Maybe the preseason hype for Hart football and its junior quarterback was inaccurate after all. The Hart Indians and signal caller Brady White are smashing expectations at this point. Hart's defense stopped state power Chaminade of West Hills for a loss on a two-point attempt in the first overtime period to seal a thrilling 55-54 victory on Friday night in the Indians' home opener at College of the Canyons. Hart quarterback Brady White was ...
This year is the 30th anniversary of the first football CIF championships in Santa Clarita Valley history and to mark the occasion, Canyon and Hart high players have planned separate reunions.
What started as a small, one-off fundraiser for the Canyon cross country program has blossomed 25-years later into the program's most anticipated recreational event. And Canyon cross country head coach Paul Broneer, who helped conceive the idea 25-years ago, never would have anticipated the numbers he sees nowadays at the Cowboys' annual Castaic Lake Triathlon each year. "No way. It was just, 'Let's do this. It will be fun and the kids will like ...
You could call it the cross country meet of the century in the Santa Clarita Valley. At least Saugus seven-time state cross country champion head coach Rene Paragas called it such. The Saugus September Showdown, hosted by Saugus cross country at Central Park on Saturday, will feature the state's defending girls CIF Divisions I, II, III and IV champions in an unprecedented local event. It will also feature top boys competition, as well. The girls ...
The Foothill League opened with a strong week in football, collectively finishing 5-0. That was reflected in this week's CIF-Southern Section Northern Division poll, as all Foothill teams moved up other than Hart, which remained at No. 1 after beating Santiago of Corona 56-49 on Friday. The other three Foothill teams that were ranked in the preseason top 10 poll all moved up, including Valencia, which has yet to play a game. The idle Valencia ...
The motto for Albert Einstein Academy football seems to be, "make it work." And no matter what hand the team is dealt, that's exactly what the AEA Rockets do. The Santa Clarita Valley's newest prep football team is preparing to embark on its maiden voyage as an 11-man varsity team. And it is doing so with just 20 players on the roster, a makeshift practice field and, as of the moment, no home field. "I ...
Taking so many steps in the last couple of years still hasn't resulted in the ultimate prize for the Trinity Classical Academy football team.
There are five, count them, five players on the Trinity Classical Academy roster of 18 who played football at the organized youth level prior to coming to high school.
Last season, Santa Clarita Christian football was nearly there. Nearly good enough to compete for a San Joaquin League title and maybe, just maybe, a run in the CIF-Northeast Division playoffs. Their quarterback was in a similar place - nearly there, but still a little bit raw. Now, in his second full season as the Cardinals' starter, junior Jonathan Saavedra is ready to lead an SCCS team that feels like it has turned the corner ...
The Santa Clarita Christian football team scored on plays of 66 and 58 yards over the final two drives of their season opening contest against Chadwick High School of Palos Verdes. The only problem was that those two scores accounted for the Cardinals only offensive output of the night and it proved to be too little, too late, as they fell by a score of 26-14 at Canyon High School on Saturday night.
CALABASAS - In the first half, the Saugus Centurion football team looked like the inexperienced group from 2012.
A lot has been made of first-year head coach Jan Miller and the culture change at West Ranch and, at least for the moment, the Miller era seems to be off to a fast start.
CORONA - It was the best of times and the worst of times for the Hart Indians on the road at Santiago of Corona on Friday night.
Golden Valley Grizzlies head football coach Robert Fisher was candid following his team's season-opening 34-28 victory over the Granada Hills Charter High School Highlanders at Canyon High School on Friday night.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE - Need evidence that this Canyon football defense was sick of being maligned last season?
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.
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.