It did not take long to see that West Ranch and Crescenta Valley were in for a long 80 minutes.
After completing one of the most efficient seasons for a quarterback in state history, Valencia's Alex Bishop has been named the Foothill League's 2009 Player of the Year.
Valencia junior Lonnie Jackson hasn't been happy with his recent performances.
Football is done in the Santa Clarita Valley, but that doesn't mean there aren't Santa Clarita connections still alive in the CIF-Southern Section postseason.
Heading into the 2009 season, most people expected Valencia to win the Foothill League championship.
Valencia's offense ground to a halt against Moorpark Saturday, and its defense was uncharacteristically lenient.
CANOGA PARK - It's eight man, not one man.
CANOGA PARK - Collin Keoshian's star shone bright in his four-year high school football career, capped by his Santa Clarita Christian football team's 38-22 victory Saturday in the CIF-Southern Section Division I 8-Man championship over Faith Baptist.
For the fourth straight year, no cross country team could keep up with Fayetteville-Manlius of New York at the Nike Cross Nationals.
A few friends threw around the football in the parking lot of the Valencia Albertsons supermarket after church on Sunday.
The Santa Clarita Christian football team has a certain respect for Faith Baptist.
Same situation, same teams.
After winning an unprecedented fourth consecutive CIF state cross country championship last Saturday, the Saugus girls had a decision to make.
It wasn't often that Hart goalkeeper Kayce Perkins was called upon to make a play, but when she was, the junior proved to be more than up to the challenge.
The Saugus girls basketball team is off to a rocky start after a 72-37 blowout loss to Royal on Thursday in the Valencia High-Five Classic at Valencia High.
An up-and-down season for the Valencia Vikings boys tennis team finished with an up-and-down day.
With the history of the Santa Clarita Valley's last softball dynasty hanging from the scoreboard behind them, the West Ranch Wildcats put an exclamation point on their third straight Foothill League title on Thursday at Valencia High School.
Heading into the last game of the regular season, the Valencia Vikings needed two things to happen to become co-Foothill League champions: take care of business against Golden Valley, and a Hart loss to Saugus.
Two of the Foothill League's best pitchers faced off at Saugus High on Thursday, but the game didn't play out like a pitchers' duel.
To say Canyon baseball's season has been frustrating is an understatement.
Canyon, for all intents and purposes, knew it was locked into the Foothill League's fourth place entering Thurday's regular season finale with Hart at Canyon High School.
The two remaining Foothill League teams in the CIF-Southern Section Division II Boys Tennis Championships caught a bit of a break on Thursday.
History continues to repeat itself when Saugus swimmer Abbey Weitzeil dives into the water at the CIF-Southern Section Division I prelims, which took place Thursday at the Riverside Aquatics Complex ahead of Saturday's final.
One win away from a co-Foothill League title, Saugus left little doubt about its chances on Thursday afternoon at Golden Valley High School.
The freshmen were shining again for the West Ranch boys tennis team in its match against St. Margaret's High on Wednesday.
When we were lauding J.J. Holen for his performances as a West Ranch High golfer, it was because of the superb golf scores he turned in on a consistent basis from his freshman to senior year.
Understandably, Santa Clarita Christian has no history when it comes to achievements in the pool.
Junior pitcher Sean O'Shea hasn't been used much on the mound this season after recovering from a shoulder injury suffered during football season. But he made the most of his opportunity and led the West Ranch Wildcats out of trouble on Tuesday at Canyon High School and into the win column.
Saugus waited until the end to remove the drama from Tuesday's Foothill League showdown with Canyon at Canyon High School, but when they made their move, they did it in a big way.
It's fitting that Hart High baseball clinched at least a share of the Foothill League championship with a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Saugus Centurions on Tuesday at Hart High School - the Indians first title since 2008.