The CIF Southern Section Northern Division football playoffs start tonight with two Foothill League teams at home and two on the road.
Valencia, the co-champions of the Foothill League, is home against Moorpark, the fifth-place team from the Marmonte League. The Vikings are the No. 4 seeded team in the playoffs and won their last two games of the Foothill League season.
Canyon is home for its first-round game against Palmdale, the third-place team from the Golden League.
Saugus, which earned a share of the Foothill League championship after Canyon had to forfeit its win over the Centurions for using an ineligible player, is on the road and opens against Highland. The Bulldogs are co-champions of the Golden League with Quartz Hill.
Hart, the lone wild-card entry in the Northern Division playoffs, opens on the road against Palos Verdes, the Bay League champion.
Playoff games are set to start at 7 tonight. Listen to KHTS AM 1220 for updates on all the action.
The Santa Clarita Christian football team is playing in its first 11-man football playoff game. They are on the road against Salesian in the Northeast Division playoffs.
In high school tennis, the West Ranch girls lost to Sage Hill, 10-4, in the semifinals of the Southern Section Division 3 playoffs. The match was called after 14 games because of darkness.
West Ranch was the top seeded team in the Division 3 playoffs lost its first match of the season.
In college volleyball, The Master’s College women were swept by California Baptist in three games in the National Christian College Athletic Association West Regional final. Cal Baptist moves on to the NCCAA National Tournament in Kissimmee, Fla.
In college soccer, The Master’s College men beat Hope International, 7-1, in the NCCAA semifinals.
In auto racing, Bryan Herta Autosport is one of three teams in the Izod IndyCar Series that will be using Lotus cars starting next season.
The team owned by Valencia’s Bryan Herta is planning on entering a one-car team in the IndyCar Series in 2012. The team is expected to announce a driver for the team in the coming weeks.
In baseball, Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw won the National League Cy Young, becoming the eighth Dodger to win the the award. He is the first Dodger since Eric Gagne won the Cy Young in 2003.
In hockey, the Kings made it two in a row against the Ducks. Mike Richards scored two goals and the Kings won 5-3 over the Ducks in Anaheim.
The Kings have a three-game winning streak and await the Detroit Red Wings at Staples Center on Saturday night.
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