Valencia Football Team Ends CIF Playoff Run In Semifinals
The Valencia football team saw its playoff run end against Oaks Christian, 42-33, in the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Northern Division playoffs.
The game was tied, 14-14, at halftime, but Oaks Christian scored three touchdowns in the first five minutes of the third quarter to take a 34-14 lead.
Valencia running back Steven Manfro broke two school records and a Foothill League record in the game. He rushed for 128 yards and scored a touchdown against Oaks Christian.
He finishes his senior season with 4,362 rushing yards and 41 touchdowns, both school records. His rushing total for the season is also a Foothill League record.
Oaks Christian will play Westlake in the championship game of the Northern Division playoffs.
The College of the Canyons men’s soccer team was playing in the California Community College State Championship game for the first time, and lost, 4-0, to Mt. San Antonio College.
Luis Fuentes scored a hat trick for Mt. San Antonio and earned most valuable player honors for the game.
Three COC players received red cards in the second half. The COC men’s team played down three players for the final 13 minutes of the game.
COC finishes with a 17-6-2 record and saw its 11-game winning streak snapped.
The Saugus girls cross country team finished third in the Nike Cross Nationals race in Portland, Ore., over the weekend.
Running as the Newhall XC Club, Saugus finished in the top four for the fourth year in a row.
Kaylin Mahoney finished 21st in the 5-kilometer race, the highest finishing girl from Saugus, in 19 minutes, 25.5 seconds. Teammate Stephanie Bulder was literally right on her heels, in 22nd place in 19 minutes, 25.6 seconds.
The Canyon girls basketball team won the Ventura Tournament championship, 59-44, over Ventura.
Adriana Dent earned most valuable player honors for Canyon. She scored 18 points in the championship game. Alia McCoy scored 13 points and Tiffini Stone had 11. Each earned a spot on the all-tournament team.
The West Ranch girls basketball team won the Crescenta Valley Falcon Classic tournament with a 47-37 win over Pasadena.
Michele Ariama was the tournament most valuable player. Alexus Bryant scored 17 points in the championship game and was on the all-tournament first team.
The Valencia girls basketball team beat Saugus, 51-40, in the fifth-place game of the Valencia High-Five Classic tournament. Kalia Summerlin scored a game-high 21 points for Valencia.
The Hart girls basketball team lost to Stockdale, 65-47, in the third-place game of the High-Five Classic. Melissa Boscarino scored a team-high 12 points for Hart.
The Burroughs girls basketball team won the High-Five Classic, knocking off Royal, 59-47, in the championship game.