Valencia football had one close call this season - and it was against tonight's opponent in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoffs.
Last season was the first year under Hart head football coach Mike Herrington that the Indians failed to make it out of the first round of CIF-Southern Section division playoffs.
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Their grass gives a slight disadvantage over the turf.
Before the season began, the list of the Foothill League's top wide receivers was fairly distinguished.
There was Valencia's Zach Tartabull, who led the league in receiving in 2008.
Valencia girls tennis was denied a fifth straight trip to the CIF-Southern Section Division III finals with a 9-9 (81-76 on games) loss to San Luis Obispo High (19-1) in the quarterfinals Tuesday.
The 2009 CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoffs have a familiar feel.
Personal goals were never mentioned throughout the season.
Last season, the Foothill League failed to send a representative to a CIF championship game for the first time since 1997.
Valencia girls tennis continues to roll through the CIF Division III playoffs, scoring a convincing 16-2 second-round victory over Paramount on Saturday at Paramount.
WALNUT - The Foothill League has a reputation as one of the best cross country leagues in the state of California.
The tone was set on the first play of the game.
After possibly the roughest season in Canyon football history, the Cowboys finally have something to celebrate.
The Hart football team looked prolific for a second week in a row, clinching second place in the Foothill League with a 42-7 win over Golden Valley on Friday.
The West Ranch girls tennis team took a big step forward this season by winning a share of the Foothill League title.
West Ranch softball players will be the first to admit they've been playing below their potential over the last two weeks.
In terms of drama and surprises, the Foothill League prelims aren't usually stocked full of them.
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A large portion of one San Fernando Valley baseball team's success is because of Santa Clarita Valley players.
All Valencia High junior Quinton Tilley was trying to do was play a steady round of golf on Monday.
In just its second year of existence, the West Ranch High lacrosse team clinched its first playoff spot over the weekend.
Valencia graduate and professional golfer Max Homa appears to have found his groove again after a rough first few months of the year.
Springtime is usually when local boys volleyball players get to be the center of attention.
Just four months after his teammate J.K. Torres announced his decision to play lacrosse at NCAA Division III school Aurora University in Illinois, West Ranch midfielder Colton Long committed to play at Division II Adams State in Colorado.
The last week and a half has provided interesting insight into exactly what Saugus is capable of.
For so long, Max Nua was the anonymous little kid wandering around the gym and doing his best to kill time until practice was over.
It's doubtful any athlete grows up wishing he/she could some day compete at a community college.
The Canyon Cowboys baseball team has endured its fair share of struggles this season, but it wasn't about to hand Golden Valley its first league win of the season on Friday afternoon at Canyon High School.
Valencia's Keston Hiura hit two home runs on Friday at Valencia High.
For West Ranch High senior Alex Rassool, the opportunity to walk on at UCLA is a dream come true for a kid who has always been under the radar.