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Eastlake’s Cavaco earns state’s top honor

By JOHN MAFFEI JULY 8, 2019 Keoni Cavaco, the San Diego Section Player of the Year, has been named California’s Mr. Baseball by Cal-Hi Sports, the state’s Player of the Year by MaxPreps and first-team All-America by Baseball America. Cavaco hit .433 with eight homers, 13 doubles, 16 stolen bases, 33 runs scored and 21 RBIs

MLB Draft: Twins select Eastlake High’s Keoni Cavaco in first round

San Diego County has produced 65 first-round picks — including five players who went with the first overall selection — in the draft’s 55-year history By KIRK KENNEY JUNE 3, 2019 Eastlake High third baseman Keoni Cavaco and former Cal catcher Korey Lee, a Vista High graduate, joined a select list of San Diegans on Monday

Prep Athletes of the Week – Nico Vallarelli

Nico Vallarelli Baseball | Eastlake The sophomore stroked a double to drive in two runs in the first inning as the Titans scored four times and polished off Poway 5-3 for the section Open Division crown at San Diego State’s Tony Gwynn Stadium.

Titans’ Cavaco has attention of scouts

Third baseman is committed to SDSU but ready to be a pro By JOHN MAFFEI MAY 31, 2019 Baseball scouts don’t miss much, especially when tracking a potential first-round pick. So Saturday night at San Diego State, a group of scouts had Brian Leonhardt cornered, quizzing the Aztecs first baseman about former Eastlake High teammate Keoni

Eastlake pitching plans work just right

San Diego Section Open Division baseball championship By JOHN MAFFEI MAY 25, 2019 It’s nice when a plan works. San Diego State-bound right-hander Ricky Tibbett — the ace of the Eastlake pitching staff — had three innings remaining after throwing a complete game against Torrey Pines in the playoffs on Tuesday. So Eastlake coach David Gallegos

S.D. Section baseball championships preview

By JOHN MAFFEI MAY 23, 2019 Admission: $12 adults, $7 students and seniors. Parking: Permits sold at the kiosk in SDSU Parking Structure 7 at 55th Street and Montezuma Road. However, there is only one kiosk, so SDSU suggests downloading a PayByPhone app. The location code for Parking Structure 7 is 28507. You can also go to

No. 1-ranked Eastlake close to perfect

Titans senior pitcher doesn’t allow runner until seventh inning By JOHN MAFFEI APRIL 3, 2019 CHULA VISTA — It was a special day for Ricky Tibbett.  It was nearly perfect. The Eastlake High senior right-hander retired the first 18 batters he faced Wednesday morning before Alex Chacon grounded a clean single to right to start the top of

Spring Sports – CIF Updates 5/9/2019

BASEBALL – Mesa League Champions (4 in a row); will play in the OPEN division; Round 1, is set Tuesday, May 14 (opponent/time TBA).   SOFTBALL – OPEN division seeding (TBD), Round 1 is set for Wednesday, May 15 (opponent/time TBA).   BOYS’ LACROSSE – Mesa League Champion and earned #1 seed in D2 CIF

Eastlake softball catcher follows her father in finding home behind plate

By TERRY MONAHAN MARCH 4, 2019 It turns out catching is in Sharlize Palacios’ DNA. “My dad said my sister (Sashel) and I were both born in a crouch,” the Eastlake High softball catcher said with a laugh. Dad should know. Kiko Palacios was a three-time All-San Diego Section baseball catcher at Castle Park (1990-92). “I

Eastlake boys lacrosse team posts seventh consecutive league title

By  Phillip Brents May 2, 2019 The Eastlake High School varsity boys lacrosse team defeated host Bonita Vista, 14-2, on Wednesday to officially wrap up this year’s Mesa League championship, the program’s seventh consecutive and the 11th league title in the history of the program. The Titans keep coming back no matter how much the