Not often in baseball does the winning team combine for less hits than the opposition, while also having its starting pitcher allow more earned runs than the losing team's starting pitcher.
Hart High sophomore Myles Franklin was named an All-State sophomore by Cal-Hi Sports. With the website's announcement of the All-State Boys Basketball Underclass team on Monday, Franklin was honored as one of California's top 20 sophomore players. The 5-foot-11 guard averaged 18 points, five assists and two steals per game this past season, which was his second as a varsity starter. He was also honored as a Signal All-Santa Clarita Valley first teamer.
The West Ranch Wildcats completed a season sweep through Foothill League play on Tuesday with a 3-1 win over the Valencia Vikings by scores of 22-25, 25-18, 25-17 and 26-24 at West Ranch High School.
The Foothill League was thrown a curve ball on Tuesday, and Valencia was one of the beneficiaries.
All the focus was on the track at Tuesday's Foothill League track and field prelims at Valencia High School. Qualifying heats were held for seven varsity events in both boys and girls on Tuesday, all of which were running events. Finals for the field events will be held on Friday at Valencia, along with the rest of the league finals. In the meantime, the stage has been set for some tight competition in multiple events ...
It's been a while, but on Thursday the Foothill League Finals boys meet is far from a sure thing.
Every team has to have its role players. Those are the ones that start every game and contribute in their own way, but rarely get much publicity. They aren't the ones who sink the game-winning jump shot in basketball and they aren't the ones who slam the match-winning kill in volleyball. But when it comes to track and field, a role player like Saugus High senior Rachel Eaton has no choice but to stand out. ...
It was the bottom of the seventh inning. West Ranch baseball was up 6-0 on Saugus on May 8, 2012 and had ace and Foothill League Player of the Year J.C. Cloney on the mound needing three outs to win the school's first-ever Foothill League championship. It couldn't be any sweeter for the Wildcats. Saugus rallies and they look great. It's as hard as Cloney's been hit all year. An error here, a lucky hit ...
If it appeared that the West Ranch Wildcats took the Golden Valley Grizzlies lightly to start the game, that message changed midway through the third inning.
It's almost as if the baseball gods wanted to test the Saugus Centurions. For the third straight game, Saugus went into the last half inning of play with a four-run lead. But after losing the first two tries in gut-wrenching fashion, the Centurions got it right on Friday, beating the Canyon Cowboys 5-1 at Canyon High School with little trouble in the seventh inning. Saugus passed the test. "We've had some different situations like that ...
The Valencia Vikings baseball team has lost five of their last seven Foothill League games. "We've been preaching that the seniors have to step up for this thing to turn around," said Valencia head coach Jared Snyder. Valencia seniors Luke Soroko and Colton Burns stepped up in a big way Friday. Soroko threw the third no-hitter in Viking history, and Burns hit a walk-off triple in the seventh in a 1-0 win over the Hart ...
There's hope at Golden Valley. The Grizzlies boys tennis team is hoping the CIF-Southern Section extends them an offer to play in the Division II playoffs as an at-large team. Golden Valley defeated Saugus 10-8 on Thursday in both teams' Foothill League finale. The Grizzlies finished the regular season at 8-8 overall and fourth in the Foothill League at 4-6. "I hope they take into consideration the league is strong at the top with Valencia," ...
Two undefeated Foothill League track and field teams. One winner-take-all meet. The Golden Valley girls faced this situation last year and didn't capitalize. Now, Golden Valley High School is arguably the capital of area track and field. The girls won their first Foothill League title by beating Saugus 85-51 on Thursday, while the Golden Valley boys beat the Centurions 78-58 to clinch a share of their second straight league crown. Canyon ran its streak of ...
Holding a lead in the seventh inning against the Valencia Vikings is something the Saugus Centurions remember well.
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.
All Foothill League girls volleyball teams are now halfway through the league season.