[KHTS] – The beat keeps pumping on the Hart football season.
Hart will play Chaminade in a CIF State Regional Football Championship Bowl game at College of the Canyons on Saturday night.
Hart earned a spot in the CIF South Division II bowl game after winning the Northern Division championship over Valencia.
Hart beat Valencia, 28-21, to win its ninth CIF championship in school history. Hart also avenged losing to Valencia in November.
Now Hart has a chance to become only the second team from the Foothill League to win a CIF state bowl game.
Canyon won the first in 2006.
Hart and Chaminade played each other in September. The Indians won the first meeting, 55-54 in overtime.
The winner of the game between Hart and Chaminade will play the winner of the North Division II bowl game between Manteca and Enterprise of Redding.
In cross country, Samantha Ortega from Saugus finished fourth in the Foot Locker West Regional Championship race at Mt. San Antonio College.
She also earned a spot in the Foot Locker National Championship meet in San Diego this weekend.
Ortega completed the Mt. SAC course in 19 minutes, 2.4 seconds. She is only the fifth runner from the Santa Clarita Valley and the first from Saugus High to reach the national finals meet.
In college volleyball, The Master’s College women lost to Wayland Baptist, 3-1, in the quarterfinals of the NAIA national championship tournament in Sioux City, Iowa.
The Lady Mustangs were eliminated from the tournament. They end the season with a 23-9 record.
In high school basketball, the Hart girls beat Saugus, 38-36, in the Valencia High Five Classic. Breze Kimble scored 15 points for Hart. The Indians went 2-2 in the High Five Classic with wins over Saugus and Antelope Valley.
Saugus was 1-3 in the Valencia tournament.
In the NBA, the Lakers lost to the Toronto Raptors, 106-94, in Kobe Bryant’s season debut. He scored nine points and was 2-for-9 from the field.
Next up for the Lakers are the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.