Playing within the friendly confines of its home field for the first time in 2008, the Hart Indians softball team quickly found its comfort zone and rolled to a 17-0 victory Tuesday afternoon. The Indians (8-3), having played their first nine games away from home, used power hitting and precise pitching to wear down the Chaminade Eagles in a four and a half inning mercy rule victory. "It doesn't matter who we play, we have ...
With Valencia boys tennis having already clinched a win in the Foothill League opener against West Ranch Tuesday, both teams lined up along the final court on the West Ranch campus for the final set. They stood to watch a seesaw battle between the Wildcats doubles team of Jason Oh and Patrick Fuentes and Valencia's Alex Pick and Matt Cheng.
Thanks to a climate which features mostly year-around sunshine, Southern California is a hotbed for some of the best swimmers in the country. That is certainly no exception in the Santa Clarita valley, where some of the best programs in the state reside.
The view from the top this year looks about the same as last year in boys tennis. There isn't a lot of mystery as to who you have to go through to win the Foothill League. The talent at the top looks pretty similar to 2007. That includes Jack Zapala of Valencia, who won the league singles title last year. His teammate Tyler Gottshall is back for a sophomore campaign, playing No. 2 singles behind ...
It's the start of something new for Saugus basketball. Well, sort of. Monday afternoon at Saugus High the Centurions introduced new basketball coaches Derek Ballard and Kent Eaton with Ballard taking over the boys program from Jeff Hallman and Eaton now piloting the girls squad replacing Eric Olsson. While the coaches are new to the head coach title, they both come from in house and have coached at Saugus for at least the past three ...
Just six days prior to Friday's volleyball match with Santa Barbara, Valencia fell to the Dons in the Best of the West tournament championship in San Diego.
One game into the Foothill League baseball season and Valencia's Robbie Mouselli is already in vintage 2007 form.
If the last two starts from Hart's Michael Montgomery are any indication, it could be a long season for opposing Foothill League hitters when they face the Indians.
Three years ago it was pretty evident what the 2008 Foothill League baseball landscape would look like - at least at the top of the hill.
The Saugus softball team made four errors on Wednesday against Westlake and they were all costly.
This time it's for real. Saugus High girls basketball head coach Eric Olsson has resigned for the second time in a year, but now it's official. Olsson informed his administration Tuesday morning that due to health concerns, he could no longer coach the Centurions. Olsson resigned March 1, 2007 and intended to become an assistant coach for the College of the Canyons women's basketball team, but had a change of heart and returned 13 days ...
This time last year, Hart High's Joel Peluffo wasn't even playing soccer at the high school level.
You could hear it in opposing coaches' voices when Hart's Sarina Coutin touched the ball.
The first thing you notice about Canyon high senior Cody Anderson is his size. At 6-foot-10 and 280 pounds, Anderson is an anomaly in this valley. There have been Santa Clarita Valley basketball players who have possessed similar size, not many though. But a major difference is that Anderson had so much of what the others didn't have - from feet up. Anderson's footwork was impeccable. He was light on his feet, able to move ...
It was a fitting end to the 2007-08 Foothill League boys basketball season. In the first Foothill League Senior All-Star game on Friday, it was John Otavka, the league's Most Valuable Player, who made the clutch shot at Valencia High . Otavka drained a 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 19 seconds left to win the game 88-87. The league was split in half, with Valencia, Canyon, and Hart playing on one team, ...
For the Hart Indians football team, the standard of excellence in 2013 will go beyond beating Valencia for a CIF-Southern Section Northern Division title. And in the Indians' case, new objectives begin with familiar faces. Hart will take on Chaminade in the CIF State Regional Football Championship Bowl game this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at College of the Canyons, a matchup that played out to be a 55-54 overtime thriller earlier this season on Sept. ...
Fresh off their victory in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division championship game, the Hart Indians got the invite Sunday to play in a CIF State Regional Football Championship Bowl game.
This year, fellow Foothill League teams Saugus and Hart crashed the party at the High Five Classic, hosted by Valencia High School.
Samantha Ortega is still feeling the sting of last week's second-place finish at the CIF State Cross Country championships.
Hart football did more than just win a CIF championship on Friday night.
The Hart Indians may have taken a more circuitous route than it expected this season.
Ten years ago, Connor Wingenroth was on the sidelines at the Home Depot Center as a ballboy for the Hart Indians in the CIF-Southern Section Division II championship game.
Near-freezing temperatures outside weren't enough to keep Santa Clarita Valley football fans away from this one. Dr. Paul A. Priesz stadium and the surrounding area at Valencia High School were abuzz in the hours leading up to the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division Championship game between crosstown rivals Valencia and Hart on Friday night. Both of these teams have played in championship games before, but never at Valencia High School. The atmosphere was electric, the stands ...
Since 2005, Valencia has enjoyed enormous success without winning a CIF championship.
History is great and all, and there's a lot between Valencia and Hart.
Tina Inchalik and Remy Balmain's exciting run through the CIF girls tennis individual playoffs came to an end on Wednesday, as the duo fell victim to the No. 2 overall seeded pairing of Devon Jack and Madeline Gundawidjaja from San Marino High 6-4, 6-1 in the round of 16 in Seal Beach.
How will history judge Hart High senior Connor Wingenroth?
The conversation turns to Jake Wallace on Tuesday afternoon during championship week inside the Valencia High physical education office.
Tickets are on sale at Valencia High School and Hart High School for Friday's CIF-Southern Section Northern Division championship game between Valencia and Hart.
Valencia's duo of Tina Inchalik and Remy Balmain entered CIF individual playoffs having only played together a handful of times.