Valencia guard Lonnie Jackson spent last week frustrated by physical defense and a pair of Foothill League losses.
The Wildcats were done with coming close.
The West Ranch girls soccer team was minutes away from its second enormous victory in as many days.
Four Grizzlies scored in double figures as Golden Valley defeated Hart 79-48 at Hart High on Tuesday night,
West Ranch girls basketball was looking to run the tables in Foothill League play. Canyon was looking to rebound from its only league loss.
Tongue planted firmly in cheek, Golden Valley senior basketball player Trevor Wiseman began the campaign Monday.
"I actually think McDonald's has the best breakfast ever," he said. "It's the two Egg McMuffins combo meal. I think it's the No. 8. I love that place."
Through the first half Monday, the Saugus girls soccer team controlled every facet of its game against Canyon.
As the defending CIF-Southern Section Division II champions, Saugus looked like it would protect its lead and win.
Valencia head boys soccer coach Tony Scalercio has stressed team play all season.
Golden Valley put that philosophy to the test on Monday.
After three years and six losses to Hart, the West Ranch girls soccer team had enough.
"We've (come close) to Hart," said Wildcats goalkeeper Tina Hedwall. "We were kind of tired of losing."
A lot of college football programs felt Hart senior Ty MacArthur was too small to play for them.
The Air Force Academy felt differently.
Valencia goalkeeper Alex McIntyre knows what it's like to have your back against the wall.
Rain delays will make for hectic schedules next week for the Foothill League's boys and girls soccer teams.
For boys and girls basketball, defense made it plenty hectic on Friday.
The CIF released its top honorees for fall sports earlier this month, and several local athletes picked up top nods for their accomplishments in the CIF-Southern Section.
The Saugus boys basketball team got back on track after two straight league losses with a big 77-55 victory over Hart Friday night at Saugus High School.
The Canyon High faithful could feel it Friday evening.
HOLLYWOOD - No big surprises here.
The last time the Saugus and Hart baseball teams met was when the Indians clinched their first Foothill League title since 2008 in the 2014 regular-season finale.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill limiting full-contact football practices at middle and high schools in response to concerns about concussions, even as many teams already comply with the rules.
Valencia High has built a reputation as one of Southern California's top high school programs.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Logan Morrison hit a go-ahead RBI double during Seattle's two-run 12th inning, and the Mariners hung on to beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 on Saturday night.
Both the West Ranch and Valencia baseball teams chose not to participate in the Valley Invitational Baseball League this summer.
Just a couple of months removed from its Foothill League championship baseball season, Hart is well on its way to replacing, adding and bolstering its talented roster.
It may only be mid-July but Saturday's Valley Invitational Baseball League quarterfinals had all the makings of a Foothill League regular season matchup.
Mark Crawford doesn't want to be labeled "the athletic principal" at West Ranch High School, but his background speaks for itself when it comes to his love of sports.
The accolades keep rolling in for the nation's fastest high school swimmer.
The Saugus athletics program has finally been dethroned.
It's comical to look back at what the outside world thought of Saugus boys cross country in late September.
There is a pattern to past Signal Male Athletes of the Year.
When The Signal first heard about Saugus swimmer Abbey Weitzeil, the young swimmer was barely a freshman.
Valencia High School baseball player Devin Davis got to go deep at a Major League Baseball stadium.