There's still a bitter taste in the mouths of the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals this season.
Canyon High freshman football head coach Alex Reinwald is a busy man. Reinwald - a linebacker for Canyon in 2002 and 2003 - is not only coaching the Cowboys' frosh team, he's also Canyon's varsity offensive coordinator. But while Reinwald's varsity offense may rely heavily on the pass, his freshmen on the other hand, may be most effective on the ground this season. The Cowboys are three deep at running back, headlined by Henry Arellano, ...
Canyon junior varsity head coach Frank Nelson has two goals for his team this season. "Our goals are to be league champions and to prepare the guys for varsity football," Nelson said. As freshmen last season, the majority of the JV team finished in third place with a 6-4 overall record at the lower level in 2012. Nelson coached the freshman last season, and how now moved up to JV with the team. "Last year ...
Come on. Really? Twins playing basically the same position? So you're going to tell us Canyon High that Israel and Liam Cabrera are now the team's starting slot receivers and safeties? Because they're twins - right? Just because they both like the same kind of music, share the same classes, look alike, sound alike, and like the same kind of foods doesn't mean you have to put them in similar roles. No, Canyon head coach ...
There will be a familiar name on the field for the Hart freshman team this season, and like his older brother, he'll be playing on both sides of the ball.
Hart High junior varsity head coach Dan Cota believes he has a quarterback and running back that could have success at the varsity level right away.
"Maniac." "Scary." "Crazy." "Nuts." "Beast." Who is Hart linebacker Garrett Updegraft? According to multiple Indians' teammates, he's all of those things. But on the football field, that's definitely not a bad thing. "Just the way he plays. He plays with such a motor," says Hart offensive and defensive lineman Blake Porter. "It's crazy, almost like he's possessed. A million miles an hour on every play. You have to be aware of him." And that's because ...
For the second straight season, Hart begins the season ranked No. 1 in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division.
The Saugus football program constantly strives for stability, and that starts at the freshman level.
Expectations will be presumably low for Saugus junior varsity football this year. At least that's based on the performance of last year's Saugus freshman team, which went 2-8. But that lack of expectation from the outside is just fine with third-year JV head coach Steve Pearson. "When we took the team, it was one of those, 'Wow, we've got our work cut out for us,'" Pearson said. "But I'm going to be honest, we found ...
Somewhere beneath the surface, this flannel wearing, truck-driving, fun-loving kid has an edge.
Just like the varsity team, the West Ranch freshman will be led by a new head coach this season. Sean Delaney is in his first year with the Wildcats' program and it seems that he has learned as much about the new West Ranch culture as his players. "It's been interesting, trying to learn a new system, new kids, new school and new way of doing things," Delaney said. "It's been kind of hectic, ...
For the first time in school history, the West Ranch junior varsity program will be running the same offensive and defensive schemes as the varsity squad. And while first-year head coach Sean Bridges knew that it would take some extra time for his players to pick up varsity schemes, he has no doubt that they will be ready play at a high level this season.
Chase Killingsworth has been the starting quarterback since he was 10 years old. But varsity football is a very different animal. There are a lot more eyeballs on the team and much more scrutiny associated with playing the position. But even with all the weight on his shoulders, West Ranch's junior signal caller is acting like he's been there before. "The pressure is definitely there. You've got the program on your shoulders," Killingsworth says. ...
Canyon High varsity football didn't scrimmage just anyone in preparation for their season opener with Westlake next week.
In 2010, Spencer Klehn led a talented freshmen class that entered Trinity Classical Academy with the unique opportunity to help build a football program that would go as far as bright-eyed and inexperienced 14-year-old kids could take it.
Where Hart High's offensive line was packed with experience last year and full of confidence, the unit is in many ways the opposite of that this season.
The Trinity Classical Academy CIF-Southern Section Division II 8-man football game was rescheduled to Saturday night, the school announced on Tuesday.
Golden Valley head football coach Robert Fisher decided it was time for a change.
As the Simi Valley High girls cross country team was being crowned CIF champions on Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College, the Saugus girls were finishing up their cool down jog.
It's safe to say Valencia's duo of Tina Inchalik and Remy Balmain traveled the path of most resistance on the opening day of the CIF-Southern Section girls tennis individual playoffs on Monday.
In the biggest matches and the most important situations, Valencia girls volleyball counted on its junior outside hitter Lindsey Knudsen.
WALNUT – There might be a new cross country power in the Santa Clarita Valley.
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.