Hart basketball's Patrick Abbott had possibly one of the ugliest stat lines to ever come out of the Hart High gymnasium.
Call it a logjam. Tied for first place in the Foothill League, Saugus and Valencia girls soccer ended their game knotted at 0-0 Friday night at Dr. Paul A. Priesz Stadium. Coupled with Canyon's 4-0 win over West Ranch earlier in the afternoon, there is now a three-way tie atop the league standings, while Hart nips at everyone's heels. "It is unfortunate because we feel like we played really hard today," said Saugus head coach ...
During its run to a perfect first half, Saugus girls basketball built a reputation as a defensive powerhouse.
Both Saugus and Valencia's boys basketball teams entered Friday's contest at Saugus needing a win to get to .500 in Foothill League play.
With the Canyon boys basketball team down by two with 13 second left to go in the game, everyone in the Cowboys' gym knew where the ball was going. Sure enough, just like West Ranch had anticipated, the ball flew to the Cowboys' Mike Edwards, who was double-covered and forced into an off-balance miss from 3-point land with one second left and the Wildcats (14-8, 3-3) escaped with a 46-43 victory Friday night.
With the game seemingly in control, the West Ranch girls basketball team relaxed its suffocating defense for the last two minutes of the Friday night's game. That's when Canyon cut a 10-point deficit with 2:01 to go down to a one-point deficit with seven seconds left and the Cowboys having possession of the ball.
Ties have been a recurring part of the 2008-09 season for both the Valencia and Saugus boys soccer teams, and Friday was no different. The Centurions and the Vikings both picked up their fourth tie in Foothill League play when the clubs knotted 1-1 at Saugus.
In Jake Bernards, San Diego State sees untapped potential. That's why the school offered him a scholarship. The West Ranch senior quarterback accepted the scholarship offer from San Diego State Monday. Other schools were looking at him, including Washington and UC Davis, Bernards said, but he said San Diego State was the perfect fit. It wasn't so much Bernards' football numbers that the Aztecs were intrigued by as much as his size. The 6-foot-5-inch, 205-pound ...
Grant, Lee, MacArthur, Eisenhower, Patton and Molacek. It's a stretch right now, but Saugus High soccer player Jamie Molacek could join that group of United States Military Academy alumni. Only a junior, Molacek has verbally committed to West Point. Back in April at the National Cup in Lancaster, Molacek caught the eye of Army head girls soccer coach Stefanie Golan, who will be in her first year at the helm next season. Molacek remembers her ...
We've reached the midway point of Foothill League boys and girls soccer and boys and girls basketball.
Canyon girls soccer girls soccer put itself right back in title contention Tuesday night with its 3-1 win over Valencia at Harry Welch Stadium.
All this talk of rivalry, and no game to back it up. Until now. Amid head-splitting noise, back-and-forth scoring and a tight finish, Golden Valley boys basketball defeated West Ranch 70-66 at Golden Valley High Tuesday night to establish the rivalry. The schools are natural rivals. Both opened up in 2004. "Oh yeah, definitely," said Golden Valley guard Maverick Ahanmisi on the game marking the true start of the schools' tug-of-war. It was a 3-pointer ...
Hart and Saugus boys basketball entered Tuesday tied in the Foothill League standings, but the Centurions and Indians looked anything but equal as the teams reached the midway point of league play.
Saugus brought a perfect Foothill League mark to winless Hart Tuesday, but for most of the game the Centurions and Indians girls basketball teams looked dead even.
Who would have predicted it? West Ranch girls basketball coach Randy Smith said his expectations were high, but he would even admit 4-1 in the Foothill League might have been a stretch. But thanks to a forfeit and three hard-fought victories, including Tuesday's 55-30 win against Golden Valley at Golden Valley High, the Wildcats are really 4-1 in the Foothill League. "I've been telling the girls, we're beyond the age of getting a win or ...
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.