Valencia pitcher Josh Corrales took the mound in the seventh inning on his home field Wednesday against West Ranch showing no sign of fatigue.
It must have been a big upset or something special or both.
There was supposed to be no suspense as to who would come out victorious Tuesday at Valencia Country Club in the second Foothill League boys golf match.
Just one match into the Foothill League boys volleyball season and Valencia left little doubt about who is the team to beat.
If the No. 1 boys volleyball team in the country were to reside in the Foothill League it is a safe bet that they would be favored to win every match and take home the league crown.
It wasn't that long ago when there were two soccer clubs to choose from in the Santa Clarita Valley.
If there's such a thing as squeaking out a 19-8 win, that's exactly what the Valencia baseball team did on the road against Golden Valley on Friday.
The tag of area's best team just changed like a spring sale.
The wind was relentless but it didn't seem to be much of a factor as Valencia varsity boys tennis defeated Hart on Thursday 16-2 at Valencia High.
Thursday's forecast called for a slight wind, warm weather and a West Ranch boys golf victory in the Foothill League opener.
In its Foothill League opener, the Saugus High girls track and field team looked like it picked up right where it left off last season.
It's a story reminiscent of the fall.
In the fluid environment of Foothill League track and field, consensus is difficult to come by.
It's been a tough couple of games for the Canyon baseball pitching staff.
During Tuesday afternoon's practice for the Saugus baseball team, ex-Centurion head coach Doug Worley stopped by and spoke to the team for about 15 minutes about the game, and more specifically the art of hitting.
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.