In comparison to many of the other sports played in the Foothill League, girls golf is still in its early stages.
Much of its 10-year history comes from individual success - names like Alexis Arnold, Melanie DeLeon, Stevy Loy and Jasnin Samson, girls who fulfilled their promise in high school and gained college scholarships.
It came as no surprise to Valencia girls tennis head coach Annie Kellogg that her Vikings team was highly positioned in the CIF-Southern Section Division III brackets - released Monday.
The team sat near the top of the CIF polls all season and currently holds the No. 2 spot.
Behind a powerful three-headed monster in the form of quarterback Steven Borden, receiver Colin Mayhugh and running back Collin Keoshian, Santa Clarita Christian School's football team is a proven force in 8-man competition.
The Cardinals, currently ranked No. 5 in the CIF-Southern Section Division I 8-Man Football, will kick off the first round of playoffs hosting West Shores of Salton City Saturday at a time to be determined.
It will probably be the same old story in girls tennis in 2008, with perennial Foothill League champions Valencia once again edging Hart for the title.
The brackets for the CIF-Southern Section postseason were released Sunday with one big local surprise.
It was expected that Valencia, West Ranch and Saugus would all be postseason bound, but Hart secured a surprising at-large bid.
While Santa Clarita Christian School was able to end their season on a high note, they are now forced to play the waiting game.
The Valencia High public address announcer gave it his best.
Oh, what could have been.
Canyon quarterback Jordan Adamczyk threw for 247 yards and four touchdowns while the Cowboys defense allowed 134 total yards in a convincing 49-0 win over Golden Valley Friday at Harry Welch Stadium.
College Women's Basketball
Under the lights of Harry Welch Stadium on Friday, the Cowboys opened their 2008 season against the Drillers of Bakersfield.
It's still "weird" for Dean Herrington to look toward the opposing sideline and see his older brother.
For all Valencia's Christian Lopes has accomplished so early in his career, Friday night was the highlight of highlights.
Two Hart girls golfers qualified for the next round of play Thursday, in the CIF-Southern Section Individual Final and WSCGA Qualifying Tournament.
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A streak that began with exuberance had quickly turned to frustration by the time the Hart Indians girls soccer team welcomed the Saugus Centurions on Tuesday afternoon.
Valencia senior guard Angel Cardenas said it felt like the rim was the size of a beach ball on Tuesday night.
In a matchup of two teams that were moving in opposite directions, both Hart and Saugus boys soccer came out of Tuesday's game with the same thing.
It didn't matter how little experience or how small the team was, coaches weren't going to coddle Trinity Classical Academy's newest varsity sports team.
Cal-Hi Sports revealed its 35th annual All-State Football Teams on Monday, and six locals made the cut.
It's been said that the game slows down for great players.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Waiting to get their hands on the Lombardi Trophy, the Seahawks were surrounded by security guards in orange jackets. It was the first time anyone in that color stopped them all night.
All old athletes, when their sports days are done, are left to the sidelines.
Over and over, Golden Valley boys soccer head coach Juan Paolo kept telling his team they were good enough to win.
Canyon Cowboys boys basketball made sure there was no way Golden Valley would pull a repeat of what it did Tuesday.
After winning its first three Foothill League games, the Valencia Vikings suffered back-to-back losses to end the first half of the league season.
There are some who take labels personally.
To begin the Foothill League girls soccer season, the Valencia Vikings squeaked past the Saugus by a single goal in a thriller at Valencia High School on Jan. 14.
Golden Valley girls basketball kept going after Canyon.