Uriel Rodriguez couldn't stand to watch his team lose last year.
It's not just that it keeps winning, the Saugus girls basketball team keeps winning in different ways.
Saugus boys basketball applied just enough pressure.
The Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer did what it came so close to doing in recent years.
On Tuesday, Saugus girls basketball put on a game-finishing clinic and in turn pulled off the upset of the Foothill League season.
Canyon boys basketball hadn't forgotten what happened just over two weeks ago.
So far this season, West Ranch boys soccer is the only team that hasn't lost to Hart in Foothill League play.
College of the Canyons men's basketball didn't want a letdown after defeating the state's No. 6-ranked Citrus on Wednesday.
As the second half of Foothill League play opened for the slate of winter sports, a few things can be pointed out.
For the first three quarters, it was anyone's game.
By now, Foothill League teams know Valencia boys basketball likes to play physical.
Wins rarely come easy in the Golden State Athletic Conference.
The Master's College men's basketball team wasn't shooting well.
Don't count them out just yet.
Last year, Hart boys soccer was a work in progress.
For the first nine minutes of the game, Hart boys soccer was on fire.
The first playoff experience for Albert Einstein Academy girls basketball was quick and straight forward.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights boys soccer team had its share of highlights this season.
Oddly enough, it was a goal against that finally sparked West Ranch boys soccer on Tuesday.
The CIF-Southern Section released the boys and girls prep basketball playoff draws on Sunday afternoon, and plenty of Santa Clarita Valley teams are scattered across various postseason brackets.
PACIFIC PALISADES – The newly energized Jason Gore isn't satisfied with just being able to play this week at his favorite PGA Tour event.
At least 24 schools are already committed to participate in Canyon High School's Santa Clarita Valley Track Invitational.
It appears at least one of two local golfers will get to play through the weekend at the Northern Trust Open.
The Valencia Vikings boys soccer team secured second place in the Foothill League by beating West Ranch for the fourth straight time on Thursday at Valencia High.
If there's a team that knows a lot about fortunes changing quickly, it's Hart girls soccer.
PACIFIC PALISADES - An aspiring golfer growing up in Southern California may see the Northern Trust Open in the same light as a young baseball player watching a game in Dodger Stadium for the first time.
Somehow, after five drama-filled chaotic weeks, we have arrived at the conclusion of another Foothill League winter season.
Across the past three years, the Hart High boys soccer team could easily be considered the Foothill League's best team never to win a league title.
Niko Nuyda was there when Canyon soccer was a powerhouse in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Quietly, one of the best rivalries in Santa Clarita Valley sports has been building up for years.