The tag of area's best team just changed like a spring sale. Hart baseball went into Saugus High Friday and pounded the highly-touted Centurions 12-1 and now wears the label. Saugus, ranked No. 18 in the state coming into the season, and Hart, widely considered one of Southern California's best teams, were supposed to play a low-scoring teeter-totter battle, considering the arms on the mound. What happened was a complete dismantling of the Centurions, thanks ...
The wind was relentless but it didn't seem to be much of a factor as Valencia varsity boys tennis defeated Hart on Thursday 16-2 at Valencia High.
Thursday's forecast called for a slight wind, warm weather and a West Ranch boys golf victory in the Foothill League opener.
In its Foothill League opener, the Saugus High girls track and field team looked like it picked up right where it left off last season.
It's a story reminiscent of the fall. A team led by freshmen that everybody else is talking about. Same story, one less freshman and different school. In the fall, Hart girls golf was unanimously predicted to be the best team in the Foothill League because of the abilities of three freshmen. Hart went on to win the league title easily. The West Ranch boys hope it's an omen. With less standout golfers in the league ...
In the fluid environment of Foothill League track and field, consensus is difficult to come by.
It's been a tough couple of games for the Canyon baseball pitching staff. The Cowboys' pitchers have given up 32 runs in their last two games, including Wednesday's 10-3 loss to Valencia at home in the second game of Foothill League action for both teams. "Pitching has actually been our strength," said Cowboys head coach Brandon Montemayor. "We weren't executing offensively. We got into situations where we needed a few timely hits and weren't getting ...
During Tuesday afternoon's practice for the Saugus baseball team, ex-Centurion head coach Doug Worley stopped by and spoke to the team for about 15 minutes about the game, and more specifically the art of hitting.
Playing within the friendly confines of its home field for the first time in 2008, the Hart Indians softball team quickly found its comfort zone and rolled to a 17-0 victory Tuesday afternoon. The Indians (8-3), having played their first nine games away from home, used power hitting and precise pitching to wear down the Chaminade Eagles in a four and a half inning mercy rule victory. "It doesn't matter who we play, we have ...
With Valencia boys tennis having already clinched a win in the Foothill League opener against West Ranch Tuesday, both teams lined up along the final court on the West Ranch campus for the final set. They stood to watch a seesaw battle between the Wildcats doubles team of Jason Oh and Patrick Fuentes and Valencia's Alex Pick and Matt Cheng.
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.
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.