Saugus brought a perfect Foothill League mark to winless Hart Tuesday, but for most of the game the Centurions and Indians girls basketball teams looked dead even.
Who would have predicted it?
Starla Wright makes a huge difference for the Valencia girls basketball team.
The inability to play with a lead has cost Valencia lately.
With five minutes remaining in the first half of Tuesday night's boys soccer game between Valencia and Canyon, both offenses lit up the scoreboard.
Welcome to "Around the Divisions." Every Tuesday, you will become educated about the competition outside the Foothill League. We'll give you a breakdown of the top teams, based off of CIF-Southern Section polls, competing in the same divisions as the Foothill League teams. So when it comes to playoff time, you will know who to look out for. We debut this week with a look at boys basketball. There are five Foothill teams that are currently ranked in the Southern Section. They play in four different divisions. Here's how the top three teams in each division look.
AZUSA - Etiwanda scored a big victory against Golden Valley - but the Eagles sure had to work for it.
The Golden Valley Grizzlies have heard the rap. They have to outscore everyone. They can't play defense.
It sure didn't look that way in the second half against Valencia.
It took a while but West Ranch finally broke through against Hart in boys basketball.
For the first time in school history, the Wildcats defeated the Indians, topping Hart 86-77 at West Ranch High on Friday night.
Three games into the Foothill League boys soccer season, the Saugus Centurions had yet to hold a lead in a Foothill League soccer game - yet they were undefeated in league play.
In their fourth game, the Centurions finally took a lead and maintained their undefeated record by winning their first league game 3-2 over Canyon at Saugus High on Friday afternoon.
After trailing most of the game, Canyon rode a fourth-quarter comeback to pick up its first win, 63-58, Friday at home against Saugus.
Given how West Ranch has had trouble scoring in Foothill League play, Friday's game against Hart must have felt like a huge sigh of relief.
Saugus girls basketball continued its winning ways Friday at Canyon, maintaining its perfect run in the Foothill League with a 62-49 win.
The weather was giving everyone fits Friday afternoon at Saugus High.
Unable to predict how the ball would react to the wet surface, passes skipped around as players slid across the field.
His mother was sick of the fighting. Even if he was just evening the score by bloodying a bully in the fifth grade, Bino Horne had to do something more productive.
The Saugus Centurions' pitching staff continues to deal, and its bats continue to heat up.
Valencia's depth probably wouldn't have allowed it to have much of a let down on Wednesday, but Vikings head coach Chris Stroh still preached to his team that last week's girls' victory and boys' tie against Hart didn't mean they could relax Wednesday against West Ranch.
Maybe the biggest layoff between Foothill League boys golf matches ever spelled a couple of interesting results on Wednesday at Robinson Ranch.
With his 6-7 loss to Golden Valley's Brandon Yu on Tuesday, Valencia's No. 1 singles player Chad LeDuff saw his perfect streak through the Foothill League come to an end.
The Valencia baseball team is on a roll.
West Ranch baseball dominated Golden Valley on Wednesday at Golden Valley High 13-0.
The Hart swim team wasn't wasting any time in moving on from last week's disappointing finishes against Valencia.
The Golden Valley boys tennis team may have lost 12-6 to Valencia on Tuesday at Valencia High, but the Grizzlies took the set of the day.
Battling through adversity is another sign of the improvement the Canyon Cowboys boys volleyball team has made throughout the season.
It's unlikely softball purists would have been satisfied with the way things ended between defending Foothill League champion West Ranch and title-contender Saugus on Tuesday. But the Wildcats aren't about to complain.
Call it the forgotten victory – Valencia 91, Hart 79, March 22, 2006.
Editor's note: We introduce "On the beat" today with the first edition being baseball. On the beat will feature news, information and insight about the sports we cover on a regular basis (prep, college, pro) by the reporters who are considered our "beat reporter" for a particular sport. We feature seven sports during the spring so you will see one of these reports from a different sport every day until the end of the season.
If you rolled brothers Jake and Cade Spurlin into one baseball player, the end result would be about as complete of a player as you could ask for.
Golden Valley boys tennis captain Brandon Yu doesn't need to be big to dominate his competition.
There are no secrets between teams after playing each other three times in a season.