A little tweak to the lineup and the whole attitude changed.
The ultimate measuring stick for Foothill League teams in boys tennis is actual league competition.
There wasn't much Canyon pitchers could do about it.
Two years ago, Trinity Classical Academy didn't have a varsity softball team.
There wasn't anything special about what Hart boys volleyball did on Wednesday.
Even the experienced teams need a grace period sometimes.
Even for the most casual of volleyball fans, it's enough to impress.
In non-conference play, The Master's College baseball team looked promising despite its youth.
California teams aren't known for fielding good hockey teams, much less winning championships.
For most of the non-conference season, College of the Canyons softball had been shuffling around its wealth of young players, testing different lineups and positions.
Santa Clarita Christian's baseball team has plenty of early season rust to shake off.
According to head coach Chris Cota, College of the Canyons baseball isn't where it needs to be this season.
The last time Troy Neiman remembers having this much fun playing baseball, he was 12 years old.
It's far too early to start speculating about league titles and CIF competitions, but based on Saturday's track and field meet, the Foothill League has plenty of capable athletes.
First-year Golden Valley softball head coach Hugo Castillo spent an extra few minutes talking to his team after Friday's game.
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.
It was only a routine summer league high school basketball tournament, but Megan Lindsley wasn't letting up a bit.