Canyon girls soccer maintained its share of first place in the Foothill League on Friday night with its 1-0 win over Hart High at Harry Welch Stadium.
On a senior-laden team with several players who have played with each other since kindergarten, there's one player who the Canyon boys soccer community hadn't seen until the 2008-09 season began.
With the increasing media coverage of prep sports, National Signing Day is becoming a bigger event.
Finally, some sort of clarity. In Foothill League boys and girls soccer, a couple of games from Tuesday gave some answers. The first answer came from boys soccer. Canyon defeating Golden Valley 1-0 gave the Cowboys what would be considered a giant five-point lead over the Grizzlies in the race for the Foothill League title. The Cowboys could clinch as early as Tuesday. With Saugus defeating West Ranch 1-0 Tuesday, it gave the Centurions a ...
In the brief three-year varsity history of the West Ranch girls basketball program, no game was bigger than Tuesday night's.
When the Cowboys cut Golden Valley's lead to four points with a little more than four minutes to play in their boys basketball game at Canyon High, the Grizzlies looked to be in danger of suffering their second consecutive Foothill League loss.
For most of the game against Hart Tuesday, Valencia looked sluggish. When the game was truly in the balance, Valencia looked like its normal self. Down by one midway through the fourth quarter, the Vikings went on a 15-7 run to close the game and earn a 62-53 Foothill League victory over Hart. By forcing misses on defense, Valencia (18-5, 5-2) pushed the tempo and created high-percentage shots in transition to pull away. The first ...
Valencia maintained its spot atop the crowded girls soccer Foothill League standings with a 3-2 victory against Hart Tuesday.
Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer scored five goals in the first 14 minutes at Central Park and routed Providence High School 7-0 on Tuesday to join Milken Community in a tie for first place in the Liberty League.
Valencia has struggled to keep leads lately. With the way Hart played in the second half Tuesday, it didn't matter. Hart came out fired up after halftime and closed the third quarter on a 17-2 run to beat Valencia 75-65 in a chippy game and sweep the regular season series with its Foothill League rival. Valencia held a 45-38 lead midway through the third quarter when Hart sprung ahead, and the Indians (16-8, 5-2) turned ...
West Ranch boys basketball may be getting healthy at the right time. After battling various injuries and illnesses, West Ranch was able to run out its full assembly of talent on Tuesday en route to a 68-58 home win over Saugus. Forward Hakeem Bradley made his return to the floor after missing a pair of games for the Wildcats (15-8, 4-3), and all-time West Ranch leading scorer David Franklin made his return to the scoring ...
Golden Valley boys soccer had the opportunity to take first place in the Foothill League on Tuesday night, potentially the last opportunity anyone had to catch the Cowboys.
Last week we focused on boys basketball in the first edition of around the divisions. This week, we take a look at girls basketball. But let's make some quick points on boys basketball.
The Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer team is having a milestone season - thanks in large part to Kayla Gale's milestone accomplishment. The junior striker surpassed the 50-goal mark for her career by scoring three goals in a victory over AGBU High School of Pasadena in mid-January. Gale currently sits with 59 career goals, and Santa Clarita Christian is 14-2-1 overall and a lock to finish with the first winning record in the program's history.
We still have two weeks left in the regular season, which means a lot could still happen in Foothill League sports. But two of the races should become clearer this Tuesday.
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.