The Mustang

Coronavirus and professional sports

The NFL, NBA, and MLB are all being affected by Covid-19.

Story by Matthew Schwartz, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

When coronavirus reached the United States early this spring, life as we once knew it quickly came to a complete halt. Businesses were closed and the majority of the population was told to stay home, all in the effort to slow the destructive path of the virus. Due to the unforeseen restrictions imposed...

Athletes cut salaries to help others

Athletes are putting their money towards charity in a unique way.

Story by Ethan Davis, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

It is widely known that many athletes make a large sum of money each year as a result of endorsement deals and pro contracts. However, as they remain financially stable during lockdown, there are many who have not been able to keep up with their standards of living because of pay cuts and layoffs.  F...

A Shift to E-Sports Among Pro-Athletes

A Shift to E-Sports Among Pro-Athletes

Story by Ronan McDonnell and Connor Hollenbeck

April 28, 2020

With athletes all staying indoors and sports seasons completely canceled due to the coronavirus, many sports organizations have begun to experiment with online, E-sport entertainment. Once only played as trivial games by kids, teens, or millenials, popular games such as NBA 2k and MLB the Show 20 have...

A battle for the ages: Offense vs Defense

A battle for the ages: Offense vs Defense

Story by Matty Neimark and Zach Joelson

January 22, 2020

After an interesting year of football, the Super Bowl is finally set and ready to go. In Miami, Florida, we will see the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers for Super Bowl LIV. Also, yes, you heard me correctly, the New England Patriots will not be competing in the Super Bowl this year. Ou...

Who will play in Super Bowl 54?

Who will play in the Super Bowl this year?

Story by Zach Joelson and Matty Neimark

December 20, 2019

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? On Feb. 2, get your chicken wings ready and enjoy the biggest sporting event of the year: The Super Bowl. The question is: who will be playing? We have our predictions.   Zachary Joelson: Ravens vs Seahawks The Ravens have dominated everyone this season. MV...

Mustangs gallop over the Pointer Dogs

Busic gets a point off a spike.

Story by Alexis Price, Online Sports Editor

May 1, 2019

SDA continued their successful season in the first round of Division I CIFs, beating the Point Loma Pointer Dogs in three sets. The final scores for each set were 25-12, 25-8, and 25-9. “I think we did really really well today,” said senior Anders Busic who had several serves in the third set that ...

Mustangs take down the Jaguars

Jaguars scramble to keep the ball in play.

Story by Alexis Price, Online Sports Editor

April 26, 2019

The ceremonious senior night victory over the Valley Center Jaguars capped off the last home game of the season for the SDA Mustangs boys volleyball team. Seniors Alex Bright, Anders Busic, Jasper Neale, Sahill Singh, Drew Atkins and Gianni Denson started off the first of three sets game with a slew ...

SDA overpowers Santana

SDA high-fives Santana after the game.

Story by Alexandra Joelson, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

“Parker on three, Parker on three, one, two, three Parker!” A cheer involving freshman player Parker Roach helped hype up the Mustangs for their match against Santana on Monday.  After a strong effort, the Mustangs captured the win 3-0. San Dieguito took on Santana relentlessly and kept the crowd on ...

Girls Basketball CIF Runner-ups

The Mustangs prepare for CIF Championship match.

Story by Yarisette Sequeira, Sports Editor

February 24, 2019

Girls basketball battled Mission Vista for the Division III CIF Championship Thursday. After a close match, the Mustangs (22-7) fell 34-38 to Mission Vista (21-2). “I think the team did well,” said sophomore Skylar Pavlovich. “We all tried hard but it just didn’t go our way but that’s alri...

Back to the Championship for Girls Basketball

SDA girls basketball crashed the net.

Story by Alexis Price, Online Sports Editor

February 20, 2019

A close first quarter by the SDA girls basketball team did not foreshadow the results of the 50-25 victory for the Mustangs over the Calvin Christian Crusaders in the Division III CIF Semifinals games.  The Mustangs put up a good fight in the first quarter against the Crusaders with junior Ja...

SDA Achieves CIF Success

Girls soccer takes on Escondido Charter.

Story by Yarisette Sequeira, Sports Editor

February 14, 2019

San Dieguito is 6-0 in San Diego CIF playoffs, an undefeated run for all winter sports teams. Girls water polo is 2-0 after taking down Mira Mesa 11-2 and Mission Bay 7-6. They now advance to the Division III finals against LCC Saturday at 11am at La Jolla High School. As the 2018 Division IV C...

Girls Soccer Captures Win Over El Camino on Senior Night

SDA's seniors come together before league match.

Story by Aeon Benford-Combs, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

The San Dieguito girls soccer team took home a 2-1 senior-night victory over the El Camino Wildcats, Tuesday. Junior Ada Ellisman sang the national anthem to boot off SDA’s 2nd match against El Camino, which previously ended in a 0-1 loss.   To kick off the match, senior Alexandra Joelson scored in the fi...

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