Torreys win boys’ soccer tourney for second time


Boys’ soccer

La Jolla Country Day was crowned the champion of the Francis Parker tournament for the second straight year.

The Torreys got past Parker, 3-1, in the title game on Dec. 20 to win the 12-team tournament. Zach Wolfenzon scored a first-half goal on a header to tie the school’s career goals mark with an assist from Alex Fleischhacker. In the second half, Fleischhacker scored on a Hunter Khaleghi assist, and Ryan French added an insurance goal, assisted by Alistair Dobke.

The Torreys advanced to the final with a 2-0 victory over Preuss on Dec. 19. Wolfenzon scored two early goals, on assists from Alex Poyhonen and Dobke. Will Craycroft earned the shutout in goal, and sweeper Lee Klitzner, Dobke, Phillip Poyhonen and Dan Rogers contributed to a strong defensive effort, coach Jerry Fleischhacker said. Colin Young played a key role in the play of the Torreys’ midfield, Fleischhacker said.

The Bishop’s School edged Kearny, 1-0, on Dec. 16.

Girls’ soccer

The Bishop’s School battled with Coronado, coming up with a scoreless draw in a Dec. 18 game.

Boys’ basketball

La Jolla High School suffered a 61-58 loss to Poway in the Kiwanis tournament on Dec. 17.

The Vikings fell to Cathedral of Los Angeles, 61-46, in a Dec. 18 tournament game.

La Jolla finished out the tournament on a positive note, beating Rancho Buena Vista, 68-63, on Dec. 19.

The Bishop’s School toppled Palmer Griffens of Canada, 69-42, in its opening game of the Kiwanis tournament on Dec. 17.

The Knights continued to roll with a 67-50 tournament victory over Mira Mesa on Dec. 18. Malik Love paced the team with a season-high 35 points, while David Stotelmyre scored 11 and Stephen Kaiser added 10.

On Dec. 19, Bishop’s fell to Torrey Pines, 58-42, despite the fact that Stotelmyre poured in 21 points.

The Knights closed out play in the Kiwanis tournament with a 49-43 win over Maranatha Christian on Dec. 20. Stotelmyre led the way for the Vikings with 19 points, and Love added 10 in the tight victory.

Girls’ basketball

La Jolla High School topped San Marcos, 28-23, in a defensive struggle in the Vaquero Shootout tournament on Dec. 16. Natallia Cravens led the Vikings with 10 points, and Valerie Nawahine scored eight.

Girls’ water polo

La Jolla High School eased to a 20-1 victory over University City on Dec. 16. Kate Woods, Samantha McLaughlin and Bridgette Souza each scored three goals for the Vikings, who closed out the 2008 portion of their schedule with an easy win.


La Jolla High School turned in some good results at the Vista freshman tournament on Dec. 20, promising good things to come for the program this year and in the future. Todd Christy was the tournament champion at 103 pounds, improving his record this season to 10-1. Benjamin Abramowitz placed sixth at 145 pounds, and Robert Abbott (98 pounds) and Andrew Young (125) each finished eighth in their weight classes.