Wednesday was a game of firsts for Golden Valley baseball. The Grizzlies topped Hart for the first time in school history at home 4-2 as Nick Rhoades hit his first home run of the year. It was Rhoades' three-run shot in the fourth inning and his five innings of one-run baseball that keyed one of the biggest victories in the program's history. "This was big for us, no doubt," said Golden Valley head coach Scott ...
Behind five home runs and a complete game from starter Nick Rivas, visiting Valencia High blew out Canyon High 12-1 on Wednesday.
Heading into its match against Canyon Tuesday, the Valencia boys volleyball team wanted to improve its serving.
Some teams have a reputation so strong that they don't need to make a statement. Still, it's those types of teams that tend to send the loudest messages. As if winning six of the last seven Foothill League championships and opening the league season 4-0 was not enough, the Vikings took Tuesday's match against Canyon as a chance to remind the rest of the league who is in charge. Valencia defeated Canyon 15-3 at Canyon ...
Former teammates pitched against each other and families were divided Tuesday as Foothill League softball officially got underway.
Winning eight straight league titles means that every time Valencia softball steps onto the field, its opponent will be gunning to take down the champ.
Close makes Valencia golfer Max Homa sick. But it's the best word choice that applies to his Vikings in respect to Foothill League play. Valencia shot a team score of 391 Tuesday at Valencia Country club, one stroke off match No. 3 winner West Ranch. At the end of the Foothill golf season, each team gets to throw out its worst score. West Ranch has a 26-stroke lead over the Vikings. But Valencia is one ...
Everybody agrees defense wins championships in softball. But what about having the ability to hit the ball so hard that the other team doesn't even have a chance to play any defense?
At this point last season, expectations weren't that Valencia would repeat as CIF-Southern Section Division I champions. The Vikings didn't care. They went out and won it again, despite critics saying that they relied so heavily in 2007 on one player, Jordan Taylor.
In the circle, West Ranch pitcher Shayna Medoff appears stoic. In many regards, her intensity is reserved for her studies. The senior currently holds a 4.37 weighted grade point average and has been accepted to UC San Diego, UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara to study either engineering or biochemistry.
She runs on the track with high socks and a flowing mane of hair, like Florence Griffith-Joyner. Her work ethic demonstrates a rare competitive drive, which reminds her coach of Tiger Woods.
When one gripe doesn't carry much weight, Ed turns to another. And another. And another. He mentions personality clashes with his son's coach, and complains about odd lineups. None of his claims violates the rules. Sifting through the muck of gripes, there is one bonafide reason for this parent's undying anger. Quite simply, Ed's son didn't play as much as his dad hoped he would during the high school student's senior year. Ed's son was ...
Erin Ortega will cast a big shadow for years to come. After the Centurions' 3-2 loss to Buchanan of Clovis in the CIF-Southern California Regional Division I first round, head coach Lisa Rollo said they were building a dynasty and that this year's team started it. However, this year's team could not have done it without the senior co-captain. A leader on and off the field, Ortega posted 19 goals and 15 assists for the ...
With no slight to the other sports in the Santa Clarita Valley, there are two that bring out the crowds more than any other sport - football and basketball.
This past season, no team in Foothill League girls basketball demonstrated the concept that strong defense breeds efficient and instant offense better than Saugus.
PASO ROBLES - The Paso Robles High Bearcats held even with the Hart Indians for three quarters, but were outscored 21-0 in the fourth to fall 56-35 at War Memorial Stadium in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoffs.
ATASCADERO - The Saugus Centurions stunned the Pac-7 League champion Atascadero Greyhounds Friday in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoffs at Memorial Stadium.
Maybe the third time will be the charm for the Trinity Classical Academy football team.
With its quarterback on the sideline with an injury, the Canyon Cowboys sat first-and-goal from the West Torrance Warriors' 7-yard-line late in Friday night's CIF-Southern Section Northern Division first-round playoff clash at Canyon High School.
It's the old "the game was a lot closer than what the score indicated."
Both local CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoff games will start at 7 p.m.
Hart High junior quarterback Brady White received a scholarship offer from Colorado State on Friday.
Of all things to cost the Valencia Vikings girls volleyball team, poor serving seemed like a long shot.
Golden Valley - the school that had little overall success in girls golf prior to last season - now has it's poster child for success.
In the face of elimination, the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals girls volleyball team turned to its senior standout middle blocker, Allie Acosta.
It took 21 matches to happen, but the Hart Indians girls tennis team finally lost on Wednesday at Hart High School.
It didn't look pretty for the Foothill League champions in the opening round of the CIF-Southern Section Div. IA playoffs.
At least the Hart Indians girls volleyball team proved one thing on Tuesday night.
Albert Einstein Academy didn't simply win its first playoff match in school history.
Teams find success when they are able play to their strengths, so it's no surprise that the talented Hart Indians girls tennis team has prospered this year.