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.
BAKERSFIELD - Everything was going as planned for College of the Canyons football in its regular-season finale on Saturday afternoon.
College of the Canyons football still has hopes of making the Southern California playoffs.
Less than two weeks ago, Valencia lost handily to El Dorado of Placentia in the Redondo Power Classic Tournament.
Saugus' Jaclyn Clark did everything she could to keep her team alive Thursday night.
Canyon and Golden Valley are in very different situations at this point in the football season.
Valencia girls volleyball hasn't lost in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IA playoffs since 2005.
Coming into the 2010 season, West Ranch head girls volleyball coach Nate Sparks knew his team was young.
The College of the Canyons defense knew it would have to contain the elusive Ventura College quarterback to have a chance to win the game.
College of the Canyons football is predicated on two principles - attitude and effort.
It's nothing spectacular, but it works for Saugus.
Valencia had already assured itself at least a share of a ninth straight Foothill League championship in girls volleyball.
Saugus closed out its 2010 regular season with authority, topping the Golden Valley Grizzlies in three games Thursday night at Saugus High School.
The offseason is over and training camp is officially in session for all 32 teams in the National Football League.
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.