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.
"My kids hated basketball."
Ever hear of those people who never take sick days at work?
Pain is inevitable. This is a concept that athletes across all sports seem to understand.
It's been said that if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life.
We play them, we watch them, we care deeply about them.
This version of "On the Beat" is going to be all over the place so stick with us.
With the start of the football season less than two weeks away, teams around the Santa Clarita Valley have been hard at work preparing.
The underdog story came to an end on Thursday for Jonathan Chang.
Saugus High and Canyons Aquatic swimmer Abbey Weitzeil made no secret of her desire to qualify for the USA National swim team.
The Santa Clarita Valley has enjoyed a long history of statewide success in high school cross country.
Hart High has added lacrosse as a self-sustaining interscholastic sport, joining West Ranch and Valencia as the third team to add the sport.
The Foothill League's wealth of experience was on display over the weekend at the Foothill Invitational girls volleyball tournament.
Hart High School appears to be next in line as the Santa Clarita Valley's latest school to add lacrosse to its athletic programs, but there are still some pretty significant hurdles to overcome.
Hart High School graduate Anthony Ervin won his first 50-meter freestyle national title in 13 years, upsetting five-time champion and training partner Nathan Adrian on Sunday at the U.S. swim championships in Irvine.