All the pressure was on Valencia.
Hart boys volleyball has many different formulas for success.
Alec Schlossman had every reason not to play volleyball.
Just winning a couple games isn't enough for Canyon baseball this year.
It isn't that Hart boys volleyball isn't taking its opponents seriously.
Sometimes the best way to judge a pitcher is to based on his response when under duress.
A decade ago, Valencia boys volleyball was nothing more than an up-and-coming program at a relatively new school.
Closing in on the last few series of the season, The Master's College baseball needs to win games any way it can.
Canyon baseball had the hitting part figured out. It was just a matter of doing it with runners on base.
Everyone knew what was at stake.
The hard-fought wins can often be the most rewarding ones.
Saugus was caught by surprise, but managed to find its stride before it was too late.
When it came down to a couple of sets, the boys tennis team with more firepower at the top of the lineup held the advantage.
Everyone knows it's a part of sports.
When Fausto Arana took over the Hart boys soccer program in 2008, he knew it would take a couple of years to create a winning team.
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.