. Lifelong baseball fan and shortstop Jake Boone (12) joins his teammates with the enthusiastic support of familiar faces; his father, Bret Boone; uncle, Aaron Boone and grandfather, Bob Boone. “My entire family plays baseball,” Jake said. “I started playing when I was two years old, and that was kind of it.” When Boone says his entire family plays baseball, he is not talking about adult leagues or ...
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TPHS Swim and Dive sets new league record after winning another consecutive CIF.

The TPHS Swim and Dive Team claimed wins in both the Avocado West North County League and Division 1 CIF, their eighth consecutive CIF win for the girls and third for the boys. Both Avocado League victories took place at the Carlsbad Monroe Pool on the Carlsbad High School campus, with diving on May 5 and swimming on May 6. Meanwhile, the CIF victories took place on May 12 at San Diego Mesa College for diving and May 13 at Granite Hills High School for swimming. “[The Avocado League is] not really what we’re after at the start of the season, our goal is always to win CIF ... we’re always lo...
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Independent investigation into pay-for-play claim launched

After pressure from CIF and multiple requests from TPHS parent Wendy Gumb, the SDUHSD school board hired an independent investigator, the Sobel Group, to investigate the TPHS baseball program’s donation policy in light of allegations of a “pay for play culture,” according to TPHS Principal Rob Coppo. Coppo does not believe a pay for play culture exists and says such a culture would “destroy an athletic program.” Gumb, in a 16-page complaint filed through CIF, claimed that TPHS students were denied access to TPHS batting cages, that emails requesting donations from parents were c...
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Girls lacrosse takes hard-fought victory over Dons

Girls lacrosse (16-0) defeated Cathedral Catholic High School (9-5) 15-10 on April 24 at TPHS for head coach Kaitlin Doucette’s hundredth win. “Cathedral is always a tough game no matter what,” Marisa Kuberra (12) said. “Because we all know each other and that [creates a] rivalry between the schools.” The first goal of the night was made after Kelli McKinnon (11) passed the ball to Bailee Monjazeb (11), who then cut right through the 12-meter fan and scored a swift goal. Cathedral quickly rebounded just a few plays later, scoring off a free position shot to tie the score at 1-1....
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Boys volleyball dominates against Ravens

The boys volleyball team (18-10) defeated Canyon Crest Academy (6-15) in a three-game match on April 20 at TPHS.  The Falcons started the game strong, quickly leading 3-0 after a few spikes skimmed past the fingers of CCA blockers. But the speed of the game slowed when the CCA outside hitter went over the line after a long rally, resulting in a technical point for TPHS. CCA made a comeback, earning two points and gaining two more after failed TPHS spikes, bringing the score to 5-4. Later, a sequence of errors by CCA led to the Ravens calling a timeout, down 14-8. Although CCA earned one point from a tou...
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Augur’s 10th-inning blast revives Falcons

The TPHS softball team (18-5) edged out Point Loma High School (11-12-1) 6-5 on April 22 at home; the 10-inning showdown ended after three hours of solid defense that kept both teams off the scoreboard for the majority of the game. The first two innings opened with quick outs on both sides, strong pitching from Kiley Rose (11) giving her teammates an advantage on defense. In the top of the second, shortstop Cassie Kaelber (12) made a backhand catch on a hard grounder, and first baseman Alex Reges (12) stretched to make the play. Kaelber caught another ball on the fly and then whipped back to Reges before the runner cou...
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F/stop: April

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Day in the Life: Cole Nguyen

Hanging on the rough handholds of the stone, Cole Nguyen (12) scales the side of a boulder, carefully analyzing each step as he climbs the face on his way to the top.  A year ago, Nguyen grasped his first hold on the climbing wall, and he has continued the unique sport ever since. “My sister started rock climbing because she had some friends who were rock climbing, and there is a small community of rock climbers at Torrey Pines, so we all try to go out together as much as we can,” Nguyen said.  Through his rock climbing experiences with his sister and friends, Nguyen has beco...