The weather was giving everyone fits Friday afternoon at Saugus High. Unable to predict how the ball would react to the wet surface, passes skipped around as players slid across the field.
His mother was sick of the fighting. Even if he was just evening the score by bloodying a bully in the fifth grade, Bino Horne had to do something more productive.
The West Ranch girls basketball team pulled off the shock of the Winter Foothill League sports season by defeating Valencia Tuesday night 64-57. It was shocking because the Wildcats, in four seasons, have never beaten a Foothill foe except for Golden Valley.
Eight members of the Foothill League were honored as All-CIF-Southern Section Northern Division selections last week, while eight members of Santa Clarita Christian were named to the All-CIF-SS Eight-Man Football team from Division I. Headlining the honors were Saugus quarterback Desi Rodriguez, who was named the Offensive Player of the Year in the Northern Division; SCCS running back Collin Keoshian, who was the Player of the Year from Eight-Man Division I; and Cardinals head coach ...
Tuesday's matchup between the Foothill League's two unbeaten teams turned into the thriller everyone expected.
With two teams trying to prove the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, one team also showed its still alive in the race for a Foothill League title.
The intensity in the Hart versus Canyon girls soccer contest Tuesday may have matched its rivalry-game level, but the goal totals didn't.
Valencia picked up its first Foothill League victory Tuesday, defeating West Ranch 80-65 on the Wildcats home floor.
Saugus is still searching for its first Foothill League win of the season. In the meantime, the Centurions are making sure they don't lose, either. Amir Ranjbar-Shiraz scored twice in a five-minute span in the second half to rally Saugus to a 2-2 draw with Golden Valley Tuesday afternoon at Saugus High School. It was the Centurions' third straight tie in league play, and the second straight game they have trailed at halftime. Saugus (3-8-3, ...
After a first half dominated by perimeter play, the Hart Indians decided to pound the paint in the second half and defeated Canyon 59-46 at Canyon High Tuesday night.
Saugus quarterback Desi Rodriguez verbally committed to the Air Force Academy earlier this month following a home visit from Falcons defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter. "The education is like an Ivy League school, and I get to play football in Division I. You can't beat that," Rodriguez said.
It has been a little over three years since Austin Civita and Canyon High defeated Hart, 21-13 to win the CIF-State title in 2005. Now, Civita has three days to prepare for his latest opportunity.
You want crazy, the Foothill League will give you crazy - Michael Jackson crazy. You got scandal, surprise and lots of scoring - all in week one of the winter season.
After seeing the women's team rout Hope International Saturday, The Master's College men's decided to do the same. The Mustangs shook off a slow start to close the first half on a 30-12 run and kept up the intensity in the second half to earn an 89-71 Golden State Athletic Conference victory over the Royals.
Hart knew before tip-off Friday night that it had lost the services of its best player. Valencia didn't know it was going to lose one of its best players, too – but the Vikings turned out stronger for it. Vikings forward Starla Wright suffered an apparent concussion early in the third quarter and left the game for good, but Valencia pulled together and outplayed Hart in the second half en route to a 66-53 Foothill ...
Second half dominance at the line of scrimmage is why the Valencia Vikings football team is playing in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division semifinals next Friday.
Look out Northern Division, the Hart Indians are beginning to look a lot more like the team that stood atop the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division poll for nine weeks, and a lot less like the team that lost its final two regular season games to finish third in the Foothill League.
For the first time in five years, the Saugus Centurions football team is headed to the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division semifinals.
Valencia swim's Sophie Fiscella is surely preparing for the upcoming Foothill League season, but the senior has a lot to look forward to beyond that.
Lately, Brian Zabilski's Facebook feed has been filled with inspirational links and photos.
There has probably never been a truer statement from anybody.
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.