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  • Girls show up to play ball

    Updated Feb 29, 2024

  • Four Fallbrook wrestlers place at CIF division tournament

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    The CIF Division II wrestling tournament took place Feb. 10 at Orange Glen High School, and four Fallbrook High School wrestlers placed among the top eight in their weight class. Nic Brockson reached the final of the 126-pound division before losing to an exchange student in the championship match and settling for second place. Devin Huntington took third among 150-pound grapplers. Ricky Lopez was the sixth-place matman in the 108-pound class. Cruz Arroyo placed eighth in the 190-pound bracket. “I was really pumped up,...

  • Warriors finish boys rugby season with 3-5 record

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    Fallbrook High School’s boys rugby team finished the 2023-24 season with a 3-5 record. “This year was different,” said Fallbrook coach Sierra Arteaga. The 2022-23 Warriors had a 7-1 record before losing in the Southern California Interscholastic Rugby Federation’s championship match against Cathedral Catholic. The SCIRF had only one division last season. This year, the teams were divided into Division I and Division II. Fallbrook was in Division I with Cathedral Catholic and St. Augustine, which had two losses last...

  • Warriors hold Bulldogs to three points in girls basketball win

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    Fallbrook High School’s girls basketball team is believed to have set a school record for fewest points allowed in the Warriors’ 56-3 victory Jan. 31 at Ramona High School. “Our defense was all over the place,” said Fallbrook coach Trae Harrison. Although Ramona entered the game with a 3-16 record, the Bulldogs hadn’t scored fewer than 15 points in a game since their season-opening 74-14 loss to El Camino. On three occasions during those 19 games, Ramona was held to 15 points including the Warriors’ 68-15 victory...

  • Warriors chase the Nighthawks

    Updated Feb 16, 2024

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  • Legionnaires have home soccer playoff match Feb. 16, home boys basketball playoff Feb. 17

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Feb 16, 2024

    The CIF playoff selection and seeding meetings Feb. 10 gave first-round byes and quarterfinals home games to Bonsall High School’s boys soccer and boys basketball teams. The Legionnaires are in Division V-AA for both sports. The top four seeds were given first-round byes and a home game later in the week. Bonsall’s boys soccer team will begin playoff action at home, which for Bonsall means Ingold Sports Park in Fallbrook, Friday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. and if they win they will play Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. The...

  • Maya Khoury 4th, Sahara Khoury 10th at California Winter Championships meet

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Feb 16, 2024

    Maya Khoury placed fourth in the girls pole vault at the California Winter Championships track and field meet Feb. 3 at Arcadia High School and Sahara Khoury took 10th in that event. The Khoury twins are currently seniors at Fallbrook High School, whose 2024 track and field schedule begins with a tri-meet Feb. 29 at San Dieguito Academy. They competed with the Escondido-based North County Pole Vault Club at the California Winter Championships. "It was just really cool to be...

  • Vikings second at Borrego Springs Basketball Tournament

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Feb 16, 2024

    The Vallecitos Elementary School boys reached the final of the Borrego Springs Basketball Tournament before settling for second place. The Feb. 25 tournament was hosted by Borrego Springs Middle School. That school does not have its own gymnasium but is next to Borrego Springs High School, so the games were played on the high school campus. The second-place Borrego Springs Basketball Tournament finish for the Vallecitos boys was the best since the Vikings reached the final in...

  • Nordeen breaks school career rebounds record

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Feb 16, 2024

    During the Jan. 19 game at Escondido High School, the Fallbrook High School girls basketball career rebounds record was broken by current senior Claire Nordeen. Between 1982 and 1984, Kristy Seidel pulled down 1,145 rebounds on behalf of Fallbrook High School. Nordeen surpassed that figure during the Warriors’ 61-31 victory in Escondido. “I’m very proud to get the school rebound record. It means a lot,” Nordeen said. “Breaking a record that stood so long is super special to me.” “She’s a once in a lifetime...

  • Stroney fifth at CIF divisional tournament

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Feb 16, 2024

    The CIF Division I girls wrestling tournament took place Feb. 3 at Steele Canyon High School, and Fallbrook High School sophomore Dalanie Stroney placed fifth in the 105-pound weight class. "She had a really good day wrestling," said Fallbrook head coach Tom Brockson. Stroney also became the first-ever Fallbrook High School girl to place at a CIF wrestling tournament. Last year, 2023 graduate Alyssa Wilson became the first Fallbrook student-athlete to compete in the CIF girls...

  • Fallbrook outshoots San Dieguito Academy

    Updated Feb 9, 2024

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  • Legionnaires control own destiny for boys soccer league championship

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Feb 9, 2024

    Bonsall High School's boys soccer team didn't mathematically clinch the Pioneer League championship with the Legionnaires' Monday, Jan. 29, victory against River Valley. The 5-0 road win, however, assured that the Snow Leopards could not surpass Bonsall in the standings and that The O'Farrell Charter School could win the league championship. That is, they could win only if the Falcons won all three of their remaining league games and Bonsall lost both remaining contests...

  • Fallbrook Senior Softball seeks new players

    Updated Feb 9, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Senior Softball is welcoming new players who are 50 plus years of age. Games are played at Ingold Sports Park Mondays thru Thursdays at 4 p.m. with warm-ups beginning at 3:30. Each team is scheduled to play two games per week. They are currently looking for new players. Potential players must show for a screening prior to being placed on a team so that appropriate placement can be made. The league is currently in season #1. The deadline for season #2 registration is March 15. The second season draft...

  • Pala Band of Mission Indians announces sponsorship of historic NFL-sanctioned Super Bowl Breakfast

    Updated Feb 9, 2024

    PALA – The Pala Band of Mission Indians announced its sponsorship of the 2024 NFL-Sanctioned Super Bowl Breakfast, taking place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, Saturday, Feb. 10. The partnership with Athletes in Action aims to elevate the 36th Bart Starr Award, paying tribute to the legendary Jim Thorpe. The NFL Super Bowl Breakfast has long been a symbol of sportsmanship and leadership as it spotlights the annual Bart Starr Awardee, an accolade that recognizes an NFL player for outstanding character and leadership...

  • Lopez, Brockson, Wilson win championships at Kai Atesalp Memorial Tournament

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Feb 9, 2024

    Fallbrook High School placed third as a team at the Jan. 27 Kai Atesalp Memorial Tournament at Escondido High School while Fallbrook wrestlers Ricky Lopez, Nic Brockson, and Dan Wilson won their weight classes. “We just went out there and the guys had a really great day,” said Fallbrook coach Tom Brockson. “It was all the hard work they put in,” Brockson said. “It just kind of paid off in that tournament.” The Kai Atesalp Memorial Tournament had been called the Cougar Classic before being renamed after a former Es...

  • Warriors control the Eagles on the court

    Updated Feb 1, 2024

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  • Featherstone announced as tournament host for the Fallbrook Open benefitting the Drew Mings Foundation

    Updated Feb 1, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Asher Tour is pleased to announce Colin Featherstone, a current member of the Korn Ferry Tour, will be the official Tournament Host of the 2024 Fallbrook Open. Featherstone is a 2007 graduate of Fallbrook High School and played his college career at San Diego State before turning pro in 2012. He will assist with promoting the event and will also compete in the event. "I played the Asher Tour early in my career," said Featherstone. "They have some really...

  • CIF revises lacrosse playoffs

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Feb 1, 2024

    The CIF San Diego Section’s Board of Managers revised the playoff structure for boys lacrosse and girls lacrosse. A unanimous vote Wednesday, Jan. 17, reduced the number of Open Division teams in the playoffs from eight to six. That will result in two fewer teams in the combined Open Division and Division I playoffs, but the Division III playoffs will be expanded from 12 to 16 teams so two additional boys teams and two additional girls teams will qualify for the postseason. “I think it will result in closer games,...

  • CIF modifies ban against in-season clinics and college identification camps

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Feb 1, 2024

    The CIF San Diego Section modified the CIF bylaw prohibiting tryouts or practices with outside entities during a sport’s CIF season. With the exception of Escondido Union School District Superintendent Jon Petersen, every CIF Board of Managers member present at the Jan. 17 meeting voted for the change which now allows CIF San Diego Section athletes to participate in college identification camps, specific sport camps, clinics, and group trainings which are not under the auspices of any youth club, travel team, or outside...

  • Girls softball season starts this month

    Updated Feb 1, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The 2024 Spring Fallbrook Girls Softball season is about to begin! Assessments have just passed but they are still in need of a few players for all their divisions from 6u to 14u. Register online at www.fallbrookgirlssoftball.com. Age divisions range from 3 to 14 years old and serve the communities of Fallbrook, Bonsall, De Luz, Rainbow, Pala, Horse Creek and Camp Pendleton. The spring season runs from February through April with the All Star season following in May. Games take place during the week and on...

  • Young starters aren't hampering Warriors' girls basketball team

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    This season's starting lineup for Fallbrook High School's girls basketball team consists of senior Claire Nordeen, junior Janice Garcia, and freshmen Grace Nordeen, Emery Pizzo, and Taylor Thomas. "We're losing a key piece, but we have three really good pieces to build around for the next four years," said Fallbrook coach Trae Harrison. The lack of previous high school varsity experience for three of the starters hasn't hindered Fallbrook's season record. A 66-23 home victory...

  • Warriors' boys basketball team learns need to play full game

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    Fallbrook High School’s boys basketball team led for most of the Warriors’ Jan. 18 home game against Valley Center, but the Jaguars made the winning basket with four seconds left for a 58-56 victory at Fallbrook’s expense. “We learned we’ve got to play 32 minutes. We have to play and compete 32 minutes,” said Fallbrook coach Jonathan Terry. “We’ve got to finish the game like we started.” The result gave Fallbrook a 1-2 record in Valley League play along with a 7-10 overall mark. After the first three league...

  • New Fallbrook starters learning varsity boys soccer

    Updated Jan 25, 2024

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter A 2-1 home loss Jan. 17 against Rancho Bernardo gave Fallbrook High School’s boys soccer team an overall season record of 5-7-1 including 0-3 in Palomar League play. “I think the boys are doing the best they can,” said Fallbrook coach Jorge Rojas. “It’s definitely a new varsity team, so there are a ton of challenges.” Only two starters and six players altogether return from Fallbrook’s 2022-23 team whose 12-8-5 overall record includes a 5-4-1 mark against Palomar League oppositio...

  • Brockson second, Huntington third at Mission Hills Invitational

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jan 18, 2024

    The Mission Hills Invitational wrestling tournament Jan. 6 at Mission Hills High School included a second-place result for Fallbrook High School junior Nic Brockson and third place for Fallbrook senior Devin Huntington. "It went good. It was a really tough tournament," said Fallbrook coach Tom Brockson. The Warriors began 2024 competition with Fallbrook's first Valley League dual meet of the year Jan. 4. The Warriors hosted Del Norte, who obtained a 45-35 victory. "It came...

  • CHRB approves stabling and vanning plan budgeting subsidy for San Luis Rey

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jan 18, 2024

    The San Luis Rey Training Center along with the Los Alamitos Race Course barns rely on subsidies from the Southern California Stabling and Vanning Fund to help cover the expenses which allow the horses stabled at those facilities to be ready for racing. The California Horse Racing Board meeting Thursday, Dec. 14, approved the 2024 Stabling and Vanning financial and operational plans which budget $3,268,500 for San Luis Rey. The plan was approved on a 4-0 vote with Damascus Castellanos, Gregory Ferraro, Oscar Gonzales and...

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