It didn't look pretty for the Foothill League champions in the opening round of the CIF-Southern Section Div. IA playoffs.
At least the Hart Indians girls volleyball team proved one thing on Tuesday night.
Albert Einstein Academy didn't simply win its first playoff match in school history.
Teams find success when they are able play to their strengths, so it's no surprise that the talented Hart Indians girls tennis team has prospered this year.
The 2013 regular season may have concluded, but for the premier football teams in the Santa Clarita Valley the real challenges are only beginning.
Two Santa Clarita Valley prep football teams can exhale.
Only one Foothill League girls volleyball team gets to play at home in the first round of the CIF-Southern Division IA playoffs.
Canyon head football coach Rich Gutierrez met with a pastor friend of his on Monday at Starbucks.
The Saugus Centurions football team not only wanted to make a statement to their opponent on Friday night, but do everything it could to boost its resume for a potential playoff spot.
At 4:15 p.m. the Canyon (Anaheim) Comanches girls' tennis team was up 7-3 and cruising in its CIF-Southern Section Division II second round playoff match against the Valencia Vikings.
The Hart Indians girls' tennis team did what it had to to keep its postseason aspirations alive on Thursday, defeating Villa Park 11-7 in a hard fought contest to advance to the third round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs.
Put this one up with all the other Canyon-Hart epics.
Go crazy Viking nation. You deserve it.
All Santa Clarita Christian football can do now is hope.
The Saugus boys cross country team is starting to sound like its girls counterparts.
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.
At least 24 schools are already committed to participate in Canyon High School's Santa Clarita Valley Track Invitational.
Dean Hendrix-Davis, just 16 years old, was pinned between the car seats of his Ford Explorer.
The best team that not enough people know about in the Santa Clarita Valley just went and won a Heritage League championship.
A full gym, a dramatic finish and fans rushing the court at the final buzzer aren't things you might expect in the Foothill League finale for two teams that won't make the playoffs.
The program that lost the two best players in the Foothill League in 2013 to graduation and the one that lost its first two league games in 2014 has now won something that begins with a two - second place.
The Valencia Vikings boys soccer team secured second place in the Foothill League by beating West Ranch for the fourth straight time on Thursday at Valencia High.
All that stood between Hart Indians boys basketball and the Foothill League's first undefeated run since Valentine's Day, 1997, were the Canyon Cowboys and 23 seconds.