When Rich Bahr got the call he was going to be the head coach for Saugus' junior varsity football team in 2005, he immediately went into recruitment mode.
One night after surviving a physical battle against Taft, the Saugus girls basketball team found much less resistance from Nordhoff.
With Valencia's top two singles players battling the flu, Valencia struggled for a while but held on to beat Hart on Thursday, 11-7.
Varsity girls volleyball
After nearly four full seasons and 34 games playing home games at Canyon High School and around the Southland, Golden Valley High School will finally get to play its first ever home game.
Add the fact that it's Homecoming, and the Grizzlies have a nice historic game.
At the volleyball match on Thursday night, the Valencia Vikings kept the lead against the Hart Indians in all three sets, 25-19, 25-15, 25-15.
"The match tonight was very good," said Valencia Coach Ray Sanchez, "We did a great team effort today. I'm very happy."
A three-game losing streak can be prevented by West Ranch tonight, in a game against Glendora at Valencia High School.
The Wildcats will be playing a team that went 5-0 in the Sierra League (9-3 overall) last season and advanced to the CIF-SS Division I quarterfinals.
West Ranch singles tennis player Gavelyn Poonnopatam was behind her Golden Valley opponent, 4-0, at West Ranch High in Stevenson Ranch.
The Wildcats' No. 2 player was two points away from losing her Foothill League match.
Collin Keoshian has been stitched up four or five times this year, by his father's count.
After struggling in its opener, Golden Valley responded the way it hopes to bounce back the entire season.
The Saugus girls basketball team is well aware of how physical things can get in the Foothill League.
Another week, another accomplishment for the Hart girls golf team.
Considered to be one of the top teams in the Los Angeles area, the Indians cruised to a first-place finish at Foothill League match No. 2 Wednesday at El Cariso Golf Course in Sylmar.
The Valencia Viking girls tennis team, ranked No. 1 in CIF Division III for the first time in team history, downed Buckley at home on Wednesday, 13-5.
Thalia Wilczynski, Valencia's No. 2 singles player, swept today 6-0, 6-2, 6-0 against Madeline Fuhrman, Ruth Madeievsky, and Liz Gershman.
Saugus was looking for one more challenge, one more fight to the finish from a nonleague opponent.
It did not truly happen Wednesday, as the Centurions punished Chaminade of West Hills in three straight sets at Saugus High School.
The Valencia girls basketball team started its regular season Tuesday, and it didn't really allow the Nordhoff Rangers to start theirs.
The Vikings excelled at both ends of the floor in a dominant 86-22 victory over Nordhoff at the High Five Classic at the Valencia High School gymnasium.
The road to the state meet was well paved for the remaining Santa Clarita Valley athletes this season.
In the last five-year span (2009 to 2013), Major League Baseball teams have selected a Santa Clarita Valley product 38 times in the First-Year Player Draft and the fewest selected in one year was four in 2013.
With the 2014 boys tennis season in the books for Santa Clarita Valley players, we can take a look back at how this year's batch fared compared to previous years.
Valencia High graduate and Detroit Tigers infielder Danny Worth was designated for assignment on Wednesday meaning his status with the organization is in limbo.
The Open Water Nationals are on deck over at Castaic Lake.
Noah Dent and the Santa Clarita Christian baseball team were simply dominant in the Heritage League this season.