At least one team was able to inject some positivity into a season which has otherwise been a long, difficult one.
This was the match College of the Canyons women's volleyball needed to have.
Even a team with a defense as good as Saugus girls volleyball couldn't stop all the weapons on West Ranch.
Last Friday was the day of important matchups across the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division.
LOS ANGELES - Matt Barkley and Robert Woods, welcome to the USC record books.
Canyons Aquatics Club has become synonymous with the success of Santa Clarita Valley swimming in the past few years.
Saugus has had to deal with heartbreak a couple times already this season.
In years past, the matchup between Valencia and West Ranch girls tennis at the end of the regular season was played for all the marbles.
With a slightly different lineup, Valencia managed to fend off a pesky Golden Valley team on Wednesday to complete the season sweep.
It was a pressure-packed matchup last time Hart and West Ranch girls volleyball met in their Foothill League openers.
It was an unusually thin field running on an unusual day of the week.
As far as the Foothill League was concerned, last week wasn't much of an opportunity for major movement in the polls.
When Zach Wims came from behind to win the season's first Foothill League cross country race last month, it only confirmed what the Canyon coaching staff had been saying about the senior all along.
For the second time this week, two of the Foothill League's top girls volleyball teams were pitted against each other.
An impressive start to conference play hit a barricade on Wednesday night for College of the Canyons volleyball.
This season has been a learning experience for two local golfers.
Just a couple of months removed from its Foothill League championship baseball season, Hart is well on its way to replacing, adding and bolstering its talented roster.
Mark Crawford doesn't want to be labeled "the athletic principal" at West Ranch High School, but his background speaks for itself when it comes to his love of sports.
It's comical to look back at what the outside world thought of Saugus boys cross country in late September.
Valencia High School baseball player Devin Davis got to go deep at a Major League Baseball stadium.
The best way to explain how an athlete can qualify as exciting is to define the term - and not simply in a dictionary sense.
It's become expected of Valencia athletics to stand among the top of the Santa Clarita Valley.
The evil empire is back.
The writing was on the wall for UCLA golfer and Valencia High graduate Alison Lee.
LOS ANGELES - Trevor Bauer insisted he didn't feel any different while pitching at the home of his favorite childhood baseball team for the first time.
When it comes to athletics, College of the Canyons takes a lot of pride in being one of the top community college programs in California.
Oh, how little things have changed in the last six months.
Natalie Rodriguez was one hundredth of a second short of winning her first Foothill League track and field title this year.
Even after the single most impressive moment of the season for any Foothill League athlete, Nathan Bultman didn't go home satisfied.
It's already been a busy summer for Valencia's Devin Davis.