Christian Lopes hasn't spent much time at home this summer. Just the last five days to be exact. And in those five days, and three games the Valencia sophomore-to-be has managed to go 5-for-5 in a Valley Invitational Baseball League game against St. Francis on Friday and hit a home run Sunday against Royal. Even more intriguing, when Lopes looked over to his left from his shortstop perch on Friday, he saw another Lopes. Timothy ...
For Hart High's Devin Rodriguez, it's been a busy summer. According the senior-to-be, the busiest ever.
Hart's spring 2009 baseball team will have an entirely different make-up. Spectators, coaches and players got a glimpse of what the Indians squad could look like in the first round of the Valley Invitational Baseball League, or VIBL, summer playoffs. Hart defeated Oak Park 13-3, at Bud Murray field on Friday. With the loss of 13 seniors from this season's Foothill League first place finishers, Hart head coach Jim Ozella said alterations in the roster ...
Vicky Donnelly once swam for James Klipfel. Now she's replacing him as the head swimming coach at Saugus High School.
A soon-to-be retired motorcycle police officer with seven years of travel ball coaching experience will take over next spring at West Ranch High School.
The U.S. Soccer Development Academy tournament finals continued at the Home Depot Center. Valencia's Eric Shannon was one of eleven athletes named to the Southern California Conference All-Star Team. His All-Star team status ranks him as one of the top eight goal keepers in the country in his age group. Shannon's LAFC BU18 club team, which is sponsored by Adidas, defeated CASL soccer club 5-2 on Wednesday to advance to the championship game which will ...
Jessica Spigner is cleaning up in the postseason like she did during. The Vikings pitcher and RBI machine was named the EA SPORTS Softball Player of the Year yesterday. For Spigner, who knocked in 37 runs during her senior season, it's the first national award she's received. "I was in shock," said Spigner, who found out in an E-mail from her mom Dyan. "I almost didn't believe it." The link in the E-mail, which sent ...
NEW YORK - His jersey neatly folded on a chair in front of New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano's locker Sunday afternoon, 2003 Hart High graduate Chris Valaika smiles and draws a check mark with his index finger.
Put another one on the board for Valencia. The Vikings girls basketball team played for the championship in the Santa Clarita Girls Varsity Basketball Summer Shootout on Saturday. The Vikings were victorious in their 47-44 win over Knight High School of Palmdale. Valencia went undefeated in the tournament having defeated Quartz Hill and the Wildcats of West Ranch before seeing Knight in the finals. While some Foothill League coaches prefer not to play league teams ...
Girls varsity hoops action continued from the College of the Canyons on Friday. In the Santa Clarita Girls Varsity Basketball Summer Shootout, Hart edged Notre Dame 28-25. Indians senior-to-be Briana Fitchpatrick led the squad in points with 14. Hart was defeated in Thursday's game against Burroughs and Indians head coach Zach Koebel said that this season it's all about development. "We're still learning," Koebel said. "We're just starting to get to a point where we ...
Playing in the same venue as star athletes David Beckham and Edson Buddle would be a dream come true for any young soccer player.
The best high school golfer in Southern California says his biggest moment of the 2007-08 school year, wasn't on the course - it was on the football field.
By the time West Ranch's opponent scored its first points in the Santa Clarita Summer Girls Basketball Shootout Thursday, Erin Ruiz had already sunk a trio of 3-pointers.
The swish of the net and the squeaking of tennis shoes - oh, the sounds of basketball. Local teams are already gearing up for girls varsity basketball season. Valencia, Hart and West Ranch are participating in the 2008 Santa Clarita Girls Varsity Basketball Summer Shootout at the College of the Canyons. Palmdale, Quartz Hill, Notre Dame, Burroughs, and Knight will also be apart of today's action. The tournament was started in the summer of 2003 by ...
Marching band, check; 4.3 GPA, check; Key Club member, check; the Foothill League's No. 1 freshman tennis player, check.
One hundred percent. Every play. Every day.
John Busfield is mostly inconspicuous among the people sitting on the block cement seating at Valencia High's baseball field.
Canyon vs. Saugus was the first meeting of Foothill League contenders this season. As it turns out, the girls meet isn't done being contended quite yet.
The meet itself wasn't particularly close, but the day certainly sent a message to Golden Valley - they're on the right path.
Coming off one of Southern California's most challenging spring break tournaments, Valencia Vikings baseball has its trap week.
Experience produced for Saugus Centurions baseball on Wednesday.
The surge back to the top continued for the defending Foothill League champion West Ranch Wildcats baseball team.
At the halfway mark in Foothill League play, Golden Valley boys tennis needed a signature win to keep realistic hopes of an automatic playoff spot alive.
Something is definitely different about the Foothill League this year in boys volleyball.