Three new coaches, three CIF state qualifiers graduated and a couple of athlete transfers. It's fair to say the 2013 version of the Foothill League in girls track and field is far different than the previous year. But that doesn't mean the league will lack talent or excitement. Defending Foothill champion Canyon is proving it's not just a flash in the pan, but the second and third place finishers from last year, Golden Valley ...
The Valencia Vikings picked up right where they left off last season, defeating the Saugus Centurions 15-3 in Tuesday's Foothill League opener at Valencia High School.
Splitting a Foothill League crown isn't a way to make everyone happy. None of the three teams who split it last year, Canyon, Golden Valley and Hart, were thrilled about it. If one of those teams want to win it outright this year though, it will take some serious retooling. Just about every team in the league lost a major contributor, including three CIF state qualifiers who are all now graduated. Teams ...
Led by Hart High's Sophie Cortes and Valencia's Taylor Venegas, five athletes from the Santa Clarita Valley earned All CIF-Southern Section honors when the teams were announced on Monday.
A year ago, the Valencia Vikings boys tennis pairing of Cameron Braun and David Myers walked all over the Foothill League when they went undefeated in league play before capturing a first place trophy at the year-end Foothill League tournament.
In recent years, the Valencia Vikings boys tennis team enters the Foothill League season as the clear favorites to capture a title, and all but once in the past 10 seasons have they failed to live up to that billing.
Tanner Skabelund grew up in an environment that demanded a lot. The West Ranch High senior grew up in a devoutly Mormon family, which required him to spend several hours a week with church, volunteer work and various types of training and studying. When it comes to his religion, Skabelund says, there was never any option other than a highly devoted, head-on commitment. It sounds awfully similar to the way the senior has approached his ...
It's hard to figure out which team has more pressure on it. Is it the team with two unprecedented streaks to uphold in Foothill League play? Or is it the team everyone is picking to end those streaks? Valencia, winners of its last 112 league matches and the last 12 league crowns, comes into Thursday's Foothill openers as an underdog. That's according to a poll of the league's coaches, who picked West Ranch as the ...
From the outside it looks simple. Get to the ready, dive in and swim. But what goes on in the water is much more complex than simply stringing together a series of strokes. And that's what Hart High swimmer Matt Johnson loves about the sport: it's analytical. "I really like to break down my races part by part and analyze how I'm going to swim each section," the 17 year old says. "It's kind ...
The Canyon Cowboys may be struggling in dual meets, but their diving team is among the best the Foothill League has to offer.
The Hart swim team, which has won 30 of the past 31 league titles, looks poised to win it again.
The Foothill League title might just be up for grabs this season, after Valencia won the Santa Clarita Valley Invitational earlier this month to put a scare into reigning champion Hart. The Indians return an older, experienced group to the Vikings' youth. But Valencia has skill , and just as importantly depth, as both are eyeing each other heading into the league season. The Indians appear to be the favorite, but anything could happen, ...
The Valencia Vikings doubles team of Chris Pope and Cameron Braun rose to the top at Saturday's Spring Smash at Valencia High School.
Lost in a 15-1 pounding of the Golden Valley Grizzlies on Friday at Saugus High School was the pitching of Saugus Centurions pitcher Chris Danielson.
Trailing by two runs in the top of the sixth, the Valencia Vikings baseball team came back in the final two innings to capture an 8-5 victory Friday at West Ranch.
Clusters of runners whiz by every couple of minutes.
After Canyon baseball lost on Thursday in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs at Loyola High School in Los Angeles, Cowboys head coach Adam Schulhofer took the opportunity of having a quiet bus to give his players some good news.
This one hurts.
Scoring early and often, the Cardinals of Santa Clarita Christian cruised to a 23-6 victory over the Delphi Academy Dragons (9-11) in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Div. VII playoffs Thursday at Pete Reese Field on The Master's College.
Saugus Centurions softball is going to be looking back at this one for a while.
The West Ranch Wildcats had to battle to the very last game of the regular season to win their second straight Foothill League baseball title.
The West Ranch Wildcats softball team did their part first - then they received a little help from an unlikely ally 67 miles away.
Hart High School's highly touted offensive duo has significant college offers on the table.
When Jonathan Morsch's high school swimming career came to an end on Saturday, it was the culmination of 11 years of swimming - an 11-year venture that took Morsch from swimming out of necessity to swimming because he was one of the best the Santa Clarita Valley had to offer.
In its first season since moving up from the Heritage League to the more competitive Liberty League, the Trinity Knights softball team accomplished a lot by making the postseason.
In its first playoff appearance in team history, Albert Einstein Academy baseball didn't get any breaks.
A young Santa Clarita Christian softball team came into last week a win away from a Liberty League championship.