With so many strong teams in the field, not much was expected from the Foothill League's three teams in the CIF-Northern Team Divisional at Soule Park Golf Club in Ojai.
The Golden Valley Grizzlies boys tennis team is in the playoffs for the first time in school history.
People used to tell Christy LeDuff that her son had a gift. For years, as she taught him the game, she'd brush off the comments about his potential talent. She didn't think it was anything out of the ordinary for a 4-year-old to be able to properly serve a tennis ball in bounds. Only in recent years has she begun to recognize what her son, Valencia sophomore Chad LeDuff, is capable of. "It's surprised me," ...
It sure looks like something's missing. When the CIF-Southern Section released the 2013 CIF-SS Division I boys volleyball bracket's on Saturday, there was one very obvious omission, and three Foothill League teams set for first-round matchups. The West Ranch Wildcats, the Foothill League's top team, will host Trinity League No. 3 Orange Lutheran on Tuesday. The Foothill League was moved back into Division I after both the Valencia Vikings and West Ranch reached the semifinals ...
The Foothill League track and field finals delivered the tight competition everyone expected - and at least one dominant victory that few expected. Thrilling finishes peppered the boys track events Friday at Valencia High, especially in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, while Golden Valley backed up its twin Foothill League team titles by winning 14 of the 32 total varsity events between the boys and the girls. Golden Valley's Azaria Hill won ...
For the first time since March 27, the Canyon Cowboys baseball team sits alone in first place of the Foothill League.
Something didn't feel quite right about the Hart Indians being up six runs on the West Ranch Wildcats on Friday at West Ranch High.
The Foothill League boys tennis finals on Thursday weren't all that different from your typical Valencia Vikings practice. Vikings against Vikings. Valencia occupied all the finals sports in singles and doubles. Eventually, it was sophomore Chad LeDuff who became this year's Foothill League singles champion and Sam Rebele and David Myers are this year's Foothill doubles champions. "It's pretty much the same thing. A little more pressure I guess," LeDuff said of the finals ...
It's not very often that the tone is set so early in a game, but on Thursday, the West Ranch Wildcats softball team walked out of the first inning with a lead and rode that momentum to its second straight outright Foothill League title. Starting pitcher Lexi Sorensen worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the first inning and pitched the Wildcats to a 4-2 victory over the Saugus Centurions at Saugus High School. ...
The Foothill League boys tennis prelims is usually an event of little surprise. It's more of a showcase for the league's top-tiered players. And Wednesday's prelims at The Paseo Club in Valencia held true to form. The top four seeded singles players and the top four seeded doubles teams all advanced to today's Foothill League Finals at The Paseo Club in Valencia. No Wednesday match went beyond two sets. The top two singles players and ...
This Foothill League continues to be the wackiest in one respect and the most competitive in another respect in recent memory.
The Canyon Cowboys have been involved in a lot of wild games in recent weeks in Foothill League play.
Not often in baseball does the winning team combine for less hits than the opposition, while also having its starting pitcher allow more earned runs than the losing team's starting pitcher.
Hart High sophomore Myles Franklin was named an All-State sophomore by Cal-Hi Sports. With the website's announcement of the All-State Boys Basketball Underclass team on Monday, Franklin was honored as one of California's top 20 sophomore players. The 5-foot-11 guard averaged 18 points, five assists and two steals per game this past season, which was his second as a varsity starter. He was also honored as a Signal All-Santa Clarita Valley first teamer.
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.
CAMARILLO - Down by four points with 3:23 remaining in the fourth quarter, Saugus Centurions running back Blake Austin dove over right tackle at the 1-yard line to give his team what appeared to be a game-clinching first-and-goal opportunity against a reeling Camarillo Scorpions football team. But on a windy Friday night when offense was in short supply, the Scorpions defense held Saugus just short enough - squashing the Centurions' desperate comeback bid with ...
CHATSWORTH - For at least one night this season, the Golden Valley Grizzlies football team can feel like a perennial powerhouse.
One week after surrendering more points than it had in its first three games combined, the motivated Canyon defense bolstered the Cowboys to a 28-0 win over the Steele Canyon Cougars on Friday, some 175 miles from home in Spring Valley.
SANTA MONICA - The Hart Indians faced another challenge on Friday night, and they didn't flinch.
VALLEY GLEN - The Loyola Cubs may have dominated time of possession, but it was a span of just 32 seconds that decided their game with the Valencia Vikings on Friday night at Los Angeles Valley College. Valencia fumbled the kickoff after Loyola had regained the lead late in the third quarter, and Cubs running back Nico Evans punched in his fourth of five rushing touchdowns on the night in an eventual 39-20 victory. "The ...
Canyon (3-1) at Steele Canyon (2-2)
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Valencia girls volleyball marched into Golden Valley's gym, played three efficient games and then quickly shuffled out.
Three football coaches with Santa Clarita Valley ties are part of a poll to determine the best coach in the state of California.