Samantha Ortega is still feeling the sting of last week's second-place finish at the CIF State Cross Country championships.
Hart football did more than just win a CIF championship on Friday night.
The Hart Indians may have taken a more circuitous route than it expected this season.
Near-freezing temperatures outside weren't enough to keep Santa Clarita Valley football fans away from this one.
Thirty-five days ago, a dejected Hart Indians football team walked off the field at College of the Canyons after a stunning loss to the Valencia Vikings.
Even the most basic questions were difficult to comprehend.
How will history judge Hart High senior Connor Wingenroth?
The Master's College women's volleyball team needed all five sets to get past MidAmerica Nazarene University of Kansas on Tuesday in the opening round of the NAIA National tournament in Sioux City, Iowa.
While the Hart Indians have gathered headlines for their gaudy, and at times, record-breaking offensive performances, there's another big element to this team bound for a CIF-Southern Section Northern Division championship game this Friday against Valencia.
The writing was on the wall all season for Saugus girls cross country.
FRESNO – The term "Saugus dynasty" has been given new meaning.
Third place in the Foothill League seems like a distant memory for the Hart Indians.
Three months ago, it wouldn't have been so surprising to see the Hart Indians football team playing in a semifinal playoff game.
Where Hart High's offensive line was packed with experience last year and full of confidence, the unit is in many ways the opposite of that this season.
Despite a stellar regular season and the team's first Western State Conference, South Division championship in 13 years, College of the Canyons women's volleyball still didn't get to play a home game in the first round of the playoffs.
Hart boys basketball wasn't just the best team in the Foothill League this year. It was dominant.
Canyon and Valencia girls basketball were split right down the middle this season.
SANTA ANA - The significance of Saturday's game was not lost on Santa Clarita Christian's athletic department.
Two Santa Clarita Valley basketball teams will have a chance to play for a state championship.
The season will continue for at least one more game for Hart High girls soccer, which earned a No. 5 seed in the CIF Southern California Regional Division II Soccer Championship.
SANTA ANA - Trinity Classical Academy sophomore Ian Caddow said he hadn't felt fully healthy all season long.
A picture hangs on the wall of James Mosley's office at Santa Clarita Christian School recognizing the school's 2009-10 boys basketball team.
Even with the magnitude of its upcoming game, Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball can't consider this a David vs. Goliath situation.
ANAHEIM - Don't expect the Canyon boys basketball team to say they were just happy to be here.
The Hart High boys soccer team advanced to the CIF quarterfinals only twice since 1983.
It's a perfect contrast.
The Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer team beat Tarbut V'Torah 4-0 on Saturday night in a CIF-Southern Section Division VII quarterfinal game at College of the Canyons.
The Master's College women's basketball is right where it wants to be at this point in the season.
At this point in the playoffs, nothing comes easy.
Nothing was going to get in the way of the Trinity Classical Academy Knights boys basketball team against the Laguna Blanca Owls of Santa Barbara in the CIF-Southern Section Division VI semifinals.