For whichever high school Christian Lopes was going to, he was supposed to make an instant impact.
Hart High's baseball team defeated Canyon at Bud Murray field 10-2 on Wednesday. Indians starting pitcher Michael Montgomery, despite having what he called a "sporadic" game, allowed three hits, walked five, allowed one earned run and struck out 12. He struck out the side in the second inning with just nine pitches. "I wish I could do that every inning," Montgomery said. "That's what happens when you execute your pitches." The Indians broke the game ...
For the most part, the Foothill League Boys Tennis Preliminaries held serve. All four top seeds in singles advanced to today's semifinals and three of the four seeded teams advanced in doubles. There was one curveball, though, albeit a curveball that was widely expected. Valencia's Tyler Gottshall and Jack Zapala who played singles all season and would have most likely been seeded No. 1 and No. 2 in the singles draw, entered the tournament as ...
A couple of years ago, a trio of kids with ties to Canyon basketball all worked together so that one day they could play their sport at the next level.
Under the lights of the William S. Hart Softball Complex , the Hart varsity softball team defeated Saugus 6-0 on Tuesday.
The Foothill League prelims for track and field were held at the College of the Canyons on Tuesday.
He may only be a freshman but Valencia swimmer Bob Hwang has some lofty aspirations. "I'm just planning on beating the records for our school," Hwang said matter of factly. At the Foothill League preliminaries Tuesday afternoon, Hwang wasn't too far off. In winning the 100-yard butterfly, he was one second off the Valencia record. He won the 200-yard freestyle as well, finishing in 1:45.86, topping his seed time of 1.46.30 and automatically qualifying him ...
Canyon High student/athlete Stephen Wirthlin said he's lucky to be alive after a car accident on Saturday morning in Gorman.
Hart baseball's biggest accomplishment in 2008 thus far is the team being in first place in the ultra-competitive Foothill League - to some.
Inspiration came early for Kearsten Livingstone, the Canyon High sophomore who has already accomplished so much in her young swimming career.
Trevor Bauer isn't your typical No. 2 high school starter. Even on a day when he didn't have his best stuff, the junior threw a season high 108 pitches, struck out nine and earned his ninth win of the season in a 7-5 win over Saugus. An ace in his own right, Bauer plays the Robin role for Hart's baseball team because senior southpaw Michael Montgomery is a unique talent and Bauer has no qualms ...
The West Ranch varsity baseball team defeated Canyon on Friday 7-0 on the Wildcats home field. Wildcats senior Charlie Gillies pitched a complete game shutout for the second game in a row. Gillies only allowed the Cowboys two hits and struck out four Canyon batters. "We wanted to come out and get the win," Gillies said. "I didn't have many strikeouts, but I was able to rely on my defense to back me up." Gillies ...
Saugus was merely delaying the inevitable. For the last seven years, the Valencia boys volleyball team had won the Foothill League championship and Thursday was its first opportunity to claim an eighth. Down 24-21 in the third game, the Vikings weren't about to let an undefeated league season slip away and a Foothill League championship wait another game. So, Valencia turned on the jets and scored the last five points of the game to claim ...
Valencia head softball coach Donna Lee was pretty clear after the Vikings win Thursday afternoon. "We are the best team in the league, we just have to start playing like it," Lee said.
The Hart boys track team ended its season on a high note defeating Saugus on Thursday, 72-64 on the Centurions field. It was a big day for Delano Howell as the Indian speedster capture for golds, including paarticipating in the climatic 4x400 relay.
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.
Two undefeated Foothill League track and field teams. One winner-take-all meet.
Holding a lead in the seventh inning against the Valencia Vikings is something the Saugus Centurions remember well.
West Ranch boys golfer Joey Downey would have really had to have a blow-up round on Wednesday at TPC Valencia in the sixth and final Foothill League match to not win the league's Most Valuable Player.
Decisions, decisions, decisions and decisions.
The Hart Indians had to do something to stop the oncoming locomotive that is Valencia Vikings boys tennis.