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.
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.