The Canyon football team opens on the road against Westlake, a team that is dealing with player suspensions after its opener in Hawaii.
At least three Westlake players have been suspended, according to a report in the Daily News, and as many as eight could be benched for the game against Canyon. The players are accused of assaulting teammates while in Hawaii. Some of the players are trying to transfer to other schools, according to the story in the Daily News.
Westlake won the game against Waipahu in Hawaii handily, 59-8. Canyon was 8-3-1 and reached the quarterfinals of the Northern Division playoffs last year.
The Hart football team travels to Santiago in Corona for its season opener, a game that will be televised on Fox Sports West. The game starts at 7. The TV broadcast starts at 8.
The Saugus football team is on the road and plays Calabasas.
West Ranch opens against Hawthorne in a game at Valencia High School.
Golden Valley plays Granada Hills in their season opener at Canyon High School.
In auto racing, Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield is hosting a late model doubleheader at the track on Saturday.
The NASCAR Pro Late Models and the CITGO Late Models are schedule to race.
Kevin Thompson leads the Pro Late Model standings by two points over Tim Smith.
David Mayhew has won 12 of the CITGO Late Model races, including the past four in a row.
Legends Cars, Bandoleros and Mini Stocks are also scheduled to race. The green flag drops at 7.
In baseball, the Dodgers added a pitcher to its already stellar staff. Edinson Volquez signed with the Dodgers after being released by the Padres.
Volquez is 9-10 with a 6.01 ERA in 27 starts with the Padres.
On the field, the Dodgers start a weekend series against the San Diego Padres tonight at Dodger Stadium.
Hyun-Jin Ryu starts for the Dodgers against former Dodger Eric Stults for the Padres.
Listen to the game on AM 1220, KHTS. First pitch is at 7:10.
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Source: Santa Clarita News