The results are in and The Santa Clarita Valley Tennis Aces proved to be a force to be reckoned with during their first tennis competition in Claremont. At its conclusion, Connor Schloemer (Stevenson Ranch, 3rd grade) and Grace Alcedo (Valencia, 3rd grade from OLPH School) reached the semi-finals and placed in the top 4 of their age respective age brackets in the Ramada Novice Junior Tennis Tournament held this past weekend.
The top 4 players in the UB8s-Boys Under 8 were Dylan Ojeda (Anaheim Hills), 12 points and the winner of the tournament. Advik Mareedu (Placentia) finished 2nd with 11 points. Connor Schloemer clinched 3rd with 10 points, and Brodrick Bohren (Upland) finished 4th with 8 points. Schloemer had a great first tournament tying, eventual tournament winner, Ojeda, 2- 2 in the first match. He lost to Mareedu, 0-4, but finished strong with wins from both Bohren, 4-0 and teammate Gary Wu (Valencia, 3rd grade from Tesoro del Valle Elementary), 4- 0.
The top 4 players in the UG8s-Girls Under 8 were Amanda Perez,17 points and the winner of the tournament. Isabel Coscuella (North Hollywood) finished 2nd with 12 points. Grace Alcedo (Valencia) finished 3rd with 7 points and Madison Workman (Highland) rounded out the top 4 with 5 points. Alcedo started strong beating Ania Snissarenko (Highland), 5-0. She lost to Perez and Coscuella with 5-0 scores a piece and tied Workman 2-2 in the last match.
Coach Jocel Alcedo was very proud of his young athletes. “Our little tennis aces were up against much more experienced players in their age group, most of them playing for bigger tennis clubs and having competed in at least 5-6 tournaments in the last 6 months. I am confident the little tennis aces will keep getting better each time they play more of these tournaments.”
Up next, the Santa Clarita Valley Tennis Aces will see action in the Orange County December Junior Novice Tournament (Anaheim,CA) on December 3 and iTennis/Whittier Narrows Year End Junior Novice Tournament (So El Monte) on Dec. 10.
College of the Canyons returned to the court for the first time in three weeks on Wednesday, suffering an 81-73 road loss at the hands of Glendale College in a contest that officially started Western State Conference (WSC), South Division play for the Cougars Men's Basketball team.
The No. 6 College of the Canyons Cougars women's basketball team dropped a 65-61 road game to L.A. Valley College on Wednesday, as the team could only muster five points in the fourth quarter to lose its Western State Conference, South Division opener.
VALENCIA – Competing against some of the top swimmers in the nation, Paseo Aquatics placed 11th in the Men’s Division at the Speedo Winter Junior National West Swimming Championships, setting 15 team records and 12 personal-best times at the event held on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin.
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported two additional deaths from COVID-19 Monday, bringing the total number to 204 since the onset of the pandemic, confirmed spokesman Patrick Moody. (One of those deaths was recorded Sunday).
Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang announced a corroborative effort with County Public Health officials that will include free COVID-19 vaccinations, booster shots, and PCR testing at three District Offices on Monday Jan. 24, Wednesday Jan. 26 and Sunday Jan. 30.
The Castaic Union School District is proud to announce that the Jene Fielder Trust Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. The program is open to past and present students of Castaic Middle School.
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control will teams up with Best Friends Animal Society to encourage county residents to “Live Large” with Adopt a Big Dog Special Discounts for large dogs through Jan. 31.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors today unanimously approved the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the approximately 14-mile Burbank to Los Angeles project section.
Experience Helen Hunt Jackson’s January 23, 1882 visit to Rancho Camulos which inspired her to include this vestige of the Californio lifestyle as one of the settings for her novel Ramona. Reenactors will engage and delight you as they portray this event which forever changed the peaceful life at Rancho Camulos.
Coming off a first-place winning streak at competitions in New York and Washington, D.C., earlier in 2021, the CSUN Model United Nations team continues to accumulate achievements after scoring another first place finish with the Outstanding Delegation Award in the Northwest Model UN Conference, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.