Canyon was already involved with one Foothill League boys basketball surprise this week.
With a matchup of two of Foothill League's most prolific scorers - Lonnie Jackson for Valencia and Martin Flowers for West Ranch – Friday night promised to be a scoring marathon in Valencia's gym.
Fueled by its last two losses to Canyon, the Hart girls soccer team felt like it had a lot to prove.
Christian Lopes is taking his enormous potential to Huntington Beach.
In the fall, the College of the Canyons football team remained strong through defensive consistency.
West Ranch senior Erin Ruiz knows how to score.
Cole Preston got a taste of varsity basketball success last season.
Judgments shouldn't be made by just one game, but the opening day of the Foothill League winter season definitely had its share of interesting moments.
Last season, a slow start to the Foothill League schedule forced West Ranch to play catch-up.
Thanks to a fast start in the second half of Tuesday's league opener, this year is a different story.
For three quarters, the Hart girls basketball team stifled Valencia with its full-court pressure.
One year ago, Saugus girls soccer opened the Foothill League season with a four-goal loss to Valencia, a game that masked the Centurions' true potential.
Whether Valencia point guard Jake Kelfer hit the floor or swingman Lonnie Jackson collided with a defender in mid-air, there was little doubt how Hart planned to counter the Vikings' offense.
Clearly, there was a big gap between Golden Valley boys basketball and the other five Foothill League teams last season.
There used to be a time when Valencia's Lonnie Jackson could be rattled.
In a time when basketball is speeding up, half the Foothill League has decided to slow it down.
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.
By the end of this week, we could have multiple Foothill League baseball champions.
Last year, we had zero boys golfers advance from the first round of the CIF postseason.
The CIF-Southern Section Division II boys tennis playoffs brackets include four Foothill League teams.
Usually, coaches try their best to be politically correct when talking to reporters.
The group of girls who anchor Golden Valley's successful track and field team aren't looking for anyone's congratulations.
In a very trying season for the Valencia baseball program, Keston Hiura has been a very welcomed story.
With little exception, Saugus pitcher Mariah Lopez has been nothing short of dominant during the 2014 softball season.
Among all the chaos of the Foothill League track and field finals, there was a big moment which was somewhat lost in the shuffle.
No matter how the Foothill League shakes out in baseball, the Valencia Vikings may very well enter the postseason as the hottest team.
West Ranch baseball needed a win and West Ranch sophomore Jason Drees needed a hit.
The Hart Indians weren't about to give the Golden Valley Grizzlies another chance to ruin their Foothill League title chances.
Only one out of four Foothill League volleyball playoff teams will play a home match in the first round.