Valencia girls volleyball head coach Ray Sanchez couldn't help but laugh.
With a three-hour bus ride before its postseason opener, the Santa Clarita Christian girls volleyball team could have come out flat.
West Ranch girls volleyball advanced to the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I-A playoffs for a second straight year with a three-set win over Calvary Chapel 28-26, 25-21, 28-26 Tuesday at West Ranch.
Some league races in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division are basically over heading into the final week of the regular season.
The CIF-Southern Section released brackets Monday for girls tennis and 8-Man Football.
The ride continues.
Local girls volleyball teams now know who they'll be playing in the first round of the CIF postseason.
The Santa Clarita Christian football team entered Heritage League play with sub-.500 record, banged-up and struggling to score after a 48-0 mercy-rule loss Oct. 10 to Windward.
Not an off night from the star running back. Not a swell of penalties. Not even the defending league champions.
Nothing could keep Valencia from clinching at least a share of the Foothill League championship.
West Ranch football was right there.
Trading blows with tradition-rich Hart into the second half Friday night at Valencia High.
Something had to give as Canyon and Golden Valley football squared off in a matchup of two teams looking for their first win of the season.
Whatever was holding the Cowboys back entering the contest promptly fell by the wayside.
Just when things were starting to turn around for Saugus football, they go back the other way.
Not only are the Centurions, who have won two straight games after losing five in a row, playing highly touted Valencia tonight at 7:30 at College of the Canyons, but they have also lost their starting quarterback for the season.
Valencia girls volleyball finished off an eighth straight Foothill League championship season with a three-set win over Golden Valley on Thursday at home, 25-10, 25-16, 25-12.
The victory clinched an outright league crown for the Vikings (15-9, 9-1).
Golden Valley and Canyon will both be looking for their first win tonight, but the two schools enter the game on very different notes.
The Grizzlies lost to Saugus last week but scored 26 points in the second half, which is more than they had scored all season.
Because of ever-increasing club swim obligations, it's fair to say this season marked the least amount of time Saugus junior Abbey Weitzeil has spent in her Saugus High swim gear in her three seasons at the school.
It turns out the Foothill League's Player of the Year in baseball and the state's leading home run hitter was supposed to be an All-CIF selection after all.
A big group of Santa Clarita Valley athletes made it on All-CIF lists, which were unveiled Monday by the Southern Section, but one of the biggest reveals of the day was a name that didn't show up anywhere.
A lot of coaches like to fly under the radar as much as possible.
West Ranch's doubles play was crucial to the Wildcats dethroning Valencia as the Foothill League champions this year.
After roaring through the Foothill League last year without dropping a set, Valencia junior Chad LeDuff came into the 2014 season with a lot of pressure for a repeat performance.
The minute school ends for the summer, it becomes football season in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wrestling is set to make its way back into the Hart district, after members of the district board voted this week to adopt wrestling as a self-sustaining interscholastic sport.
One of the most successful coaches in the Santa Clarita Valley is stepping down.
It's no wonder Valencia High School's baseball team featured such a dangerous lineup this season.
Editor's note: Today marks the eighth and final in a series in which we recognize athletes at the local high schools who represent their respective schools not so much by what they do on the field, but off of it. We call them "More than an athlete."
New England Patriots running back and Valencia High graduate Shane Vereen has his reasons for conducting a football camp at Valencia High this Saturday morning, and they all involve home.
Editor's note: Today marks the seventh in a series in which we recognize athletes at the local high schools who represent their respective schools not so much by what they do on the field, but off of it. We call them "More than an athlete."
Editor's note: Today marks the sixth in a series in which we recognize athletes at the local high schools who represent their respective schools not so much by what they do on the field, but off of it. We call them "More than an athlete."