Two months of passing league, numerous practices under 100-degree heat and seemingly endless bursts at tackling dummies and blocking sleds have come down to this.
Watching the intensity of Tuesday's girls volleyball match between Saugus and West Ranch, one would get the feeling that it was already the CIF-Southern Section Girls Volleyball Tournament.
While the postseason is not until Tuesday, Saugus' five-set win in the highly competitive Foothill League sure felt like the playoffs.
Varsity Girls Volleyball
Hart 3, Canyon 0
Senior Night for the Valencia girls volleyball team comes once a year. It seems clinching league titles has become as regular.
The Vikings celebrated their seventh-straight Foothill League title on Tuesday evening with a 25-18, 25-15, 25-12 sweep of Golden Valley.
The CIF Southern Section preseason football polls have been released, and three Foothill League teams are in the northern division's top ten.
Girls basketball coaches can look at West Ranch High School for a possible job.
Welcome to the first episode of THE SCV Sports Show, where our sports reporters bring you an inside look at high school sports in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Canyon High will host a blood drive today for senior football kicker Nate Sparks.
One of the best high school teams in the nation resides right here in the Santa Clarita Valley.
West Ranch baseball players and teammates Mitchell Thompson and Casey Watkins were selected to the 2008 Dodger Elite Team.
Eric White is trying to maintain a winning tradition as the new head coach of the Canyon High School varsity girls soccer team.
Everything about this year's Olympic Games seems to be about making a statement.
For high school seniors, the thought of entering the "real world" may seem quite daunting.
Sporting army fatigues with the words "Midnight Maneuvers" written on them while leaping through the air Thursday, the Golden Valley football team made history just by stepping onto the field.
Some local history will be made right after Midnight on Thursday morning.
The Valencia Vikings might have been overlooked heading into the Foothill League season, but the two-time defending champion West Ranch Wildcats weren't going to do any overlooking of their own on Tuesday afternoon at West Ranch High School.
Hart High graduate and former The Master's College star Jerry Owens was suspended for 50 games last week from the Liga Mexicana de Beisbol for violating the league's drug policy.
It's not entirely uncommon for a club swimmer to see their high school team as something secondary; a break from the grind of a club season, but ultimately just that - a break.
Can you consider one nonwinning year a drought?
Canyon High senior Cole Mears has always considered himself a utility player.
From the start, this season was about two teams: West Ranch and Saugus.
For track and field coaches, it's always a balancing act between worrying about winning team competitions and figuring out how to keep their best athletes ready for the end of the season.
Different park. Same result.
Hart High junior pitcher Paul Richan said he was thinking about Friday's game against surging Valencia for two days.
It doesn't happen very often in Foothill League play, but you can bet that when A.J. West and Jake Bird come in to pitch for West Ranch in the same game, it's a close one.