When Aubrey Bekendam left home for college, she had a slight fear she'd feel out of place. She's a small-town kid from rural Northern California who migrated south to play volleyball at The Master's College. "I thought I'd kind of be the odd ball," Bekendam says. It couldn't be further from the truth. Last year, Bekendam stepped in as a freshman starter for TMC and played a hybrid setter/hitter role. She was named NAIA ...
No one can say the Foothill League isn't getting respect, at least from the CIF pollsters.
The Valencia Vikings varsity girls tennis team won the Division II championships at the prestigious 2013 California Tennis Classic in Clovis during the weekend, beating Arroyo Grande 7-5 in set tiebreaker after the teams played to 3-3 tie in the final.
When Max Homa rolled in his 6-foot putt to clinch a foursome match victory over Britian/Ireland in the 2013 Walker Cup on Sunday, it was everything he could have dreamed.
Day one of the 2013 Walker Cup went decidedly in favor of the U.S. team. Valencia High graduate Max Homa easily beat Max Orrin 5 and 3 in his singles match to help the Americans take an 8-4 overall lead over the Great Britain and Ireland team on Saturday at the National Golf Links of America at Southampton, N.Y. "I'm so proud. We grinded so hard at the end of that morning session and came ...
Maybe the preseason hype for Hart football and its junior quarterback was inaccurate after all. The Hart Indians and signal caller Brady White are smashing expectations at this point. Hart's defense stopped state power Chaminade of West Hills for a loss on a two-point attempt in the first overtime period to seal a thrilling 55-54 victory on Friday night in the Indians' home opener at College of the Canyons. Hart quarterback Brady White was ...
The name on the head coach's office door has changed. But the plaques and trophies are still up in the College of the Canyons athletic building. And reputation of the school's football program is very much intact. For the first time since the football team was revived in 1998 following a 17-year absence on campus, Garett Tujague will not be coaching the team in any capacity. Tujague was an assistant at COC from 1998-2006 ...
Most of them are nowhere near their families or where they grew up. But more and more, this unique group of four College of the Canyons defensive linemen is feeling at home. The only thing that binds them is football. As far as how they all got to COC? "It's a long story," sophomore defensive end Nate Mitogo says. For the second year in a row, Loni Fonua, Antonio Guy, A.J. Thompson and Mitogo make ...
The Foothill League opened with a strong week in football, collectively finishing 5-0. That was reflected in this week's CIF-Southern Section Northern Division poll, as all Foothill teams moved up other than Hart, which remained at No. 1 after beating Santiago of Corona 56-49 on Friday. The other three Foothill teams that were ranked in the preseason top 10 poll all moved up, including Valencia, which has yet to play a game. The idle Valencia ...
The motto for Albert Einstein Academy football seems to be, "make it work." And no matter what hand the team is dealt, that's exactly what the AEA Rockets do. The Santa Clarita Valley's newest prep football team is preparing to embark on its maiden voyage as an 11-man varsity team. And it is doing so with just 20 players on the roster, a makeshift practice field and, as of the moment, no home field. "I ...
Saugus junior standout swimmer Abbey Weitzeil advanced to the 50-meter freestyle final at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships on Friday in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Valencia does anything it can to teach its freshman class how to run a passing attack - even if it may cost the team a chance at winning every once in awhile.
For the second straight season, Hart begins the season ranked No. 1 in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division.
The Saugus football program constantly strives for stability, and that starts at the freshman level.
Expectations will be presumably low for Saugus junior varsity football this year. At least that's based on the performance of last year's Saugus freshman team, which went 2-8. But that lack of expectation from the outside is just fine with third-year JV head coach Steve Pearson. "When we took the team, it was one of those, 'Wow, we've got our work cut out for us,'" Pearson said. "But I'm going to be honest, we found ...
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.
Whenever times get tough, Haley Lind's mom always reminds her of that winter in Colorado Springs.
SHERMAN OAKS - This was a Canyon Cowboys team with a lot of momentum headed into Friday night's marquee matchup against a state power.
Valencia High junior baseball player Devin Davis verbally committed to Loyola Marymount University this week, his father Darrell confirmed.