On a late September night, mother and daughter were playing a game of Scrabble.
The competitive mother knew her daughter shared the same trait. But she didn't know the ferocity of it.
Santa Clarita Christian's running back/linebacker Collin Keoshian capped off an exceptional season with the Cardinals by being named the Heritage League's Player of the Year.
The All-Heritage League team was released on Friday and Santa Clarita Christian had a bevy of names on the list.
After a 5-0 start to the season, the question remained - could anyone stop Santa Clarita Christian?
Some may say Thacher was able to accomplish this feat Saturday night, while others may contend they stopped themselves, losing 54-38 at Harry Welch
Women's College Soccer
Master's 6, San Diego Christian 1
Devon Goff may not have been the fastest Canyon girls runner Saturday, but she was its most important one.
With a time of 19 minutes, 54.4 seconds on the Castaic Lake course, Goff broke a tie with Highland of Palmdale in the Division I and II race.
CARSON - Unapologetic 'til the end.
CARSON – It was never close.
When Saugus took a lead against Pacifica Thursday, the advantage didn't last long.
As Hart and Saugus met up on Friday night at College of the Canyons, neither team thought of their 2-3 starts, rather, the clean slate that comes with league play.
While it was only the season opener for Canyon and Valencia, it seemed more like a game to determine the Foothill League championship.
West Ranch came into Friday's game on a four-game losing streak, while Golden Valley was coming off of a bye week after it won in its first game on its campus in school history.
One of the largest cross country events in Los Angeles County will take place today at Castaic Lake Recreational Area.
Varsity Girls Tennis
With a young team, Saugus boys soccer head coach Seth Groller is looking for improvement more than wins and losses during their non-league schedule.
If Thursday's match is any indication, his side has come a long way.
When we were lauding J.J. Holen for his performances as a West Ranch High golfer, it was because of the superb golf scores he turned in on a consistent basis from his freshman to senior year.
Understandably, Santa Clarita Christian has no history when it comes to achievements in the pool.
Junior pitcher Sean O'Shea hasn't been used much on the mound this season after recovering from a shoulder injury suffered during football season. But he made the most of his opportunity and led the West Ranch Wildcats out of trouble on Tuesday at Canyon High School and into the win column.
Saugus waited until the end to remove the drama from Tuesday's Foothill League showdown with Canyon at Canyon High School, but when they made their move, they did it in a big way.
It's fitting that Hart High baseball clinched at least a share of the Foothill League championship with a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Saugus Centurions on Tuesday at Hart High School - the Indians first title since 2008.
Valencia boys volleyball showed a propensity for winning close matches during Foothill League play this season.
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.