Their offensive philosophies couldn't be any more different but when Saugus and Westlake meet, you're guaranteed fireworks.
Recently, Saugus High girls golf head coach David Stradling went to bed thinking, "Yeah, maybe my team can compete for a Foothill League title."
Valencia (1-1) defeated Los Angeles City football champions Birmingham (0-3) at Lake Balboa on Friday night 24-0.
Santa Clarita Christian School took down the defending CIF-SS champions in eight-man football on Saturday, downing Joshua Springs, 54-32.
The Cardinals led the entire game from the time Colin Mayhugh returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown to the final whistle.
Maybe there's a changing of the guard, or a new sheriff in town or just a whole new world. But whatever is going on, the Golden Valley Grizzlies seem to be the recipient of some pretty good things.
The Foothill League has implemented a new policy and will limit the amount of contact a coach can have with his or her athletes to 10 hours per week Monday through Saturday.
The policy is a response to the elimination on July 1 of CIF-Southern Section By-Law 313 - the Athletic Association Rule.
Elation was felt by the Saugus girls and the Golden Valley boys cross country teams Saturday at the CIF-Southern Section Cross Country Finals at Mt. San Antonio College at Walnut.|
After winning every singles match she played this season, Hart girls tennis ace Anne Susdorf lost for the first time Saturday.
Saugus girls volleyball won the Tri-City championship and stayed undefeated on the season, pulling out a five-set victory over Walnut on Saturday.
As Santa Clarita Christian football coach Garrick Moss thought out loud to himself about how to handle his upcoming week's practice schedule, with his players having the week off from school, junior tailback Collin Keoshian was quick to interrupt with his opinion.
With five touchdown plays of 10 yards or more, five forced turnovers and a whole slew of big hits, one thing's for certain.
Valencia sure knows how to make an entrance.
Saugus football survived its first-round CIF-Southern Section Northern Division game Friday night at Cougar Stadium, beating Righetti of Santa Maria 29-17.
Ryan Zirbel didn't survive it.
ATASCADERO - In the coaching career of Hart High's Mike Herrington, the Indians had never been stopped short of the CIF-Southern Section quarterfinals.
The streak came to a halt in his 20th season Friday night at Atascadero Memorial Stadium in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division postseason.
The sun is going down and a pair of portable lights illuminate part of the Hart High practice field.
Saugus football has already made history.
Alison Lee is no stranger to Mission Hills Country Club, nor is she new to the big stage.
Saugus High School Principal Bill Bolde said he's never before gone through such an in-depth hiring process for a coach.
It was bound to happen at some point.
West Ranch softball head coach Bob Shults admitted he was a little nervous heading into the Wildcats' Foothill League opener with the Hart Indians on Thursday afternoon.
The bounce-back season is in full effect for Valencia boys volleyball.
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.