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 ...
One goal down, two to go. Coming into the season, Valencia boys volleyball wanted to win the Foothill League first and foremost. It did that by finishing off league second-place Hart 3-0 on Tuesday at Hart High School, clinching an outright League title. With scores of 25-20, 25-20 and 25-23, the Vikings (18-7, 9-0) have now won at least a share of 11 straight titles and have stretched their state-record league win streak to 101 ...
Scott Kerrigan wasn't supposed to be sitting in the dugout the whole season. Not this season. Not his senior year. Not the year he was supposed to impress scouts and light up radar guns and prove why he is Saugus' undisputed ace. But sometimes that's how baseball is. Sometimes that's how life is. The Saugus pitcher knows that more than anyone now, given the blow he was dealt just weeks before the start of this ...
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.