After a mere five wins one year ago, West Ranch softball opened the 2009 season with two straight as Canyon, Hart, Golden Valley and the Wildcats joined 12 other teams Saturday for the first day of games in the Hart Classic Softball Tournament at Central Park in Saugus.
DOWNEY - Call it symbolic. Senior Erin Ortega lobbed a pass to junior Jamie Molacek in the 47th minute of Friday's CIF-Southern Section Division II title game. Molacek headed the ball home for the deciding goal to give the Centurions the first outright soccer championship in the history of the Santa Clarita Valley in a play that displayed the Saugus girls soccer passing of the torch at the same time as the current Centurions' flame ...
DOWNEY - It is official. Saugus is now the only school in Santa Clarita Valley history to win an outright CIF-Southern Section Division title in either boys or girls soccer. The Centurions defeated Harvard-Westlake 2-1 Friday night at Warren High in the CIF-SS Division II finals behind the play of senior captain Erin Ortega and junior Jamie Molacek. "I knew this team would go all the way," Molacek said. "The people on this team have ...
For more than a decade, Heather Pilch and Shannon Suarez have been lacing up their cleats and stepping onto the soccer field together.
You can throw out the story about Saugus finishing third in the Foothill League and making it all the way to the CIF-Southern Section Division II girls soccer final.
He was a burgundy and black blur. The cold of the ice swept with him, bringing a freezing breeze.
The Saugus girls soccer team held its team banquet Wednesday night. And the season's not even over. The Centurions scheduled the banquet long before the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs because of the availability of a facility. Now Saugus is in the championship game for the first time in school history. The Centurions will play Harvard-Westlake of North Hollywood on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Warren High School of Downey. The game will be preceeded ...
Santa Clarita Christian scored at least 17 points in all three games of its opening match against Cate of Carpinteria Wednesday.
College of the Canyons evened its Western State Conference record with an offensive explosion against West Los Angeles at home Wednesday, scoring a 21-5 victory.
Saugus girls soccer is now one step away from a championship ring. The Centurions allowed only one shot on goal Tuesday, defeating Redlands 2-1 at Redlands High and earning themselves a trip to the CIF-Southern Section Division II finals. "It doesn't matter what you get in league," said Saugus head coach Lisa Rollo. "It doesn't matter what seed you are. It matters how you come out and play every day." Awaiting the Centurions (19-3-3) is ...
The skills of College of the Canyons forward Charity Smith are picture-perfect. She catches the ball in the post, puts it in the basket 63 percent of the time and often takes contact while doing so, earning the chance for an extra free throw. Cougars head coach Greg Herrick couldn't draw it up any better. Smith, on the other hand, might be able to. When she's not bruising her way through opponents on the court, ...
Chivas USA scored a pair of victories on Sunday night. The MLS Western Conference defending regular season champions routed the Ventura Country Fusion 4-0 in an exhibition game at the College of the Canyons, while helping raise money for the Michael Hoefflin Foundation. "It's great to have the chance to help out," said Chivas head coach Preki. "Any time we can do something like this we are glad to do it. I wish we could ...
The Master's College women's basketball snapped Point Loma Nazarene's 20-game winning streak with a dominating 63-48 win at home Saturday.
The Master's College men's basketball missed out on a chance to lock up a Golden State Athletic Conference playoff berth Saturday, but Point Loma Nazarene booked its postseason ticket with a 72-67 win at Bross Gym.
Next season will mark the fourth in a row that Golden Valley has a different girls varsity basketball coach. First-year head coach James Wilson resigned on Friday, citing medical issues within his family.
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.
At 4:15 p.m. the Canyon (Anaheim) Comanches girls' tennis team was up 7-3 and cruising in its CIF-Southern Section Division II second round playoff match against the Valencia Vikings.
The Hart Indians girls' tennis team did what it had to to keep its postseason aspirations alive on Thursday, defeating Villa Park 11-7 in a hard fought contest to advance to the third round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs.
Put this one up with all the other Canyon-Hart epics.
Go crazy Viking nation. You deserve it.
All Santa Clarita Christian football can do now is hope.
The Saugus boys cross country team is starting to sound like its girls counterparts.