SAN BERNARDINO - With 75 seconds remaining Friday night against the Arroyo Valley High boys basketball team, it was the Valencia side of the bleachers standing, smiling and belting out a chorus of nah-nah-nah-nah-nahs.
The Hart High girls basketball team will have to settle for its share of a seventh consecutive Foothill League title.
In the end, it all came down good goalkeeping and nerves of steel. And in the final two plays Wednesday in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs it was the Laguna Hills girls soccer team, on its home field, that had the edge in both departments over the Saugus. But just barely. After 80 minutes of regulation, 40 minutes of overtime and seven rounds of penalty kicks on Wednesday, it is ...
After going nearly two full games - more than 145 minutes of action - without a goal against Quartz Hill, the Hart High girls soccer team finally broke through.
TORRANCE - Two players do not normally win a game for a team, but when two players stand at 6-foot-6 and the opposing team's starting center is out with an injury, it could make for a long night.
For a stretch, it looked the No. 1 seed didn't make it anywhere near the West Ranch High gym on Tuesday night.
A tie-breaking 3-pointer by John Otavka with 2.1 seconds remaining has the Valencia High boys basketball team in the CIF quarterfinals for the first time since 1998.
Prep playoffs are the unknown. If ever that statement was true for the local survivors, it's right now. Three boys basketball teams, two girls soccer and one girls basketball team remain in the CIF-Southern Section winter sports postseason. But here's where things get secretive. Whether it's just or not, and some people have their opinions that it isn't, many teams do not make information accessible to outsiders. This makes it not only difficult for the ...
The 15 Foothill League championships, the two CIF-Southern Section divisional championships, the five-title game appearances and six semifinal visits - they all turned out to be hall-of-fame tickets for former Hart High varsity head girls basketball coach Dave Munroe.
The first playoff game in West Ranch girls basketball history ended Saturday in defeat. The Wildcats lost 71-36 to fifth-seeded Foothill High in Santa Ana in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I-A playoffs. Erin Ruiz led West Ranch with nine points, hitting a pair of 3-pointers. Seniors Anjelica Ostrea and Paige Herndon each scored eight points. The bigger Knights, led by junior Christina Marinacci who averages 22 points and 11.5 rebounds per ...
Valencia and Mission Viejo did battle for the second time this season Saturday, but unlike in December, the Viking girls basketball team couldn't come out on top in a 51-48 loss.
A tough draw was too much to overcome for a young Canyon girls basketball team Saturday night. The Cowboys, two years off a first-round shocker in the playoffs, couldn't repeat history, losing 80-56 to third-seeded Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I-A playoffs. "They are a very, very, very good team. They can play any style, any place anywhere," said Canyon head coach Stan Delus. Delus went ...
The free-throw shooting may have made the difference for the Saugus girls basketball team, as they were downed by Dana Hills High 56-41 Saturday at Saugus High.
Hart girls soccer team's offense was charged up Saturday as much on the field as off the field - if you want to consider out of bounds off the field.
The Hart girls basketball team started and ended well on Saturday night and that was all that mattered.
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 ...