Going into Tuesday's swim meet with Canyon, Saugus head coach Vicky Donnelly expected challenges on the girls' side, and knew it would be a battle between the boys.
One tried out for volleyball in the spur of the moment. One hasn't stopped playing volleyball for the past four years. One had never touched a volleyball until a few weeks ago. West Ranch seniors Frankie Madero, Jeff Zepp and Kulwinder Singh all took different paths to joining the boys volleyball team, but now that they're together, the trio has one goal in mind.
There may be no program as dominant in its respective sport in the Santa Clarita Valley than Valencia boys volleyball. But fresh off their consensus national championship, the Vikings will look completely different this year.
A late goal from Bakersfield's Joshua Shin with 4:38 remaining in the third period was the difference in the Roughnecks' 3-1 victory over Valencia High on the opening night of Ice Station Valencia's High School Hockey season on Monday night. In its ninth consecutive year, the club league features eight teams, including Valencia High, Canyon High, Hart High, Saugus High, Antelope Valley High, Bakersfield High, Burbank and West Valley (San Fernando and Simi Valleys).
When Scott Drootin accepted the head coaching position with Golden Valley baseball, the hope was that he could change the losing climate that had dominated the Grizzlies' past. Coming off a year that saw Golden Valley post an 0-15 Foothill League mark, the Grizzlies were looking for an infusion of talent.
The fifth annual Percy Knox invitational featured a limited number of Foothill League athletes, but those who did compete put in some strong results.
Andy Campbell understands that building the Golden Valley football program is a large undertaking.
Big innings have plagued Canyon all season, and a crooked number hurt the Cowboys again Friday afternoon.
There will be no comparisons between this Hart pitching staff and last year's. A Major League Baseball first-round pick in Michael Montgomery and a phenom in Trevor Bauer (now playing for UCLA when he should be a high school senior) rarely if ever come along together. Yet this week, a pair of pitchers showed just how important they will be to the Indians' success this year. Josh Wagner went the distance Friday, often evading disaster, ...
Valencia is one of the younger teams in the Foothill League, but the Vikings were able to capitalize on the youthful mistakes of Golden Valley Friday.
Saugus has the kind of balance and depth that few track teams in the Foothill League can match.
Valencia came into Thursday's match against West Ranch with the goal of defending its reputation as the elite team in the Foothill League, but it turned out that the Vikings were up against more than just an up-and-coming Wildcat team.
In a surprising move, Chris Printz has resigned as head coach of the Golden Valley boys basketball team.
Saugus laid its claim to first place of the Foothill League with a dominating 15-3 win at home over West Ranch Wednesday.
With Foothill League play officially underway, Valencia swimming showed why this season may bring with it a changing of the guard.
There was no sadness or regret in Golden Valley sophomore golfer Elisa Pierre's voice whatsoever on Wednesday.
It's been a season packed with milestones for the Hart Indians girls tennis team.
Friday's CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoff scores:
It was hard for Santa Clarita Christian girls volleyball head coach Darcy Brown to put the words together.
It was a good day for the local girls runners on Saturday at the CIF-Southern Section cross country prelims.
It was the hardest thing in his football career to do - watch.
Imagine how the Saugus Centurions football team felt?
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.