The Valencia softball team has won nine straight Foothill League titles and back-to-back CIF-Southern Section Division I championships.
It took 17 outs for Hart softball to end a scoreless tie, but once catcher Jessica Shults swung her bat and connected, there was no doubt that the Indians had broken through.
Saugus softball lost 5-0 to Thousand Oaks in Thousand Oaks Thursday in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs.
He can tell you a story about every photograph posted on the walls of classroom M-2.
Last fall, Collin Keoshian helped lead the Santa Clarita Christian football team to undiscovered country as the school won its first CIF championship.
The Canyon softball team hadn't been to the CIF-Southern Section playoffs since 2002.
The Valencia boys volleyball team advanced to the CIF-Southern Section Division II quarterfinals Tuesday thanks to a 3-1 victory over El Modena on the road.
Hart baseball's season came to a close Tuesday in a game that was a microcosm of a year of near-misses.
LONG BEACH – Canyon's Kearsten Livingstone, Sarah Pino, Kirsten Justice and Allison Morales started the day off at the CIF-Southern Section Masters Meet at Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool as the 2009 Masters Champions in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1 minute, 47.19 seconds.
When it comes to postseason baseball the old saying is that "pitching wins championships." Tuesday, Saugus proved that defense may be just as important.
Nine area baseball and softball teams will be heading to the postseason as the CIF-Southern Section released its playoff brackets on Monday.
The Foothill League will be sending four teams in each sport to the Division I brackets, including a team in each from Hart, Saugus and Valencia.
The Foothill League's Most Valuable Player ended his prep golf career Monday, but the future immediately grabbed his torch.
Underclassmen J.J. Holen of West Ranch and Jonathan Chang of Valencia posted impressive scores Monday at Sterling Hills Golf Course in Camarillo at the CIF-Southern Section Northern Individual Regional and advanced, along with Valencia senior Alex Macaluso, to the May 26 CIF-SS Individual Finals and SCGA qualifier.
The Santa Clarita Christian softball team has officially made the CIF-Southern Section Division VII postseason, and the Cardinals had to overcome adversity to do it.
Saugus' Tiara Wells will attend California State University, Chico, while Nicole Hicks will head to San Francisco State University.
A lot of children grow up dreaming of playing the sport they love for their ideal school. Not many of them make it a reality before their junior season of high school is over.
But then again, most high school softball players don't nearly hit .500 for an entire season like Canyon catcher Brittany Williams.
Hart High graduate and former The Master's College star Jerry Owens was suspended for 50 games last week from the Liga Mexicana de Beisbol for violating the league's drug policy.
It's not entirely uncommon for a club swimmer to see their high school team as something secondary; a break from the grind of a club season, but ultimately just that - a break.
Can you consider one nonwinning year a drought?
Canyon High senior Cole Mears has always considered himself a utility player.
From the start, this season was about two teams: West Ranch and Saugus.
For track and field coaches, it's always a balancing act between worrying about winning team competitions and figuring out how to keep their best athletes ready for the end of the season.
Different park. Same result.
Hart High junior pitcher Paul Richan said he was thinking about Friday's game against surging Valencia for two days.
It doesn't happen very often in Foothill League play, but you can bet that when A.J. West and Jake Bird come in to pitch for West Ranch in the same game, it's a close one.
One road to the U.S. Open, which last year was won by Justin Rose, is through Valencia.
Saugus boys volleyball isn't going away quietly after falling short to Valencia earlier in the week.
In the most critical match of the day in terms of the Foothill League standings, the Hart High Indians clinched a spot in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs.
A lot of weight was on the shoulders of a select number of athletes for Golden Valley girls track and field.
The Vikings needed some heroics to get past Hart on Thursday afternoon at Valencia High School, and luckily Britney Ross-Smith was up for the challenge.