In a game where offensive firepower was on full display, the shortest hit of the day made the biggest difference.
It was obvious that Saugus had its work cut out for it against the state's No. 1 team Mater Dei in Santa Ana Friday.
It was a rough day at the CIF-Southern Section Individual Prelims in Carpenteria Friday for the Foothill League boys tennis participants.
The Santa Clarita Christian softball team had two bad innings and fell 12-2 on the road to Grace Brethren Thursday in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division VI playoffs.
The Valencia softball team has won nine straight Foothill League titles and back-to-back CIF-Southern Section Division I championships.
It took 17 outs for Hart softball to end a scoreless tie, but once catcher Jessica Shults swung her bat and connected, there was no doubt that the Indians had broken through.
Saugus softball lost 5-0 to Thousand Oaks in Thousand Oaks Thursday in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs.
He can tell you a story about every photograph posted on the walls of classroom M-2.
Last fall, Collin Keoshian helped lead the Santa Clarita Christian football team to undiscovered country as the school won its first CIF championship.
The Canyon softball team hadn't been to the CIF-Southern Section playoffs since 2002.
The Valencia boys volleyball team advanced to the CIF-Southern Section Division II quarterfinals Tuesday thanks to a 3-1 victory over El Modena on the road.
Hart baseball's season came to a close Tuesday in a game that was a microcosm of a year of near-misses.
LONG BEACH – Canyon's Kearsten Livingstone, Sarah Pino, Kirsten Justice and Allison Morales started the day off at the CIF-Southern Section Masters Meet at Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool as the 2009 Masters Champions in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1 minute, 47.19 seconds.
When it comes to postseason baseball the old saying is that "pitching wins championships." Tuesday, Saugus proved that defense may be just as important.
Nine area baseball and softball teams will be heading to the postseason as the CIF-Southern Section released its playoff brackets on Monday.
The Foothill League will be sending four teams in each sport to the Division I brackets, including a team in each from Hart, Saugus and Valencia.
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.
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.