Recently, Saugus High girls golf head coach David Stradling went to bed thinking, "Yeah, maybe my team can compete for a Foothill League title."
Valencia (1-1) defeated Los Angeles City football champions Birmingham (0-3) at Lake Balboa on Friday night 24-0.
Santa Clarita Christian School took down the defending CIF-SS champions in eight-man football on Saturday, downing Joshua Springs, 54-32.
The Cardinals led the entire game from the time Colin Mayhugh returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown to the final whistle.
Maybe there's a changing of the guard, or a new sheriff in town or just a whole new world. But whatever is going on, the Golden Valley Grizzlies seem to be the recipient of some pretty good things.
The Foothill League has implemented a new policy and will limit the amount of contact a coach can have with his or her athletes to 10 hours per week Monday through Saturday.
The policy is a response to the elimination on July 1 of CIF-Southern Section By-Law 313 - the Athletic Association Rule.
Elation was felt by the Saugus girls and the Golden Valley boys cross country teams Saturday at the CIF-Southern Section Cross Country Finals at Mt. San Antonio College at Walnut.|
After winning every singles match she played this season, Hart girls tennis ace Anne Susdorf lost for the first time Saturday.
Saugus girls volleyball won the Tri-City championship and stayed undefeated on the season, pulling out a five-set victory over Walnut on Saturday.
As Santa Clarita Christian football coach Garrick Moss thought out loud to himself about how to handle his upcoming week's practice schedule, with his players having the week off from school, junior tailback Collin Keoshian was quick to interrupt with his opinion.
With five touchdown plays of 10 yards or more, five forced turnovers and a whole slew of big hits, one thing's for certain.
Valencia sure knows how to make an entrance.
Saugus football survived its first-round CIF-Southern Section Northern Division game Friday night at Cougar Stadium, beating Righetti of Santa Maria 29-17.
Ryan Zirbel didn't survive it.
ATASCADERO - In the coaching career of Hart High's Mike Herrington, the Indians had never been stopped short of the CIF-Southern Section quarterfinals.
The streak came to a halt in his 20th season Friday night at Atascadero Memorial Stadium in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division postseason.
The sun is going down and a pair of portable lights illuminate part of the Hart High practice field.
Saugus football has already made history.
For each of the past three seasons, the Valencia girls tennis team has reached the Division III finals of the CIF-Southern Section Girls Team Tennis Playoffs.
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.