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.
After every single Valencia football victory, the team and coaching staff circled senior defensive back/wide receiver Brock Vereen.
It only took eight weeks, but the Canyon football team is finally healthy and the result is a two-game win streak and a confident squad.
West Ranch football head coach Sean O'Brien makes no bones about it - he's a Canyon fan and a big one at that.
The 2009 West Ranch girls tennis season has been one of progress.
The strength of the Hart High girls tennis team in 2009 was its singles players.
Any game can turn on a moment's notice, and sometimes that's all it takes.
Hart may have wrapped up second place in the Foothill League, but the Indians still have something at stake in tonight's regular-season finale against Golden Valley.
You could call it a practice round, nonetheless there was a lot to play for Thursday at Talega Golf Club in San Clemente during the CIF-Southern Section Girls Golf Individual Championship.
After the West Ranch boys tennis team defeated Valencia 12-6 and denied the Vikings their ninth straight Foothill League title on Thursday at Valencia High, the Wildcats gathered around senior Harrison Collins and sang "Happy Birthday."
For the 13th time in the past 14 years, the Valencia Vikings reign supreme over the Foothill League.
The Canyon baseball team used two big innings to pick up its second Foothill League win and keep Golden Valley searching for its first.
The wait is over.
Nothing seemed to be going right for West Ranch baseball in the first six innings.
Saugus overcame a slow start on Wednesday to sweep Canyon in both the varsity boys and girls meets at Santa Clarita Aquatics Center and enter next week's Foothill League prelims and finals with some momentum.
Typically it's the Saugus baseball team shutting opposing teams down with its pitching.
The Valencia boys tennis team used the strength of its singles lineup to take down Hart High 13-5 on Tuesday.
This will probably be a long week for Foothill League swimmers, as they look ahead to next week's Foothill League prelims and finals where, quite literally, anything might happen.
It was a fairly quiet way for Valencia boys volleyball to officially stake claim to a Foothill League title on Tuesday.
Time off can give players a chance to recuperate.
All of a sudden West Ranch boys golf is looking vulnerable.
The Valencia Vikings might have been overlooked heading into the Foothill League season, but the two-time defending champion West Ranch Wildcats weren't going to do any overlooking of their own on Tuesday afternoon at West Ranch High School.
Hart High graduate and former The Master's College star Jerry Owens was suspended for 50 games last week from the Liga Mexicana de Beisbol for violating the league's drug policy.
It's not entirely uncommon for a club swimmer to see their high school team as something secondary; a break from the grind of a club season, but ultimately just that - a break.