There's a notion in sports that goes: It's not always the best team that wins in the playoffs, it's the hottest team.
Three months ago, it wouldn't have been so surprising to see the Hart Indians football team playing in a semifinal playoff game.
The word is swagger.
If it weren't for Jourdan Nguyen, Justin Son wouldn't be playing tonight for the Valencia Vikings in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division semifinals.
In 2010, Spencer Klehn led a talented freshmen class that entered Trinity Classical Academy with the unique opportunity to help build a football program that would go as far as bright-eyed and inexperienced 14-year-old kids could take it.
Where Hart High's offensive line was packed with experience last year and full of confidence, the unit is in many ways the opposite of that this season.
The Trinity Classical Academy CIF-Southern Section Division II 8-man football game was rescheduled to Saturday night, the school announced on Tuesday.
Golden Valley head football coach Robert Fisher decided it was time for a change.
As the Simi Valley High girls cross country team was being crowned CIF champions on Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College, the Saugus girls were finishing up their cool down jog.
It's safe to say Valencia's duo of Tina Inchalik and Remy Balmain traveled the path of most resistance on the opening day of the CIF-Southern Section girls tennis individual playoffs on Monday.
In the biggest matches and the most important situations, Valencia girls volleyball counted on its junior outside hitter Lindsey Knudsen.
WALNUT – There might be a new cross country power in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The season had to end at some point.
Hart graduate Matt Ryan advanced to golf's Web.com Qualifying School finals on Friday while Saugus graduate Nick Delio came up short.
All the Trinity Classical Academy Knights football team needed was a taste.
NEWBURY PARK - Canyon girls head basketball coach Chuck Johns pondered the question on if his team overachieved this season for a second after its 51-37 loss to the Newbury Park Panthers on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division IA playoffs.
The veterans got the best of the rookies in the first-ever CIF lacrosse meeting between two Santa Clarita high schools.
At this point in the playoffs, nothing comes easy.
SANTA ANA - From the first shot Hart High put up Friday night at Foothill High School in the CIF-Southern Section Division IIA quarterfinals, something was off.
On the wettest day Southern California has seen in months, the Canyon High Cowboys stuck with the theme and made it rain from the three-point line in their 84-53 win over visiting Elsinore High in Friday's quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs.
Nothing was going to get in the way of the Trinity Classical Academy Knights boys basketball team against the Laguna Blanca Owls of Santa Barbara in the CIF-Southern Section Division VI semifinals.
The Hart High girls soccer team will have to wait at least one more day for its quarterfinal match against CIF-Southern Section Division II -No. 1 seeded Sunny Hills, after today's scheduled game was postponed due to weather.
West Ranch senior right-handed pitcher Jake Bird verbally committed to UCLA baseball this week.
Losing in the playoffs is a hard pill to swallow.
Saugus High varsity boys basketball coach Derek Ballard was fired on Thursday.
Coming off its first ever postseason victory, the Golden Valley Grizzlies girls basketball held a lead at halftime against the North High Saxons of Torrance.
Heartbreaking losses to Canyon and Hart late in the Foothill League season ended the Valencia Vikings girls soccer team's hopes of winning a league title.
This year, Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer has put together the ideal formula.
One year from now, things could be much different for Hart High girls basketball.
This feels like home for Canyon girls basketball, especially for one player.