Defense kept College of the Canyons football in the game all night long, the offense just came alive a bit too late.
PASADENA - For the second straight week, Saugus football found itself behind late in the game.
Big surprise, West Ranch football has a potent offense.
The best news for Golden Valley is there are still nine games to play this season.
At this point in the season, Canyon girls volleyball coach Brandon Johnson is still evaluating his team and trying to figure out where it stacks up.
The quarterback situation was uncertain for Hart High football coming into the season.
Given last year's success at the freshman level, Hart High junior varsity football was supposed to be set up for a dominant season in the Foothill League this year.
Coming off a strong defensive season for Hart football last year, the question could have received a number of different responses.
Usually, a high school player's first experience at the varsity level is a moment to cherish.
When Robert Fisher took over as varsity football head coach at Golden Valley earlier this month, one of his pledges was to fully incorporate all three levels in the program.
Talent isn't so much the issue.
Hart football struggled with consistency and ball control on offense last year.
Several months worth of meetings, workouts and passing camps with one coach.
Wacky offensive plays and a flashy, multi-colored ball may not be what comes to mind when the term "professional basketball" is thrown around.
The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series wrapped up its Santa Clarita Valley leg on Thursday, and the locals had trouble keeping up with the pack.
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.
The Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer team beat Tarbut V'Torah 4-0 on Saturday night in a CIF-Southern Section Division VII quarterfinal game at College of the Canyons.
The Master's College women's basketball is right where it wants to be at this point in the season.
At this point in the playoffs, nothing comes easy.
Nothing was going to get in the way of the Trinity Classical Academy Knights boys basketball team against the Laguna Blanca Owls of Santa Barbara in the CIF-Southern Section Division VI semifinals.