Saugus figured out its offensive game plan early on - give the ball to Megan Dawe.
Promise and potential may be nice to talk about, but playing consistently and delivering under pressure were the qualities that won All-Foothill League honors in girls volleyball this year.
Basketball season is now in full swing at The Master's College, but the women's soccer could steal the headlines this week when it competes in the NAIA Tournament.
VENTURA - Against a team the caliber of St. Bonaventure, opportunities are at a premium.
Normally, a coach might spend the week before a game preparing to play the opponent.
At first glance, it was far from the type of finish College of the Canyons was hoping for in 2010.
As a young team, College of the Canyons men's basketball needs as much experience in close games as possible.
Closeness was never the problem.
BAKERSFIELD - From a spectator's standpoint, it was all the excitement one could hope for in a football game.
REDONDO BEACH - The years of waiting are over.
Make no mistake about it.
Valencia knew its opponent wanted to slow the game down and control the clock by running the ball.
West Ranch needed to play its best football the past two weeks to get into the postseason.
NEWPORT BEACH - It may not have been the type of ending West Ranch girls tennis had hoped for, but in some ways it was fitting.
As Valencia gets deeper into the CIF-Southern Section Division III tennis playoffs, its depth plays an increasing role.
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.
This year, Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer has put together the ideal formula.
While showing off her scrapes and bruises collected during the soccer game she just played, Hart senior Destinney Duron summed it up nicely.
It doesn't seem like anything can faze this Hart High boys soccer team.
As historical wins go, this one won't go into the ultra-dramatic category.
Even in the good years, College of the Canyons baseball takes a little bit of time to hit its stride.
This isn't a situation Greg Herrick is used to, nor is it something he likes very much.
College of the Canyons sophomore Keke Mathews gave herself somewhat of a New Year's resolution at the start of 2014.