As the top-ranked team in the United States, Valencia did not particularly have one superstar hitter who far outplayed the rest.
Throw out the two fastest 3,200-meter times in CIF-Southern Section history, and Saugus High distance runner Kaylin Mahoney is your state champion last season, not a third-place finisher.
In a sea of standout track and field athletes, Delano Howell of Hart was one who stood out.
It was a hot, long, tiring day. And that was just the coaches talking. Fighting fatigue, after playing 17 games in five days, and injuries to two of their top three wide receivers, Valencia found enough energy to stage a comeback and beat Crescenta Valley 32-12, for the Hart Passing Tournament Championship Wednesday at College of the Canyons. The Vikings were down 12-0, early before senior quarterback Dominick Solley started slinging it out to his ...
Redemption is sweet. When Jack Zapala entered his senior tennis season, his goal was to not lose a single set in the Foothill League. Last season, he was almost perfect in league but as the old adage goes­ - almost doesn't count. His lone set loss came to Hart's Otto DeGreiff. DeGreiff graduated and Zapala's dominance resonated throughout the league, this season. He was successful in attaining his goal. The lanky Zapala was undefeated as ...
A curve ball was thrown and there was no hitter at the plate. This wasn't a baseball game. It was the Foothill League tennis prelims. Valencia's No. 1 and No. 2 singles players, Jack Zapala and Tyler Gottshall, entered into the doubles draw. For most, this meant the singles draw was up for grabs and everyone else was playing for second in doubles. Two players, though, were up for the challenge. Teammates Cameron Phillips and ...
Darren Sholes and Spenser Souza have been in a quarterback battle for the past seven years.
Hart High will be well-known in Omaha, Neb. this summer. While former Indian Steve Susdorf and his Fresno State Bulldogs played the role of Cinderella in the College World Series, Hart swimmer Jordan Danny looks to fulfill a life long dream of her own in the Cornhusker State. On Friday, Danny and her family boarded an airplane in route to Omaha where she is vying for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Danny is ...
For a kid who barely made the swim team as a freshman, Nick Korth has come a long way. Korth was among a bevy of talented swimmers in the Foothill League this season. Korth, however, exceeded many expectations, including his own. For two seasons Korth flew under the radar. Just a piece to the Hart puzzle. This season, Korth battled to the Indians forefront setting new personal records and breaking old school ones. For the ...
You would have to believe that Johnny MacArthur's 2008 high school golf season began on May 31.
For the third straight summer and fourth time in the past five passing league seasons, Valencia reached the finals of the Air Assault Bonita Passing League Tournament.
With the fall season just a few months away, Saugus and Valencia girls varsity basketball teams are already making preparations for what could be a very competitive season in the Foothill League.
After winning the Air Assault Passing Tournament in both of the past two seasons and three of the past four times, Valencia High School is off to another great start in trying to win this year's tournament.
Both Saugus and Valencia had good enough days at the Girls Varsity Saugus Summer Tournament. In the second games, Saugus beat Red Mesa, 72-64. Centurions Nicole Hicks scored 26 points. Amanda Scholl added 13 points, Kaylyn Martin had 12 points. Valencia won its game over Chaminade, 57-49. Jenny Lentz scored 18 points and Lindsey Hill had 11 points for the Vikings. Starla Wright added 18 points. Viewpark beat Hart, 72-53. Indian players Briana Fitchpatrick had ...
Football teams across the Foothill League will be competing in passing tournaments this weekend.
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.
If it appeared that the West Ranch Wildcats took the Golden Valley Grizzlies lightly to start the game, that message changed midway through the third inning.
It's almost as if the baseball gods wanted to test the Saugus Centurions.
The Valencia Vikings baseball team has lost five of their last seven Foothill League games.
There's hope at Golden Valley.