It's a brand new ball game.
In nearly every direction, Valencia pitcher Carly Mortensen had obstacles around her.
Valencia boys volleyball extended its Foothill League winning streak to 78 matches, but it was anything but easy.
For a couple of innings, Hart baseball looked like it was back atop the Foothill League.
Both Hart High swim teams continued their dominance in the Foothill League with lopsided wins over Canyon High on Wednesday.
Coming off a pair of disheartening losses to West Ranch, the Saugus baseball team needed to rebound with a complete effort – which is exactly what the Centurions did.
Seven Foothill League games still remain on the schedule, and yet the West Ranch High baseball team has already won more league games than it ever has in program history.
Given the back-and-forth nature of high school volleyball, Hart's performance in the fourth game Tuesday was all the more impressive.
Hart softball faced its toughest test of the Foothill League season Tuesday night at the William S. Hart PONY Complex, beating Saugus 4-1 behind senior pitcher Destiny Rodino's 13 strikeouts and Devon Lindvall's three RBIs.
Perfection was in peril for Valencia boys tennis Tuesday.
For two-time defending CIF-Southern Section Division I softball champion Valencia, great pitching has always been a constant.
Pollsters believe Hart is a good softball team.
In order to engage in interscholastic sports, students at local elementary private schools used to have to drive down to the San Fernando Valley.
Between the traffic and pulling kids out of class early, the hassle became too much to endure.
The Santa Clarita Christian softball team has played so well this season the Cardinals have their coach brimming with confidence.
Forget the errors, the dust-ups, the deficit and the rowdy crowd.
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.