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.
Canyon boys basketball was getting tired of watching other teams celebrate at its expense.
Imagine a scenario where Valencia boys soccer is playing for a chance at a Foothill League title.
So far, Canyon girls basketball has only had one close call.
The Master's College women's basketball proved it can come back against a difficult conference opponent.
All it took was one missed free throw.
Canyon boys soccer can't seem to find itself in the right place at the right time.
Santa Clarita Christian girls basketball knew it had a challenging task ahead of it.
It was there for the taking.
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.