We've reached the midway point of Foothill League boys and girls soccer and boys and girls basketball.
Canyon girls soccer girls soccer put itself right back in title contention Tuesday night with its 3-1 win over Valencia at Harry Welch Stadium.
All this talk of rivalry, and no game to back it up.
Hart and Saugus boys basketball entered Tuesday tied in the Foothill League standings, but the Centurions and Indians looked anything but equal as the teams reached the midway point of league play.
Saugus brought a perfect Foothill League mark to winless Hart Tuesday, but for most of the game the Centurions and Indians girls basketball teams looked dead even.
Who would have predicted it?
Starla Wright makes a huge difference for the Valencia girls basketball team.
The inability to play with a lead has cost Valencia lately.
With five minutes remaining in the first half of Tuesday night's boys soccer game between Valencia and Canyon, both offenses lit up the scoreboard.
Welcome to "Around the Divisions." Every Tuesday, you will become educated about the competition outside the Foothill League. We'll give you a breakdown of the top teams, based off of CIF-Southern Section polls, competing in the same divisions as the Foothill League teams. So when it comes to playoff time, you will know who to look out for. We debut this week with a look at boys basketball. There are five Foothill teams that are currently ranked in the Southern Section. They play in four different divisions. Here's how the top three teams in each division look.
AZUSA - Etiwanda scored a big victory against Golden Valley - but the Eagles sure had to work for it.
The Golden Valley Grizzlies have heard the rap. They have to outscore everyone. They can't play defense.
It sure didn't look that way in the second half against Valencia.
It took a while but West Ranch finally broke through against Hart in boys basketball.
For the first time in school history, the Wildcats defeated the Indians, topping Hart 86-77 at West Ranch High on Friday night.
Three games into the Foothill League boys soccer season, the Saugus Centurions had yet to hold a lead in a Foothill League soccer game - yet they were undefeated in league play.
In their fourth game, the Centurions finally took a lead and maintained their undefeated record by winning their first league game 3-2 over Canyon at Saugus High on Friday afternoon.
After trailing most of the game, Canyon rode a fourth-quarter comeback to pick up its first win, 63-58, Friday at home against Saugus.
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.
The third annual Foothill Invitational girls volleyball tournament wrapped up on Sunday in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Stevenson Ranch resident Hunter Greene could pitch USA Baseball to a gold medal in Mexico.