DANA POINT - In so many cases, a team is a reflection of its leaders. In West Ranch Wildcats basketball, you have the coolest, calmest player in the Santa Clarita Valley in senior guard Kevin Harris. No wonder a Dana Hills 12-point, fourth quarter lead disappeared on Friday night. But with the ball in his hands with less than 10 seconds to play and with a chance to put the Wildcats ahead, not even Harris ...
A year ago, the Trinity Knights boys basketball team knew it had something special in a crop of seven incoming freshman.
The West Ranch Wildcats boys soccer team felt like it left everything on the field during Thursday's CIF-Southern Section Division IV second-round matchup with the Oak Hills of Hesperia Bulldogs.
There was no question from either sideline who the better team was during Thursday's CIF-Southern Section Division II quarterfinal contest at Valencia High School.
The Hart Indians boys soccer team won its first two playoff games by limiting mistakes and finishing scoring chances.
Outmatched and undersized, the Saugus Centurions girls basketball team was defeated by the Murrieta Valley Nighthawks 51-35 in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIA playoffs Wednesday at Saugus High.
No Santa Clarita Valley winter sports team can say what Canyon girls basketball can. Four years, four playoff quarterfinal appearances. The Canyon Cowboys pulled off the accomplishment by defeating the Kaiser Cats in Fontana 74-40 on Wednesday in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs. Canyon (24-4) now plays at third-seeded Lynwood in Saturday's quarterfinal. "I think our kids have always pushed themselves," said Canyon head coach Chuck Johns on why his ...
This Valencia Vikings girls basketball game had so much going for it. Leadership, inside players, outside players, depth and a co-Foothill League championship going into the postseason. Yet Valencia had something very big going against it in the postseason - a series of roadblocks. The Vikings never got to the second one as the first one - the Centennial of Corona Huskies - defeated Valencia 60-41 Wednesday in Corona in the second round of the ...
The Valencia Vikings boys soccer team was defeated by the Valencia Vikings - or in a more clearer terms, the Temescal Canyon soccer team playing Valencia style soccer.
Nothing was going right. A missed layup here, a turnover there, a missed dunk there and a technical foul. Soon, the West Ranch boys basketball team's 13-point halftime lead disappeared. Then a 3-pointer here, a dunk there and grit everywhere in the fourth quarter led the Wildcats to a 63-53 win against Huntington Beach on Tuesday night at Huntington Beach High in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IA playoffs. Now the Wildcats ...
This one was a little more emotional than most postgame goodbyes. Valencia players, filed one by one, made their way out of the team room and thanked head coach Rocket Collins, most with tears in their eyes. One prominent Viking couldn't talk. The Valencia Vikings lost 64-52 Tuesday night in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IA playoffs at Valencia High to the Aliso Niguel Wolverines. The emotion stemmed from so much. Valencia ...
Things changed in a hurry for Hart Indians girls soccer on Tuesday. After Ally Perez scoring in the 34th minute to put the Indians ahead in their second-round CIF-Southern Section Division II contest with Chino Hills, the Huskies scored three goals in a seven minute span to win 3-1 at Chino Hills High School. Hart (13-8-7) led 1-0 at halftime before the Huskies' barrage ran from the 52nd minute to the 59th. "That's just a ...
The core group of seniors on the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals girls soccer players experienced a lot through the years.
After playing 100 minutes of scoreless soccer and four even rounds of penalty kicks, the Valencia Vikings girls soccer team needed a save and a goal to advance to the CIF-Southern Section Division II quarterfinals.
The ball just doesn't always bounce your way - and that's exactly what happened to the Canyon Cowboys girls soccer team in their CIF-Southern Section Division II playoff game with Wilson of Long Beach on Tuesday.
West Ranch Wildcats boys volleyball is on a mission this season.
With their backs up against a wall from nearly the beginning, the Hart Indians never stopped battling.
Proving again that it could be any team's day in the Foothill League, the West Ranch Wildcats knocked off the Saugus Centurions 13-6 on Wednesday.
The Saugus Centurions swim team had some highlights at Wednesday's meet with Valencia at Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, but in the end it was the Valencia Vikings who swept the day, 95-75 in girls and 113-55 in boys.
No surprise and surprise.
Time after frustrating time, the Canyon Cowboys couldn't budge a runner in from scoring position against the Valencia Vikings on Wednesday at Valencia High.
One of the best compliments one could pay a golfer is calling their game "boring."
Last season, West Ranch won its fifth straight Foothill League championship.
The way coaches throw around the label "leader" makes it lose its impact.
West Ranch High's Hannah Green and Canyon High's Alia McCoy used to scrimmage together during their days playing travel ball.
Quite simply, it was Kevin Harris' night in the smaller picture.
Canyon Cowboys head baseball coach Adam Schulhofer can't be swayed away from his one-game-at-a-time thinking.
So much for the possibility of a frontrunner emerging early in the Foothill League.