Saugus head coach John Maggiora believes that defense is the backbone of a good baseball team. Given his team's victory over Golden Valley Wednesday, it's hard to argue. Zach Vincej made several excellent plays at shortstop, Kyle Hooper threw 1 1/3 solid innings in relief and Saugus got timely hitting in a 3-2 win over the Grizzlies at Saugus High School. "We've been fortunate enough to play defense in our league games," Maggiora said. "If ...
Valencia continued its quest to keep its Foothill League crown with another decisive victory Tuesday.
West Ranch entered its match Tuesday at Golden Valley as one of the better teams in the Foothill League, and the Wildcats' performance showed why they may have a chance to give perennial power Valencia a run for the title.
Valencia continued its dominance of the Foothill League in a way that was anything but dominant.
Valencia senior golfer Alex Macaluso didn't have to battle as hard on the golf course Tuesday as much as he had to battle off the course coming up with the right word to describe the gap between his team and Foothill League-leading West Ranch.
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.
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.
The 2013 regular season may have concluded, but for the premier football teams in the Santa Clarita Valley the real challenges are only beginning.
Two Santa Clarita Valley prep football teams can exhale.
Only one Foothill League girls volleyball team gets to play at home in the first round of the CIF-Southern Division IA playoffs.
Canyon head football coach Rich Gutierrez met with a pastor friend of his on Monday at Starbucks.
The Saugus Centurions football team not only wanted to make a statement to their opponent on Friday night, but do everything it could to boost its resume for a potential playoff spot.