Three games into their season, many questions remained unanswered for the Hart Indians.
Friday night against Claremont, Hart (2-2) went to the wire to prove they have what it takes to remain competitive in the Foothill League with a 14-7 victory.
To say Saugus is facing a tough challenge this week would be an understatement.
For the most part, Valencia's performance against Burroughs bore little resemblance to its opening-game dominance.
Two down, one to go.
When Rich Bahr got the call he was going to be the head coach for Saugus' junior varsity football team in 2005, he immediately went into recruitment mode.
One night after surviving a physical battle against Taft, the Saugus girls basketball team found much less resistance from Nordhoff.
With Valencia's top two singles players battling the flu, Valencia struggled for a while but held on to beat Hart on Thursday, 11-7.
Varsity girls volleyball
After nearly four full seasons and 34 games playing home games at Canyon High School and around the Southland, Golden Valley High School will finally get to play its first ever home game.
Add the fact that it's Homecoming, and the Grizzlies have a nice historic game.
At the volleyball match on Thursday night, the Valencia Vikings kept the lead against the Hart Indians in all three sets, 25-19, 25-15, 25-15.
"The match tonight was very good," said Valencia Coach Ray Sanchez, "We did a great team effort today. I'm very happy."
A three-game losing streak can be prevented by West Ranch tonight, in a game against Glendora at Valencia High School.
The Wildcats will be playing a team that went 5-0 in the Sierra League (9-3 overall) last season and advanced to the CIF-SS Division I quarterfinals.
West Ranch singles tennis player Gavelyn Poonnopatam was behind her Golden Valley opponent, 4-0, at West Ranch High in Stevenson Ranch.
The Wildcats' No. 2 player was two points away from losing her Foothill League match.
Collin Keoshian has been stitched up four or five times this year, by his father's count.
After struggling in its opener, Golden Valley responded the way it hopes to bounce back the entire season.
The Saugus girls basketball team is well aware of how physical things can get in the Foothill League.
Two teams coming off vastly different 2012-13 campaigns met in an early season tilt Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Ralph Brandt Boys Soccer tournament at Burroughs High School.
Earlier this week, the Hart football team's approach to tonight's CIF State Regional Bowl Game, the Southern California Division II championship against Chaminade at College of the Canyons at 7:30 p.m., was that it had nothing to lose.
The Canyon Cowboys boys basketball team enjoys playing on its home court, especially when the stage is its annual Canyon Classic tournament.
Before he even walked into his first high school class, the expectations for Trent Irwin were almost unfairly high.
For the first time that we can remember at The Signal, Hart High head coach Mike Herrington mentioned the end.
The Valencia Vikings boys soccer team brought more intensity than the visiting Clovis Cougars could handle on Thursday evening at Valencia High School.
Presale tickets will continue Friday for Hart football's CIF State Regional Bowl Game against Chaminade on Saturday at College of the Canyons.
When it comes to boys basketball rivalries, Santa Clarita Christian vs. Trinity Classical Academy is gift that keeps on giving.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights sports teams were major players in the Heritage League in both girls volleyball and 8-man football, and now there are postseason awards to show for it.
Erik Stafford is a walking contradiction.
The 2013 boys basketball season may have just started, but it's already beyond a doubt that the Canyon Cowboys are a better team than the Panorama Pythons.