The Saugus girls cross country team won the September Showdown at Central Park in a race that featured four of the top teams in the state.
Samantha Ortega from Saugus won the race, tying the course record in 17 minutes, 59 seconds. She paced the Centurions over Great Oak, the No. 1 ranked team in California by Dyestat.com and the 2012 CIF Division 1 state champions.
The Saugus girls won the CIF State Division 2 state championship in 2012, its seventh state title in a row.
Sabrina James was fourth and Darby LaPlant was fifth for Saugus in the race.
The Saugus boys finished second to Great Oak in the September Showdown.
In tennis, the Valencia girls won the Division II championship at the California Tennis Classic in Clovis.
The Lady Vikings beat Arroyo Grande, 7-5, in a tiebreaker after the two teams tied 3-3 in the final match.
In high school football, Hart quarterback Brady White was selected as the US Army All-American Bowl High School player of the week.
White tied a school record with seven touchdown passes against Chaminade, the 10th-ranked team in the state by CalHi Sports. White tied the mark set by Kyle Boller in 1998.
The top three teams in the recently released CIF Southern Section Northern Division poll are from the Foothill League.
Hart is No. 1 for the third week in a row after a 55-54 overtime win over Chaminade.
Valencia is No. 2 after winning its season opener against Palmdale, the fifth-ranked team in the Northern Division.
Canyon is No. 3 after winning its home opener against Clovis West, 48-0, on Saturday night.
The West Ranch football team held steady at No. 7 in the Northern Division rankings.
In golf, Valencia High graduate Max Homa led the United States to a 17-9 victory over Great Britain and Ireland in the Walker Cup at the National Golf Links of America in New York.
In baseball, the Dodgers beat the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks, 8-1, and snapped a four-game losing streak.
Juan Uribe hit three home runs, all solo shots. It was the first three home run game of his career. Hanley Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier also homered in the game.
The Dodgers magic number is down to eight to clinch the National League West Division championship.
The Dodgers and Diamondbacks continue their series tonight at Dodger Stadium. Listen to the game on AM 1220, KHTS. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
Long after the final whistle of Saturday’s CIF-Southern Section Division 2 girls soccer championship, Saugus High teammates stuck around to give junior defender Alina Bench some words of encouragement.
The California Interscholastic Federation has renewed a multi-year agreement with GoFan as the official digital ticketing partner to provide touchless, digital ticketing solutions to high schools and state-wide post season play across California.
On Monday, the CIF Southern Section and Mikasa USA announced a five-year partnership for Mikasa to be the official Boys and Girls Indoor Volleyball Championship ball commencing with the 2021-2022 school year.
During the second day of testimony during the preliminary hearing for Noel Fisher, the Stevenson Ranch resident and Grammy-winning producer arrested on suspicion of 26 counts of sexual assault and/or rape, the second victim to testify alleged that he grabbed her arm and forced her face down into the cushion of a car seat.
After a state-appointed committee shared a controversial plan to realign the justice system, which would place all of L.A. County’s juvenile offenders in two local camps, local legislators shared their views on their votes for the bills that made the plan possible.
L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Santa Clarita City Council members were surprised this week by news of a state-appointed committee’s plan to move juvenile offenders to a pair of facilities in Saugus.
The city of Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable released a statement recognizing Juneteenth, which commemorates the freeing of enslaved African Americans in the Southern states of the United States of America.
College of the Canyons announced it will launch a first-of-its-kind Law Enforcement Technology program slated to begin in Fall 2021, that will focus on the emerging trends and potential applications for new technologies in criminal investigations and other law enforcement operations.
As part of the Old Town Newhall Specific Plan update, the city of Santa Clarita will host a walking tour and pop-up booth at the Old Town Newhall Farmers Market on Saturday, June 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
SCV Water’s quick and proactive response to removing per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in its groundwater supply received top honors as the Best Environmental Project from the American Public Works Association (APWA) – High Desert Branch.