It's not often that linemen score touchdowns on Sundays, let alone former Santa Clarita Valley talents.
A day after falling 34-29 to a 3-7 Allan Hancock in its regular season finale on Saturday, the College of the Canyons football team received news of its playoff fate.
It took 21 matches to happen, but the Hart Indians girls tennis team finally lost on Wednesday at Hart High School.
Teams find success when they are able play to their strengths, so it's no surprise that the talented Hart Indians girls tennis team has prospered this year.
The 2013 regular season may have concluded, but for the premier football teams in the Santa Clarita Valley the real challenges are only beginning.
At 4:15 p.m. the Canyon (Anaheim) Comanches girls' tennis team was up 7-3 and cruising in its CIF-Southern Section Division II second round playoff match against the Valencia Vikings.
The Hart Indians girls' tennis team did what it had to to keep its postseason aspirations alive on Thursday, defeating Villa Park 11-7 in a hard fought contest to advance to the third round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs.
The Valencia Vikings girls tennis team defeated a tough but overmatched Poly of Pasadena team 13-5 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II girls playoffs on Wednesday afternoon.
The Hart Indians girls tennis team continued its dominant run through the 2013 season with a 14-4 win over Chadwick in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs on Wednesday at Hart.
All Valencia does is win big football games. Still, the Vikings must be wondering what it will take for the poll voters to give them the No. 1 overall ranking in the division.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights football team closed its regular season strong with a 46-20 win over Faith Baptist on Saturday afternoon at West Ranch High School.
A big semifinal upset helped Hart junior Proyfon Lohaphaisan take advantage to capture the Foothill League tournament first-place singles title with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Canyon's Katrina DeGuzman on Thursday at The Paseo Club.
Hart singles was dominant as expected, and doubles play was thoroughly competitive during the first two rounds of the Foothill League tournament on Wednesday afternoon at the Paseo Club.
Strategically, there's nothing intrepid about stacking doubles against the Hart girls tennis team. It's the equivalent of blowing into the bottom of a broken Nintendo video game - it's probably not going to work, but what other option is there?
After featuring only minor changes a week ago, this week's CIF-Southern Section Northern Division football poll had a few shake-ups.
Fair and even competition brings out the best in everyone, but it's taken for granted how hard it is to plan accordingly at the high school level.
Sophie Cortes is hard to spot when the Hart Indians girls soccer team takes the field.
On Jan. 21, the Canyon Cowboys girls soccer team lost a home contest to Foothill League power and top dog Valencia.
Winning a Foothill League soccer championship requires a lot of things, including the ability to get the job done when needed, and on Tuesday many teams showed that they have what it takes to get that job done.
The College of the Canyons men's basketball team likely entered its home matchup with Santa Barbara City College confident that it could handle the lowly 1-16 Vaqueros.
Late in Wednesday's matchup between the College of the Cougars and Santa Barbara City College Vaqueros women's basketball teams, COC point guard Shawn Kolani had the ball in her hands with the game on the line.
It's been said that the game slows down for great players.
To begin the Foothill League girls soccer season, the Valencia Vikings squeaked past the Saugus by a single goal in a thriller at Valencia High School on Jan. 14.
Few teams have tested the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals girls soccer team this season.
Foothill League soccer coaches constantly reiterate the lack of predictability during the season, and Tuesday's action reinforced and refuted those claims simultaneously.
With both teams entering Tuesday's contest at Golden Valley High School without a Foothill League win, the Saugus Centurions and Golden Valley Grizzlies girls soccer teams saw in each other an opportunity for a major breakthrough.
The Santa Clarita Christian School Cardinals boys soccer team has struggled this season, and after taking the field shorthanded on Monday against Yeshiva University of Los Angeles those struggles continued.
Where and when the Canyon Cowboys girls soccer team's season will end will remain a mystery until it happens, but looking ahead it's hard for Canyon fans not to be excited about the team's potential to win big matches late in the season.
Old rivals die hard, and such was the case with the visiting Biola Eagles women's basketball team visiting The Master's College on Saturday evening at The Master's College.
West Ranch showed it can score, Canyon showed it can pick up a league win, and Hart further demonstrated that it might be the team to beat on Friday.