At this point last season, expectations weren't that Valencia would repeat as CIF-Southern Section Division I champions. The Vikings didn't care. They went out and won it again, despite critics saying that they relied so heavily in 2007 on one player, Jordan Taylor.
In the circle, West Ranch pitcher Shayna Medoff appears stoic. In many regards, her intensity is reserved for her studies. The senior currently holds a 4.37 weighted grade point average and has been accepted to UC San Diego, UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara to study either engineering or biochemistry.
She runs on the track with high socks and a flowing mane of hair, like Florence Griffith-Joyner. Her work ethic demonstrates a rare competitive drive, which reminds her coach of Tiger Woods.
When one gripe doesn't carry much weight, Ed turns to another. And another. And another. He mentions personality clashes with his son's coach, and complains about odd lineups. None of his claims violates the rules. Sifting through the muck of gripes, there is one bonafide reason for this parent's undying anger. Quite simply, Ed's son didn't play as much as his dad hoped he would during the high school student's senior year. Ed's son was ...
Erin Ortega will cast a big shadow for years to come. After the Centurions' 3-2 loss to Buchanan of Clovis in the CIF-Southern California Regional Division I first round, head coach Lisa Rollo said they were building a dynasty and that this year's team started it. However, this year's team could not have done it without the senior co-captain. A leader on and off the field, Ortega posted 19 goals and 15 assists for the ...
With no slight to the other sports in the Santa Clarita Valley, there are two that bring out the crowds more than any other sport - football and basketball.
This past season, no team in Foothill League girls basketball demonstrated the concept that strong defense breeds efficient and instant offense better than Saugus.
For senior Alex McCaslin, the 2009 soccer season was a fulfillment of four years of hard work and belief that Canyon could stand alone atop the Foothill League.
It was a bit of a surprise to see West Ranch so highly ranked in the CIF-Southern Section Division I baseball poll two weeks ago. The No. 3 ranking was the highest ranking of any team in the school's history.
College of the Canyons baseball dropped a 5-3 decision against West L.A. College Saturday on the road.
A bounceback effort against Hart resulted in a bounceback game for Valencia. The Indians jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the second, but Valencia starter David Hausman settled down and let the offense take care of the rest as the Vikings downed Hart 10-4 Friday afternoon at Valencia High School. Just two days before, Valencia (6-4, 3-2) had struggled in a loss at West Ranch, and head coach Jared Snyder wanted ...
After a 3-2 loss to Foothill League-leading Saugus, Golden Valley looked like it was on the brink of reaching the level of some of the best teams in the area.
Saugus High baseball took advantage of five Canyon High errors and held off a seventh-inning Cowboy rally to remain tied atop the Foothill League with a 10-8 victory on Friday at Canyon High School.
After Saugus' meet against Canyon Thursday, several Centurions lifted Brandon Jauregui into the air in celebration.
The weather may have turned sour while Valencia boys tennis battled Saugus at home on a windy Thursday, but the Vikings extended their winning streak to nine matches with a 14-4 victory.
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)
This was the first one.
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.
Neither team was going to come out of Tuesday's Foothill League girls volleyball opener with style points.
West Ranch's versatility was on display Tuesday afternoon.
Year in and year out, depth is what separates the pack in Foothill League girls golf.
The Foothill League continues to have a significant impression on the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division poll.
If the strength of the Foothill League were to be based solely on the number of returning starters, it would be a rough year for girls volleyball in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Whenever times get tough, Haley Lind's mom always reminds her of that winter in Colorado Springs.