College of the Canyons football team knew it was going to have to battle in order to beat undefeated Allan Hancock College.
There weren't a lot of big upsets Saturday as Valencia High hosted its 14th annual regional Fall Brawl tennis tournament.
WEST HILLS - The Canyon Cowboys headed to Chaminade, hoping to get their first win of the season.
But Chaminade would have none of it.
Saugus should get a gift receipt for this one.
Taft of Woodland Hills was a giving mood Friday night at Cougar Stadium, committing 17 penalties for 132 yards.
Golden Valley continued to struggle on offense thanks to Serrano's strong defensive effort in a 24-0 loss to the Diamondbacks on Friday at Canyon High.
The Diamondbacks (3-2) entered the game giving up only seven points per contest and controlled the line of scrimmage all night, limiting Golden Valley (0-4) to less that 100 yards of total offense.
PALMDALE - With a bye next week, Hart can now add momentum to its repertoire heading into Foothill League play.
Indians quarterback C.J. Reyes threw three touchdowns, two to wide receiver Ty MacArthur, and Hart's defense forced five turnovers as the Indians beat Paraclete 28-7 in their pre-league finale on Friday at Knight High School in Palmdale.
Valencia has looked like the team to beat in the Foothill League based on pre-league performance.
Santa Monica did nothing to disprove that theory.
In Valencia football's last two games, it has outscored opponents 76-14, then gone into a bit of a second-half cruise control.
If the Golden Valley football team wants to earn its first win of the season, it will have to slow down Serrano running back Dionza Bradford when it hosts Serrano High of Phelan at 7 p.m. today at Canyon High.
There's no panic on the Hart sideline.
Canyon football continues its tough preleague schedule when it meets Chaminade of West Hills and a first-year head coach who is no stranger to CIF titles tonight at 7 p.m. at Chaminade.
After Hart girls tennis dropped a close one in its Foothill League-opening loss to West Ranch, Indians head coach Patty Labat said there would be some lineup changes.
Saugus head football coach Jason Bornn threw out an analogy this week about his team.
The Hart High girls golf team wasn't quite as dominant Wednesday at Vista Valencia Golf Course for the Foothill League's second meet.
After all the talk of parity entering Foothill League boys cross country, Saugus showed Wednesday that it's still the team to beat.
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.
Valencia boys volleyball showed a propensity for winning close matches during Foothill League play this season.
Hart boys tennis was one set away from a perfect start to the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs, beating the visiting Buena Park High team in the wild-card round on Tuesday.
It's hard not to get wrapped up in watching Saugus swimmer Abbey Weitzeil go.
In every match, every set and every point, Valencia seniors Sam Rebele and Ravi Jayanthi know they have to keep their energy and enthusiasm levels high.
By the end of this week, we could have multiple Foothill League baseball champions.