Nothing was going right. A missed layup here, a turnover there, a missed dunk there and a technical foul. Soon, the West Ranch boys basketball team's 13-point halftime lead disappeared. Then a 3-pointer here, a dunk there and grit everywhere in the fourth quarter led the Wildcats to a 63-53 win against Huntington Beach on Tuesday night at Huntington Beach High in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IA playoffs. Now the Wildcats ...
This one was a little more emotional than most postgame goodbyes. Valencia players, filed one by one, made their way out of the team room and thanked head coach Rocket Collins, most with tears in their eyes. One prominent Viking couldn't talk. The Valencia Vikings lost 64-52 Tuesday night in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IA playoffs at Valencia High to the Aliso Niguel Wolverines. The emotion stemmed from so much. Valencia ...
Things changed in a hurry for Hart Indians girls soccer on Tuesday. After Ally Perez scoring in the 34th minute to put the Indians ahead in their second-round CIF-Southern Section Division II contest with Chino Hills, the Huskies scored three goals in a seven minute span to win 3-1 at Chino Hills High School. Hart (13-8-7) led 1-0 at halftime before the Huskies' barrage ran from the 52nd minute to the 59th. "That's just a ...
The core group of seniors on the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals girls soccer players experienced a lot through the years.
After playing 100 minutes of scoreless soccer and four even rounds of penalty kicks, the Valencia Vikings girls soccer team needed a save and a goal to advance to the CIF-Southern Section Division II quarterfinals.
The ball just doesn't always bounce your way - and that's exactly what happened to the Canyon Cowboys girls soccer team in their CIF-Southern Section Division II playoff game with Wilson of Long Beach on Tuesday.
Forget what the calendar says, spring is practically here in the world of sports. Baseball, softball and boys volleyball can officially begin on Feb. 23 for local high schools. So, in turn, the CIF released its preseason polls for those sports on Monday. In baseball, the defending Foothill League champion West Ranch Wildcats are ninth in CIF-Southern Section Division I. Last season, the Wildcats finished 20-9-1 after advancing to the Division I semifinals before bowing ...
It's a simple question with no simple answer. What does make this year's Valencia Vikings boys soccer team so much better than the ones before? After a long, thoughtful pause, junior midfielder Colton Morgan finally offers his response. "I don't know," he says. "The way that we play together, the way that everybody does what they're supposed to do, that's what leads to our success." It's a fair explanation, but probably an incomplete one. Sure, ...
Valencia Vikings power forward Sandra Ikeora was in the doghouse early at Valencia High Saturday night in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IAA playoffs.
The Saugus Centurions girls basketball team knew the Sultana Sultans of Hesperia would want to send the ball inside in their first round CIF-Southern Section Division IIA playoff game on Saturday night at Sultana High School.
Led by Kali Vittallo, the No. 6 seeded Canyon Cowboys girls basketball team defeated the Channel Islands Raiders 75-44 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs Saturday at Canyon High School.
PALMDALE – Everyone in the gym knew who the West Ranch Wildcats girls basketball team needed to stop.
It was only fitting. After the West Ranch Wildcats boys soccer team played to a scoreless draw with the visiting North Torrance Saxons that sent their CIF-Southern Section Division IV playoff game to penalty kicks, goalkeeper Alex Manzo once again came through in the clutch. Manzo's diving save to his left of Keiichi Taira's penalty kick clinched the Wildcats' 0-0 (2-1 penalty kicks) victory. "I knew we were up in the last shot. I was ...
The Saugus Centurions boys basketball team kept things close through the first half against the host Redlands East Valley Wildcats in their first-round CIF-Southern Section Division IIA playoff game on Friday night at Redlands East Valley High School.
Two years ago, West Ranch boys basketball was eliminated from the postseason by eventual CIF division champion Ventura.
Something didn't feel quite right about the Hart Indians being up six runs on the West Ranch Wildcats on Friday at West Ranch High.
The Foothill League boys tennis prelims is usually an event of little surprise.
This Foothill League continues to be the wackiest in one respect and the most competitive in another respect in recent memory.
The Canyon Cowboys have been involved in a lot of wild games in recent weeks in Foothill League play.
Not often in baseball does the winning team combine for less hits than the opposition, while also having its starting pitcher allow more earned runs than the losing team's starting pitcher.
Hart High sophomore Myles Franklin was named an All-State sophomore by Cal-Hi Sports.
The West Ranch Wildcats completed a season sweep through Foothill League play on Tuesday with a 3-1 win over the Valencia Vikings by scores of 22-25, 25-18, 25-17 and 26-24 at West Ranch High School.
The Foothill League was thrown a curve ball on Tuesday, and Valencia was one of the beneficiaries.
All the focus was on the track at Tuesday's Foothill League track and field prelims at Valencia High School. Qualifying heats were held for seven varsity events in both boys and girls on Tuesday, all of which were running events. Finals for the field events will be held on Friday at Valencia, along with the rest of the league finals. In the meantime, the stage has been set for some tight competition in multiple events ...
It's been a while, but on Thursday the Foothill League Finals boys meet is far from a sure thing.
Every team has to have its role players.
It was the bottom of the seventh inning.