It was early last week that Phil Lopez was saying his Golden Valley boys soccer team had the talent to score three or four goals a game.
National signing day marks an aloha of sorts as many high school and junior college athletes are making their farewells and hellos official.
Canyon boys basketball head coach Chad Phillips' plan made sense. It just backfired.
Amanda Reyes said the Canyon girls basketball team knew all along they would win.
Lost in the shuffle of one wild finish and a Foothill League championship being crowned Tuesday night was another wild finish that involved another team that could share that crown.
It was not the ideal situation.
The Canyon High boys soccer team is alone at the top of the Foothill League for the time being.
Four graduated starters. One retired head coach. Three wins in the first nine games of the year.
The Saugus High girls soccer team now finds itself in a place no Centurions girls soccer team has ever been before.
It's been a long time since 1983.
It was the 64th minute between the Saugus and Hart girls soccer teams, with first place on the line.
Centurions midfielder Brielle Slepicoff unleashed a cross to the opposite side of the field and Shelby Searcy simply whiffed on close-range shot at the back door.
It was five years ago that a parent approached Hart High co-athletic director Linda Peckham about taking stats for the varsity girls soccer team.
Peckham was surprised.
Another Hart High shortstop is moving on to play baseball at the next level.
Senior Trevor Matern recently accepted a baseball scholarship and will be playing at the University of San Francisco.
First he was named the best in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Then in the Northern Division. Then came all-state recognition.
The Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball team has gotten good use of its current 11-11 season.
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.