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.
Facing one of the Foothill League's best frontcourts, the Canyon girls basketball team needed everything its backcourt could muster.
There is a shift in Foothill League girls basketball and nowhere else was it more evident Tuesday than at Hart High.
Looking to bounce back from Friday's loss to West Ranch, the Valencia girls basketball team took out their frustrations on Golden Valley.
West Ranch boys basketball forced 25 Hart turnovers with a frenetic, pressing defense and withstood a late rally to hold off the Indians and win their first Foothill League game 62-56 on Tuesday night at Hart High.
In the fourth quarter of Friday's Valencia-West Ranch boys basketball game, Vikings guard Lonnie Jackson drove inside and took to the air, his eyes on the basket, his arm skyward, his body exposed.
When the season started, College of the Canyons women's basketball head coach Greg Herrick didn't build anyone up with lofty expectations.
With the Foothill League's opening week in the books, all the preseason predictions and speculation fell by the wayside and made room for reality.
Golden Valley sophomore Jonathan Kang advanced to the CIF/SCGA Regional State Qualifier (or the Southern California championship) with a 3-over 74 on Tuesday at the CIF-Southern Section Boys Golf Individual Championship.
NORWALK - Winning wasn't the priority on Friday.
This "youth" label kept getting in the way of Santa Clarita Christian baseball considering itself a bona fide CIF-championship caliber team this season.
For Brett Molster, it isn't about setting a record or basking in the glory.
There's only one grueling, high-intensity step to go to reach the CIF State Track and Field Championships.
The boys from West Ranch had one last milestone in them at Thursday's CIF-Southern Section Individual Tennis Sectionals.
From the outside, it would seem like West Ranch's Chris Gaw and Noah Morrow are at a disadvantage going into today's CIF-Southern Section Individual Tennis Sectionals.
After a nearly two week break, it's finally time for the home stretch to this year's boys tennis season.
Mike Killinger, who took over as interim Valencia High baseball head coach when Jared Snyder was put on a leave of absence on March 21, has been hired to take over the job on a permanent basis.