Trevor Matern knew it was coming. He knew Hart was going to win and how it was going to play out.
Motivation comes in many forms.
It was a missed putt that ultimately cost Hart High golfer Johnny MacArthur the Foothill League Most Valuable Player in 2007.
The Saugus boys varsity tennis team swept Golden Valley 18-0 on Tuesday on the Grizzlies' home court.
The Valencia boys volleyball team rarely loses.
The Saugus varsity softball team defeated Golden Valley 8-2 on the Grizzlies home field on Tuesday.
It's kind of difficult for West Ranch golf coach Jeff Holen to gush about one of his freshman golfers.
Valencia senior guard Chelsey Hastigan recently committed to NCAA Division II Western State College of Colorado after receiving a full basketball scholarship.
Hart center fielder Trevor Brown carefully crafted out an answer as to what two Hart wins this week against previously Foothill League first-place Valencia meant.
The West Ranch varsity baseball team shut out Golden Valley on Friday 9-0 at West Ranch High.
It was a 10-run first inning that led the Saugus varsity baseball team over Canyon on Friday.
With a big weekend tournament coming in Santa Barbara, it would have been easy for Valencia to overlook its Foothill league match Thursday against West Ranch.
There are a couple of things you can expect this time of year.
Without glancing at the scoreboard after Saugus and Valencia's Foothill League softball game Thursday, the casual observer might have guessed Saugus had just pulled off a dramatic bottom of the seventh victory.
The Hart boys track and field team is now in position.
There are no secrets between teams after playing each other three times in a season.
A handful of athletes with Santa Clarita Valley ties got things started at the prestigious Mt. San Antonio College Relays on Friday in Walnut.
Valencia Vikings baseball may end up looking back at this week as a jumping-off point toward a big finish in the Foothill League.
In its first two wins against the Canyon Cowboys this season, the Hart Indians scored a total of five runs.
Canyon boys volleyball is starting to back up the idea that it is a vastly improved team this season.
The Valencia boys tennis team found itself in new territory going into spring break.
It's possible the best girls and the best boys track and field teams in the Foothill League were competing at the same place on Thursday.
Saugus softball picked up right where it left off before spring break, with another resounding Foothill League victory on Thursday afternoon.
The Valencia Vikings nearly came back from six runs against the West Ranch Wildcats in the Foothill League opener.
Pitching has never been the issue for the Saugus Centurions.
The Valencia Vikings boys volleyball team may not be dominating the rest of the Foothill League like it once did when it won 12 league titles in a row from 2001-2012.
After every Hart baseball game, the pitcher, catcher and pitching coach get together for a "pitchers' union" to discuss how the game went.
Hart girls swim has put decades-long locks on the Foothill League and has dominated its rivalry with Valencia.
The best part about it for A.J. Smith is seeing the looks on people's faces.