His mother was sick of the fighting. Even if he was just evening the score by bloodying a bully in the fifth grade, Bino Horne had to do something more productive.
The West Ranch girls basketball team pulled off the shock of the Winter Foothill League sports season by defeating Valencia Tuesday night 64-57. It was shocking because the Wildcats, in four seasons, have never beaten a Foothill foe except for Golden Valley.
Eight members of the Foothill League were honored as All-CIF-Southern Section Northern Division selections last week, while eight members of Santa Clarita Christian were named to the All-CIF-SS Eight-Man Football team from Division I. Headlining the honors were Saugus quarterback Desi Rodriguez, who was named the Offensive Player of the Year in the Northern Division; SCCS running back Collin Keoshian, who was the Player of the Year from Eight-Man Division I; and Cardinals head coach ...
Tuesday's matchup between the Foothill League's two unbeaten teams turned into the thriller everyone expected.
With two teams trying to prove the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, one team also showed its still alive in the race for a Foothill League title.
The intensity in the Hart versus Canyon girls soccer contest Tuesday may have matched its rivalry-game level, but the goal totals didn't.
Valencia picked up its first Foothill League victory Tuesday, defeating West Ranch 80-65 on the Wildcats home floor.
Saugus is still searching for its first Foothill League win of the season. In the meantime, the Centurions are making sure they don't lose, either. Amir Ranjbar-Shiraz scored twice in a five-minute span in the second half to rally Saugus to a 2-2 draw with Golden Valley Tuesday afternoon at Saugus High School. It was the Centurions' third straight tie in league play, and the second straight game they have trailed at halftime. Saugus (3-8-3, ...
After a first half dominated by perimeter play, the Hart Indians decided to pound the paint in the second half and defeated Canyon 59-46 at Canyon High Tuesday night.
Saugus quarterback Desi Rodriguez verbally committed to the Air Force Academy earlier this month following a home visit from Falcons defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter. "The education is like an Ivy League school, and I get to play football in Division I. You can't beat that," Rodriguez said.
It has been a little over three years since Austin Civita and Canyon High defeated Hart, 21-13 to win the CIF-State title in 2005. Now, Civita has three days to prepare for his latest opportunity.
You want crazy, the Foothill League will give you crazy - Michael Jackson crazy. You got scandal, surprise and lots of scoring - all in week one of the winter season.
After seeing the women's team rout Hope International Saturday, The Master's College men's decided to do the same. The Mustangs shook off a slow start to close the first half on a 30-12 run and kept up the intensity in the second half to earn an 89-71 Golden State Athletic Conference victory over the Royals.
Hart knew before tip-off Friday night that it had lost the services of its best player. Valencia didn't know it was going to lose one of its best players, too – but the Vikings turned out stronger for it. Vikings forward Starla Wright suffered an apparent concussion early in the third quarter and left the game for good, but Valencia pulled together and outplayed Hart in the second half en route to a 66-53 Foothill ...
In a game of momentum swings, the last swing went to Hart – along with a coveted Foothill League win.
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.
A giant weight has been lifted off the back of West Ranch head football head coach Jan Miller.
The Hart Indians knew before they could look ahead to Valencia in week 9, they had to take care of a pesky Saugus Centurions team on Friday night at College of the Canyons.
Hart High senior forward Destinney Duron accepted a soccer scholarship offer from Cal State Northridge last week.
Mike Herrington's Hart football winning streak is seven games this year.
It's been a rough start to the Foothill League season for Saugus Centurions girls volleyball.