CARSON - Unapologetic 'til the end. That's Harry Welch. The word is almost overused but the best term to describe him is polarizing. There are and have been people that hate the former Canyon coach's guts. And others who love him. But what should he apologize for? Winning? Isn't that what you'd want out of a coach? Welch, whose bitter divorce from Canyon High after winning a state championship landed him in San Juan Capistrano, ...
CARSON – It was never close. St. Margaret's of San Juan Capistrano's swarming defense, an efficient run and pass game, combined with Hamilton Union's mistakes made for the perfect storm – or the perfect beating. The Harry Welch-led Tartans pounded the Braves 59-7 Friday in the CIF State Football Championship Small Schools Bowl Game at the Home Depot Center. The former Canyon High head coach became the first coach in state championship history to win ...
When Saugus took a lead against Pacifica Thursday, the advantage didn't last long. When Saugus took a lead against Notre Dame one day later, the Centurions made sure they stayed ahead. Erick Esquivel scored two goals and Manuel Garza had a goal and an assist as Saugus put together its most complete effort of the season in a 3-1 victory over Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks. Garza set up Esquivel's first goal by serving a ...
As Hart and Saugus met up on Friday night at College of the Canyons, neither team thought of their 2-3 starts, rather, the clean slate that comes with league play.
While it was only the season opener for Canyon and Valencia, it seemed more like a game to determine the Foothill League championship.
West Ranch came into Friday's game on a four-game losing streak, while Golden Valley was coming off of a bye week after it won in its first game on its campus in school history.
One of the largest cross country events in Los Angeles County will take place today at Castaic Lake Recreational Area.
Varsity Girls Tennis Valencia 16, Golden Valley 2 On Thursday, Vikings No. 1 singles player Thalia Wilczynski swept 6-0, 6-0, 6-1. No. 2 Shin Jae Kim won two sets 2-6, 6-1, 6-0 and Andrea Zammit and Amanda Jannson won one set. Valencia doubles swept with Emily Fraczek and Ashely Karzin leading the way 6-0, 6-1, 6-1, followed by Clarice Fraczek and Maxine David winning, 6-1 6-2. Chelsie Dietz and Swati Shestra took two sets, 6-1, 6-1. ...
Football Valencia 5-1 (1-0) Saugus 3-3 (1-0) West Ranch 2-4 (1-0) Canyon 3-3 (0-1) Golden Valley 3-3 (0-1) Hart 2-3 (0-1) Tennis Valencia 6-0 West Ranch 5-1 Hart 4-2 Saugus 2-4 Canyon 1-5 Golden Valley 0-6 Local Schedule Today Football College of Canyons at Glendale The COC Cougars take on Gelndale at 7 p.m. Santa Clarita Christian vs. Thatcher The Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals will take on Thatcher at Canyon High School at 7 p.m.
With a young team, Saugus boys soccer head coach Seth Groller is looking for improvement more than wins and losses during their non-league schedule. If Thursday's match is any indication, his side has come a long way.
Canyon girls head basketball coach Stan Delus was telling everyone he could about The Bishop's School of San Diego before Thursday's game.
The second Foothill League football coach has resigned in less than a week. Mike Kane, the only varsity head football coach in West Ranch High's five-year history, handed in his resignation on Wednesday. On Dec. 11, Steve Pinkston resigned as Golden Valley's head football coach. Kane, 42, said he came to the conclusion that he could no longer coach because of a lack of time spent with family. "I missed a lot of it and ...
With his headband wound tight over his blonde hair, Saugus cross country runner Alec Nelson came marching toward the finish line Thursday at Central Park in record time.
Foothill League football teams have a clean slate. All the work done up until this point was simply preparation for what will be a very competitive season on the gridiron. The race for the league title begins. Recent CIF polls have three Foothill League teams in the Northern Division's top 10. Valencia ranks the highest at No. 5 with Canyon inching its way into the line-up at No. 9 and rounding out the top 10 ...
There appears to be a new rivalry brewing. Two cross-town teams on a mission for the crown.
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.
One break of serve here, another tough bounce there, and that was enough to prevent the Valencia Vikings boys tennis team from moving on in the postseason.
Coming into the 2013 softball season, there was a lot of hope within the Santa Clarita Valley that come playoff time, a Foothill League team could make a run.
For one of the most competitive baseball seasons in Santa Clarita Valley prep history, the area gets no rewards in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs.