Valencia High School has moved to #7 in the CIF Division 1A volleyball rankings, up from #9 a week ago. They are the only ranked Foothill League school.
Trinity Classical (#7 in Division 5AA 16-6-1 overall, 1-0 in league) took care of business Tuesday night, sweeping Faith Baptist 3-0 to open their Heritage League schedule on a high note.
There’s no doubt the Knights look at their schedule and see their biggest match of the season (against #1 ranked Santa Clarita Christian) just one week away, but it is crucial they remain focused on winning each and every day as they have two more matches this week before the rivalry week madness, home to Heritage Christian and on the road to Providence, respectively.
How head coach Alison Buchanon prepares her team for what is the most important stretch of the Knights season will go a long way in determining who takes the Heritage banner this season.
The Master’s College
As far as must-win conference road games go, TMC’s day trip to Santa Barbara surely is important for the #17 team in NAIA’s hopes of taking the GSAC this year.
The Mustangs will continue to roll on offense as the conference’s top scoring team, and take a 10-0 goal differential the last two GSAC games to Westmont.
The Lady Mustangs suffered a major blow at Westmont yesterday, battling the Warriors to a 1-1 draw all the way to the 89th minute where heartbreak hit in the form of a Westmont game-winner. Offense has been an issue for the Mustangs this season, as they managed just three shots with only one being put on frame.
They’ll look to get back on track Saturday when they welcome #12 Vanguard to Reese Field.
Major League Baseball Playoffs
Dallas Keuchel has owned the New York Yankees this season, and it continued in the one game playoff last night. The Astros All-Star pitcher shutout the Yankees lineup in 16 innings during the regular season and carried over that form to the tune of 6 more scoreless innings last night at Yankee Stadium where the Astros won, 3-0.
Houston will now head to Kansas City for the ALDS to play the Royals, the best team in the American League this year. That series begins tomorrow, with the first pitch coming at 4:37PST.
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced their rotation for the NLDS against the Mets, and there’s no question they made the right decision, putting Kershaw on the mound first and handing the ball to Greinke in game two.
Some people were calling for Zach Greinke, whom had the better season from his first start to his last, to start the game one. However, Don Mattingly understands the pulse and psychology of his club infinitely better than people outside of Dodgers Stadium.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Starting pitching in the postseason is one of the most excruciatingly pressure-filled positions to play in all of sports. Clayton Kershaw has been the horse, the guy you want to eat up the most innings, and the guy you want to remain confident in his #1 ability. If something terrible were to happen and Kershaw was to struggle, you’d rather have that happen in game one and not with the added pressure of pitching a game two (say, down 1-0 in the series and desperately needing the victory).
Inserting Zach Greinke and how he has pitched this season in game two, he is the guy to stop the bleeding and to reverse the momentum that changes from game to game based on the starting pitcher. Mattingly made the right decision (albeit probably an easy one) in the way he set the rotation.
The Pac-12 CEO Group announced Thursday that based upon updated Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee recommendations that take into account material changes to testing capabilities, the prevalence of COVID-19 and cardiac issues, along with updated state and local health official guidance, the Conference will resume its football, basketball and winter sport seasons.
One of Zach Schroeder's greatest strengths as The Master's University's men's and women's cross country coach is his ability to map out an athlete's season in advance and then adjust on the fly, fine-tuning workouts so the runner performs best in the season's biggest moments.
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday announced a major injection of new Homekey funding made possible by the Legislature to expand and support the state program, helping thousands of families experiencing or at risk of homelessness find permanent, long-term housing solutions.
City of Santa Clarita officials delivered the 2020 State of the City event Thursday in true COVID-19-era format: virtually, while shining a light on local essential workers who have toiled tirelessly since the onset of the pandemic.
A new state law set to take effect in January requires employers to provide notice of workplace COVID-19 exposure, and Santa Clarita Valley business leaders are urging local businesses to review their health and safety procedures now.
California State University, Northridge will be home to one of the 1,000 vote centers across Los Angeles County that are open to the county’s voters in the days before the Nov. 3 presidential election.
Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector Keith Knox and County Assessor Jeffrey Prang are alerting the public to a property tax scam under the guise of COVID-19 that has been reported to a District Office of the Assessor.
Los Angeles County is providing a second opportunity for financial assistance to businesses that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and have been allowed to reopen by the State, but ordered to remain closed by the County of Los Angeles Health Officer Order as of Sept. 4, 2020.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 18 new deaths and 3,600 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, including 6,944 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley and a new fatality in the city of Santa Clarita.
With L.A. County’s Project Roomkey coming close to an end, Bridge to Home officials announced Thursday a new initiative to house more than two dozen local homeless individuals, but it will require help from the community
Santa Clarita Artists Association will hold its last virtual oil workshop of the year on Sunday, Nov. 15, from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., with Rich Gallego, entitled, "Using a Modified Zorn Palette to Create Harmonious Landscapes."
The Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center will host a virtual open house event on Friday, Oct. 30 for prospective students interested in earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree through the center’s partner institutions.