It's a brand new ball game.
In nearly every direction, Valencia pitcher Carly Mortensen had obstacles around her.
Valencia boys volleyball extended its Foothill League winning streak to 78 matches, but it was anything but easy.
For a couple of innings, Hart baseball looked like it was back atop the Foothill League.
Both Hart High swim teams continued their dominance in the Foothill League with lopsided wins over Canyon High on Wednesday.
Coming off a pair of disheartening losses to West Ranch, the Saugus baseball team needed to rebound with a complete effort – which is exactly what the Centurions did.
Seven Foothill League games still remain on the schedule, and yet the West Ranch High baseball team has already won more league games than it ever has in program history.
Given the back-and-forth nature of high school volleyball, Hart's performance in the fourth game Tuesday was all the more impressive.
Hart softball faced its toughest test of the Foothill League season Tuesday night at the William S. Hart PONY Complex, beating Saugus 4-1 behind senior pitcher Destiny Rodino's 13 strikeouts and Devon Lindvall's three RBIs.
Perfection was in peril for Valencia boys tennis Tuesday.
For two-time defending CIF-Southern Section Division I softball champion Valencia, great pitching has always been a constant.
Pollsters believe Hart is a good softball team.
In order to engage in interscholastic sports, students at local elementary private schools used to have to drive down to the San Fernando Valley.
Between the traffic and pulling kids out of class early, the hassle became too much to endure.
The Santa Clarita Christian softball team has played so well this season the Cardinals have their coach brimming with confidence.
Forget the errors, the dust-ups, the deficit and the rowdy crowd.
Oh, how little things have changed in the last six months.
It's all business … or at least that's the way it seems when you talk to Saugus pitcher Mariah Lopez and West Ranch shortstop Lauren Lindvall after a game.
Two chocolate donuts.
Natalie Rodriguez was one hundredth of a second short of winning her first Foothill League track and field title this year.
Even after the single most impressive moment of the season for any Foothill League athlete, Nathan Bultman didn't go home satisfied.
It's already been a busy summer for Valencia's Devin Davis.
Valencia High School made a big splash on Wednesday by hiring former Canyon basketball head coach Chad Phillips to lead its program.
Records are made to be broken, or so the saying goes.
Because of ever-increasing club swim obligations, it's fair to say this season marked the least amount of time Saugus junior Abbey Weitzeil has spent in her Saugus High swim gear in her three seasons at the school.
It turns out the Foothill League's Player of the Year in baseball and the state's leading home run hitter was supposed to be an All-CIF selection after all.
A big group of Santa Clarita Valley athletes made it on All-CIF lists, which were unveiled Monday by the Southern Section, but one of the biggest reveals of the day was a name that didn't show up anywhere.
A lot of coaches like to fly under the radar as much as possible.
West Ranch's doubles play was crucial to the Wildcats dethroning Valencia as the Foothill League champions this year.
After roaring through the Foothill League last year without dropping a set, Valencia junior Chad LeDuff came into the 2014 season with a lot of pressure for a repeat performance.