West Ranch tennis overcame a strong singles performance by Hart with some important doubles matchups early and took its Foothill League girls tennis opener 10-8 at Hart High on Tuesday.
The scoreboard told the tale of how close the match was with the teams' scoring even for most of the match.
A key to successful football lies in managing personnel.
Tonight's Hart-Westlake football matchup at Cougar Stadium at 7:30 p.m. is a marquee game in so many ways.
The Indians (2-1) and Warriors (2-0) have played against each other every year this decade.
Some might say there's not much left for the Saugus girls cross country team to prove.
Saugus cross country runner Amber Murakami has been with the program for four years."
Golden Valley cross country runner Seth Totten remembers lining up for his first league race in 2007, and he remembers it distinctly.
Parity has crept into Foothill League boys cross country.
It's hard to say if it's nature or nurture that makes Anne Susdorf arguably the best tennis player in the Foothill League as a junior.
There will be no shortage of plot lines to follow in Foothill League girls tennis this year.
Again, everyone was right.
So far, so average.
This is it - the most talented bunch of girls golfers the Foothill League has ever seen.
She does not have to be here. Nine holes of golf - what could that really do for her?
Santa Clarita Christian football got blindsided Friday night.
The defending CIF-Southern Section Division I 8-Man champions lost 22-6 to Joshua Springs in Yucca Valley.
His Saugus-blue jersey told the story.
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.
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.