On a late September night, mother and daughter were playing a game of Scrabble.
The competitive mother knew her daughter shared the same trait. But she didn't know the ferocity of it.
Santa Clarita Christian's running back/linebacker Collin Keoshian capped off an exceptional season with the Cardinals by being named the Heritage League's Player of the Year.
The All-Heritage League team was released on Friday and Santa Clarita Christian had a bevy of names on the list.
After a 5-0 start to the season, the question remained - could anyone stop Santa Clarita Christian?
Some may say Thacher was able to accomplish this feat Saturday night, while others may contend they stopped themselves, losing 54-38 at Harry Welch
Women's College Soccer
Master's 6, San Diego Christian 1
Devon Goff may not have been the fastest Canyon girls runner Saturday, but she was its most important one.
With a time of 19 minutes, 54.4 seconds on the Castaic Lake course, Goff broke a tie with Highland of Palmdale in the Division I and II race.
CARSON - Unapologetic 'til the end.
CARSON – It was never close.
When Saugus took a lead against Pacifica Thursday, the advantage didn't last long.
As Hart and Saugus met up on Friday night at College of the Canyons, neither team thought of their 2-3 starts, rather, the clean slate that comes with league play.
While it was only the season opener for Canyon and Valencia, it seemed more like a game to determine the Foothill League championship.
West Ranch came into Friday's game on a four-game losing streak, while Golden Valley was coming off of a bye week after it won in its first game on its campus in school history.
One of the largest cross country events in Los Angeles County will take place today at Castaic Lake Recreational Area.
Varsity Girls Tennis
With a young team, Saugus boys soccer head coach Seth Groller is looking for improvement more than wins and losses during their non-league schedule.
If Thursday's match is any indication, his side has come a long way.
Hart girls soccer had yet to advance to penalty kicks this season.
NEWBURY PARK - Canyon girls head basketball coach Chuck Johns pondered the question on if his team overachieved this season for a second after its 51-37 loss to the Newbury Park Panthers on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division IA playoffs.
The veterans got the best of the rookies in the first-ever CIF lacrosse meeting between two Santa Clarita high schools.
At this point in the playoffs, nothing comes easy.
SANTA ANA - From the first shot Hart High put up Friday night at Foothill High School in the CIF-Southern Section Division IIA quarterfinals, something was off.
On the wettest day Southern California has seen in months, the Canyon High Cowboys stuck with the theme and made it rain from the three-point line in their 84-53 win over visiting Elsinore High in Friday's quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs.
Nothing was going to get in the way of the Trinity Classical Academy Knights boys basketball team against the Laguna Blanca Owls of Santa Barbara in the CIF-Southern Section Division VI semifinals.
The Hart High girls soccer team will have to wait at least one more day for its quarterfinal match against CIF-Southern Section Division II -No. 1 seeded Sunny Hills, after today's scheduled game was postponed due to weather.
West Ranch senior right-handed pitcher Jake Bird verbally committed to UCLA baseball this week.
Losing in the playoffs is a hard pill to swallow.
Saugus High varsity boys basketball coach Derek Ballard was fired on Thursday.
Coming off its first ever postseason victory, the Golden Valley Grizzlies girls basketball held a lead at halftime against the North High Saxons of Torrance.
Heartbreaking losses to Canyon and Hart late in the Foothill League season ended the Valencia Vikings girls soccer team's hopes of winning a league title.
This year, Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer has put together the ideal formula.
One year from now, things could be much different for Hart High girls basketball.