The men's and women's basketball teams at College of the Canyons both traveled to play in tournaments over the weekend, but neither team came out unscathed.
There was nothing particularly taxing about last Friday night's activities for Joanna Masopust.
It looked like the Saugus boys soccer team was going to escape with a win after a somewhat sloppy game.
This all began a long time ago.
Santa Clarita Christian School boys soccer knew it had a challenge on its hands playing against a team one division above it in the CIF-Southern Section.
Based on the looks on the faces of players after the game, you might have thought Saugus girls soccer lost the game.
In volleyball, sometimes outside hitters get all the glory.
One night after giving up 88 points to Valencia, West Ranch had one goal in mind - play defense.
It was only a matter of time for Canyon.
Valencia girls soccer was not only trying to work in a new offensive system, it was trying to do it while dealing with the elements.
Santa Clarita Christian may have a young team this year, but Trinity has an even younger program.
Hart girls basketball doesn't want to settle for mediocre this season.
Early in the season, some teams are still trying to settle into a groove.
Amidst a difficult non-league schedule, Canyon boys soccer wanted to get a win under its belt after two straight draws.
Golden Valley girls basketball started to figure out how to slow down the quick Gardena offense.
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.