Forget what the calendar says, spring is practically here in the world of sports. Baseball, softball and boys volleyball can officially begin on Feb. 23 for local high schools. So, in turn, the CIF released its preseason polls for those sports on Monday. In baseball, the defending Foothill League champion West Ranch Wildcats are ninth in CIF-Southern Section Division I. Last season, the Wildcats finished 20-9-1 after advancing to the Division I semifinals before bowing ...
It's a simple question with no simple answer. What does make this year's Valencia Vikings boys soccer team so much better than the ones before? After a long, thoughtful pause, junior midfielder Colton Morgan finally offers his response. "I don't know," he says. "The way that we play together, the way that everybody does what they're supposed to do, that's what leads to our success." It's a fair explanation, but probably an incomplete one. Sure, ...
Valencia Vikings power forward Sandra Ikeora was in the doghouse early at Valencia High Saturday night in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IAA playoffs.
The Saugus Centurions girls basketball team knew the Sultana Sultans of Hesperia would want to send the ball inside in their first round CIF-Southern Section Division IIA playoff game on Saturday night at Sultana High School.
Led by Kali Vittallo, the No. 6 seeded Canyon Cowboys girls basketball team defeated the Channel Islands Raiders 75-44 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs Saturday at Canyon High School.
PALMDALE – Everyone in the gym knew who the West Ranch Wildcats girls basketball team needed to stop.
It was only fitting. After the West Ranch Wildcats boys soccer team played to a scoreless draw with the visiting North Torrance Saxons that sent their CIF-Southern Section Division IV playoff game to penalty kicks, goalkeeper Alex Manzo once again came through in the clutch. Manzo's diving save to his left of Keiichi Taira's penalty kick clinched the Wildcats' 0-0 (2-1 penalty kicks) victory. "I knew we were up in the last shot. I was ...
The Saugus Centurions boys basketball team kept things close through the first half against the host Redlands East Valley Wildcats in their first-round CIF-Southern Section Division IIA playoff game on Friday night at Redlands East Valley High School.
Two years ago, West Ranch boys basketball was eliminated from the postseason by eventual CIF division champion Ventura.
The strength of Valencia Vikings boys soccer all season has been the team's ability to hold onto leads, no matter the opponent.
TORRANCE - For Hart Indians boys basketball, it's wait till next year. Hart was simply outsized and was relegated to a jump-shooting team in its 64-55 loss to West Torrance High on Friday in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIIAAA playoffs at West High. With most of its team expected to return next season, including star guards Lewis Stallworth and Myles Franklin, and two undefeated lower level teams, the Foothill League's second-place ...
Two playoff games and two impressive victories this week has the Hart Indians boys soccer team looking like it is peaking at the right time.
The Valencia Vikings boys basketball team started the Foothill League season fast, then spun out to a 2-5 record in its last seven games.
Canyon Cowboys boys basketball had its chance to take the upper hand. But once the host Lawndale Cardinals got into a rhythm, Canyon didn't have enough time to rally in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs. And after a 73-63 loss to Lawndale on Friday night at Lawndale High, time ran out on the Cowboys' season. "The defense got off balance, missed shots that we would normally make and (Lawndale) got ...
Trinity Classical Academy Knights boys basketball continued their winning ways on Friday evening at East Rancho Dominguez Park, defeating the Hope Centre Lions 48-40 to advance to the third round of the CIF-Southern Section Division VI playoffs.
NORWALK - The exact move Sabrina Janes was trying to make a week ago worked perfectly the second time around.
West Ranch girls head basketball coach Randy Smith recently resigned and the Wildcats have filled the position with a familiar face.
West Ranch Wildcat Julia Lombardi hit the ball into center field for what appeared to the final out of the softball team's season.
Santa Clarita Christian baseball's performance on Tuesday in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division VII playoffs fell right into line with what it has done throughout the season.
One of the best runners in Golden Valley High School history just finished his four-year career at the school.
They move quickly at Golden Valley High.
West Ranch High Student Ashlyn Matheus still can't run - but she can certainly ride.
Scott Drootin didn't guide the Golden Valley Grizzlies baseball team to any championships, but he built up the program in many other ways.
A movie documenting the 2012 Golden Valley football team will play to an invite-only audience on Wednesday at the Edwards Valencia Stadium 12 theaters.
When Canyon High football head coach Rich Gutierrez thought of the idea of hosting a passing tournament in the spring, his goal was to get some top level football programs involved.
Was it the traditional display of dominance for the Foothill League? Not exactly.
Clusters of runners whiz by every couple of minutes.
After Canyon baseball lost on Thursday in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs at Loyola High School in Los Angeles, Cowboys head coach Adam Schulhofer took the opportunity of having a quiet bus to give his players some good news.