The Trinity Classical Academy boys basketball team came up a little short in the championship game of the CIF Southern Section Division 6 playoffs.
The Knights lost to top-seeded Rio Hondo Prep, 47-40, at Mater Dei High School on Saturday morning. The Trinity boys were playing for the first CIF championship in school history.
Ryan Brooks scored a team-high 12 points for Trinity, but he was the only player in double figures.
Even though the Trinity boys lost the CIF championship game, their season isn’t over. They will play Tranquility in the first round of the CIF Southern California Division V regional playoffs on Wednesday. Trinity is seeded ninth in the Southern California Regionals.
Tranquility, from the Central Section, is the eighth seed in the Division V playoffs. The winner will play top-seeded Horizon Christian on Saturday.
In high school baseball, Valencia lost to Harvard-Westlake, 1-0, in the semifinals of the Easton Tournament. Jack Flaherty pitched a no-hitter for Harvard-Westlake.
Saugus lost to Chaminade, 12-7, in the other semifinal game in the Easton Tournament. Harvard-Westlake will play Chaminade for the tournament championship on Tuesday.
In high school softball, Hart lost to Chatsworth, 7-6, in the first round of the Hart Tournament at Central Park.
The Golden Valley softball team lost to El Camino Real, 8-1, in the first round of the Hart tournament. Emily Smith homered for Golden Valley’s only run.
Burbank, Highland, Camarillo and Chatsworth are in the semifinals of the Hart Tournament.
In the NBA, the Lakers beat the visiting Atlanta Hawks, 99-98, and have a .500 record for the first time since Dec. 28.
Kobe Bryant scored 34 points including the game-winning basket with nine seconds to play. The Lakers have a 30-30 record and are 2 ½ games behind the Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
The Clippers lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder, 108-104, in a match-up of two of the top teams in the Western Conference.
Chris Paul scored 26 points and had eight assists in the loss.
In baseball spring training, the Dodgers beat the Indians, 5-1. Josh Beckett pitched three shutout innings and struck out three for the Dodgers.
In the NHL, the Kings are home for a game against the Nashville Predators tonight. The Kings are coming off a 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.
Listen to the game between the Kings and the Predators tonight on AM-1220 KHTS. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m.
You’re invited to attend the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library “Half-Price Huge Book Sale” event at the Valencia Library on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a chance to discover some great summer reads at a bargain price.
College of the Canyons is the only community college selected to participate in the Bringing Theory to Practice’s (BTtoP) Partnerships for Listening and Action by Communities and Educators (PLACE) initiative, a collaborative network of academic-community partnerships focused on civic-engagement and public-humanities work.
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Advisory for Wednesday, July 24, as high temperatures (over 100 degrees Fahrenheit) have been forecast for the following areas:
- Santa Clarita Valley
- San Fernando Valley
- San Gabriel Valley
Veronica Alvarez, Ed.D., began her tenure last week as CalArts' new director of the Community Arts Partnership Program, or CAP, which offers free after-school and school-based arts programs for youth ages 4-18.
The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation is offering a new jobs resource for SCV companies -- LiveWorkSCV.com, a comprehensive, highly visible job board that matches SCV career opportunities with SCV residents who want a job closer to home.
Tickets are on sale and sponsorships are still available for the nonprofit WiSH Foundation's fifth annual "Cocktails on the Roof" fundraiser for Hart District schools at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall on Friday, Sept. 6.
Amar A. Singh, a Los Angeles man, was arrested Friday on suspicion of child cruelty for allegedly kicking the 2-year-old son of his friends while attending a party at the couple's Canyon Country residence.
The city of Santa Clarita and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works will co-host a pair of advanced Smart Gardening Workshops at two local Santa Clarita Library branches in August and September.