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Saugus Boys And Girls Cross Country Teams Win CIF Championships

khts_sportsThe Saugus boys and girls cross country teams each won the CIF Southern Section Division II championships over the weekend at Mt. San Antonio College.

The Saugus girls won their sixth Southern Section championship in a row. Five Saugus girls runners finished in the top 10. Stephanie Bulder led the way for Saugus with a second-place finish in 18 minutes, 9 seconds.

Kaylin Mahoney, a two-time Southern Section Division II individual champion, followed Bulder in third and Karis Frankian finished in eighth. Danielle Hernando was ninth followed by Alex Hampton in 10th.

Savannah Pio of Mira Costa won the girls Division II race in 18 minutes, 7 seconds, two seconds ahead of Bulder.

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The Saugus boys won the Southern Section Division II championship behind a fifth-place finish from Robert Pion. He ran the course in 15 minutes, 54 seconds. The top-five runners for Saugus finished within a minute of each other.

Logan Smith was 16th overall and finished the course in 16 minutes, 14 seconds. A.J. Herbert was 19th for Saugus in 16 minutes, 17 seconds.

The Saugus boys won the third Southern Section championship in school history and the first since 1997.

The Saugus boys and girls cross country teams advanced to the state cross country finals at Woodward Park in Fresno.

The Golden Valley boys cross country team qualified for the state cross country meet finishing fifth in the Division III race. Kristian Martinez finished third in the Division III race. Juan David Garcia followed Martinez for Golden Valley in 11th place.

In college soccer, the College of the Canyons men’s team beat Palomar, 3-0, in the first round of the California Community College Southern California Regional playoffs.

Golden Valley graduate Andres Bueno scored a goal and had an assist for COC. Saugus grad Manny Padron and Brooks Walsh each scored a goal for COC.

The COC men play third-seeded Cerritos College in the second round of the regional playoffs today.

The Master’s College women made history, winning their first NAIA soccer tournament game, 3-0, over Maine-Fort Kent.

Canyon graduate Sierra Goff had a goal and an assist for The Master’s College in the first round game of the NAIA tournament. Emily Bruton and Alissa Adkins each scored a goal and Bobbie Roberts had two assists.

The Master’s College, the No. 6 team in the NAIA plays California Baptist in the second round of the tournament today. Cal Baptist, the No. 11 team in the NAIA, knocked The Master’s College out of the Golden State Athletic Conference tournament last week.

In high school tennis, the doubles team of Emily and Clarice Fraczek from Valencia High School advanced to the round of 16 in the CIF Southern Section Individual Tournament at Whittier Narrows in El Monte.

The Southern Section Individual Tournament continues on Dec. 2 in Seal Beach.

Hart’s Anne Susdorf and West Ranch’s Ana Lucia Fuentes were knocked out in the second round in singles tournament. West Ranch doubles team True O’Neill and Mallory Martin lost in the first round.

In hockey, the Valencia Ice Station is hosting a Kings alumni game on Friday night. Scheduled to appear and play in an exhibition game are Rob Blake, Marty McSorley, Jim Fox, Darryl Evans, Ian Turnbull, Brad Norton, Mathieu Schneider and Jamie Storr.

The Kings alumni team will play the Ice Station All-Stars. Tickets for the game are $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under. The puck drops at 7:15 on Friday night.

The Kings lost to the Ottawa Senators, 3-2, on a night when the Senators Alexei Kovalev scored the 1,000th point of his career.

Anze Kopitar and Ryan Smyth each scored for the Kings, losers of four of their last five games.

The Kings head to Montreal for a game against the Canadiens on Wednesday.