On the heels of Saugus girls soccer's penalty-kicks victory over Tesoro High in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Div. I playoffs on Friday, the Centurions have climbed back into the top 40 of the ESPNHS Powerade Fab 50 Girls' Soccer Rankings.
There will always be that one spot on the field for Saugus senior Stacey Atwater. That one spot where her senior season went from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows in a matter of seconds. "I know exactly where the spot is," she says. "This is where I got hurt. This is where all the pain and all the feelings (happened). I remember the sideline and it's really weird, all the memories ...
The Valencia girls basketball team knew its opponents would be tough in the first round of the CIF-SS Division IAA playoffs.
The Valencia girls soccer team entered the postseason on a hot streak that saw them end the year with three wins and a tie.
Three goals had already whizzed past Saugus goal keeper Maddie Hebert. Her team was deadlocked through three penalty kicks with Tesoro High of Rancho Santa Margarita in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs, and she knew it was time to make a save. And so she did. Hebert cooly knocked away Taylor Thurmond's kick to give the Centurions a lead, and senior Serena Smith-Banas kicked in the final penalty kick to ...
Trinity Classical Academy boys soccer knew it was in for a challenge in its first year as a varsity program.
It was a back-and forth-affair between the Saugus and Nipomo boys soccer teams in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division III playoffs at Nipomo High.
It may have been one game, but it was the culmination of so much more. The West Ranch girls soccer team entered the season with one goal - reach the playoffs for the first time in program history. And on Wednesday afternoon at Huntington Beach High School, they realized that goal. Even though that first playoff game ended in a 2-1 loss to Huntington Beach in the wild-card round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I ...
The Master's College women's basketball team was locked in a tight, back-and-forth affair with Westmont College for 40 minutes on Tuesday night at Bross Gym.
The Valencia girls soccer team may not be celebrating a league championship, but that may not matter when the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs start on Friday.
The Saugus girls soccer team faced more than its fair share of adversity this season, as it searched for a third straight Foothill League title.
In a matter of hours Tuesday, four Foothill League girls soccer teams saw their fates swing in wildly different directions. The day started off with West Ranch and Saugus battling to a 1-1 draw, opening up a golden opportunity for Hart to take control of the league title race with a win later in the day over Valencia. The Indians entered the day in a first-place tie with the Centurions. West Ranch took the field ...
After playing an emotionally charged match earlier in the league season, the sequel between the Saugus and West Ranch girls soccer teams lived up to the original.
Kendall Moskal didn't realize it at the time, but there was more than a victory on the line when she stepped up to the penalty spot to take her team's final penalty kick against nationally ranked Flintridge Sacred Heart on Dec. 28.
When it was all said and done, players from both the Valencia and Saugus girls soccer teams looked as though they didn't know whether to smile or cry.
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 ...
As soon as the ball reached the glove of West Ranch Wildcats first baseman Jordan Benty for the second out of a game-ending double play, the Wildcats came storming out of the dugout, dog piling in front of the mound in celebration.
The Hart Indians nearly pulled off a remarkable win over the second-place Valencia Vikings with an inexperienced pitcher in the circle.
It sure looks like something's missing.
The Foothill League was thrown a curve ball on Tuesday, and Valencia was one of the beneficiaries.
It's been a while, but on Thursday the Foothill League Finals boys meet is far from a sure thing.
Holding a lead in the seventh inning against the Valencia Vikings is something the Saugus Centurions remember well.