As the regular season of the Valencia Ice Station High School Hockey season comes to a close, the four local club teams will head into the first round of postseason play on Monday with very different perspectives.
With the 2009 boys volleyball and boys tennis seasons in the books, seven teams now turn their attention to the postseason, but one sport feels slighted.
Golden Valley sprinter Enock Aduo is running toward a finish line that isn't painted on a track. If he gets there, he won't be honored as a Foothill League champion, or anything of that nature.
It was an exclamation point on a season when a group of underclassmen led Valencia to the head of the Foothill League.
College of the Canyons got close to advancing in the California Community College Southern Regionals, but for the second consecutive year the Cougars were sent home early in the third game of the opening round.
It appears as if there will be a wild-card round to this season's CIF-Southern Section Division I baseball playoffs.
When the day began, Valencia and West Ranch were tied atop the Foothill League standings with what figured to be another close battle between the league's top teams scheduled.
As the lights came on at the Foothill League track and field championships, plenty of excitement also arrived.
With 18 hits and a nine-run first inning, Saugus High kept its Foothill League title hopes alive with a 17-5 win over Golden Valley on Friday at Saugus High School.
Last year at this time, Saugus boys volleyball was closing out a season that saw the Centurions finish in the Foothill League cellar.
The new coach is the old coach at Golden Valley. Chris Printz was re-hired as Golden Valley varsity boys basketball coach Wednesday. He made the announcement to his players Thursday. "I feel kind of foolish for thinking I could really ever give it up," Printz said. "I would have continued not coaching had it not been for my family supporting it so much and wanting to be part of it." Printz resigned from the position ...
Valencia boys volleyball closed off its eighth straight perfect Foothill League season by dropping West Ranch 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-19) Tuesday.
Hart swimming has always had a tradition of success, and Thursday at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, both the boys and girls teams made sure to continue the trend.
After struggling in two league losses last week, the Valencia softball team is back on a roll. Freshman pitcher Carly Mortensen escaped an early jam unscathed, and the Viking bats gradually came to life in a 9-1 victory over West Ranch Thursday at West Ranch High School. It was the second straight blowout for Valencia (22-6, 6-2), which dropped two games last week and found itself chasing Hart and Saugus atop the Foothill League standings. ...
An announcement is expected by the end of the week on the hiring of boys and girls basketball coaches at Golden Valley High.
Valencia junior Lindsey Knudsen took full advantage of her two extra days off from school last week as students were given Monday and Tuesday off for fall break.
The entire CIF-Southern Section Northern Division is now into league play. This is when we should start seeing some significant movement in the polls.
The Valencia Vikings girls tennis program began the second leg of the Foothill League season with a big 12-6 win over the West Ranch Wildcats at West Ranch on Monday in a make-up match for Wednesday's rain-out.
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 four-time defending Foothill League champion Valencia Vikings can be content with a 38-24 win over the Saugus Centurions on Friday at College of the Canyons.
On the opening night of Foothill League football, the Golden Valley Grizzlies won a battle. But the Canyon Cowboys won the war.
The Hart Indians couldn't quite deliver a knockout punch.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights football team could say it expected to beat a highly thought of Desert Christian of Bermunda Dunes and it would be believable. But if any Knight says he expected his team to wallop the Conquerors, the CIF-Southern Section 8-man Division I No. 5 team, 48-0, then they might be fibbing. Yet the Knights not only beat the Conquerors that badly on Friday afternoon at West Ranch High, they humiliated Desert ...
Canyon did it to Golden Valley earlier this season, now the Grizzlies have done it to the Cowboys.
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.
Hart High quarterback Brady White never invited you here.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Adam Wainwright held the hug with catcher Yadier Molina a few extra seconds, soaking in his latest pressure-packed performance for the St. Louis Cardinals.
At this point, Golden Valley girls golf has the lead and will need to close things out on Oct. 22 and 23 in the final two league matches in order to win its first Foothill League championship.