OJAI - It was quite the contradiction.
After Santa Clarita Christian football lost 48-16 to The Thacher School in Ojai Saturday, the Cardinals coaching staff threw out a bouquet of positives.
West Ranch utilized a strong effort from running back Zak Snell and a trio of defensive touchdowns to win 49-7 over Golden Valley on Friday night at Canyon High School.
Hart forced three Saugus turnovers in the first half Friday and scored with each possession.
The Golden Valley football team has had enough.
Even without a couple of its top runners, the Saugus girls cross country team maintained its stranglehold on the Foothill League at Thursday's second league meet.
Thursday night's girls volleyball match between Hart and Saugus began with a message of hope and determination.
With improved doubles play, West Ranch girls tennis showed all-around depth in a 13-5 win over Hart on Thursday.
After a dominating run through its pre-league schedule, Valencia football established itself as the front-runner for this season's Foothill League crown.
The sense of urgency begins.
At the beginning of the season, many Hart High football players got an earful from fellow students doubting the program.
When Saugus girls volleyball hosts Hart at 6:45 p.m. today, it will be more than another important Foothill League matchup between the Centurions and the Indians.
Foothill League football spent years setting a standard in the state of California.
When one arrives at a Foothill League girls golf match, the first question that pops up is: What accomplishment did Hart High achieve today?
The West Ranch girls volleyball team is talented enough to overcome a number of mishaps over the course of a volleyball match.
Valencia got everything it could handle from Saugus in a five-set match Tuesday, but the Centurions couldn't overcome their own mistakes and the Vikings won 3-2 at Valencia High.
The first playoff experience for Albert Einstein Academy girls basketball was quick and straight forward.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights girls basketball team's first venture into the postseason was a building block.
It was like a mixed martial arts match where Valencia kept getting pounded but the referee wouldn't stop the fight.
The New Covenant Academy of Los Angeles Huskies didn't know much about Trinity Classical Academy before Wednesday Night.
Even if no one can quite explain how it happened, no one on the West Ranch girls soccer team is going to complain about the Wildcats' first postseason victory in program history.
Here's a dare.
Culver City boys soccer kept coming for Saugus on Tuesday, and in the end, the Ocean League's third-place team passed the Centurions.
Oddly enough, it was a goal against that finally sparked West Ranch boys soccer on Tuesday.
With Monday afternoon's revealing of the CIF-Southern Section soccer playoffs, the winter playoff slate is set.
The CIF-Southern Section released the boys and girls prep basketball playoff draws on Sunday afternoon, and plenty of Santa Clarita Valley teams are scattered across various postseason brackets.
Year in and year out, Foothill League boys basketball is a gauntlet.
The West Ranch girls soccer team knew it had a problem.
At least 24 schools are already committed to participate in Canyon High School's Santa Clarita Valley Track Invitational.
Dean Hendrix-Davis, just 16 years old, was pinned between the car seats of his Ford Explorer.
The best team that not enough people know about in the Santa Clarita Valley just went and won a Heritage League championship.