The transition from Nick Jones' sophomore to junior year was a tough one.
When the Kings Christian High School Crusaders 8-man football team marched down the field to score a touchdown on its opening possession, it seemed that the Trinity Classical Academy Knights were in for a dogfight on Saturday night at College of the Canyons.
Behind a four-touchdown performance from running back Derek Lewis and a strong showing by its defense, the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals defeated the Sun Valley Wildcats 56-7 Saturday at Harry Welch Stadium on the campus of Canyon High.
It was one of the longest, tightest days of tennis in the history of the Valencia Fall Brawl tennis tournament, held annually by Valencia.
LAKE BALBOA - With the Hart Indians on the 2-yard line late in the fourth quarter, the receivers started giving running back Connor Wingenroth a hard time.
OXNARD - Even after a bounce back victory, the bye week can't come soon enough for the West Ranch Wildcats football team.
A complete defensive effort and a second half surge helped the Valencia Vikings football team down a competitive Santa Monica Vikings squad 42-21 on Friday night at Valencia High School.
SHERMAN OAKS - This was a Canyon Cowboys team with a lot of momentum headed into Friday night's marquee matchup against a state power.
Valencia High junior baseball player Devin Davis verbally committed to Loyola Marymount University this week, his father Darrell confirmed.
Canyon (3-0) at Notre Dame (3-1)
The Canyon High girls cross country team continued its impressive season with an upset over seven-time defending Foothill League and state champion Saugus team.
It was over almost as quickly as it began for the Valencia girls tennis team on Thursday afternoon at Golden Valley High School.
Golden Valley girls golf really is the front-runner for the Foothill League title.
It won't be very difficult to figure out who will be among the top finishers in each Foothill League race with so many talented girls returning from last year.
Pick your poison in the Foothill League.
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.