NEW YORK - His jersey neatly folded on a chair in front of New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano's locker Sunday afternoon, 2003 Hart High graduate Chris Valaika smiles and draws a check mark with his index finger.
Put another one on the board for Valencia. The Vikings girls basketball team played for the championship in the Santa Clarita Girls Varsity Basketball Summer Shootout on Saturday. The Vikings were victorious in their 47-44 win over Knight High School of Palmdale. Valencia went undefeated in the tournament having defeated Quartz Hill and the Wildcats of West Ranch before seeing Knight in the finals. While some Foothill League coaches prefer not to play league teams ...
Girls varsity hoops action continued from the College of the Canyons on Friday. In the Santa Clarita Girls Varsity Basketball Summer Shootout, Hart edged Notre Dame 28-25. Indians senior-to-be Briana Fitchpatrick led the squad in points with 14. Hart was defeated in Thursday's game against Burroughs and Indians head coach Zach Koebel said that this season it's all about development. "We're still learning," Koebel said. "We're just starting to get to a point where we ...
Playing in the same venue as star athletes David Beckham and Edson Buddle would be a dream come true for any young soccer player.
The best high school golfer in Southern California says his biggest moment of the 2007-08 school year, wasn't on the course - it was on the football field.
By the time West Ranch's opponent scored its first points in the Santa Clarita Summer Girls Basketball Shootout Thursday, Erin Ruiz had already sunk a trio of 3-pointers.
The swish of the net and the squeaking of tennis shoes - oh, the sounds of basketball. Local teams are already gearing up for girls varsity basketball season. Valencia, Hart and West Ranch are participating in the 2008 Santa Clarita Girls Varsity Basketball Summer Shootout at the College of the Canyons. Palmdale, Quartz Hill, Notre Dame, Burroughs, and Knight will also be apart of today's action. The tournament was started in the summer of 2003 by ...
Marching band, check; 4.3 GPA, check; Key Club member, check; the Foothill League's No. 1 freshman tennis player, check.
Valencia and Hart played for a basketball championship Sunday night. OK, it was only the Hart Summer Classic title game. Mismatched uniforms, cooling fans on full blast along the sidelines, and the loud sound of shoes squeaking on the floor were all indication that the Foothill League wasn't on the line. But when these two teams meet in winter it could be. Valencia and Hart are two of the early favorites for the league crown ...
There will always be a lot of turnover on high school basketball teams, which often leads to a lot of turnovers, especially in the summer.
Before he was three years old, Trevor Bauer spent several weeks attempting to ride a two-wheel bicycle.
When she steps between the chalked lines of a softball field, Jessica Spigner becomes a different person.
Four Foothill League basketball teams will compete in the Hart Summer Classic today and tomorrow at Hart High School.
As the top-ranked team in the United States, Valencia did not particularly have one superstar hitter who far outplayed the rest.
Throw out the two fastest 3,200-meter times in CIF-Southern Section history, and Saugus High distance runner Kaylin Mahoney is your state champion last season, not a third-place finisher.
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.
Hear those skid marks?
Tuesday's match mattered in multiple ways for the West Ranch Wildcats girls volleyball team.
Despite leading the Foothill League in tackles during the regular season a year ago, Saugus Centurions' linebacker Blake Austin has endured a largely thankless tenure as one of the Santa Clarita Valley's best defensive players due to his lack of elite physical attributes.
Can you spot the difference? You'll have to look closely.
Santa Clarita Christian took a punch to the jaw in the opening quarter against Frazier Mountain.
This game was for the Heritage League championship. Or at least that's how Trinity Classical Academy football head coach Mike Buchanan put it.
It was starting to become a theme for Valencia Vikings football - a sluggish first-half offense gains steam before falling into a rhythm in the second half.
On Friday night at Canyon High, the Canyon Cowboys football team played frustrated and angry while the visiting Saugus Centurions exhibited discipline. And for the better part of the night it appeared that discipline would prevail.
The Hart Indians' offense is known for putting up points in bunches. But against the Golden Valley Grizzlies, both sides of the ball got in the scoring mix.
Valencia and Hart high tennis both took care of business on Thursday and now set up the biggest match of the Foothill League season next Tuesday.
Following the varsity girls race at Thursday's Foothill League cross country meet No. 2 at Central Park, Saugus' Samantha Ortega and her teammates were in a familiar place.