Baseball: Sierra Canyon shuts out Chatsworth, 12-0

Sierra Canyon records fourth shut out in six games

By Jacob H. Pollon


The Sierra Canyon baseball team recorded its fourth shutout in six games Saturday after an easy 12-0 victory against down the street-rival Chatsworth.

Sierra Canyon head coach Tom Meusborn was the former coach at Chatsworth for over 20 years, leading the Chancellors to a national championship, several LA City section titles and helped players like Mike Moustakas reach the big leagues.

Left-hander Brayden Charness went three innings and struck out four while giving up just two hits and a walk.

Charness is coming back from a minor injury and being broug back along slowly for a deep playoff run.

UC-San Diego bound Julian Areliz had two hits, including a home run, four RBI’s and scored two runs.

Charness 3 IP 2 H 0 R 1 BB 4 K

Knutson 2 IP 1 H 0 R 3 K

Areliz 2-3 HR 4 RBI 2 R

Delgado 2-3 2 2B 2 RBI 2 R

Gallegos 2-3 R

Nelson 1-3 2 R

Montes 1-3 2B 2 R

Gullage 1-3 2 RBI

Johnson 1-2 3B 2 RBI

Stoller 1-3 RBI R

Jahng 2 BB 2 R

Sierra Canyon finishes the regular season with five Mission League games in the final two weeks.

Three against Notre Dame and two against Loyola.

Softball: Sierra Canyon beats Louisville, loses a close one against Notre Dame

Sierra Canyon splits two Mission League games

By Jacob H. Pollon


The Sierra Canyon softball team had no issues with Louisville on Tuesday in a 7-1 Mission League victory.

Sophia Debs was in the circle and had 11 strikeouts.

Duke-bound Hailey Shuler homered, doubled and had two RBI’s.

Natalia Areliz had a hit, three RBI’s and stole a base.

Nina Peyton-Johnson had an RBI double.

Delilah Reynolds had two hits, including a double and stole a base.

In the 14-12 setback against Notre Dame, the Trailblazers trailed 10-0 before cutting the deficit to 10-9.

Notre Dame scored four runs in the seventh to create separation.

Sierra Canyon responded with three runs and had runners on second and third with two outs but a ground ball ended the game.

Sierra Canyon is now 6-4 and 3-2 in league. The Trailblazers should make the playoffs.

Baseball: Sierra Canyon sweeps Crespi, improves to 14-6-2 and 6-4-2

Sierra Canyon poised to make playoffs after sweeping Crespi

By Jacob H. Pollon


The Sierra Canyon baseball team took care of business this week with a sweep of Crespi.

The Trailblazers are in prime position to make the playoffs.

Sierra Canyon won 3-2 on Tuesday at home and then escaped with a 1-0 victory on Wednesday in Encino.

Tuesday’s win came in the bottom of the ninth when the Crespi pitcher couldn’t handle a comebacker to the mound cleanly. After regrouping, he threw wild to home trying for a force out.

Freshman Sean Parrow went 4 2 /3 innings, giving up one run on four walks with two strikeouts.

Armando Solorio threw three innings of 1-hit ball with a walk and three strikeouts.

Andrew Nelson, Julian Areliz, Ethan Montes and Austin Jahng each had a hit for the Trailblazers.

Mikhal Johnsoin walked three times.

In the 1-0 win, Nelson drew a bases loaded walk in the seventh for the game’s only run.

Montes and Hagopian combined on the 2-hit shutout. Montes walked two and struck out four. Hagopian walked one and struck out two.

Crespi left runners on third base in the fifth and seventh innings.

Sierra Canyon has five games left, including a pivotal 3-game series with Notre Dame next week followed by two games with Loyola to end the regular season.

Sierra Canyon is 6-4-2 in league play, Notre Dame has five losses and St. Francis six losses.

Baseball: Sierra Canyon shut out Burbank, wins all three games during Spring Break

Sierra Canyon breezes through Spring Break action

By Jacob H. Pollon


The Sierra Canyon baseball team took a break from Mission League play and breezed through three nonleague games during Spring Break.

The Trailblazers took down Warren, Saugus and Burbank.

Sierra Canyon shut out Saugus 5-0 and Burbank 13-0.

In the 13-0 victory, it was the return of Brayden Charness. The sophomore left-hander tossed 2  2/3 innings, giving up two walks with six strikeouts. Charness was nursing a minor arm injury the last several weeks.

Desi Delgado had two hits and two runs scored. Austin Jahng had two hits. Greyson Gullage belted a grand slam home run.

Andrew Nelson, Julian Areliz and Ethan Montes each had a hit. Montes had two RBI’s.

Sierra Canyon is 12-6-2 with seven Mission Leagues remaining.

Baseball: Sierra Canyon shuts out Saugus, 5-0

Sierra Canyon wins second game during Spring Break

By Jacob H. Pollon


The Sierra Canyon baseball team is on a two-week break from Mission League play and has won both its nonleague games, so far.

After a 6-4 victory against Warren of Downey, the Trailblazers followed up with a 5-0 shutout win against Saugus.

Ethan Montes and Johnny Hagopian combined on a beautiful one-hitter with 12 strikeouts. Montes struck out 10 batters in five innings.

The offense had many contributors.


Montes W 5 IP 1 H 0 R 10 K

Hagopian 2 IP 0 H 0 R 2 K



Gullage 2-3 2B RBI R

Gallegos 2-3 RBI R

Nelson 1-4 2B RBI

Delgado 1-3

Areliz 1-2 R BB

Jahng 1-2 R

George 1-2 R

Rosenzweig 1-1 RBI

Shtrum HBP

Sierra Canyon ends the regular season with Notre Dame, Crespi and Loyola before the Division 1 playoffs.

Softball: Sierra Canyon on short end of 5-2 nonleague game against Moorpark

Sierra Canyon tuning up for more Mission League games

By Jacob H. Pollon


The Sierra Canyon softball team was back in action Tuesday after a lengthy layoff and was on the short end of a 5-2 nonleague game against Moorpark.

Duke-bound Hailey Shuler had 11 strikeouts in the circle. Shuler doubled and stole two bases.

Sophia Debs and Nina Peyton-Johnson each had an RBI.

The Trailblazers play in a tournament in Northern California before returning home next week for Mission League games.

Baseball: Sierra Canyon knocks off Warren of Downey 6-4 in a nonleague game

Sierra Canyon wins nonleague game during Spring Break

By Jacob H. Pollon


The Sierra Canyon baseball team had a full week off to recharge and refresh for the second half of the season.

Things got off to a great start with a 6-4 nonleague victory against Warren of Downey.

Sean Parrow, Johnny Hagopian and Armando Solorio combined for the win.

Parrow is a hard throwing freshman making a huge impact. Hagopian and Solorio combined for three innings and four strikeouts.

Desi Delgado and Greyson Gullage each hit home runs.

Mikhal Johnson had a hit and two RBI’s.

UC San Diego-bound Julian Areliz and Ethan Montes each had a hit and an RBI each.

Sierra Canyon hosts Saugus and plays Burbank later in the week to finish Spring Break.

Baseball: Sierra Canyon salvages one game from Chaminade

Sierra Canyon wins one against Chaminade

By Jacob H. Pollon


The Sierra Canyon baseball team is scuffling a bit heading into Spring Break.

After splitting two games with St. Francis last week, the Trailblazers were shut out twice this week against Chaminade and needed nine innings to out last the Eagles 7-5 after blowing a four-run lead.

Owen Knutson, Armando Solorio and Johnny Hagopian combined for the Friday win in West Hills.

Knutson had four strikeouts ans Solorio had five strikeouts. Each pitched 3 1/3 innings.

Hagopian went the final 2 1/3 to pick up the win.

Greyson Gullage had two hits and three walks for the offense.

Andrew Nelson was 1 for 4 with two runs and two RBI’s.

UC-San Diego bound Julian Areliz had a hit, walk and RBI.

Mikhal Johnson and Austin Jahng each had a hit. Ethan Montes had a hit and an RBI.

Earlier in the week, Sierra Canyon lost 4-0 in West Hills and 1-0 in Chatsworth.

Areliz had two hits, including a double in the opening game of the week.

Montes, freshman Desi Delgado and Gullage each had a hit.

Delgado had two hits in the close 1-0 setback.

Montes was good on the mound. The right-hander gave up two hits and a walk with three strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings of work.

Sierra Canyon plays Warren, Saugus and Burbank before resuming Mission League play in April.

Softball: Great week for Sierra Canyon with two Mission League wins

Sierra Canyon wins two Mission League games, heads for Spring break

By Jacob H. Pollon


The Sierra Canyon softball team is starting to heat up and find its groove.

After some rain outs and a light schedule waiting for a few transfers to serve their sit-out period, the Trailblazers have won three of their last four games.

This past week, included two Mission League wins against Alemany and Chaminade.

In the 12-0 shut out victory against Alemany, Sophia Debs and Duke-bound Hailey Shuler combined for the goose egg with 13 strikeouts. Debs had eight punch outs and Shuler had five.

Both were stellar at the plate.

Debs was 3 for 4 with two doubles and three RBI’s. Shuler tripled and doubled.

Sophia Sarni, a sophomore standout, was 4 for 4 with two doubles and five RBI’s.

Natalia Areliz and Nina Peyton-Johnson each had two hits. Both doubled. Arleiz had two RBI’s.

Against Chaminade, Sierra Canyon won 8-3.

Shuler went the whole way with five strikeouts. She also homered and walked three times.

Sarni was 4 for 4, doubled and had an RBI. Debs was 2 for 4, homered and had two RBI’s. Peyton-Johnson had two hits, including a double.

Lianna Lara hit a home run and finished with three RBI’s.

Sierra Canyon takes some time off for Spring Break before getting back at it in early April with a tournament up North near San Francisco.

Softball: Sierra Canyon walks-off Kennedy, loses Mission League opener

Sierra Canyon softball gearing up for league play

By Jacob H. Pollon


The Sierra Canyon softball team split a pair of games last week.

The Trailblazers took down Kennedy of Granada Hills on Monday 4-3 thanks to a walk-off home run by Hailey Shuler.

The Duke-bound pitcher helped herself at the plate going 2-3 with two home runs and three RBI’s.

Sophia Sarni was 3 for 4, Nina Peyton-Johnson homered and doubled and Sophia Debs picked up the pitching win the circle.

In the 10-4 Mission League opener setback, Shuler doubled and was intentionally walked twice.

Natalia Areliz was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

Sarni had a hit and two RBI’s.

Debs had two hits, including a double and an RBI.

Sierra Canyon is 3-2, 0-1. All three wins have come against LAUSD schools (Cleveland, Chatsworth and Kennedy).

The Trailblazers are back in action this week with games against Alemany on the road on Tuesday and a home game against Chaminade on Thursday before a long break until early April.