The Valencia Vikings softball team certainly had its chances to advance to the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I postseason.
The bats may be coming around just in time for Valencia Vikings baseball. Patient and effective hitting put Valencia in front early and an A.J. Balta grand slam put the game out of reach as the Vikings beat the Westlake Warriors 11-2 on Tuesday in a CIF-Southern Section Division I wild-card matchup at Valencia High School. "We saw the pitches we wanted and we hit them," said Balta, who started for the first time in ...
There's one word for it - shock. It has been at least a decade since the Foothill League didn't have any of its golfers advance past the first round of the CIF playoffs. On Monday, at River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Individual Regional, not one Foothill Leaguer made the cut of 77 on the par-72 Vineyard Course. West Ranch's Casey May and Golden Valley's Jonathan Kang came the closest, ...
One break of serve here, another tough bounce there, and that was enough to prevent the Valencia Vikings boys tennis team from moving on in the postseason.
Coming into the 2013 softball season, there was a lot of hope within the Santa Clarita Valley that come playoff time, a Foothill League team could make a run.
For one of the most competitive baseball seasons in Santa Clarita Valley prep history, the area gets no rewards in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs.
The West Ranch Wildcats boys lacrosse team couldn't have dreamt of a more dramatic ending to its inaugural season.
Golden Valley, Saugus and Canyon were the three clear frontrunners throughout the Foothill League track and field season.
As soon as Abbey Weitzeil touched the wall in the 100-yard freestyle for her second individual CIF title of the day, the Saugus sophomore spun around to check the results on the board.
For the Hart Indians boys tennis team, the cause was rather simple. They ran into the best - at least that's how Hart head coach Chris Mansfield put it after the San Marino Titans swept Hart out of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs with an 18-0 second-round rout. "Best team we've played," Mansfield said. "They should make it all the way to the finals. They're the best team." San Marino (16-0) won the Rio ...
The Valencia Vikings continue on. For the first time since 2008 - when Valencia advanced to the quarterfinals of CIF-Southern Section Division I - the Vikings have made it past the second round. This time around, the Vikings play in Division II, and on Friday afternoon Valencia defeated the Temple City Rams 12-6 at Temple City High School. "The guys are stoked. They were really happy," said Valencia head coach Annie Kellogg. "I still had ...
And so it ends, the way it ended. In the last day of the regular season, the Hart Indians fought back again in a reflection of their late-season surge to defeat the Golden Valley Grizzlies 6-3 on Thursday at Hart High School. The Indians finish Foothill play tied for fourth place with an 8-7 record, fighting back to win five of its last six games. Hart (12-14 overall, 8-7 Foothill League) trailed ...
The Hart Indians effectively ended the Canyon Cowboys' bid for a postseason berth on Thursday, defeating the Cowboys 12-1 to move into sole possession of fourth place. But because of the Indians' sub-.500 record they are ineligible for an at-large bid into the postseason. Only the top three teams in the Foothill League earn automatic bids to the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs. Had Canyon (14-14 overall, 3-7 Foothill League) won, the ...
For the second year in a row, Saugus sophomore Abbey Weitzeil put herself in a great position to win two CIF-Southern Section Division I titles after Thursday's CIF prelims at the Riverside Aquatics Complex. Weitzeil was the top qualifier in both the 50-yard freestyle (22.58 seconds) and 100 free (49.22) and will try to repeat as champion in both events. Last season, Weitzeil was the only female swimmer in Division I to ...
As soon as the ball reached the glove of West Ranch Wildcats first baseman Jordan Benty for the second out of a game-ending double play, the Wildcats came storming out of the dugout, dog piling in front of the mound in celebration.
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.
The Hart Indians finished the perfect season with a perfect win.
Golden Valley had already won its first girls golf Foothill League title and Grizzlies sophomore Elisa Pierre had already sewn up the Foothill League Most Valuable Player on Wednesday at TPC Valencia in the sixth and final Foothill League match.
With Valencia girls tennis losing to Hart on Tuesday, the door is open a crack for West Ranch to finish in second place in the Foothill League.
Hart Indians girls tennis players remembered what happened last year when the team had a chance to win an outright league championship.