In many ways, it might be a building year for Foothill League boys tennis.
Some teams are trying to fill holes left by graduating seniors, while others are busy laying a foundation for the future of their program.
After nearly eight hours of tennis, Valencia and Granada Hills were dead even in points at the Valencia Spring Smash.
During her sophomore season, Hart's Chelsea Griffiths set a league record in the 100-yard backstroke at the Foothill League Swim Finals with a time of 58.62 seconds.
If you take a look across the Foothill League landscape, one question may come to mind.
Valencia's Foothill League baseball season opened with a bang early, but the rest of the game was plagued by shaky defense as Saugus capitalized on five Viking errors to score a 7-1 home victory.
Entering the season, West Ranch had never beaten Hart, Saugus or Valencia in varsity baseball. In order to win a Foothill League title, West Ranch must do so.
After years in the Foothill League's cellar, Golden Valley baseball took a giant leap forward on Friday.
Jake Bernards is likely playing his last baseball season because he passed on the chance to play at the collegiate level to accept a football offer from San Diego State.
Since four teams have a legitimate shot at the Foothill League baseball title, little is certain as league play begins other than it figures to be a slugfest on the field and in the standings.
This season, the Valencia boys tennis team has been looking for someone to provide leadership on the doubles side.
Hart boys volleyball got its first home victory Wednesday night, defeating Crescenta Valley 3-1 at Hart High.
Canyon and Valencia ended up sharing the 2009 Foothill League title.
Foothill League teams had a tough time scoring on Canyon goalkeeper Andrew Wilson this winter.
Hart led after six innings against West Torrance Tuesday, but Warrior second baseman Daniel Timmerman came to the plate in the top of the seventh with a pair of runners on.
Behind a dominating performance from pitcher Destiny Rodino and a home run from catcher Jessica Shults, Hart High School shut out Agoura High School 3-0 Saturday in the championship game of the Hart Classic Softball Tournament.
The West Ranch and Hart track teams split their meets on Thursday at Hart, with the Hart Boys winning 72-64 and the West Ranch girls winning 98.5-33.5
From the outside in, the Foothill League title looks like a two-horse race.
It won't be a runaway.
It was just another day in the pool for the Hart boys and girls swim teams on Tuesday as both won convincingly over Saugus at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center.
With their wins on Tuesday, the Valencia and West Ranch boys tennis teams have set the table for what could be the matchup of the year on Thursday.
The Saugus Centurions were at their best in Tuesday's Foothill League opener, and there was very little the visiting Valencia Vikings could do about it.
Saugus boys volleyball is getting pretty good at playing the spoiler.
With all five of its scorers finishing within seven strokes of each other, the steady and consistent West Ranch Wildcats won the Foothill League's opening match with a total score of 398 on Tuesday at Valencia Country Club.
The balancing of the playing field may be the schedule.
It was the fall and there was talk that a Golden Valley girls golf program could possibly finish on top of the Foothill league for the first time in school history.
The Santa Clarita Christian and Trinity Classical Academy winter sports teams broke plenty of new ground in 2014.
Granny-style half court shots, no-look passes, alley-oops and broken rims.
Call it an exhibition game all you want.
Hart junior starting pitcher Jack Ralston has been dominant so far this season.
Valencia's Dylan Thomas said he wasn't feeling well when he woke up on Friday morning.