2009 was another successful season for Valencia boys tennis, but Saturday it ended just like the 2008 campaign, at the hands of perennial powerhouse Palm Desert.
The team careers of the two most successful boys tennis singles players in West Ranch history came to a close Saturday as the Wildcats fell 12-6 at home to Brentwood in the CIF-Southern Section Division II second round match.
A total of five local athletes will take part in next weekend's CIF-Southern Section Division I finals, while Golden Valley high jumper Tessy Sproul qualified for the CIF-SS Division III finals.
None of the Valencia High boys volleyball team's current players were credited with a single statistic during last year's run to a CIF-Southern Section Division II championship.
With Hart baseball up nine runs in the middle innings Friday at West Ranch in a Foothill League finale, talk in the Indians' dugout swirled around on how second baseman Spenser Souza would complete his cycle.
Saddleback of Santa Ana played an efficient game and defeated Saugus 3-1 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II boys volleyball playoffs Friday at Saddleback High School.
Hart boys volleyball's run into the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs ended at Westlake Friday.
WALNUT – It would be an understatement to say that Foothill League swimming represented well in its first year back in the CIF-Southern Section Division I, particularly Hart and senior Jordan Danny.
Saugus has been known for its defense all season long, but with a playoff spot on the line Friday, the Centurions simply bashed their way into the postseason.
After a winless Foothill League performance in 2008, first year Golden Valley coach Scott Drootin knew he was in for a building project with his new team, and Friday he finished laying one of the first levels in the construction of a successful program.
Valencia's first round CIF-Southern Section Division II match was all about teamwork. The Vikings leaned on a strong doubles performance, taking eight of nine sets in the doubles bracket, en route to a 12-6 win and a second-round invite. "Our doubles teams were brilliant," said Valencia head coach Annie Kellogg. "We knew that they had a talented singles team, but we weren't sure how deep they were. We came within a break of sweeping doubles, ...
Canyon softball entered Thursday's Foothill League finale with one goal - to make the playoffs and end the longest postseason draught in the league.
The West Ranch boys tennis team tied Bonita at La Verne 9-9 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II postseason, but the Wildcats won on games 82-71. "They never gave up," said West Ranch head coach Eric Spiecker. "We were on top of them the whole match. You constantly felt like this is over, and suddenly it isn't over." Top singles player Jordan Hovis swept his three sets 6-1, 6-2, 6-1, while ...
Eventually, one of these years, the Valencia High softball team is going to end up finishing somewhere other than first place in the final Foothill League standings.
The Rancho San Marcos Golf Club in Santa Barbara was downright frustrating to the Foothill League's last team standings Thursday.
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.
Well that didn't take long.
The Hart High Indians have already been getting plenty of attention this season for their explosive offense.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights already had sizeable challenge in front of them in facing a CIF-Southern Section 8-man power on Friday.
It was a frustrating two weeks for Santa Clarita Christian football, as the Cardinals dropped their first two games of the season.