When Canyon High football head coach Rich Gutierrez thought of the idea of hosting a passing tournament in the spring, his goal was to get some top level football programs involved.
Was it the traditional display of dominance for the Foothill League? Not exactly. But Saturday's CIF-Southern Section Track and Field Championships provided a fair share of success and drama for Santa Clarita Valley athletes at Mt. San Antonio College. Though no Foothill League athlete won an individual CIF championship, eight competitors from five different schools qualified for the CIF-Southern Section Masters Meet, which will take place on Friday at Cerritos College and will determine which ...
One year later, Tim White wasn't going to let anyone get in his way of a state championship.
Clusters of runners whiz by every couple of minutes. Coaches stand with stopwatches in hand, once in awhile barking out times and instructions. The area surrounding this 400-meter long oval track is crawling with athletes. Some are running, some jumping and others stretching or warming up. This, in general terms, is where Golden Valley freshman Azaria Hill grew up. It's where she and her brother and sister used to hang out while their mom was ...
After facing one of the best high school baseball teams in the nation, Valencia Vikings head coach Jared Snyder spelled it out in no uncertain terms. "They're that good," Snyder said. His Vikings lost 7-1 to the Harvard-Westlake Wolverines, Baseball America's No. 2 ranked team in the country, in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs on Thursday at Harvard-Westlake. Snyder continued his thought, "We had a chance in ...
Tanner Skabelund helped lead his West Ranch Wildcats volleyball team to new heights across the last two years. Skabelund now has a new accomplishment of his own - Foothill League Boys Volleyball Player of the Year. The league's coaches chose the senior outside hitter as the league's top player after West Ranch finished the season as Foothill League champions with a perfect 10-0 league record. It was West Ranch's first league title in program ...
In its first playoff appearance in team history, Albert Einstein Academy baseball didn't get any breaks.
The bats may be coming around just in time for Valencia Vikings baseball. Patient and effective hitting put Valencia in front early and an A.J. Balta grand slam put the game out of reach as the Vikings beat the Westlake Warriors 11-2 on Tuesday in a CIF-Southern Section Division I wild-card matchup at Valencia High School. "We saw the pitches we wanted and we hit them," said Balta, who started for the first time in ...
One break of serve here, another tough bounce there, and that was enough to prevent the Valencia Vikings boys tennis team from moving on in the postseason.
College of the Canyons golf head coach Gary Peterson still vividly remembers when his men's golf team won its first state championship 20 years ago.
It isn't the kind of repeat College of the Canyons softball was looking for. The COC Cougars saw their season come to a close at exactly the same point it did last year, one win short of a state finals appearance. And to add to the coincidence, the season-ending loss came against the same team, Riverside City College, in the California Community College Athletic Association Southern California Super Regional. The Cougars sealed their fate by ...
Everything seemed to be set up perfectly for College of the Canyons baseball. The top of the order delivered some big hits, the starting pitcher held strong and COC appeared to be on its way to a victory to keep its playoff run alive. But it all came crashing down in the ninth inning on Saturday, when Cypress College strung together a three-run rally to win the game 5-4 on a walk-off walk in the ...
Once again, College of the Canyons softball is one win away from making the state finals. COC won a back-and-forth game 6-5 over Riverside, the No. 1 seed in the California Community College Athletic Association Southern California Super Regional on Saturday at Riverside City College. Playing as the No. 4 seed in the regional, the Cougars (34-9-2) scored a run in the top of the eighth inning and hung on for the extra-innings, upset victory. ...
Golden Valley, Saugus and Canyon were the three clear frontrunners throughout the Foothill League track and field season.
No matter how the lineup was arranged, West Ranch Wildcats boys tennis was going to have a tough time.
WALNUT – There might be a new cross country power in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The season had to end at some point.
Hart graduate Matt Ryan advanced to golf's Web.com Qualifying School finals on Friday while Saugus graduate Nick Delio came up short.
All the Trinity Classical Academy Knights football team needed was a taste.
One local golf product has already punched his ticket to the Web.com Qualifying School finals.
If you need any evidence of the amount of female soccer talent in the Santa Clarita Valley, look no further than College of the Canyons.
Lately, Brian Zabilski's Facebook feed has been filled with inspirational links and photos.
The College of the Canyons women's volleyball team can call itself conference champions for the first time in 13 years.
Nick Delio really doesn't want to let this one get away.
It's been a season packed with milestones for the Hart Indians girls tennis team.
It was hard for Santa Clarita Christian girls volleyball head coach Darcy Brown to put the words together.
It was a good day for the local girls runners on Saturday at the CIF-Southern Section cross country prelims.
Max Homa has moved on to the final stage of golf's Web.com Qualifying School.
Of all things to cost the Valencia Vikings girls volleyball team, poor serving seemed like a long shot.
The Valencia graduate-turned professional golfer is inching closer to earning a spot on one of the sport's most elite pro tours.