On Friday night at Valencia High, the two most important points of the night were scored seconds into the game.
Returning to the court was senior David Stroud - cancer survivor and inspiration to his family, friends and community.
Saugus showed why it controls its own Foothill League destiny Friday by dropping Golden Valley 78-28 in the Grizzlies' gym.
While the Saugus' win was a big one because it kept the Cents in first place, the top story of the night was senior Gabby Conn tying Saugus' career scoring record for girls basketball.
Golden Valley boys basketball maintained its Foothill League lead with an 85-76 win over Saugus Friday night at home.
Senior guard Maverick Ahanmisi led the Grizzlies with 31 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, and Trevor Wiseman set a team record with 18 rebounds.
After falling to West Ranch in the teams' first matchup of the season, Valencia made a few changes and turned the tables on the Wildcats.
It took just two changes for the Vikings to defeat West Ranch 43-37 at Valencia High on Friday night.
For the Canyon boys basketball team to pull the upset of Hart Friday night, it would need solid shooting and tough defense.
Canyon girls soccer maintained its share of first place in the Foothill League on Friday night with its 1-0 win over Hart High at Harry Welch Stadium.
On a senior-laden team with several players who have played with each other since kindergarten, there's one player who the Canyon boys soccer community hadn't seen until the 2008-09 season began.
With the increasing media coverage of prep sports, National Signing Day is becoming a bigger event.
Finally, some sort of clarity.
In the brief three-year varsity history of the West Ranch girls basketball program, no game was bigger than Tuesday night's.
When the Cowboys cut Golden Valley's lead to four points with a little more than four minutes to play in their boys basketball game at Canyon High, the Grizzlies looked to be in danger of suffering their second consecutive Foothill League loss.
For most of the game against Hart Tuesday, Valencia looked sluggish.
Valencia maintained its spot atop the crowded girls soccer Foothill League standings with a 3-2 victory against Hart Tuesday.
Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer scored five goals in the first 14 minutes at Central Park and routed Providence High School 7-0 on Tuesday to join Milken Community in a tie for first place in the Liberty League.
Valencia has struggled to keep leads lately.
Call it the forgotten victory – Valencia 91, Hart 79, March 22, 2006.
Editor's note: We introduce "On the beat" today with the first edition being baseball. On the beat will feature news, information and insight about the sports we cover on a regular basis (prep, college, pro) by the reporters who are considered our "beat reporter" for a particular sport. We feature seven sports during the spring so you will see one of these reports from a different sport every day until the end of the season.
If you rolled brothers Jake and Cade Spurlin into one baseball player, the end result would be about as complete of a player as you could ask for.
Golden Valley boys tennis captain Brandon Yu doesn't need to be big to dominate his competition.
There are no secrets between teams after playing each other three times in a season.
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.