The Canyon Country U-12 girls soccer team became the first team at any level in the city's history to advance to the AYSO state finals by winning the 32 team, section 10 tournament in Bakersfield on Feb. 28 and March 1. The Highlighters earned the right to head to Davis with three other regional representatives for the final four on March 28.
Since their first season in 2001-2002, the Western States Hockey League franchise in Valencia has not advanced past the first round of the Western Division playoffs.
Reality television might be coming to the Santa Clarita Valley's athletic scene. Beginning with this Sunday's open tryouts at Big John McCarthy's Ultimate Training Academy in Valencia, a production company will start filming a new series focused on the lives of members of mixed martial arts club that train in McCarthy's gym. "We were approached about a year ago about doing the show," said head coach of the team Brian Peterson. "It's going to be ...
Fifteen year-old Santa Clarita United Blazers striker Courtney Proctor continued playing beyond her years last week, scoring a goal for the United States U-17 team versus Germany during an exhibition in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. "This is only the beginning for her," said United Blazers head coach Clint Greenwood. "The evaluations from her coaches were very positive."
Youth rugby is no longer just a new fad in the Santa Clarita Valley. The U-10 Santa Clarita Tigers took second place in the seventh Annual Invitational Youth Rugby Tournament in Fullerton in late January, and the U-12 team grabbed third place out of 12 teams in its tourney.
Why does the Santa Clarita Valley need a Women's Premier Soccer League team? Just ask team manager Pat Riggins about his chance encounter with former Canyon High and University of Southern California standout Nini Loucks. "I ran into Nini Loucks at the (Santa Clarita) Soccer Center," Riggins said. "She said that when my daughter mentioned the team to her she was really surprised in a pleasant way. We have a lot of talent in the ...
A local Pee Wee Hockey player is set to head to one of the most prestigious tournaments in youth hockey. Kyle Esbin, a 12-year-old Stevenson Ranch resident and student at Rancho Pico Junior High, will join his fellow Anaheim Junior Ducks for a two-week excursion north of the border in the Quebec International Pee Wee Hockey Tournament, starting Feb. 11.
Courtney Proctor may only be 15 years old, but she already looks to be headed for success on the national level. The Santa Clarita United Blazers forward is going to Florida on Wednesday to train for a week with the U.S. Women's National U-17 soccer team before taking on the German National Team for a pair of games on Feb. 4-5.
It has been four years since the Golden Baseball League awarded Santa Clarita its own baseball team. It's been a year since the man who helped get that franchise has spoken to anyone who could help finalize it.
Canyons Aquatic Club swimmer Bryana Waage will travel to Federal Way, Wash. this weekend to compete in the Pacific Coast All-Star Meet.
After all of the hyperbole over the past few weeks, the conclusion of the 13th annual City of Santa Clarita Marathon was rather subdued, some may even say anti-climatic. The men's winner, Shane Logan of Pontiac, Michigan, led wire-to-wire, crossing the finish line at 2:37. while on the distaff side, Ventura's Mary Jones took the lead at Mile 8 and never looked back, breaking the tape at 3:08.
Region 1441 Boys Under 6 Transformers, Tornados Transformers: Matthew Colgan and Kenny Forte both had super goals while Will Kratzer, Jake Desantis and Keiran McKinney all played a great game. Patriots, Green Hornets Patriots: Aidan Stout pounded the net with an exciting goal while Riley White and Xavier Patwell both put in a tremendous effort. Fireballs, Black Thunder Fireballs: Gunner Gubelli, Ryan Verbeck and Diego Chavez all scored spectacular goals while Robby Leggat was a ...
Former Hart swimmer Rachael Krager claimed first place in her debut college swim meet at Washington State University. Krager finished the 1650-freestyle at the Pacific Invitational with a time of 17:20.74.
A woman answers the phone at Sierra Vista Junior High with so much pride. "Did you know there were movies filmed there?" she says of the building. "What's that one movie? Oh yeah. 'Mr. Woodcock' was filmed there. They cleaned it up so nice."
The SoCal Stingers Fastpitch '94 Travel Softball Team went undefeated in the recent Triple Crown Sports 2008 Best of the West Tournament to become the 14 and Under Division Champions. The win gives the team a berth in the July 2009 Triple Crown Sports World Series in Park City, Utah. Front row, left to right, Miranda Simonet, Morgan Simmons, Bri Manzanero, Emily Waterbury. Middle row left to right, Taylor Bugbee, Blake Lewis, Hayley Bottino, Erica ...
Even some of the coaches and parents in the community didn't realize a state championship existed for the American Youth Soccer Organization.
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