Canyon softball entered Thursday's Foothill League finale with one goal - to make the playoffs and end the longest postseason draught in the league.
The West Ranch boys tennis team tied Bonita at La Verne 9-9 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II postseason, but the Wildcats won on games 82-71. "They never gave up," said West Ranch head coach Eric Spiecker. "We were on top of them the whole match. You constantly felt like this is over, and suddenly it isn't over." Top singles player Jordan Hovis swept his three sets 6-1, 6-2, 6-1, while ...
Eventually, one of these years, the Valencia High softball team is going to end up finishing somewhere other than first place in the final Foothill League standings.
The Rancho San Marcos Golf Club in Santa Barbara was downright frustrating to the Foothill League's last team standings Thursday.
Canyon closed the regular season strong to finish second in the Foothill League. But in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs, it was Brentwood's strong finish that doomed the Cowboys. After dropping the first game, Brentwood reeled off three straight victories to defeat Canyon 3-1, ending the Cowboys' season. "They started coming back," said Canyon head coach Brian Ingino. "All year we played off our energy, and we didn't play with ...
Hart boys volleyball scored a dominating victory to advance to the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Playoffs Wednesday, dropping Hueneme 3-0 (25-10, 25-20, 25-18) in a wild-card match.
Ever since Valencia took part in a spring break tournament in Orange County, the Vikings have been on a different tier than the rest of the Foothill League.
Hart baseball added some intrigue to the final day of the Foothill League season with an upset of West Ranch at home Wednesday.
WALNUT - Foothill League swimming's move from Division II to Division I experienced both success and struggles at the CIF-Southern Section Division I prelims Wednesday at the Mt. San Antonio College Marie T. Mills Aquatic Complex.
Canyon boys tennis found its way into the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs with a third-place Foothill League finish, but the Cowboys could not discover a path to get past South Pasadena at home Tuesday in the wild-card round, falling 10-8.
It turns out the names on the front of the uniforms really do make a difference. A freshman pitcher, a rebuilt lineup and having to play in the same league as powerhouse Hart made it seem that eight-time defending league champion Valencia would finally pass on the torch. Two losses to Canyon and Saugus only strengthened those odds. And yet, here the Vikings are. With their backs against the wall, they beat Foothill League front-runner ...
A big second inning against Canyon helped Saugus take a big step toward securing one of the Foothill League's automatic playoff berths.
The Valencia boys golf team battled for respect all season long. They got it Tuesday. The Vikings, not Foothill League champion West Ranch, were the only local team to advance in the CIF playoffs. Valencia shot a team score of 376, good enough for second place Tuesday at Soule Park Golf Club in Ojai in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Team Divisional. The Vikings, along with Westlake (358) and Arcadia (378) are the three teams that ...
The only varsity starting shortstop West Ranch High has known has verbally committed to play baseball at UC Irvine. Cal Vogelsang, a three-year varsity player, informed Irvine last week, according to West Ranch head coach Casey Burrill.
As the regular season of the Valencia Ice Station High School Hockey season comes to a close, the four local club teams will head into the first round of postseason play on Monday with very different perspectives.
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.
Valencia junior Lindsey Knudsen took full advantage of her two extra days off from school last week as students were given Monday and Tuesday off for fall break.