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Canyon, Saugus, Valencia Baseball Teams Tied For First Place In Foothill League

The Valencia baseball team has some unexpected company atop the Foothill League standings.

The Canyon baseball team beat Golden Valley, 8-1, and improved to 3-1 in the Foothill League standings.

The Valencia baseball team lost to Saugus, 4-3, and a created a three-way tie for first place in league.

Canyon’s Chris Serrano was 3-for-3, stole two bases and scored two runs. He knocked in two runs with a two-out single in the second inning against Golden Valley.

Sophomore Blake Leidholdt pitched a complete game, giving up one run on seven hits and striking out five.

Saugus jumped out to a 4-0 lead against Valencia and held on for the win. Nick Warren tripled in two runs in the third inning. Cade Albert drove in a run on a groundout in the fourth inning.

Hunter Holland hit a three-run home run for Valencia in the fifth inning.

Valencia, Saugus and Canyon are tied for first place in league with 3-1 records.

The West Ranch baseball team beat Hart, 3-2. Jagger Rusconi hit a two-run single in a three-run fourth inning for West Ranch.

In high school swimming, the Hart girls finished in third place at the Southern Section relays at Capistrano Valley High School.

The Hart girls were third in the 4×100 medley relay, 4×50 breaststroke relay and 4×50 butterfly relay.

In high school basketball, Golden Valley hired a new coach for the boys team according to a report in The Signal.

Dan Alon will coach the boys basketball team next season. He is the coach of the SCV Swish club team and has coached at Glendale College, Harvard-Westlake and Pacific Hills high schools.

In auto racing, Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Auto Club 400 in Fontana and became the first driver in a Toyota to win the Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway.

It was also the first Cup win at the track for Joe Gibbs Racing.

In spring training, the Dodgers lost to the Oakland A’s, 7-4. Carl Crawford had two hits including a solo home run for the Dodgers.

In hockey, the Kings are in Chicago for a game against the Blackhawks tonight. The Kings are coming off a 1-0 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night, their second loss in a row.

Listen to the game between the Kings and the Blackhawks tonight on AM 1220, KHTS. The puck drops at 5.

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Canyon, Saugus, Valencia Baseball Teams Tied For First Place In Foothill League

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About Connie Jones

Connie and her husband, John, moved to the Santa Clarita Valley almost 30 years ago. Living in Santa Clarita for that long is the direct opposite of Connie’s childhood. She was an Army ‘brat’ who moved every two to three years. Consequently, she has lived in many states and even spent three years in Europe. All three of her kids went to Santa Clarita schools. Connie says the best thing about her job at KHTS is that she is never bored. “If I’m not smiling, Carl is sure to ask why, just before giving me a mind-boggling project.” “KHTS AM-1220 is an integral part of our community and I’m glad to be a part of it. Besides, the DJs will take my request to play Shania Twain’s ‘Still the One’ for my wedding anniversary – gotta love that!”