Last season, a slow start to the Foothill League schedule forced West Ranch to play catch-up.
Thanks to a fast start in the second half of Tuesday's league opener, this year is a different story.
For three quarters, the Hart girls basketball team stifled Valencia with its full-court pressure.
One year ago, Saugus girls soccer opened the Foothill League season with a four-goal loss to Valencia, a game that masked the Centurions' true potential.
Whether Valencia point guard Jake Kelfer hit the floor or swingman Lonnie Jackson collided with a defender in mid-air, there was little doubt how Hart planned to counter the Vikings' offense.
Clearly, there was a big gap between Golden Valley boys basketball and the other five Foothill League teams last season.
There used to be a time when Valencia's Lonnie Jackson could be rattled.
In a time when basketball is speeding up, half the Foothill League has decided to slow it down.
Hart junior Katie Trevino plays soccer with great passion.
The target has been big, but it has never been this big.
Graduations and departures have left things shaken up at the top of Foothill League girls basketball.
Every girls basketball coach in the Foothill League knows who she is.
Canyon striker Mohammed Roknipour likes to dream big.
Last season, Canyon boys soccer carved out a Foothill League title one narrow victory at a time.
Collin Keoshian has done it again.
Katie Hank doesn't need words.
When the Foothill League softball coaches met to vote on the 2014 Pitcher of the Year, there wasn't much surprise in who came out on top.
Welcome to On The Beat, college softball edition.
Baseball is as traditional a sport as you get.
New rules issued by CIF State will limit practice time across the board for high school athletics, but local coaches don't expect much of an impact going forward.
Golden Valley sophomore Jonathan Kang advanced to the CIF/SCGA Regional State Qualifier (or the Southern California championship) with a 3-over 74 on Tuesday at the CIF-Southern Section Boys Golf Individual Championship.
NORWALK - Winning wasn't the priority on Friday.
This "youth" label kept getting in the way of Santa Clarita Christian baseball considering itself a bona fide CIF-championship caliber team this season.
For Brett Molster, it isn't about setting a record or basking in the glory.
There's only one grueling, high-intensity step to go to reach the CIF State Track and Field Championships.
The boys from West Ranch had one last milestone in them at Thursday's CIF-Southern Section Individual Tennis Sectionals.