Dos Pueblos 204, Valencia 246
In comparison to many of the other sports played in the Foothill League, girls golf is still in its early stages.
Much of its 10-year history comes from individual success - names like Alexis Arnold, Melanie DeLeon, Stevy Loy and Jasnin Samson, girls who fulfilled their promise in high school and gained college scholarships.
It came as no surprise to Valencia girls tennis head coach Annie Kellogg that her Vikings team was highly positioned in the CIF-Southern Section Division III brackets - released Monday.
The team sat near the top of the CIF polls all season and currently holds the No. 2 spot.
Behind a powerful three-headed monster in the form of quarterback Steven Borden, receiver Colin Mayhugh and running back Collin Keoshian, Santa Clarita Christian School's football team is a proven force in 8-man competition.
The Cardinals, currently ranked No. 5 in the CIF-Southern Section Division I 8-Man Football, will kick off the first round of playoffs hosting West Shores of Salton City Saturday at a time to be determined.
It will probably be the same old story in girls tennis in 2008, with perennial Foothill League champions Valencia once again edging Hart for the title.
The brackets for the CIF-Southern Section postseason were released Sunday with one big local surprise.
It was expected that Valencia, West Ranch and Saugus would all be postseason bound, but Hart secured a surprising at-large bid.
While Santa Clarita Christian School was able to end their season on a high note, they are now forced to play the waiting game.
The Valencia High public address announcer gave it his best.
Oh, what could have been.
Canyon quarterback Jordan Adamczyk threw for 247 yards and four touchdowns while the Cowboys defense allowed 134 total yards in a convincing 49-0 win over Golden Valley Friday at Harry Welch Stadium.
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Under the lights of Harry Welch Stadium on Friday, the Cowboys opened their 2008 season against the Drillers of Bakersfield.
It's still "weird" for Dean Herrington to look toward the opposing sideline and see his older brother.
For all Valencia's Christian Lopes has accomplished so early in his career, Friday night was the highlight of highlights.
Two Hart girls golfers qualified for the next round of play Thursday, in the CIF-Southern Section Individual Final and WSCGA Qualifying Tournament.
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.
"My kids hated basketball."
Ever hear of those people who never take sick days at work?
Pain is inevitable. This is a concept that athletes across all sports seem to understand.
It's been said that if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life.
We play them, we watch them, we care deeply about them.
This version of "On the Beat" is going to be all over the place so stick with us.
With the start of the football season less than two weeks away, teams around the Santa Clarita Valley have been hard at work preparing.
The underdog story came to an end on Thursday for Jonathan Chang.
Saugus High and Canyons Aquatic swimmer Abbey Weitzeil made no secret of her desire to qualify for the USA National swim team.
The Santa Clarita Valley has enjoyed a long history of statewide success in high school cross country.
Hart High has added lacrosse as a self-sustaining interscholastic sport, joining West Ranch and Valencia as the third team to add the sport.
The Foothill League's wealth of experience was on display over the weekend at the Foothill Invitational girls volleyball tournament.