Santa Clarita High

School Sports Updates

May 8, 2024

 

CIF Baseball Playoffs

The Hart baseball team played a marathon 14-inning game against Simi Valley in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 2 playoffs. Hart won the game, 5 to 4, on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Brayden Jefferis but Brady Werther was the real hero of the game.

 

Werther hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the score 3 to 3 and send the game into extra innings. He hit a run-scoring double in the ninth inning to tie the score again 4 to 4 and keep Hart’s playoff hopes alive. 

 

Jefferis ended the four-hour game in the 14th inning with a sacrifice fly to center field that scored the winning run. Hart moved on to the second round to play Newport Harbor.

Jeffris talked to us about how he has prepared for the playoffs.

 

The Valencia baseball team won its first-round playoff game in Division 2. The Vikings beat Aliso Niguel 7 to 1. They played Moorpark in the second round.

 

The Santa Clarita Christian baseball team shut out Loma Linda Academy 3 to nothing in the first round of the Division 8 playoffs. They played Cal Lutheran in the second round. 

 

West Ranch lost its first-round Southern Section Division 1 playoff game, 3 to 2 against San Dimas.

 

Castaic lost to Culver City, 3 to 2, in the first round of the Division 4 playoffs.

Saugus lost to Calvary Chapel, 6 to 2, in the first round of the Division 5 playoffs.

 

Vasquez High in Action lost to Rancho Christian, 11 to 1, in the first round of the Division 7 playoffs. 

 

Trinity Classic Academy had a bye in the first round of the Division 5 playoffs. They played Adelanto in the second round.


 

CIF Softball Playoffs

West Ranch clobbered Duarte 18 to 10 in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 5 playoffs and moved on to the second round. They played Palos Verdes, the top-ranked team in Division 5.

 

The Valencia softball team had a bye in the first round of the Division 2 playoffs. The Vikings played La Serna in the second round.

 

In other playoff action, the Hart softball team lost to Fullerton 4 to 3 in the first round of the Division 3 playoffs.

 

Saugus lost to Sierra Canyon 6 to nothing in the first round of the Division 3 playoffs.

And Vasquez High in Acton lost to Tahquitz 7 to 6 in the first round of the Division 6 playoffs.

 

SCV High School Volleyball

 

In high school volleyball, the Valencia and West Ranch boys teams will play for the CIF Southern Section Division 4 championship. 

 

Valencia is no stranger to CIF Southern Section championship matches, winning back-to-back titles in 2003 and 2004. The Vikings also won 12 Foothill League championships in a row from 2001 to 2012.

 

West Ranch is playing in its first Southern Section volleyball championship match. The Wildcats were a wild-card team in the Division 4 playoffs and swept Murrieta Mesa in the semifinals.

Valencia swept Pasadena Poly in its semifinal match. 

 

 

May 4, 2024

 

CIF Baseball Playoffs

The Hart High baseball team, the Foothill League champs, plays Simi Valley in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 2 playoffs. Hart finished with a 21 and 5 overall record and was 10 and 2 in the Foothill League. Simi Valley is the third-place team from the Coastal Canyon League and are 11-10 and 2. 

The West Ranch baseball team faces San Dimas in the first round of the Southern Section Division 1 playoffs. West Ranch is the second-place team from the Foothill League and is 17, 9 and 1. San Dimas is the Valley Vista League champs and has a 23 and 4 record.

Valencia plays Aliso Niguel in the first round of the Southern Section Division 2 playoffs. Valencia is the fourth-place team from the Foothill League. Aliso Niguel is the co-champion of the Sea View League.

Castaic earned an at-large playoff bid in Southern Section Division 4 and will play Culver City in the first round. Castaic is 14 and 14. Culver City is the Bay League champion and 22 and 4.

Saugus faces Calvary Chapel in the first round of the Southern Section Division 5 playoffs. Saugus is the second-place team from the Foothill League and is 16 and 12. Calvary Chapel tied for third place in the Orange Coast League and is 14 and 10. 

Trinity Classical Academy won the Heritage League championship and is undefeated at 19 and Oh. Trinity has a bye in the first round of the Southern Section Division 5 playoffs and will play the winner of the Adelanto-Marshall game in the second round.

Vasquez High from Action plays Rancho Christian in the first round of the Southern Section Division 7 playoffs. Vasquez is the second-place team from the Heritage League. Rancho Christian finished in second place in the Tri-Valley League.

And finally, Santa Clarita Christian plays Shalhevet in a Southern Section Division 8 wild-card playoff game. 

 

CIF Softball Playoffs 

The Valencia softball team won the Foothill League championship with an undefeated 12 and Oh record. The Vikings are the second-seeded team in the Southern Section Division 2 playoffs and have a bye in the first round. They will play the winner of the Ramona-La Serna game.

Saugus finished in second place in the Foothill League with a 9 and 3 record. The Centurions play Sierra Canyon, the second-place team from the Mission League, in the first round of the Southern Section Division 3 playoffs.

Hart finished in a tie with West Ranch in the Foothill League. Hart plays Fullerton, the Freeway League champion, in the first round of the Southern Section Division 3 playoffs. Fullerton is the eighth-ranked team in Southern Section Division 3 polls.

West Ranch plays Duarte in the first round of the Southern Section Division 5 playoffs. Duarte is the co-champion of the Montview League.

And in the Southern Section Division 6 playoffs, Vasquez High in Acton plays Tahquitz in the first round. Vasquez won the Heritage League championship. Tahquitz is the second-place team from the Mountain Pass League and the Number 2 ranked team in the Southern Section Division 6.

 

 

Apr 24, 2024

 

Foothill League Baseball

The Hart baseball team knocked West Ranch out of first place in the Foothill League standings winning two games against the Wildcats last week. Hart won the first game 2 to 1 and won the second game in dramatic, come-from-behind fashion, 5 to 3. 

Saugus finds itself in a second-place tie with West Ranch even though they didn’t play a Foothill League last week. And Valencia is sitting in fourth place with a 7 and 5 record. Hart leads the Foothill League with an 8 and 2 record. West Ranch and Saugus are in second place with 7 and 3 records. Castaic is hanging on to a playoff spot with a 5 and 5 record in the Foothill League and a 14 and 11 record overall.

 

Foothill League Softball

Valencia shut out West Ranch 11 to nothing and beat Canyon 2 to 1. Saugus won a pair of games too. The Centurions beat Hart 8 to 4 and Golden Valley 8 to 4. It was a bad loss for Hart, dropping the Indians to third place in the Foothill League standings. Hart bounced back to beat Castaic 18 to 2. But Canyon has emerged as a spoiler in the Foothill League. They played Valencia in a close game and lost by one run. They also shut out Golden Valley 3 to nothing.

 

Apr 17, 2024

 

Foothill League Baseball

The Saugus baseball team won two Foothill League games, the Hart baseball team won two Foothill League games, and West Ranch baseball didn’t play any Foothill League games last week. Saugus beat Golden Valley twice, 6-3 the first time and 9-1 in the second game. Saugus also beat Simi Valley, 4-3, in a non-league game, and beat Narbonne, 3 to 2 in the El Camino Real Classic. Hart beat Castaic twice, 6-4 in the first game and 7-3 in the second game. Hart scored five runs in the fourth inning of the second game to take a 6-0 lead. West Ranch still leads the Foothill League standings at 7 and 1. Hart is in second place with a 6 and 2 record. Saugus is in third at 7 and 3. Valencia is hanging around with a 5 and 5 record in the Foothill League and Castaic is in trouble at 3 and 5 in the Foothill League.

 

Foothill League Softball

The Valencia softball team squeaked out a 2-1 win over Saugus to stay undefeated in the Foothill League. But Saugus bounced back with a blowout win over West Ranch. Valencia took a 2-1 lead over Saugus in the second inning and the rest of the game turned into a pitchers' duel. Valencia held on to win the game by one run. Saugus didn’t take the loss well and pounded West Ranch 21 to nothing. Saugus scored seven runs in the third inning to take a 16-0 lead and the game ended in a five-inning mercy rule. Valencia shut out Castaic 10-0 in its other game. Hart shut out Golden Valley 10 to nothing in a five-inning mercy-ruled game. Valencia is 9 and 0 in the Foothill League standings and in first place. Saugus is 6 and 3 and in second place. West Ranch dropped to 5 and 4 and third place in the Foothill League. Hart is 4 and 4 and in fourth place. Canyon and Golden Valley are tied for fifth place with 3 and 5 records.

 

Apr 10, 2024

 

High School Volleyball

The Castaic boys volleyball team went to Las Vegas for a tournament and won the Easter Classic at Canyon Springs High School. The team won the silver division championship beating the host Canyon Springs team in the championship match. Castaic won three matches – over Pinecrest Academy Sloan Canyon, Canyon Springs and Chaparral – leading up to the championship match and a rematch against Canyon Springs. Quinn Broadwater had 27 kills in the tournament for Castaic. The middle blocker also had nine blocks and seven aces in the tournament.

 

Foothill League Baseball

The West Ranch baseball team played in the National Classic during a break in Foothill League play. The Wildcats went 1 and 2 in three games, beating Cypress 4-3 and losing to Notre Dame Sherman Oaks and Mira Costa. Castaic won two games, 16 to 8 over Foothill Tech and 20 to nothing over Santa Clara. Valencia beat Birmingham, 4 to 2. The Saugus baseball team lost two games and the Golden Valley baseball team lost two games.

 

 

Apr 3, 2024

 

Foothill League Baseball

The West Ranch baseball team lost its first Foothill League game of the season, and Hart lost two Foothill League games, snapping its 10-game winning streak. West Ranch lost to Valencia 3-2, giving up a run in the sixth inning and a run in the seventh inning. It dropped West Ranch to 7 and 1 in the Foothill League. It’s still good enough for first place, but it showed West Ranch is vulnerable. Hart lost its first two games in the Foothill League, and could not capitalize on West Ranch’s loss. Hart lost to Saugus in both games, the first 2 to 1 and the second 5 to 1. Hart had won 10 games in a row, including four Foothill League games, before losing to Saugus twice. Meanwhile, Saugus has climbed into the race for the Foothill League championship with a 5 and 3 record. The Centurions still need West Ranch to stumble again, but Saugus is in a position to take advantage if they do.

 

Foothill League Softball

Valencia beat Hart 9 to 2 and stayed undefeated in the Foothill League at 7 and Oh. West Ranch had a close call against Golden Valley, but won 8 to 7. Golden Valley rallied in the seventh inning, down 8-6, and scored a run before West Ranch closed the door. West Ranch also beat Castaic, 15 to 2, and improved to 5 and 2 in the Foothill League. Saugus came up with a pair of big wins in the Foothill League. The first was 23 to 7 over Castaic and the second was 7 to nothing over Canyon. Saugus is 5 and 2 and tied with West Ranch for second place in the Foothill League standings. Hart beat Canyon, 5 to 1, and is hanging around with a 3 and 4 record in fourth place in the Foothill League.

 

 

Mar 27, 2024

 

Foothill League Baseball

West Ranch improved to 6-0 and leads the Foothill League standings after three weeks. But Hart has quietly put together a 10-game winning streak and is 4-0 in the Foothill League. West Ranch beat Saugus twice. In the first game, West Ranch won 8-1. West Ranch won the second game against Saugus, 9-2. In that game, Mikey Murr hit for the cycle, a home run, triple, double and single. He was 4-for-4, drove in five runs and scored three runs. Hart, meanwhile, beat Golden Valley in two games, the first 3-2 and the second 21-0. Hart scored 12 runs in the third inning in the blowout. Castaic and Saugus are battling for third place in the Foothill League and tied with 3-3 records. West Ranch and Hart play their first Foothill League game on April 17. 

 

Foothill League Softball

Valencia is starting to pull away from the pack atop the Foothill League standings at 6-0, and three teams are tied for fourth place after the third week of league play. Valencia won two games, 11-1 over Golden Valley and 5-0 over Canyon. West Ranch beat Canyon 6-3. But Hart pulled off the upset of the week, beating West Ranch 8-5. Saugus blew out Golden Valley 21-0 to win its third Foothill League game and is tied with West Ranch for second place in the league standings at 3-2. Golden Valley, Canyon and Hart are tied for fourth place in the league standings with 2-3 records.

 

Mar 20, 2024

Foothill League Baseball

The West Ranch baseball team improved to 4-0 in the Foothill League and Castaic won its first two league games of the season last week. West Ranch shut out Canyon 11-0 in one game, and matched its run production in the other game against Canyon, winning 11-4. Castaic won its two league games over Golden Valley. The Coyotes won one game, 9-1, and the other game, 6-0. Saugus split its games in the Foothill League last week, winning one game over Valencia, 3-2 in 10 innings, and losing the other to Valencia, 5-2. West Ranch leads the Foothill League standings after two weeks with a 4-0 record. Hart is in second place with a 2-0 record. Saugus is in third place at 3-1. Castaic junior Chad Kober pitched a four-hit shutout over Golden Valley in the 6-0 game. He struck out five, walked no one and retired 13 of the last 14 Golden Valley batters in the game. Castaic won its fourth games in a row, including a 12-5 win over Chatsworth, over the weekend. 

 

Foothill League Softball

In Foothill League softball, Valencia won two games and West Ranch lost its first league game last week. Valencia beat West Ranch 11-3 for one of its wins. The Vikings also beat Castaic, 17-5.  West Ranch beat Saugus, 7-5, after losing to Valencia. But Saugus renounced too, beating Hart, 8-1. Savanna Smith had a big day at the plate for Saugus against Hart. She drove in three runs, hit a solo home run and was 3-for-4. Her teammate Avery Salazar had a big game against Hart too. She hit a two-run home run and added an RBI double. Valencia leads the Foothill League standings at 4-0 after the second week of league play. West Ranch is in second place at 2-1. Saugus is in third place at 2-2.  Golden Valley beat Hart 3-2 to win its first Foothill League game of the season and beat Hart for the first time in six years. Italia Ballestrasse hit a two-run single in the fifth inning to give Golden Valley a 3-1 lead in the first game at the new field for the Hart softball team in Newhall.