Don't call it an upset, but Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball drove Twin Pines of Banning out of its own building with a 72-53 victory in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division VIAA playoffs.
It took 16 minutes for the Valencia boys basketball team to shake off the nerves of playoff basketball.
A physical game from start to finish, West Ranch earned itself a spot in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA boys basketball playoffs Wednesday night, winning at Serrano of Phelan 73-46.
It's one thing to talk about taking care of business against an inferior opponent. It's another thing to actually do it.
The 2008-'09 season has been an evolutionary year for Saugus boys soccer. And no one may have epitomized the Centurions' growth more than sophomore forward Erick Esquivel. After struggling to a 3-8-2 mark before Foothill League play, the Cents ended up finishing second in league. Just to give an example of how important Esquivel was, he scored one-third of the team's league goals, playing only seven of 10 games. Saugus ended up going 4-1-5 in ...
Two weeks ago, Hart struggled with muddy field conditions in a loss to Canyon. On Tuesday, the Indians faced the same obstacle – and experienced the same result. El Dorado of Placentia outscored Hart 3-1 in penalty kicks to earn a physical 1-0 victory in a CIF-Southern Section Division II wild card game at El Dorado High School. The teams battled to a 0-0 tie through regulation and two 10-minute overtimes. Hart's scoring stigma cost ...
Prep athletics in the Santa Clarita Valley might avoid the budget ax altogether. Jaime Castellanos, superintendent of the William S. Hart Union High School District, said Tuesday he doesn't anticipate prep sports in the district being largely affected by the still-pending California budget and the cuts that will be made based on it. "A lot of our kids are involved in sports. If we cut athletics, it would have a damaging effect," Castellanos said. "I ...
Breaking from usual form, the CIF-Southern Section granted at-large berths Monday to Foothill League teams in boys and girls soccer. Both, Golden Valley's boys and Hart's girls received bids after finishing fourth this season in league.
For some people, fear drives them to excel. For Canyon junior goalkeeper Alex Krall, it is a healthy fear and one that is self-imposed.
The 2009 CIF-Southern Section basketball playoff brackets were released Sunday, leaving the Foothill League boys field of teams smiling across the board. All six schools made it into the boys playoffs, while Saugus, Valencia and West Ranch will represent the league on the girls' side.
At last, Golden Valley has won a Foothill League championship. The Grizzlies clinched a share of the boys basketball title on Tuesday by defeating Valencia, and then Golden Valley won it outright by routing West Ranch on Thursday. It is the first league title for the school, which opened in 2004, and this Grizzly team won the atitle with a bull's-eye on its back all season long. Long-range assassin Maverick Ahanmisi teamed with athletic junior ...
The state budget crunch may mean individual schools have to pay for substitute teachers when coaches travel with their teams, missing a day of school, according to some reports Friday.
West Ranch closed the third quarter on a 7-0 run and fended off Golden Valley 50-38 Thursday on senior day. The Wildcats also clinched third place in the Foothill League, guaranteeing them a spot in the CIF-Southern Section postseason for the first time ever.
Just how costly was the residency falsification that cost the Canyon girls basketball team 10 wins, two players and its head coach? The final answer came Thursday.
One way or another, Foothill League boys soccer history was going to be made Thursday afternoon at West Ranch High. As Golden Valley took on West Ranch on the last day of the regular season, the two teams were battling for the final playoff berth from the Foothill League with the winning team advancing to the postseason for the first time in either school's brief 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.
Today, Canyon High School and Hart High School meet for the 46th time on a football field.
There were a couple of clutch points on Thursday in Golden Valley sophomore Elisa Pierre's day that led her to advancing to the WSCGA Foundation Tournament/Southern California championship.
High school football may have been born in the Santa Clarita Valley in 1948 when Hart High School played the area's first varsity football game. But it came of age in 1983.