If you don't recognize Foothill League boys soccer this season, you're not alone. Graduation losses, stylistic overhauls and new head coaches are rampant in the Santa Clarita Valley this season, and amid all the change, defense remains a stabilizing element of success. That's how first-year West Ranch coach Mo Burgess sees it. "Our team goal is to shut somebody out to zero shots in a game," he said. "It's not just a shutout. We want ...
In soccer, defense is a thankless position. There's no goal-scoring glitz like there is for strikers. Defenders aren't the fulcrum of the entire team like the midfield. If you make a mistake, it's amplified. But if you do your job, it's often underappreciated.
A year ago, West Ranch jumped right into league play after the long holiday layoff, and the rust showed.
Teams are going to key on a couple of Valencia girls basketball varsity veterans this season.
Former Indian named Player of Week Hart High graduate Megan Ford was named Wilson California Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of December 29 - January 3. Ford, a freshman center at NCAA Division II Cal Poly Pomona, averaged 18 points and 9.5 rebounds in a pair of games during the week. On Jan. 3 she scored 22 points, making 10-of-16 shots, and pulled down 10 rebounds in ...
Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks boys head soccer coach Patrick Thompson put the breaks on any good-feeling Valencia got after the Vikings defeated the Knights 2-0 at Dr. Paul A. Priesz Stadium Wednesday.
At the start of the season, College of the Canyons women's basketball head coach Greg Herrick was confident his team could duplicate its Western State Conference success from last season.
Whether you're describing Saugus' performance Wednesday or its season as a whole, one thing's for sure.
The College of the Canyons' Justin Smith scored a game high 25 points, but the sophomore forward's effort weren't enough as the Cougars lost 92-84 to Citrus College (17-3, 1-0) on Wednesday night at College of the Canyons in the Western State Conference opener.
The writing was on the wall a year ago. Only a freshman, she was already competing with the league's elite.
Is blood thicker than water? Twin sisters, Emily and Clarice Fraczek have the answer. Despite success with fellow sophomores Amanda Jansson and Eunice Pack for much of the season, the two struck gold when paired together. Need proof? The sophomores beat Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks' No. 1 tandem of Corey Berman and Olivia Arroyo 8-2 to win the 2008 Fall Brawl Tournament, then beat West Ranch sisters Gavelyn and Lena Poonnapatam to win the ...
Just two years into her high school golf career, Hart's Amanda Corr has gone through two year-end battles.
A trio of Hart girls, still relying on each other for motivation, and one Saugus golfer advanced to the next round of the CIF-Southern Section girls golf playoffs after shooting qualifying scores Monday at Soule Park Golf Club in Ojai at the Northern Individual Regional. Amanda Corr, Nikki Prichard and Kendall Dusenberry of Hart and Tiara Wells of Saugus will all compete in Thursday's CIF-Southern Section Individual Final and WSCGA Qualifier - the second of ...
Shelby LeDuff isn't a follower. Shelby LeDuff is a leader. And in 2008 she proved it. She led the Valencia girls volleyball team to a seventh-straight Foothill League title. She led the Vikings team in the kills category. She was voted a team captain in her senior season. And the Foothill League coaches named her the Most Valuable Player. Fittingly enough, the 5-foot-11-inch LeDuff can add All-Santa Clarita Valley Girls Volleyball Player of the Year ...
An act of Providence took away just enough steam out of the Santa Clarita Christian football team Saturday against the No. 1 eight-man team in the country, Faith Baptist in Canoga Park.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andrew Furney kicked a 41-yard field goal with 3:03 to play, and Washington State beat No. 25 Southern California 10-7 Saturday night for its first victory at the Coliseum in 13 years.
The graduation of star player Dakota Prochnow left many wondering who would shoulder the load for the Trinity Classical Academy football team in 2013.
Prior to Saturday night's Canyon Cowboys game against visiting Clovis West, the high school honored its first CIF championship team during the pregame coin flip at Canyon High.
In an event featuring four reigning California state cross country team champions, the Saugus High girls ran a heart-stopping race to upset Great Oak High of Temecula in a powerhouse battle.