Clearly, there was a big gap between Golden Valley boys basketball and the other five Foothill League teams last season.
There used to be a time when Valencia's Lonnie Jackson could be rattled.
In a time when basketball is speeding up, half the Foothill League has decided to slow it down.
Hart junior Katie Trevino plays soccer with great passion.
The target has been big, but it has never been this big.
Graduations and departures have left things shaken up at the top of Foothill League girls basketball.
Every girls basketball coach in the Foothill League knows who she is.
Canyon striker Mohammed Roknipour likes to dream big.
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.
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.