If you don't recognize Foothill League boys soccer this season, you're not alone. Graduation losses, stylistic overhauls and new head coaches are rampant in the Santa Clarita Valley this season, and amid all the change, defense remains a stabilizing element of success. That's how first-year West Ranch coach Mo Burgess sees it. "Our team goal is to shut somebody out to zero shots in a game," he said. "It's not just a shutout. We want ...
In soccer, defense is a thankless position. There's no goal-scoring glitz like there is for strikers. Defenders aren't the fulcrum of the entire team like the midfield. If you make a mistake, it's amplified. But if you do your job, it's often underappreciated.
A year ago, West Ranch jumped right into league play after the long holiday layoff, and the rust showed.
Whether you're describing Saugus' performance Wednesday or its season as a whole, one thing's for sure.
The College of the Canyons has frequently been a talent source for Division I college football programs, and this year is looking to be no exception. Wide receiver Hayo Carpenter has verbally committed to the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Carpenter finished his sophomore season with 93 catches for 1,675 yards and 16 touchdowns while averaging 18 yards per reception.
It's hard to keep up with Golden Valley's breakneck tempo for an entire game - and when you don't match it early, it's nearly impossible.
Five members of the College of the Canyons football team were honored as All-Americans, and two more were named to the All-California team compiled by the California Community College Football Coaches Association of America. Defensive lineman Marquis Jackson was named to the first-team defense of both the All-American and All-California teams, and was selected as California's defensive player of the year.
By the end of its game Saturday afternoon, Righetti looked worn out. Golden Valley's up-tempo style will do that to you. The Grizzlies' full-court press forced turnovers all game long, and once they started nailing shots from downtown, there was nothing the Warriors could do in an 89-62 loss at the Hart Holiday Classic. Golden Valley's athleticism allowed it to break down Righetti's 2-3 zone defense off the dribble, which led to high-percentage shots around ...
Before league play begins, basketball teams like to figure out rotations and sharpen their play.
The Valencia girls soccer team continued its strong play at the Hart Showcase Tournament by winning two more games on Saturday and clinching a berth in the tournament championship.
Valencia swarmed Golden Valley from the opening whistle and blanked the Grizzlies 7-0 to cap a strong performance on the opening day of the Hart Showcase Tournament. Earlier in the day, the Vikings (6-4-1) defeated Kennedy 10-0 but they didn't score their first goal against Golden Valley (0-5-1) until midway through the first half.
The Hart girls soccer team kicked off its Hart Showcase Tournament Friday morning the best way it knew how - with an impressive performance. The Indians defeated Knight of Lancaster 3-1 thanks to a pair of Katie Trevino goals in the first half, with assists coming from Brittani Reddick and Alli Carivau, respectively.
Jason Kent scored both Valencia goals and the Vikings' defense held strong in a 2-0 victory over Alemany in pre-league action at Dr. Paul A. Priesz Stadium Tuesday.
CARSON – It was never close. St. Margaret's of San Juan Capistrano's swarming defense, an efficient run and pass game, combined with Hamilton Union's mistakes made for the perfect storm – or the perfect beating. The Harry Welch-led Tartans pounded the Braves 59-7 Friday in the CIF State Football Championship Small Schools Bowl Game at the Home Depot Center. The former Canyon High head coach became the first coach in state championship history to win ...
When Saugus took a lead against Pacifica Thursday, the advantage didn't last long. When Saugus took a lead against Notre Dame one day later, the Centurions made sure they stayed ahead. Erick Esquivel scored two goals and Manuel Garza had a goal and an assist as Saugus put together its most complete effort of the season in a 3-1 victory over Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks. Garza set up Esquivel's first goal by serving a ...
Two undefeated Foothill League track and field teams. One winner-take-all meet.
Canyon vs. Saugus was the first meeting of Foothill League contenders this season. As it turns out, the girls meet isn't done being contended quite yet.
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