After facing one of the best high school baseball teams in the nation, Valencia Vikings head coach Jared Snyder spelled it out in no uncertain terms. "They're that good," Snyder said. His Vikings lost 7-1 to the Harvard-Westlake Wolverines, Baseball America's No. 2 ranked team in the country, in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs on Thursday at Harvard-Westlake. Snyder continued his thought, "We had a chance in ...
LOS ANGELES - For an entire season, Canyon Cowboys baseball got away with the little mistakes and even won its first Foothill League title since 2002 despite them. The postseason wouldn't be as forgiving. Canyon lost 8-5 on Thursday to the Loyola Cubs at Loyola High School in Los Angeles in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs. The Cowboys (18-10) had a couple of mental breakdowns in the ...
The West Ranch Wildcats had to battle to the very last game of the regular season to win their second straight Foothill League baseball title.
The West Ranch Wildcats softball team did their part first - then they received a little help from an unlikely ally 67 miles away.
Hart High School's highly touted offensive duo has significant college offers on the table.
Tanner Skabelund helped lead his West Ranch Wildcats volleyball team to new heights across the last two years. Skabelund now has a new accomplishment of his own - Foothill League Boys Volleyball Player of the Year. The league's coaches chose the senior outside hitter as the league's top player after West Ranch finished the season as Foothill League champions with a perfect 10-0 league record. It was West Ranch's first league title in program ...
When Jonathan Morsch's high school swimming career came to an end on Saturday, it was the culmination of 11 years of swimming - an 11-year venture that took Morsch from swimming out of necessity to swimming because he was one of the best the Santa Clarita Valley had to offer.
In its first season since moving up from the Heritage League to the more competitive Liberty League, the Trinity Knights softball team accomplished a lot by making the postseason.
In its first playoff appearance in team history, Albert Einstein Academy baseball didn't get any breaks.
A young Santa Clarita Christian softball team came into last week a win away from a Liberty League championship.
The Valencia Vikings softball team certainly had its chances to advance to the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I postseason.
The bats may be coming around just in time for Valencia Vikings baseball. Patient and effective hitting put Valencia in front early and an A.J. Balta grand slam put the game out of reach as the Vikings beat the Westlake Warriors 11-2 on Tuesday in a CIF-Southern Section Division I wild-card matchup at Valencia High School. "We saw the pitches we wanted and we hit them," said Balta, who started for the first time in ...
There's one word for it - shock. It has been at least a decade since the Foothill League didn't have any of its golfers advance past the first round of the CIF playoffs. On Monday, at River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Individual Regional, not one Foothill Leaguer made the cut of 77 on the par-72 Vineyard Course. West Ranch's Casey May and Golden Valley's Jonathan Kang came the closest, ...
One break of serve here, another tough bounce there, and that was enough to prevent the Valencia Vikings boys tennis team from moving on in the postseason.
Coming into the 2013 softball season, there was a lot of hope within the Santa Clarita Valley that come playoff time, a Foothill League team could make a run.
Canyon (3-0) at Notre Dame (3-1)
The Canyon High girls cross country team continued its impressive season with an upset over seven-time defending Foothill League and state champion Saugus team.
It was over almost as quickly as it began for the Valencia girls tennis team on Thursday afternoon at Golden Valley High School.
Golden Valley girls golf really is the front-runner for the Foothill League title.
Somewhere, there's a young athlete looking at Abigail Frankian and thinking, "I hope to be like her some day."
The blueprint worked to perfection for the Hart Indians girls tennis team in its Foothill League opener on Tuesday afternoon.
The biggest change in this week's CIF-Southern section Northern Division poll was a result of West Ranch's 20-9 loss to Thousand Oaks.
There's an interesting dynamic in the Foothill League this season.
Tennis doubles partners are generally pretty close - the idea being that off-the-court chemistry leads to on-the-court success.
West Ranch football went out of its way to put an emphasis on passing the ball more this year.
Coming off their first varsity victory in school history last week, the Albert Einstein Academy Rockets were hoping to double that total on Saturday when they traveled to take on the Calvary Chapel Grizzlies in Downey.
Five turnovers on Trinity Classical Academy football's first five possessions spelled disaster.
Four straight subpar offensive drives to start the game and a 13-point deficit made Valencia High School's long trip to Righetti High of Santa Maria appear to be a waste early on.