Just when things were starting to turn around for Saugus football, they go back the other way.
Not only are the Centurions, who have won two straight games after losing five in a row, playing highly touted Valencia tonight at 7:30 at College of the Canyons, but they have also lost their starting quarterback for the season.
Valencia girls volleyball finished off an eighth straight Foothill League championship season with a three-set win over Golden Valley on Thursday at home, 25-10, 25-16, 25-12.
The victory clinched an outright league crown for the Vikings (15-9, 9-1).
Golden Valley and Canyon will both be looking for their first win tonight, but the two schools enter the game on very different notes.
The Grizzlies lost to Saugus last week but scored 26 points in the second half, which is more than they had scored all season.
West Ranch football is somewhere it has wanted to be for a long time.
Saugus celebrated its Senior Night Thursday with a 3-0 victory over Canyon at Saugus High School.
The Centurions won by scores of 25-18, 25-11 and 25-14.
Two days, four matches, 52 games and one Foothill League doubles championship capped off a solid tennis performance for Valencia's Emily and Clarice Fraczek.
Hart's Anne Susdorf also proved Thursday she still has the top swing in singles by taking a hard-fought 6-4, 6-3 showdown with West Ranch's Ana Lucia Fuentes to claim her second straight league title.
It's possible the turning point of West Ranch girls volleyball's season came in its regular-season finale.
After dropping the match's first two games, the Wildcats battled back to take a 3-2 nailbiter over Hart on Thursday at West Ranch High School, and in the process, claimed a share of second place and the No. 2 seed for the CIF-Southern Section playoffs coming out of the Foothill League.
Thursday's Foothill League cross country finals were the culmination of the league season.
But in several respects, the real season is about to begin.
There were several new faces at this year's Foothill League prelims on Wednesday, but by the end of two rounds, the singles bracket looked a lot like last year - minus the Vikings.
If it's the biggest football game of his life, he won't admit it.
In the first meeting between Hart and Saugus girls volleyball, the two teams battled it out through five sets.
With a showdown against Hart on the horizon, West Ranch wanted to be as sharp as possible heading into that match.
Another day, another feat.
It wasn't the Valencia girls volleyball team's strongest effort.
Saugus head football coach Jason Bornn isn't worried about stopping the high-powered offenses in the Foothill League.
They're young, tough and they don't care if you don't know their names.
The West Ranch football team lost a lot of experience on the defensive side of the ball.
Saugus High senior Abbey Weitzeil took her talents to Australia this weekend, and she gets to come back with a medal at a major international swim competition.
Things are going to look a little bit different around Golden Valley this season.
Last season the Santa Clarita Christian football team's plan of attack when running the ball was to spread teams out and allow Kamron Carroll and Derek Lewis to find open spaces.
During last week's visit to the Santa Clarita Valley, World Wrestling Entertainment executive Stephnanie McMahon addressed the question of whether or not her company fits under the umbrella of athletics.
Ian Caddow wasn't sure he was going to play football this season.
Jeremy Haggerty tried his best to be a sponge over the past 12 years.
Hart quarterback Brady White woke up in the mornings during his family's recent vacation to Coronado Beach and walked down to the water with a football.
The film don't lie.
It started in 1971.
Trinity Classical Academy promoted assistant Jeremy Haggerty to the position of varsity head boys basketball coach on Tuesday.
There are few singular moments that can send two groups of people at the same place spiraling into opposite extremes of the emotional spectrum.
It starts early - usually with a family members' suggestion and guidance.