When a powerhouse Westmont team came into town on Wednesday, The Master's College Lady Mustangs soccer team knew that it would have to be at its best in order to grab a win.
Despite leading the Foothill League in tackles during the regular season a year ago, Saugus Centurions' linebacker Blake Austin has endured a largely thankless tenure as one of the Santa Clarita Valley's best defensive players due to his lack of elite physical attributes.
After Saturday's 44-23 road victory over rival Ventura College, College of the Canyons football players engaged in the usual post-game routine.
VENTURA - Up by a touchdown entering the third quarter of Saturday night's contest at rival Ventura College, College of the Canyons football players could be heard repeating a single word in anticipation of the second half kickoff.
On Friday night at Canyon High, the Canyon Cowboys football team played frustrated and angry while the visiting Saugus Centurions exhibited discipline. And for the better part of the night it appeared that discipline would prevail.
Up two games already and possessing an early lead in the third, Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals sophomore Kylie Brown had a message for her teammates: "Do not let down, let's go!"
The Valencia Vikings girls tennis program began the second leg of the Foothill League season with a big 12-6 win over the West Ranch Wildcats at West Ranch on Monday in a make-up match for Wednesday's rain-out.
It's no secret that football can be a game of seemingly arbitrary momentum swings, and Saturday night's contest at College of the Canyons between the host Cougars and visiting Antelope Valley College only served to solidify that dogma.
CAMARILLO - Down by four points with 3:23 remaining in the fourth quarter, Saugus Centurions running back Blake Austin dove over right tackle at the 1-yard line to give his team what appeared to be a game-clinching first-and-goal opportunity against a reeling Camarillo Scorpions football team.
Golden Valley Grizzlies head football coach Robert Fisher was candid following his team's season-opening 34-28 victory over the Granada Hills Charter High School Highlanders at Canyon High School on Friday night.
A year ago, the Valencia Vikings boys tennis pairing of Cameron Braun and David Myers walked all over the Foothill League when they went undefeated in league play before capturing a first place trophy at the year-end Foothill League tournament.
In recent years, the Valencia Vikings boys tennis team enters the Foothill League season as the clear favorites to capture a title, and all but once in the past 10 seasons have they failed to live up to that billing.
Trinity Classical Academy Knights boys basketball continued their winning ways on Friday evening at East Rancho Dominguez Park, defeating the Hope Centre Lions 48-40 to advance to the third round of the CIF-Southern Section Division VI playoffs.
Hart Indians boys soccer carried its late-season momentum into the wild-card round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IV playoffs, cruising to a 2-0 home victory over the Workman High Lobos on Wednesday afternoon at Hart.
Trinity Knights boys basketball went virtually untested in its 77-36 first round win over the Southwestern Academy Suns in the CIF-Southern Section Division VI playoffs on Wednesday night at The Master's College.
With a chance to enter the third week of Foothill League competition with a .500 record, the West Ranch Wildcats girls soccer team did what it had to to pick up a 1-0 win over Golden Valley on Friday afternoon at West Ranch high school.
If you haven't had a chance to catch the Albert Einstein Academy Rockets varsity boys basketball team this season, you are missing out on "an exciting brand of basketball where we score a lot of points," according to Einstein head coach Greg Patterson.
Former Saugus High School and University of Virginia standout Shasta Fisher was selected 29th overall by the Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League, and will now head to the nation's capital to continue her accomplished career.
The Valencia girls soccer team capitalized on rival Canyon's mistakes, and because of it the Vikings survived on Tuesday evening at Canyon High School.
If the West Ranch Wildcats boys basketball team hopes to three-peat as Foothill League champions, it will have to do so without some of the standout players that helped build the program's winning foundation.
With both teams entering Friday afternoon's match at Golden Valley high school in search of their first Foothill League victory, the Valencia Vikings and Golden Valley Grizzlies boys soccer teams played urgently, aggressively and passionately - and there were plenty of goals scored and yellow cards issued to reflect it.
The Golden Valley girls soccer program's list of achievements is a short one that probably begins with its 2-1 victory over the Valencia Vikings two years ago on Jan. 26, 2012 - its only win ever against a Foothill League opponent.
After one day of Foothill League boys and girls soccer action, it's completely clear that nothing is clear.
Led by Offensive Player of the Year honors for Hart senior running back Connor Wingenroth and Coach of the Year honors for Indians head coach Mike Herrington, the Santa Clarita Valley represented itself well with the release of the 2013-14 All-CIF Southern Section Northern Division football selections on Monday.
For Valencia Vikings seniors Sammy Simon, Rebecca Harrison, and Eryn Spencer, the 2013-14 Foothill League girls soccer season was supposed to be their moment.
The Canyon Cowboys girls soccer team came out with a purpose on Thursday night at Canyon High School.
Golden Valley boys soccer coach Juan Paolo believes his Grizzlies can make noise in the Foothill League this year, and Wednesday's showing against Santa Paula High at Golden Valley High School in the team's preseason finale will do little to change that belief.
The best doubles team in the Santa Clarita Valley didn't play a single regular season match during the 2013 girls tennis season.
On a singles lineup as dominant as Hart's was this past season, it's hard to stand out.
Beating state powerhouse Chaminade proved too tall a task for the West Ranch Wildcats boys basketball team.