There was supposed to be no suspense as to who would come out victorious Tuesday at Valencia Country Club in the second Foothill League boys golf match.
Just one match into the Foothill League boys volleyball season and Valencia left little doubt about who is the team to beat.
If the No. 1 boys volleyball team in the country were to reside in the Foothill League it is a safe bet that they would be favored to win every match and take home the league crown.
It wasn't that long ago when there were two soccer clubs to choose from in the Santa Clarita Valley.
If there's such a thing as squeaking out a 19-8 win, that's exactly what the Valencia baseball team did on the road against Golden Valley on Friday.
The tag of area's best team just changed like a spring sale. Hart baseball went into Saugus High Friday and pounded the highly-touted Centurions 12-1 and now wears the label. Saugus, ranked No. 18 in the state coming into the season, and Hart, widely considered one of Southern California's best teams, were supposed to play a low-scoring teeter-totter battle, considering the arms on the mound. What happened was a complete dismantling of the Centurions, thanks ...
The wind was relentless but it didn't seem to be much of a factor as Valencia varsity boys tennis defeated Hart on Thursday 16-2 at Valencia High.
Thursday's forecast called for a slight wind, warm weather and a West Ranch boys golf victory in the Foothill League opener.
In its Foothill League opener, the Saugus High girls track and field team looked like it picked up right where it left off last season.
It's a story reminiscent of the fall. A team led by freshmen that everybody else is talking about. Same story, one less freshman and different school. In the fall, Hart girls golf was unanimously predicted to be the best team in the Foothill League because of the abilities of three freshmen. Hart went on to win the league title easily. The West Ranch boys hope it's an omen. With less standout golfers in the league ...
In the fluid environment of Foothill League track and field, consensus is difficult to come by.
It's been a tough couple of games for the Canyon baseball pitching staff. The Cowboys' pitchers have given up 32 runs in their last two games, including Wednesday's 10-3 loss to Valencia at home in the second game of Foothill League action for both teams. "Pitching has actually been our strength," said Cowboys head coach Brandon Montemayor. "We weren't executing offensively. We got into situations where we needed a few timely hits and weren't getting ...
During Tuesday afternoon's practice for the Saugus baseball team, ex-Centurion head coach Doug Worley stopped by and spoke to the team for about 15 minutes about the game, and more specifically the art of hitting.
Playing within the friendly confines of its home field for the first time in 2008, the Hart Indians softball team quickly found its comfort zone and rolled to a 17-0 victory Tuesday afternoon. The Indians (8-3), having played their first nine games away from home, used power hitting and precise pitching to wear down the Chaminade Eagles in a four and a half inning mercy rule victory. "It doesn't matter who we play, we have ...
With Valencia boys tennis having already clinched a win in the Foothill League opener against West Ranch Tuesday, both teams lined up along the final court on the West Ranch campus for the final set. They stood to watch a seesaw battle between the Wildcats doubles team of Jason Oh and Patrick Fuentes and Valencia's Alex Pick and Matt Cheng.
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)
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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.