This was the match College of the Canyons women's volleyball needed to have.
Even a team with a defense as good as Saugus girls volleyball couldn't stop all the weapons on West Ranch.
Last Friday was the day of important matchups across the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division.
LOS ANGELES - Matt Barkley and Robert Woods, welcome to the USC record books.
Canyons Aquatics Club has become synonymous with the success of Santa Clarita Valley swimming in the past few years.
Saugus has had to deal with heartbreak a couple times already this season.
In years past, the matchup between Valencia and West Ranch girls tennis at the end of the regular season was played for all the marbles.
With a slightly different lineup, Valencia managed to fend off a pesky Golden Valley team on Wednesday to complete the season sweep.
It was a pressure-packed matchup last time Hart and West Ranch girls volleyball met in their Foothill League openers.
It was an unusually thin field running on an unusual day of the week.
As far as the Foothill League was concerned, last week wasn't much of an opportunity for major movement in the polls.
When Zach Wims came from behind to win the season's first Foothill League cross country race last month, it only confirmed what the Canyon coaching staff had been saying about the senior all along.
For the second time this week, two of the Foothill League's top girls volleyball teams were pitted against each other.
An impressive start to conference play hit a barricade on Wednesday night for College of the Canyons volleyball.
No league champion was going to be decided by this match, but that didn't take away from its importance.
It's become expected of Valencia athletics to stand among the top of the Santa Clarita Valley.
The evil empire is back.
The writing was on the wall for UCLA golfer and Valencia High graduate Alison Lee.
LOS ANGELES - Trevor Bauer insisted he didn't feel any different while pitching at the home of his favorite childhood baseball team for the first time.
When it comes to athletics, College of the Canyons takes a lot of pride in being one of the top community college programs in California.
Oh, how little things have changed in the last six months.
Natalie Rodriguez was one hundredth of a second short of winning her first Foothill League track and field title this year.
Even after the single most impressive moment of the season for any Foothill League athlete, Nathan Bultman didn't go home satisfied.
It's already been a busy summer for Valencia's Devin Davis.
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.