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The Valencia football team took the first step toward winning the Foothill League championship with a 54-41 shootout win over Canyon in a game heard live on AM 1220, KHTS.
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Oct. 19, 2012 (Week 8 | League Game 3)

Power Valencia-SCVTV Game of the Week:

Hart 35

Saugus 0

 

Valencia 54

Canyon 41

 

West Ranch 35

Golden Valley 13

Matt Moore; Courtesy of SCVNews.com

The William S. Hart School District not only has outstanding academics, but is also known to produce some of the best athletes in the country.

Matt Moore, current quarter back for the Miami Dolphins, graduated as one of the top quarterbacks in the nation from William S. Hart High School. During Moore’s senior year, he received attention from numerous universities, interested in his football talents, and was also drafted by the Anaheim Angels. Continue reading

After attending UCLA and Oregon State, he played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Carolina Panthers before moving to Miami. While his talents had much to do with his good fortune, the Newhall native accredits much of his work ethic and determination to the coaches at Hart.

“[Hart] is a place of winners [and] champions… for this to happen to me means the world,” Moore said.

Although football season is in full swing, Moore is taking time to thank his coaches and school, who will be acknowledging him tonight at the Hart vs. Saugus game. As a proud part of

“I never really prepared for football before I got to high school,” Moore said. “Looking back, I didn’t realize how lucky I was.”

Chuck Osborne

Chuck Osborne, a defensive star at Canyon High School who went on to play for the St. Louis Rams in the NFL, was found dead in his home in La Jolla on Tuesday. He was 38.

Osborne played for Canyon coach Harry Welch in high school and at the University of Arizona in college. He was a seventh-round draft pick of the St. Louis Rams in 1996. Continue reading

He led Arizona in sacks with 11 in the 1994 season. Had recorded 21 sacks in his college career and was No. 10 in sacks at Arizona.

Osborne was an all-state selection at Canyon in his senior season. He was an All Pac-10 selection at defensive tackle in his senior season at Arizona.

After his rookie season with the Rams, Osborne played professionally in NFL Europe with the Amsterdam Admirals. He returned to the NFL and played for the Oakland Raiders before being traded to the Green Bay Packers and ended his career with the New England Patriots. He played 37 games in the NFL

Canyon football coach Rich Gutierrez, who played against Osborne when he was at Saugus High, said Osborne was a tenacious player.

“It’s a devastating loss to the Canyon community,” said Gutierrez, who graduated from high school the same year as Osborne. “I know he was extremely close to Coach Welch.”

Gutierrez said Osborne returned to watch several of Canyon’s games when his NFL career was over. Osborne was at the CIF State Bowl game against Concord De La Salle in 2006 and watched Canyon beat the top-ranked team in the state.

“Chuck was always around,” Gutierrez said. “Chuck was such an exceptional player. His grittiness was a staple of the program.”

Go to the Tucson Citizen for more on Osborne and his football career.

The West Ranch girls volleyball team did something no other team in the Foothill League has done.

The Wildcats beat Valencia in four games and moved into a first place tie in the Foothill League standings.

Valencia entered the match with an undefeated record in league play. West Ranch was tied for second place with Hart.

West Ranch’s Alexis Clewis led her team with 25 kills and setter Carly Carapella had 44 assists. Continue reading

The Saugus girls volleyball team won its second match in a row, a three-game sweep over Golden Valley. Ashley Guthrie had 24 assists, nine kills and three blocks for the Centurions, the reigning Foothill League champs.

In high school football, Trinity bounced back in a big way. The Knights beat Milken, 51-0, in the Heritage League opener for both teams. It was Trinity’s first win in the Heritage League.

Dakota Prochnow scored two touchdowns, one on a 70-yard punt return, and threw a touchdown pass to Ryan Brooks. Spencer Klehn also scored two touchdowns.

After a Trinity touchdown early in the fourth quarter, Milken decided to stop the game.

In the Foothill League, Hart, the No. 1 team in the CIF Southern Section Northern Division, plays Golden Valley at Canyon High tonight. Hart has won five games in a row, including their Foothill League opener last week.

Golden Valley is 0-6 and has not won a league game.

Canyon, the No. 9 team in the Northern Division, plays Saugus at College of the Canyons. Listen to the game between the Cowboys and Centurions tonight on AM-1220 KHTS. Pregame starts at 7:15 p.m.

In the NFL, the Tennessee Titans beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 26-23. Rob Bironas hit a 40-yard field goal, his fourth of the game, as time expired to give the Titans their third win of the season.

In preseason NBA, the Heat beat the Clippers, 94-80, in a game played in Beijing, China. LeBron James had 20 points for the reigning NBA champs. Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 19 points.

Oct. 12, 2012 (Week 7 | League Game 2)

Power Valencia-SCVTV Game of the Week:

Valencia 55

West Ranch 7

 

Hart 56

Golden Valley 14

Canyon 41

Saugus 14

The Hart football team cracked the top Cal Hi Sports state top 25 for the first time this season.

Hart is ranked No. 23 after winning its fifth game in a row. The Indians beat West Ranch, 49-6, in the Foothill League opener. Continue reading

Hart has lost only one game, 10-7, to Tesoro, the No. 7 team in the state as ranked by Cal Hi Sports, in Week Zero.

Since then, Hart has won five games in a row, including 49-7 over Ridgeview from Bakersfield, so far the signature win for the Indians.

Hart quarterback Brady White is coming off one of his best games of the season. His updated stats from the West Ranch game: 18-for-19 for 221 yards and three touchdowns. He completed his last 16 pass attempts of the game.

Concord De La Salle is the No. 1 team in the Cal Hi Sports top 25. Rancho Santa Margarita, the team coached by former Canyon coach Harry Welch, is the No. 2 team in Cal Hi’s top 25.

Alemany is No. 10. Crespi of Encino is No. 17.

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