FRESNO – It was a tense couple of minutes for Saugus. The girls cross country team, surrounded by coaches, parents and alumni, could do nothing but wait. When the word finally arrived that Saugus had won its seventh straight state championship, the team celebrated as if it were the school's first. The girls team won the CIF State Division II championship by its slimmest margin yet, led by sophomore Samantha Ortega's second-place finish in a ...
FRESNO – The seven state titles in a row almost diminish what this year's Saugus girls cross country team did.
At the CIF State Cross Country finals in Fresno, the Saugus girls cross country team won its seventh straight state title on Saturday, winning by 11 points over La Costa Canyon.
If Saugus is the present cross country power, maybe Golden Valley is the future. Golden Valley will be represented by just two runners on Saturday at the CIF State Cross Country Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno. The two Grizzlies headed to state are senior Nolan Del Valle, who will run in the boys division II race, and freshman Bianca Tinoco, who set to make her state debut in girls Division II. In those same ...
It was midway through the fourth quarter at Valencia High Friday and the Vikings were trailing Palos Verdes by nine points in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division semifinals.
It's become an unofficial tradition in recent years for alumni to drop by Saugus High School the week of Thanksgiving to visit their old teammates and coaches on the girls cross country team.
For the entire season, even before the season began, Valencia's wide receiving corps and skill position players in general have been held in high regard.
There's the hammer. And there's the nail. And regardless of Valencia senior linebacker Anthony Costleigh being just 5-feet, 10-inches tall and 185 pounds, he'll hammer any nail, any size. Valencia defensive coordinator Robert Waters says he is one of the biggest hitters Valencia has ever had. "I don't know why. You have to ask him," Waters says on how a kid of his size has a fearlessness beyond that of most players who have played ...
For years, all they've heard people say is, "How about that Saugus girls cross country team?"
Prep girls tennis season still has life locally as the Valencia doubles team of Ashley Keith and Tina Inchalik advanced in the CIF-Southern Section Division II tournament on Monday.
West Ranch senior basketball player Ako Kaluna has committed to play for Northern Arizona University, becoming the first NCAA Division I basketball player from the Stevenson Ranch school.
WALNUT - Saugus High is again, without a doubt, the best cross country program in the Southern Section.
ATASCADERO - The usually prolific Canyon High offense may have finally met its match. On a rainy, slippery grass field at Atascadero High School on Friday night, Canyon could never quite get its footing - literally - as it fell short 30-14 against Atascadero in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division quarterfinals. The usually pass-heavy Cowboys (8-3-1) struggled to move the ball through the air early and the ground game wasn't enough to match the more ...
Antoine Holmes took the ball on fourth-and-short, cut to his left and with a hole ahead of him, the junior running back lost his footing and wound up flat on his back.
Trailing by 20 points at halftime, the deficit proved too big to overcome as Trinity Classical Academy lost to Joshua Springs of Yucca Valley 46-28 Friday at Valencia High in the CIF-Southern Section Division II 8-man semifinals.
The Hart Indians swim team didn't waste much time flexing its muscle in opening up the Foothill League season.
Regardless of how West Ranch Wildcats baseball got the win, the important thing is it got the win. The Wildcats are now on the board in Foothill League play after a 10-1 win over the Golden Valley Grizzlies on Wednesday at Golden Valley High. "It's a win and we needed to have one," said West Ranch head coach Casey Burrill. "If we want to find ourselves at the end of the season competing for a ...
The Canyon Cowboys baseball team stuck to its script on Wednesday afternoon. Once again, Canyon's bats got hot early and the Cowboys jumped out to an early lead en route to a 9-4 victory over the Saugus Centurions at Canyon High School. Canyon (7-3 overall, 2-1 Foothill League) was aggressive from the start, scoring four first-inning runs to put Saugus in an early hole. Canyon starting pitcher Max Weinstein held up his end as well, ...
There's a reason why many people thought going into Foothill League baseball play that the Valencia Vikings were the team to beat.
West Ranch senior guard and 2013 Foothill League Boys Basketball Player of the Year Kevin Harris committed this week to play basketball for the University of California, San Diego. Harris averaged 19 points per game in Foothill League play leading the Wildcats to their first-ever outright league title. He was also an All-Foothill League and The Signal All-Santa Clarita Valley first-teamer as a junior. Harris, a 4.08 GPA student, had other interest, according to West ...
The Valencia Vikings picked up right where they left off last season, defeating the Saugus Centurions 15-3 in Tuesday's Foothill League opener at Valencia High School.
Led by Hart High's Sophie Cortes and Valencia's Taylor Venegas, five athletes from the Santa Clarita Valley earned All CIF-Southern Section honors when the teams were announced on Monday.
A year ago, the Valencia Vikings boys tennis pairing of Cameron Braun and David Myers walked all over the Foothill League when they went undefeated in league play before capturing a first place trophy at the year-end Foothill League tournament.
In recent years, the Valencia Vikings boys tennis team enters the Foothill League season as the clear favorites to capture a title, and all but once in the past 10 seasons have they failed to live up to that billing.
Tanner Skabelund grew up in an environment that demanded a lot.
It's hard to figure out which team has more pressure on it.