Uriel Rodriguez couldn't stand to watch his team lose last year.
It's not just that it keeps winning, the Saugus girls basketball team keeps winning in different ways.
Saugus boys basketball applied just enough pressure.
The Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer did what it came so close to doing in recent years.
On Tuesday, Saugus girls basketball put on a game-finishing clinic and in turn pulled off the upset of the Foothill League season.
Canyon boys basketball hadn't forgotten what happened just over two weeks ago.
So far this season, West Ranch boys soccer is the only team that hasn't lost to Hart in Foothill League play.
College of the Canyons men's basketball didn't want a letdown after defeating the state's No. 6-ranked Citrus on Wednesday.
As the second half of Foothill League play opened for the slate of winter sports, a few things can be pointed out.
For the first three quarters, it was anyone's game.
By now, Foothill League teams know Valencia boys basketball likes to play physical.
Wins rarely come easy in the Golden State Athletic Conference.
The Master's College men's basketball team wasn't shooting well.
Don't count them out just yet.
Last year, Hart boys soccer was a work in progress.
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.