The week in sports: Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach



• Unbeaten through the first two rounds of the elite Open Division tournament, La Costa Canyon went to the upper bracket finals with two chances to play for a sectional championship.

They were scheduled to play on June 2 against St. Augustine with an if-necessary game two days later.

The upper and lower bracket champions will play for the Open Division championship on Saturday, June 6, at 7 p.m. at University of San Diego’s Fowler Park.

LCC defeated Granite Hills 3-1 on May 29 as starter Brendan Kawaja, who was credited with the victory, pitched a complete game five-hitter in which he allowed no walks.

Johnny Aiken doubled, drove in a run and scored a run to lead the Mavericks.

The victory followed a 5-1 first-round win against St. Augustine on May 27.

The Mavericks improved their overall record for the season to 25-6.

Torrey Pines advanced to the Open Division’s lower bracket championship game, but the Falcons, who already experienced one loss, went into the June 2 and if-necessary June 4 games needing two victories to advance to the June 6 Open Division championship game.

The Falcons advanced to the championship game in dramatic fashion, defeating Cathedral Catholic 4-3 on May 30 in a game that went eight innings.

Kyle Hurt, who was credited with the victory, allowed one unearned run 2 2/3 innings in relief of starter Joshua Sidney. Sidney allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings.

Sandy Plashkes and Jake Singer each had two hits to lead the Falcons offensively.

The victory followed a 7-3 win against El Camino on May 29 in which James Rutledge had two hits including a home run.

The Falcons dropped into the loser’s bracket after losing to Rancho Bernardo 6-1 in a first-round game on May 27.

The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 24-9-1.

• San Diego Jewish Academy advanced to the Division V Lower Bracket championship game.

The Lions advanced out of the loser’s bracket after losing their first game. They went into the June 1 and (if-necessary) June 3 games against Calipatria needing two victories to advance to the June 6 Division V championship game at Cal State San Marcos.

The Lions defeated Army-Navy 9-6 on May 29 to advance to the finals in a game that avenged a 4-3 first-round loss.

Jordan Battaglia homered and had four RBI to lead the Lions. Cody Brown, Hunter Kahn and Sebastian Mayer each contributed two hits.

The victory followed a 7-5 win against Borrego Springs on May 28 in which Brown had three hitsand two RBI and Elliot Muller had two hits including a double and three RBI. Mayer added two hits.

The Lions improved their overall record for the season to 14-10.

• Santa Fe Christian lost to Helix 6-2 in a Division I play-in game on May 26.

Tyler Stephens went 2 for 2 with two doubles and an RBI and also made two outstanding catches in left field in defeat for the Eagles.

The Eagles fell to 23-7 overall for the season.


• La Costa Canyon defeated Granite Hills 2-0 in the Division II championship game on May 30 at UC San Diego.

Mavericks starter Shannon Hennessy, who was credited with the victory, pitched a complete game five-hitter.

Samantha Smith drove in both Mavericks runs.

The Mavericks advanced to the finals after defeating Escondido 7-5 on May 28.

The Mavericks improved their overall record for the season to 24-5.

• Cathedral Catholic lost to Poway 1-0 in the Open Division championship game on May 30.

The Dons advanced to the finals after defeating Imperial 5-2 on May 28.

Tierra Fallow went 3 for 4 with a home run and Jacey Bourgeois homered, doubled and drove in three runs to lead the Dons offensively.

The Dons conclude their season with a 26-7 overall record.


• Torrey Pines won the Southern California Regional championship in decisive fashion as the Falcons shot a 2-over-par 362 on an 18-hole course at Brookside Golf Course on May 28.

The Falcons won the match for the first time since 2012. They finished six strokes ahead of second place Loyola.

The Falcons advance to the June 3 state championship match at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach. They are seeking their first state title since 2011.

Cathedral Catholic standout Ryan Bisharat placed second overall, shooting a 69. Bisharat advances to the state meet as an individual.

Jamie Cheatham shot a 2-under-par 70 to lead the Falcons. Cheatham placed tied for third overall individually and was among five Falcons players who placed among the top 13.

Otto Vanahatalo, Kaiwen Liu, Adam Navigato and Toby Song, who each shot a 73, were the others. James Song added a 74 score.