Saugus was looking for one more challenge, one more fight to the finish from a nonleague opponent.
It did not truly happen Wednesday, as the Centurions punished Chaminade of West Hills in three straight sets at Saugus High School.
The Valencia girls basketball team started its regular season Tuesday, and it didn't really allow the Nordhoff Rangers to start theirs.
The Vikings excelled at both ends of the floor in a dominant 86-22 victory over Nordhoff at the High Five Classic at the Valencia High School gymnasium.
In the Canyon boys basketball season opener against Oxnard on Monday night, the Cowboys looked solid.
However, head coach Chad Phillips' sentiments proved otherwise.
It's shaping up to be one of the biggest weekends in Santa Clarita valley sports history.
Two championships will be determined and three teams will be competing for a spot in a championship game.
FRESNO - For the third straight year, they made the trek - an incredible feat within itself.
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FRESNO - The Saugus High School girls cross country team made a proclamation with its feet Saturday morning at Fresno's Woodward Park.
LOS ANGELES - Santa Clarita Christian running back Collin Keoshian was in trouble Saturday at Windward School.
FRESNO - It was the greatest individual and team performance in the five-year history of Golden Valley High School athletics.
Is it possible the best football in the valley is coming from Santa Clarita Christian School?
For a baseball team that finished 3-21 last season and winless at 0-14 in the Foothill League, Golden Valley has already caught a big fish in the baseball coaching world.
Scott Drootin, a man who has 17 years of head coaching experience, was hired Friday to try and turn things around with the Grizzlies.
West Ranch won one of its closest girls volleyball matches of the season on Friday in Hollywood, beating Campbell Hall, 25-18, 25-21, 20-25, 21-25, 15-10.
Alison Summers had 17 kills. Sophia Burns had a good all-around match, with 14 kills, 26 assists and six blocks.
WESTLAKE - It took all of six game minutes and one possession for Valencia to get on the scoreboard.
It wasn't much longer until the game got out of hand.
Saugus football is set for a second date in the semifinals.
Centurions senior quarterback Desi Rodriguez did it all on Friday night at Cougar Stadium leading Saugus to a 35-28 win over Thousand Oaks in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division Northern Division playoffs.
A high-powered offense was not quite enough for West Ranch on Friday, in a 41-31 loss at Beverly Hills High School.
Wildcat quarterback Jake Bernards passed for 348 yards and two touchdowns as WRHS fell to 1-2 this season.
New rules issued by CIF State will limit practice time across the board for high school athletics, but local coaches don't expect much of an impact going forward.
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.