The long list of local products in the minor leagues just got a little bit longer. Of the eight players taken in June's MLB First-Year Player Draft with Santa Clarita Valley ties, five of them have signed with their respective clubs and have been assigned to minor league teams. The other three - Trey Williams (Valencia), Zach Vincej (Saugus High/Pepperdine) and Chipper Smith (Golden Valley High/Cumberland University) - have yet to sign. Williams and Vincej ...
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Jeneba Tarmoh has conceded her spot in the 100 meters rather than race against training partner and Santa Clarita Valley resident Allyson Felix.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Hart High graduate Anthony Ervin has capped an improbable comeback by earning a trip to the Olympics.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Reluctantly, Jeneba Tarmoh will step into the blocks Monday to break a third-place tie she feels was already decided fair and square.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - This time, there was no dead heat. Allyson Felix ran a personal-best 21.69 seconds in the 200-meter final on a rain-soaked track Saturday night. She easily pulled away from the field, no signs of the stress from the last week weighing her down. Still to be determined is her fate in the 100 meters. Felix and training partner Jeneba Tarmoh finished in a third-place tie last Saturday. They're soon going to ...
Anthony Ervin's comeback remained on track.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - So smooth and exerting little effort, Allyson Felix glided to an easy win in her heat in the 200 meters at the U.S. Olympic track trials on a drizzly Thursday night
It is now certain. Hart High graduate Trevor Bauer will start Thursday for the Arizona Diamondbacks at Atlanta in his Major League debut. The 21-year-old and 2008 Hart High grad was the third overall pick in last year's First-Year Player Draft. "He's excited, we're excited to have him, let's be honest," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson told MLB.com. "It's a great challenge for Trevor, and he's up to it." Bauer is 11-1 with a 2.23 ERA ...
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Canyon High graduate Alysia Montano is headed to the 2012 Summer Olympics after winning the 800-meter in 1 minute, 59.08 seconds at the U.S. track and field trials on Monday.
Hart High graduate Trevor Bauer appears to be targeted for his Major League debut this week. Speculation is that Bauer will start for the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday because starting pitcher Joe Saunders was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday. Bauer was pulled from his Sunday start for the Triple-A Reno Aces after 2 2/3 innings, giving even more rise to the speculation that the Diamondbacks' top prospect would receive the call-up. Diamondbacks ...
It was early 2011 when Vinc Pichel sat and wrote down his professional goals. As ambitious as they were, the lightweight fighter out of Big John McCarthy's Ultimate Training Academy in Valencia knew they weren't too lofty.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The women's Olympic team in the 100 meters was called into question Saturday night when track officials declared a dead heat between Janeba Tarmoh and former Santa Clarita resident Allyson Felx for third place.
Hart High graduate Trevor Bauer was selected Thursday to play in this year's All-Star Futures Game in Kansas City.
It's the kind of sport where fortunes can change so quickly, every moment of glory must be cherished.
On the third and final day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, the Santa Clarita Valley experienced another rarity, which again shows how significant baseball is in the area.
Hart High graduate Tyler Glasnow has been lighting things up this season, and the Pittsburgh Pirates organization officially recognized him this week as their top minor league pitcher. Glasnow, who finished the season 9-3 with a 2.18 ERA and 164 strikeouts to 61 walks in 111 1/3 innings pitched, won the Pirates' minor league Pitcher of the Year award. The 19-year-old right-handed pitcher was drafted by the Pirates in the fifth round of the 2011 ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Royals ace and Hart graduate James Shields peered in at the Indians' Yan Gomes, who had stepped to the plate with two runners aboard in the fourth inning of a nip-and-tuck game between playoff contenders.
OAKLAND (AP) - Coaches often preach for their defenses to "fly around."
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots have placed running back and Valencia High graduate Shane Vereen on injured reserve with a designation to return. The move means Vereen must miss eight weeks before he is eligible to play in a game. He was injured in Sunday's 23-21 win over the Buffalo Bills. He had a small break in his left wrist and underwent surgery on Monday, Fox Sports reported. The Patriots said he missed ...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Former Valencia Viking Shane Vereen rushed for 101 yards and helped spark a late rally for the New England Patriots, who got by the Buffalo Bills 23-21 on Sunday thanks to a Stephen Gostkowski 35-yard field goal with 5 seconds left.