It's never easy being a defending national champion, but when almost the entire title-winning team graduates it makes the bull's eye on the reigning top squad's back even more cumbersome.
It's been a memorable season for Saugus senior Nicole Hicks.
West Ranch High School has named Sean O'Brien as its new head football coach for the 2009 season.
Maverick Ahanmisi led Golden Valley to the Foothill League title in boys basketball this past season, the first league title of any kind in school history.
He'll graduate as Golden Valley's all-time leading scorer and 3-point shooter.
Today, Saugus and Buchanan of Clovis come into the first round of the CIF-Southern California Regional Division I Girls Soccer Championships with something to prove.
The Centurions (20-3-3), feeling slighted over their seeding in the tournament, are in uncharted territory.
Saugus girls soccer is set to face Buchanan High of Clovis on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the first round of the CIF Southern California Regional Division I Championships at Buchanan High just outside of Fresno.
The announcement was made on the CIF's state Web site Sunday.
After a mere five wins one year ago, West Ranch softball opened the 2009 season with two straight as Canyon, Hart, Golden Valley and the Wildcats joined 12 other teams Saturday for the first day of games in the Hart Classic Softball Tournament at Central Park in Saugus.
DOWNEY - Call it symbolic.
DOWNEY - It is official.
For more than a decade, Heather Pilch and Shannon Suarez have been lacing up their cleats and stepping onto the soccer field together.
You can throw out the story about Saugus finishing third in the Foothill League and making it all the way to the CIF-Southern Section Division II girls soccer final.
He was a burgundy and black blur. The cold of the ice swept with him, bringing a freezing breeze.
The Saugus girls soccer team held its team banquet Wednesday night.
Santa Clarita Christian scored at least 17 points in all three games of its opening match against Cate of Carpinteria Wednesday.
College of the Canyons evened its Western State Conference record with an offensive explosion against West Los Angeles at home Wednesday, scoring a 21-5 victory.
The Valencia Vikings boys soccer team brought more intensity than the visiting Clovis Cougars could handle on Thursday evening at Valencia High School.
Presale tickets will continue Friday for Hart football's CIF State Regional Bowl Game against Chaminade on Saturday at College of the Canyons.
When it comes to boys basketball rivalries, Santa Clarita Christian vs. Trinity Classical Academy is gift that keeps on giving.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights sports teams were major players in the Heritage League in both girls volleyball and 8-man football, and now there are postseason awards to show for it.
Erik Stafford is a walking contradiction.
The 2013 boys basketball season may have just started, but it's already beyond a doubt that the Canyon Cowboys are a better team than the Panorama Pythons.
For the Hart Indians football team, the standard of excellence in 2013 will go beyond beating Valencia for a CIF-Southern Section Northern Division title.
Fresh off their victory in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division championship game, the Hart Indians got the invite Sunday to play in a CIF State Regional Football Championship Bowl game.
This year, fellow Foothill League teams Saugus and Hart crashed the party at the High Five Classic, hosted by Valencia High School.
Samantha Ortega is still feeling the sting of last week's second-place finish at the CIF State Cross Country championships.
Hart football did more than just win a CIF championship on Friday night.