Back-to-back CIF-SS Division II championships just weren’t in the cards for No. 1 Valencia girls’ tennis in 2015. The Vikings came ever so close to getting back to the Final, but fell in a budding rivalry to the Murrieta Valley Nighthawks yesterday.
Fit for a Championship, the high-stakes Semi-Final match was as intense and even as could be, coming down to a tie-breaker on total games won (79-76) after a 9-9 deadlock. Revenge is sweet for the Nighthawks, whom the Vikings defeated to claim the 2014 title.
Santa Clarita High School Volleyball
Four Santa Clarita Valley teams are in playoff volleyball action tonight with opportunities to advance to the Quarter-Final round. It’s the top two teams in the Foothill League and the top two teams in the Heritage League.
Valencia will do battle with Villa Park tonight at Valencia High School, while Hart heads to Chino Hills High School to take on the Huskies. Both matches have a 7:00 start.
SCCS gets Hamilton at home with a 7:00 start time, and the Trinity Knights will head east to face Glendale Adventist. First serve for TCA is at 5:30.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers (1-7) dropped their third straight game Wednesday night to the Orlando Magic, 99-101, and another one without Kobe Bryant.
LA has a travel day today, and finish up the five-game trip Friday night against the Dallas Mavericks. Kobe expects to return after missing games at Miami and Orlando.
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.
Los Angeles County Public Works was lauded this week for outstanding work in civil engineering and public infrastructure, including the Bouquet Canyon Road project, from local branches of the American Society of Civil Engineers and American Public Works Association.
The Department of Motor Vehicles announced it is offering eligible Californians a free REAL ID upgrade for a limited time for anyone who received a driver's license or identification card during the pandemic.
The California Highway Patrol is partnering with 11 other highway patrols, state patrols and state police agencies for the Western States Traffic Safety Coalition traffic safety campaign beginning Friday, giving motorists “a dozen reasons not to speed.”
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has launched its summer campaign, “One Less Mosquito, One Less Worry” during National Mosquito Control Awareness Week to encourage residents to make mosquito control a part of their daily routine.
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.