What does it say about Saugus football when the Centurions turned the ball over five times against Pasadena in their season opener and still won the game by 10 points?
Canyon's football team hoped to play to its potential in the season opener.
Football players go through two-a-days together. They face adversity together. They line up next to one another on the field.
Immediately following its overtime win over Lancaster on Friday, West Ranch head coach Sean O'Brien told his team it had 10 hours to celebrate.
After a sluggish first half to open the season, Hart football looks like Hart football again - hard-hitting, explosive and most importantly, winning.
The Canyon girls volleyball team played with good energy Tuesday evening, but the Cowboys couldn't match the overall talent of Westlake and fell 3-0 at Canyon High School.
Is it too early to declare a CIF-Southern Section Northern Division champion?
Golden Valley's boys cross country team had a breakthrough season last fall.
Fresh off its CIF-Southern Section Division I 8-Man football title in 2008, Santa Clarita Christian School picked up right where it left off with a 61-28 win over Christian Life Academy at Canyon High School Saturday night.
The Cardinals (1-0) were led by their offensive jack-of-all-trades Collin Keoshian, who punched in three rushing touchdowns, reached the end zone twice on scoring receptions and returned an interception for a touchdown.
SIMI VALLEY - Golden Valley debuted the 2009 season with a 36-0 loss against Royal High in Simi Valley.
PASADENA - The Saugus Centurions may not have found the all the answers in a 17-7 win at Pasadena, but at least they passed their first test.
THOUSAND OAKS – You could not ask for much more drama in Valencia's season opener.
With 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter, West Ranch held a 20-point lead over Lancaster.
With five seconds left in a tie football game, Hart kicker C.J. Reyes lined up the biggest kick of the Indians' still-infant football season. On his mind was only one thing, the jokes made by his holder Blake Borland.
BAKERSFIELD - If the first game of the season is any indication, it looks like the Bakersfield High Drillers have put together another one of those dominant teams.
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.