J.J., yes. C.J., no. It was certainly in the realm of possibility that West Ranch sophomore golfer J.J. Holen would shoot the low-round in the first Foothill League match and lead his team to a victory. But for C.J. Espino, a 5-foot-3-inch, 105-pound sophomore to stand right with the 6-footer and also lead the Wildcats to victory, that would be a surprise. It happened Tuesday as Holen and Espino both shot 74s on the par-72 ...
West Ranch boys tennis started off the Foothill League season strong on Monday, defeating Saugus 12-6 behind the stellar play of its mainstays,
Saugus girls soccer added to its unprecedented season Monday. The CIF released its All-Southern Section Division II selections, honoring the Centurions (20-4-3) with the top three awards. Senior midfielder Erin Ortega took home Offensive Player of the Year while junior midfielder Jamie Molacek came away with Defensive Player of the Year. "I wasn't even thinking about it really," said the UC Santa Barbara-bound Ortega. "I was just happy that we won (the CIF-Southern Section Division ...
It may be a new year in Foothill League swimming, but it looked very much like the last one at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center Tuesday.
Golden Valley football just pressed reset on its football program. The Canyon Country high school hired Andy Campbell, formerly of Silver Valley High in Yermo, to be its third head coach in school history on Friday. Golden Valley football, a program marred by losses, ineligibility, and lack of participation since its varsity debut in 2005, hopes Campbell is the solution to the team's lack of success. "His track record of being able to take programs ...
There is this consensus going around that West Ranch High will be the Foothill League boys golf champion. Consider it a tap-in for the Wildcats.
It comes around the same time every year. Tony Moskal, the boys varsity golf coach at Golden Valley, spouts a load of truth with a heavy dose of humor before the Foothill League golf season tees off.
When Tyler Gottshall stepped onto the varsity tennis court as a freshman he was a shy, yet gifted player, who had earned the third singles spot on the Valencia squad. Now in his junior year Gottshall has evolved into one of the best players in the Foothill League and a team captain on a team that has won six of the last seven Foothill League championships.
In many ways, it might be a building year for Foothill League boys tennis. Some teams are trying to fill holes left by graduating seniors, while others are busy laying a foundation for the future of their program.
After nearly eight hours of tennis, Valencia and Granada Hills were dead even in points at the Valencia Spring Smash.
During her sophomore season, Hart's Chelsea Griffiths set a league record in the 100-yard backstroke at the Foothill League Swim Finals with a time of 58.62 seconds.
If you take a look across the Foothill League landscape, one question may come to mind. Can anyone topple the Hart giant? Fresh off the girls' CIF-Southern Section Division II title, the Indians return a core of swimmers that have them pegged yet again as the team to beat. And they will do so in a league elevated to Division I status this season. "They know they are in everyone's crosshairs," said Hart head coach ...
Valencia's Foothill League baseball season opened with a bang early, but the rest of the game was plagued by shaky defense as Saugus capitalized on five Viking errors to score a 7-1 home victory.
Entering the season, West Ranch had never beaten Hart, Saugus or Valencia in varsity baseball. In order to win a Foothill League title, West Ranch must do so.
After years in the Foothill League's cellar, Golden Valley baseball took a giant leap forward on Friday.
PALMDALE - Football games aren't won in the first half, but they can definitely be lost in that span.
Two straight shootout wins by Santa Clarita Valley football teams over a state power in a six-day span was a bit too much to ask on Thursday at Valencia High.
After a wild week of football last Friday, with Valencia upending CIF-Southern Section Northern Division No. 2 Palmdale, Hart outlasting state-power Chaminade and Canyon pitching a shutout, what can today provide?
It wasn't even close - an 18-0 victory for the Saugus girls tennis team on Tuesday at Saugus High over the Alemany Warriors. And though the gauntlet part of the schedule is ahead, four wins in a week to start the season is doing a world of confidence-building for a young Centurions team. "They've experienced more success than what they've expected," said first-year head coach Ken Jeffris. "They're starting to believe in themselves. Winning will ...
When you lose two of the Santa Clarita Valley's top girls volleyball players, it's hard not to say you're rebuilding. But as the Valencia Vikings girls volleyball team showed on Tuesday night against the traditionally strong Notre Dame Academy Regal Gryphons in a 3-2 win, rebuilding doesn't mean the Vikings won't be competitive in 2013. "We are a very young team. There's a lot of learning, but everyone is working really hard," said outside hitter ...
No one can say the Foothill League isn't getting respect, at least from the CIF pollsters.
Hart High quarterback Brady White was selected as the U.S. Army All-American Bowl High School Player of the Week on Monday.
The Valencia Vikings varsity girls tennis team won the Division II championships at the prestigious 2013 California Tennis Classic in Clovis during the weekend, beating Arroyo Grande 7-5 in set tiebreaker after the teams played to 3-3 tie in the final.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andrew Furney kicked a 41-yard field goal with 3:03 to play, and Washington State beat No. 25 Southern California 10-7 Saturday night for its first victory at the Coliseum in 13 years.
The graduation of star player Dakota Prochnow left many wondering who would shoulder the load for the Trinity Classical Academy football team in 2013.
Prior to Saturday night's Canyon Cowboys game against visiting Clovis West, the high school honored its first CIF championship team during the pregame coin flip at Canyon High.
In an event featuring four reigning California state cross country team champions, the Saugus High girls ran a heart-stopping race to upset Great Oak High of Temecula in a powerhouse battle.