It’s national signing day for high school and junior college football recruits. The Santa Clarita Valley has its share of players headed to college to continue their football careers.
Canyon quarterback Jonathan Jerozal has chosen Stetson University in Florida. Jerozal led the Cowboys to the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Northern Division playoffs. He set the school record for passing in his career and threw for 3,004 yards and 33 touchdowns in his senior season.
College of the Canyons has three players who will be headed to four-year universities.
Offensive lineman Will Latu is signing with the University of Oklahoma.
Wide receiver Frankie Madero, who graduated from West Ranch High School, is going to Dixie State in Utah.
Nick Oliva, a defensive lineman who graduated from Valencia, is headed to New Mexico State.
In high school basketball, the West Ranch boys maintained their slight lead in the Foothill League standings with a win over Golden Valley.
West Ranch’s Ako Kaluna scored 18 points in his team’s 55-46 win over the Grizzlies.
The Canyon boys got back on a winning track, 67-50, over Valencia. The Cowboys are one game behind West Ranch in the Foothill League standings.
The Hart boys hit 14 3-pointers in a 68-66 win over Saugus.
The Santa Clarita Christian boys beat Hillcrest Christian, 57-32.
The Trinity boys beat Valley Torah, 50-49.
On the girls side, Canyon and Saugus both won and are tied for first place in the Foothill League.
Canyon beat Valencia, 40-37, behind 15 points from Tiffini Stone. It was the second tight game in a row for Canyon, which lost to Saugus by two points last week.
The Saugus girls blew out Hart, 73-43, and Megan Dawe scored 30 points for the Centurions.
The Golden Valley girls won their second league game of the season and Janae Dean recorded a double-double. She scored 17 points and had 12 rebounds in Golden Valley’s 57-54 win over West Ranch.
In college basketball, The Master’s College men, ranked No. 13 in the NAIA, beat Fresno Pacific, 70-62. Leif Karlberg led The Master’s College with 18 points.
The Master’s College women lost to Fresno Pacific, 89-80. Ella Joines scored 22 points and hit four 3-pointers for The Master’s College.
In hockey, the Kings are back on the ice after the All-Star break. The Columbus Blue Jackets are in town for a game against the Kings.
Listen to the game tonight on AM 1220, KHTS. The puck drops at 7:30.
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