West Ranch senior Erin Ruiz knows how to score.
Cole Preston got a taste of varsity basketball success last season.
Judgments shouldn't be made by just one game, but the opening day of the Foothill League winter season definitely had its share of interesting moments.
Last season, a slow start to the Foothill League schedule forced West Ranch to play catch-up.
Thanks to a fast start in the second half of Tuesday's league opener, this year is a different story.
For three quarters, the Hart girls basketball team stifled Valencia with its full-court pressure.
One year ago, Saugus girls soccer opened the Foothill League season with a four-goal loss to Valencia, a game that masked the Centurions' true potential.
Whether Valencia point guard Jake Kelfer hit the floor or swingman Lonnie Jackson collided with a defender in mid-air, there was little doubt how Hart planned to counter the Vikings' offense.
Clearly, there was a big gap between Golden Valley boys basketball and the other five Foothill League teams last season.
There used to be a time when Valencia's Lonnie Jackson could be rattled.
In a time when basketball is speeding up, half the Foothill League has decided to slow it down.
Hart junior Katie Trevino plays soccer with great passion.
The target has been big, but it has never been this big.
Graduations and departures have left things shaken up at the top of Foothill League girls basketball.
Every girls basketball coach in the Foothill League knows who she is.
Canyon striker Mohammed Roknipour likes to dream big.
With his 6-7 loss to Golden Valley's Brandon Yu on Tuesday, Valencia's No. 1 singles player Chad LeDuff saw his perfect streak through the Foothill League come to an end.
The Valencia baseball team is on a roll.
West Ranch baseball dominated Golden Valley on Wednesday at Golden Valley High 13-0.
The Hart swim team wasn't wasting any time in moving on from last week's disappointing finishes against Valencia.
The Golden Valley boys tennis team may have lost 12-6 to Valencia on Tuesday at Valencia High, but the Grizzlies took the set of the day.
Battling through adversity is another sign of the improvement the Canyon Cowboys boys volleyball team has made throughout the season.
It's unlikely softball purists would have been satisfied with the way things ended between defending Foothill League champion West Ranch and title-contender Saugus on Tuesday. But the Wildcats aren't about to complain.
Call it the forgotten victory – Valencia 91, Hart 79, March 22, 2006.