A slight cough would not wilt a budding golf prodigy Tuesday at Woodley Lakes Golf Course in Van Nuys. In fact, neither age nor nothing else has halted Hart High freshman Kendall Dusenberry this Foothill League girls golf season.
We met this guy in different ways. We, being members of The Signal's Sports Department. We thought he was quirky, even neurotic. The ones who stay in contact with him still feel the same way. But one constant, besides still taking too much care on his stories (like the time we sent him to Anaheim Stadium for an Angel game, and it took him eight hours to write the story), has been his big heart. ...
If the Saugus girls cross country team is known as a running juggernaut, what would Fayetteville-Manlius of New York be called? How about "targeted."
Golden Valley cross country runner Seth Totten fought a losing battle Saturday morning in Walnut at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships. The junior fought the pain of a dislocated metatarsal in his right foot, but was unable to finish the five-kilometer Boys Seeded Race at Mt. San Antonio College.
Ownership has its privileges. Because of ownership, Faith Baptist football could call itself the class of Southern California 8-Man football.
Collin Keoshian has been stitched up four or five times this year, by his father's count. The last time would be the last time for his mother. DeeDee Keoshian just couldn't deal with it anymore. It was too hard for her. The football wars had taken their toll on the junior football player from Santa Clarita Christian. The fifth time a professional did the stitching, allowing Keoshian to continue. After Santa Clarita Christian's 26-21 victory ...
Another week, another accomplishment for the Hart girls golf team. Considered to be one of the top teams in the Los Angeles area, the Indians cruised to a first-place finish at Foothill League match No. 2 Wednesday at El Cariso Golf Course in Sylmar.
They seethed more privately than publicly. And privately, they have another motivation this weekend or next.
It's shaping up to be one of the biggest weekends in Santa Clarita valley sports history. Two championships will be determined and three teams will be competing for a spot in a championship game.
FRESNO - For the third straight year, they made the trek - an incredible feat within itself.
FRESNO - The Saugus High School girls cross country team made a proclamation with its feet Saturday morning at Fresno's Woodward Park.
FRESNO - It was the greatest individual and team performance in the five-year history of Golden Valley High School athletics.
One comment from All-National Division, Northern Conference defensive lineman Jonathon Hollins resonated louder than any other about El Camino College. "There are people who say we haven't played anyone," said the College of the Canyons football sophomore. "Now we're going to find out."
As College of the Canyons head football coach Garett Tujague argued for some of his players to make the All-Western State Conference teams at the post-regular season conference meeting, two players were notably up for discussion. Tujague's peers thought Jonathon Hollins and Dejuan Yates were the same guy.
Not even Saugus High's second-best score ever at Vista Valencia Golf Course could do it Tuesday. Not even career-best rounds by four Saugus girls at the course could do it.
A sign of a good team is its ability to withstand adversity.
After watching Valencia's top starting pitcher J.D. Busfield pitch the Vikings back into a share of first place in the Foothill League standings on Wednesday, it was time for West Ranch's ace to respond.
Hart and Valencia boys tennis both took care of business on Thursday.
It's funny what one Foothill League victory can do.
West Ranch senior side-slinging pitcher Cody Bennett has verbally committed to Sonoma State University, according to West Ranch Wildcats head coach Casey Burrill.
John Busfield is mostly inconspicuous among the people sitting on the block cement seating at Valencia High's baseball field.
Coming off one of Southern California's most challenging spring break tournaments, Valencia Vikings baseball has its trap week.
The consistency that West Ranch boys golf has shown this year leaves its closest competition in the Foothill League in quite a hole with three Foothill League matches remaining.
Alex Bishop could have been one of those stories of high school athletic success that never amounted to anything more.
West Ranch had one of the most imposing physical forces this valley has ever seen in power forward/center Ako Kaluna.