Former Hart linebacker Dan Howell was on his old stomping grounds during the past two weeks, motivating the current Indian football players on the practice field.
Saugus has seen a lot of athletic success recently, and lacrosse is starting to catch on - not only at the school, but across the Santa Clarita Valley.
The Centurions went 10-3 last spring and won the Pacific League, and the foundation was laid by Steve Tyson, who has been a huge force behind bringing the sport to not only the Santa Clarita Valley, but the greater Los Angeles area as well.
After winning four games by an average of 18 points, Valencia left no doubt it deserved the Canyon Classic championship.
The Vikings and got 27 points from tournament MVP, sophomore Lonnie Jackson and put together a complete effort in a 68-54 rout of Lancaster Saturday evening.
Santa Clarita Christian stayed undefeated on the season but it wasn't easy Saturday, in a 33-20 win over Rolling Hills Prep in San Pedro.
The Cardinals led by as close a score as 27-20, after Rolling Hills scored on an option play after a long pass.
Isabella Fraczek won the Valencia Fall Brawl singles championship on Saturday at Valencia High School.
The senior would have to go through her fellow Valencia High senior teammate, Thalia Wilczinski.
Few people might have predicted the troubles that have befallen the Indians this season.
Saturday, the misery continued with a 52-14 loss to the Cubs of Loyola.
Lancaster made just a couple more plays down the stretch Friday to defeat Canyon 58-53 in the semifinals of the Canyon Classic at Canyon High.
Valencia played a strong second half during an opening-night win at the Canyon Classic, and then played well in the first half to win again Thursday.
On Friday night, Saugus welcomed one of the Southern Section's perennial powerhouses to town as the Crespi Celts invaded Cougars Stadium on the campus of College of the Canyons.
Valencia High's homecoming game consisted of country line dancing, a Paris Hilton look-a-like and an homage to Vanilla Ice.
In the final tune-up before Foothill League action next week, West Ranch quarterback Jake Bernards threw a pair of two 10-yard touchdown passes to wide receiver Frankie Madero on Friday, but they were not enough in a 35-14 loss to Los Osos.
Golden Valley's soccer field was the site of a battle on Thursday afternoon as the boys varsity team took on Chaminade of West Hills.
Canyon pressures the basketball everywhere on the court – and the strategy is even more effective when the opponent is out of control in the first place.
Newbury Park capitalized almost every time Valencia had a defensive lapse Thursday evening.
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.