The first year was an experiment. This time around, it should be a polished product. That's what organizers of the Foothill Invitational girls volleyball tournament promise of the event this weekend. The three-day tournament hosted by the Los Angeles Volleyball Academy takes place for the second time beginning today and running through Saturday at various locations in the Santa Clarita Valley. Twenty-four teams high school teams, including five from the Santa Clarita Valley, will participate ...
VAN NUYS - If it's any consolation, Hart High baseball can call itself the 2013 Valley Invitational Baseball League champions.
When Hart High guard and senior-to-be Lewis Stallworth revealed that he received an athletic scholarship offer in June to play basketball at Seton Hall, it became a unique occurrence.
A full day at school, followed by homework in the car and then soccer practice? Just the life of a typical Santa Clarita Valley elite soccer player. As high school athletes continue to become more specialized in their individual sports, the importance of playing year-round has increased over the years. That might be more important in soccer than any other sport - and as a result, athletes are going to great lengths to put themselves ...
In March 2012 Canyon High's Kaila Sargema was ready to show college coaches why they should recruit the then senior at the Las Vegas Showcase.
From a competition standpoint, high school sports seasons only last a few months. But great teams and athletes are built when no one is looking. The sweat and anguish exerted during the summer can often make a big difference when players suit up for their school teams. It's not as if there's a one-size-fits-all approach, though. Each sport varies in the amount of individual versus team practicing throughout a given year. Cross country is one ...
Former varsity assistant coach Chris Stroh has taken over as head coach of the Valencia High swim program, replacing former coach Mike Bechtholdt.
After just one season, West Ranch lacrosse head coach Paul Gordon stepped down to pursue business ventures, the school's athletic director Cassandra Perez confirmed Wednesday.
Hart junior shortstop Nick Valaika continues to make a name for himself, as the standout was the only local athlete named to the Milwaukee Brewers 2013 Area Code Games roster.
The words were like music to her ears. "Are you ready to be a Zag?" asked an assistant Gonzaga University volleyball coach. West Ranch's Alexis Clewis had just been offered a spot on the team starting in 2014. "What? No way," she remembers thinking. "And I was really excited and I did the whole thing where my eyes got wide and I was like, 'Oh man, this is happening." Clewis, who will be a senior ...
In just one year, Valencia High right fielder Chad Bible has made a big impact in the Santa Clarita Valley.
If the coaches and players for the West Ranch baseball program did not fully grasp what it meant to be playing in the California Classic, a showcase that features some of the top ranked teams from across the state, they sure did by the fifth inning of their final game against Concord De La Salle on Sunday.
The Valencia Vikings did their part to help the six Southern California teams represent the bottom half of the Golden State well in the California Classic Elite Tournament.
Canyon High graduate and 2013 All-Santa Clarita Valley and All-Foothill League player of the year Max Weinstein was woken up early in July by a phone call from Santa Clarita Valley coaching legend and UC Irvine head baseball coach Mike Gillespie.
It's hard to say the inaugural California Classic is a tournament, because a winner isn't declared at the end.
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.
The Valencia Vikings girls tennis team defeated a tough but overmatched Poly of Pasadena team 13-5 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II girls playoffs on Wednesday afternoon.
The Hart Indians girls tennis team continued its dominant run through the 2013 season with a 14-4 win over Chadwick in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs on Wednesday at Hart.
After last week's surprising win for Hart girls volleyball, an automatic playoff spot was all but assured.
Saugus girls tennis took a step in the right direction this season.
When it comes to the postseason, West Ranch girls tennis is going to lean on the same players that got it to this point.
No matter the circumstances, Valencia High girls volleyball has set a standard for itself.
An undefeated season and a Foothill League championship earned Hart girls tennis the No. 4 seed in the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoff bracket, which was released Monday.