West Ranch girls basketball was looking to run the tables in Foothill League play. Canyon was looking to rebound from its only league loss.
Tongue planted firmly in cheek, Golden Valley senior basketball player Trevor Wiseman began the campaign Monday.
"I actually think McDonald's has the best breakfast ever," he said. "It's the two Egg McMuffins combo meal. I think it's the No. 8. I love that place."
Through the first half Monday, the Saugus girls soccer team controlled every facet of its game against Canyon.
As the defending CIF-Southern Section Division II champions, Saugus looked like it would protect its lead and win.
Valencia head boys soccer coach Tony Scalercio has stressed team play all season.
Golden Valley put that philosophy to the test on Monday.
After three years and six losses to Hart, the West Ranch girls soccer team had enough.
"We've (come close) to Hart," said Wildcats goalkeeper Tina Hedwall. "We were kind of tired of losing."
A lot of college football programs felt Hart senior Ty MacArthur was too small to play for them.
The Air Force Academy felt differently.
Valencia goalkeeper Alex McIntyre knows what it's like to have your back against the wall.
Rain delays will make for hectic schedules next week for the Foothill League's boys and girls soccer teams.
For boys and girls basketball, defense made it plenty hectic on Friday.
The CIF released its top honorees for fall sports earlier this month, and several local athletes picked up top nods for their accomplishments in the CIF-Southern Section.
The Saugus boys basketball team got back on track after two straight league losses with a big 77-55 victory over Hart Friday night at Saugus High School.
The Canyon High faithful could feel it Friday evening.
The Valencia girls basketball team has been inconsistent this season, waiting for a big victory to spark a run of strong play.
West Ranch boys basketball seemed to get every rebound it needed except for the last one in a 59-57 loss to Golden Valley on Friday at West Ranch High School.
With the other four Foothill League schools' games cancelled due to flooded fields, Golden Valley and West Ranch girls soccer found themselves locked in a physical battle.
Ask anyone who knows Saugus' Jawhar Purdy and they'll tell you the same thing.
Basketball is his life.
Time off can give players a chance to recuperate.
All of a sudden West Ranch boys golf is looking vulnerable.
The Valencia Vikings might have been overlooked heading into the Foothill League season, but the two-time defending champion West Ranch Wildcats weren't going to do any overlooking of their own on Tuesday afternoon at West Ranch High School.
Hart High graduate and former The Master's College star Jerry Owens was suspended for 50 games last week from the Liga Mexicana de Beisbol for violating the league's drug policy.
It's not entirely uncommon for a club swimmer to see their high school team as something secondary; a break from the grind of a club season, but ultimately just that - a break.
Can you consider one nonwinning year a drought?