In its preleague finale, West Ranch boys soccer had to overcome emotion, constant injury problems and the stylistic changes of its opponent.
And when the final whistle blew, Wildcats head coach Mo Burgess said it was an ideal game to preview Foothill League play.
Golden Valley point guard Trevor Wiseman returned from a four-game absence Tuesday night, and all eyes were on the ankle that kept him out.
It looks like the ankle is in tip-top shape and so is Golden Valley's defense.
The Valencia High Vikings have won eight straight league titles because head coach Annie Kellogg builds all-around teams.
Could it have been any more competitive at the top of the Foothill League this year?
Kaylin Mahoney had run this course before.
The performances turned in by Seth Totten this season were downright scary.
It's hard to quantify the talent of Valencia's Steven Manfro.
You could call him a running back, but most running backs don't possess Manfro's abilities as a pass-catcher.
First Team Offense
To a kid from the Santa Clarita Valley, attending the University of Minnesota might feel like a culture shock.
The climate is much colder. There are lakes all over the city of Minneapolis. It's one of the largest public campuses in the country.
Hart High's football team had only the technical preamble of a game clock keeping it from celebrating a third consecutive CIF-Southern Section championship.
The Santa Clarita Valley is known for its quarterbacks.
Asked to describe UNLV wide receiver Ryan Wolfe, ESPN NFL draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. said: "Ryan Wolfe is ... one of the best clutch performers in all of college football with those great hands."
I will never forget the game when Valencia played at Notre Dame in 2005.
Former Valencia High pitcher Jordan Taylor played in the top tournaments against the best players in the country.
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.
The pressure to raise his game at the collegiate level wore on Valencia High graduate and 2012 All-Santa Clarita Valley Golfer of the Year Jonathan Chang.
Valencia graduate Alison Lee made it clear early on Wednesday she wasn't going to suffer an upset early in the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship.
We've handed out the awards for the season that was across all high school sports.
If Saugus High swimmer Abbey Weitzeil wants to make it to the Olympics some day, her performance on Wednesday indicates she's on the right track.
Hart swimmer Cole Cogswell has already broken multiple records held by arguably the Santa Clarita Valley's best-ever swimmer, Anthony Ervin.
West Ranch head football head coach Jan Miller doesn't want to hear about how hot it is.
Tyler Glasnow survived the Major League Baseball Trade Deadline and is still in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.
Kieran Tamondong and Kevin Stevens have been making major waves in the karate world even though they prefer different sides of the same coin.
Kyle Ensing's volleyball prowess is now spanning the globe.
Passing tournaments, 7-on-7s, whatever you want to call them, they're not new.
According to a source, Hart High graduate Chris Valaika has been called up by the Chicago Cubs and will be in uniform this weekend for a series in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.
Last Friday the Saugus football team took a trip to the Naval Special Warfare Training Center in Coronado where Navy SEALs go for Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training.
The Hart 9-and-under Red baseball team turned a double play at the start of the game and another at the end to win the Mustang-9 League Baseball World Series 7-2 over the North Valley 9U team.