The Valencia girls basketball season is officially off and running.
Last year's Canyon girls soccer campaign culminated with at Foothill League co-championship.
It has been pretty clear since the beginning of the high school football season that four teams have been the class of the Northern Division.
The Master's College's men's soccer team advanced to the quarterfinals of the NAIA Men's Soccer National Tournament thanks to a 1-0 victory over Indiana Tech on Monday in Fresno.
FRESNO - The Saugus girls had a chance to make history Saturday at Woodward Park.
FRESNO - They had just won their fourth consecutive CIF State championship.
Santa Clarita Christian running back Colin Mayhugh couldn't have picked a better night to have his biggest game of the year.
VENTURA - You couldn't ask Valencia senior Brock Vereen for much more on Friday night at Buena High School.
Despite an up-and-down regular season, Santa Clarita Christian has made it through the first two rounds of the postseason relatively unscathed.
VENTURA - Hurry-up offense?
He explains that the flap bulging out of his practice jersey and the numerous holes in it are the results of wear and tear from slamming and clawing with teammates.
Winning three consecutive CIF state championships in girls cross country is certainly a tremendous accomplishment.
But surprisingly enough, it's not that rare.
Jennifer Owen doesn't think of herself as a leader.
She doesn't think cross country running is a major part of her life.
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.
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.