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.
For the young Valencia girls tennis team, the ability to adjust on the fly could be the key to making a run in the playoffs.
If Hart High is headed to the playoffs, it might be going in as one of the more dangerous offensive teams.
A few months ago, Hart High football head coach Mike Herrington didn't shy away from the "playoff talk."
Saugus girls volleyball didn't win its first Foothill League title in 10 years just to duck out in the first round of the playoffs.
It really began to sink in for Nate Sparks about a week ago.
VENTURA - Nothing has come easy this season for College of the Canyons football.
Playoffs are under way for the The Master's College fall sports, and so far, so good for at least one team - men's cross country.
After giving up a couple of big plays defensively in a loss to Hart last week, Valencia's defense took it as point of pride to avoid doing it again.
This year, Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer has put together the ideal formula.
While showing off her scrapes and bruises collected during the soccer game she just played, Hart senior Destinney Duron summed it up nicely.
It doesn't seem like anything can faze this Hart High boys soccer team.
As historical wins go, this one won't go into the ultra-dramatic category.
Even in the good years, College of the Canyons baseball takes a little bit of time to hit its stride.
This isn't a situation Greg Herrick is used to, nor is it something he likes very much.
College of the Canyons sophomore Keke Mathews gave herself somewhat of a New Year's resolution at the start of 2014.
The biggest message Golden Valley girls basketball head coach Kerri Garland tried to convey to her team was how good they were.
Hart girls soccer wasn't about to be pushed around on its home field in the playoffs.
Here was the reward for Albert Einstein Academy boys basketball.
All it took was one goal to calm all the playoff nerves.
In the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IV playoffs, the West Ranch Wildcats boys soccer team ran into an offensive buzz saw.
Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball couldn't wait to get its playoff run started.
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.