The sense of urgency begins.
At the beginning of the season, many Hart High football players got an earful from fellow students doubting the program.
When Saugus girls volleyball hosts Hart at 6:45 p.m. today, it will be more than another important Foothill League matchup between the Centurions and the Indians.
Foothill League football spent years setting a standard in the state of California.
When one arrives at a Foothill League girls golf match, the first question that pops up is: What accomplishment did Hart High achieve today?
The West Ranch girls volleyball team is talented enough to overcome a number of mishaps over the course of a volleyball match.
Valencia got everything it could handle from Saugus in a five-set match Tuesday, but the Centurions couldn't overcome their own mistakes and the Vikings won 3-2 at Valencia High.
Valencia High graduate and California's all-time prep passing yardage leader Michael Herrick had the best game of his collegiate football career last Saturday.
As Foothill League play begins, the intensity is going to increase. Every play and possession will be magnified.
Playing without starters Collin Keoshian and Ryan Espinosa proved costly for the Santa Clarita Christian football team, which lost to Windward 48-0 at Canyon High School on Saturday night after the mercy rule came into effect in the third quarter.
Valencia continued its perfect season with a 35-14 victory over Loyola at Los Angeles Valley College Saturday night.
The Grizzlies football team fell behind early and dropped its pre-league finale 56-0 to Paraclete on Saturday at Knight High School.
Golden Valley head coach Andy Campbell was at a loss for words when trying to find positives from a game that saw several of his players hurt with little production on the scoreboard for all their efforts.
West Ranch head football coach Sean O'Brien knew his team's pre-league finale would show him what could be fine-tuned heading into Foothill League play.
When Andy Campbell took the Golden Valley head coaching job in the offseason, he had designs of turning the Grizzlies into a perennial CIF contender.
It's been an interesting week for Valencia's opponent tonight.
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.
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.