Playing against a girls volleyball team that has lost only twice all season is tough enough.
As the No. 2 overall seed in the CIF-Southern Section Division III Girls Team Tennis Playoffs, Valencia is supposed to be a dominating force.
West Ranch put on a hitting clinic in a three-set, non-league girls volleyball victory over Crescenta Valley Tuesday night in Stevenson Ranch.
The Indians defeated Chaminade at Vista Valencia, a par-33 course, on Tuesday 179-260.
Her words tell you exactly how she felt Monday.
"Today was pretty much the worst day of my life," said Hart High golfer Amanda Corr.
Shelby LeDuff couldn't hide her emotions. She cried in the arms of a teammate after the Valencia girls volleyball team lost in the CIF-Southern Section Division I-A quarterfinals to Santa Barbara on Monday night.
It would be the last time, LeDuff, a senior outside hitter, would play in the Vikings' gym, in the Vikings uniform, with her Vikings teammates.
Saugus cross country runners Brandon and Brianna Jauregui were born two minutes apart.
Brandon is the older twin, born on May 4, 1991.
Santa Clarita Christian beat Trona, 59-20, in its football season opener Friday night in Trona.
The CIF-Southern Section released the brackets Sunday for the Northern Division football playoffs.
Now the second season starts and the Foothill League usually delivers.
Canyon sophomore running back Trent Hernandez broke his right clavicle on the last of his 11 carries Friday night and will be out of action for 4-6 weeks.
With her trusty Perazzi Winchester 12-gauge shotgun lodged into her right shoulder, Kimberly Rhode was a few shots from winning an Olympic gold medal in women's skeet shooting.
It was the home opener for the College of the Canyons football team, but on a deeper level, it was the Cougars delivering a lesson to Santa Barbara City College on the importance of living a balanced life.
Like a good mechanic working on an old car Saturday night, Santa Clarita Christian performed a tuneup against West Shores of Salton City, winning 53-0 at Cougar Stadium at College of the Canyons.
The Saugus girls cross country team continued their six-year run of excellence Saturday, winning its heat in the CIF-Southern Section Division II Prelims at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut.
SCCS 3, Lucerne Valley 2
Trinity Classical Academy boys basketball hit the century mark in points for the first time in school history and won by 45 points.
The Canyon Cowboys took it to Loara High of Anaheim on the road on Friday in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs.
The Canyon Cowboys girls soccer team will think about this one for a while.
Down by one early and maybe too close for comfort at halftime, the Hart Indians pulled away Friday at Hart High and defeated the Beckman High Patriots of Irvine 92-61 in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division IIA playoffs.
The Valencia Vikings girls soccer team wanted to quickly erase the memory of falling just short of a Foothill League title last week.
Hart girls soccer wasn't about to be pushed around on its home field in the playoffs.
Here was the reward for Albert Einstein Academy boys basketball.
All it took was one goal to calm all the playoff nerves.
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.