DOWNEY - It is official.
For more than a decade, Heather Pilch and Shannon Suarez have been lacing up their cleats and stepping onto the soccer field together.
You can throw out the story about Saugus finishing third in the Foothill League and making it all the way to the CIF-Southern Section Division II girls soccer final.
He was a burgundy and black blur. The cold of the ice swept with him, bringing a freezing breeze.
The Saugus girls soccer team held its team banquet Wednesday night.
Santa Clarita Christian scored at least 17 points in all three games of its opening match against Cate of Carpinteria Wednesday.
College of the Canyons evened its Western State Conference record with an offensive explosion against West Los Angeles at home Wednesday, scoring a 21-5 victory.
Saugus girls soccer is now one step away from a championship ring.
The skills of College of the Canyons forward Charity Smith are picture-perfect.
Chivas USA scored a pair of victories on Sunday night.
The Master's College women's basketball snapped Point Loma Nazarene's 20-game winning streak with a dominating 63-48 win at home Saturday.
The Master's College men's basketball missed out on a chance to lock up a Golden State Athletic Conference playoff berth Saturday, but Point Loma Nazarene booked its postseason ticket with a 72-67 win at Bross Gym.
Next season will mark the fourth in a row that Golden Valley has a different girls varsity basketball coach.
First-year head coach James Wilson resigned on Friday, citing medical issues within his family.
A blend of classic and contemporary R&B music flowed through the speakers at Cerritos College's gymnasium Friday.
Some members of the Golden Valley basketball team danced as they warmed up for their CIF-Southern Section Division IIIA semifinal against Gahr High School.
Golden Valley has done well this season because its style is tough to defend.
Just ask the Grizzlies themselves, who couldn't slow that style down when Gahr of Cerritos threw it right back at them.
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.
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.