In the past, Valencia was not known for its lock-down play, but the Vikings turned on the defense Friday night at Katella of Anaheim, winning 39-38 in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA boys basketball playoffs.
West Ranch boys soccer was eliminated from the CIF-Southern Section Division III playoffs Friday after a 1-0 loss at Montclair Prep.
The Cavaliers (21-1-2) tallied the game's only goal in the 15th minute and fended off several Wildcat (11-7-5) attempts in the final 60 minutes.
Manny Padron snuck a shot into the net in the 109th minute Friday and Saugus opened the CIF-Southern Section Division III playoffs on the road with a 2-1 victory over Paramount.
After tying 1-1 through the end of regulation, neither team scored in the first two overtime sessions. The game then moved to a pair of sudden death overtime periods, and Padron scored late in the first.
With the game on the line, Canyon's chance to advance to the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division III boys soccer playoffs rested on Cowboys sophomore Jordan Markovich.
The goalkeeper diving right, Markovich sent the ball low, left and to the back of the net in the 80th minute, giving Canyon a 1-0 win over Lynwood at Harry Welch Stadium on Friday.
Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer's second time in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs ended in heartbreak Thursday.
Valencia overcame a jumpy start and got 17 points and 17 rebounds from Starla Wright in a 63-40 victory over Pioneer Valley Thursday in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs.
Canyon left little in doubt during its first-round CIF-Southern Section Division II playoff game against Burroughs Thursday.
Saugus girls basketball survived a scare in its first round CIF Southern Section Division IIA game against Palos Verdes Peninsula Thursday night.
Saugus girls soccer may be the most dangerous team in the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs.
Valencia's effort wavered in the first half and Arcadia got two goals from Ann Marie Tangorra in a 2-1 upset victory over the Vikings in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II soccer playoffs Thursday.
Hart boys basketball picked up a 66-37 victory against South Torrance in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIIAA Wednesday.
Canyon learned the difference between tape and live action Wednesday.
Golden Valley boys soccer gave up three goals in the first 15 minutes of play and couldn't recover in a 3-2 loss to Lompoc Wednesday in a CIF-Southern Section Division III wild-card game.
Saugus couldn't find its shooting touch and fell to La Mirada 78-52 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIA playoffs Wednesday.
It's already been a busy summer for Valencia's Devin Davis.
Valencia High School made a big splash on Wednesday by hiring former Canyon basketball head coach Chad Phillips to lead its program.
Records are made to be broken, or so the saying goes.
Because of ever-increasing club swim obligations, it's fair to say this season marked the least amount of time Saugus junior Abbey Weitzeil has spent in her Saugus High swim gear in her three seasons at the school.
It turns out the Foothill League's Player of the Year in baseball and the state's leading home run hitter was supposed to be an All-CIF selection after all.
A big group of Santa Clarita Valley athletes made it on All-CIF lists, which were unveiled Monday by the Southern Section, but one of the biggest reveals of the day was a name that didn't show up anywhere.
A lot of coaches like to fly under the radar as much as possible.
West Ranch's doubles play was crucial to the Wildcats dethroning Valencia as the Foothill League champions this year.
After roaring through the Foothill League last year without dropping a set, Valencia junior Chad LeDuff came into the 2014 season with a lot of pressure for a repeat performance.
The minute school ends for the summer, it becomes football season in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wrestling is set to make its way back into the Hart district, after members of the district board voted this week to adopt wrestling as a self-sustaining interscholastic sport.
One of the most successful coaches in the Santa Clarita Valley is stepping down.
It's no wonder Valencia High School's baseball team featured such a dangerous lineup this season.
Editor's note: Today marks the eighth and final in a series in which we recognize athletes at the local high schools who represent their respective schools not so much by what they do on the field, but off of it. We call them "More than an athlete."