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.
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. ...
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.
All Foothill League girls volleyball teams are now halfway through the league season.
The Valencia Vikings girls volleyball team is starting to figure out how good it is.
Up two games already and possessing an early lead in the third, Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals sophomore Kylie Brown had a message for her teammates: "Do not let down, let's go!"
After back-to-back losses to the Foothill League's top teams, the West Ranch Wildcats girls tennis team proved its still among the league's upper tier.
In a contest between two teams that were clearly evenly matched, the Valencia Vikings won the battle of endurance.