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 ...
Deserving as he may be, Delano Howell's selection as CIF-Southern Section Northern Division Offensive Player of the Year may be a surprise to some.
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.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights football team could say it expected to beat a highly thought of Desert Christian of Bermunda Dunes and it would be believable. But if any Knight says he expected his team to wallop the Conquerors, the CIF-Southern Section 8-man Division I No. 5 team, 48-0, then they might be fibbing. Yet the Knights not only beat the Conquerors that badly on Friday afternoon at West Ranch High, they humiliated Desert ...
Canyon did it to Golden Valley earlier this season, now the Grizzlies have done it to the Cowboys.