The Valencia girls soccer team continued its strong play at the Hart Showcase Tournament by winning two more games on Saturday and clinching a berth in the tournament championship.
Offense was certainly not in short supply at Canyon High School on Saturday night as the Santa Clarita rode a 48-6 halftime lead to an easy 54-6 victory over the visiting Lions of L.A. Lutheran. The contest was so lopsided that officials decided to call the game early in the third quarter.
In a banner day for Saugus cross country, the Centurion girls team broke its own course record at the 61st annual Reebok Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational at Mt. San Antonio College.
Inside Hart basketball's locker room, a message was written on the white board - "attack the rim."
Message sent, message delivered.
Golden Valley came out swinging in the first day of pool play in the Hart Holiday Classic, beating Glendale 81-47 on Friday night.
Fresh off their third-place finish in San Fernando Valley Invitational, the Grizzlies (10-1) took control early.
Valencia swarmed Golden Valley from the opening whistle and blanked the Grizzlies 7-0 to cap a strong performance on the opening day of the Hart Showcase Tournament.
Earlier in the day, the Vikings (6-4-1) defeated Kennedy 10-0 but they didn't score their first goal against Golden Valley (0-5-1) until midway through the first half.
Win one, lose one.
That's how the first day of the Hart Showcase Tournament panned out for Hart's boys varsity soccer team.
Saugus had the advantage.
Unfortunately, it didn't last long.
The Hart girls soccer team kicked off its Hart Showcase Tournament Friday morning the best way it knew how - with an impressive performance.
The Indians defeated Knight of Lancaster 3-1 thanks to a pair of Katie Trevino goals in the first half, with assists coming from Brittani Reddick and Alli Carivau, respectively.
When West Ranch took a 14-8 lead over Saugus on Friday at Dr. Paul A. Priesz Stadium at Valencia High School, many thought an upset was in the making.
It took four game minutes for Valencia High to get on the board. It wasn't much longer until the game got out of control.
Valencia 6-1 (2-0)
Valencia 6-1 (2-0)
Santa Clarita Christian vs. L.A. Lutheran
Just when it looked like the Canyon Cowboys and West Ranch Wildcats were headed for a draw on Friday night at Canyon High School, the Cowboys' Vanessa Quintero changed everything on one strike.
With both teams entering Friday afternoon's match at Golden Valley high school in search of their first Foothill League victory, the Valencia Vikings and Golden Valley Grizzlies boys soccer teams played urgently, aggressively and passionately - and there were plenty of goals scored and yellow cards issued to reflect it.
No matter how many loose balls went against them or how many shots they missed, the Valencia Vikings boys basketball team never strayed from the plan.
NEW YORK (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 32 points, Jamal Crawford added 29, and the Los Angeles Clippers opened a seven-game road trip with their fifth straight victory, 109-95 over the New York Knicks on Friday night.
Some of the Santa Clarita Valley's top prep football seniors will get one last high school game on Sunday.
The Golden Valley girls soccer program's list of achievements is a short one that probably begins with its 2-1 victory over the Valencia Vikings two years ago on Jan. 26, 2012 - its only win ever against a Foothill League opponent.