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.
As the second half of Foothill League play opened for the slate of winter sports, a few things can be pointed out.
For the first three quarters, it was anyone's game. In the fourth quarter, Valencia girls basketball outshot, outrebounded and outplayed West Ranch. The Vikings' efforts helped them overcome a cold-shooting night to take a 58-38 victory over the reeling Wildcats Friday at Valencia High School. Though it was a closer game than the final score indicated, Valencia was clearly the more composed team in a physical second half. While West Ranch, which has lost three ...
By now, Foothill League teams know Valencia boys basketball likes to play physical. That physicality reached a boiling point on Friday night, which nearly cost the Vikings a win. Nearly - but not quite, and the Vikings walked off the court with a 67-61 victory over West Ranch at Valencia High School. But that wasn't before five players were ejected and an array of technical fouls were issued. With 3:51 left on the clock, Valencia ...
Wins rarely come easy in the Golden State Athletic Conference. For The Master's College women's basketball, an easy win is a welcome reprieve. And the Mustangs' 85-49 victory over San Diego Christian on Thursday at Bross Gym was just what the doctor ordered. "It's great to get a win like that," said TMC head coach Dan Waldeck. "Especially in these last couple weeks, we've been getting better." After snapping a four-game losing streak with a ...
The Master's College men's basketball team wasn't shooting well. But rather than get down on itself and let frustration take over, TMC moved its defense and rebounding up a notch. The result was a 52-44 victory over San Diego Christian Thursday night at Bross Gym, snapping a seven-game losing streak. "It almost felt like there was a mental hump and a barrier that we couldn't get over," said TMC guard Leif Karlberg, who finished with ...
Don't count them out just yet. After a rocky start to the season, College of the Canyons men's basketball has rallied to a tie for first place in the Western State Conference, Southern Division standings. And it had to beat the team that came into the day atop the standings to do it. The Cougars locked down on defense and made free throws down the stretch to hold off Citrus College 82-72 Wednesday night at ...
Last year, Hart boys soccer was a work in progress. Now, the work seems to be paying off. The Indians used short, accurate passing and two unanswered goals to beat Valencia 2-1 at Hart High School on Tuesday. "I think that it's the essence of what we do," said Hart head coach Fausto Arana of the efficient passing. "We pass it all the way up field and we build up." With the win, Hart (11-4-2, ...
The Valencia Vikings girls volleyball team is starting to figure out how good it is.
After back-to-back losses to the Foothill League's top teams, the West Ranch Wildcats girls tennis team proved its still among the league's upper tier.
In a contest between two teams that were clearly evenly matched, the Valencia Vikings won the battle of endurance.
Valencia junior Lindsey Knudsen took full advantage of her two extra days off from school last week as students were given Monday and Tuesday off for fall break.
The entire CIF-Southern Section Northern Division is now into league play. This is when we should start seeing some significant movement in the polls.
Kindly excuse anyone for calling this year's Canyon High girls cross country team a surprise.
Santa Clarita Christian football has played its fair share of tough, physical teams this season, some of them in higher divisions.
The Hart Indians couldn't quite deliver a knockout punch.
The West Ranch Wildcats continued their unbeaten start to Foothill League play with a 3-1 victory over Saugus on Thursday at Saugus High.
Be careful about what you think you know.
This was the game circled on College of the Canyons' calendar.
SANTA MONICA - The Hart Indians faced another challenge on Friday night, and they didn't flinch.
Valencia girls volleyball marched into Golden Valley's gym, played three efficient games and then quickly shuffled out.
Neither team was going to come out of Tuesday's Foothill League girls volleyball opener with style points.
If the strength of the Foothill League were to be based solely on the number of returning starters, it would be a rough year for girls volleyball in the Santa Clarita Valley.