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Valencia Boys Volleyball Team Keeps Foothill League Winning Streak Alive

khts_sportsThe Valencia boys volleyball team got a little scare, but extended its Foothill League winning streak to 94 matches.

Valencia beat Golden Valley in four games, losing the second game, and giving the Grizzlies glimmers of an upset.

Broc Oppler had a match-high 24 kills for Valencia.

Ryan Kessler had a team-high 12 kills for Golden Valley.

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The Saugus boys volleyball team swept West Ranch in three games. Colby Wilson had nine kills to lead Saugus.

The Hart boys volleyball team beat Canyon in three games. JJ Mosolf had 14 kills to lead Hart.

The College of the Canyons baseball team beat Bakersfield College, 6-5, in extra innings.

Mitchell Thompson scored the winning run on a error in the 11th inning. He was 2-for-5 with a double.

Tommy Ferndino drove in three runs for COC. Juan Perez was 2-for-4 and scored two runs.

The Master’s College baseball team lost to Westmont, 6-1. Ben Ives drove in the only run for The Master’s College in the bottom of the ninth inning.

The Canyon boys and girls track teams swept Hart in a Foothill League meet.

The Canyon boys won 89-46. The Canyon girls won 85-51.

Canyon’s Kenny Stone won the 200 and the 400. He was also on the winning 4-by-100 relay team.

On the girls side, Canyon’s Taylor Thomas won the 100 hurdles, the 300 hurdles and anchored the winning 4-by-400 relay team.

The Valencia boys track team won its first league dual meet in nearly four years, 98-42, over West Ranch. Valencia swept five events, including the 400 and 3,200 races.

The Valencia girls beat West Ranch, 90-46.

The Saugus boys and girls track teams swept Golden Valley. The Saugus boys won 88-48. The Saugus girls won 90-46.

The Saugus softball team beat West Ranch, 1-0, to finally win the High Desert Classic at Central Park.

Pinch-runner Brea Bregara scored the game’s only run in the sixth inning.

Alana Layton went the distance for Saugus, tossing a complete-game shutout with four strikeouts.

West Ranch starter Bailey Foster gave up the one run on four hits and struck out seven.

Jenna Kelly from Saugus earned tournament MVP. She was 1-for-1 with two walks in the championship game.

The Valencia softball team beat Corona Santiago, 2-1, to win the rain-delayed championship game of the Stu Penter Classic.

Valencia starter Carly Mortensen earned tournament MVP. She had nine strikeouts and pitched a complete game against Santiago.

Maddie Jelenicki gave Valencia a 1-0 lead in the game with an RBI double in the first inning. Justine Sibthorp hit a solo home run in the fifth inning for Valencia’s other run.

The Canyon softball team beat Culver City 10-0 in five innings. Hayley Bottino collected three hits including a home run. She also earned the win, striking out nine.

The Lakers won a physical game against the Dallas Mavericks, 110-82, at Staples Center. Kobe Bryant scored 28 points. Andrew Bynum had 18 points and 13 rebounds. Lamar Odom scored 16 points off the bench.

Five players were ejected in the fourth quarter for fighting. Steve Blake, Matt Barnes and Shannon Brown got the boot on the Lakers side. The Mavericks lost Jason Terry and Brendan Haywood before the final buzzer sounded.

The Lakers are 16-1 since the All-Star break and are closing in on the San Antonio Spurs for the best record in the Western Conference. The Lakers are 2 ½ games behind the Spurs.

The Kings lost to the Vancouver Canucks, 3-1. Kyle Clifford scored the lone goal for the Kings in the first period.

Next up for the Kings are the Dallas Stars on Saturday at Staples Center.

The Dodger opened the season with a 2-1 over the reigning World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

Matt Kemp walked three times and scored both runs for the Dodgers. James Loney drove in a run with a double in the eighth inning.

Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw pitched seven shutout innings and struck out nine.

Game 2 of the series between the Dodgers and Giants is tonight at Dodger Stadium. It will be Chad Billingsley for the Dodgers against Jonathan Sanchez for the Giants.

Pregame starts at 6:30 on AM 1220, KHTS.

Valencia Boys Volleyball Team Keeps Foothill League Winning Streak Alive

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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!”