Canyon boys basketball head coach Chad Phillips can only laugh. Just imagine his vision before the season: Here I have this athletic point guard, tough as nails, who can score and dish. Then I have this 6-foot-10 center, with feet like a dancer and a knack for scoring and rebounding. I've got it made. He had to think it. After a 13-13 campaign and a 4-6 record through the minefield that is the Foothill League, ...
Hart High graduate and 25-year old boxer Said El Harrak has turned professional. El Harrak decided to turn down an opportunity to move to Morocco and train for its national team. He signed a five-year management contract with Northeast manager Mike Criscio of fledgling company Hype Sports. "I just saw his work ethic, how hard he worked in the gym," said Criscio on why he signed El Harrak. "I thought he'd be a future world ...
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 Master's College cross country teams completed another successful season with top-15 finishes at the NAIA Cross Country National Championships on Saturday in Lawrence, Kan. The women's team, coming into the meet ranked seventh nationally, took 14th overall, and the 15th-ranked men finished 15th in the 32-team fields. "All in all a great day for both teams, both squads," said Mustangs head coach Zach Schroeder. "We're really happy with how we ran." But it could ...
The Master's College cross country teams completed another successful season with top-15 finishes at the NAIA Cross Country National Championships on Saturday in Lawrence, Kan. The women's team, coming into the meet ranked seventh nationally, took 14th overall, and the 15th-ranked men finished 15th in the 32-team fields. "All in all a great day for both teams, both squads," said Mustangs head coach Zach Schroeder. "We're really happy with how we ran." ...
There has probably never been a truer statement from anybody.
There was no sadness or regret in Golden Valley sophomore golfer Elisa Pierre's voice whatsoever on Wednesday.
SANTA CLARITA - Golden Valley High sophomore Elisa Pierre is a myth destroyer.
It was the hardest thing in his football career to do - watch.
Imagine how the Saugus Centurions football team felt?
It's the old "the game was a lot closer than what the score indicated."
Hart High junior quarterback Brady White received a scholarship offer from Colorado State on Friday.
Golden Valley - the school that had little overall success in girls golf prior to last season - now has it's poster child for success.
Canyon head football coach Rich Gutierrez met with a pastor friend of his on Monday at Starbucks.
Put this one up with all the other Canyon-Hart epics.
All Santa Clarita Christian football can do now is hope.
Today, Canyon High School and Hart High School meet for the 46th time on a football field.
There were a couple of clutch points on Thursday in Golden Valley sophomore Elisa Pierre's day that led her to advancing to the WSCGA Foundation Tournament/Southern California championship.