There were times during the 2007-08 basketball season that referees would walk up to fourth-year Canyon head freshman coach John Williams, look at his team and ask: "Is this all you've got?"
As many thought it would turn out, the Foothill League's winter sports were wild. Ties, buzzer beaters, departures, highlights, lowlights - all of them happened. League races came down to the final game of the regular season in three of four sports - Saugus' girls soccer team was the only squad that clinched a league title earlier. But for the other three - boys and girls basketball and boys soccer, drama and math factored in. ...
National signing day marks an aloha of sorts as many high school and junior college athletes are making their farewells and hellos official.
Lost in the shuffle of one wild finish and a Foothill League championship being crowned Tuesday night was another wild finish that involved another team that could share that crown.
It's been a long time since 1983. Saugus High boys basketball head coach Jeff Hallman was a personnel supervisor at Six Flags Magic Mountain and Michael Cassio wasn't even born yet. But after a controversial call and two of the clutchest free throws by Cassio with time expired, the Centurions are closer to their first league title since Duran Duran was fashionable. Saugus defeated Canyon at the Cowboys' Brickhouse 54-53 Tuesday, maintaining a first place ...
It was five years ago that a parent approached Hart High co-athletic director Linda Peckham about taking stats for the varsity girls soccer team. Peckham was surprised.
Another Hart High shortstop is moving on to play baseball at the next level. Senior Trevor Matern recently accepted a baseball scholarship and will be playing at the University of San Francisco.
Don't sleep on Canyon boys basketball. Sure, the Cowboys have their roughest stretch of the Foothill League season next week, but a team that has won only four of its last 11 games might be gaining steam. Sound crazy? Maybe, but a 70-56 victory over Hart Friday at their Brickhouse was an indicator of the Cowboys' potential. The most striking part of Canyon's victory was the fact that others stepped up rather than just the ...
There has been a war brewing between local public and out-of-area private high schools over football and suspected recruiting since December.
Though College of the Canyons softball was mercy-ruled at Whitten Field 8-0 Wednesday in its season opener against Long Beach City College, the game was marked by a couple of other notes.
The way the Hart girls basketball team started combined with the way its rivals started gave early indication that the Indians wouldn't be the team to beat in the 2008 Foothill League.
For three decades, Hart football has been identified by one family - the Herringtons - Mike, Rick and Dean.
Valencia senior Terrez Scott has waited years for any shot, but this one was significant. With seconds left at Hart High and the score tied between the Vikings and Indians, Scott swung the ball to his right, then received it back at the top of the key. A point guard's first instinct is pass and it crossed Scott's mind, but as the urgency elevated, so did he. Dribbling inside the paint, Scott threw up a ...
The heat started to build in mid-March. By that point, College of the Canyons baseball was on its way to another season spent at home in the postseason. Something clicked, though. Head coach Chris Cota said it was his offense that turned around, especially after players were only allowed to hit off a tee in practice for a while. Nevertheless, the Cougars streaked into the postseason, going 19-6 in the final 25 games, finishing second ...
The target is big and it's not red anymore, it's purple. It's the target Valencia boys basketball has on its back after a 68-60 victory over Saugus Friday night. Now, all the Vikings have to do is win their final four games and they will be crowned Foothill League champions. All they have to do is a terrible phrase, though. Ask the 2005-06 Vikings. All they had to do was win one of their final ...
Fresh off their victory in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division championship game, the Hart Indians got the invite Sunday to play in a CIF State Regional Football Championship Bowl game.
Ten years ago, Connor Wingenroth was on the sidelines at the Home Depot Center as a ballboy for the Hart Indians in the CIF-Southern Section Division II championship game.
Since 2005, Valencia has enjoyed enormous success without winning a CIF championship.
History is great and all, and there's a lot between Valencia and Hart.
The Master's College women's volleyball team knocked off fourth-ranked and previously undefeated Madonna University of Michigan in the second round of the NAIA National Championship tournament in Sioux City, Iowa on Wednesday.
The conversation turns to Jake Wallace on Tuesday afternoon during championship week inside the Valencia High physical education office.
Tickets are on sale at Valencia High School and Hart High School for Friday's CIF-Southern Section Northern Division championship game between Valencia and Hart.
Valencia High junior Jay Jay Wilson will not be able to play in Friday's CIF-Southern Section Northern Division championship game against Hart after the officials from the game turned down an appeal from Valencia High Athletic Director Brian Stiman.
At midnight Sunday morning, hours after the death of actor Paul Walker made worldwide news, people came to the accident site on Hercules Street in Valencia where the "Fast and the Furious" star and another man died in a fiery one-car accident.
Two people were killed Saturday afternoon when a Porsche sports car crashed and burst into flames in Valencia, and the passenger was actor Paul Walker, his publicist confirmed to the Associated Press
The Valencia Vikings football team punished the Saugus Centurions 45-8 on Friday at Canyon High School to break its semifinal curse and reach a CIF championship game for the first time since 2004.
There's a notion in sports that goes: It's not always the best team that wins in the playoffs, it's the hottest team.
The word is swagger.
If it weren't for Jourdan Nguyen, Justin Son wouldn't be playing tonight for the Valencia Vikings in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division semifinals.
Golden Valley head football coach Robert Fisher decided it was time for a change.