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.
Canyon closed the regular season strong to finish second in the Foothill League. But in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs, it was Brentwood's strong finish that doomed the Cowboys. After dropping the first game, Brentwood reeled off three straight victories to defeat Canyon 3-1, ending the Cowboys' season. "They started coming back," said Canyon head coach Brian Ingino. "All year we played off our energy, and we didn't play with ...
Hart boys volleyball scored a dominating victory to advance to the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Playoffs Wednesday, dropping Hueneme 3-0 (25-10, 25-20, 25-18) in a wild-card match.
Ever since Valencia took part in a spring break tournament in Orange County, the Vikings have been on a different tier than the rest of the Foothill League.
Hart baseball added some intrigue to the final day of the Foothill League season with an upset of West Ranch at home Wednesday.
WALNUT - Foothill League swimming's move from Division II to Division I experienced both success and struggles at the CIF-Southern Section Division I prelims Wednesday at the Mt. San Antonio College Marie T. Mills Aquatic Complex.
Canyon boys tennis found its way into the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs with a third-place Foothill League finish, but the Cowboys could not discover a path to get past South Pasadena at home Tuesday in the wild-card round, falling 10-8.
It turns out the names on the front of the uniforms really do make a difference. A freshman pitcher, a rebuilt lineup and having to play in the same league as powerhouse Hart made it seem that eight-time defending league champion Valencia would finally pass on the torch. Two losses to Canyon and Saugus only strengthened those odds. And yet, here the Vikings are. With their backs against the wall, they beat Foothill League front-runner ...
A big second inning against Canyon helped Saugus take a big step toward securing one of the Foothill League's automatic playoff berths.
The Valencia boys golf team battled for respect all season long. They got it Tuesday. The Vikings, not Foothill League champion West Ranch, were the only local team to advance in the CIF playoffs. Valencia shot a team score of 376, good enough for second place Tuesday at Soule Park Golf Club in Ojai in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Team Divisional. The Vikings, along with Westlake (358) and Arcadia (378) are the three teams that ...
The only varsity starting shortstop West Ranch High has known has verbally committed to play baseball at UC Irvine. Cal Vogelsang, a three-year varsity player, informed Irvine last week, according to West Ranch head coach Casey Burrill.
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.
PALMDALE - The Knight Hawks football team made several key plays in the second half on Thursday night against the West Ranch Wildcats.
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.