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 ...
For years, all they've heard people say is, "How about that Saugus girls cross country team?"
Prep girls tennis season still has life locally as the Valencia doubles team of Ashley Keith and Tina Inchalik advanced in the CIF-Southern Section Division II tournament on Monday.
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.
The 2012-13 Foothill League girls soccer Player of the Year is Valencia junior Becca Harrison, who was announced Monday along with the rest of the all-league teams.
This year's All-Foothill League boys soccer team was announced Monday with Valencia senior defender Jake Veiga receiving the Player of the Year honor, as voted on by the league's coaches.
For all that Canyon senior forward Alia McCoy had accomplished in her stellar basketball career, there was one thing she couldn't say.
It's sort of a no-brainer for West Ranch boys basketball player Kevin Harris.
LYNWOOD - Why has Canyon girls basketball been the best winter sports team in the Santa Clarita Valley over the last four years?
DANA POINT - In so many cases, a team is a reflection of its leaders.
A year ago, the Trinity Knights boys basketball team knew it had something special in a crop of seven incoming freshman.
The West Ranch Wildcats boys soccer team felt like it left everything on the field during Thursday's CIF-Southern Section Division IV second-round matchup with the Oak Hills of Hesperia Bulldogs.