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.
The top-seeded Valencia Vikings advanced to the CIF-Southern Section Division II Championship with a four game victory over Dos Pueblos, 25-16, 25-14, 23-25, 25-19. The Vikings improve to 34-2 with the victory.
Somebody had to go home. For the third straight year at Newhall Park, either Hart (25-5) or Norco would move on in the Southern Section Division I Playoffs. The other team would pack its bags for the offseason. The first seven innings weren't enough to decide a winner Thursday afternoon, but Norco (29-5) finally broke through in the first extra frame, scoring in the top of the eighth and coming away with a 1-0 win ...
Valencia vs. Simi Valley The last time the Vikings got to the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs was in 2003. This year's team, which finished No. 2 behind Hart in the Foothill League, has advanced to the quarters this year and will face No. 4 Simi Valley on the Pioneers home field today at 3:15 p.m. This is not the first meeting for the two ball clubs. The Vikings (22-7) lost to ...
The 2008 Track and Field Masters meet will be held Friday in Cerritos and the Foothill League will see some of its top athletes competing.
Hart vs. Norco For Hart's softball team, the desire for a CIF-Southern Section Division I championship title is evident. The Indian's continue their trek to the finals but will have to get by a formidable Norco team in today's quarterfinals game at home. The two teams have quite a history, both recording wins against each other, as the Cougars defeated Hart in the second round of playoff action three years ago and last year Hart ...
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.
The Valencia Vikings varsity girls tennis team won the Division II championships at the prestigious 2013 California Tennis Classic in Clovis during the weekend, beating Arroyo Grande 7-5 in set tiebreaker after the teams played to 3-3 tie in the final.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andrew Furney kicked a 41-yard field goal with 3:03 to play, and Washington State beat No. 25 Southern California 10-7 Saturday night for its first victory at the Coliseum in 13 years.
The graduation of star player Dakota Prochnow left many wondering who would shoulder the load for the Trinity Classical Academy football team in 2013.
Prior to Saturday night's Canyon Cowboys game against visiting Clovis West, the high school honored its first CIF championship team during the pregame coin flip at Canyon High.
In an event featuring four reigning California state cross country team champions, the Saugus High girls ran a heart-stopping race to upset Great Oak High of Temecula in a powerhouse battle.