J.J., yes. C.J., no. It was certainly in the realm of possibility that West Ranch sophomore golfer J.J. Holen would shoot the low-round in the first Foothill League match and lead his team to a victory. But for C.J. Espino, a 5-foot-3-inch, 105-pound sophomore to stand right with the 6-footer and also lead the Wildcats to victory, that would be a surprise. It happened Tuesday as Holen and Espino both shot 74s on the par-72 ...
West Ranch boys tennis started off the Foothill League season strong on Monday, defeating Saugus 12-6 behind the stellar play of its mainstays,
Saugus girls soccer added to its unprecedented season Monday. The CIF released its All-Southern Section Division II selections, honoring the Centurions (20-4-3) with the top three awards. Senior midfielder Erin Ortega took home Offensive Player of the Year while junior midfielder Jamie Molacek came away with Defensive Player of the Year. "I wasn't even thinking about it really," said the UC Santa Barbara-bound Ortega. "I was just happy that we won (the CIF-Southern Section Division ...
It may be a new year in Foothill League swimming, but it looked very much like the last one at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center Tuesday.
Golden Valley football just pressed reset on its football program. The Canyon Country high school hired Andy Campbell, formerly of Silver Valley High in Yermo, to be its third head coach in school history on Friday. Golden Valley football, a program marred by losses, ineligibility, and lack of participation since its varsity debut in 2005, hopes Campbell is the solution to the team's lack of success. "His track record of being able to take programs ...
There is this consensus going around that West Ranch High will be the Foothill League boys golf champion. Consider it a tap-in for the Wildcats.
It comes around the same time every year. Tony Moskal, the boys varsity golf coach at Golden Valley, spouts a load of truth with a heavy dose of humor before the Foothill League golf season tees off.
When Tyler Gottshall stepped onto the varsity tennis court as a freshman he was a shy, yet gifted player, who had earned the third singles spot on the Valencia squad. Now in his junior year Gottshall has evolved into one of the best players in the Foothill League and a team captain on a team that has won six of the last seven Foothill League championships.
In many ways, it might be a building year for Foothill League boys tennis. Some teams are trying to fill holes left by graduating seniors, while others are busy laying a foundation for the future of their program.
After nearly eight hours of tennis, Valencia and Granada Hills were dead even in points at the Valencia Spring Smash.
During her sophomore season, Hart's Chelsea Griffiths set a league record in the 100-yard backstroke at the Foothill League Swim Finals with a time of 58.62 seconds.
If you take a look across the Foothill League landscape, one question may come to mind. Can anyone topple the Hart giant? Fresh off the girls' CIF-Southern Section Division II title, the Indians return a core of swimmers that have them pegged yet again as the team to beat. And they will do so in a league elevated to Division I status this season. "They know they are in everyone's crosshairs," said Hart head coach ...
Valencia's Foothill League baseball season opened with a bang early, but the rest of the game was plagued by shaky defense as Saugus capitalized on five Viking errors to score a 7-1 home victory.
Entering the season, West Ranch had never beaten Hart, Saugus or Valencia in varsity baseball. In order to win a Foothill League title, West Ranch must do so.
After years in the Foothill League's cellar, Golden Valley baseball took a giant leap forward on Friday.
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.
It's not often an athlete truly comes out of nowhere to the surprise of rival players and coaches around the valley.
For both the Foothill and Bay leagues, last week's games were the final tuneup before league play, and the leagues' two top teams sit at the top of the latest CIF-Southern Section Northern Division rankings.
It was clear from the start what kind of day it would be for the Trinity Knights when they hosted the Ojai Valley Spuds on Saturday at Ojai Valley High School.