PCAC Cross-Over
at The Dome
Palomar 58, Cuyamaca 50

FRI., JAN. 23
at MiraCosta College Gym

Palomar 83, MiraCosta 48



MON., JAN. 25
at Victoria Club, Riverside

Riverside Invitational, 11 a.m.


1140 W. Mission Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-1150 X 2460
FAX (760) 761-3512
Athletic Director:
Scott Cathcart




SAN MARCOS (1-23-2014) -- Six 2014 Palomar football sophomores have committed to the four-year level to date.

Cornerback Javante O'Roy committed to Texas State (NCAA Division I FBS, 7-5 record in 2014). O'Roy's High School: Antelope (Antelope, CA)

Defensive tackle Joe Naoala committed to Montana State (NCAA Division I FCS, 8-5 record in 2014). Naotala's High School: Army-Navy Academy

Linebacker Austin Wolff committed to Portland State (NCAA Division I FCS). Wolff's High School: Fallbrook

Receiver M.J. Bailey committed to Idaho State (NCAA Division II FCS, 8-4 record in 2014). Bailey's High School: San Marcos

Deep Snapper Jared Sargent from the 2013 team committed to Azusa Pacific (NCAA Division II, 10-1 record in 2014). High School: Temecula Valley

Slot Receiver / Punt Returner Damon Nolan committed to Baker University (NAIA, 8-3 record in 2014). High School: Murrieta Valley


SAN MARCOS (1-21-2015) -- Palomar's transition offense and smothering pressing defense turned Wednesday night's matchup with visiting Grossmont into a major blow-out as the state No. 6-ranked Comets rolled to an 84-44 Pacific Coast Conference victory.

Keisha Cox (19 points, 11 in the second half) and Lynnzy Troxell (18 points off the bench) led five Palomar players in double figures as the Comets throttled the third-place Griffins to remain alone atop the conference with a 5-0 record.

Melissa Allen (12 points, Tessa Balcom (10) and Ashleigh Barnes (10) also scored in double figures. Lee Lee Tomlinson was the next high scorer with 7 points.

Palomar, which is 16-2 overall, led 43-32 at halftime, then blew the visitors out of The Dome in the second half.

"Keisha (Cox) led us offensively and did a great job on the boards," coach Leigh Marshall said. "Lynnzy (Troxell) did a great job off the bench. She brought a lot of energy onto the floor. And Melissa Allen is our steady leader right now.

"In these past two days of practice, we've been sluggish and stagnant, and I think we came out in the first half that way. I was really happy with our energy and fire kn the second half, when we stopped fouling and causing too many dead-ball situations. For us to be successful we have to keep the clock running, get up and down the floor and turn our defense into offense. We did that in the second half."

Added Marshall: "Now we just have to transition that to practice tomorrow (Thursday) and into our game Friday."

The Comets visit rival MiraCosta on Friday at 5 p.m.


SAN MARCOS (1-09-2015) -- Palomar is seeking a part-time (adjunct) to serve in the position of head men's soccer coach.

Applicants must have minimum requirements of a Master's degree in physical education, exercise science, education with an emphasis in physical education, kinesiology, physiology of exercise or a Bachelor's degree in any of the above, plus a Master's degree in any life science, dance, physiology, health education, recreation or physical therapy.

For more information, contact, Palomar Director of Athletics Scott Catchart at, or by phone at (760) 744-1150, ext. 2464.






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W. BASKETBALL: PC 83, MiraCosta 48

Comets roll up CA 78 rivals with big 2nd half

OCEANSIDE (1-23-2015) -- California Highway 78 rival MiraCosta kept it close for a while Friday night. But first-place and state No. 6-ranked Palomar blew the Spartans out in the second half to take home an 83-48 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball victory Friday night on the road.

On a night that Brogan Griffin scored 27 of MiraCosta's 48 points, the Comets (17-2, 6-0 in conference) pounded the upset-minded Spartans (4-12, 2-4) with another team effort.

Jessica Scott led Palomar with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Ashley Barnes had 12 points and 9 rebounds. Keisha Cox contributed 12 points and 8 assists. Tessa Balcom scored 12 points. Melissa Allen had 9 points and 11 rebounds. And Lee Lee Tomlinson chipped in with 6 assists and  steals.

"They kept it close for most of the first half," Palomar coach Leigh Marshall said. "You have to give credit to them for being able to slow the game down. In the second half, we were able to speed up the tempo, pick the pace up and play more our style."

And win by 45 points in the process.

The Comets edged their lead out to 14 points at halftime at 35-21 before blitzing the Spartans 48-27 in the second half.

ABOVE LEFT: Jessica Scott, who had 15 points and 8 rebounds for the Comets, outjumps MiraCosta's Erica Windham at the opening tip-off. -- Photo by Stephen Davis. ABOVE RIGHT: Ashley Barnes, who contributed 12 points and 9 rebounds

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Comets 58, Coyotes 50

ABOVE: Jeremy Franklin drops in a 3-pointer over Cuyamaca's Aaron Heuslein in the first half in Palomar's victory at The Dome on Friday night. BELOW: Matt Duniphan scores from above the rim. No. 3 on the right is Ryan Schaefer. -- Photos by Philip Farry

Franklin unloads on foe with 19 pts, 19 RB

SAN MARCOS (1-23-2015) -- Jeremy Franklin completed a 48-point, 29-rebound week on Friday night as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Northern Division men's basketball leader Palomar won for the second time in three days, defeating Cuyamaca 58-50 at The Dome.

This time, Franklin finished with yet another double-double (19 points and 19 rebounds) as the Comets, unable to shake their cross division opponent from the PCAC's Southern Division for much of the night, outlasted the visitors in a cross-division game.

He also passed off for five assists.

The coaches from defending NAIA national champion Vanguard, which is one of the schools heavily recruiting the 6-foot-6 sophomore out of Escondido High School, watched Franklin grab 18 of his 19 rebounds on the defensive board and finish off the Coyotes by calmly dropping in 8 free throws down the stretch.

"Our guys did a real good job defensively on No. 30 (Tim Pace)," PC coach John O'Neill said. And the Comets needed to on a night they appeared to come out flat in what ammounted to a trap game after an emotional 67-58 win over California State Route 78 opponent in a battle for the PCAC North lead.

Matt Duniphan (right) and Chris Sorapuru each scored 9 points and added 5 rebounds for Palomar (11-8 on the season), which muscled out its fifth straight victory going into two cross-division road games next week against the top two teams in the PCAC's Southern Division, San Diego City College on Wednesday and Southwestern on Friday.

San Diego, the South's second-place team, defeated MiraCosta 60-52 on Friday night. Southwestern, the Southern Division leader, turned back Grossmont 66-60.

For Cuyamaca, Tyrone Hueitt had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Pace settled for 10 points.

MEN'S BASKETBALL: PC 67, MiraCosta 58

ABOVE: James Sampson pulls Palomar even for the first time 32-32 on a 3-pointer over MiraCosta's Travll Hector 1 minute and 4 seconds into the second half. BELOW: Jeremy Franklin, who dominated the game, swishes one of his six 3-pointers over the Spartans' Buddah Boyd to put the Comets on top 37-32 with 17:28 to play. -- Photos by Hugh Cox

Franklin (29 pts, 10 RB), Comets take over 1st

SAN MARCOS (1-21-2015) -- Jeremy Franklin was victorious in his head-to-head match-up from MiraCosta's highly-touted Buddah Boyd and Palomar won its showdown with the Spartans for the undisputed Pacific Coast Athletic Conference North lead halfway at the midway point in the schedule on Friday night.

The Comets, down 11-2 to begin the game and trailing into the second half, rallied to win 67-58 at The Dome as Franklin scored 29 points and hauled down 10 rebounds. Franklin buried 9-of-12 shots, including a 6-for-8 performance from behind the 3-point arc, and was 5-for-6 from the free throw line.

Ryan Schaefer added 13 points for Palomar (10-8, 4-0), including 3 three-pointers. For the game, the Comets shot .545 from behind the 3-point arc.

And the Comets played another superb defensive game, holding Boyd, who is among the state's scoring leaders, to 14 points.

Palomar tired out 6-foot-11 MiraCosta center Fareed Ahmed, who led all rebounders with 12, became frustrated as he tired in the second half with the Comets surrounding him, denying him the ball and battling him for the ball.

"Chris (Sorapuru) and Deven (Riley) did a fantastic job shutting down Boyd," Palomar coach John O'Neill said. Riley contributed the defensive play of the game when he sailed through the air to reject Boyd's long-range attempt with 7:44 remaining in the game.

Riley also had 9 rebounds to go along with 7 points. Matt Duniphan played one of his best games, disrupting MiraCosta's inside game and adding 5 rebounds.

Palomar, down by 10-plus points most of the first half, closed the gap to 32-29 at intermission on back-to-back 3-pointers by Franklin and Jared Kane off the bench. Franklin never came out of the game.

The Comets pulled even for the first time at 32-32 on James Sampson's 3-pointer barely a minute in, then took their first lead with 18:06 to play 34-32 on Matt Duniphan's basket inside. MiraCosta would briefly regain the lead, but Palomar buried the visitors down the stretch.

Late rebounds by Duniphan, Riley and Sorapuru down the stretch sealed the deal.

The Spartans fell to 11-7 on the season and slipped into second place in the division at the halfway mark at 3-1.

 Palomar will host Cuyamaca on Friday at 6 p.m. in its first in a series of match-ups against Southern Division teams that count as non-conference games.

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Astros acquire ex-Comet Hoyt from Braves

HOUSTON (1-14-2015) -- Former Palomar pitcher James "Jimmy" Hoyt went from the National League to the American League on Wednesday as the Atlanta Braves traded him to the Houston Astros.

The Braves traded Hoyt (left) and catcher/outfielder Evan Garris to the Astros for three players in a deal announced Wednesday night.

Hoyt, a 6-foot-6, 220-pound right-hander out of Palomar and Centenary College of Louisiana, threw for the Braves in Major League spring training games a year ago. During the regular season, he compiled a 3.17 earned run average and struck out 11.6 batters per nine innings pitched for Triple A Gwinnett and Double A Mississippi.

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