A decade ago, Valencia boys volleyball was nothing more than an up-and-coming program at a relatively new school.
Closing in on the last few series of the season, The Master's College baseball needs to win games any way it can.
Canyon baseball had the hitting part figured out. It was just a matter of doing it with runners on base.
Everyone knew what was at stake. The players and coaches from both teams knew. The crowd knew. Valencia boys volleyball was just one Foothill League win away from tying the all-time California record of 96 consecutive league wins. Standing in the way was Hart, which was also unbeaten this year in league play coming into the match. But once it got going and the initial nerves wore off, it was just another volleyball match. And ...
The hard-fought wins can often be the most rewarding ones. That's especially the case for Saugus baseball, which had been struggling in Foothill League play prior to spring break. Equipped with a renewed sense of urgency, the Centurions escaped with a 4-3 win over Canyon and snapped a four-game league losing skid on Wednesday at Saugus High School. It also ended a two-game league winning streak for the Cowboys. It appeared Saugus (7-10, 2-4) had ...
Saugus was caught by surprise, but managed to find its stride before it was too late. The Centurions pulled off a come-from-behind 11-7 win over Hart on Tuesday at Saugus High after falling behind 7-2 early on. The comeback began when Saugus' No. 3 doubles team of Kevin Okimoto and Josh Hill rallied from a 4-1 deficit to win a set 7-5 over Hart's Tommy LeBat and Cody Berlioz. That sparked a streak of nine ...
When it came down to a couple of sets, the boys tennis team with more firepower at the top of the lineup held the advantage.
Everyone knows it's a part of sports. It's that awkward moment between athletes when they have to shake hands or display some sort of respect for one another right after competing. Emotions can run high. Tempers can flare. Most times it's a quick, obligatory exchange before the athletes or coaches go their separate ways. But not with West Ranch junior tennis player Baron Von Kessler. He's become known for being one of the most competitive ...
When Fausto Arana took over the Hart boys soccer program in 2008, he knew it would take a couple of years to create a winning team.
It wasn't just Hart that had a comeback season. Uriel Rodriguez did too, and it was no coincidence. Hart finished dead last in the Foothill League a year ago and Rodriguez didn't even play. The senior returned for a final season with the Indians and ended up leading his team to its best finish in nearly 30 years. Turns out it was a good decision to play after deciding to sit out his junior year ...
His ability alone is impressive to watch on the court. He brings a certain level of passion to the game that isn't often attained at this level of volleyball. For Valencia outside hitter Broc Oppler, it isn't just about putting the ball down for a kill. It's about the power, the celebration and the impact it has on the game. Already, the 18-year-old senior has racked up a team-high 32 kills in two league games. ...
The dog days of the spring season are here. This is where the character of teams are tested, but this week, COC sports appeared to have passed. As baseball slowly crawls back into contention in the Western State Conference after a rough start to the season, softball maintains a strong showing on its side. The track and field teams got into the mix as well with commendable showings in the second conference meet of the ...
Golden Valley is trying to boost its football program in every possible way. That includes academics. One of the team's captains in 2010, senior linebacker Sean Tate, received the award for most improved GPA at the National Football Foundation banquet for the San Fernando Valley Chapter in Studio City on Tuesday. Early in his senior year, Tate checked in with a 3.83 GPA, far above his sophomore-year mark of 1.83. His schoolwork took a turn ...
Valencia baseball wanted to make sure it didn't see a drop-off performance after a dramatic nine-inning win on Wednesday.
Last week, the golf course wasn't even playable due to damage from heavy rain. This week, the course was just plain difficult. The conditions weren't enough to bother West Ranch's depth, as it once again came out victorious with a team score of 393 in the second Foothill League boys golf match of the season on Thursday at Valencia Country Club. Thursday's match was originally scheduled for March 21, but was postponed due to rain. ...
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.
It wasn't the win itself, it was the reaction that said it all.
Call it a soft opening to the Santa Clarita Valley prep swim season.
Ideally, The Master's College women's basketball team would have liked to head into the NAIA National Tournament with a little bit of momentum.
The Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer team dominated the Omega League from start to finish.
Not even a broken nose could stop Valencia Vikings senior Jake Veiga from playing.
Citrus College sophomore Stevie Thornton has made plenty of big shots in the Santa Clarita Valley over the years.
Canyon High graduate Alysia Montano was named the USA Track and Field Athlete of the Week on Wednesday.
The Hart Indians boys soccer team won its first two playoff games by limiting mistakes and finishing scoring chances.
The core group of seniors on the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals girls soccer players experienced a lot through the years.