The best tennis team in CIF-SS Division III won convincingly on Tuesday at home, 17-1. Valencia, which since 2003 has won 65 straight Foothill League matches, is undefeated at 5-0 in league this season. "Everyone had some playing time today," Valencia head coach Annie Kellogg said. "They played like they were the No. 1 team in their division on Saturday. They played awesome tennis." Kellogg referred to Saturday's Valencia Fall Brawl, in which Isabella Fraczek ...
In 1995, a Nigerian family of six trekked across the desert plains of Africa and across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States.
Former Hart linebacker Dan Howell was on his old stomping grounds during the past two weeks, motivating the current Indian football players on the practice field.
Saugus has seen a lot of athletic success recently, and lacrosse is starting to catch on - not only at the school, but across the Santa Clarita Valley. The Centurions went 10-3 last spring and won the Pacific League, and the foundation was laid by Steve Tyson, who has been a huge force behind bringing the sport to not only the Santa Clarita Valley, but the greater Los Angeles area as well.
After winning four games by an average of 18 points, Valencia left no doubt it deserved the Canyon Classic championship. The Vikings and got 27 points from tournament MVP, sophomore Lonnie Jackson and put together a complete effort in a 68-54 rout of Lancaster Saturday evening.
Santa Clarita Christian stayed undefeated on the season but it wasn't easy Saturday, in a 33-20 win over Rolling Hills Prep in San Pedro. The Cardinals led by as close a score as 27-20, after Rolling Hills scored on an option play after a long pass.
Isabella Fraczek won the Valencia Fall Brawl singles championship on Saturday at Valencia High School. The senior would have to go through her fellow Valencia High senior teammate, Thalia Wilczinski.
Few people might have predicted the troubles that have befallen the Indians this season. Saturday, the misery continued with a 52-14 loss to the Cubs of Loyola.
Lancaster made just a couple more plays down the stretch Friday to defeat Canyon 58-53 in the semifinals of the Canyon Classic at Canyon High.
Valencia played a strong second half during an opening-night win at the Canyon Classic, and then played well in the first half to win again Thursday.
On Friday night, Saugus welcomed one of the Southern Section's perennial powerhouses to town as the Crespi Celts invaded Cougars Stadium on the campus of College of the Canyons.
Valencia High's homecoming game consisted of country line dancing, a Paris Hilton look-a-like and an homage to Vanilla Ice.
In the final tune-up before Foothill League action next week, West Ranch quarterback Jake Bernards threw a pair of two 10-yard touchdown passes to wide receiver Frankie Madero on Friday, but they were not enough in a 35-14 loss to Los Osos.
Golden Valley's soccer field was the site of a battle on Thursday afternoon as the boys varsity team took on Chaminade of West Hills.
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.
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.