When Tyler Gottshall stepped onto the varsity tennis court as a freshman he was a shy, yet gifted player, who had earned the third singles spot on the Valencia squad. Now in his junior year Gottshall has evolved into one of the best players in the Foothill League and a team captain on a team that has won six of the last seven Foothill League championships.
In many ways, it might be a building year for Foothill League boys tennis. Some teams are trying to fill holes left by graduating seniors, while others are busy laying a foundation for the future of their program.
After nearly eight hours of tennis, Valencia and Granada Hills were dead even in points at the Valencia Spring Smash.
During her sophomore season, Hart's Chelsea Griffiths set a league record in the 100-yard backstroke at the Foothill League Swim Finals with a time of 58.62 seconds.
If you take a look across the Foothill League landscape, one question may come to mind. Can anyone topple the Hart giant? Fresh off the girls' CIF-Southern Section Division II title, the Indians return a core of swimmers that have them pegged yet again as the team to beat. And they will do so in a league elevated to Division I status this season. "They know they are in everyone's crosshairs," said Hart head coach ...
Valencia's Foothill League baseball season opened with a bang early, but the rest of the game was plagued by shaky defense as Saugus capitalized on five Viking errors to score a 7-1 home victory.
Entering the season, West Ranch had never beaten Hart, Saugus or Valencia in varsity baseball. In order to win a Foothill League title, West Ranch must do so.
After years in the Foothill League's cellar, Golden Valley baseball took a giant leap forward on Friday.
Jake Bernards is likely playing his last baseball season because he passed on the chance to play at the collegiate level to accept a football offer from San Diego State.
Since four teams have a legitimate shot at the Foothill League baseball title, little is certain as league play begins other than it figures to be a slugfest on the field and in the standings.
This season, the Valencia boys tennis team has been looking for someone to provide leadership on the doubles side.
Hart boys volleyball got its first home victory Wednesday night, defeating Crescenta Valley 3-1 at Hart High.
Canyon and Valencia ended up sharing the 2009 Foothill League title. It turns out the race for league player of the year was a dead heat, too. Canyon's Milan Cabrera and Valencia's Alyssa Triana were named co-Foothill League Players of the Year in recognition of their teams' success. Cabrera, a senior defender and captain, anchored the back line for the Cowboys, who reached the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs. Triana, a ...
Foothill League teams had a tough time scoring on Canyon goalkeeper Andrew Wilson this winter. The league's coaches, on the other hand, had an easy time recognizing his accomplishments. Wilson was named Foothill League Player of the Year for boys soccer after the junior co-captain guided the Cowboys to a league championship and the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division III playoffs. Canyon defender and co-captain Shaun McLaughlin was also named to the first ...
Hart led after six innings against West Torrance Tuesday, but Warrior second baseman Daniel Timmerman came to the plate in the top of the seventh with a pair of runners on.
For so many years, Hart football was the unstoppable force in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Chalk up another major college commitment for the Valencia High baseball team.
Hart girls volleyball was getting tired of coming close.
A big semifinal upset helped Hart junior Proyfon Lohaphaisan take advantage to capture the Foothill League tournament first-place singles title with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Canyon's Katrina DeGuzman on Thursday at The Paseo Club.
Hart singles was dominant as expected, and doubles play was thoroughly competitive during the first two rounds of the Foothill League tournament on Wednesday afternoon at the Paseo Club.
In a way, The Master's College's 2-1 loss to Concordia on Wednesday at Reese Field was a reflection of the team's season.
Strategically, there's nothing intrepid about stacking doubles against the Hart girls tennis team. It's the equivalent of blowing into the bottom of a broken Nintendo video game - it's probably not going to work, but what other option is there?
It doesn't seem to matter the situation or the opponent.
For the second year in a row, Golden Valley's Elisa Pierre has reached the second round of the CIF girls individual golf postseason.
After featuring only minor changes a week ago, this week's CIF-Southern Section Northern Division football poll had a few shake-ups.
Hart senior Matt Johnson has been the top boys swimmer in the Santa Clarita Valley for the past two years.
For the most part, the headliners of the Santa Clarita Valley did as expected at the Mt. San Antonio College Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.
Spencer Klehn scored five first-half touchdowns, four of which came in the first quarter alone, helping Trinity Classic Academy bounce back from a two-point loss to Joshua Springs last week and blowout Bloomington Christian by a score of 71-7 at Saugus High School.
Optimists saw a lot of offense.
Ever since Valencia football began its string of four straight Foothill League titles, there have been reasons to doubt the Vikings.