VENTURA - As much of an up-and-down season as it's been for Canyon football, it all came to an end in the same location against the same team as last year, and in similar fashion.
In the first round of the playoffs, Canyon got all its scoring done in one quarter.
In football, crowds are drawn to high-scoring games and football teams with flashy offenses.
Perseverance apparently pays off.
The Master's College men's basketball team has plenty to be happy about just five games into its season.
This is starting to become a routine result for Trinity Classical Academy football.
As difficult of a night as it was for Santa Clarita Christian School football, head coach Garrick Moss took solace in the overall success of the school's first attempt at the 11-man game.
Take away as many wins as you want to from Canyon High football on paper.
Favorite or underdog, good playoff draw or not, Saugus football isn't going to change anything.
It would have been easy for Santa Clarita Christian School to keep playing 8-man football.
When it became clear West Ranch girls tennis wasn't going to coast its way into the semifinals, the team referred back to a simple motto.
When in doubt, the No. 1 ranked community college women's volleyball team in the state could always go back to its 6-feet and above players.
Trinity Classical Academy won its first playoff game in school history, but that's just a small step on the way to what the team hopes is something much bigger.
It was there for the taking.
For a team that's been all-but out of the playoff hunt for a few weeks now and likely won't even earn a spot in a bowl game, College of the Canyons football could easily be seen as a team running short on motivations.
Valencia High School baseball player Devin Davis got to go deep at a Major League Baseball stadium.
The best way to explain how an athlete can qualify as exciting is to define the term - and not simply in a dictionary sense.
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.