The Saugus girls soccer team looks to have reloaded in a hurry. A technically sound defense combined with a strong offensive attack propelled the Centurions to a 4-0 season-opening victory over Lancaster on Tuesday afternoon at Saugus High School. After winning its third straight Foothill League title last season, the Centurions (1-0) lost league Player of the Year Serena Smith-Banas, the league's strongest defensive player and current Texas Christian University athlete. Saugus also graduated last ...
This year's Valencia girls tennis team never went away easily. Its doubles team of Ashley Keith and Tina Inchalik embodied that attitude all season long. And although the pairing fought until the very last point on Tuesday at the CIF-Southern Section Individual tournament on Tuesday, its run came to an end in the round of 32 at Whittier Narrows Tennis Center. Keith and Inchalik fell behind early in both sets and couldn't recover, eventually losing ...
It was a case of don't wake the sleeping giant at West Ranch High on Tuesday night. After a fast start, the Wildcats boys basketball team fell into a 2 1/2 quarter slumber against visiting Crespi of Encino and its big man Ako Kaluna was more frustrated than productive. Then a fourth-quarter surge keyed by an aggressive defense, a greater desire and the 6-foot-7-inch Kaluna led West Ranch to a 72-68 victory in the season ...
Once this Hart boys soccer team starts clicking, it appears to be pretty dangerous. Osmar Martinez scored two goals to help lead a second-half surge for Hart, which won 5-1 over Quartz Hill on Tuesday at Hart High School. Playing with its usual short-passing style that emphasizes maintaining possession, the Indians (2-0) came alive offensively and scored four of their five goals in the second half. "We started passing more to feet and then we ...
Sean Murphy was completely shut out in last year's All-Foothill League voting. This year, he was its Player of the Year. Murphy's dramatic one-season turnaround wasn't the only reason for his being voted the league's top player by its coaches. It was the fact that he had one of the best seasons for a quarterback in program history. The senior passed for 3,936 yards and a school record 38 touchdowns to 14 interceptions, and led ...
When all the Foothill League's coaches were surveyed at the beginning of the year, Delaney Knudsen was the popular pick for league player of the year.
Golden Valley freshman Bianca Tinoco stood in line with a smile on her face while waiting to go up on stage to be honored for what she had just done.
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 ...
Toward the end of last season, Hart High boys volleyball was playing at a high level and showing signs of vast improvement from earlier in the year.
Canyon junior quarterback Cade Apsay received his first scholarship offer Thursday from the University of Arizona, according to Canyon head coach Rich Gutierrez.
The last people saw of Trinity Classical Academy boys basketball was a heartbreaking first.
With a new head coach coming in at the last minute and a young team trying to recover from graduation losses, Golden Valley boys volleyball has its work cut out this season.
Canyon boys volleyball is a team trying to develop trust among one another.
The Valencia Vikings boys tennis team got a slight reprieve from what has been a demanding early season schedule in a 13-5 victory over the visiting Camarillo Scorpions on Tuesday afternoon at Valencia High School.
Don't close the book on this season just yet.
SANTA ANA - Immediately following every CIF championship game, a small ceremony takes place on the court where the champions and runners up receive plaques.
SANTA ANA - It was a plan the Trinity Classical Academy Knights had stuck with all season long - attack the basket and good things will happen.
He's the storm.
One. Just one Santa Clarita Valley boys basketball team has won a CIF championship.
Call it a soft opening to the Santa Clarita Valley prep swim season.
The Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer team dominated the Omega League from start to finish.
Not even a broken nose could stop Valencia Vikings senior Jake Veiga from playing.
Scorer, distributor, decision-maker.