Sandwiched between a match last Thursday's match with Saugus and next Tuesday's contest with Hart, CIF-Southern Section Division I-A No. 6 Valencia had what can be characterized as a classic trap game when it traveled to take on upstart Canyon on Thursday night.
The rivalry between West Ranch and Valencia girls tennis looked a little but different when the two met at Valencia High School on Wednesday afternoon.
The three ranked Foothill League teams in action last week ran through all the possible outcomes, with a convincing win, a close loss, and an odd tie.
SIMI VALLEY - When Golden Valley running back Leon Jacobs rumbled 76 yards for a go-ahead touchdown in the second quarter, it looked like it might be the spark plug the Grizzlies needed to upset Simi Valley on Friday night at Simi Valley High School.
For the first time in nearly a decade, the Valencia girls volleyball team wasn't playing the part of the defending champion in its Foothill League opener.
"There's nothing like finding out your 11-year-old son has cancer," Dave Koppenhaver says. "That was the worst thing I've ever heard."
The inaugural Mustang Challenge cross country race hosted by The Master's College at Central Park in Saugus on Saturday afternoon went off about as well as the Mustangs could have hoped.
Santa Clarita Christian seems to have righted the ship after starting the season 1-2, as the Cardinals defeated Keppel on Friday 27-0 to record their second straight shutout victory.
Canyon's Zach Wims knew if he could stay close to the leaders at the first Foothill League cross country meet on Thursday afternoon at Central Park he would have a chance to win down the stretch.
One, by one, by one the vaunted Hart singles lineup did what it was expected to do all along - dominate.
The past few seasons of Foothill League girls tennis have been dominated by one matchup: Valencia vs. West Ranch.
When West Ranch sophomore Julia Lynch arrived as a freshman last season, it was understandable that she felt like she'd have a few years to get accustomed to high school tennis.
Hart head coach Chris Mansfield couldn't remember the last time his team won the Valencia Fall Brawl.
A big second half for Desert College of Palm Desert was too much for the Cougars to overcome, as COC lost its third straight game to open the season.
Cade Apsay threw for 329 yards on 17-of-28 passing attempts with four touchdowns and two interceptions as the Canyon offense once again tried to make up for a struggling defense.
When you lose two of the Santa Clarita Valley's top girls volleyball players, it's hard not to say you're rebuilding. But as the Valencia Vikings girls volleyball team showed on Tuesday night against the traditionally strong Notre Dame Academy Regal Gryphons in a 3-2 win, rebuilding doesn't mean the Vikings won't be competitive in 2013. "We are a very young team. There's a lot of learning, but everyone is working really hard," said outside hitter ...