Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer's second time in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs ended in heartbreak Thursday.
Touchdown. That was the name of the play and the result which gave West Ranch girls basketball a surprise 52-49 victory over No. 10 seed Whittier in the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs on the road. With seconds left, Wildcats guard Erin Ruiz inbounded the ball to a teammate, grabbed a handoff, then launched from midcourt. The ball went through the net for the 3-pointer and victory as time expired. "Parents were rushing out of ...
Saugus girls soccer may be the most dangerous team in the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs.
Canyon learned the difference between tape and live action Wednesday. The Cowboys lost 69-41 to No. 1 seeded Thousand Oaks in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs on the road. "They are shockingly good," said Canyon head coach Chad Phillips of the Lancers. "When you look at them on film nothing particularly stands out. But they're shockingly good on the court." Phillips said his team struggled with the Lancers' size throughout. ...
Don't call it an upset, but Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball drove Twin Pines of Banning out of its own building with a 72-53 victory in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division VIAA playoffs.
Prep athletics in the Santa Clarita Valley might avoid the budget ax altogether. Jaime Castellanos, superintendent of the William S. Hart Union High School District, said Tuesday he doesn't anticipate prep sports in the district being largely affected by the still-pending California budget and the cuts that will be made based on it. "A lot of our kids are involved in sports. If we cut athletics, it would have a damaging effect," Castellanos said. "I ...
Kris Rincon faced the realization that so many big-time high school athletes face once they reach college. There are other big-time athletes and even more bigger-time athletes.
A friend of mine made the comment to me after reading a story in Saturday's sports section about the budget crunch having an effect on preps sports in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The state budget crunch may mean individual schools have to pay for substitute teachers when coaches travel with their teams, missing a day of school, according to some reports Friday.
Just how costly was the residency falsification that cost the Canyon girls basketball team 10 wins, two players and its head coach? The final answer came Thursday.
We used a headline for our Foothill League girls soccer preview that read: "Last team standing."
We've reached the final week of Foothill League play and still noting is decided in girls soccer. Saugus, Valencia and Canyon are still tied atop the league standings.
Saugus High fashions itself as having a blue-collar athletic program. But being the underdog or being overshadowed rubbed Saugus girls basketball player Gabrielle Conn the wrong way.
Down the stretch they come. Two wounded Mustangs in the final leg of two separate races. With eight games left in each of their seasons, The Master's College's men's and women's teams are in danger of missing the NAIA National Tournament. Flip the calendar page back to this time in January and that wasn't the case. On Jan. 6, the men were 11-3 and ranked 20th in the NAIA top 25. The women were 8-5 ...
With the increasing media coverage of prep sports, National Signing Day is becoming a bigger event.
Decisions, decisions, decisions and decisions.
The Hart Indians had to do something to stop the oncoming locomotive that is Valencia Vikings boys tennis.
Five years, 133 games, 486 runs.
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.