It was starting to become a theme for Valencia Vikings football - a sluggish first-half offense gains steam before falling into a rhythm in the second half.
On Friday night at Canyon High, the Canyon Cowboys football team played frustrated and angry while the visiting Saugus Centurions exhibited discipline. And for the better part of the night it appeared that discipline would prevail.
The Hart Indians' offense is known for putting up points in bunches. But against the Golden Valley Grizzlies, both sides of the ball got in the scoring mix.
Valencia and Hart high tennis both took care of business on Thursday and now set up the biggest match of the Foothill League season next Tuesday.
Following the varsity girls race at Thursday's Foothill League cross country meet No. 2 at Central Park, Saugus' Samantha Ortega and her teammates were in a familiar place.
All Foothill League girls volleyball teams are now halfway through the league season.
The Valencia Vikings girls volleyball team is starting to figure out how good it is.
Up two games already and possessing an early lead in the third, Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals sophomore Kylie Brown had a message for her teammates: "Do not let down, let's go!"
After back-to-back losses to the Foothill League's top teams, the West Ranch Wildcats girls tennis team proved its still among the league's upper tier.
In a contest between two teams that were clearly evenly matched, the Valencia Vikings won the battle of endurance.
Valencia junior Lindsey Knudsen took full advantage of her two extra days off from school last week as students were given Monday and Tuesday off for fall break.
The entire CIF-Southern Section Northern Division is now into league play. This is when we should start seeing some significant movement in the polls.
The Valencia Vikings girls tennis program began the second leg of the Foothill League season with a big 12-6 win over the West Ranch Wildcats at West Ranch on Monday in a make-up match for Wednesday's rain-out.
Kindly excuse anyone for calling this year's Canyon High girls cross country team a surprise.
Santa Clarita Christian football has played its fair share of tough, physical teams this season, some of them in higher divisions.
This feels like home for Canyon girls basketball, especially for one player.
While showing off her scrapes and bruises collected during the soccer game she just played, Hart senior Destinney Duron summed it up nicely.
After three quarters of turnovers and free-throws, Tuesday's CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA second-round playoff game between visiting La Habra High and the Canyon Cowboys came down to a two-on-two contest.
Valencia boys basketball head coach Rocket Collins wouldn't agree that Trabuco Hills was a well-oiled machine - the machine part was what he disagreed with.
After winning by an average of 43 points, The Trinity Classical Academy Knights boys basketball team cruised past the first two rounds of the CIF-Southern Section Division VI playoffs.
It doesn't seem like anything can faze this Hart High boys soccer team.
Game tape, stats and word of mouth serve as many teams' scouting reports come the CIF-Southern Section playoffs.
What did Valencia boys soccer achieve in 2014?
As historical wins go, this one won't go into the ultra-dramatic category.
Canyon Cowboys girls basketball senior Monica Friedl said the team feels invincible since its win over Valencia two weeks ago.
The side door of Hart High's gymnasium is rarely, if ever, open during games.
The tears weren't so much about an end, but about what should have been.
The biggest message Golden Valley girls basketball head coach Kerri Garland tried to convey to her team was how good they were.
The West Ranch Wildcats boys basketball team was hot to end the regular season.
QUARTZ HILL - As Rocket Collins sat on the bench in pre-game warmups, the Valencia Vikings boys basketball head coach had an inkling that one of his players was about to have a big night.