As the lights came on at the Foothill League track and field championships, plenty of excitement also arrived.
After struggling in two league losses last week, the Valencia softball team is back on a roll. Freshman pitcher Carly Mortensen escaped an early jam unscathed, and the Viking bats gradually came to life in a 9-1 victory over West Ranch Thursday at West Ranch High School. It was the second straight blowout for Valencia (22-6, 6-2), which dropped two games last week and found itself chasing Hart and Saugus atop the Foothill League standings. ...
One might have expected a high-scoring affair when the explosive offenses of West Ranch and Valencia got together Wednesday afternoon.
The stage has been set for the 2009 Foothill League track finals. The usual suspects headlined the day on the boys side at the Foothill League prelims Tuesday at Canyon High School, while the Valencia and Saugus girls flexed their muscles on the track. Saugus' Josh Coefield earned the top time in the 100-meter dash at 11.35 seconds and the 200 at 22.82. Other qualifiers in the 100 include Canyon's Shane Habberstad, Cody Moore and ...
The moment Billy Fredrick found out he had diabetes, his mind was on something else. "Can I still play baseball?" he asked the doctor. He certainly could – and he certainly has. Fredrick, a 14-year-old Canyon Country native, has evolved into one of the best young baseball players in the Santa Clarita Valley. His numbers in Canyon Country Little League are staggering. Fredrick plays shortstop and also pitches periodically for the CCLL Cardinals, but his ...
Golden Valley is a baseball program on the rise, but it isn't going to take steps forward by shooting itself in the foot.
Canyon knew it was going to get solid contributions from its field events Thursday. All the Cowboys needed were similar efforts on the track - and the track athletes came through. Hayley Parkinson delivered a stellar final leg of the 3,200-meter run and the girls team defeated Valencia 73-63, and the Canyon boys won 12 total events in earning a 99-37 victory under the lights at Canyon High School. The Canyon girls (6-1, 4-1) won ...
Saugus track and field head coach Christian Standley stood in the Hart High School infield, soaking wet after getting a water cooler bath from members of his boys team.
All that talk of the Valencia being vulnerable in the Foothill League this season has sure died down lately.
At the start of the 2004-05 boys basketball season, Ryan Peters was a nondescript high school newcomer playing for the freshman team at Valencia High School. At the start of the 2009-10 college basketball season, Peters will suit up as Lehigh University's point guard of the future.
To celebrate senior day, the Saugus girls track and field team continued a tradition of success while the boys hope they established one.
Coming off a pair of disheartening losses to West Ranch, the Saugus baseball team needed to rebound with a complete effort – which is exactly what the Centurions did.
Given the back-and-forth nature of high school volleyball, Hart's performance in the fourth game Tuesday was all the more impressive.
Canyon Country native Sean Johnson has been surfing competitively for almost two years, and he has a decision to make. "I told my parents, when I turn 21 I'll get a real job," says the 20-year-old Johnson. "I'm seeing how far sponsors can take me."
In order to engage in interscholastic sports, students at local elementary private schools used to have to drive down to the San Fernando Valley. Between the traffic and pulling kids out of class early, the hassle became too much to endure.