OAK PARK - Facing top-tier competition was nothing new to Valencia boys volleyball.
Take a good look at that playoff bracket.
The Master's College men's golf team came up short of a bid to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics National Championship after finishing second in the NAIA Regional Championship earlier this week.
It's anyone's guess how Valencia boys volleyball kept running into trouble in the CIF-Southern Section Division II quarterfinals the past three seasons.
Refuse to lose?
Taylor Schubert has always been an athlete.
Max Homa continues to rake in the awards this year. The Valencia High graduate and University of California, Berkeley golfer was named to the All-Pac-12 second team on Monday.
The higher pressure the situation, the better West Ranch boys volleyball seems to perform.
It started with a few mishaps at the beginning.
The Valencia High School gym was mostly empty, and fairly quiet.
West Ranch boys volleyball is catching fire just in time.
At this point in the season, the result is all that matters.
It's been six weeks since College of the Canyons softball lost a game.
After finishing as Foothill League boys volleyball champions with a perfect 10-0 run through league play, Valencia became the league's only team to earn a home match in the first round of the playoffs this year.
It's no longer about winning league for Valencia baseball.
Oddly enough, it was a goal against that finally sparked West Ranch boys soccer on Tuesday.
The CIF-Southern Section released the boys and girls prep basketball playoff draws on Sunday afternoon, and plenty of Santa Clarita Valley teams are scattered across various postseason brackets.
PACIFIC PALISADES – The newly energized Jason Gore isn't satisfied with just being able to play this week at his favorite PGA Tour event.
At least 24 schools are already committed to participate in Canyon High School's Santa Clarita Valley Track Invitational.
It appears at least one of two local golfers will get to play through the weekend at the Northern Trust Open.
The Valencia Vikings boys soccer team secured second place in the Foothill League by beating West Ranch for the fourth straight time on Thursday at Valencia High.
If there's a team that knows a lot about fortunes changing quickly, it's Hart girls soccer.
PACIFIC PALISADES - An aspiring golfer growing up in Southern California may see the Northern Trust Open in the same light as a young baseball player watching a game in Dodger Stadium for the first time.
Somehow, after five drama-filled chaotic weeks, we have arrived at the conclusion of another Foothill League winter season.
Across the past three years, the Hart High boys soccer team could easily be considered the Foothill League's best team never to win a league title.
Niko Nuyda was there when Canyon soccer was a powerhouse in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Quietly, one of the best rivalries in Santa Clarita Valley sports has been building up for years.
On Friday, Hart boys soccer played like a team that wanted to make sure no one could catch up in the Foothill League.
It was more a feeling of relief than one of thrill for the Hart Indians boys basketball team on Friday.
This is the time of year when every game, every play, every possession is magnified.