DOWNEY - Call it symbolic. Senior Erin Ortega lobbed a pass to junior Jamie Molacek in the 47th minute of Friday's CIF-Southern Section Division II title game. Molacek headed the ball home for the deciding goal to give the Centurions the first outright soccer championship in the history of the Santa Clarita Valley in a play that displayed the Saugus girls soccer passing of the torch at the same time as the current Centurions' flame ...
DOWNEY - It is official. Saugus is now the only school in Santa Clarita Valley history to win an outright CIF-Southern Section Division title in either boys or girls soccer. The Centurions defeated Harvard-Westlake 2-1 Friday night at Warren High in the CIF-SS Division II finals behind the play of senior captain Erin Ortega and junior Jamie Molacek. "I knew this team would go all the way," Molacek said. "The people on this team have ...
For more than a decade, Heather Pilch and Shannon Suarez have been lacing up their cleats and stepping onto the soccer field together.
You can throw out the story about Saugus finishing third in the Foothill League and making it all the way to the CIF-Southern Section Division II girls soccer final.
He was a burgundy and black blur. The cold of the ice swept with him, bringing a freezing breeze.
The Saugus girls soccer team held its team banquet Wednesday night. And the season's not even over. The Centurions scheduled the banquet long before the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs because of the availability of a facility. Now Saugus is in the championship game for the first time in school history. The Centurions will play Harvard-Westlake of North Hollywood on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Warren High School of Downey. The game will be preceeded ...
Santa Clarita Christian scored at least 17 points in all three games of its opening match against Cate of Carpinteria Wednesday.
College of the Canyons evened its Western State Conference record with an offensive explosion against West Los Angeles at home Wednesday, scoring a 21-5 victory.
Saugus girls soccer is now one step away from a championship ring. The Centurions allowed only one shot on goal Tuesday, defeating Redlands 2-1 at Redlands High and earning themselves a trip to the CIF-Southern Section Division II finals. "It doesn't matter what you get in league," said Saugus head coach Lisa Rollo. "It doesn't matter what seed you are. It matters how you come out and play every day." Awaiting the Centurions (19-3-3) is ...
The skills of College of the Canyons forward Charity Smith are picture-perfect. She catches the ball in the post, puts it in the basket 63 percent of the time and often takes contact while doing so, earning the chance for an extra free throw. Cougars head coach Greg Herrick couldn't draw it up any better. Smith, on the other hand, might be able to. When she's not bruising her way through opponents on the court, ...
Chivas USA scored a pair of victories on Sunday night. The MLS Western Conference defending regular season champions routed the Ventura Country Fusion 4-0 in an exhibition game at the College of the Canyons, while helping raise money for the Michael Hoefflin Foundation. "It's great to have the chance to help out," said Chivas head coach Preki. "Any time we can do something like this we are glad to do it. I wish we could ...
The Master's College women's basketball snapped Point Loma Nazarene's 20-game winning streak with a dominating 63-48 win at home Saturday.
The Master's College men's basketball missed out on a chance to lock up a Golden State Athletic Conference playoff berth Saturday, but Point Loma Nazarene booked its postseason ticket with a 72-67 win at Bross Gym.
Next season will mark the fourth in a row that Golden Valley has a different girls varsity basketball coach. First-year head coach James Wilson resigned on Friday, citing medical issues within his family.
A blend of classic and contemporary R&B music flowed through the speakers at Cerritos College's gymnasium Friday. Some members of the Golden Valley basketball team danced as they warmed up for their CIF-Southern Section Division IIIA semifinal against Gahr High School.
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)
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.