By the time West Ranch's opponent scored its first points in the Santa Clarita Summer Girls Basketball Shootout Thursday, Erin Ruiz had already sunk a trio of 3-pointers.
The swish of the net and the squeaking of tennis shoes - oh, the sounds of basketball. Local teams are already gearing up for girls varsity basketball season. Valencia, Hart and West Ranch are participating in the 2008 Santa Clarita Girls Varsity Basketball Summer Shootout at the College of the Canyons. Palmdale, Quartz Hill, Notre Dame, Burroughs, and Knight will also be apart of today's action. The tournament was started in the summer of 2003 by ...
Marching band, check; 4.3 GPA, check; Key Club member, check; the Foothill League's No. 1 freshman tennis player, check.
Valencia and Hart played for a basketball championship Sunday night. OK, it was only the Hart Summer Classic title game. Mismatched uniforms, cooling fans on full blast along the sidelines, and the loud sound of shoes squeaking on the floor were all indication that the Foothill League wasn't on the line. But when these two teams meet in winter it could be. Valencia and Hart are two of the early favorites for the league crown ...
There will always be a lot of turnover on high school basketball teams, which often leads to a lot of turnovers, especially in the summer.
Before he was three years old, Trevor Bauer spent several weeks attempting to ride a two-wheel bicycle.
When she steps between the chalked lines of a softball field, Jessica Spigner becomes a different person.
Four Foothill League basketball teams will compete in the Hart Summer Classic today and tomorrow at Hart High School.
As the top-ranked team in the United States, Valencia did not particularly have one superstar hitter who far outplayed the rest.
Throw out the two fastest 3,200-meter times in CIF-Southern Section history, and Saugus High distance runner Kaylin Mahoney is your state champion last season, not a third-place finisher.
In a sea of standout track and field athletes, Delano Howell of Hart was one who stood out.
It was a hot, long, tiring day. And that was just the coaches talking. Fighting fatigue, after playing 17 games in five days, and injuries to two of their top three wide receivers, Valencia found enough energy to stage a comeback and beat Crescenta Valley 32-12, for the Hart Passing Tournament Championship Wednesday at College of the Canyons. The Vikings were down 12-0, early before senior quarterback Dominick Solley started slinging it out to his ...
Redemption is sweet. When Jack Zapala entered his senior tennis season, his goal was to not lose a single set in the Foothill League. Last season, he was almost perfect in league but as the old adage goes­ - almost doesn't count. His lone set loss came to Hart's Otto DeGreiff. DeGreiff graduated and Zapala's dominance resonated throughout the league, this season. He was successful in attaining his goal. The lanky Zapala was undefeated as ...
A curve ball was thrown and there was no hitter at the plate. This wasn't a baseball game. It was the Foothill League tennis prelims. Valencia's No. 1 and No. 2 singles players, Jack Zapala and Tyler Gottshall, entered into the doubles draw. For most, this meant the singles draw was up for grabs and everyone else was playing for second in doubles. Two players, though, were up for the challenge. Teammates Cameron Phillips and ...
Darren Sholes and Spenser Souza have been in a quarterback battle for the past seven years.
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.