The Hart High boys soccer team spent the majority of the season under the radar in the Foothill league, but finished the season strong with a tough win on the road over Canyon, earning the top seed in the Foothill league.
It was obvious how much Saugus' league-ending loss to Hart Feb. 8 felt like a knife to the heart.
Valencia High point guard Terrez Scott turned what could have been a costly botched inbounds play into a that's-what-I-meant-to-do play.
Saugus goalkeeper Marina Constantinou is part-player, part-coach, part-cosmotology student, and all effort.
LA CRESCENTA - Finishing its final four regular-season games on the road, the Valencia High girls basketball team carried over the traveling experience into its first playoff game of the season.
TEMECULA - The Canyon boys basketball team knew it would need to get a little something from everyone to get a win without point guard Mark Lewis, who was out with a concussion.
The Hart High boys basketball team scored 21 more points than it had all season Wednesday night in the wild-card round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA playoffs and it still was nine points too few.
The Canyon High girls soccer team took an early exit from the playoffs as it lost 2-1 to Newbury Park Wednesday at Canyon High in the wild-card round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs.
Home court advantage was not enough as the Golden Valley boys basketball team fell to Burbank 70-51 in its CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA wild-card playoff game Wednesday.
Make it two UCLA Bruins for the Hart softball team. Indians junior outfielder Devon Lindvall, following the preseason lead of junior left-handed pitcher Destiny Rodino, has committed to play softball for UCLA. Spurning potential opportunities for scholarships from Stanford, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Minnesota and Cal State Fullerton, Lindvall will join the Bruins as a non-scholarship player with the hopes of earning one. "It's the place I've always fantasized about going to school," Lindvall ...
Canyon boys basketball head coach Chad Phillips can only laugh. Just imagine his vision before the season: Here I have this athletic point guard, tough as nails, who can score and dish. Then I have this 6-foot-10 center, with feet like a dancer and a knack for scoring and rebounding. I've got it made. He had to think it. After a 13-13 campaign and a 4-6 record through the minefield that is the Foothill League, ...
For half, it's game over. For the other half, it's just getting started. Both the boys and girls soccer teams from Saugus, Hart and Canyon high schools have each qualified for the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs while Golden Valley, Valencia and West Ranch were shut out by the pairings released Monday afternoon by the CIF-SS. Among the remaining teams are the two standouts from last year's trips to the playoffs - the semifinalist Saugus ...
DIV II CIF-SS/TOYOTA 2008 BOYS SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS 1ST ROUND- Friday, Febuary 15 @ 3:00pm
The CIF-Southern Section high school basketball playoff brackets were released Sunday and they mention the words "Foothill" and "League" often.
As many thought it would turn out, the Foothill League's winter sports were wild. Ties, buzzer beaters, departures, highlights, lowlights - all of them happened. League races came down to the final game of the regular season in three of four sports - Saugus' girls soccer team was the only squad that clinched a league title earlier. But for the other three - boys and girls basketball and boys soccer, drama and math factored in. ...
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.