College of the Canyons had eight players earn 2022 Southern California Football Association National Division, All-Northern League Team honors, with sophomore linebacker Cole Bullock also named to the 2022 Region III All-California Community College Football Team.
Bullock, who was a unanimous All-League selection, finished the year with a team-high 56 total tackles, including 39 solo takedowns, across 10 starts for the Cougars. The Sierra Canyon High School graduate was second on the team with five tackles for loss and also logged a sack, an interception, two fumble recoveries and two passes defended on his season stat line.
COC sophomore kicker Ty Morrison was the only other Cougar to earn First-Team honors. Morrison finished the year 12-of-15 on field goal attempts and 30-of-32 on PATs for 66 points. His long for the season was 41 yards with the sophomore out of Valencia High School converting on multiple field goal attempts in four straight games. He missed just one field goal attempt after Sept. 17 and converted on every PAT attempt across the final eight games.
Six Cougars earned All-Northern League Second-Team honors with four coming on the defensive side of the ball.
Sophomore safeties Tylan Foster and Justin Horton were joined by sophomore defensive tackle Esai Martinez and sophomore linebacker Brian Snoek.
Foster finished third on the team with 34 total tackles and also tallied 3.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Horton finished with 24 total tackles and two passes defended across seven games.
Martinez finished the season with 21 total tackles, three sacks, 4.5 tackles for loss and a fumble recovery. Snoek was second on the team with 51 total tackles with 35 solo takedowns. He also added a sack and interception while his 7.5 tackles for loss were tops on the team.
Offensively, sophomore wide received Calvin Littles was joined by sophomore offensive lineman Cole Smith.
Littles, who earned the same postseason accolade as a freshman, led Canyons with 47 receptions for 451 yards and three touchdowns. He averaged 9.6 yards per catch with a long gain of 69 yards. Littles also added 23 rushing yards on eight attempts and was a key contributor in the return game, averaging 44.3 yards on his three kick returns while fielding 10 punts for 88 return yards.
Smith was part of an offensive line that helped that Cougars’ offense average 26.8 points and 332.1 yards of total offense per game, with 157.4 coming on the ground.
Canyons (5-5) finished the 2022 campaign as tri-champions of the SCFA National Division, Northern League after winning three of its final four games down the stretch. The Cougars share the league title with Ventura College and Allan Hancock College.
The conference title is the 14th in program history and the fourth for COC head coach Ted Iacenda (2013, 2018, 2019, 2022). The championship is also the 11th in the 25 seasons since COC reinstated its football program in 1998.
NEW ORLEANS – The California State University, Northridge Men's and Women's Cross Country programs earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Teams for the 2022 NCAA Division I Cross Country season as announced by the USTFCCCA Thursday.
The College of the Canyons women's and men's soccer programs will be hosting 6 vs. 6 pick-up games for youth players ages 7 to 14, running on Friday evenings from Feb. 3 to June 2 at the COC Soccer Facility.
A workshop about “Basics of Filing Taxes and Family Law Issues,” hosted by Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley, will help participants “learn about filing taxes – whether you file your own or not” and “Family Law issues - divorce, child custody, and support.”
Mission Valley Bancorp announced Monday a net income of $4.8 million, or $1.45 per diluted share, for the year ended Dec. 31, 2022, compared to net income of $5.0 million, or $1.50 per diluted share, for the year ended Dec. 31, 2021.
California State University, Northridge film students, along with faculty and alumni have produced a public service announcement to address the ongoing fentanyl crisis and educate the public about the dangers of fentanyl pills.
Registration is now open for Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley’s second poker night fundraiser, “All In for Family Promise.” The event will take place on Friday, March 3, at the Canyon Country Community Center.
The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District’s Governing Board will take place Wednesday, Feb. 1, beginning with closed session at 6 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 7 p.m.
Los Angeles County Department of Economic Opportunity has joined business and community leaders to launch the Fair Chance Hiring Program, galvanizing the county’s business community to adopt Fair Chance hiring practices with the goal of getting 200 local businesses to commit to hiring system-impacted individuals this year.
The regular board meeting of the Saugus Union School District Governing Board will be held Tuesday, Jan. 31, beginning with a closed session at 5:30 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 6:30 p.m.
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents that bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks and rivers after a rainfall.
Friends of the Children – Los Angeles presented Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger with the "Power of One" award at their inaugural Women's Leadership Breakfast held Friday, Jan. 27 at The California Club. Barger was selected to receive the award for her work and dedication to supporting and safeguarding children in Los Angeles County, especially those within the foster care system.