The Saugus boys golf team pulled off a stunner at the CIF Southern Section Northern Regional at Soule Park Golf Club in Ojai. Behind a 1-under par 71 from senior Andrew Moore, Saugus shot 383 and won the Northern Regional by nine strokes.
West Ranch was second, followed by Westlake in third. The top three teams advanced to the CIF Southern Section Team Final at Mission Lakes Country Club in Desert Hot Springs on Thursday.
Four players from Saugus shot in the 70s. Kevin Holzer was 4-over at 76, Connor Morris was 5-over at 77 and Tyler Larinto shot 79.
West Ranch’s CJ Espino shot the low round for his team at 73. JJ Holen, the Foothill League MVP from West Ranch, shot a 6-over par 78.
Valencia was 10th in the Northern Regional and shot 410 as a team.
The Valencia boys volleyball team opens the CIF Southern Section Division II playoffs at home against Highland tonight. Valencia is the third-seeded team in the Division II playoffs. The last time the Vikings won a CIF championship was in 2008.
The Hart boys volleyball team is home for its first round match against Quartz Hill.
The Golden Valley boys are on the road for their first playoff game in school history. The Grizzlies play Trabuco Hills.
The Valencia boys tennis team earned the No. 4 seed in the CIF Southern Section Division II playoffs. The Foothill League champions await the winner of today’s wild-card match between Atascadero and West Covina.
The West Ranch boys tennis team, the second-place team in the Foothill League, plays La Quinta in the first round of the Division II playoffs on Wednesday.
The Saugus boys tennis team travels to Camarillo to face the champions of the Pacific League for their first-round playoff match.
Palm Desert is the top-seeded team in the Division II playoffs. Brentwood won the Division II championship last year.
The College of the Canyons men’s golf team finished fifth in the California Community College Athletic Association Southern Regional championship at Bermuda Dunes Country Club and missed the cut for the state championship.
COC shot 780 as a team. The top four teams at Bermuda Dunes advance to the state championship at Kings Country Club in Hanford.
In auto racing, Rich DeLong of Santa Clarita finished second in the NASCAR Super Stocks race and maintained his lead in the Super Stock standings at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale on Saturday night.
RJ Johnson of Canyon Country lost his lead in the NASCAR Super Late Model standings at the track. He finished 10th in the race and dropped to second place in the Super Late Model standings. Johnson won the first two Super Late Model races of the season.
In the NBA playoffs, the Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics, 98-90, in overtime to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Memphis Grizzlies, 131-123 in triple overtime, in the Western Conference semifinals. The series is tied at two games apiece.
In the NHL playoffs, the Vancouver Canucks beat the Nashville Predators, 2-1, in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals. The Canucks won the series, 4-2, and advance to the conference finals.
The San Jose Sharks and Detroit Red Wings play Game 6 of their Western Conference semifinal tonight. The Sharks lead the series, 3-2.