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.
Every year, coaches are tasked with finding the best way to utilize the talent on the their teams.
For Hart first-year junior varsity head coach Greg Sisneros, that process begins with developing leadership and unity.
Attention doesn't suit Canyon lineman Shane Moniz.
Canyon's freshman football team had a lot of success a season ago, and this year's team might be even better.
Fresh off a Foothill League title last season, the Canyon junior varsity football team has enough talent to contend for another championship this fall.
When the Golden Valley varsity football team hired Andy Campbell to be its head coach in March, so did the junior varsity and freshman teams.
Golden Valley freshman team head coach Mike Edwards did not beat around the bush.
At some point or another, everyone has to overcome hurdles.
Saugus wide receiver/defensive back Manny Padron is OK with opening up.
There are not that many kids on the Saugus junior varsity football team, but most of them have familiar names.
One of the major goals within the Saugus football program is to decrease the amount of turnover from the freshman team.
The last team to defeat the Hart Indians in the Foothill League was the Canyon Cowboys.
It took the Golden Valley Grizzlies girls basketball team 15 tries and eight seasons, but they finally beat the Saugus Centurions.
There was no reason for the defending league champions to panic after a loss last week.
With both teams entering Tuesday's contest at Golden Valley High School without a Foothill League win, the Saugus Centurions and Golden Valley Grizzlies girls soccer teams saw in each other an opportunity for a major breakthrough.
The kids were excited.
Christian Ware-Berry says he always tries to picture himself making the biggest shots with all the pressure on.
Hart High quarterback Brady White has secured his first offer from a Pac-12 school.
The Santa Clarita Christian School Cardinals boys soccer team has struggled this season, and after taking the field shorthanded on Monday against Yeshiva University of Los Angeles those struggles continued.
Where and when the Canyon Cowboys girls soccer team's season will end will remain a mystery until it happens, but looking ahead it's hard for Canyon fans not to be excited about the team's potential to win big matches late in the season.
Valencia girls basketball relied heavily on the rookies Tuesday.
Canyon Cowboys boys basketball head coach Sean DeLong said he wanted to see his team bounce back after its disappointing blowout loss to Valencia on Tuesday.
Golden Valley High boys basketball nearly ended the streak.
West Ranch showed it can score, Canyon showed it can pick up a league win, and Hart further demonstrated that it might be the team to beat on Friday.
With a chance to enter the third week of Foothill League competition with a .500 record, the West Ranch Wildcats girls soccer team did what it had to to pick up a 1-0 win over Golden Valley on Friday afternoon at West Ranch high school.
If you were there at Valencia High on Friday night, then you know this isn't going out on a limb: Lewis Stallworth is the best basketball player in the Santa Clarita Valley and thus far his Hart Indians are the best team.