Saugus girls soccer advanced in the CIF-Southern Section Division II bracket Thursday with a 1-0 victory at home over Crescenta Valley to earn a spot in the semifinals.
It was two years ago that Maverick Ahanmisi sat on a cold bench, head down, while the bright spotlights of a production company encircled the court of Golden Valley High's gymnasium.
First, Golden Valley was dominant in its pre-league season.
Foothill League boys soccer champion Canyon's season came to an end at the hands of Bloomington 4-0 on the road Wednesday in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division III playoffs.
Undefeated Coachella Valley boys soccer maintained its perfect season and advanced in the CIF-Southern Section Division III playoffs with a 4-0 win at Saugus Wednesday.
Brea Olinda dominated Valencia 82-43 to knock the Vikings out in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs Wednesday.
Two months after Steve Pinkston resigned as head football coach at Golden Valley and Mike Kane did the same at West Ranch, both schools are unable to make a hire because of California's budget deficit.
Canyon girls soccer has been no stranger to close games this season.
However, a single miscue midway through the first half sent the Cowboys home Tuesday in a 1-0 loss at Corona Del Mar in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs.
Glendora boys basketball ended West Ranch's run through the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs Tuesday night, dropping the Wildcats on their home floor 68-51.
Canyon of Anaheim caught fire from downtown, and Hart couldn't keep pace in a 70-47 loss in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIIAA playoffs Tuesday at Canyon High School.
Golden Valley's Maverick Ahanmisi was having one of the greatest games in this valley's playoff history, but that didn't hold back an unrelenting charge by Foothill of Santa Ana Tuesday night at Golden Valley High.
Saugus girls soccer advanced to the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs Tuesday with a 1-0 win over No. 1-seeded Flintridge Sacred Heart at Saugus High.
After 73 scoreless minutes, Ysabel Padron knocked home a put back for the lone goal of the game to give the Centurions (18-3-4) the deciding score.
Leuzinger of Lawndale raced past Valencia 88-66 in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs Tuesday at Leuzinger High School.
A small crowd files into a cramped gymnasium as a high school boys basketball game is set to tip off.
The stands are mostly filled by parents and family, with a few students peppered throughout. The visiting team just traveled an hour and a half to arrive, and the game begins with little fanfare.
West Ranch girls basketball's run in the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs came to an end Saturday night, falling 53-38 to Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach at West Ranch High in the second round.
The Valencia Vikings might have been overlooked heading into the Foothill League season, but the two-time defending champion West Ranch Wildcats weren't going to do any overlooking of their own on Tuesday afternoon at West Ranch High School.
Hart High graduate and former The Master's College star Jerry Owens was suspended for 50 games last week from the Liga Mexicana de Beisbol for violating the league's drug policy.
It's not entirely uncommon for a club swimmer to see their high school team as something secondary; a break from the grind of a club season, but ultimately just that - a break.
Can you consider one nonwinning year a drought?
Canyon High senior Cole Mears has always considered himself a utility player.
From the start, this season was about two teams: West Ranch and Saugus.
For track and field coaches, it's always a balancing act between worrying about winning team competitions and figuring out how to keep their best athletes ready for the end of the season.
Different park. Same result.
Hart High junior pitcher Paul Richan said he was thinking about Friday's game against surging Valencia for two days.
It doesn't happen very often in Foothill League play, but you can bet that when A.J. West and Jake Bird come in to pitch for West Ranch in the same game, it's a close one.