The strategy for Saugus girls volleyball was simple: Wait for the other team to make mistakes.
With so much at stake next Tuesday in its match with Valencia, the importance of Thursday's match with Golden Valley wasn't lost upon the Hart High girls volleyball team.
The top seeds in both the doubles and singles brackets held up in Thursday's Foothill League Finals at the Paseo Club, as Hart's duo of Proyfon Lohaphaisan and Natalia Munoz were machine-like in their march to a doubles title and Canyon's Katrina DeGuzman cruised in singles.
Let's get this out of the way.
Day one of the Foothill League girls tennis finals went as expected at The Paseo Club on Wednesday, with the favorites rolling and only two of the 24 matches requiring a decisive third set.
If one Santa Clarita Valley athlete could make a team event about an individual, it's Golden Valley High junior golfer Elisa Pierre.
At this point in the season, Hart girls volleyball players feel like they'll eventually figure out how to crack any opponent.
Not one football team in the CIF-Southern Section West Valley Division top 10 lost this week.
On one hand, you have the future of Santa Clarita Valley girls golf with fast-rising West Ranch freshman Mack Bailey.
Santa Clarita Christian head football coach Garrick Moss summed it up in one sentence after Saturday's game.
Usually, there's a certain allure to the biggest high school cross country meet in the country.
LOS ANGELES - Animo Leadership would have had trouble keeping up with Trinity Classical Academy had they played a mistake-free game on Saturday night at Locke High School.
Sifting through all this dirty yellow laundry to find the one missing piece of information that matters is tough.
The way Valencia is playing, you'd think the Vikings were ready to win their sixth straight Foothill League title.
Unlike their first two Foothill League games of the season, the Hart Indians didn't need a second half comeback to earn a victory on Friday night at Canyon High School.
Canyon High sophomore Alyssa Aguilar told herself she was going to score.
Two Foothill Leaguers were honored with All-State Underclass recognition this week from CalHiSports.
Hart High boys basketball head coach Tom Kelly said once an Indian always an Indian.
What does determination look like?
Not many expected the young and inexperienced West Ranch boys basketball team to be a serious threat in the Foothill League this season - the Wildcats have only four seniors on the roster.
After nearly two years of Foothill League futility, Saugus boys basketball isn't about to be picky about the way its losing streak finally ends.
If momentum was what the Valencia Vikings boys basketball team was looking for early in a critical week, the jury's out on if they got it Tuesday.
The Foothill League girls soccer standings are tight.
Francisco Perez was an absolute menace to the West Ranch Wildcats' defense on Tuesday at West Ranch High School.
Youth has caused one of the Santa Clarita Valley's most prolific goal scorers to change her game a bit this season and become more defensive-minded.
There is a method behind the madness of Brendan Moskal.
To get himself going prior to games, West Ranch High senior basketball player Ryan Beddeo will plug his bud headphones into his ears.
It might have seemed crazy for Trinity Classical Academy, a school of just over 120 high school students, to schedule Foothill League teams Canyon, Valencia, West Ranch and Golden Valley the past two seasons.
There was no pomp and circumstance whatsoever for Chad Phillips in his return to Canyon High School, the place where he coached for 12 successful years.
After a hard-fought loss to Canyon on Tuesday, West Ranch boys basketball head coach Shant Bicakci knew his team would need a victory against the Saugus Centurions Friday night to remain tied atop the Foothill League standings.