Even when the Saugus girls cross country team was asked to pose for photos with serious faces, Mariah Castillo couldn't help but smile.
Exactly one week after experiencing the ecstasy of winning the CIF-Southern Section Division VAA Girls Volleyball title, Santa Clarita Christian's magical run came to a halt in the second round of the CIF Division V State Championships.
FRESNO - Brian Zabilski kept telling himself there were no more excuses.
FRESNO – Saugus might as well be a synonym for "finish."
When it comes to Woodward Park in late November, count on Saugus to thrive.
Jessica Ruiz didn't think in a million years she'd ever become one of those gritty, tough, sweaty athlete types.
Was Saturday one of the most important days in Santa Clarita Valley sports history?
Hart High football wide receiver Trent Irwin and quarterback Brady White were more than football players.
Just about as many people as possible packed themselves into the cozy Santa Clarita Christian gym on Tuesday to watch the Cardinals girls volleyball team continue its magical run.
After long and decorated varsity football careers, two players get to end their high school tenures with a bang.
With the long haul of the girls team tennis season over, the top two singles players and doubles teams from the Santa Clarita Valley got the chance to focus on themselves on Monday.
FULLERTON - One win may have just redefined a school.
WALNUT – Saugus junior runner Ashley Heys gave the perfect description of her team on Saturday: Same faces, but totally different girls.
Joshua Springs head coach Israel Hagerman wouldn't admit it but his players had to have revenge on their minds coming into their CIF-Southern Section Division II 8-man football semifinal clash with the Trinity Knights.
The Master's College baseball team doesn't label its starting pitchers as its No. 1 or No. 2 or No. 3 guy in the rotation. So even when pressed, TMC head coach Monte Brooks wouldn't tag Jason Karkenny as the team's ace on Feb. 22 - two weeks after the sophomore threw a perfect game and only days after he allowed one hit over seven innings.
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.