Expectations are high for the Valencia High football team.
Right out of the gate, the Vikings get their test.
Today, Golden Valley football will begin a new era.
The Grizzlies have a new coach and young players who want to get some game experience together.
West Ranch football is not looking to make excuses.
The drill ended with a whistle, and Saugus offensive line coach Andy Kaminski exhorted his players to keep moving to the next station as the late-summer heat beat down on the field, players and coaches.
The Centurions are looking to duplicate the result of last year's meeting, when they open their season tonight at 7 p.m.. in Pasadena.
Was last week's Hart team the real Hart team?
Maybe we'll get a better indication of who the Indians are when they host Palmdale tonight at Cougar Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
Canyon football begins its season today.
Matt Dixon took over as Trinity Classical Academy athletic director just before the summer began last year.
Saugus' cross country program has turned into a powerhouse.
It's hard to argue that Golden Valley's girls basketball program has been in a state of disarray for the last five years.
MISSION HILLS - Newhall resident Vernon Adams said he was a bit nervous for his first varsity start for Bishop Alemany High School.
OXNARD - West Ranch head football coach Sean O'Brien quickly blurted out one word in reference to his team's heart-breaking loss.
Hart football looked like its dominant self in the second half of Friday's season opener against El Camino Real.
Hart head football coach Mike Herrington called last season the worst of his coaching career.
At 5-6, the Indians gave up 297 points and still advanced to playoffs, but were ousted in the first round by Atascadero 34-21.
Hart football has a long history of strong quarterbacks and linebackers.
According to freshman team head coach Dan Cota, there are even more on the way.
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.