Valencia goalkeeper Alex McIntyre knows what it's like to have your back against the wall.
Rain delays will make for hectic schedules next week for the Foothill League's boys and girls soccer teams.
For boys and girls basketball, defense made it plenty hectic on Friday.
The CIF released its top honorees for fall sports earlier this month, and several local athletes picked up top nods for their accomplishments in the CIF-Southern Section.
The Saugus boys basketball team got back on track after two straight league losses with a big 77-55 victory over Hart Friday night at Saugus High School.
The Canyon High faithful could feel it Friday evening.
The Valencia girls basketball team has been inconsistent this season, waiting for a big victory to spark a run of strong play.
West Ranch boys basketball seemed to get every rebound it needed except for the last one in a 59-57 loss to Golden Valley on Friday at West Ranch High School.
With the other four Foothill League schools' games cancelled due to flooded fields, Golden Valley and West Ranch girls soccer found themselves locked in a physical battle.
Ask anyone who knows Saugus' Jawhar Purdy and they'll tell you the same thing.
Basketball is his life.
Valencia boys tennis captain Tyler Gottshall has one less thing to worry about heading into his senior season - college plans.
Gottshall recently committed to Loyola Marymount University, becoming the first boys' tennis player from Valencia to go straight to an NCAA Division I team.
The All-CIF-Southern Section teams were officially announced earlier this month, putting the final touches on the Santa Clarita Valley's fall sports.
And several players proved themselves among the best in Southern California at their sport by earning a mention on the All-CIF squads.
As torrential rain pounded the Santa Clarita Valley, the boys and girls Foothill League soccer matches were postponed until Monday.
Early in the fourth quarter, Golden Valley's Trevor Wiseman took a lob pass out of the air and skied above Valencia's Lonnie Jackson for an alley-oop layup.
With two of their best players in foul trouble during the third quarter Friday, the Golden Valley Grizzlies used their depth to open a big lead.
The Centurions played two halves of pounding, physical basketball with the Canyon boys basketball team.
It's a whole new day in Foothill League boys golf.
When Valencia's Chad LeDuff took his first practice serve in preparation for the final match of the Foothill League singles tournament, the fans in attendance started to chatter.
The Valencia swim team has waited nearly two decades to call itself Foothill League champions.
In what was billed as tighter-than-usual competition among the Foothill League track and field contingent, the league finals were every bit as dramatic as expected on Thursday at College of the Canyons.
At this point in the season, no team is looking for style points.
This is Valencia Vikings baseball.
Things shook out pretty much as expected in the Foothill League boys tennis prelims held at the Paseo Club on Wednesday.
After Wednesday's Foothill League boys tennis prelims, three things stick out.
Two monumental Foothill League boys golf accomplishments could be made today based on what happened at Wednesday's Foothill League golf match No. 5.
After a shaky start, Saugus starting pitcher Anthony Donatella improved by the inning against West Ranch.
The story is certainly not West Ranch boys lacrosse losing 20-7 to Thousand Oaks in its first-ever playoff match.
The Canyon High boys volleyball team needed a win on Tuesday in order to have a chance at a playoff berth.
Heading into Foothill League finals on Thursday, the Hart Indians will have more than just a legacy behind it, it will have experience.
West Ranch softball players will be the first to admit they've been playing below their potential over the last two weeks.
In terms of drama and surprises, the Foothill League prelims aren't usually stocked full of them.