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 ...
Starla Wright makes a huge difference for the Valencia girls basketball team. If you want proof, just ask Canyon. Wright scored 27 points in her first game back after suffering a concussion 12 days ago, leading the Vikings to a 70-57 victory over the Cowboys Tuesday at Valencia High School. "She was huge," said Valencia head coach Jerry Mike. "She scores, but she pressures the ball on the press and sets up her teammates, too. ...
The inability to play with a lead has cost Valencia lately. The Vikings weren't about to let it happen again. Valencia went on an 11-0 run to start the game and fended off Canyon 57-46 Tuesday at Valencia High School. The two teams traded baskets for most of the game after Valencia's hot start, but the Vikings (14-7, 2-3) squashed any run that Canyon tried to generate. "That's what we talked about, keep pushing and ...
With five minutes remaining in the first half of Tuesday night's boys soccer game between Valencia and Canyon, both offenses lit up the scoreboard.
Welcome to "Around the Divisions." Every Tuesday, you will become educated about the competition outside the Foothill League. We'll give you a breakdown of the top teams, based off of CIF-Southern Section polls, competing in the same divisions as the Foothill League teams. So when it comes to playoff time, you will know who to look out for. We debut this week with a look at boys basketball. There are five Foothill teams that are ...
AZUSA - Etiwanda scored a big victory against Golden Valley - but the Eagles sure had to work for it.
The Golden Valley Grizzlies have heard the rap. They have to outscore everyone. They can't play defense. It sure didn't look that way in the second half against Valencia.
It took a while but West Ranch finally broke through against Hart in boys basketball. For the first time in school history, the Wildcats defeated the Indians, topping Hart 86-77 at West Ranch High on Friday night.
Three games into the Foothill League boys soccer season, the Saugus Centurions had yet to hold a lead in a Foothill League soccer game - yet they were undefeated in league play. In their fourth game, the Centurions finally took a lead and maintained their undefeated record by winning their first league game 3-2 over Canyon at Saugus High on Friday afternoon.
After trailing most of the game, Canyon rode a fourth-quarter comeback to pick up its first win, 63-58, Friday at home against Saugus.
Mike Herrington's Hart football winning streak is seven games this year.
It's been a rough start to the Foothill League season for Saugus Centurions girls volleyball.
The Hart Indians finished the perfect season with a perfect win.
Golden Valley had already won its first girls golf Foothill League title and Grizzlies sophomore Elisa Pierre had already sewn up the Foothill League Most Valuable Player on Wednesday at TPC Valencia in the sixth and final Foothill League match.
With Valencia girls tennis losing to Hart on Tuesday, the door is open a crack for West Ranch to finish in second place in the Foothill League.
Hart Indians girls tennis players remembered what happened last year when the team had a chance to win an outright league championship.
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.