As Canyon goalkeeper Robert Nudya made his way off the field after a boys soccer matchup against West Ranch, he just couldn't hold back his emotions.
While Valencia and Canyon boys soccer remained gridlocked, the top two teams in the Foothill League further distanced themselves from the field.
Valencia boys basketball may have lost the game, but it made another addition to an already deep roster on Friday night.
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.
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.
This year, Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer has put together the ideal formula.