The Foothill League girls tennis season just got another surprise.
One of West Ranch's biggest goals this season is to earn its first victory over an established Foothill League power.
It wasn't exactly David vs. Goliath, but a tennis giant definitely took a fall.
Hart girls volleyball's defense proved to be too strong on Thursday as the Indians beat Canyon 3-0 at Hart High.
There is no weird feeling coming into Friday's game against Valencia at Valencia High for the Golden Valley football team.
Steady wins the race.
At the beginning of the 2009 football season, players prepared for new positions and new roles of leadership.
For many members of the Canyon High football team, that transition came much earlier than expected.
Hart girls tennis' bid for the last guaranteed playoff spot from the Foothill League, or even a move up to second, got a nice boost with a 13-5 win at home against Canyon on Tuesday.
As parents and students roamed the Hart High School gymnasium following Tuesday's girls volleyball match, Hart head coach Mary Krisan and her team tried to keep their emotions in check.
Hart High junior golfer Brenna Carlson was more giddy about brownies than birdies after Tuesday's Newhall Land Cup/Foothill League Match No. 5.
The Vikings girls tennis team picked a 17-1 road victory at Golden Valley on Tuesday.
Now the Foothill League has a pair of 4-2 football teams in Hart and West Ranch to go along with 6-0 Valencia.
Valencia High girls tennis' No. 1 doubles team is a dichotomy.
Bishop Alemany High School of Mission Hills has been placed on probation for a year by the CIF-Southern Section for an advertisement that appeared in The Signal's 2009 Santa Clarita Valley Football Preview.
Delano Howell made quite a name for himself as a running back at Hart High School.
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.