The Hart football team is looking for its ninth CIF championship. The Valencia football team is looking for its first.
Valencia and Hart meet tonight in the CIF Southern Section Northern Division championship game at Valencia High School. A sell-out crowd is expected. The game, brought to you by Action Family Counseling, will be broadcast live on AM 1220, KHTS.
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The Hart football team has played in 13 CIF title games. The Indians won four CIF championships in a row from 1998-2001. They beat Valencia in 1999 and 2001.
Valencia won the Foothill League championship with an undefeated 5-0 record and is the No. 2 seed in the Northern Division playoffs.
Hart entered the playoffs as the third-place team from the Foothill League. But Hart was the No. 1 ranked team in the Northern Division for eight weeks before losing to Valencia in November.
Coverage of the Northern Division championship game begins at 6:30 tonight on AM 1220, KHTS.
College of the Canyons Sports and The Master’s College Sports
In college volleyball, The Master’s College women beat Rocky Mountain College, 3-2, on the third day of pool play in the NAIA national tournament in Sioux City, Iowa.
The Lady Mustangs, the No. 16 team in the NAIA, earned a bye in the first round of eliminations and will advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament.
The Master’s College women are the No. 4 seed in the tournament.
College of the Canyons outside hitter Serena Le Duff, a West Ranch High graduate, was selected as the Western State Conference co-player of the year. She shares the award with Bakersfield College’s Editza Urias.
LeDuff led the conference in kills with 341.
In college football, Antonio Guy was selected as the Northern Conference defensive player of the year. The defensive tackle led the team with five fumble recoveries and had 3.5 sacks.
In college soccer, Stacey Atwater was selected as the Western State Conference South Division player of the year. She led the conference with 27 goals in her sophomore season and has 36 goals over her two years at College of the Canyons.
Los Angeles Sports Report
In the NBA, the Clippers beat the Memphis Grizzlies, 101-81, and won their first game on their seven-game road trip. They opened the road trip losing to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.
The Clippers are off to Cleveland for a game against the Cavaliers on Saturday night.
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Source: Santa Clarita News