Last season, Canyon boys soccer carved out a Foothill League title one narrow victory at a time.
Collin Keoshian has done it again.
Katie Hank doesn't need words.
There is just so little separation between the big four for the Hart girls golf team.
They're that good.
In its preleague finale, West Ranch boys soccer had to overcome emotion, constant injury problems and the stylistic changes of its opponent.
And when the final whistle blew, Wildcats head coach Mo Burgess said it was an ideal game to preview Foothill League play.
Golden Valley point guard Trevor Wiseman returned from a four-game absence Tuesday night, and all eyes were on the ankle that kept him out.
It looks like the ankle is in tip-top shape and so is Golden Valley's defense.
The Valencia High Vikings have won eight straight league titles because head coach Annie Kellogg builds all-around teams.
Could it have been any more competitive at the top of the Foothill League this year?
Kaylin Mahoney had run this course before.
The performances turned in by Seth Totten this season were downright scary.
It's hard to quantify the talent of Valencia's Steven Manfro.
You could call him a running back, but most running backs don't possess Manfro's abilities as a pass-catcher.
First Team Offense
To a kid from the Santa Clarita Valley, attending the University of Minnesota might feel like a culture shock.
The climate is much colder. There are lakes all over the city of Minneapolis. It's one of the largest public campuses in the country.
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.
Can you consider one nonwinning year a drought?
Canyon High senior Cole Mears has always considered himself a utility player.
From the start, this season was about two teams: West Ranch and Saugus.
For track and field coaches, it's always a balancing act between worrying about winning team competitions and figuring out how to keep their best athletes ready for the end of the season.
Different park. Same result.
Hart High junior pitcher Paul Richan said he was thinking about Friday's game against surging Valencia for two days.
It doesn't happen very often in Foothill League play, but you can bet that when A.J. West and Jake Bird come in to pitch for West Ranch in the same game, it's a close one.
One road to the U.S. Open, which last year was won by Justin Rose, is through Valencia.
Saugus boys volleyball isn't going away quietly after falling short to Valencia earlier in the week.
In the most critical match of the day in terms of the Foothill League standings, the Hart High Indians clinched a spot in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs.
A lot of weight was on the shoulders of a select number of athletes for Golden Valley girls track and field.
The Vikings needed some heroics to get past Hart on Thursday afternoon at Valencia High School, and luckily Britney Ross-Smith was up for the challenge.
The Saugus Centurions' pitching staff continues to deal, and its bats continue to heat up.
Valencia's depth probably wouldn't have allowed it to have much of a let down on Wednesday, but Vikings head coach Chris Stroh still preached to his team that last week's girls' victory and boys' tie against Hart didn't mean they could relax Wednesday against West Ranch.