Just one match into the Foothill League boys volleyball season and Valencia left little doubt about who is the team to beat.
If the No. 1 boys volleyball team in the country were to reside in the Foothill League it is a safe bet that they would be favored to win every match and take home the league crown.
It wasn't that long ago when there were two soccer clubs to choose from in the Santa Clarita Valley.
If there's such a thing as squeaking out a 19-8 win, that's exactly what the Valencia baseball team did on the road against Golden Valley on Friday.
The tag of area's best team just changed like a spring sale. Hart baseball went into Saugus High Friday and pounded the highly-touted Centurions 12-1 and now wears the label. Saugus, ranked No. 18 in the state coming into the season, and Hart, widely considered one of Southern California's best teams, were supposed to play a low-scoring teeter-totter battle, considering the arms on the mound. What happened was a complete dismantling of the Centurions, thanks ...
The wind was relentless but it didn't seem to be much of a factor as Valencia varsity boys tennis defeated Hart on Thursday 16-2 at Valencia High.
Thursday's forecast called for a slight wind, warm weather and a West Ranch boys golf victory in the Foothill League opener.
In its Foothill League opener, the Saugus High girls track and field team looked like it picked up right where it left off last season.
It's a story reminiscent of the fall. A team led by freshmen that everybody else is talking about. Same story, one less freshman and different school. In the fall, Hart girls golf was unanimously predicted to be the best team in the Foothill League because of the abilities of three freshmen. Hart went on to win the league title easily. The West Ranch boys hope it's an omen. With less standout golfers in the league ...
In the fluid environment of Foothill League track and field, consensus is difficult to come by.
It's been a tough couple of games for the Canyon baseball pitching staff. The Cowboys' pitchers have given up 32 runs in their last two games, including Wednesday's 10-3 loss to Valencia at home in the second game of Foothill League action for both teams. "Pitching has actually been our strength," said Cowboys head coach Brandon Montemayor. "We weren't executing offensively. We got into situations where we needed a few timely hits and weren't getting ...
During Tuesday afternoon's practice for the Saugus baseball team, ex-Centurion head coach Doug Worley stopped by and spoke to the team for about 15 minutes about the game, and more specifically the art of hitting.
Playing within the friendly confines of its home field for the first time in 2008, the Hart Indians softball team quickly found its comfort zone and rolled to a 17-0 victory Tuesday afternoon. The Indians (8-3), having played their first nine games away from home, used power hitting and precise pitching to wear down the Chaminade Eagles in a four and a half inning mercy rule victory. "It doesn't matter who we play, we have ...
With Valencia boys tennis having already clinched a win in the Foothill League opener against West Ranch Tuesday, both teams lined up along the final court on the West Ranch campus for the final set. They stood to watch a seesaw battle between the Wildcats doubles team of Jason Oh and Patrick Fuentes and Valencia's Alex Pick and Matt Cheng.
Thanks to a climate which features mostly year-around sunshine, Southern California is a hotbed for some of the best swimmers in the country. That is certainly no exception in the Santa Clarita valley, where some of the best programs in the state reside.
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.
All Valencia does is win big football games. Still, the Vikings must be wondering what it will take for the poll voters to give them the No. 1 overall ranking in the division.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights football team closed its regular season strong with a 46-20 win over Faith Baptist on Saturday afternoon at West Ranch High School.
It was a tough night on the road for the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals, who were upended 20-6 by Saddleback Valley Christian of San Juan Capistrano on Friday in a San Joaquin League matchup at St. Margarets High in San Juan Capistrano.
It took a little time for Canyon to shake off last week's devastating loss to Valencia.
The Saugus Centurions were visibly frustrated after their Oct. 25 loss to Hart.
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.