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.
With all the other baseball noise in town, lost in the shuffle has been Santa Clarita Christian baseball's unlikely fight for a Heritage League championship. And in typical surprise fashion, the Cardinals erased an early five-run deficit and defeated Faith Baptist 6-5 on Thursday at the William S. Hart PONY Complex to win its first Heritage League title since 2008. "This was one of the biggest moments in (SCCS) baseball," said SCCS head coach ...
Canyon baseball, the doormat of the Foothill League for the last decade, pulled the mat from underneath the Foothill League's teams this year and in heart-in-your-throat fashion defeated Valencia 3-2 at Valencia High on Thursday. With the win, Canyon (18-9 overall, 10-5 Foothill League) claimed a share of its first Foothill League championship since 2002. "I can't tell you how good it feels," said Canyon senior Max Weinstein. "It's been a long time coming. ...
No matter how the lineup was arranged, West Ranch Wildcats boys tennis was going to have a tough time.
The most successful boys tennis season in Golden Valley High history ended Wednesday with the Grizzlies losing 16-2 to La Canada High in La Canada in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs.
The Hart Indians boys tennis team is still alive in the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs and it can thank two unlikely heroes.
Mother's Day is Sunday and Dylan Freyre will go camping with his mother, Stacy, to celebrate.
Valencia boys tennis head coach Annie Kellogg summed it up best by quoting the opposing coach.
West Ranch outfielder Tony Slauson verbally committed to Cal State Northridge earlier this month, according to Wildcats head coach Casey Burrill.
The Foothill League collectively went 0-for-3 in the boys volleyball playoffs this season. In the case of the Foothill second-place Hart Indians, it was a 3-0 loss by scores of 25-19, 25-18 and 25-19 to the Newport Harbor Sailors of Newport Beach on Tuesday at Newport Harbor High in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs. The loss made Hart's return to the playoffs a brief one after the Indians (17-14-1) missed ...
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.
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.