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Hockey

Day in the Life: Jack Rogaski

It’s tradition for the Rogaski family to sit down for dinner together and then go their separate ways to their respective ice hockey practices. To Jack Rogaski (11), and his brothers Luke (9) and Hank, family dinners are, of course, for talking about schedules and work days, but more importantly, for discussing ice hockey. A family sport, ice hockey came into Jack’s life through his cousin Teddy Rosser, whose family encouraged the Rogaskis to look into the sport. “My older cousin played it; his family told us about it and we went out and tried it,” Rogoski said. “We started doin...
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Falcons crush in 51st straight league win

The Falcons (25-2) handily defeated Carlsbad High School (10-15) 73-54 at TPHS on Feb. 9.  The Falcons got off to a slow start as the Lancers got right to the rim on their first possession. This sparked a 3-point barrage from both sides, as sharpshooter Bryce Pope (11) nailed a triple. Carlsbad came right down the floor, found an open shooter off a pick, and nailed another three. Brandon Angel (10) quickly responded with a 3-pointer of his own, giving the Falcons an early 10-5 advantage.  The Falcons began to struggle on defense, unable to stop Lancer fast breaks. Although Finn Sullivan (12) took a...
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Cheer wins 2nd in competition

On Jan. 13, the TPHS competition cheer team placed second in a regional competition at Tustin Union High School.   TPHS Cheer competed against the six other teams in their division, varsity show cheer intermediate (lg/super). They went up against schools like Temescal Canyon High School, La Costa Canyon High School, Valencia High School and Steele Canyon High School. The team prepared their routine for multiple weeks before competing.   “We hired an outside choreographer to work on our routine and we practiced every day during our seventh period Cheer P.E.,” head cheer coach a...
Stanford forward Catarina Macario was named ESPNW Player of the Year in women's soccer. The freshman ranks fourth nationally with 17 goals for the No. 1 women's soccer team in the country, which advanced to the College Cup in Orlando, Florida, after a 4-0 victory over Penn State at Cagan Stadium on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (David Bernal/isiphotos.com)

Macario is espnW’s Player of the Year

TPHS alumna and Stanford soccer star, Catarina Macario (‘17), earned ESPN’s National Soccer Player of the Year due to her nation-leading “point total.”  Macario’s 16 assists and 17 goals (goals count as two points in the point total) place  her point total of 50 at 4th on Stanford’s all-time list, behind Olympic gold medalists and FIFA World Cup champions, Christen Press and Kelley O’Hara.  Dominance in scoring and setting up her teammates on offense, helped Stanford reach a program record of 91 goals and a 23-1 regular season record. Macario also qual...
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Falcon Sports Accolades

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Boys soccer dominates in So Cal Classic Tournament

Boys soccer earned first place in the So Cal High School Classic Tournament against seven other teams from Dec. 27 to 30.  The So Cal Classic is an elite tournament, which brings together some of the top teams from Southern California. The Falcons competed in the national bracket, which is the most prestigious bracket. Although the Falcons won silverware after winning all four of their games, they did have a slow start. The Falcons played against Harvard-Westlake School (Los Angeles) and were barely able to get a goal to clinch the win. The Falcons, “dominated ball possession but struggled to capi...
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Day in the Live: Savannah Liedy

Palms sweating profusely, heart racing and eyes narrowing slightly, Savanna Liedy (12) waits anxiously at the starting line, the sun beating down harshly on her back. She takes several long, deep breaths before embarking on the 26.22 mile journey that she has been itching to complete since she was eight. The horn blares, and, at that instant, her legs have a mind of their own as Liedy, closely flanked by her dad, streaks toward the water. Ten steps down, only 140 miles left to go. Liedy’s love for triathlons began when her dad competed in his first Ironman Triathlon, a 140.6-mile race in Oahu sponsored by World Triathlon ...
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Girls basketball clobbers El Camino Wildcats 52-30

Buoyed by a dominant second half performance, girls basketball (8-7) swept past the El Camino Wildcats (5-7) 52-30. Although the Falcons began the game stagnant on offense, an aggressive defense made up for it.  Through a combination of contested shots, forced jump balls and a full court press, the Falcons kept the Wildcats at bay. After forcing three jump balls in the first two minutes, the Falcons drove down the court and got the ball to shooting guard Alexandra Babakanian (12) who knocked down a corner three for a 4-1 Falcon lead.  Although Rachel Shen (12) was able to draw...