The Canyon High boys soccer team and head coach Khris Savage knew exactly what had to be done coming into Friday night's game against West Ranch.
It probably feels like a curse.
It said on Friday's schedule there was supposed to be a girls soccer game between West Ranch and Canyon.
The Valencia girls soccer team used to love West Ranch.
The Valencia High and West Ranch High boys soccer teams took turns exchanging shots at each other's goals most of the afternoon, but the Vikings managed to walk away with a 1-0 victory Thursday.
The Hart high boys soccer team has complicated the standings in the Foothill League after defeating the Saugus Centurions 3-2 Wednesday.
It wasn't that Saugus' Mario Wright knew his game-winning shot was going in.
It didn't start stinging for Hart High senior center Megan Ford until the next day or so. But sting, a loss 2 1/2 weeks ago against the Valencia girls basketball team did.
The Saugus High boys soccer team took sole possession of first place in the Foothill League with a 1-0 win over Canyon High Tuesday at Saugus.
For three decades, Hart football has been identified by one family - the Herringtons - Mike, Rick and Dean.
Valencia senior Terrez Scott has waited years for any shot, but this one was significant.
The importance of Tuesday's road game against Canyon was not lost on the Saugus girls soccer team.
What was once a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead was now two.
Alex McCaslin has been waiting all season to have a game like he did on Monday against Golden Valley.
The target is big and it's not red anymore, it's purple.
Foothill League play is still more than two weeks away, but the two teams most expect to vie for the league title - Valencia and Hart - will get an early look at each other in Monday's Hart Soccer Showcase tournament final.
The promising start to the season for Golden Valley boys soccer took a wrong turn on Saturday, but there are still encouraging signs for this up-and-coming team.
The Valencia Vikings girls soccer team was thoroughly frustrated by the Knight High Hawks' offside trap in the first half of its Hart Soccer Showcase pool play match on Friday at The Master's College's Reese Field.
The Hart Indians boys soccer team saved its best for first on Friday morning at The Master's College, and there was little the Saugus Centurions could do about it.
Sometimes box scores can be misleading.
After multiple years working at various positions at The Signal, I officially left the paper in October. Still, the excitement and passion I have for Santa Clarita Valley sports remains, and I have continued to work for the paper on a freelance basis
Forget the Oscars and the Emmys. We at The Signal are going to provide you with the best year-end awards of them all with The Siggies, which will cover the best of Santa Clarita Valley sports in 2013.
This coming year will mark my 10th year covering sports for The Signal so I've seen a lot of history.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights boys basketball team was wildly successful a season ago, and it's finding out just how hard it is to replicate that success to begin the 2013-14 season.
Meet Trinity Classical Academy sophomore Andrew Pabalan.
Every time Kamron Carroll puts on his uniform, the Santa Clarita Christian School boys basketball team's chances of winning increase exponentially.
It's undeniable that the Santa Clarita Christian School Cardinals boys basketball team has a lot of potential, and some size to boot.
The Trinity Classical Academy football team will try to defend its CIF championship under a new head coach.
The release of the All-San Joaquin football and All-Heritage League girls volleyball teams meant a lot of awards for the Santa Clarita Christian School athletic program.
If the 2013 Foothill League football season taught us anything, it was how arbitrary time can be.