It wasn't really planned, per se, but it all sort of came together at a College of the Canyons men's basketball game on Nov. 8 against Pasadena.
WALNUT - The Saugus girls cross country team is headed back to the state meet, attempting to do something that no other girls cross country team in California history has done.
If the Centurions win, they will be the only team to win four state championships in a row.
Naysayers contend that College of the Canyons football enters its season finale with nothing to play for.
Valencia's No. 1 doubles team of Clarice and Emily Fraczek fared best of the Foothill League participants in Friday's CIF-Southern Section Division III Girls Tennis Individual Championships, reaching the third round for the second straight year before falling.
MOORPARK - Likely the craziest season in Canyon football's 41-year history ended Friday night in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoffs.
HESPERIA – In the blink of an eye, fans could have easily missed Santa Clarita Christian's first touchdown on Friday night.
There would be no overtime dramatics in Valencia's matchup with Thousand Oaks on Friday.
It wasn't supposed to happen again.
Valencia football had one close call this season - and it was against tonight's opponent in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoffs.
Last season was the first year under Hart head football coach Mike Herrington that the Indians failed to make it out of the first round of CIF-Southern Section division playoffs.
Has it been detailed enough?
Their grass gives a slight disadvantage over the turf.
Before the season began, the list of the Foothill League's top wide receivers was fairly distinguished.
There was Valencia's Zach Tartabull, who led the league in receiving in 2008.
Valencia girls tennis was denied a fifth straight trip to the CIF-Southern Section Division III finals with a 9-9 (81-76 on games) loss to San Luis Obispo High (19-1) in the quarterfinals Tuesday.
The 2009 CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoffs have a familiar feel.
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?
Canyon High senior Cole Mears has always considered himself a utility player.
From the start, this season was about two teams: West Ranch and Saugus.
For track and field coaches, it's always a balancing act between worrying about winning team competitions and figuring out how to keep their best athletes ready for the end of the season.
Different park. Same result.
Hart High junior pitcher Paul Richan said he was thinking about Friday's game against surging Valencia for two days.
It doesn't happen very often in Foothill League play, but you can bet that when A.J. West and Jake Bird come in to pitch for West Ranch in the same game, it's a close one.