You haven't heard a lot about Lelani Bernardino. Deservedly so, you've heard a lot about two of her teammates, one past teammate - 2007 state player of the year Jordan Taylor, one current - 2008 state player of the year candidate Jessica Spigner. But Bernardino is symbolic of what Valencia softball has been in 2008. Like her team, the senior outfielder has flown under the radar - probably unjustly. Valencia, the defending national champions and ...
And so it begins. The 2007-CIF Southern Section Division II champion Valencia softball team will defend its title today in the final round of CIF playoffs. Valencia (28-5-1) faces an undefeated Simi Valley squad today in the championship game at Deanna Manning Field in Irvine at 6:00p.m. The Pioneers have not dropped a single game this season, finishing atop the Marmonte League (30-0, 14-0) and entering into today's game as the No.1 seed in Division ...
No shock here-The 2008 CIF-Southern Section Division II champion Valencia Viking volleyball team was named national champions by Web site rivals.com.
Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and now Johnny MacArthur. The Hart High senior joined elite company Thursday, winning the CIF-SCGA Southern Regional High School Championship at the SCGA Golf Course in Murrieta Valley. MacArthur shot a 5-under 67 and won the tournament in the second round of a playoff. The Foothill League Most Valuable Player was the only local out of three to advance to the CIF-CGA State High School Golf Championship on Tuesday. Valencia's Max ...
Hart's Jimmy Kelley has come a long way this season. The senior has advanced to the state finals in the 3200-meter event for the first time in his high school running career. As a matter of fact, Kelley had never advanced further than the CIF-Southern Section Division I prelims. Kelley qualified for the state finals on May 31 at the Masters Meet setting a mark of 9:12.80, the sixth best qualifying time in that event. ...
Patience, effective leadership skills and dedication; just a few traits of a successful baseball catcher.
Jessica Spigner did it all. Literally. Valencia's senior pitcher hit two home runs, drove in three runs, and made the game saving play as the Vikings advanced to the CIF-Southern Section Division I Finals with a 3-2 win over Santiago Corona. "As she goes, we go," said Valencia coach Donna Lee. "She's our catalyst and she got us going from beginning to end." Spigner gave the Vikings an early cushion with a two run homer ...
CARSON - Give the Valencia boys volleyball team four chances to win a point and odds are they will find a way to win that point.
Christian Lopes didn't hit like a freshman. He didn't field, run, or do any baseball activity like a freshman. Off the field, he didn't act like a freshman either.
All season, Hart pitcher Michael Montgomery has proved that he has the mental strength to overcome any battle he faces on the mound.
In the 1980's, late May meant that basketball rivals the Celtics and the Lakers were preparing to face against one another in the NBA championships.
It looked so promising early. But as fast as Christian Lopes leadoff home run cleared the left field wall, Valencia's ship sunk even faster. In a season where the Vikings exceeded everyone else's expectations, their last game of the season was an aberration. The end result, a 13-2 blowout at the hands of Simi Valley. The Vikings couldn't field. They had four errors. "When you make four errors against a team like this you're not ...
Valencia High tennis players Jack Zapala and Tyler Gottshall competed in the CIF-Southern Section round of 16 on Friday. The duo competed amongst all divisions in the southern section at the Seal Beach Tennis Club.
It's starting to look familiar. The 2007 CIF-Southern Section Division I champion Valencia Vikings softball team is one step closer to another championship. The Vikings advanced to the semifinals with a shut-out defeat over Corona 5-0 at Valhalla field.
With the amount of success the Saugus High School girls cross country team has enjoyed over the last couple of years (two straight state titles), translating into further success with runners on the track and field team, the school's athletic identity has been its running program.
Well that didn't take long.
The Hart High Indians have already been getting plenty of attention this season for their explosive offense.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights already had sizeable challenge in front of them in facing a CIF-Southern Section 8-man power on Friday.
It was a frustrating two weeks for Santa Clarita Christian football, as the Cardinals dropped their first two games of the season.
PALMDALE - The Knight Hawks football team made several key plays in the second half on Thursday night against the West Ranch Wildcats.
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.