About the only thing Tuesday's boys soccer matchup between Valencia and Canyon lacked was friendliness.
College of the Canyons basketball teams are rolling into the second half of Western State Conference, South Division play with a little bit of momentum.
A lot is expected of student athletes these days. They have to endure the year-round hours of training, conditioning and practicing for the athlete portion, all while keeping up in the classroom. Based on that definition, Saugus junior Brian Perez has to be considered a model student athlete, and then some. But the way Perez grew up, he always sees room to get better. "I would not ask him to give me more if I ...
Not a whole lot can slow down a team in the middle of one of its best seasons in school history.
For 75 minutes, Valencia High's Jesus Fernandez was pressured, knocked around and inadvertently tripped a few times.
West Ranch High senior Jeff Coprich is on his second recruiting visit in as many weeks as he mulls his final college decision.
One step down, a few more to go for Trinity Classical Academy girls soccer. The inexperienced team is still experiencing growing pains, the latest a 1-0 loss to Hillcrest Christian of Granada Hills on Thursday at Central Park. At least now though, it's not for lack of effort. "We've had some games where we could have played a little better, but today we gave 100 percent effort and I'm really proud of them," said Trinity ...
Two former Hart High pitching teammates are rated high in MLB.com's 2012 Top 100 prospect list.
West Ranch boys basketball knows where its at exactly halfway through Foothill League play. Now it's just a matter of maintaining it. Thanks to a 56-43 victory over Valencia on Tuesday night at West Ranch High School, the Wildcats move into a tie for first place in the standings due to league-leading Canyon falling 59-56 to Hart. "We want to keep it that way," said West Ranch point guard Bo Vaughn, who scored 16 points. ...
Golden Valley punched. Saugus counterpunched. Then the race was on between two Foothill League boys soccer teams looking for their first league win. In the end, it was Saugus that delivered the knockout punch, winning 3-2 on Tuesday at Saugus High School to get into the Foothill win column. "We feel like we could have won most of the games we've played so far," said Saugus forward Brian Perez. "So it's nice to finally get ...
The wrath of the Golden State Athletic Conference just bit The Master's College men's basketball team.
Athletes often have labels slapped on them to denote their status. There are the unsung heroes and the role players. Then there are the up-and-comers and the clutch performers. So what do you call it when you've gotten to the point where opposing teams draw up game plans around you? Whatever category that is, it's the one in which Hart High junior Gabe Robinson belongs. Just ask Fausto Arana, head coach of Golden Valley's boys ...
It's the NFC Championship game to everyone else. For College of the Canyons, it's something bigger. It's something historic. Only two former COC football players have ever appeared in conference championship games, the NFL's semifinal. For the first time, two of the school's products will be on the same field in an NFC Championship when the San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants square off today in San Francisco. 49ers defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga and ...
Dan Waldeck knew his team had been playing better in recent weeks. On Saturday night, The Master's College women's basketball head coach saw confirmation of his thought when the team raced out to big lead early in the second half on its way to a 78-57 victory over Point Loma Nazarene University at Bross Gym. TMC snapped a four-game losing streak and picked up its second Golden State Athletic Conference win. "We're starting to play ...
This one could have been difficult to explain. With as many chances as Foothill League-leading Canyon boys soccer had to take the upper hand against last-place Golden Valley, the Cowboys were still without a goal headed into the final two minutes. Junior midfielder Daniel Foster's goal in stoppage time helped Canyon avoid a letdown and escape with a 1-0 win on Friday at Golden Valley High. "Things weren't going the way we wanted," Foster said. ...
Tanner Skabelund grew up in an environment that demanded a lot.
It's hard to figure out which team has more pressure on it.
Saugus Centurions baseball took one of the more stressful routes to victory.
Even before the NFL free agency period began, a few blockbuster deals were already made, according to reports around the league.
All the other schools that tried to recruit Jacqui Marshall were aggressive and almost pushy.
Toward the end of last season, Hart High boys volleyball was playing at a high level and showing signs of vast improvement from earlier in the year.
For a while, it looked like College of the Canyons men's basketball was going to keep this ride going.
With a new head coach coming in at the last minute and a young team trying to recover from graduation losses, Golden Valley boys volleyball has its work cut out this season.
Canyon boys volleyball is a team trying to develop trust among one another.
Don't close the book on this season just yet.
All three athletes had their separate reasons for taking the paths they took.
Even some of the coaches and parents in the community didn't realize a state championship existed for the American Youth Soccer Organization.