The second annual Foothill Invitational concluded Sunday at venues around the Santa Clarita Valley, and while the teams are far from set at the varsity level, the tournament served as an opportunity for coaches to learn a little more about their prospective teams entering the fall season. "It's a really good time of the year in terms of West Ranch goes and the way we run things," said West Ranch head coach Garret Maxwell. "It's ...
Hart High first baseman and junior-to-be Austin Russ has verbally committed to USC, according to Hart head coach Jim Ozella. Russ batted .254 with a home run and 12 RBIs last season in his first varsity year. "He's got a high upside," Ozella said. "He's a left-handed hitter who's shown power, shown improving athleticism, arm's getting better and better. He made dramatic improvements at the end of spring. We talked about becoming more athletic. I ...
The Foothill Invitational girls volleyball tournament is the first opportunity for Canyon High and new head coach Brian Ingio to look for leaders to step up on the team and to evaluate a new group of faces. Not too much about this Canyon team will resemble the team that finished 13-15-1 at the end of the 2012 season. Former head coach Brandon Johnson has stepped down and the Cowboys have welcomed back Ingio who ...
With neither team's varsity roster set, it would be foolish to read too much into Friday afternoon's Foothill Invitational matchup between the West Ranch Wildcats and Hart Indians on Friday at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex. But there were certainly a few takeaways worth noting in the Wildcats 25-22, 25-20 win. West Ranch's Alexis Clewis, one of, if not the, favorite to win the Foothill League Player of the Year award entering the fall, ...
The Valley Invitational Baseball League season came to an end on Tuesday night, with Hart High taking the crown over Foothill League rival Saugus 8-4 at Birmingham High School.
For Saugus, the Foothill Invitational girls volleyball tournament is a chance to see which players can best handle live competition.
There's no secret that the Hart Indians girls volleyball team is in a rebuilding mode entering the 2013 season.
Hart High first baseman and junior-to-be Austin Russ has verbally committed to USC, according to Hart head coach Jim Ozella.
For the fourth summer in a row, West Ranch volleyball player Haley Lind competed for a high-level USA Volleyball team.
After previously announcing Brian Ingino would take over the girls volleyball program at Canyon High School, the school announced its new boys volleyball head coach this week.
The first year was an experiment. This time around, it should be a polished product. That's what organizers of the Foothill Invitational girls volleyball tournament promise of the event this weekend. The three-day tournament hosted by the Los Angeles Volleyball Academy takes place for the second time beginning today and running through Saturday at various locations in the Santa Clarita Valley. Twenty-four teams high school teams, including five from the Santa Clarita Valley, will participate ...
VAN NUYS - If it's any consolation, Hart High baseball can call itself the 2013 Valley Invitational Baseball League champions.
When Hart High guard and senior-to-be Lewis Stallworth revealed that he received an athletic scholarship offer in June to play basketball at Seton Hall, it became a unique occurrence.
A full day at school, followed by homework in the car and then soccer practice? Just the life of a typical Santa Clarita Valley elite soccer player. As high school athletes continue to become more specialized in their individual sports, the importance of playing year-round has increased over the years. That might be more important in soccer than any other sport - and as a result, athletes are going to great lengths to put themselves ...
In March 2012 Canyon High's Kaila Sargema was ready to show college coaches why they should recruit the then senior at the Las Vegas Showcase.
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.