Whether it was a gradual improvement or it happened all at once, Hart boys volleyball is playing its best at the right time.
The Saugus High athletics program continues to get national recognition this season, as the Saugus girls soccer team finished ranked in the final ESPNHS Powerade Fab 50 Girls' Soccer Winter Rankings and the softball team entered the ESPNHS Cal-High Sports Softball Top 20 list.
At least one streak will continue for another year.
Canyon left fielder Kaelie Doyle backed up to within three feet of the fence, then squeezed her glove around a fly ball for the final out of the game.
The tennis gods haven't been kind to Tommy LaBat.
Two weeks ago it was Anthony Pizzo.
For the first time in the history of The Master's College track and field, a runner has broken the 14-minute barrier in the 5,000-meter race.
West Ranch baseball hoped for nothing more than a solid three or four innings from starting pitcher Avery Ortiz.
When in doubt, just set Alec Schlossman.
Coming off a pair of pressure-packed one-run losses last week, Saugus baseball wasn't looking for any drama this time around.
It wasn't exactly perfect.
It was a record-breaking week for College of the Canyons sports in more ways than one.
On Friday, The Master's College's record-breaking runners Anthony Pizzo and John Gilbertson accepted yet another invitation to a highly-prestigious track and field event.
Two weeks after rewriting the school record books at a prestigious track and field meet, a pair of athletes from The Master's college accepted and invitation to another one.
A new volleyball movement is trending in Southern California, and the Santa Clarita Valley is very much involved.
The bounce-back season is in full effect for Valencia boys volleyball.
With all five of its scorers finishing within seven strokes of each other, the steady and consistent West Ranch Wildcats won the Foothill League's opening match with a total score of 398 on Tuesday at Valencia Country Club.
Call it an exhibition game all you want.
Valencia's Dylan Thomas said he wasn't feeling well when he woke up on Friday morning.
It was April 19 of last year when Golden Valley and Canyon boys track and field went at it.
After building up its program for years, the Golden Valley girls track and field team finally reached the pinnacle last year by winning its first Foothill League championship in school history.
It only took one game for West Ranch boys volleyball to get back into its Foothill League groove.
The 2013-14 season was a big winter for Santa Clarita Valley prep sports.
It took more than a decade to get to the point where this statement could honestly be made about the Foothill League boys volleyball season: It's anyone's title.
Last season, Valencia's boys volleyball coaching staff had no other choice but to hand the keys to Kyle Ensing.
College of the Canyons head coach Chris Cota is hoping his team's loss on Saturday will fall in the category of a bump in the road rather than a trend setter.
Hart High's trend of playing tight ball games and relying on pitching looks like it might be carrying over from last season.
For the second year in a row, The Master's College women's basketball team entered the national tournament with high hopes only to see them come crashing down much earlier than expected.
It was not a case of love at first sight, but it's no doubt a love story.
The Hart girls soccer team was building up to this type of season.