The West Ranch Wildcats boys soccer team felt like it left everything on the field during Thursday's CIF-Southern Section Division IV second-round matchup with the Oak Hills of Hesperia Bulldogs.
There was no question from either sideline who the better team was during Thursday's CIF-Southern Section Division II quarterfinal contest at Valencia High School.
The Hart Indians boys soccer team won its first two playoff games by limiting mistakes and finishing scoring chances.
Outmatched and undersized, the Saugus Centurions girls basketball team was defeated by the Murrieta Valley Nighthawks 51-35 in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIA playoffs Wednesday at Saugus High.
No Santa Clarita Valley winter sports team can say what Canyon girls basketball can. Four years, four playoff quarterfinal appearances. The Canyon Cowboys pulled off the accomplishment by defeating the Kaiser Cats in Fontana 74-40 on Wednesday in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs. Canyon (24-4) now plays at third-seeded Lynwood in Saturday's quarterfinal. "I think our kids have always pushed themselves," said Canyon head coach Chuck Johns on why his ...
This Valencia Vikings girls basketball game had so much going for it. Leadership, inside players, outside players, depth and a co-Foothill League championship going into the postseason. Yet Valencia had something very big going against it in the postseason - a series of roadblocks. The Vikings never got to the second one as the first one - the Centennial of Corona Huskies - defeated Valencia 60-41 Wednesday in Corona in the second round of the ...
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. A missed layup here, a turnover there, a missed dunk there and a technical foul. Soon, the West Ranch boys basketball team's 13-point halftime lead disappeared. Then a 3-pointer here, a dunk there and grit everywhere in the fourth quarter led the Wildcats to a 63-53 win against Huntington Beach on Tuesday night at Huntington Beach High in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IA playoffs. Now the Wildcats ...
This one was a little more emotional than most postgame goodbyes. Valencia players, filed one by one, made their way out of the team room and thanked head coach Rocket Collins, most with tears in their eyes. One prominent Viking couldn't talk. The Valencia Vikings lost 64-52 Tuesday night in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IA playoffs at Valencia High to the Aliso Niguel Wolverines. The emotion stemmed from so much. Valencia ...
Things changed in a hurry for Hart Indians girls soccer on Tuesday. After Ally Perez scoring in the 34th minute to put the Indians ahead in their second-round CIF-Southern Section Division II contest with Chino Hills, the Huskies scored three goals in a seven minute span to win 3-1 at Chino Hills High School. Hart (13-8-7) led 1-0 at halftime before the Huskies' barrage ran from the 52nd minute to the 59th. "That's just a ...
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. Baseball, softball and boys volleyball can officially begin on Feb. 23 for local high schools. So, in turn, the CIF released its preseason polls for those sports on Monday. In baseball, the defending Foothill League champion West Ranch Wildcats are ninth in CIF-Southern Section Division I. Last season, the Wildcats finished 20-9-1 after advancing to the Division I semifinals before bowing ...
It's a simple question with no simple answer. What does make this year's Valencia Vikings boys soccer team so much better than the ones before? After a long, thoughtful pause, junior midfielder Colton Morgan finally offers his response. "I don't know," he says. "The way that we play together, the way that everybody does what they're supposed to do, that's what leads to our success." It's a fair explanation, but probably an incomplete one. Sure, ...
Scoring early and often, the Cardinals of Santa Clarita Christian cruised to a 23-6 victory over the Delphi Academy Dragons (9-11) in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Div. VII playoffs Thursday at Pete Reese Field on The Master's College.
Saugus Centurions softball is going to be looking back at this one for a while.
The West Ranch Wildcats had to battle to the very last game of the regular season to win their second straight Foothill League baseball title.
The West Ranch Wildcats softball team did their part first - then they received a little help from an unlikely ally 67 miles away.
Hart High School's highly touted offensive duo has significant college offers on the table.
When Jonathan Morsch's high school swimming career came to an end on Saturday, it was the culmination of 11 years of swimming - an 11-year venture that took Morsch from swimming out of necessity to swimming because he was one of the best the Santa Clarita Valley had to offer.
In its first season since moving up from the Heritage League to the more competitive Liberty League, the Trinity Knights softball team accomplished a lot by making the postseason.
In its first playoff appearance in team history, Albert Einstein Academy baseball didn't get any breaks.
A young Santa Clarita Christian softball team came into last week a win away from a Liberty League championship.
The Valencia Vikings softball team certainly had its chances to advance to the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I postseason.
The bats may be coming around just in time for Valencia Vikings baseball. Patient and effective hitting put Valencia in front early and an A.J. Balta grand slam put the game out of reach as the Vikings beat the Westlake Warriors 11-2 on Tuesday in a CIF-Southern Section Division I wild-card matchup at Valencia High School. "We saw the pitches we wanted and we hit them," said Balta, who started for the first time in ...
There's one word for it - shock.