The Valencia girls soccer team opened Foothill League play with an emphatic statement Tuesday, storming into Saugus and scoring four goals before the first half was even 20 minutes old. The Vikings ended up with a 4-2 victory.
With only 10 league games, you must defend your home court. That was the point made by West Ranch Tuesday in its Foothill League-opening 61-49 victory against Canyon at West Ranch High.
At this time last year, the Golden Valley boys soccer team began to dig itself a hole. Chances are the Grizzlies are much happier with this season's start.
The explanation as to why he loves the game is hard to come by. Simply, Trevor Wiseman just likes to hear the ripping sound as a basketball travels through a net.
For years, Foothill League boys basketball has had a definitive upper tier. But the talent seems to be spread across the league this season, and because of the parity, 2009 could be a different from the past.
The road to a Foothill League championship in girls basketball has gone through Newhall Avenue. Hart High has won seven straight titles, including a share of the crown last year with Saugus.
Hart High head basketball coach Zach Koebel goes one-on-one with a select few of his players at practice. Megan Ford, now a center at Cal Poly Pomona, was one of his favorites last year in his first season leading the Indians.
Talk to any coach and they will tell you the same thing. Whoever finishes as the league champions will have been the last team standing.
As Erin Ortega goes, so does Saugus. In her fourth year on the Centurions' varsity squad, the senior has done whatever it takes for the team to be successful. It is because of that attitude that she will spend her second consecutive season as a team captain. "They follow her lead, and that is good because she never lets down," says head coach Lisa Rollo. And 2009 is no different. Coming into the season, Ortega ...
If you don't recognize Foothill League boys soccer this season, you're not alone. Graduation losses, stylistic overhauls and new head coaches are rampant in the Santa Clarita Valley this season, and amid all the change, defense remains a stabilizing element of success. That's how first-year West Ranch coach Mo Burgess sees it. "Our team goal is to shut somebody out to zero shots in a game," he said. "It's not just a shutout. We want ...
In soccer, defense is a thankless position. There's no goal-scoring glitz like there is for strikers. Defenders aren't the fulcrum of the entire team like the midfield. If you make a mistake, it's amplified. But if you do your job, it's often underappreciated.
A year ago, West Ranch jumped right into league play after the long holiday layoff, and the rust showed.
Teams are going to key on a couple of Valencia girls basketball varsity veterans this season.
Former Indian named Player of Week Hart High graduate Megan Ford was named Wilson California Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of December 29 - January 3. Ford, a freshman center at NCAA Division II Cal Poly Pomona, averaged 18 points and 9.5 rebounds in a pair of games during the week. On Jan. 3 she scored 22 points, making 10-of-16 shots, and pulled down 10 rebounds in ...
Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks boys head soccer coach Patrick Thompson put the breaks on any good-feeling Valencia got after the Vikings defeated the Knights 2-0 at Dr. Paul A. Priesz Stadium Wednesday.
VENTURA - Even when the bounces don't go in favor of the Saugus Centurions, they're still finding ways to win.
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.