With Valencia boys tennis having already clinched a win in the Foothill League opener against West Ranch Tuesday, both teams lined up along the final court on the West Ranch campus for the final set. They stood to watch a seesaw battle between the Wildcats doubles team of Jason Oh and Patrick Fuentes and Valencia's Alex Pick and Matt Cheng.
Denis Watson's victory of the AT&T Champions Classic Sunday was special. All of his wins are special. From where he came - injury and misery - to where he is now is remarkable. He feels great right now. But for decades, his golf career was marred by unfortunate circumstances. Watson was a rising star on the PGA TOUR, hitting his prime in 1984. The native of Zimbabwe won three events that year. But in 1985, ...
On Saturday night, Denis Watson was passed the phone from his wife Susan. On the other end was his 86-year-old mother-in-law Cleta Glenn who told him if he shot 68 Sunday in the final round of the AT&T Champions Classic at the par-72 Valencia Country Club he could place in the top 10. "Well if I shoot 8-under I could win the golf tournament," Watson then told Susan. Watson was almost right. After a final ...
There's always that question for certain golfers on the Champions Tour of whether or not they can pull double-duty and also compete on the PGA Tour.
Just talking about his 45-year-old brother Bart, Uncle Bart as he called him, made the whites of Brad Bryant's eyes turn pink.
Having been off the Valencia Country Club course for some 20 minutes, Brad Bryant hung around the media room for a quick minute, looked at the AT&T Champions Classic leaderboard on a gray Saturday afternoon and broke into a smile.
His laugh is infectious. You can tell he smokes from it. It's scratchy. But it's also like a wave the way it starts slow, reaches a peak, then comes crashing down. But it's a smile-inducer. Fuzzy Zoeller, a Champions Tour fan-favorite, is that for his humor. He says it's in the genes. Zoeller's not a practical joker - no. The 56-year-old is armed with jokes, though, on command. "Clean or dirty?" he asks. "The latest ...
Nick Price wasn't a broken man earlier in the week, but he sounded like it. Words like desire and confidence were talked about in negative terms as the highly-accomplished golfer prepared for the AT&T Champions Classic. But on Friday's first round at Valencia Country Club, no golfer played better as Price took the lead with a 6-under 66 on a breezy afternoon. Two-time Classic winner and defending champion Tom Purtzer trails by one stroke, with ...
Three years ago it was pretty evident what the 2008 Foothill League baseball landscape would look like - at least at the top of the hill.
You get the same story from a lot of golfers who competed in last year's AT&T Champions Classic.
Things haven't changed much over the years at Valencia Country Club for the Champions Tour's AT&T Champions Classic.
At his peak, few could beat him. He was the best golfer in the world. But Nick Price has been beaten down lately.
The future of the AT&T Champions Classic at Valencia Country Club is uncertain. With some doubt that AT&T might not renew its sponsorship, that leaves a possibility that this could be the final year the event is played at Valencia Country Club. "I don't know. I could not even tell you," said VCC general manager Jim Fitzsimmons on if he thinks the tournament will return in 2009. Last year, AT&T and the Champions Tour came ...
This time it's for real. Saugus High girls basketball head coach Eric Olsson has resigned for the second time in a year, but now it's official. Olsson informed his administration Tuesday morning that due to health concerns, he could no longer coach the Centurions. Olsson resigned March 1, 2007 and intended to become an assistant coach for the College of the Canyons women's basketball team, but had a change of heart and returned 13 days ...
It's pronounced LAWN-gur, though it's spelled L-A-N-G-E-R. It doesn't describe his drive, but it describes his other drive - as in will to win. Soft, but emphatic, Champions Tour golfer Bernhard Langer says he didn't want to go home late Tuesday afternoon. It's been a very long five days for the two-time Masters champion. But Langer was one of the first Champions Tour golfers to test Valencia Country Club's Course Tuesday and one of the ...
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.