There are things one comes to expect in June. Summer begins. Father's Day. And a Hart High and Valencia High graduate will be selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. And one more thing. A Valaika will be taken. On the second day of the draft on Friday, Valencia High graduate Trey Williams and Hart High graduate Pat Valaika were selected. Williams was taken in the seventh round (211th overall) by the Philadelphia ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rookie Yasiel Puig hit his first career grand slam, Zack Greinke pitched four-hit ball over seven innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated Atlanta 5-0 on Thursday night, snapping the Braves' five-game winning streak.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marian Hossa scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks moved to the brink of the Stanley Cup finals with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.
As the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft arrives tonight, there's not much certainty when it comes to Santa Clarita Valley prospects.
Valencia graduate Madison Shipman enjoyed the best season of her college career at the University of Tennessee, and now she's been recognized by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Keilani Ricketts homered and drove in four runs, Michelle Gascoigne pitched a three-hit shutout and top-seeded Oklahoma won the NCAA softball championship by beatingTennessee 4-0 on Tuesday night in Game 2 of the Women's College World Series finals.
MIAMI (AP) - Their season, their legacy, their reign atop the NBA was all at stake, and the MiamiHeat responded in a manner befitting defending champions - with a blowout.
It's hard to ignore the parallelism of it all. Five years ago, on June 2, 2007, Madison Shipman won a CIF-Southern Section Division I championship with the Valencia Vikings. On June 2, 2013, Shipman's Tennessee Volunteer defeated Texas to secure a shot at another championship, this time on a grander stage. She's not alone, though. In the opposite dugout on that 2007 day at Colonial Bill Barber Park in Irvine sat Hart's Jessica ...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Lauren Chamberlain hit a two-run home run down the left-field line in the bottom of the 12th inning, lifting top-seeded Oklahoma to a 5-3 win against Tennessee on Monday night in Game 1 of the Women's College World Series finals.
After 92 holes in five days and an emotionally exhausting week, Valencia High graduate Max Homa had to go 36 more and then two playoff holes on Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Grant Watson allowed one hit over seven innings to lead No. 1 seeded UCLA to a 6-0 victory over San Diego and the NCAA tournament's Los Angeles regional title on Sunday night.
It wasn't that long ago - 2007 to be exact - that then Hart catcher Jessica Shults was walking off the field with teammate Melissa Brown watching then-Valencia Vikings Madison Shipman celebrate a CIF-Southern Section Division I championship.
Johnny MacArthur shakes his head and has an incredulous look on his face. Confused, he says, "I don't know why. He's Max Homa." This in response to hearing that Homa, his former Foothill League rival who was in the throes of competing for an NCAA Division I individual national championship, said how much he used to and still does look up to MacArthur. The sincerity in Homa's voice made it sound like a kid who ...
LOS ANGELES - With the sun setting and the lights brightening, a routine fly ball to left caught Cal Poly Mustangs right fielder Nick Torres by surprise in Saturday's NCAA Los Angeles baseball regional at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium.
The wave of emotion swung back the other direction this week for Valencia graduate Max Homa. The University of California, Berkeley senior saw his season and his collegiate career come to an end on Saturday at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships at Capital City Club's Crabapple Course in Milton, Ga. This happened just two days after Homa won individual medalist honors at the event, becoming the first Cal golfer and first Santa Clarita ...
ANAHEIM (AP) - Rookie goalie Frederik Andersen won his sixth straight game to start his NHL career, making 35 saves in place of ailing Jonas Hiller, and the league-leading Anaheim Ducks extended their winning streak to five with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf grabbed the three pucks wrapped in tape and held them up to his chest in the Anaheim Ducks' dressing room for a celebration nine seasons in the making.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis swatted away Pau Gasol's shot, quickly sprinted toward the other end of the court, took a pass from Eric Gordon and rolled in a driving layup as Jodie Meeks fouled him.
HOUSTON (AP) - Steve Blake hit a 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds remaining to lift the Los Angeles Lakers to a 99-98 victory over the Houston Rockets and Dwight Howard on Thursday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Hampus Lindholm scored his first NHL goal, Corey Perry got the tiebreaking goal right before the second-period buzzer, and the Anaheim Ducks stayed atop the league standings with a 5-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday night.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - A leadership vacuum may have contributed to the troubled relationship between Miami Dolphins offensive linemen Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito, which has left both players sidelined and the team in turmoil.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Nik Vucevic had 30 points - including six free throws in the final 23 seconds - and 21 rebounds to help the Orlando Magic hold on for a 98-90 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.
DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki's new pick-and-roll partner put on quite a show for the old one.
NEW YORK (AP) - Miguel Cabrera has a chance to repeat as AL MVP after being named one of three finalists for the award in voting by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - J.J. Redick scored 19 of his 26 points in the first half to lead seven players in double figures, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Houston 137-118 Monday night, handing the Rockets their first loss of the season in Dwight Howard's return to Staples Center.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Anaheim Ducks took nothing for granted on the last day of their longest road trip of the season.
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston coach Gary Kubiak collapsed leaving the field at halftime and was taken by ambulance to a hospital, and the Indianapolis Colts rallied for a 27-24 victory over the Texans on Sunday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Xavier Henry scored 18 points, Pau Gasol hit two tiebreaking free throws with 6 seconds remaining, and the Los Angeles Lakers, who lost all of a 21-point lead, beat the Atlanta Hawks 105-103 on Sunday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson scored a career-high 38 points in a spectacular shooting performance, and the Golden State Warriors whipped the Los Angeles Lakers 125-94 in their much-anticipated season opener Wednesday night.
BOSTON (AP) - There hasn't been a party like this in New England for nearly a century.