IRVINE - For a program like Valencia boys volleyball, watching a season come to an end in any match other than a CIF championship is a disappointment.
All it takes is a couple of points and it can all come tumbling down. Valencia boys tennis dropped three neck-and-neck sets early in its CIF-Southern Section Division II match against Beverly Hills and couldn't recover, losing 12-6 at Beverly Hills High School on Friday. The Vikings (20-1) lost their first team match of the season and were thus eliminated in the second round of the playoffs. It started when Valencia lost five of the ...
It sounded easy enough on paper. Steal a few wins in singles, do most of the damage in doubles, and West Ranch boys tennis would move on in the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs. Against the No. 3 seed Santa Monica and its loaded singles lineup, that proved to be too tall an order for the Wildcats, who lost 13-5 in the second round on Friday at West Ranch High School. "Our singles are good," ...
Hart boys volleyball would have had to play nearly perfect to beat the top seed in the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs.
When it comes to playoffs, teams often have to face unfamiliar opponents, which makes in-game adjustments paramount.
Damage control was the name of the game for West Ranch baseball. It's a formula the Wildcats, who have already wrapped up third place in the Foothill League, hope to carry into the playoffs next week. On Wednesday, the Wildcats' pitching staff held off multiple Saugus threats in a 5-3 win on Wednesday at West Ranch High School. Saugus brought the go-ahead run to the plate twice in the game after falling behind 4-0, but ...
West Ranch boys tennis, sporting different doubles teams than usual, focused on hitting solid serves and high-percentage shots in Wednesday's CIF-Southern Section Division II first-round playoff match.
Golden Valley boys volleyball coach Jeff Cody didn't spend too much time being frustrated.
The scene of Valencia boys volleyball players doing handstands and playing "Duck, Duck, Goose" during a break in the action told the story.
Competing in Foothill League tennis at the varsity level is no picnic. Like any other sport, it requires countless hours of practice and repetition. It takes both physical skill and mental toughness. Saugus senior Sagie Mofsowitz possesses all these qualities - enough to have earned him a spot as a starting singles player on the team. And yet, at age 17 and with roughly five years of experience at the sport, Mofsowitz doesn't consider himself ...
It was a battle between two upstart programs, but only Trinity Classical Academy baseball is competing for a playoff spot.
This is starting to look routine for Canyon baseball. Nothing flashy, grind-it-out pitching, situational hitting and alert baserunning. The Cowboys did just enough of all three to get past Golden Valley 3-1 in Friday's rubber match of the season series between the teams at Golden Valley High School. "We've had to battle every game," said Canyon senior Kyle Pressman. "It's our offense that's let us down in the past. The pitching usually keeps us in ...
Jason Ferlianto had plenty of reasons for wanting to win the Foothill League boys tennis singles championship.
Last time Golden Valley and Hart boys volleyball met on the court, it was over quickly. But last time, the teams weren't fighting for second place in the Foothill League. Hart had to battle a passionate crowd to rally for a 3-2 victory in Thursday's league finale at Golden Valley High School. The Indians (24-7, 8-2) won by scores of 20-25, 29-27, 25-14, 23-25 and 15-9, securing outright second place in the league standings. When ...
Not everyone was playing in their usual spots at the Foothill League boys tennis prelims. That didn't change the fact that the top four seeds advanced as expected to the semifinals in both singles and doubles play on Wednesday at the Paseo Club. The league's top two teams for the regular season, Valencia and West Ranch, make up the majority of the field which will compete in today's final rounds. Last year's singles champion, Valencia's ...
An undefeated season and a Foothill League championship earned Hart girls tennis the No. 4 seed in the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoff bracket, which was released Monday.
Budget cuts and limited resources aside, College of the Canyons is still figuring out how to be successful across the board in athletics.
For so many years, Hart football was the unstoppable force in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Chalk up another major college commitment for the Valencia High baseball team.
Hart girls volleyball was getting tired of coming close.
It doesn't seem to matter the situation or the opponent.
Moral victories aren't going to help The Master's College women's soccer team get into the NAIA National Tournament.
Only one deal was made on a very quiet NFL trade deadline on Tuesday.
Hart senior Matt Johnson has been the top boys swimmer in the Santa Clarita Valley for the past two years.
As soon as Cassidy Fitzpatrick came to College of the Canyons to try out for the volleyball team, head coach Lisa Hooper knew she brought some intangibles to the table.
For the most part, the headliners of the Santa Clarita Valley did as expected at the Mt. San Antonio College Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.
At the end of three busy weeks of golf, Valencia graduate Max Homa was ready for a rest.
Max Homa appears to be a shoe-in to advance to the second stage of PGA Qualifying School.
A lot of the same cross country athletes who shined at Santa Clarita Valley high schools are doing the same thing with College of the Canyons.
It's been a rough start to the Foothill League season for Saugus Centurions girls volleyball.