WEST HILLS - The Canyon Cowboys headed to Chaminade, hoping to get their first win of the season.
But Chaminade would have none of it.
Saugus should get a gift receipt for this one.
Taft of Woodland Hills was a giving mood Friday night at Cougar Stadium, committing 17 penalties for 132 yards.
Golden Valley continued to struggle on offense thanks to Serrano's strong defensive effort in a 24-0 loss to the Diamondbacks on Friday at Canyon High.
The Diamondbacks (3-2) entered the game giving up only seven points per contest and controlled the line of scrimmage all night, limiting Golden Valley (0-4) to less that 100 yards of total offense.
PALMDALE - With a bye next week, Hart can now add momentum to its repertoire heading into Foothill League play.
Indians quarterback C.J. Reyes threw three touchdowns, two to wide receiver Ty MacArthur, and Hart's defense forced five turnovers as the Indians beat Paraclete 28-7 in their pre-league finale on Friday at Knight High School in Palmdale.
Valencia has looked like the team to beat in the Foothill League based on pre-league performance.
Santa Monica did nothing to disprove that theory.
In Valencia football's last two games, it has outscored opponents 76-14, then gone into a bit of a second-half cruise control.
If the Golden Valley football team wants to earn its first win of the season, it will have to slow down Serrano running back Dionza Bradford when it hosts Serrano High of Phelan at 7 p.m. today at Canyon High.
There's no panic on the Hart sideline.
Canyon football continues its tough preleague schedule when it meets Chaminade of West Hills and a first-year head coach who is no stranger to CIF titles tonight at 7 p.m. at Chaminade.
After Hart girls tennis dropped a close one in its Foothill League-opening loss to West Ranch, Indians head coach Patty Labat said there would be some lineup changes.
Saugus head football coach Jason Bornn threw out an analogy this week about his team.
The Hart High girls golf team wasn't quite as dominant Wednesday at Vista Valencia Golf Course for the Foothill League's second meet.
After all the talk of parity entering Foothill League boys cross country, Saugus showed Wednesday that it's still the team to beat.
The Foothill League's football teams are 9-11.
After a volleyball team loses five seniors from a squad that made it to the CIF-Southern Section Division V-AA semifinals, there's usually a rebuilding period.
The Canyon High Cowboys entered Tuesday night's game as favorites over Saugus.
The seniors for the West Ranch Wildcats basketball team made their senior night one to remember.
The Valencia girls basketball team took a beating on Friday against Canyon and took some late hits from Hart on Tuesday, as the game got physical late.
When Hart girls soccer player Sophie Cortes retrieved the ball for teammate Destinney Duron, she gave her a look.
Across the past three years, the Hart High boys soccer team could easily be considered the Foothill League's best team never to win a league title.
Things weren't always this rosy at Hart High School.
The Hart Indians baseball program will hold its annual alumni game this Saturday, and as part of the festivities will induct its latest class to the Hart Baseball Wall of Fame.
Niko Nuyda was there when Canyon soccer was a powerhouse in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Quietly, one of the best rivalries in Santa Clarita Valley sports has been building up for years.
Fair and even competition brings out the best in everyone, but it's taken for granted how hard it is to plan accordingly at the high school level.
Sophie Cortes is hard to spot when the Hart Indians girls soccer team takes the field.
This is West Ranch's M.O. this year, and more often than not the Wildcats are winning because or in spite of it.
It was a completely different game than last time.
On Friday, Hart boys soccer played like a team that wanted to make sure no one could catch up in the Foothill League.
Big players hit big shots in big spots.