Oceanside finishes strong


Pirates overcome awful start to season, withstand furious St. Augustine rally


Oceanside defender Roman Roberson upends St. Augustine's Tariq Thompson.


By John Maffei

OCEANSIDE — The season couldn’t have started worse for Oceanside.

Quarterback Matt Romero fumbled the first snap of the game, and St. Augustine’s Andrew Seelert recovered.



5th Annual Dons Alumni


All-County Parochial Football Preseason Tournament


2013 Preseason champs St. Rose of Lima, and runner-up, St. Mary's of Escondido


By Mario Fierro


It is my pleasure to invite all San Diego County Parochial Schools to participate in this event. This one of a kind tournament brings all areas of the county together with the goal of preparing for the 2014 Flag Football season and building community together in Christ.



Saints senior has wise things to say

St. Augustine teammates listening to Frank Buncom IV


St. Augustine safety Frank Buncom IV is considering Duke, Oklahoma, Stanford,

UCLA and Vanderbilt for college football.


By Kirk Kenney

Senior safety Frank Buncom IV’s talent was evident from the moment he stepped on campus at St. Augustine High.



2014 Eastern League preview

Cathedral Catholic, Lincoln, Mira Mesa, St. Augustine, Scripps Ranch


Drew Cowell is a threat on offense and kick returns for Cathedral Catholic.


By Kirk Kenney


Read the next page for the Cathedral Catholic and St. Augustine previews



2014 Metro South Bay League preview


Hilltop, Mar Vista, Mater Dei Catholic, Sweetwater


Donovan Williams is a double threat on offense and defense


By Steve Brand, Special to the U-T


Read the next page for the Crusaders preview.



Loan by Saints helps Spartans stay geared up


By John Maffei - U-T Preps


Drew Westling has experience, enthusiasm and plenty of players. What the new Chula Vista High football coach didn't have was enough helmets to outfit all his Spartans.



Lancers come up smelling like roses, in overtime!


St. Rose of Lima captures first county championship since 2004


St. Rose of Lima (Chula Vista)

2014 San Diego County Champions


By Max Mercy, SDPSN Staff Writer


Last year St. Rose of Lima came so close to winning the county championship, that it haunted coach Mike Arney for a whole year. In 2013, his top player, Jaylen Hands (Mater Dei Catholic's freshman phenom), was as cold as an ice cream cone. His second best player was out of town. And yet they almost pulled it out against Instituto Mexico.


That was 2013. This year, the Lancers played like a team possessed by past failures. They won't have to look back again.



Photos of the All-County Teams and Elite 8


2003 - 2013


By Halo Joe, Saints Alumni

The next pages will show the All-County Teams from 2003-2013. In the 2003, we had no JV photo, and no names on the Varsity. In the 2007 Varsity photo, we are missing names. If you can identify players from those photos please send us an e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Now check out the next pages, and go down memory lane.



Crusaders' journeyman finds home


Coaching at collegiate and NBA levels has helped Kenny Caesar forge a vision


Mater Dei Catholic coach Kenny Caesar has the Crusaders headed to the playoffs for the fifth straight season.


By Craig Malveaux, U-T San Diego Preps


His unorthodox path to Mater Dei Catholic High has been bricked with an eclectic mix of international, collegiate and professional cobblestones for fifth-year coach Kenny Caesar.




OLP earns another big victory over Dons


Pilots' triumph recalls memories of Division III championship win last season


Our Lady of Peace senior Kirsten Johnson (shown at a practice earlier this season)

had 24 points and 17 rebounds in the Pilots' win over Cathedral Catholic on Tuesday.


By Terry Monahan, Special to the U-T


The chip on the shoulder of the Cathedral Catholic High girls basketball team was big enough already after losing the San Diego Section Division III championship game last March.



Saints bury shots and any hint of upset


After quick start by Cathedral Catholic, St. Augustine takes total control


Asked if he was concerned heading into the game, Saints coach Mike Haupt replied: "Absolutely."


By Steve Brand, Special to the U-T

This had all the makings of an upset.

No. 1-ranked St. Augustine on the road. Against parochial-school rival Cathedral Catholic. With the Western League title already won. Without sophomore starting guard Eric Monroe.