Riding the arm of junior quarterback Jake Bernards, as well as the legs of RB Ross Bacon, the West Ranch Wildcats got the 2008 gridiron campaign off on the right foot with a 42-26 vicotry on the road against Lancaster Friday night.
In one of the night's biggest stunners, Palmdale knocked off the Hart Indians, 29-6. With the score tied at 6, the Falcons outscored Hart 23-0 in the second half.
Thousand Oaks stunned Valencia 23-14 in its home opener at Paul Priesz Stadium.
Saugus High School's Ryan Zirbel and Desi Rodriguez made enough moves to fill a dance card Friday night at Cougar Stadium on the College of the Canyons campus.
GRANADA HILLS - It took all of 54 seconds to get Canyon on the scoreboard. It didn't take much longer for the game to get out of hand.
The Canyon freshman football team defeated Saugus Thursday 36-14.
The win gives Canyon a 4-1 record in the Foothill League and a claim of the championship.
In Friday's edition of The Signal's sports page, a headline read "Viking frosh perfect."
The headline was anything but perfect as Valencia's freshman football team had two ties in Foothill League play.
Catch, run and return.
Hart running back Demitri Diamond performed what seemed to be football's version of the cycle.
West Ranch quarterback Jake Bernards hit the ground, hardly even looking at the play.
Flat on his back, hands grasping his facemask, he slowly picked himself up as Valencia celebrated its interception.
The Saugus football team has always played the role of David in a league of Goliaths.
One down, four to go.
The promising Hart girls golf team failed to advance to the CIF State Championship Thursday - and it's not a big deal.
At this point, making it to the postseason is a long shot for Canyon.
Two days after West Ranch won its first-ever CIF-Southern Section team tennis playoff match in history, the Wildcats' season ended Thursday, in a blowout loss to Valencia of Placentia.
Momentum in sports is a powerful force.
NEWBURY PARK - Canyon girls head basketball coach Chuck Johns pondered the question on if his team overachieved this season for a second after its 51-37 loss to the Newbury Park Panthers on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division IA playoffs.
The veterans got the best of the rookies in the first-ever CIF lacrosse meeting between two Santa Clarita high schools.
At this point in the playoffs, nothing comes easy.
SANTA ANA - From the first shot Hart High put up Friday night at Foothill High School in the CIF-Southern Section Division IIA quarterfinals, something was off.
On the wettest day Southern California has seen in months, the Canyon High Cowboys stuck with the theme and made it rain from the three-point line in their 84-53 win over visiting Elsinore High in Friday's quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs.
Nothing was going to get in the way of the Trinity Classical Academy Knights boys basketball team against the Laguna Blanca Owls of Santa Barbara in the CIF-Southern Section Division VI semifinals.
The Hart High girls soccer team will have to wait at least one more day for its quarterfinal match against CIF-Southern Section Division II -No. 1 seeded Sunny Hills, after today's scheduled game was postponed due to weather.
West Ranch senior right-handed pitcher Jake Bird verbally committed to UCLA baseball this week.
Losing in the playoffs is a hard pill to swallow.
Saugus High varsity boys basketball coach Derek Ballard was fired on Thursday.
Coming off its first ever postseason victory, the Golden Valley Grizzlies girls basketball held a lead at halftime against the North High Saxons of Torrance.
Heartbreaking losses to Canyon and Hart late in the Foothill League season ended the Valencia Vikings girls soccer team's hopes of winning a league title.
This year, Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer has put together the ideal formula.
One year from now, things could be much different for Hart High girls basketball.
This feels like home for Canyon girls basketball, especially for one player.