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.
Trinity Classical Academy football might be out of its league, and not in a bad way.
Saugus High co-athletic director Jeff Hallman said he floated the idea to an old friend of taking over as the school's head track and field coach earlier this year.
It was a matchup of two teams with similar intentions.
All of a sudden West Ranch boys golf is looking vulnerable.
All they wanted to do was get into the playoffs.
Can you consider one nonwinning year a drought?
Sunday will be a memorable day for Valencia graduate Alison Lee for a lot of different reasons.
Canyon High senior Cole Mears has always considered himself a utility player.
This is a good time of year for College of the Canyons softball.
For track and field coaches, it's always a balancing act between worrying about winning team competitions and figuring out how to keep their best athletes ready for the end of the season.
Saugus boys volleyball isn't going away quietly after falling short to Valencia earlier in the week.
A lot of weight was on the shoulders of a select number of athletes for Golden Valley girls track and field.