The prep basketball season is well past us now, yet stories of selflessness are timeless. The amount of time Valencia High basketball player John Otavka will remember his senior season is the rest of his life. Otavka can tell people he was good enough to be selected to the Southern California Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association (SCIBA) Division II-AA first team for his contributions during the 2007-08 season. He was the only boys basketball player from ...
Valencia's Robbie Mouselli kept an incredible streak going Friday at Canyon High. He reached base for the ninth consecutive plate appearance with a single in the first inning. Wait, wrong streak. Mouselli lost that one with a ground out in the third inning, but the more important one was Valencia receiving a fourth straight complete game - two of which being his. The senior pitcher bobbed and weaved through trouble late, relying on a steady ...
For a good hour and a half, the best question to ask at Valencia High's baseball field Wednesday afternoon was what would come first - the anticipated rain or any energy from either side?
The West Ranch boys golf team continued to distance itself from the pack Tuesday. With the Wildcats latest first place finish at Robinson Ranch's par-71 Mountain Course, the young squad has continued to assert itself as the best team in the Foothill League. So after three straight first-place finishes, it's over - right? "The way I look at it, it's not over until it's over," said West Ranch head coach Jeff Holen. "I tell my ...
LOS ANGELES - With 25 reporters surrounding him in the Los Angeles Dodgers' dugout Monday morning, manager Joe Torre proved to be the main attraction at Dodger Stadium on Opening Day.
The fastball that Robert Stock threw in 2005 was accompanied with a sound. At 95 miles per hour, it came with the hiss of a snake. At the time, the Agoura High junior was one of, if not the most talked about prep players in the country. He wasn't exactly the kind of pitcher a 14-year-old would want to see in his first high school at bat. Yet Zachary Vincej, who already pulled off the ...
Young Major League Baseball is now the selling point for the National Pastime. It's on the cover of Sports Illustrated's 2008 baseball preview. It's a theme down the Interstate 5 at Chavez Ravine. And it's represented by the amount of success young players with ties to the Santa Clarita Valley have had in spring training. A total of six locals, five under the age of 27, competed on big league clubs at some point this ...
With what Valencia baseball has and what Hart has this season, it was a must that the Vikings play more strategic, fundamental baseball to defeat the Indians.
Valencia pitcher Josh Corrales took the mound in the seventh inning on his home field Wednesday against West Ranch showing no sign of fatigue.
There was supposed to be no suspense as to who would come out victorious Tuesday at Valencia Country Club in the second Foothill League boys golf match.
Former Saugus basketball head coaches Jeff Hallman and Eric Olsson were linked in the past for so many reasons.
Hindsight is said to be 20/20. Looking back, maybe it was wrong to tout the Saugus High baseball team as the team to beat in 2008.
The tag of area's best team just changed like a spring sale. Hart baseball went into Saugus High Friday and pounded the highly-touted Centurions 12-1 and now wears the label. Saugus, ranked No. 18 in the state coming into the season, and Hart, widely considered one of Southern California's best teams, were supposed to play a low-scoring teeter-totter battle, considering the arms on the mound. What happened was a complete dismantling of the Centurions, thanks ...
Thursday's forecast called for a slight wind, warm weather and a West Ranch boys golf victory in the Foothill League opener.
It's a story reminiscent of the fall. A team led by freshmen that everybody else is talking about. Same story, one less freshman and different school. In the fall, Hart girls golf was unanimously predicted to be the best team in the Foothill League because of the abilities of three freshmen. Hart went on to win the league title easily. The West Ranch boys hope it's an omen. With less standout golfers in the league ...
High school football may have been born in the Santa Clarita Valley in 1948 when Hart High School played the area's first varsity football game. But it came of age in 1983.
Saugus girls tennis took a step in the right direction this season.
In a way, The Master's College's 2-1 loss to Concordia on Wednesday at Reese Field was a reflection of the team's season.
Valencia High graduate Alison Lee was named the Rolex Female Junior Player of the Year, the American Junior Golf Association announced Tuesday.
For the second year in a row, Golden Valley's Elisa Pierre has reached the second round of the CIF girls individual golf postseason.
Ever since Valencia football began its string of four straight Foothill League titles, there have been reasons to doubt the Vikings.
Valencia High graduate and UCLA freshman Alison Lee was named Golfweek Player of the Week this week.
Hart High senior forward Destinney Duron accepted a soccer scholarship offer from Cal State Northridge last week.
The Golden State Athletic Conference coaches released their preseason conference rankings for men's and women's basketball this week and The Master's College got a mixed bag.
Mike Herrington's Hart football winning streak is seven games this year.
Golden Valley had already won its first girls golf Foothill League title and Grizzlies sophomore Elisa Pierre had already sewn up the Foothill League Most Valuable Player on Wednesday at TPC Valencia in the sixth and final Foothill League match.
With Valencia girls tennis losing to Hart on Tuesday, the door is open a crack for West Ranch to finish in second place in the Foothill League.
Hear those skid marks?
Valencia and Hart high tennis both took care of business on Thursday and now set up the biggest match of the Foothill League season next Tuesday.
The four-time defending Foothill League champion Valencia Vikings can be content with a 38-24 win over the Saugus Centurions on Friday at College of the Canyons.