PALMDALE - After Valencia defeated Palmdale Friday night 35-14 at Jim Riewer Field, an Antelope Valley radio announcer provided a little more color as he walked off the field.
Cougar Stadium was anticipating a showdown when Hart faced off with Westlake on Friday, a matchup of two CIF-Southern Section Northern Division Top-10 football teams.
CAMARILLO - Golden Valley couldn't get anything going Friday in a 68-0 loss at Camarillo.
West Ranch head coach Sean O'Brien had several goals for his team this year, the most important one being a winning season.
The first two games of the season haven't gone the way Golden Valley would have liked.
But for head coach Andy Campbell, it's all part of taking the program in a new direction.
The West Ranch football team already has a chance to improve on last year's win total when it hosts Beverly Hills tonight at 7 p.m. at Valencia High.
In order to do so, the Wildcats' first-year head coach Sean O'Brien knows the team will lean heavily on a player he calls "Mr. Reliable," aka junior Trevin Manuel.
Fire Department officials called a halt to the Foothill League's first cross country meet of the season Thursday at Central Park after taking four runners to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital with symptoms related to heat exhaustion.
Five total patients, whose names were not disclosed, were assisted during and following the completion of the boys and girls freshman-sophomore races, said Station 111 fire Capt. John Mazzocco.
Saugus' football team is looking to rebound from a tough loss last week against Westlake, currently the No. 4-ranked team in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division.
When the Centurions (1-1) face Newbury Park (2-0) tonight, which is the No. 5-ranked team in the same division, Saugus head coach Jason Bornn said one group in particular needs to step it up.
There is a lot of respect for Palmdale High's football program around here.
Hart's win over the Falcons on Sept. 11 was considered to be a pretty big victory.
West Ranch tennis overcame a strong singles performance by Hart with some important doubles matchups early and took its Foothill League girls tennis opener 10-8 at Hart High on Tuesday.
The scoreboard told the tale of how close the match was with the teams' scoring even for most of the match.
A key to successful football lies in managing personnel.
Tonight's Hart-Westlake football matchup at Cougar Stadium at 7:30 p.m. is a marquee game in so many ways.
The Indians (2-1) and Warriors (2-0) have played against each other every year this decade.
Some might say there's not much left for the Saugus girls cross country team to prove.
Saugus cross country runner Amber Murakami has been with the program for four years."
Golden Valley cross country runner Seth Totten remembers lining up for his first league race in 2007, and he remembers it distinctly.
It was bound to happen at some point.
West Ranch softball head coach Bob Shults admitted he was a little nervous heading into the Wildcats' Foothill League opener with the Hart Indians on Thursday afternoon.
The bounce-back season is in full effect for Valencia boys volleyball.
The West Ranch and Hart track teams split their meets on Thursday at Hart, with the Hart Boys winning 72-64 and the West Ranch girls winning 98.5-33.5
From the outside in, the Foothill League title looks like a two-horse race.
It won't be a runaway.
It was just another day in the pool for the Hart boys and girls swim teams on Tuesday as both won convincingly over Saugus at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center.
With their wins on Tuesday, the Valencia and West Ranch boys tennis teams have set the table for what could be the matchup of the year on Thursday.
The Saugus Centurions were at their best in Tuesday's Foothill League opener, and there was very little the visiting Valencia Vikings could do about it.
Saugus boys volleyball is getting pretty good at playing the spoiler.
With all five of its scorers finishing within seven strokes of each other, the steady and consistent West Ranch Wildcats won the Foothill League's opening match with a total score of 398 on Tuesday at Valencia Country Club.
The balancing of the playing field may be the schedule.
It was the fall and there was talk that a Golden Valley girls golf program could possibly finish on top of the Foothill league for the first time in school history.
The Santa Clarita Christian and Trinity Classical Academy winter sports teams broke plenty of new ground in 2014.
Granny-style half court shots, no-look passes, alley-oops and broken rims.