Valencia continued its quest to keep its Foothill League crown with another decisive victory Tuesday.
West Ranch entered its match Tuesday at Golden Valley as one of the better teams in the Foothill League, and the Wildcats' performance showed why they may have a chance to give perennial power Valencia a run for the title.
Valencia continued its dominance of the Foothill League in a way that was anything but dominant.
Valencia senior golfer Alex Macaluso didn't have to battle as hard on the golf course Tuesday as much as he had to battle off the course coming up with the right word to describe the gap between his team and Foothill League-leading West Ranch.
Going into Tuesday's swim meet with Canyon, Saugus head coach Vicky Donnelly expected challenges on the girls' side, and knew it would be a battle between the boys.
One tried out for volleyball in the spur of the moment. One hasn't stopped playing volleyball for the past four years. One had never touched a volleyball until a few weeks ago. West Ranch seniors Frankie Madero, Jeff Zepp and Kulwinder Singh all took different paths to joining the boys volleyball team, but now that they're together, the trio has one goal in mind.
There may be no program as dominant in its respective sport in the Santa Clarita Valley than Valencia boys volleyball. But fresh off their consensus national championship, the Vikings will look completely different this year.
A late goal from Bakersfield's Joshua Shin with 4:38 remaining in the third period was the difference in the Roughnecks' 3-1 victory over Valencia High on the opening night of Ice Station Valencia's High School Hockey season on Monday night. In its ninth consecutive year, the club league features eight teams, including Valencia High, Canyon High, Hart High, Saugus High, Antelope Valley High, Bakersfield High, Burbank and West Valley (San Fernando and Simi Valleys).
When Scott Drootin accepted the head coaching position with Golden Valley baseball, the hope was that he could change the losing climate that had dominated the Grizzlies' past. Coming off a year that saw Golden Valley post an 0-15 Foothill League mark, the Grizzlies were looking for an infusion of talent.
The fifth annual Percy Knox invitational featured a limited number of Foothill League athletes, but those who did compete put in some strong results.
Andy Campbell understands that building the Golden Valley football program is a large undertaking.
Big innings have plagued Canyon all season, and a crooked number hurt the Cowboys again Friday afternoon.
There will be no comparisons between this Hart pitching staff and last year's. A Major League Baseball first-round pick in Michael Montgomery and a phenom in Trevor Bauer (now playing for UCLA when he should be a high school senior) rarely if ever come along together. Yet this week, a pair of pitchers showed just how important they will be to the Indians' success this year. Josh Wagner went the distance Friday, often evading disaster, ...
Valencia is one of the younger teams in the Foothill League, but the Vikings were able to capitalize on the youthful mistakes of Golden Valley Friday.
Saugus has the kind of balance and depth that few track teams in the Foothill League can match.
The season had to end at some point.
Hart graduate Matt Ryan advanced to golf's Web.com Qualifying School finals on Friday while Saugus graduate Nick Delio came up short.
All the Trinity Classical Academy Knights football team needed was a taste.
Second half dominance at the line of scrimmage is why the Valencia Vikings football team is playing in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division semifinals next Friday.
Look out Northern Division, the Hart Indians are beginning to look a lot more like the team that stood atop the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division poll for nine weeks, and a lot less like the team that lost its final two regular season games to finish third in the Foothill League.
For the first time in five years, the Saugus Centurions football team is headed to the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division semifinals.
Valencia swim's Sophie Fiscella is surely preparing for the upcoming Foothill League season, but the senior has a lot to look forward to beyond that.
Lately, Brian Zabilski's Facebook feed has been filled with inspirational links and photos.
There has probably never been a truer statement from anybody.
There was no sadness or regret in Golden Valley sophomore golfer Elisa Pierre's voice whatsoever on Wednesday.
It's been a season packed with milestones for the Hart Indians girls tennis team.
Friday's CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoff scores:
It was hard for Santa Clarita Christian girls volleyball head coach Darcy Brown to put the words together.
It was a good day for the local girls runners on Saturday at the CIF-Southern Section cross country prelims.
It was the hardest thing in his football career to do - watch.