As the regular season of the Valencia Ice Station High School Hockey season comes to a close, the four local club teams will head into the first round of postseason play on Monday with very different perspectives.
With the 2009 boys volleyball and boys tennis seasons in the books, seven teams now turn their attention to the postseason, but one sport feels slighted.
Golden Valley sprinter Enock Aduo is running toward a finish line that isn't painted on a track. If he gets there, he won't be honored as a Foothill League champion, or anything of that nature.
It was an exclamation point on a season when a group of underclassmen led Valencia to the head of the Foothill League.
College of the Canyons got close to advancing in the California Community College Southern Regionals, but for the second consecutive year the Cougars were sent home early in the third game of the opening round.
It appears as if there will be a wild-card round to this season's CIF-Southern Section Division I baseball playoffs.
When the day began, Valencia and West Ranch were tied atop the Foothill League standings with what figured to be another close battle between the league's top teams scheduled.
As the lights came on at the Foothill League track and field championships, plenty of excitement also arrived.
With 18 hits and a nine-run first inning, Saugus High kept its Foothill League title hopes alive with a 17-5 win over Golden Valley on Friday at Saugus High School.
Last year at this time, Saugus boys volleyball was closing out a season that saw the Centurions finish in the Foothill League cellar.
The new coach is the old coach at Golden Valley. Chris Printz was re-hired as Golden Valley varsity boys basketball coach Wednesday. He made the announcement to his players Thursday. "I feel kind of foolish for thinking I could really ever give it up," Printz said. "I would have continued not coaching had it not been for my family supporting it so much and wanting to be part of it." Printz resigned from the position ...
Valencia boys volleyball closed off its eighth straight perfect Foothill League season by dropping West Ranch 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-19) Tuesday.
Hart swimming has always had a tradition of success, and Thursday at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, both the boys and girls teams made sure to continue the trend.
After struggling in two league losses last week, the Valencia softball team is back on a roll. Freshman pitcher Carly Mortensen escaped an early jam unscathed, and the Viking bats gradually came to life in a 9-1 victory over West Ranch Thursday at West Ranch High School. It was the second straight blowout for Valencia (22-6, 6-2), which dropped two games last week and found itself chasing Hart and Saugus atop the Foothill League standings. ...
An announcement is expected by the end of the week on the hiring of boys and girls basketball coaches at Golden Valley High.
Last season, Hart Indians' running back Connor Wingenroth tormented the Ridgeview High School defense.
Two weeks after knocking off Clovis West in a resounding 48-0 victory, Canyon High made yet another major statement, defeating Quartz Hill 55-14 at Canyon High School's Harry Welch Stadium on Friday night.
The Golden Valley Grizzlies knew they had to stop Agoura running back Sean Bahr on Thursday night at Canyon High School.
The Hart Indians girls tennis team took two important steps during its Wednesday afternoon match with Calabasas at Hart High School.
Hart senior girls soccer player Sophie Cortes has committed to play for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Things aren't going to suddenly turn around over night for Canyon girls tennis.
Three solid, consistent games is all any coach can ask for of a volleyball team.
The Canyon Cowboys girls volleyball team struggled to get things going offensively in a 3-0 loss to the Burbank Bulldogs on Tuesday evening at Canyon High.
In 2011, Golden Valley girls golf was just trying to prove it wasn't a doormat in the Foothill League.
Two girls golfers - a sophomore and a junior - completely changed the Foothill League's outlook for 2013.
It's the rivalry that isn't, according to the girls.
By simply not playing Hart and Canyon survived what was an otherwise tough week for some of the top football teams in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division.
Terry Tamura has always been a talented running back.