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It's not very often that the tone is set so early in a game, but on Thursday, the West Ranch Wildcats softball team walked out of the first inning with a lead and rode that momentum to its second straight outright Foothill League title.
The Foothill League was thrown a curve ball on Tuesday, and Valencia was one of the beneficiaries.
It's been a while, but on Thursday the Foothill League Finals boys meet is far from a sure thing.
Holding a lead in the seventh inning against the Valencia Vikings is something the Saugus Centurions remember well.
The Hart Indians swim team may have swept its varsity meet with the Canyon Cowboys on Wednesday at Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, but they received more bad news than good.
After dropping one-run games twice last week to Canyon, it was looking like deja vu for the Hart Indians again on Wednesday.
West Ranch Wildcats head coach Bob Shults has repeatedly said this season isn't about defending the team's Foothill League title.
The Saugus Centurions looked determined to put the West Ranch Wildcats title celebration on hold for at least one more game.
Megan Dawe, a 2012 Saugus High graduate and freshman at New York University, was named the school's female Freshman Athlete of the Year, the school's athletic department announced last week.
Saugus High senior and Canyons aquatics swimmer Tara Olson will continue her swimming career in college next season.
Veteran Santa Clarita Valley basketball coach Greg Hayes' scheduled return trip to North Korea this summer has been canceled, he told The Signal this week.
Julianna Carlos had a pretty unique view of Canyon softball games the last two years.
The College of the Canyons Cougars baseball team likely has a pretty attractive resume if it ends up needing an at-large bid into the postseason.
It's been a rough start to Foothill League play for the preleague favorite Saugus Centurions, who entered Thursday's game with the Canyon Cowboys at 1-2 in league.