The CIF-Southern Section released the brackets Sunday for the Northern Division football playoffs.
Now the second season starts and the Foothill League usually delivers.
Canyon sophomore running back Trent Hernandez broke his right clavicle on the last of his 11 carries Friday night and will be out of action for 4-6 weeks.
With her trusty Perazzi Winchester 12-gauge shotgun lodged into her right shoulder, Kimberly Rhode was a few shots from winning an Olympic gold medal in women's skeet shooting.
It was the home opener for the College of the Canyons football team, but on a deeper level, it was the Cougars delivering a lesson to Santa Barbara City College on the importance of living a balanced life.
Like a good mechanic working on an old car Saturday night, Santa Clarita Christian performed a tuneup against West Shores of Salton City, winning 53-0 at Cougar Stadium at College of the Canyons.
The Saugus girls cross country team continued their six-year run of excellence Saturday, winning its heat in the CIF-Southern Section Division II Prelims at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut.
SCCS 3, Lucerne Valley 2
It's as if they couldn't wait any longer.
Thus, whoever was in charge of the sound system at Cougar Stadium Friday night cued Freddie Mercury three seconds too early.
In last week's loss to Littlerock, Golden Valley's offense was inoffensive.
Riding the arm of junior quarterback Jake Bernards, as well as the legs of RB Ross Bacon, the West Ranch Wildcats got the 2008 gridiron campaign off on the right foot with a 42-26 vicotry on the road against Lancaster Friday night.
In one of the night's biggest stunners, Palmdale knocked off the Hart Indians, 29-6. With the score tied at 6, the Falcons outscored Hart 23-0 in the second half.
Thousand Oaks stunned Valencia 23-14 in its home opener at Paul Priesz Stadium.
Saugus High School's Ryan Zirbel and Desi Rodriguez made enough moves to fill a dance card Friday night at Cougar Stadium on the College of the Canyons campus.
GRANADA HILLS - It took all of 54 seconds to get Canyon on the scoreboard. It didn't take much longer for the game to get out of hand.
The Canyon freshman football team defeated Saugus Thursday 36-14.
The win gives Canyon a 4-1 record in the Foothill League and a claim of the championship.
It was just another day in the pool for the Hart boys and girls swim teams on Tuesday as both won convincingly over Saugus at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center.
With their wins on Tuesday, the Valencia and West Ranch boys tennis teams have set the table for what could be the matchup of the year on Thursday.
The Saugus Centurions were at their best in Tuesday's Foothill League opener, and there was very little the visiting Valencia Vikings could do about it.
Saugus boys volleyball is getting pretty good at playing the spoiler.
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.