NORWALK - At this stage of the track and field season, most would figure that the athletes are going all-out to get the best times.
Seven Foothill League athletes will take part in today's CIF-Southern Section Masters Meet at Cerritos College.
The dynamic duo of Destiny Rodino and Jessica Shults struck again for Hart softball in the CIF-Southern Section Division I Playoffs, pacing the Indians to a 1-0 win over Esperanza Thursday at Newhall Park thanks to a no-hitter from Rodino and an RBI double from Shults.
The talk of the Foothill League at the beginning of the year was Valencia's vulnerability.
On June 2, 2006, the University of Southern California athletic department sent out a press release announcing the retirement of Mike Gillespie.
Aly Drake had no big plans for track and field. Her first love is soccer, and she earned a scholarship to the University of San Francisco after starring for Valencia High School the past four years. Track was just a means to stay in shape in the offseason. That all changed after this past weekend's CIF-Southern Section Division I championships at Cerritos College. Drake ran the 800-meter race in a school-record 2 minutes, 9.95 seconds ...
There was no stopping Christian Lopes this season. The Valencia shortstop and leadoff hitter crushed 15 home runs, launched 28 extra-base hits and drove in 33 runs while scoring 39 himself. The 15 home runs are a Foothill League and Santa Clarita Valley record. Those numbers led the Vikings to a Foothill League championship, and Lopes' play led to his selection as the 2009 Foothill League Player of the Year by the coaches. Just a ...
CIF championship soccer coach Lisa Rollo surprised Saugus High Tuesday by resigning less than three months after leading her team to a title.
You could feel the winds of change. With a comeback brewing in the fifth inning, the West Ranch baseball team jangled the fencing and roared in their home dugout Tuesday. Then Edison of Huntington Beach sophomore left-hander Henry Owens, rattled for a couple of batters, blew back and ended the Wildcats' hopes at West Ranch High. Owens, a 6-foot-5-inch 3/4 slingshooter, shot down West Ranch in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I ...
Possibly the best run in Santa Clarita Valley softball history ended Tuesday in Riverside. Valencia, winners of the last two CIF-Southern Section Division I titles, lost 4-2 to Riverside Poly (23-8) in the second round of this year's Division I playoffs. "You never want it to end," said Vikings head coach Donna Lee. "We played the kind of softball we (usually) play, we beat them. You have to have that sense of urgency every inning." ...
J.J. Holen said Tuesday that he lost the Foothill League Most Valuable Player prize. He's making up for it in the postseason. The West Ranch sophomore shot a 3-over 74 Tuesday at Hacienda Golf Club in La Habra Heights at the CIF-Southern Section Boys Golf Individual Final and SCGA Qualifier. He finished 11th overall and qualified for the June 3 CIF/SCGA Tournament at the SCGA Members Club in Temecula. Valencia senior Alex Macaluso shot an ...
MOORPARK – When playoff softball rolls around, Hart's combination of pitching and timely hitting is tough to beat.
The level of the competition. The roar of the crowd. The enormity of the moment. The CIF-Southern Section Divisional championship track meet can be intimidating to any youngsters. Given the circumstances, the future faces of the Foothill League acquitted themselves nicely on Saturday. "This is a totally new experience," said Saugus distance runner Stephanie Bulder. "There is a lot of pressure to do as well as the girls have done, but I just go out ...
As the CIF-Southern Section Divisional track and field championships wound down, the Division II girls team race looked like a done deal.
Just walk into Valencia High's gymnasium and take a look around. Six CIF-Southern Section Division championship banners hang from the ceiling - four are for boys volleyball (2003, 2004, 2006, 2008). League championships are displayed on the north wall. There are eight straight Foothill League titles, with a ninth yet to be posted, again, boys volleyball. The opposite wall honors male and female athletes of the year. Surrounding football player Shane Vereen's name (2007) are ...
This Valencia Vikings girls basketball game had so much going for it.
The Valencia Vikings boys soccer team was defeated by the Valencia Vikings - or in a more clearer terms, the Temescal Canyon soccer team playing Valencia style soccer.
Nothing was going right.
This one was a little more emotional than most postgame goodbyes.
Things changed in a hurry for Hart Indians girls soccer on Tuesday.
The core group of seniors on the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals girls soccer players experienced a lot through the years.
After playing 100 minutes of scoreless soccer and four even rounds of penalty kicks, the Valencia Vikings girls soccer team needed a save and a goal to advance to the CIF-Southern Section Division II quarterfinals.
The ball just doesn't always bounce your way - and that's exactly what happened to the Canyon Cowboys girls soccer team in their CIF-Southern Section Division II playoff game with Wilson of Long Beach on Tuesday.
Forget what the calendar says, spring is practically here in the world of sports.
It's a simple question with no simple answer.