Hart swimming knew that Saugus could be dangerous, particularly at the Foothill League meet at the end of the season.
Wednesday, the Centurions showed why.
To borrow a line, "The toughest out is the last out."
Ending the Saugus girls' four-year run atop Foothill League track and field is a tough task.
But the rest of the teams know where to start.
Just about every individual Foothill League champion in boys track and field last season graduated.
Defending league champion Saugus also lost several talented athletes.
Athletes often have to pace themselves and remember that the season is a marathon, not a sprint.
For Canyon junior Darius Rudolph, it's just the opposite.
Last year, West Ranch challenged Valencia for the Foothill League tennis title.
This season, the Wildcats will be challenged to overcome their youth.
If parity is indeed the lay of the land in the boys' Foothill League race this season, Canyon and Valencia provided the proof.
As events ticked away, neither team was able to take a decisive advantage.
It's not just the race for third place in Foothill League boys golf that will be tight in 2010.
Apparently it's the race for second as well.
When the Hart boys volleyball team lost the third game to Alemany to fall behind 2-1, the Indians could have succumbed to the momentum the Warriors had gained.
Instead, they snatched it right back.
Complacency is another opponent to a championship team.
How people soon forget.
A meeting regarding a cross country course redesign at Central Park scheduled for 5 p.m. today has been postponed.
Last season, Valencia boys tennis won its seventh Foothill League title in the last eight years.
Canyon isn't just looking to be part of the Foothill League pack this season, or compete for the league's last playoff spot.
Every year talent comes and goes, opening the door for programs and individuals to move up the ranks.
But this year is different.
The Open Water Nationals are on deck over at Castaic Lake.
Noah Dent and the Santa Clarita Christian baseball team were simply dominant in the Heritage League this season.
We're going all over the place on this one, so stay with us.
Golden Valley's tremendous golf year has come to an end.
Will boys/men's volleyball ever catch up to the popularity of the sport among females?
When the Foothill League softball coaches met to vote on the 2014 Pitcher of the Year, there wasn't much surprise in who came out on top.
Welcome to On The Beat, college softball edition.
Baseball is as traditional a sport as you get.
New rules issued by CIF State will limit practice time across the board for high school athletics, but local coaches don't expect much of an impact going forward.