As the top-ranked team in the United States, Valencia did not particularly have one superstar hitter who far outplayed the rest.
Throw out the two fastest 3,200-meter times in CIF-Southern Section history, and Saugus High distance runner Kaylin Mahoney is your state champion last season, not a third-place finisher.
In a sea of standout track and field athletes, Delano Howell of Hart was one who stood out.
It was a hot, long, tiring day. And that was just the coaches talking. Fighting fatigue, after playing 17 games in five days, and injuries to two of their top three wide receivers, Valencia found enough energy to stage a comeback and beat Crescenta Valley 32-12, for the Hart Passing Tournament Championship Wednesday at College of the Canyons. The Vikings were down 12-0, early before senior quarterback Dominick Solley started slinging it out to his ...
Redemption is sweet. When Jack Zapala entered his senior tennis season, his goal was to not lose a single set in the Foothill League. Last season, he was almost perfect in league but as the old adage goes­ - almost doesn't count. His lone set loss came to Hart's Otto DeGreiff. DeGreiff graduated and Zapala's dominance resonated throughout the league, this season. He was successful in attaining his goal. The lanky Zapala was undefeated as ...
A curve ball was thrown and there was no hitter at the plate. This wasn't a baseball game. It was the Foothill League tennis prelims. Valencia's No. 1 and No. 2 singles players, Jack Zapala and Tyler Gottshall, entered into the doubles draw. For most, this meant the singles draw was up for grabs and everyone else was playing for second in doubles. Two players, though, were up for the challenge. Teammates Cameron Phillips and ...
Darren Sholes and Spenser Souza have been in a quarterback battle for the past seven years.
Hart High will be well-known in Omaha, Neb. this summer. While former Indian Steve Susdorf and his Fresno State Bulldogs played the role of Cinderella in the College World Series, Hart swimmer Jordan Danny looks to fulfill a life long dream of her own in the Cornhusker State. On Friday, Danny and her family boarded an airplane in route to Omaha where she is vying for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Danny is ...
For a kid who barely made the swim team as a freshman, Nick Korth has come a long way. Korth was among a bevy of talented swimmers in the Foothill League this season. Korth, however, exceeded many expectations, including his own. For two seasons Korth flew under the radar. Just a piece to the Hart puzzle. This season, Korth battled to the Indians forefront setting new personal records and breaking old school ones. For the ...
You would have to believe that Johnny MacArthur's 2008 high school golf season began on May 31.
For the third straight summer and fourth time in the past five passing league seasons, Valencia reached the finals of the Air Assault Bonita Passing League Tournament.
With the fall season just a few months away, Saugus and Valencia girls varsity basketball teams are already making preparations for what could be a very competitive season in the Foothill League.
After winning the Air Assault Passing Tournament in both of the past two seasons and three of the past four times, Valencia High School is off to another great start in trying to win this year's tournament.
Both Saugus and Valencia had good enough days at the Girls Varsity Saugus Summer Tournament. In the second games, Saugus beat Red Mesa, 72-64. Centurions Nicole Hicks scored 26 points. Amanda Scholl added 13 points, Kaylyn Martin had 12 points. Valencia won its game over Chaminade, 57-49. Jenny Lentz scored 18 points and Lindsey Hill had 11 points for the Vikings. Starla Wright added 18 points. Viewpark beat Hart, 72-53. Indian players Briana Fitchpatrick had ...
Football teams across the Foothill League will be competing in passing tournaments this weekend.
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.
The Canyon Cowboys may be struggling in dual meets, but their diving team is among the best the Foothill League has to offer.
The Hart swim team, which has won 30 of the past 31 league titles, looks poised to win it again.
The Valencia Vikings doubles team of Chris Pope and Cameron Braun rose to the top at Saturday's Spring Smash at Valencia High School.
Lost in a 15-1 pounding of the Golden Valley Grizzlies on Friday at Saugus High School was the pitching of Saugus Centurions pitcher Chris Danielson.
Trailing by two runs in the top of the sixth, the Valencia Vikings baseball team came back in the final two innings to capture an 8-5 victory Friday at West Ranch.