The Mustang

One King, Three Teams, Four Championships

LeBron James celebrates after winning his first championship with the Los Angeles Lakers and fourth NBA Finals total

By Matthew Naimark, Sports Editor

October 22, 2020

LeBron James has left his footprint on the game of basketball yet again

Busted Brackets, Broken Hearts

Old photo of Roger Chadwick making one of many college basketball shots.

By Ryan Cohen, Staff Editor

March 30, 2018

The perfect NCAA men’s basketball March Madness bracket has never been filled in. It is as close to the impossible as the San Diego Padres winning a World Series. There are the experts. They get it wrong. There are the diehards. They get it wrong. There are the casual fans. They get it wrong too. And...

Boys Basketball Senior Night vs LCC

By Josh Santana, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017

San Dieguito Academy boys basketball was filled with emotion Friday, as it marked the final game for this year’s seniors, as the team squared off with crosstown rival La Costa Canyon. Before tip-off seniors Andrew Naimark, Daniel Chagnon, Devin Gaan, Lucas Oldham, and Seth Frankel were joined...

SDA Boys Basketball vs Torrey Pines

SDA Boys Basketball vs Torrey Pines

By Citlally Contreras, Staff Writer

February 4, 2017

Torrey Pines High School hosted San Dieguito Academy basketball players on Friday. Many parents and students alike arrived to show support for both teams. This overall ambience allowed the highly motivated players to challenge themselves and to work to the best of their ability. This game ended with...

Boys Basketball vs Sage Creek

Boys Basketball vs Sage Creek

By Hana Chen, Business Manager

January 24, 2017

The SDA gym was packed to the brim with Mustang and Bobcat fans alike as SDA’s varsity boys basketball team prepared to face Sage Creek and defend their home territory last Friday. After the national anthem was sung by sophomore Lanie Weingarten, the crowd settled in for a close game that ultimately...

Girls Basketball SDA vs El Capitan

Girls Basketball SDA vs El Capitan

By Jack Hauser, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016

San Dieguito girls basketball hosted the undefeated El Capitan High School Vaqueros from Lakeside on Wednesday. Parents and students filled the stands for both teams and the atmosphere was electric in the final minutes of the game; however, the Mustangs lost with a final score of 35-37 in favor of El...

Girls Basketball Team Hosts Shoe Drive

By Taina Millsap, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

The SDA girls basketball team is having their annual Shoe Drive to help them raise funds for their organization by collecting shoe donations. Their team goal is to collect 25 pairs of shoes per bag, adding up to a total of 200 bags. The Shoe Drive was created by a coach a few years back that had the...

Former NBA Player Returns to Old Stomping Grounds

Former NBA Player Returns to Old Stomping Grounds

By Devin Gaan and Luke Oldham

September 7, 2016

SDA students and athletes were given a special opportunity during homeroom Tuesday to listen to one of the school’s most accomplished alumni, John Fairchild. Fairchild, a graduate from the 1961 class, is the only San Dieguito student to have been drafted into the National Basketball Association...

Kobe’s Last Game

Kobe's Last Game

By Jack Hauser, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016

“Mamba out.” Kobe Bryant’s last words hit my heart hard last night, as I realized this would be the last time I get to see him play in an NBA game. Bryant’s emotional finale involved a 60-point performance, the most by any player in a single game this season, but he also took 50 shots, the most...

March Madness Predictions

March Madness Predictions

By Andrew Naimark and Jack Hauser

March 14, 2016

As the 2016 edition of March Madness gets set to kick off tomorrow, people everywhere are beginning to fill out their brackets. Although always exciting, this year’s tournament is one of the more highly anticipated because there has been no clear favorite as in years past. As a result, almost every...