Hart Football Team's Playoff Fate Lies In Game Against Canyon
The longest standing football rivalry in the Santa Clarita Valley, the Hart-Canyon game, resumes tonight at College of the Canyons.
This one has playoff implications. Canyon is all-but assured of a playoff spot with a 7-1 record and 2-1 in Foothill League play. Hart has lost two games in a row, both to Foothill League teams, and needs a win to stay in playoff contention.
Listen to the game tonight starting at 7:30 on AM 1220, KHTS.
With Hart struggling, all of a sudden the Saugus football team looks like a playoff team. Saugus has a shot, all-be-it a long shot, to win the Foothill League championship. First Saugus has to get past West Ranch tonight at Valencia High School. That shouldn’t be much of a problem since Saugus has been on a bit of a roll, winning it past two games.
West Ranch, on the other hand, is 1-2 in Foothill League play and barely beat Golden Valley two weeks ago.
Those gutty Golden Valley Grizzlies host Valencia at Canyon High School tonight. Valencia is the only team to win all of its Foothill League games. Golden Valley has never won a Foothill League game.
The Santa Clarita Christian football team is on the road to face Windward in a Heritage League game on Saturday night. Santa Clarita Christian blew out Hillcrest Christian, 54-0, last week. Windward lost to Faith Baptist, 62-36.
The Trinity Classical Academy football team hosts Hillcrest Christian at Central Park on Saturday. Trinity is coming off a 39-26 win over First Lutheran last week.
In college football, the College of the Canyons plays Ventura College at Cougar Stadium on Saturday night.
COC lost to Cerritos College, 31-24, last week.
The Saugus boys and girls cross country teams won the Foothill League final at Central Park. The Saugus boys won the league title for the fifth year in a row. Logan Smith won the boys race, the first of his high school career.
The Saugus girls took the top three spots in their Foothill League final race. Stephanie Bulder won the race, 12 seconds ahead of her teammate, Danielle Hernando. Kaylin Mahoney, the reigning girls Foothill League individual champion, was third.
Both Saugus boys and girls cross country teams are ranked No. 1 in the CIF Southern Section Division II polls.
In high school golf, the Hart girls finished seventh in the CIF Southern Section Team Championship at Western Hills Country Club in Chino Hills with a team score of 415 and were eliminated from the CIF playoffs.
Brenna Carlson, Nikki Prichard and Jamie Corr each shot 6-over par 78s for Hart. Amanda Corr was 7-over par at 79 as Hart had the only team with its top four players shoot sub-80 rounds.
Torrance won Southern Section Team Championship. The top four teams advanced to the CIF Southern California championship.
In high school volleyball, the Valencia girls wrapped up the Foothill League championship with a four-game win over West Ranch.
In high school tennis, Hart’s Anne Susdorf won the Foothill League singles title. She beat West Ranch’s Ana Lucia Fuentes in the league final.
The Fraczek sisters, Emily and Clarice from Valencia, won the league doubles title.
In college hockey, the College of the Canyons ice hockey team is the No. 1 team in the American Collegiate Hockey Association Pacific rankings after winning the Clash in the Corn tournament in Iowa.
COC beat Hope University, 5-3, in the championship game of the tournament. Brian Voogt scored two goals in the game.
In the NHL, the Kings remained undefeated at Staples Center with a 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Justin Williams scored the lone goal in the game in the third period. Jonathan Quick made 24 saves in goal for the Kings for the shutout.