The Foothill League basketball teams are done knocking each other around. Now, a lot of them will get the opportunity to try to impose their will on other teams around the division - in the postseason. "Playoffs are always fun because the teams don't really know each other," said Saugus boys basketball head coach Derek Ballard. Saugus was one of three teams that finished with 5-5 league records and tied for third place. Due to ...
It's hard to classify The Master's College baseball team in terms of its style. One thing in undeniable though, the team is young and inexperienced. Of the 23 players on the roster, just five of them are seniors. Seven are freshman. Head coach Monte Brooks is anything but concerned about the youth, though. In fact, he went as far as comparing the 2010 squad to a famous NBA star. "LeBron James is young," Brooks said. ...
At one point, Saugus girls basketball was 1-3 in the Foothill League. Now, it has assured itself a playoff spot and a third-place finish after hanging on for a 56-52 win over West Ranch on Thursday at West Ranch High School. The Centurions used a combination of strong post play and timely shooting to keep the Wildcats at arm's length the entire game in both teams' regular-season finales. Saugus (13-14, 6-4) never gave up the ...
It was a fitting finish for West Ranch boys soccer on Senior Day. It was two seniors who put the game away, giving West Ranch a 3-0 win over Saugus Thursday at West Ranch High. The victory, combined with Hart's 3-3 tie with Valencia later in the day, gave the Wildcats their first Foothill League title in program history. "It's good to have that first league championship," said West Ranch head coach Mo Burgess. "A ...
As Canyon goalkeeper Robert Nudya made his way off the field after a boys soccer matchup against West Ranch, he just couldn't hold back his emotions.
While Valencia and Canyon boys soccer remained gridlocked, the top two teams in the Foothill League further distanced themselves from the field.
Valencia boys basketball may have lost the game, but it made another addition to an already deep roster on Friday night.
Uriel Rodriguez couldn't stand to watch his team lose last year. Well, it wasn't his team at the time. He was sitting out that season, his junior year. All he could do is watch from the stands at Hart High School as the soccer team played out an 0-9-1 season in the Foothill League. "I would go to the game and I would see them losing and that would get me to want to play," ...
It's not just that it keeps winning, the Saugus girls basketball team keeps winning in different ways.
Saugus boys basketball applied just enough pressure. In a game where it led by as many as 13 points, Saugus brought the defense up higher and higher, and Hart couldn't make enough plays in the half-court. The Centurions survived Hart's second-half run to win 49-46 Friday night at Saugus High. Saugus led by as many as 13 points in the second quarter, but the Indians crept back into the game and took a late lead ...
The Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer did what it came so close to doing in recent years.
On Tuesday, Saugus girls basketball put on a game-finishing clinic and in turn pulled off the upset of the Foothill League season.
Canyon boys basketball hadn't forgotten what happened just over two weeks ago. It had to watch Saugus celebrate after beating Canyon on its home floor. In a reversal of fortune, it was a jubilant group of Cowboys fans filling center court after a convincing 67-45 win over the Centurions Tuesday night at Saugus High. Canyon moved into second place outright in the Foothill League with the win, breaking a tie with Saugus. Yet Cowboys head ...
So far this season, West Ranch boys soccer is the only team that hasn't lost to Hart in Foothill League play.
College of the Canyons men's basketball didn't want a letdown after defeating the state's No. 6-ranked Citrus on Wednesday.
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.