Santa Clarita Christian came out pumped for its Heritage League opener. Maybe a little too pumped. Milken Community was sharper than the energized Cardinals from the opening tip, and built a 16-point lead after three quarters before staving off a Cardinal rally and earning a 55-48 victory Thursday evening. Santa Clarita Christian (10-4, 0-1) came into the game ranked 13th in the CIF-Southern Section Division VI-AA, but routinely missed easy shots and outside jumpers in ...
Santa Clarita Christian knew it was facing a tough opponent in its Heritage League opener. The first quarter drove that point home with a sledgehammer. Milken Community scored the game's first 20 points and held a 24-4 lead after the first quarter en route to a 55-29 victory Thursday at Santa Clarita Christian. "I knew (Milken Community) was going to come out that way," said Cardinals head coach Bob Gaby. "I told the girls to ...
They exchange glances. It is all they need. First-year Canyon head coach Eric White knows he only has one opportunity per game to use his sweeper in goal-scoring opportunities until the other team catches on. It has worked on four occasions. Senior captain Milan Cabrera scored against Quartz Hill, Ventura, Lancaster and Santa Barbara during pre-league play this season. So what's the secret? Desire. "If it's in the air, it's either me or you, and ...
When McDonald's released its California nominations for its All-American High School Basketball Team Wednesday, there was one surprise name from the Santa Clarita Valley. Ariel Hale, a senior power forward from Canyon, was one of 35 girls from across the state nominated.
Four local players were honored on the All-CIF Southern Section volleyball teams, which were released earlier this week. Three of the players hailed from Santa Clarita Christian, including senior outside hitter Kristina Gibson and senior middle blockers Kaley Morrison and Karla Eberlein. The only Foothill League honoree was Valencia junior middle blocker Katie Hank.
There was a lot of motivation going around in the Foothill League after The Signal's Winter Sports Previews, which ran from Saturday through Tuesday. We're not taking credit for anything, but certainly those editions rubbed some local athletes the wrong way.
Golden Valley looked impressive in the pre-league season, but the Grizzlies still had to hear about how they hadn't won a league game in almost two years. Not anymore.
If Tuesday night was any indication, we are in for an exciting 2009 Foothill League girls basketball season. Saugus shocked Valencia at Valencia High 55-53 in a 32-minute battle of wills.
The Canyon boys soccer team had a sack full of motivation coming into its league opener at West Ranch High. In typical fashion, Cowboys head coach Khris Savage took every opportunity to use it.
There's an imaginary geographical line that separates part of the Santa Clarita Valley. That line indicates whether one plays basketball for Saugus or Valencia high schools. It's a very thin marker, considering the rivalry these two teams fought down to the wire last season, with the Vikings grabbing the league crown by just one game.
The Valencia girls soccer team opened Foothill League play with an emphatic statement Tuesday, storming into Saugus and scoring four goals before the first half was even 20 minutes old. The Vikings ended up with a 4-2 victory.
With only 10 league games, you must defend your home court. That was the point made by West Ranch Tuesday in its Foothill League-opening 61-49 victory against Canyon at West Ranch High.
At this time last year, the Golden Valley boys soccer team began to dig itself a hole. Chances are the Grizzlies are much happier with this season's start.
The explanation as to why he loves the game is hard to come by. Simply, Trevor Wiseman just likes to hear the ripping sound as a basketball travels through a net.
For years, Foothill League boys basketball has had a definitive upper tier. But the talent seems to be spread across the league this season, and because of the parity, 2009 could be a different from the past.
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.
The Valencia Vikings varsity girls tennis team won the Division II championships at the prestigious 2013 California Tennis Classic in Clovis during the weekend, beating Arroyo Grande 7-5 in set tiebreaker after the teams played to 3-3 tie in the final.