After a winless Foothill League performance in 2008, first year Golden Valley coach Scott Drootin knew he was in for a building project with his new team, and Friday he finished laying one of the first levels in the construction of a successful program.
Valencia's first round CIF-Southern Section Division II match was all about teamwork.
Canyon softball entered Thursday's Foothill League finale with one goal - to make the playoffs and end the longest postseason draught in the league.
The West Ranch boys tennis team tied Bonita at La Verne 9-9 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II postseason, but the Wildcats won on games 82-71.
Eventually, one of these years, the Valencia High softball team is going to end up finishing somewhere other than first place in the final Foothill League standings.
The Rancho San Marcos Golf Club in Santa Barbara was downright frustrating to the Foothill League's last team standings Thursday.
Canyon closed the regular season strong to finish second in the Foothill League.
Hart boys volleyball scored a dominating victory to advance to the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Playoffs Wednesday, dropping Hueneme 3-0 (25-10, 25-20, 25-18) in a wild-card match.
Ever since Valencia took part in a spring break tournament in Orange County, the Vikings have been on a different tier than the rest of the Foothill League.
Hart baseball added some intrigue to the final day of the Foothill League season with an upset of West Ranch at home Wednesday.
WALNUT - Foothill League swimming's move from Division II to Division I experienced both success and struggles at the CIF-Southern Section Division I prelims Wednesday at the Mt. San Antonio College Marie T. Mills Aquatic Complex.
Canyon boys tennis found its way into the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs with a third-place Foothill League finish, but the Cowboys could not discover a path to get past South Pasadena at home Tuesday in the wild-card round, falling 10-8.
It turns out the names on the front of the uniforms really do make a difference.
A big second inning against Canyon helped Saugus take a big step toward securing one of the Foothill League's automatic playoff berths.
The Valencia boys golf team battled for respect all season long.
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.
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.