LYNWOOD - Each of the nine Valencia girls basketball players walked out of their locker room after a 61-58 double-overtime loss to the Lynwood Knights with tears streaming down their faces.
MANHATTAN BEACH - The Canyon girls basketball team has seen this story unfold before.
Evidently, the Hart girls basketball team waited until the postseason to unleash its full arsenal.
In the first two rounds of the playoffs, the Hart boys soccer team found ways to survive and advance.
SANTA BARBARA - Heads were held high as the final buzzer sounded at Santa Barbara High School on Friday night.
Last year, the Hart High girls soccer team won its quarterfinal game on the road, in penalty kicks, and against the No. 1 seed in its division.
Talia Roth is a writer's challenge.
At this point, it's become a force of habit for the Canyon girls basketball team.
The way the Hart girls basketball team came out of the gates on Wednesday against the Tustin Tillers and knew what their opponents were going to do in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIA playoffs, one would have thought that the Indians watched hours upon hours of film.
It might not always be easy or straight forward.
Different place, different team and higher stakes.
Hart High point guard Myles Franklin drove to the hoop late in the fourth quarter only to be knocked on his back by a Cerritos High defender.
LOS ALAMITOS - The Valencia boys basketball team took its four-point loss to the Los Alamitos Griffins on Tuesday extremely hard.
Several players on the Hart girls soccer team have been here before.
The Canyon girls soccer team had done it before, and in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs, it needed to do it again.
With the Saugus dugout completely stunned after seeing its closer give up a seventh inning lead, the Centurions responded with some incredibly clutch hits to keep their season alive and send the visiting Arlington Lions home in utter shock.
The unlikeliest of heroes sent West Ranch softball to new heights on Friday.
The No. 1 team in the nation stood in a circle with its head coach in the middle.
Trinity Classical Academy baseball made school history at every step of its run to the CIF-Southern Section Division VII quarterfinals. Friday it just ran into too tall of a task.
Valencia High baseball started with a bang Friday in its first CIF-Southern Section Division I quarterfinal appearance since 2008.
For six innings Santa Clarita Christian baseball rode an age-old recipe for playoff success. Left-hander Noah Dent dominated on the mound, the Cardinals played solid defense and they came up with clutch hits.
NORWALK - Most of the Santa Clarita Valley athletes were just worried about qualifying for the state finals.
Chad LeDuff could've walked away from the CIF-Southern Section Individual Sectionals on Thursday empty-handed and still have been remembered as one of the Santa Clarita Valley's best boys tennis players ever.
When it comes to today's Santa Clarita Valley track and field competitors, they all have their motivations.
Clint Ross regularly slides out of bed and turns on baseball highlights, maybe a clip of David Ortiz launching a home run out of Fenway Park or Clayton Kershaw punching out a batter with an arching curve.
What Hart, Valencia, Saugus, Santa Clarita Christian and Trinity baseball have done is unprecedented in Santa Clarita Valley history.
Bianca Tinoco sat in the bleachers at Arcadia High School on a Saturday afternoon in April.
Success in sports, generally, is often predicated on knowing your opponent - their strengths, weaknesses, tendencies and oddities.
Kyle Ensing has made a massive impact on Valencia High School volleyball these past three years.
Chase Wheatcroft was the perfect representation of what Saugus baseball has been all about this postseason.