A pair of dominant pitching performances led Saugus to a key victory over Hart only two days after an 11 inning loss had put the Centurions' playoff future in peril.
Valencia and Canyon softball have gone in opposite directions this decade.
West Ranch softball sat primed for a stunning upset and a school first, but Hart senior pitcher Destiny Rodino had other things in mind.
Valencia locked up its ninth consecutive boys volleyball title Thursday with a 3-1 win over Canyon at home.
Canyon knew it was going to get solid contributions from its field events Thursday.
Valencia finished off an undefeated Foothill League season while putting an exclamation point on its seventh league title in eight years by dropping Canyon 14-4 at home.
West Ranch golfer Collin Wheeler matched his score from two years ago to again claim the Newhall Land Cup (the two-day tournament coinciding with the last two Foothill League matches) and his Wildcats also clinched the Foothill League title Wednesday at TPC Valencia.
It has been more than two decades since Hart baseball last failed to make the playoffs.
With the Foothill League finals just around the corner, Hart head swim coach Steve Neale held a serious meeting prior to Wednesday's regular-season finale against Saugus.
Saugus track and field head coach Christian Standley stood in the Hart High School infield, soaking wet after getting a water cooler bath from members of his boys team.
Peaking at the right time is a key to postseason success in any sport, and West Ranch boys tennis looks like its on point at the perfect time, notching a 14-4 win over Canyon at home Tuesday.
Almost three years to the day since it last defeated Valencia softball, Saugus pulled off a shocker Tuesday.
All that talk of the Valencia being vulnerable in the Foothill League this season has sure died down lately.
It appears that Canyon graduate Nate Longshore does have a destination.
Collin Wheeler may have just golfed himself into the CIF playoffs.
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.