In 1995, a Nigerian family of six trekked across the desert plains of Africa and across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States.
Former Hart linebacker Dan Howell was on his old stomping grounds during the past two weeks, motivating the current Indian football players on the practice field.
Saugus has seen a lot of athletic success recently, and lacrosse is starting to catch on - not only at the school, but across the Santa Clarita Valley. The Centurions went 10-3 last spring and won the Pacific League, and the foundation was laid by Steve Tyson, who has been a huge force behind bringing the sport to not only the Santa Clarita Valley, but the greater Los Angeles area as well.
After winning four games by an average of 18 points, Valencia left no doubt it deserved the Canyon Classic championship. The Vikings and got 27 points from tournament MVP, sophomore Lonnie Jackson and put together a complete effort in a 68-54 rout of Lancaster Saturday evening.
Santa Clarita Christian stayed undefeated on the season but it wasn't easy Saturday, in a 33-20 win over Rolling Hills Prep in San Pedro. The Cardinals led by as close a score as 27-20, after Rolling Hills scored on an option play after a long pass.
Isabella Fraczek won the Valencia Fall Brawl singles championship on Saturday at Valencia High School. The senior would have to go through her fellow Valencia High senior teammate, Thalia Wilczinski.
Few people might have predicted the troubles that have befallen the Indians this season. Saturday, the misery continued with a 52-14 loss to the Cubs of Loyola.
Lancaster made just a couple more plays down the stretch Friday to defeat Canyon 58-53 in the semifinals of the Canyon Classic at Canyon High.
Valencia played a strong second half during an opening-night win at the Canyon Classic, and then played well in the first half to win again Thursday.
On Friday night, Saugus welcomed one of the Southern Section's perennial powerhouses to town as the Crespi Celts invaded Cougars Stadium on the campus of College of the Canyons.
Valencia High's homecoming game consisted of country line dancing, a Paris Hilton look-a-like and an homage to Vanilla Ice.
In the final tune-up before Foothill League action next week, West Ranch quarterback Jake Bernards threw a pair of two 10-yard touchdown passes to wide receiver Frankie Madero on Friday, but they were not enough in a 35-14 loss to Los Osos.
Golden Valley's soccer field was the site of a battle on Thursday afternoon as the boys varsity team took on Chaminade of West Hills.
Canyon pressures the basketball everywhere on the court – and the strategy is even more effective when the opponent is out of control in the first place.