When his team tied with the Hart Indians on Friday, Valencia Vikings girls soccer head coach Sean O'Connell said everyone would have to wait and see who blinked first.
The last time Valencia girls soccer won a Foothill League title, senior Lindsay Bos could only watch.
While the Valencia Vikings boys basketball team saw its undefeated start to the Foothill League season come to an end on Friday night, the girls team was doing just the opposite. Sandra Ikeora was dominant for the Vikings in a 67-42 victory over the rival Hart Indians, scoring 24 points and pulling down 12 rebounds, while teammate Kalia Summerlin added 18 points and dished out five assists. "(Ikeora's) the key. We've been telling her ...
With the Foothill League focused on a matchup of heavyweights, the Hart Indians and Valencia Vikings girls soccer programs battling it out to a 1-1 draw on Friday night, it might have been easy to miss just how crazy of an evening it was.
There's always that one moment when everything starts to click.
Neither Valencia, nor Hart girls soccer was willing to change its attacking philosophy on Friday night at Valencia High School - and that made for a wild matchup of the top two teams in the Foothill League.
And the roll continues. After entering Tuesday's tilt with Golden Valley on an eight game winning streak, the Hart girls soccer team won its ninth game in a row, 3-0, over the Grizzlies at Hart High. The Indians controlled the field for much of the contest, with Golden Valley playing a defensive-minded style. Hart (9-2-5 overall, 3-0 Foothill League) pressured from the start, breaking through in the 24th minute on a header by Michaela Rickard ...
The College of the Canyons women's basketball team knew it was taking on a depleted Citrus College squad on Saturday evening at College of the Canyons.
The West Ranch girls soccer team did almost everything right during the first half on Friday afternoon.
With one of its top scorers, Lewis Stallworth, lying on the ground holding his ankle, and down nine points on the road to Saugus, the Hart High boys basketball team wasn't willing to roll over.
The Valencia girls soccer had a golden opportunity to start the Foothill League season with a momentum-building win over three-time defending league champion Saugus on Tuesday afternoon at Saugus High in both teams league openers.
Saugus girls soccer is used to setting new benchmarks for the next year's squad to eclipse.
Last year may not have played out quite like Saugus' perfect 10-0 league run the previous season, but it sure ended in familiar fashion.
Valencia's doubles lineup was undoubtedly the best in the Foothill League this season, and the Vikings' No. 1 team of Tina Inchalik and Ashley Keith didn't disappoint in their leading role.
It's hard to grasp just how good Golden Valley's Rebecca Ho has been over the course of her four-year varsity career until you stop and look at the numbers.
West Ranch High Student Ashlyn Matheus still can't run - but she can certainly ride.
The USA Swimming Open Water National Championships concluded Sunday with the men's and women's 5K races at lower Castaic Lake.
Saugus Centurions softball is going to be looking back at this one for a while.
The West Ranch Wildcats softball team did their part first - then they received a little help from an unlikely ally 67 miles away.
When Jonathan Morsch's high school swimming career came to an end on Saturday, it was the culmination of 11 years of swimming - an 11-year venture that took Morsch from swimming out of necessity to swimming because he was one of the best the Santa Clarita Valley had to offer.
In its first season since moving up from the Heritage League to the more competitive Liberty League, the Trinity Knights softball team accomplished a lot by making the postseason.
The Valencia Vikings softball team certainly had its chances to advance to the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I postseason.
The West Ranch Wildcats boys lacrosse team couldn't have dreamt of a more dramatic ending to its inaugural season.
As soon as Abbey Weitzeil touched the wall in the 100-yard freestyle for her second individual CIF title of the day, the Saugus sophomore spun around to check the results on the board.
The College of the Canyons Cougars baseball team couldn't find an answer for Saddleback College Gauchos pitcher Evan Manarino on Friday.
For the Hart Indians boys tennis team, the cause was rather simple.
The Valencia Vikings continue on. For the first time since 2008 - when Valencia advanced to the quarterfinals of CIF-Southern Section Division I - the Vikings have made it past the second round. This time around, the Vikings play in Division II, and on Friday afternoon Valencia defeated the Temple City Rams 12-6 at Temple City High School. "The guys are stoked. They were really happy," said Valencia head coach Annie Kellogg. "I still had ...