The Valencia High School gym was mostly empty, and fairly quiet.
West Ranch boys volleyball is catching fire just in time.
At this point in the season, the result is all that matters.
It's been six weeks since College of the Canyons softball lost a game.
After finishing as Foothill League boys volleyball champions with a perfect 10-0 run through league play, Valencia became the league's only team to earn a home match in the first round of the playoffs this year.
It's no longer about winning league for Valencia baseball.
With one hit, Saugus softball revived its stance as a Foothill League title contender.
West Ranch put together a complete performance to come from behind and beat Canyon 6-4 on Thursday night at the William S. Hart PONY Complex.
Saugus baseball knew what was ahead in the final two weeks of Foothill League play.
On paper, West Ranch boys volleyball had nothing to play for.
College of the Canyons baseball had to grind its way just to earn a chance at a playoff game, then it had to grind once it got there.
Two years ago, the closest Zach Pearce had come to a volleyball court was watching a buddy of his play on the freshman team.
Regular seasons are just about done in most spring sports at The Master's College, but some teams are only just beginning.
Hart High graduate Delano Howell didn't hear his name called during this weekend's NFL Draft, but he'll be wearing an NFL uniform very soon.
Call it scrappiness or call it luck.
It was only a routine summer league high school basketball tournament, but Megan Lindsley wasn't letting up a bit.
The way the Trinity Classical Academy Knights boys basketball team sees it, every extra game they get to play is a bonus.
On the heels of one of the most impressive basketball seasons in College of the Canyons history, sophomore Keke Mathews earned two major honors this week.
After 28 games, four months and a whole lot of historical accomplishments, Hart girls soccer didn't quite have the energy for one more rally.
Hart boys basketball wasn't just the best team in the Foothill League this year. It was dominant.
Canyon and Valencia girls basketball were split right down the middle this season.
SANTA ANA - The significance of Saturday's game was not lost on Santa Clarita Christian's athletic department.
Two Santa Clarita Valley basketball teams will have a chance to play for a state championship.
The season will continue for at least one more game for Hart High girls soccer, which earned a No. 5 seed in the CIF Southern California Regional Division II Soccer Championship.
SANTA ANA - Trinity Classical Academy sophomore Ian Caddow said he hadn't felt fully healthy all season long.
A picture hangs on the wall of James Mosley's office at Santa Clarita Christian School recognizing the school's 2009-10 boys basketball team.
Even with the magnitude of its upcoming game, Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball can't consider this a David vs. Goliath situation.
ANAHEIM - Don't expect the Canyon boys basketball team to say they were just happy to be here.
The Hart High boys soccer team advanced to the CIF quarterfinals only twice since 1983.
It's a perfect contrast.