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November 4, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Valencia infielder Keston Hiura has committed to UC Irvine, Chino Hills pitcher Kyle Wade has committed to Iowa.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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April 19, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Valencia (11-7, 5-2) has moved into a tie for second place in the Foothill League with Saugus after completing a sweep of West Ranch on Friday with a 4-2 victory. Keston Hiura had three hits, including a home run. Andrew Hodges threw 4 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Saugus (11-5, 5-2) defeated Golden Valley, 6-2. Eric Little (5-1) allowed five hits in five innings. Hart (15-2-1, 6-1) remained one game ahead of Saugus and Valencia after a 7-2 win over Canyon. Dayton Provost hit a home run. Pearson Good, Wes Fitzpatrick and Nick Valaika all hit doubles.
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April 19, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Valencia (11-7, 5-2) has moved into a tie for second place in the Foothill League with Saugus after completing a sweep of West Ranch on Friday with a 4-2 victory. Keston Hiura had three hits, including a home run. Andrew Hodges threw 4 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Saugus (11-5, 5-2) defeated Golden Valley, 6-2. Eric Little (5-1) allowed five hits in five innings. Hart (15-2-1, 6-1) remained one game ahead of Saugus and Valencia after a 7-2 win over Canyon. Dayton Provost hit a home run. Pearson Good, Wes Fitzpatrick and Nick Valaika all hit doubles.
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April 14, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 At tiny Multnomah University in Portland, Ore., former Valencia guard Steven Sansone has been firing away from three-point range in large numbers. He made 157 threes in his junior season out of 423 attempts. He averaged 21.2 points. At Valencia in 2010, he averaged five points a game as a backup to now Boston College guard Lonnie Jackson. Here's the link to a story on Sansone.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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May 14, 2013 | By Rosanna Xia
Authorities are investigating a hate incident in Valencia, where the sidewalks, benches and buildings of a recreation center were covered with racist messages and swastikas, Santa Clarita valley officials said Tuesday. The vandalism was discovered Saturday night by someone from the homeowners' association of Rancho Tesoro, said Lt. S. Low of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. The detective bureau and the department's hate crime task force is working jointly on the investigation, Low said.
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July 3, 2013 | By Ann M. Simmons
You hear him before you see him. The melodic baritone drifts through the sterile corridors of Valencia's Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. The sound surprises no one. Most have gotten used to hearing Jared Axen, a registered nurse, who uses song to connect with his patients and help soothe them. “It's an incredible way to be able to bond with somebody,” said Axen, 26, who has worked at Henry Mayo for almost five years. A former child performer who earned an associate's degree in music from Valencia's College of the Canyons and had some private classical vocal training, Axen's talent was exposed at the hospital quite by chance.
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April 4, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Former Granada Hills Kennedy Coach Dion Lambert is joining the football staff at Valencia as an assistant coach for defensive backs and receivers. He played at UCLA and in the NFL.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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October 8, 2010 | Staff reports
Jared Baker rushed for 240 yards and four touchdowns in 20 carries as visiting Los Angeles Loyola upset Valencia, 39-24, on Friday night. Baker's final touchdown, a 56-yard run after a fumble recovery with 3:28 left in the fourth quarter, sealed the Cubs' win. The Vikings (4-1), ranked No. 13 by The Times, suffered their first loss of the season. "Valencia came into this game with all the momentum," Baker said. "No one gave us a chance. We came out fired up. We were confident and we wanted to prove we could hang with some of the best teams out there.
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November 2, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
In the Santa Clarita Valley, where Newhall Hart and Canyon Country Canyon have been football powers, it's another school that keeps winning Foothill League championships. Valencia (7-2, 4-0) clinched at least a share of its fifth consecutive league title with a 24-19 upset victory over previously unbeaten Hart (8-1, 3-1) on Friday night. The Vikings had 10 sacks against a team ranked No. 1 in the Northern Division. Only a week ago, Valencia came back from a three-touchdown deficit to defeat Canyon, 35-28.
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November 21, 1998
Chris Cappello rushed for two touchdowns to lead La Verne Bonita to a 21-14 victory over Valencia in a Southern Section Division IX playoff game Friday night at Bonita. Donald Morris gave Valencia a 7-0 lead on a 26-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. But third-seeded Bonita (10-1) scored 21 consecutive points to take a 21-7 third-quarter lead, led by Cappello with two one-yard runs.
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April 6, 2014 | By Eric Maddy
BASEBALL SUNBELT LEAGUE Elsinore 3, Lakeside 2   NONLEAGUE Downey 4-11, Santa Fe 0-1 Estancia 12, Brethren Christian 0 Rancho Alamitos 4-3, Cerritos Valley Christian 2-8 Yorba Linda 7-1, Eastvale Roosevelt 4-5   TOURNAMENTS CENTURY Santa Ana Calvary Chapel 5, Century 2 Costa Mesa 18, Santa Ana Valley 0   CORONA CENTENNIAL Kaiser 5, Palm Desert 2 Mayfair 5, Xavier Prep 4 ...
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April 4, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Former Granada Hills Kennedy Coach Dion Lambert is joining the football staff at Valencia as an assistant coach for defensive backs and receivers. He played at UCLA and in the NFL.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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March 26, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 35-year-old teacher at a Valencia Christian school was charged Wednesday on suspicion of inappropriate contact with a student, authorities said. Carl Astrera is accused of engaging in the inappropriate behavior during the last 18 months at Legacy Christian Academy, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. The school has students from kindergarten throughout 8th grade, according to its website. Detectives launched an investigation on Feb. 28.  Prosecutors charged Astrera Wednesday with one count of annoying/molesting a child, according to the department.
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March 21, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Jared Snyder is no longer coaching Valencia's baseball team. The William S. Hart Union High School District released a statement on Friday that Snyder has taken a leave of absence. Michael Killinger said he has assumed the coaching duties for the rest of the season. He has been an assistant for 11 years. Valencia is 3-3 and 0-1 in the Foothill League entering Friday's game against Hart. Players were informed of the coaching change at lunch time. "The kids were a little bit in shock," Killinger said.
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February 24, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Brian Mundell, a sophomore catcher at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo who was a standout at Valencia High, is batting .455 for the red-hot Mustangs (6-1), who took two of three games from UCLA over the weekend. Mundell had a three-run home run on Saturday. The top three hitters for Pepperdine (6-1) are all former Southern California high school standouts. Aaron Barnett (Capistrano Valley) is hitting .467. Brandon Caruso (Loyola) is hitting .462. Aaron Brown (Chatsworth) is hitting .444 with 12 RBIs.
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February 14, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
The Northern Trust Open is a home game for Jason Gore. He lives in Valencia, so he commutes to the tournament. However, he said he wasn't sure what he would do this weekend, even joking about finding a dorm room at Pepperdine to avoid the dreaded "Jamzilla" on the San Diego Freeway. The freeway was so clogged Wednesday - days before the freeway closure - that Gore followed a suggestion to keep going east on Sunset Boulevard, then take the 101 to the 170 to the 5. Safe to say he'll never try that route again, because it turned a 32-mile drive home into a two-hour, 45-minute slog.
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December 6, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
  Hart could go bowling after a 28-21 Northern Division championship win over Valencia on Friday night. Connor Wingenroth had an interception in the end zone with 14 seconds left to preserve the vicory. It was the ninth section title for Hart and its first since 2003. Wingenroth rushed for 183 yards. Brady White had two touchdown passes and four interceptions against a Valencia defense that kept fighting back. Stone Jackson rushed for 159 yards for Valencia. The Indians could be headed for a Division II regional bowl rematch against Chaminade.
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September 18, 2009 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, ON HIGH SCHOOLS
On the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack, Steven Manfro of Valencia did his best to make a statement that life must go on. He's 16 now and living far away from New York, where he was in 2001. "I was in school," he recalled. "It was pretty traumatic, and the fact it almost killed my father made it worse." His father, Marc, was a New York police officer who became ill in the aftermath of the attack. The family moved months later to Castaic to start a new life.
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January 30, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Receiver Nick Jones of Valencia has committed to Idaho State. He was the MVP of the Daily News All-Star Game and is known for his outstanding catching skills.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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