Saugus girls soccer is set to face Buchanan High of Clovis on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the first round of the CIF Southern California Regional Division I Championships at Buchanan High just outside of Fresno. The announcement was made on the CIF's state Web site Sunday.
After a mere five wins one year ago, West Ranch softball opened the 2009 season with two straight as Canyon, Hart, Golden Valley and the Wildcats joined 12 other teams Saturday for the first day of games in the Hart Classic Softball Tournament at Central Park in Saugus.
DOWNEY - Call it symbolic. Senior Erin Ortega lobbed a pass to junior Jamie Molacek in the 47th minute of Friday's CIF-Southern Section Division II title game. Molacek headed the ball home for the deciding goal to give the Centurions the first outright soccer championship in the history of the Santa Clarita Valley in a play that displayed the Saugus girls soccer passing of the torch at the same time as the current Centurions' flame ...
DOWNEY - It is official. Saugus is now the only school in Santa Clarita Valley history to win an outright CIF-Southern Section Division title in either boys or girls soccer. The Centurions defeated Harvard-Westlake 2-1 Friday night at Warren High in the CIF-SS Division II finals behind the play of senior captain Erin Ortega and junior Jamie Molacek. "I knew this team would go all the way," Molacek said. "The people on this team have ...
For more than a decade, Heather Pilch and Shannon Suarez have been lacing up their cleats and stepping onto the soccer field together.
You can throw out the story about Saugus finishing third in the Foothill League and making it all the way to the CIF-Southern Section Division II girls soccer final.
He was a burgundy and black blur. The cold of the ice swept with him, bringing a freezing breeze.
The Saugus girls soccer team held its team banquet Wednesday night. And the season's not even over. The Centurions scheduled the banquet long before the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs because of the availability of a facility. Now Saugus is in the championship game for the first time in school history. The Centurions will play Harvard-Westlake of North Hollywood on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Warren High School of Downey. The game will be preceeded ...
Santa Clarita Christian scored at least 17 points in all three games of its opening match against Cate of Carpinteria Wednesday.
College of the Canyons evened its Western State Conference record with an offensive explosion against West Los Angeles at home Wednesday, scoring a 21-5 victory.
Saugus girls soccer is now one step away from a championship ring. The Centurions allowed only one shot on goal Tuesday, defeating Redlands 2-1 at Redlands High and earning themselves a trip to the CIF-Southern Section Division II finals. "It doesn't matter what you get in league," said Saugus head coach Lisa Rollo. "It doesn't matter what seed you are. It matters how you come out and play every day." Awaiting the Centurions (19-3-3) is ...
The skills of College of the Canyons forward Charity Smith are picture-perfect. She catches the ball in the post, puts it in the basket 63 percent of the time and often takes contact while doing so, earning the chance for an extra free throw. Cougars head coach Greg Herrick couldn't draw it up any better. Smith, on the other hand, might be able to. When she's not bruising her way through opponents on the court, ...
Chivas USA scored a pair of victories on Sunday night. The MLS Western Conference defending regular season champions routed the Ventura Country Fusion 4-0 in an exhibition game at the College of the Canyons, while helping raise money for the Michael Hoefflin Foundation. "It's great to have the chance to help out," said Chivas head coach Preki. "Any time we can do something like this we are glad to do it. I wish we could ...
The Master's College women's basketball snapped Point Loma Nazarene's 20-game winning streak with a dominating 63-48 win at home Saturday.
The Master's College men's basketball missed out on a chance to lock up a Golden State Athletic Conference playoff berth Saturday, but Point Loma Nazarene booked its postseason ticket with a 72-67 win at Bross Gym.
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.