By Perry Smith
People hear terms such as "man-to-man," "full-court press" and "box-and-1" when it comes to Foothill League basketball.
As soon as a football player comes to College of the Canyons, he has a goal that involves playing somewhere else.
Valencia boys basketball raced out to 10-point lead and didn't look back in the Vikings' 65-51 win Friday at Hart.
It was looking like a blowout, and then the Hart girls basketball team fought its way back.
Ralph Anumba was the first in his family to pick up a basketball and play at Valencia. Freshman Jennifer Anumba is the latest Viking from the Anumba bunch, but maybe not the last.
The Santa Clarita Valley is becoming a recruiting hot spot for military academies.
The Wildcats were done with coming close.
West Ranch girls basketball was looking to run the tables in Foothill League play. Canyon was looking to rebound from its only league loss.
Rain delays will make for hectic schedules next week for the Foothill League's boys and girls soccer teams.
For boys and girls basketball, defense made it plenty hectic on Friday.
After an up-and-down week on the road, The Master's College men's basketball team was happy to be home on Saturday.
The Mustangs took control of Point Loma Nazarene early but ended up having to hang on for a 74-71 win at Bross Gym.
The CIF released its top honorees for fall sports earlier this month, and several local athletes picked up top nods for their accomplishments in the CIF-Southern Section.
West Ranch boys basketball seemed to get every rebound it needed except for the last one in a 59-57 loss to Golden Valley on Friday at West Ranch High School.
Valencia boys tennis captain Tyler Gottshall has one less thing to worry about heading into his senior season - college plans.
Gottshall recently committed to Loyola Marymount University, becoming the first boys' tennis player from Valencia to go straight to an NCAA Division I team.
The All-CIF-Southern Section teams were officially announced earlier this month, putting the final touches on the Santa Clarita Valley's fall sports.
And several players proved themselves among the best in Southern California at their sport by earning a mention on the All-CIF squads.