There would be no overtime dramatics in Valencia's matchup with Thousand Oaks on Friday.
Their grass gives a slight disadvantage over the turf.
To get out of a slump, it helps to play a team that's struggling a little bit more.
It sure didn't hurt the College of the Canyons women's basketball on Wednesday.
Sometimes, change can be a good thing.
Valencia girls tennis was denied a fifth straight trip to the CIF-Southern Section Division III finals with a 9-9 (81-76 on games) loss to San Luis Obispo High (19-1) in the quarterfinals Tuesday.
Valencia girls tennis continues to roll through the CIF Division III playoffs, scoring a convincing 16-2 second-round victory over Paramount on Saturday at Paramount.
The Hart football team looked prolific for a second week in a row, clinching second place in the Foothill League with a 42-7 win over Golden Valley on Friday.
Santa Clarita Christian girls volleyball team had its postseason run ended in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division V-AA playoffs with a five-game loss to Hesperia Christian 16-25, 25-17, 25-21, 17-25, 6-15 at SCCS.
Valencia girls tennis made short work of Claremont at home 13-5 Thursday.
Basketball isn't usually considered a game of inches, but it has been for The Master's College men's team.
West Ranch girls volleyball advanced to the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I-A playoffs for a second straight year with a three-set win over Calvary Chapel 28-26, 25-21, 28-26 Tuesday at West Ranch.
The Santa Clarita Christian football team entered Heritage League play with sub-.500 record, banged-up and struggling to score after a 48-0 mercy-rule loss Oct. 10 to Windward.
A tough 23-6 loss to Ventura College on Oct. 24.
Valencia girls volleyball finished off an eighth straight Foothill League championship season with a three-set win over Golden Valley on Thursday at home, 25-10, 25-16, 25-12.
The victory clinched an outright league crown for the Vikings (15-9, 9-1).
Two days, four matches, 52 games and one Foothill League doubles championship capped off a solid tennis performance for Valencia's Emily and Clarice Fraczek.
Hart's Anne Susdorf also proved Thursday she still has the top swing in singles by taking a hard-fought 6-4, 6-3 showdown with West Ranch's Ana Lucia Fuentes to claim her second straight league title.