In a new experience, Vasquez High girls basketball was simply overwhelmed.
Last season, the Canyon girls basketball team was forced to forfeit several losses that cost the Cowboys a trip to the playoffs.
Last year, West Ranch senior Erin Ruiz's 3-pointer from midcourt earned the girls basketball team a CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA first-round victory.
After Canyon's Justin Naranjo scored the game-winning penalty kick, he turned and saw the mob of students heading straight for him to celebrate.
One might think that Canyon girls soccer, which finished the regular season 15-5-5, looked at its CIF-Southern Section Division II wild-card selection as a sign of disrespect.
The Cowboys saw it as something else: an opportunity for their now-healthy offense.
COMPTON - For various reasons, West Ranch has had to overcome tough obstacles for most of the season.
But this time, Compton's length and second-chance points were too much for West Ranch in a 75-48 loss in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs Wednesday at Compton High.
Canyon guard Kris Quant hadn't hit a field goal all Wednesday evening.
But with one second left in overtime and the Cowboys tied with Vista del Lago at 55, Quant's team gave him the ball.
Valencia swingman Lonnie Jackson has developed a reputation as a clutch shooter.
Add passer to that moniker.
It looked like Sierra Vista would give Golden Valley a game early on, but the momentum changed quickly.
A 29-2 run will do that to you.
The Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball team defeated New Harvest Christian 68-44 on Wednesday night in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division VIAA playoffs.
The Cardinal offense got off to a sluggish start, but began clicking late in the first half.
Saugus boys basketball was the Jekyll and Hyde team of the Foothill League in 2010.
Luckily for the Centurions, they're out of the Foothill League and Jekyll turned up again.
After 13 wins and a third-place finish in the Foothill League, Saugus boys soccer was surprised to earn a wild-card pairing in its CIF-Southern Section Division III playoff opener.
The first week of November, brand new Vasquez High girls varsity basketball coach Tim Taufaasau cold-called.
Every girls soccer team in Division II of the CIF-Southern Section wants what Saugus has: the title.
Conventional wisdom holds that basketball teams play better at home than on the road.
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.
From the outside, it would seem like West Ranch's Chris Gaw and Noah Morrow are at a disadvantage going into today's CIF-Southern Section Individual Tennis Sectionals.
After a nearly two week break, it's finally time for the home stretch to this year's boys tennis season.
Mike Killinger, who took over as interim Valencia High baseball head coach when Jared Snyder was put on a leave of absence on March 21, has been hired to take over the job on a permanent basis.