Destiny Rodino had reason to be concerned in the second inning of Hart's Foothill League softball matchup against the Lady Grizzlies at Golden Valley High School on Tuesday afternoon.
Add a tournament win to the Hart softball team's list of accomplishments this season. The Indians (22-5, 8-1) beat Thousand Oaks 3-1 in the championship game of the Thousand Oaks Tournament after shutting out Riverside Poly 12-0 in the semifinals.
Jessica Shults is self-admittedly loud. Like your typical teenager, she likes to talk, a lot. On the softball field, that enthusiasm has made the Hart junior a special player. Shults has an innate ability to mix fun with work.
Varsity baseball Saugus 16 Golden Valley 0 The Centurions (16-8, 9-4) handled the Grizzlies easily 16-0. Tyler Brubaker hit a home run and had 5 RBIs, Zach Vincej went 3-3 with four RBIs, and Brett Piper went 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Saugus next plays Valencia on Wednesday. Varsity Softball Santa Clarita Christian 20 Buckley 9 Santa Clarita Christian (8-8. 6-6) beat Buckley 20-9 behind winning pitcher Carly Asher who gave up ...
The playoff-bound Valencia Vikings baseball team is making its presence known to every team it faces from now until the first round. The Vikings (19-6, 11-2), who clinched a spot in the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs with their win over West Ranch on Wednesday, gave yet another strong performance against the Wildcats on Friday at Curtis Sand and Gravel field defeating West Ranch 9-6.
Playing long toss with his pitching coach before the game Friday, Hart pitcher Trevor Bauer surprised even himself. He outthrew Ruben Escobar, a former Master's College star and draftee of the Cleveland Indians. That's when he knew he would have his stuff.
The Foothill League boys tennis finals were the perfect setting for the ascent of Canyon's Jason Ferlianto from unassuming freshman to one of the league's top players.
The only thing slow about the Hart swimming team is its bus. Arriving forty-five minutes late to the Foothill League Finals because the bus carrying the team got into a minor fender bender couldn't prevent the Indians swimmers from having a speedy day once they hit the water. Afterall, their t-shirts read: "Excellence...it's in the water." Indeed, Hart was excellent in the pool, capturing the boys and girls Foothill League titles, the 21st and 26th, ...
Finally, the ball rolled Valencia's way. And even when it started to veer toward Hart, the Vikings made sure there would be no seventh inning heroics from the Indians. After losing to the Hart softball team in their first meeting in a dramatic seventh inning Indian comeback, Valencia (22-5, 7-1) bounced back and squeezed past Hart (20-4, 8-1) 2-1 Thursday afternoon at Newhall Park. "We finally got the breaks. Maybe they are going to go ...
For whichever high school Christian Lopes was going to, he was supposed to make an instant impact.
Hart High's baseball team defeated Canyon at Bud Murray field 10-2 on Wednesday. Indians starting pitcher Michael Montgomery, despite having what he called a "sporadic" game, allowed three hits, walked five, allowed one earned run and struck out 12. He struck out the side in the second inning with just nine pitches. "I wish I could do that every inning," Montgomery said. "That's what happens when you execute your pitches." The Indians broke the game ...
For the most part, the Foothill League Boys Tennis Preliminaries held serve. All four top seeds in singles advanced to today's semifinals and three of the four seeded teams advanced in doubles. There was one curveball, though, albeit a curveball that was widely expected. Valencia's Tyler Gottshall and Jack Zapala who played singles all season and would have most likely been seeded No. 1 and No. 2 in the singles draw, entered the tournament as ...
A couple of years ago, a trio of kids with ties to Canyon basketball all worked together so that one day they could play their sport at the next level.
Under the lights of the William S. Hart Softball Complex , the Hart varsity softball team defeated Saugus 6-0 on Tuesday.
The Foothill League prelims for track and field were held at the College of the Canyons on Tuesday.
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.
The West Ranch Wildcats boys lacrosse team couldn't have dreamt of a more dramatic ending to its inaugural season.
Golden Valley, Saugus and Canyon were the three clear frontrunners throughout the Foothill League track and field season.
As soon as Abbey Weitzeil touched the wall in the 100-yard freestyle for her second individual CIF title of the day, the Saugus sophomore spun around to check the results on the board.
For the Hart Indians boys tennis team, the cause was rather simple.
The Valencia Vikings continue on. For the first time since 2008 - when Valencia advanced to the quarterfinals of CIF-Southern Section Division I - the Vikings have made it past the second round. This time around, the Vikings play in Division II, and on Friday afternoon Valencia defeated the Temple City Rams 12-6 at Temple City High School. "The guys are stoked. They were really happy," said Valencia head coach Annie Kellogg. "I still had ...
As soon as the ball reached the glove of West Ranch Wildcats first baseman Jordan Benty for the second out of a game-ending double play, the Wildcats came storming out of the dugout, dog piling in front of the mound in celebration.