After a winless Foothill League performance in 2008, first year Golden Valley coach Scott Drootin knew he was in for a building project with his new team, and Friday he finished laying one of the first levels in the construction of a successful program.
Valencia's first round CIF-Southern Section Division II match was all about teamwork.
Canyon softball entered Thursday's Foothill League finale with one goal - to make the playoffs and end the longest postseason draught in the league.
The West Ranch boys tennis team tied Bonita at La Verne 9-9 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II postseason, but the Wildcats won on games 82-71.
Eventually, one of these years, the Valencia High softball team is going to end up finishing somewhere other than first place in the final Foothill League standings.
The Rancho San Marcos Golf Club in Santa Barbara was downright frustrating to the Foothill League's last team standings Thursday.
Canyon closed the regular season strong to finish second in the Foothill League.
Hart boys volleyball scored a dominating victory to advance to the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Playoffs Wednesday, dropping Hueneme 3-0 (25-10, 25-20, 25-18) in a wild-card match.
Ever since Valencia took part in a spring break tournament in Orange County, the Vikings have been on a different tier than the rest of the Foothill League.
Hart baseball added some intrigue to the final day of the Foothill League season with an upset of West Ranch at home Wednesday.
WALNUT - Foothill League swimming's move from Division II to Division I experienced both success and struggles at the CIF-Southern Section Division I prelims Wednesday at the Mt. San Antonio College Marie T. Mills Aquatic Complex.
Canyon boys tennis found its way into the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs with a third-place Foothill League finish, but the Cowboys could not discover a path to get past South Pasadena at home Tuesday in the wild-card round, falling 10-8.
It turns out the names on the front of the uniforms really do make a difference.
A big second inning against Canyon helped Saugus take a big step toward securing one of the Foothill League's automatic playoff berths.
The Valencia boys golf team battled for respect all season long.
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.