No road to back-to-back championships is ever going to be easy.
There was a mountain of obstacles in front of the Valencia girls volleyball team as it played Aliso Niguel in the CIF-Southern Section Division-1A quarterfinals Saturday night.
For one program, it was about continuing its legacy. For another it was about starting one of its own.
The Albert Einstein Academy girls volleyball team had already made history by getting to the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division 5A playoffs.
Valencia football's postgame speech ended with one statement that seemed to carry extra meaning in a season like this.
Santa Clarita Christian football knew it had a tough test in front of it when it traveled to play CIF-Southern Section East Valley Division power Desert of Edwards Air Force Base on Friday night.
UPLAND - For two full possessions it looked like Saugus could finesse the overpowering Upland squad in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section.
MISSION VIEJO - In 2005, Hart High upset Mission Viejo in a CIF divisional semifinal, ending the Diablos' 26-game winning streak.
Albert Einstein Academy girls volleyball finally broke through to the quarterfinals on Thursday night - and brought a tear to its coach's eye in the process.
Santa Clarita Christian's defense of the CIF-Southern Section Division 5AA title avoided a bump in the road, or a hiccup of any sort on Thursday night.
For four years in a row, the Valencia girls volleyball team had been unable to get out of the second round of the playoffs.
So which Santa Clarita Valley football got the easiest draw in the playoffs this year?
Going into the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 1A playoffs, Hart and Chino Hills had no mutual opponents this season.
GLENDALE - At first it looked like Trinity Classical Academy girls volleyball didn't stand a chance.
All day long, Golden Valley senior Elisa Pierre kept reminding herself to not let a single shot define her high school career.
California's leading scorer nearly quit playing basketball.
Trinity Classical Academy boys basketball last lost a Heritage League game on Feb. 11, 2014. It was to Faith Baptist of Canoga Park, a game ...
Despite a four-game skid to end the regular season, including a controversial half-court buzzer beater, Valencia boys basketball could still see the CIF-Southern Section playoffs ...
Those seeking the drama of a winner-take-all showdown for the Foothill League boys soccer title were disappointed to learn the championship was already decided before ...
Today's Hart-Valencia boys soccer game won't decide the Foothill League title after all.
Both teams needed a win.
There was confusion about who actually scored for Hart girls soccer on Thursday night.
After winning two of its first eight games against a grueling non-league schedule, the Hart High boys basketball team was reminded by veteran coach Tom ...
The Canyon High girls basketball team clearly remembered the last time it faced Saugus in a too-close-for-comfort win on Jan. 26 where the Cowboys won ...
Golden Valley and West Ranch both entered Thursday night's Foothill League contest needing a win over their rivals to close out the regular season ...
There's three Foothill League games to pay special attention to Thursday: Valencia at Hart boys soccer, Hart at Valencia girls soccer, and Saugus at ...
Trinity Classical Academy boys basketball largely went cold from the field on Tuesday night. But one of its brightest stars brought, well, "a flamethrower."
Brandon Wilson was the offensive catalyst on Tuesday for the Canyon High boys basketball team.
It was an unfathomable shot.
Canyon girls soccer played maybe its best Foothill League game of the season on Tuesday and dropped Valencia out of first place, for the time ...