Patience, effective leadership skills and dedication; just a few traits of a successful baseball catcher.
Jessica Spigner did it all. Literally. Valencia's senior pitcher hit two home runs, drove in three runs, and made the game saving play as the Vikings advanced to the CIF-Southern Section Division I Finals with a 3-2 win over Santiago Corona. "As she goes, we go," said Valencia coach Donna Lee. "She's our catalyst and she got us going from beginning to end." Spigner gave the Vikings an early cushion with a two run homer ...
CARSON - Give the Valencia boys volleyball team four chances to win a point and odds are they will find a way to win that point.
Christian Lopes didn't hit like a freshman. He didn't field, run, or do any baseball activity like a freshman. Off the field, he didn't act like a freshman either.
All season, Hart pitcher Michael Montgomery has proved that he has the mental strength to overcome any battle he faces on the mound.
In the 1980's, late May meant that basketball rivals the Celtics and the Lakers were preparing to face against one another in the NBA championships.
It looked so promising early. But as fast as Christian Lopes leadoff home run cleared the left field wall, Valencia's ship sunk even faster. In a season where the Vikings exceeded everyone else's expectations, their last game of the season was an aberration. The end result, a 13-2 blowout at the hands of Simi Valley. The Vikings couldn't field. They had four errors. "When you make four errors against a team like this you're not ...
Valencia High tennis players Jack Zapala and Tyler Gottshall competed in the CIF-Southern Section round of 16 on Friday. The duo competed amongst all divisions in the southern section at the Seal Beach Tennis Club.
It's starting to look familiar. The 2007 CIF-Southern Section Division I champion Valencia Vikings softball team is one step closer to another championship. The Vikings advanced to the semifinals with a shut-out defeat over Corona 5-0 at Valhalla field.
With the amount of success the Saugus High School girls cross country team has enjoyed over the last couple of years (two straight state titles), translating into further success with runners on the track and field team, the school's athletic identity has been its running program.
The top-seeded Valencia Vikings advanced to the CIF-Southern Section Division II Championship with a four game victory over Dos Pueblos, 25-16, 25-14, 23-25, 25-19. The Vikings improve to 34-2 with the victory.
Somebody had to go home. For the third straight year at Newhall Park, either Hart (25-5) or Norco would move on in the Southern Section Division I Playoffs. The other team would pack its bags for the offseason. The first seven innings weren't enough to decide a winner Thursday afternoon, but Norco (29-5) finally broke through in the first extra frame, scoring in the top of the eighth and coming away with a 1-0 win ...
Valencia vs. Simi Valley The last time the Vikings got to the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs was in 2003. This year's team, which finished No. 2 behind Hart in the Foothill League, has advanced to the quarters this year and will face No. 4 Simi Valley on the Pioneers home field today at 3:15 p.m. This is not the first meeting for the two ball clubs. The Vikings (22-7) lost to ...
The 2008 Track and Field Masters meet will be held Friday in Cerritos and the Foothill League will see some of its top athletes competing.
Hart vs. Norco For Hart's softball team, the desire for a CIF-Southern Section Division I championship title is evident. The Indian's continue their trek to the finals but will have to get by a formidable Norco team in today's quarterfinals game at home. The two teams have quite a history, both recording wins against each other, as the Cougars defeated Hart in the second round of playoff action three years ago and last year Hart ...
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.