At least one team was able to inject some positivity into a season which has otherwise been a long, difficult one.
This was the match College of the Canyons women's volleyball needed to have.
Even a team with a defense as good as Saugus girls volleyball couldn't stop all the weapons on West Ranch.
Last Friday was the day of important matchups across the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division.
LOS ANGELES - Matt Barkley and Robert Woods, welcome to the USC record books.
Canyons Aquatics Club has become synonymous with the success of Santa Clarita Valley swimming in the past few years.
Saugus has had to deal with heartbreak a couple times already this season.
In years past, the matchup between Valencia and West Ranch girls tennis at the end of the regular season was played for all the marbles.
With a slightly different lineup, Valencia managed to fend off a pesky Golden Valley team on Wednesday to complete the season sweep.
It was a pressure-packed matchup last time Hart and West Ranch girls volleyball met in their Foothill League openers.
It was an unusually thin field running on an unusual day of the week.
As far as the Foothill League was concerned, last week wasn't much of an opportunity for major movement in the polls.
When Zach Wims came from behind to win the season's first Foothill League cross country race last month, it only confirmed what the Canyon coaching staff had been saying about the senior all along.
For the second time this week, two of the Foothill League's top girls volleyball teams were pitted against each other.
An impressive start to conference play hit a barricade on Wednesday night for College of the Canyons volleyball.
No matter how the Foothill League shakes out in baseball, the Valencia Vikings may very well enter the postseason as the hottest team.
West Ranch baseball needed a win and West Ranch sophomore Jason Drees needed a hit.
In what was billed as tighter-than-usual competition among the Foothill League track and field contingent, the league finals were every bit as dramatic as expected on Thursday at College of the Canyons.
At this point in the season, no team is looking for style points.
This is Valencia Vikings baseball.
In terms of drama and surprises, the Foothill League prelims aren't usually stocked full of them.
All Valencia High junior Quinton Tilley was trying to do was play a steady round of golf on Monday.
Valencia graduate and professional golfer Max Homa appears to have found his groove again after a rough first few months of the year.
Springtime is usually when local boys volleyball players get to be the center of attention.
College of the Canyons softball needed a big turnaround on Sunday in order to keep its playoff run alive.
For so long, Max Nua was the anonymous little kid wandering around the gym and doing his best to kill time until practice was over.
It's doubtful any athlete grows up wishing he/she could some day compete at a community college.
Saugus track and field hasn't been at its best or healthiest all season.
Nothing seemed to be going right for West Ranch baseball in the first six innings.