Uriel Rodriguez couldn't stand to watch his team lose last year.
It's not just that it keeps winning, the Saugus girls basketball team keeps winning in different ways.
Saugus boys basketball applied just enough pressure.
The Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer did what it came so close to doing in recent years.
On Tuesday, Saugus girls basketball put on a game-finishing clinic and in turn pulled off the upset of the Foothill League season.
Canyon boys basketball hadn't forgotten what happened just over two weeks ago.
So far this season, West Ranch boys soccer is the only team that hasn't lost to Hart in Foothill League play.
College of the Canyons men's basketball didn't want a letdown after defeating the state's No. 6-ranked Citrus on Wednesday.
As the second half of Foothill League play opened for the slate of winter sports, a few things can be pointed out.
For the first three quarters, it was anyone's game.
By now, Foothill League teams know Valencia boys basketball likes to play physical.
Wins rarely come easy in the Golden State Athletic Conference.
The Master's College men's basketball team wasn't shooting well.
Don't count them out just yet.
Last year, Hart boys soccer was a work in progress.
Among all the chaos of the Foothill League track and field finals, there was a big moment which was somewhat lost in the shuffle.
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.