With his headband wound tight over his blonde hair, Saugus cross country runner Alec Nelson came marching toward the finish line Thursday at Central Park in record time.
Foothill League football teams have a clean slate.
There appears to be a new rivalry brewing. Two cross-town teams on a mission for the crown.
Varsity girls volleyball
When the Hart girls tennis team was on the 118 Freeway heading east, after a match on Sept. 12 at Westlake High School, they saw the aftermath of a train wreck.
Even though the league slate hasn't started yet, Foothill basketball is off to a strong start.
It looks as though there is another squad on the heels of the defending Foothill League champion Valencia girls volleyball team.
Hart's girls golf team's records are meant to be broken.
The best tennis team in CIF-SS Division III won convincingly on Tuesday at home, 17-1.
In 1995, a Nigerian family of six trekked across the desert plains of Africa and across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States.
Former Hart linebacker Dan Howell was on his old stomping grounds during the past two weeks, motivating the current Indian football players on the practice field.
Saugus has seen a lot of athletic success recently, and lacrosse is starting to catch on - not only at the school, but across the Santa Clarita Valley.
The Centurions went 10-3 last spring and won the Pacific League, and the foundation was laid by Steve Tyson, who has been a huge force behind bringing the sport to not only the Santa Clarita Valley, but the greater Los Angeles area as well.
After winning four games by an average of 18 points, Valencia left no doubt it deserved the Canyon Classic championship.
The Vikings and got 27 points from tournament MVP, sophomore Lonnie Jackson and put together a complete effort in a 68-54 rout of Lancaster Saturday evening.
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.