In nearly every direction, Valencia pitcher Carly Mortensen had obstacles around her.
Valencia boys volleyball extended its Foothill League winning streak to 78 matches, but it was anything but easy.
For a couple of innings, Hart baseball looked like it was back atop the Foothill League.
Both Hart High swim teams continued their dominance in the Foothill League with lopsided wins over Canyon High on Wednesday.
Coming off a pair of disheartening losses to West Ranch, the Saugus baseball team needed to rebound with a complete effort – which is exactly what the Centurions did.
Seven Foothill League games still remain on the schedule, and yet the West Ranch High baseball team has already won more league games than it ever has in program history.
Given the back-and-forth nature of high school volleyball, Hart's performance in the fourth game Tuesday was all the more impressive.
Hart softball faced its toughest test of the Foothill League season Tuesday night at the William S. Hart PONY Complex, beating Saugus 4-1 behind senior pitcher Destiny Rodino's 13 strikeouts and Devon Lindvall's three RBIs.
Perfection was in peril for Valencia boys tennis Tuesday.
For two-time defending CIF-Southern Section Division I softball champion Valencia, great pitching has always been a constant.
Pollsters believe Hart is a good softball team.
In order to engage in interscholastic sports, students at local elementary private schools used to have to drive down to the San Fernando Valley.
Between the traffic and pulling kids out of class early, the hassle became too much to endure.
The Santa Clarita Christian softball team has played so well this season the Cardinals have their coach brimming with confidence.
Forget the errors, the dust-ups, the deficit and the rowdy crowd.
Valencia High baseball continued its offensive onslaught on Canyon High this season, blasting six home runs, including two grand slams, in a 25-6 drubbing of the Cowboys at Valencia High School on Friday.
In the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IV playoffs, the West Ranch Wildcats boys soccer team ran into an offensive buzz saw.
Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball couldn't wait to get its playoff run started.
For the first nine minutes of the game, Hart boys soccer was on fire.
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.