The sense of urgency begins.
At the beginning of the season, many Hart High football players got an earful from fellow students doubting the program.
When Saugus girls volleyball hosts Hart at 6:45 p.m. today, it will be more than another important Foothill League matchup between the Centurions and the Indians.
Foothill League football spent years setting a standard in the state of California.
When one arrives at a Foothill League girls golf match, the first question that pops up is: What accomplishment did Hart High achieve today?
The West Ranch girls volleyball team is talented enough to overcome a number of mishaps over the course of a volleyball match.
Valencia got everything it could handle from Saugus in a five-set match Tuesday, but the Centurions couldn't overcome their own mistakes and the Vikings won 3-2 at Valencia High.
Valencia High graduate and California's all-time prep passing yardage leader Michael Herrick had the best game of his collegiate football career last Saturday.
As Foothill League play begins, the intensity is going to increase. Every play and possession will be magnified.
Playing without starters Collin Keoshian and Ryan Espinosa proved costly for the Santa Clarita Christian football team, which lost to Windward 48-0 at Canyon High School on Saturday night after the mercy rule came into effect in the third quarter.
Valencia continued its perfect season with a 35-14 victory over Loyola at Los Angeles Valley College Saturday night.
The Grizzlies football team fell behind early and dropped its pre-league finale 56-0 to Paraclete on Saturday at Knight High School.
Golden Valley head coach Andy Campbell was at a loss for words when trying to find positives from a game that saw several of his players hurt with little production on the scoreboard for all their efforts.
West Ranch head football coach Sean O'Brien knew his team's pre-league finale would show him what could be fine-tuned heading into Foothill League play.
When Andy Campbell took the Golden Valley head coaching job in the offseason, he had designs of turning the Grizzlies into a perennial CIF contender.
It's been an interesting week for Valencia's opponent tonight.
A handful of athletes with Santa Clarita Valley ties got things started at the prestigious Mt. San Antonio College Relays on Friday in Walnut.
Valencia Vikings baseball may end up looking back at this week as a jumping-off point toward a big finish in the Foothill League.
In its first two wins against the Canyon Cowboys this season, the Hart Indians scored a total of five runs.
Canyon boys volleyball is starting to back up the idea that it is a vastly improved team this season.
The Valencia boys tennis team found itself in new territory going into spring break.
It's possible the best girls and the best boys track and field teams in the Foothill League were competing at the same place on Thursday.
Saugus softball picked up right where it left off before spring break, with another resounding Foothill League victory on Thursday afternoon.
The Valencia Vikings nearly came back from six runs against the West Ranch Wildcats in the Foothill League opener.
Pitching has never been the issue for the Saugus Centurions.
The Valencia Vikings boys volleyball team may not be dominating the rest of the Foothill League like it once did when it won 12 league titles in a row from 2001-2012.
After every Hart baseball game, the pitcher, catcher and pitching coach get together for a "pitchers' union" to discuss how the game went.
Hart girls swim has put decades-long locks on the Foothill League and has dominated its rivalry with Valencia.
The best part about it for A.J. Smith is seeing the looks on people's faces.
Lewis Stallworth was an unlikeable player in 2012-13.