It had the offensive production. It had the pitching. But Trinity Classical Academy softball fell just short of its first-ever playoff victory.
Haley Hineman had been asked to lay down a bunt several times before this season. Never had the West Ranch sophomore faced such a scenario with a CIF-Southern Section Division I playoff game on the line. Hineman successfully executed a walk-off squeeze bunt in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift West Ranch softball to a 6-5 win past Moorpark in Thursday's first-round game at West Ranch High School. It marks the first playoff ...
Just about every Trinity Classical Academy sport competed in its first varsity season during the 2010-11 school year and made strides, including baseball.
When Lonnie Jackson first took the court for Valencia basketball, he was told he had little chance to gain any significant recognition for his talents outside of the Santa Clarita Valley.
IRVINE - For a program like Valencia boys volleyball, watching a season come to an end in any match other than a CIF championship is a disappointment.
All it takes is a couple of points and it can all come tumbling down. Valencia boys tennis dropped three neck-and-neck sets early in its CIF-Southern Section Division II match against Beverly Hills and couldn't recover, losing 12-6 at Beverly Hills High School on Friday. The Vikings (20-1) lost their first team match of the season and were thus eliminated in the second round of the playoffs. It started when Valencia lost five of the ...
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.
VENTURA - Even when the bounces don't go in favor of the Saugus Centurions, they're still finding ways to win.
Things aren't going to suddenly turn around over night for Canyon girls tennis.
Three solid, consistent games is all any coach can ask for of a volleyball team.
In 2011, Golden Valley girls golf was just trying to prove it wasn't a doormat in the Foothill League.
By simply not playing Hart and Canyon survived what was an otherwise tough week for some of the top football teams in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division.
MISSION VIEJO - It's tough to rattle this College of the Canyons team.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights already had sizeable challenge in front of them in facing a CIF-Southern Section 8-man power on Friday.
Two former Saugus High stars established themselves as College of the Canyons' next cross country headliners on Friday.
Two straight shootout wins by Santa Clarita Valley football teams over a state power in a six-day span was a bit too much to ask on Thursday at Valencia High.