You want crazy, the Foothill League will give you crazy - Michael Jackson crazy.
You got scandal, surprise and lots of scoring - all in week one of the winter season.
The Hart High girls basketball team is the second Santa Clarita Valley prep sports program in as many days forced to forfeit all of its wins and dismiss a player because of falsification of residency.
Stan Delus was relieved of his duties as Canyon High girls basketball head coach Wednesday night, and the Cowboys had to forfeit all 11 wins for this season, because residency records for transfer players Vanessa Aguilar and Alexa Davison were falsified.
Within a couple of weeks, Canyon High graduate and three-time Olympic softball medalist Crystl Bustos will be signing a contact to resume playing with the Akron Racers of the National Pro Fastpitch league.
Canyon High girls basketball head coach Stan Delus gave up his job and his team forfeited its 11 victories so far this season because of falsified student records, school administrators said Thursday.
When McDonald's released its California nominations for its All-American High School Basketball Team Wednesday, there was one surprise name from the Santa Clarita Valley.
Ariel Hale, a senior power forward from Canyon, was one of 35 girls from across the state nominated.
There was a lot of motivation going around in the Foothill League after The Signal's Winter Sports Previews, which ran from Saturday through Tuesday.
We're not taking credit for anything, but certainly those editions rubbed some local athletes the wrong way.
The Canyon boys soccer team had a sack full of motivation coming into its league opener at West Ranch High.
In typical fashion, Cowboys head coach Khris Savage took every opportunity to use it.
The road to a Foothill League championship in girls basketball has gone through Newhall Avenue.
Hart High has won seven straight titles, including a share of the crown last year with Saugus.
Hart High head basketball coach Zach Koebel goes one-on-one with a select few of his players at practice.
Megan Ford, now a center at Cal Poly Pomona, was one of his favorites last year in his first season leading the Indians.
Teams are going to key on a couple of Valencia girls basketball varsity veterans this season.
Former Indian named Player of Week
Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks boys head soccer coach Patrick Thompson put the breaks on any good-feeling Valencia got after the Vikings defeated the Knights 2-0 at Dr. Paul A. Priesz Stadium Wednesday.
Just two years into her high school golf career, Hart's Amanda Corr has gone through two year-end battles.
A trio of Hart girls, still relying on each other for motivation, and one Saugus golfer advanced to the next round of the CIF-Southern Section girls golf playoffs after shooting qualifying scores Monday at Soule Park Golf Club in Ojai at the Northern Individual Regional.
Amanda Corr, Nikki Prichard and Kendall Dusenberry of Hart and Tiara Wells of Saugus will all compete in Thursday's CIF-Southern Section Individual Final and WSCGA Qualifier - the second of a five-part individual playoffs that ends at the State Championship Nov. 18.
If this is Valencia Vikings boys basketball, Foothill League favorite Hart will have its hands full on Friday.
Last year was the first indication that Valencia Vikings girls basketball might be gaining ground on the Canyon Cowboys.