When in doubt, the No. 1 ranked community college women's volleyball team in the state could always go back to its 6-feet and above players.
Trinity Classical Academy won its first playoff game in school history, but that's just a small step on the way to what the team hopes is something much bigger.
It was there for the taking.
For a team that's been all-but out of the playoff hunt for a few weeks now and likely won't even earn a spot in a bowl game, College of the Canyons football could easily be seen as a team running short on motivations.
For the young Valencia girls tennis team, the ability to adjust on the fly could be the key to making a run in the playoffs.
If Hart High is headed to the playoffs, it might be going in as one of the more dangerous offensive teams.
A few months ago, Hart High football head coach Mike Herrington didn't shy away from the "playoff talk."
Saugus girls volleyball didn't win its first Foothill League title in 10 years just to duck out in the first round of the playoffs.
It really began to sink in for Nate Sparks about a week ago.
VENTURA - Nothing has come easy this season for College of the Canyons football.
Playoffs are under way for the The Master's College fall sports, and so far, so good for at least one team - men's cross country.
After giving up a couple of big plays defensively in a loss to Hart last week, Valencia's defense took it as point of pride to avoid doing it again.
Trinity Classical Academy football might be out of its league, and not in a bad way.
Saugus High co-athletic director Jeff Hallman said he floated the idea to an old friend of taking over as the school's head track and field coach earlier this year.
It was a matchup of two teams with similar intentions.
It turns out the Foothill League's Player of the Year in baseball and the state's leading home run hitter was supposed to be an All-CIF selection after all.
A big group of Santa Clarita Valley athletes made it on All-CIF lists, which were unveiled Monday by the Southern Section, but one of the biggest reveals of the day was a name that didn't show up anywhere.
A lot of coaches like to fly under the radar as much as possible.
The minute school ends for the summer, it becomes football season in the Santa Clarita Valley.
College of the Canyons head football coach Ted Iacenda doesn't lack any ambition when it comes to recruiting.
It's no wonder Valencia High School's baseball team featured such a dangerous lineup this season.
Editor's note: Today marks the fifth in a series in which we recognize athletes at the local high schools who represent their respective schools not so much by what they do on the field, but off of it. We call them "More than an athlete."
Editor's note: Today marks the second in a series in which we recognize athletes at the local high schools who represent their respective schools not so much by what they do on the field, but off of it. We call them "More than an athlete."
Though Foothill League football teams appear to be competing in a more difficult playoff division, one California football expert says that doesn't mean another championship is out of the question.
Jeff Gilkey is stepping down as co-head coach of Valencia High School's cross country and track and field programs, he confirmed last week.
It's not as if the 2014 track and field season didn't have it's highlight moments and admirable performances.
It won't go down as a day of outright glory for two local athletes.
With current and former players getting into the mix, Saturday was a big day for the College of the Canyons baseball program.
Nathan Bultman had to wait all day for his event to start.
The dates have been announced for the third annual Foothill Invitational girls volleyball tournament coming up this summer in the Santa Clarita Valley.