In the end, it all came down good goalkeeping and nerves of steel. And in the final two plays Wednesday in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs it was the Laguna Hills girls soccer team, on its home field, that had the edge in both departments over the Saugus. But just barely. After 80 minutes of regulation, 40 minutes of overtime and seven rounds of penalty kicks on Wednesday, it is ...
After going nearly two full games - more than 145 minutes of action - without a goal against Quartz Hill, the Hart High girls soccer team finally broke through.
TORRANCE - Two players do not normally win a game for a team, but when two players stand at 6-foot-6 and the opposing team's starting center is out with an injury, it could make for a long night.
For a stretch, it looked the No. 1 seed didn't make it anywhere near the West Ranch High gym on Tuesday night.
A tie-breaking 3-pointer by John Otavka with 2.1 seconds remaining has the Valencia High boys basketball team in the CIF quarterfinals for the first time since 1998.
Prep playoffs are the unknown. If ever that statement was true for the local survivors, it's right now. Three boys basketball teams, two girls soccer and one girls basketball team remain in the CIF-Southern Section winter sports postseason. But here's where things get secretive. Whether it's just or not, and some people have their opinions that it isn't, many teams do not make information accessible to outsiders. This makes it not only difficult for the ...
The 15 Foothill League championships, the two CIF-Southern Section divisional championships, the five-title game appearances and six semifinal visits - they all turned out to be hall-of-fame tickets for former Hart High varsity head girls basketball coach Dave Munroe.
The first playoff game in West Ranch girls basketball history ended Saturday in defeat. The Wildcats lost 71-36 to fifth-seeded Foothill High in Santa Ana in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I-A playoffs. Erin Ruiz led West Ranch with nine points, hitting a pair of 3-pointers. Seniors Anjelica Ostrea and Paige Herndon each scored eight points. The bigger Knights, led by junior Christina Marinacci who averages 22 points and 11.5 rebounds per ...
Valencia and Mission Viejo did battle for the second time this season Saturday, but unlike in December, the Viking girls basketball team couldn't come out on top in a 51-48 loss.
A tough draw was too much to overcome for a young Canyon girls basketball team Saturday night. The Cowboys, two years off a first-round shocker in the playoffs, couldn't repeat history, losing 80-56 to third-seeded Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I-A playoffs. "They are a very, very, very good team. They can play any style, any place anywhere," said Canyon head coach Stan Delus. Delus went ...
The free-throw shooting may have made the difference for the Saugus girls basketball team, as they were downed by Dana Hills High 56-41 Saturday at Saugus High.
Hart girls soccer team's offense was charged up Saturday as much on the field as off the field - if you want to consider out of bounds off the field.
The Hart girls basketball team started and ended well on Saturday night and that was all that mattered.
They don't give away the No. 2 seed to just anyone. That high seed went to the Saugus girls soccer team heading into the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs and in its first-round game at home against Rialto, the Centurions played a like a team every bit deserving of that distinction. The Foothill League champions dominated from beginning to end on Saturday afternoon, coasting to a 6-0 win over the Knights. "I told them we ...
MONTCLAIR - A late-game, two-man advantage was not enough for the Saugus High boys soccer team Friday, as the Centurions dropped an overtime heartbreaker to Montclair in the opening round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs.
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.
VENTURA - Even when the bounces don't go in favor of the Saugus Centurions, they're still finding ways to win.