Week in Sports: Fall seasons getting under way for La Jolla high schools

By Phil Dailey

Staff Writer

La Jolla High School

The La Jolla High football team fell short last Friday night, losing to West Hills, 13-7. It was the team’s second straight loss to start the 2010 season. Cory Wagner ran for the team’s lone touchdown in second quarter. James Stanley led the way on the ground for LJHS with 126 yards on 22 carries.

Up next for the Vikings is a trip to Valley Center in La Quinta. The Jaguars are 2-0 on the season.

  • Volleyball: The Vikings (2-2 overall) went to North Idaho for a tournament during the past weekend, finishing with a 2-2 record. The team got wins over Rathdrum (Idaho) and Ferris (Washington). This week the team plays against Bishop’s and Cathedral Catholic.
  • Water polo: The team faces Santana on Sept. 21 after playing Cathedral Catholic and Poway in home matches this week.


  • Volleyball: The team starts the season this week with games against Canyon Crest Academy and La Jolla.

La Jolla Country Day

  • Volleyball: The Torreys started the season against Poway, edging with a 3-2 win. Lauren Birks and Mollie Rogers led in kills with 18 and 14, respectively. Setter Chloe Mathis had 41 assists for the match. The team leaves for Archbishop Mitty in San Jose for a big tournament over the weekend.
  • Football: The Torreys evened up their record this past weekend with a 37-14 win over Mountain View Christian (Las Vegas). The team was led by senior QB Ruben Pena, who was 9-of-11 for 102 yards and two TDs. Running back Eddie Garcia also was key, rushing for 75 yards on 10 carries with one TD. He also notched 33 yards and another TD receiving.

“We have such a young team and still learning how to be a varsity team,” head coach Jeff Hutzler said. “I think in the first half our starters executed pretty well.”
The Torreys led 34-0 at halftime.

  • JV wins in rout

The junior varsity football team defeated visiting Mountain View Christian (Las Vegas) on Saturday, 50-6.
The team was led by the trio of Tyler Sheflo, Lucas Winkelman and Deigo Valasquez.

QB Jimmy Prosser was also key as he tossed six TDs in the win.

“It was a full team effort,” head coach Roberto Grasso said. “Everyone got a lot of play time and we all played together.”

Running back Jack Murphy also added a TD for the Torreys in the win.

  • Cross country teams begin season

Because of injury, only six of 12 girls were able to compete in the first cross country meet of the season for the Torreys at the Bronco Round-up.
The team was led by junior Sam Staszak, who finished in 23rd place. Junior Maggie Taylor finished in 36th place while freshmen Charlotte Taylor and Nora Zahn weren’t too far behind.

For the boys, who are in search of their fifth CIF title, they had an impressive day. Four of the team’s runners finished in the top 15, including Lee Klitzer (third), Noah Wolfenzon (sixth) and Jake Mack (eighth). Josh Pooley took 13th.

There was no team score for the race.