When the Cowboys cut Golden Valley's lead to four points with a little more than four minutes to play in their boys basketball game at Canyon High, the Grizzlies looked to be in danger of suffering their second consecutive Foothill League loss.
For most of the game against Hart Tuesday, Valencia looked sluggish.
Valencia maintained its spot atop the crowded girls soccer Foothill League standings with a 3-2 victory against Hart Tuesday.
Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer scored five goals in the first 14 minutes at Central Park and routed Providence High School 7-0 on Tuesday to join Milken Community in a tie for first place in the Liberty League.
Valencia has struggled to keep leads lately.
West Ranch boys basketball may be getting healthy at the right time.
Golden Valley boys soccer had the opportunity to take first place in the Foothill League on Tuesday night, potentially the last opportunity anyone had to catch the Cowboys.
Last week we focused on boys basketball in the first edition of around the divisions. This week, we take a look at girls basketball.
But let's make some quick points on boys basketball.
The Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer team is having a milestone season - thanks in large part to Kayla Gale's milestone accomplishment.
The junior striker surpassed the 50-goal mark for her career by scoring three goals in a victory over AGBU High School of Pasadena in mid-January. Gale currently sits with 59 career goals, and Santa Clarita Christian is 14-2-1 overall and a lock to finish with the first winning record in the program's history.
We still have two weeks left in the regular season, which means a lot could still happen in Foothill League sports.
But two of the races should become clearer this Tuesday.
Hart basketball's Patrick Abbott had possibly one of the ugliest stat lines to ever come out of the Hart High gymnasium.
Call it a logjam.
During its run to a perfect first half, Saugus girls basketball built a reputation as a defensive powerhouse.
Both Saugus and Valencia's boys basketball teams entered Friday's contest at Saugus needing a win to get to .500 in Foothill League play.
With the Canyon boys basketball team down by two with 13 second left to go in the game, everyone in the Cowboys' gym knew where the ball was going.
Sure enough, just like West Ranch had anticipated, the ball flew to the Cowboys' Mike Edwards, who was double-covered and forced into an off-balance miss from 3-point land with one second left and the Wildcats (14-8, 3-3) escaped with a 46-43 victory Friday night.
With all five of its scorers finishing within seven strokes of each other, the steady and consistent West Ranch Wildcats won the Foothill League's opening match with a total score of 398 on Tuesday at Valencia Country Club.
The balancing of the playing field may be the schedule.
It was the fall and there was talk that a Golden Valley girls golf program could possibly finish on top of the Foothill league for the first time in school history.
The Santa Clarita Christian and Trinity Classical Academy winter sports teams broke plenty of new ground in 2014.
Granny-style half court shots, no-look passes, alley-oops and broken rims.
Call it an exhibition game all you want.
Hart junior starting pitcher Jack Ralston has been dominant so far this season.
Valencia's Dylan Thomas said he wasn't feeling well when he woke up on Friday morning.
Casey Burrill, head baseball coach at West Ranch, called his team's 2-1 win over visiting Saugus on Friday a "baseball connoisseur's dream."
Coming off a frustrating, five-game loss to Valencia to start league play, the Saugus Centurions boys volleyball team was determined to rebound in a big way.
Saugus head track and field coach David Russell knew coming into Thursday's first Foothill League meet of the season against Valencia that a lot of the scoring burden would fall on his distance runners.
The Valencia Vikings boys tennis team has sliced through a hot knife through butter thus far in Foothill League play.
It was April 19 of last year when Golden Valley and Canyon boys track and field went at it.
After building up its program for years, the Golden Valley girls track and field team finally reached the pinnacle last year by winning its first Foothill League championship in school history.
The Hart baseball team took advantage of some costly mistakes and rallied to beat visiting West Ranch 5-2 on Wednesday and remain perfect in Foothill League play.