Valencia got everything it could handle from Saugus in a five-set match Tuesday, but the Centurions couldn't overcome their own mistakes and the Vikings won 3-2 at Valencia High.
Valencia High graduate and California's all-time prep passing yardage leader Michael Herrick had the best game of his collegiate football career last Saturday.
As Foothill League play begins, the intensity is going to increase. Every play and possession will be magnified.
Playing without starters Collin Keoshian and Ryan Espinosa proved costly for the Santa Clarita Christian football team, which lost to Windward 48-0 at Canyon High School on Saturday night after the mercy rule came into effect in the third quarter.
Valencia continued its perfect season with a 35-14 victory over Loyola at Los Angeles Valley College Saturday night.
The Grizzlies football team fell behind early and dropped its pre-league finale 56-0 to Paraclete on Saturday at Knight High School.
Golden Valley head coach Andy Campbell was at a loss for words when trying to find positives from a game that saw several of his players hurt with little production on the scoreboard for all their efforts.
West Ranch head football coach Sean O'Brien knew his team's pre-league finale would show him what could be fine-tuned heading into Foothill League play.
When Andy Campbell took the Golden Valley head coaching job in the offseason, he had designs of turning the Grizzlies into a perennial CIF contender.
It's been an interesting week for Valencia's opponent tonight.
ENCINO - Crespi scored on all six of its first-half possessions to put Saugus away early in a 50-0 win on Friday at Crespi High School.
For one quarter Friday, it looked like Canyon was going to snap its four-game winless streak.
When West Ranch and Los Osos of Rancho Cucamonga meet on the football field at 7 p.m. tonight at Valencia High, on paper it will be a matchup of two teams heading in very different directions.
Valencia girls tennis picked up 10 points in a hurry and then added three more for good measure in a 13-4 win against the Indians at Hart High on Thursday.
West Ranch girls volleyball dropped the first game, but responded by winning three straight to beat Saugus 3-1 on Thursday at West Ranch High in a battle of two potential Foothill League title contenders.
Canyon football's pre-Foothill League schedule comes to a close tonight when it takes on Buena of Ventura at 7 p.m. at Harry Welch Stadium.
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.
One road to the U.S. Open, which last year was won by Justin Rose, is through Valencia.
Saugus boys volleyball isn't going away quietly after falling short to Valencia earlier in the week.
In the most critical match of the day in terms of the Foothill League standings, the Hart High Indians clinched a spot in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs.
A lot of weight was on the shoulders of a select number of athletes for Golden Valley girls track and field.
The Vikings needed some heroics to get past Hart on Thursday afternoon at Valencia High School, and luckily Britney Ross-Smith was up for the challenge.