Thanks to a climate which features mostly year-around sunshine, Southern California is a hotbed for some of the best swimmers in the country. That is certainly no exception in the Santa Clarita valley, where some of the best programs in the state reside.
The view from the top this year looks about the same as last year in boys tennis. There isn't a lot of mystery as to who you have to go through to win the Foothill League. The talent at the top looks pretty similar to 2007. That includes Jack Zapala of Valencia, who won the league singles title last year. His teammate Tyler Gottshall is back for a sophomore campaign, playing No. 2 singles behind ...
It's the start of something new for Saugus basketball. Well, sort of. Monday afternoon at Saugus High the Centurions introduced new basketball coaches Derek Ballard and Kent Eaton with Ballard taking over the boys program from Jeff Hallman and Eaton now piloting the girls squad replacing Eric Olsson. While the coaches are new to the head coach title, they both come from in house and have coached at Saugus for at least the past three ...
Just six days prior to Friday's volleyball match with Santa Barbara, Valencia fell to the Dons in the Best of the West tournament championship in San Diego.
One game into the Foothill League baseball season and Valencia's Robbie Mouselli is already in vintage 2007 form.
If the last two starts from Hart's Michael Montgomery are any indication, it could be a long season for opposing Foothill League hitters when they face the Indians.
Three years ago it was pretty evident what the 2008 Foothill League baseball landscape would look like - at least at the top of the hill.
The Saugus softball team made four errors on Wednesday against Westlake and they were all costly.
This time it's for real. Saugus High girls basketball head coach Eric Olsson has resigned for the second time in a year, but now it's official. Olsson informed his administration Tuesday morning that due to health concerns, he could no longer coach the Centurions. Olsson resigned March 1, 2007 and intended to become an assistant coach for the College of the Canyons women's basketball team, but had a change of heart and returned 13 days ...
This time last year, Hart High's Joel Peluffo wasn't even playing soccer at the high school level.
You could hear it in opposing coaches' voices when Hart's Sarina Coutin touched the ball.
The first thing you notice about Canyon high senior Cody Anderson is his size. At 6-foot-10 and 280 pounds, Anderson is an anomaly in this valley. There have been Santa Clarita Valley basketball players who have possessed similar size, not many though. But a major difference is that Anderson had so much of what the others didn't have - from feet up. Anderson's footwork was impeccable. He was light on his feet, able to move ...
It was a fitting end to the 2007-08 Foothill League boys basketball season. In the first Foothill League Senior All-Star game on Friday, it was John Otavka, the league's Most Valuable Player, who made the clutch shot at Valencia High . Otavka drained a 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 19 seconds left to win the game 88-87. The league was split in half, with Valencia, Canyon, and Hart playing on one team, ...
Excuse us from not overcoming the urge to use bad car puns when it comes to Hart High center Megan Ford - she had no choice over her last name, after all.
If you weren't paying attention, you might not see a big statement in little writing on the scoreboard in the Valencia High gym.
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.