Five teams from the Santa Clarita Valley are headed to the CIF girls volleyball playoffs which begin tonight with first round action.
The Valencia girls, the champions of the Foothill League, are at home for a match against Estancia of Costa Mesa, the third-place team from the Orange Coast League.
Valencia is ranked No. 8 in the CIF Southern Section Division 1-A rankings. Marymount has the top seed in the Division 1-A girls volleyball playoffs.
Saugus is home for a first-round match against Calvary Chapel from Santa Ana, the second place team from the Orange Coast League.
The West Ranch girls finished in third place in the Foothill League and will travel to play San Luis Obispo, the winners of the PAC 7, in the first round of the Southern Section Division 1-A playoffs.
The Santa Clarita Christian girls will open the Southern Section Division 4-A playoffs on the road against Holy Family of Glendale.
Santa Clarita Christian finished in third place in the Heritage League with a 2-4 record. Holy Family won the Horizon League championship and was undefeated at 8-0 in league play.
The Trinity Classical Academy is home for its Southern Section Division 5-A first round match against Southwestern Academy. Trinity is the No. 7 team in the Division 5-A poll and won the Omega League championship.
Three girls on the Hart golf team advanced to the Women’s Southern California Golf Association Tournament after making the cut in Lompoc.
Nikki Prichard, Brenna Carlson and Amanda Corr will move on in the CIF golf playoffs. Prichard shot the low round for Hart in the CIF Southern Section Individual Final at the La Purisima Golf Course. She was 10-over par at 82. Elizabeth Bernabe from Canyon of Anaheim shot the low round of the day with a 3-over par 75.
Carlson was 12-over par at 84 and Corr was 14-over par at 86. The cut was 87. Hart sophomore Jamie Corr shot a 94 and missed the cut.
The CIF girls tennis playoffs begin today with Hart on the road to face Paramount in a wild-card match in Southern Section Division III.
West Ranch earned the top seed in the Division III playoffs and will host a first-round match on Thursday. Valencia also qualified for playoffs and opens playoffs on Thursday.
In college soccer, The Master’s College women lost to California Baptist, 4-3, in a shootout and was eliminated from the Golden State Athletic Conference playoffs.
The game ended in a 1-1 tie after regulation. Sierra Goff scored the lone goal for The Master’s College, the seventh-ranked team in the NAIA.
The College of the Canyons men’s team beat Citrus College, 2-0. Jorge Serrano scored a goal for COC in the fourth minute. Brooks Walsh gave COC a 2-0 lead with a goal in the 67th minute.
The College of the Canyons women’s team lost to Santa Monica, 1-0. Santa Monica scored a goal in the 10th minute. COC goalkeeper Kristen Grunhold made eight saves.
In ice hockey, the Valencia Flyers lost a pair of games to the San Diego Gulls over the weekend. The Flyers lost, 3-1, on Friday night. Josh Naylor scored the only goal for the Flyers.
The Flyers lost, 5-2, on Saturday. Edy Keshishian scored both goals for the Flyers. It was the seventh loss in a row for the Flyers.
The Flyers will be on the road this weekend for a game against the Long Beach Bombers. The two teams meet on Saturday night in Lakewood.
In the NFL, Hart High graduate and Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Moore has a torn muscle in his shoulder and will require season-ending surgery.
Moore guided Carolina to its only win of the season. He is also the quarterback on a team that might end up as the lowest-scoring team in NFL history.
Moore has a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder and will have surgery to repair it in two weeks, according to various reports. He is expected to be out of action four to six months.