QUARTZ HILL - Everything was fast. From the scoring drives to the postgame speech. It was as if Valencia football was in a hurry to get to the point that has been its biggest obstacle in recent history. Valencia cruised past Quartz Hill Friday night 42-7 at Quartz Hill High in a second-round CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoff game that was never close. Now the Vikings (9-3) host Palos Verdes next Friday in the Northern ...
No. 1 went down and No. 2 was falling. The Northern Division was almost upside down. Then Valencia (8-3) turned things around and defeated Paso Robles 43-36 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoffs last Friday, avoiding No. 1 Palmdale's fate. Yet it has to be concerning for the Vikings that they had to struggle to win. Not so, said Vikings head coach Larry Muir. "They were a handful. We survived ...
On Oct. 6, College of the Canyons was all but left for dead. Leading up to that day's game with Antelope Valley College, COC was 1-4 and on the outside looking in on a postseason appearance. Cougars head coach Garett Tujague was already talking about shifting gears on the season - giving his freshman more opportunities to prepare for the 2013 season. Six weeks later, COC is now 6-4 and in the postseason. The Cougars' ...
Early in the second quarter last Friday of Canyon's 42-9 win over San Luis Obispo, Cowboys wide receiver Drew Wolitarsky caught a 6-yard screen pass to break the state's all-time prep receptions record.
Canyon football defeated San Luis Obispo 42-9 last Friday in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoffs.
In a sense, former Canyon High baseball coach Chuck Crim feels like he did 25 years ago. It was announced Tuesday that the former Major League pitcher and Cowboys varsity head coach was named the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen coach. Crim, who led the Canyon program in 2004 and 2005, called it a dream come true. The Van Nuys native said he has been a lifelong Dodger fan and equated getting the bullpen coaching job ...
Three years in existence. Now two semifinal appearances. Things keep getting better for Trinity Classical Academy as the Knights defeated Cornerstone Christian 58-18 in Wildomar on Friday in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II 8-man playoffs. "We're very, very ecstatic," said Trinity head coach Mike Buchanan. "The boys believe. They're not going in there thinking, 'What are we doing here?'" Knights senior quarterback Dakota Prochnow was 9-of-13 for 177 yards with three ...
Canyon football, specifically its defense, passed a huge test in last Friday's 17-14 victory over Hart in the Foothill League finale.
The last three years have all seen some mighty careers by Hart High girls golfers end at this stage.
There's this hard shell. A steely look. A rare smile. Hidden deep inside that head of hers is a focus and a competitiveness that is beyond most athletes in the Santa Clarita Valley. Jamie Corr doesn't mean to have this appearance. In fact, it's really not her she says. "The people who actually know me, they say I'm really funny," Corr says. "When you first meet me you might get a different impression than when ...
Canyon football redeemed itself in a big way last Friday with a 17-14 win over preseason Foothill league favorite Hart.
The second game of Saugus girls volleyball's first-round CIF-Southern Section Division IA match against La Salle High in Pasadena showed the Centurions that they could hang with No. 2 overall seed.
CERRITOS - This is beginning to get outrageous. College of the Canyons football defeated Cerritos College 38-36 at Falcon Stadium in Cerritos Saturday night in a National Division, Northern Conference matchup. And for the third straight victory Cougar Dan Vear made a humongous play on special teams that helped determine the outcome. After Cerritos went ahead 30-24 with 4:36 to play in the third quarter on a Michael Jasper 1-yard touchdown run, Falcon kicker Marcos ...
Hart girls tennis simply ran into a team with more firepower in a 12-6 loss to Troy High in Fullerton on Friday in the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs.
Last week was the climax for Valencia football, and though Friday was bound to be anticlimactic, the Vikings still had to finish.
West Ranch girls head basketball coach Randy Smith recently resigned and the Wildcats have filled the position with a familiar face.
Santa Clarita Christian baseball's performance on Tuesday in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division VII playoffs fell right into line with what it has done throughout the season.
They move quickly at Golden Valley High.
A movie documenting the 2012 Golden Valley football team will play to an invite-only audience on Wednesday at the Edwards Valencia Stadium 12 theaters.
Christine Jennings and Alex Meyer were the big winners at the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships on Friday at lower Castaic Lake.
After Canyon baseball lost on Thursday in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs at Loyola High School in Los Angeles, Cowboys head coach Adam Schulhofer took the opportunity of having a quiet bus to give his players some good news.
This one hurts.
The West Ranch Wildcats had to battle to the very last game of the regular season to win their second straight Foothill League baseball title.
Hart High School's highly touted offensive duo has significant college offers on the table.
A young Santa Clarita Christian softball team came into last week a win away from a Liberty League championship.
There's one word for it - shock.
Coming into the 2013 softball season, there was a lot of hope within the Santa Clarita Valley that come playoff time, a Foothill League team could make a run.
For one of the most competitive baseball seasons in Santa Clarita Valley prep history, the area gets no rewards in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs.