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 league champion was going to be decided by this match, but that didn't take away from its importance.
It wasn't quite the same field on hand this year at the 28th annual Santa Clarita Valley Cross Country Invitational, but that didn't take much away from the event on Saturday at Castaic Lake.
You don't become the most prolific wide receiver in California high school football history without knowing how to deliver in the spotlight.
Hart girls volleyball head coach Mary Keen said she prefers her team to fly under the radar, no matter how good.
On one side of the field, a top 10-ranked team in the nation demonstrated its depth and speed throughout the day.
For the second time in his decorated collegiate career, University of California, Berkeley senior Max Homa was named Pac-12 Golfer of the Month.
As slowly as Trinity Classical Academy started, it finished things off in a hurry.
It wasn't that long ago you could have made the statement: Delaney Knudsen wouldn't know volleyball if it her in the face.
Gone are the days of a clear favorite on top of the Foothill League and a handful of easy wins at the bottom.
College of the Canyons women's soccer did just about everything to justify its national ranking on Tuesday.
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.
It was a fairly quiet way for Valencia boys volleyball to officially stake claim to a Foothill League title on Tuesday.