Riding a three-game winning streak and only one game out of first place in the Heritage League, Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball faced a must-win situation if the team hopes to raise a league championship plaque at the end of the season.
Entering the season with a new coach and low player turnout, Santa Clarita Christian head girls basketball coach Troy Best said the Cardinals almost didn't have a team.
Two local athletes have been recognized as some of the best football players in all of California.
Valencia junior quarterback Alex Bishop was named to the 2009 CalHiSports.com All-State Football Underclass team, while senior defensive back/wide receiver Brock Vereen made Third Team Defense, the Web site announced Friday.
Last season, Canyon boys basketball made the CIF-Southern Section postseason with an 8-19 record.
So while league titles are on many teams' minds, especially as we reach the stretch run in the Foothill League season, playoffs should still be on every basketball team's mind.
Things don't always work out the way you plan.
Khatari Price, Joe Darko and Brandon Hale had a science class together as freshmen at Valencia High School, and they bonded immediately.
Valencia star Lonnie Jackson did everything he could to put his team in a position to win Tuesday evening.
Given its length, the West Ranch girls basketball team poses matchup problems for Valencia.
When Hart girls soccer lost its second game last week, some people began raise doubts about the team's potential.
The Valencia boys soccer team bounced back from its tough loss to Canyon on Monday by defeating West Ranch 1-0 Tuesday at West Ranch High School.
It was evident Tuesday that Golden Valley's fans don't travel well.
The Canyon boys basketball team hit eight 3-pointers and beat the visiting Hart Indians 60-49 on Tuesday night.
As good as advertised.
The Saugus girls soccer team hammered away at the Hart goal Tuesday afternoon, but the Indians only broke once.
Valencia's Jabari Howard is the fourth Viking football player from the class of 2010 to commit to a Division I program.
Along with Florida and Texas, the state of California is one of the biggest recruiting hotbeds in college football.
After a nearly two week break, it's finally time for the home stretch to this year's boys tennis season.
Mike Killinger, who took over as interim Valencia High baseball head coach when Jared Snyder was put on a leave of absence on March 21, has been hired to take over the job on a permanent basis.
With so much attention being paid to Saugus' Abbey Weitzeil, it's hard to blame anyone who may not have noticed a freshman doing spectacular things over at Valencia.
Last year the Santa Clarita Christian baseball team was booted from the postseason by Riverside Christian.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - Blame was never an option.
Golden Valley sophomore Jonathan Kang helped extend what has been a yearlong barrage of milestones for the school's golfing program.
One of Major League Baseball's biggest stories last week was Valencia High graduate and Detroit Tigers infielder Danny Worth pitching twice and displaying an impressive knuckleball.
It's been one of those anything-you-can-do-I-can-do-better seasons for Valencia junior Kyle Ensing.
A year ago it all looked like the tide was shifting among the local high school volleyball scene.
There are no more.
NORWALK – The Santa Clarita Valley's CIF title drought – if you can call it that – is over in track and field.
The headliner for Saugus softball all season has been in the pitcher's circle.
The Santa Clarita Valley has a pretty good track record at the CIF-Southern Section track and field finals – forgive the pun.
Just when it appeared the ghosts of the Valencia's postseason past were looming over Valencia High on Friday, the fears of the Viking faithful were abruptly put to rest.
The end of the era could have been at the plate with Nick Valaika up in the bottom of the seventh inning and his Hart Indians down six runs to Orange Lutheran in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs on Friday.