THOUSAND OAKS – You could not ask for much more drama in Valencia's season opener.
With 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter, West Ranch held a 20-point lead over Lancaster.
With five seconds left in a tie football game, Hart kicker C.J. Reyes lined up the biggest kick of the Indians' still-infant football season. On his mind was only one thing, the jokes made by his holder Blake Borland.
BAKERSFIELD - If the first game of the season is any indication, it looks like the Bakersfield High Drillers have put together another one of those dominant teams.
Expectations are high for the Valencia High football team.
Right out of the gate, the Vikings get their test.
Today, Golden Valley football will begin a new era.
The Grizzlies have a new coach and young players who want to get some game experience together.
West Ranch football is not looking to make excuses.
The drill ended with a whistle, and Saugus offensive line coach Andy Kaminski exhorted his players to keep moving to the next station as the late-summer heat beat down on the field, players and coaches.
The Centurions are looking to duplicate the result of last year's meeting, when they open their season tonight at 7 p.m.. in Pasadena.
Was last week's Hart team the real Hart team?
Maybe we'll get a better indication of who the Indians are when they host Palmdale tonight at Cougar Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
Canyon football begins its season today.
Matt Dixon took over as Trinity Classical Academy athletic director just before the summer began last year.
Saugus' cross country program has turned into a powerhouse.
It's hard to argue that Golden Valley's girls basketball program has been in a state of disarray for the last five years.
MISSION HILLS - Newhall resident Vernon Adams said he was a bit nervous for his first varsity start for Bishop Alemany High School.
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.