By the time West Ranch's opponent scored its first points in the Santa Clarita Summer Girls Basketball Shootout Thursday, Erin Ruiz had already sunk a trio of 3-pointers.
The swish of the net and the squeaking of tennis shoes - oh, the sounds of basketball.
Marching band, check; 4.3 GPA, check; Key Club member, check; the Foothill League's No. 1 freshman tennis player, check.
Valencia and Hart played for a basketball championship Sunday night.
There will always be a lot of turnover on high school basketball teams, which often leads to a lot of turnovers, especially in the summer.
Before he was three years old, Trevor Bauer spent several weeks attempting to ride a two-wheel bicycle.
When she steps between the chalked lines of a softball field, Jessica Spigner becomes a different person.
Four Foothill League basketball teams will compete in the Hart Summer Classic today and tomorrow at Hart High School.
As the top-ranked team in the United States, Valencia did not particularly have one superstar hitter who far outplayed the rest.
Throw out the two fastest 3,200-meter times in CIF-Southern Section history, and Saugus High distance runner Kaylin Mahoney is your state champion last season, not a third-place finisher.
In a sea of standout track and field athletes, Delano Howell of Hart was one who stood out.
It was a hot, long, tiring day.
Redemption is sweet.
A curve ball was thrown and there was no hitter at the plate.
Darren Sholes and Spenser Souza have been in a quarterback battle for the past seven years.
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.
Coming into Wednesday's contest at Golden Valley, Canyon senior first baseman Vincent Fitzgerald hadn't been able to get more than one hit in a game all year.
Valencia Vikings baseball is going to have to pitch to be a Foothill League title contender in 2014 and the Saugus Centurions are going to have to hit to do the same.
The wind didn't seem to bother the Valencia boys tennis on Tuesday as the Vikings beat the Golden Valley Grizzlies 16-2 on a blustery day at Golden Valley High.
It was about as wild an affair as a high school swim meet could possibly be on Tuesday afternoon in the Foothill League opener for Valencia and Saugus at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center.
It only took one game for West Ranch boys volleyball to get back into its Foothill League groove.