The top-seeded Hart Indians received quite the scare from Santa Paula in the opening round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IV boys soccer playoffs on Friday.
For so many years, Valencia's basketball's staple has been its transition offense.
On paper, it seemed like the Hart boys basketball team cruised in the opening round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIA playoffs.
The Saugus boys soccer team had to feel good about playing Cate High School to a halftime draw in the opening round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IV playoffs.
The up-and-down ride for Valencia boys soccer came to a stop on Friday.
All Saugus boys basketball wanted was a taste of postseason play.
Long ride there, easy one back.
In a year filled with promise, a perfect storm of events were just too much for Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball to fight through.
One season removed from its CIF-Southern Section Division VIA championship, the Trinity Classical Academy boys basketball team knew its move to Division IVA would be tough.
This is starting to look pretty familiar.
The West Ranch girls soccer team may have taken a one-goal lead into halftime of its CIF-Southern Section Division II first round playoff game against Westlake on Thursday, but it had to be wary of the way the Warriors responded.
In only their second playoff appearance in program history, nerves were running high for the Albert Einstein girls basketball team.
The timing wasn't quite right for Trinity Classical Academy girls basketball this season.
Three years ago, Santa Clarita Christian girls basketball didn't even have a team because it didn't have enough girls.
Sure, there were tactical adjustments made. But more than anything else, the Canyon girls soccer team simply decided it wasn't ready to put this season in the books just yet.
For most of the day, Thursday's first-round CIF-Southern Section Division I matchup between West Ranch and Edison of Huntington Beach was characterized by pitching and defense.
If it's not clear, Saugus baseball is a force to be reckoned with.
If it wasn't already abundantly clear how important pitching is in the CIF baseball playoffs, here's all the evidence you need.
It took eight innings of knocking on the door before the Valencia softball team was finally able to break through.
LOS ANGELES - It's hard to say which one of Valencia Vikings pitcher Kevin Chandler's pitches on Thursday at Loyola High was more important - his 107th or his 139th?
It would be fair to say Trinity Classical Academy baseball survived in CIF-Southern Section Division VII first round.
Timing is everything in sports, but for Santa Clarita Christian School it was a different sort of timing that may have cost them in the postseason.
The Santa Clarita Christian baseball team continued its run of dominance on Thursday afternoon.
For a few innings, Albert Einstein Academy baseball was in the midst of a battle.
Hart's chances were few and far between in Thursday's CIF-Southern Section Division I first round 10-0 loss to Canyon of Anaheim.
As Valencia boys volleyball drops one opponent after another, the same message keeps ringing out.
Canyon baseball's Adam Schulhofer coached all season knowing it was his last. He told his players three-quarters through the season it would be his last. He made it official the day after the season finale.
Saugus High went with a familiar face in replacing former girls basketball head coach Kent Eaton - his former assistant.
The playoffs have been remarkably smooth sailing for the Valencia boys volleyball team so far.
NEWBURY PARK - The hearts of Saugus fans and maybe even some Saugus Centurion players were in their throats in the bottom of the seventh inning in the wild-card round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I baseball playoffs on Tuesday at Newbury Park High.