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Valencia, Hart Meet In CIF Championship Football Game

Valencia, Hart Meet In CIF Championship Football Game

The Valencia and Hart football teams will meet in a rematch for the CIF Southern Section Northern Division championship.

Both teams won their semifinal games handily.

The Vikings eliminated Saugus, 45-8, but one of Valencia’s star players was ejected from the game and will not be able to play in the championship game against Hart.

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Valencia’s Jay Jay Wilson was ejected after hitting Saugus receiver Timmy Kahovec in the end zone and celebrating excessively after the hit.

Hart knocked out West Torrance, 42-7, in the other semifinal game. Indians running back Connor Wingenroth had another big game, scoring five touchdowns. He rushed for 156 yards and four touchdowns. He also caught a touchdown pass and had 47 yards receiving.

Hart is making its first appearance in the Northern Division championship since 2007. The Indians lost to St. Bonaventure that year.

Hart and Valencia are playing in the championship game for the third time. Hart won the previous two games. But the Vikings beat Hart, 24-19, on Nov. 11.

The Northern Division championship game will be at Valencia High School on Friday night.

The Trinity Classical Academy football team won the CIF Southern Section Division 2 8-man championship, 47-0, over Joshua Springs.

Trinity scored all 47 points in the second half. Spencer Klehn scored four touchdowns including an interception return in the fourth quarter.

Trinity won its first CIF football championship.

In cross country, the Saugus boys won the CIF State Division 2 championship, while the Saugus girls finished in the second place at the state meet in Fresno.

The boys won their first CIF state championship in school history. They beat Westlake, 110-139. Brian Zabilski was the top finisher for Saugus in fourth place.

The Saugus girls, winners of seven CIF state championships in a row, lost to Simi Valley, 97-102. Samantha Ortega was the top finisher for Saugus in third place.

In the NBA, the Clippers lost to the Indiana Pacers, 105-100. The Pacers improved to 16-1. The Clippers had their four-game winning streak snapped.

The Lakers lost to the Portland Trail Blazers, 114-108. The Lakers are 5-2 in their past seven games.

In the NHL, the St. Louis Blues take on the Kings at Staples Center tonight. The Kings are coming off a 2-1 loss to the Calgary Flames on Saturday night.

Listen to the game tonight on AM 1220, KHTS. The puck drops at 7:30.

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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!”
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