A lot of children grow up dreaming of playing the sport they love for their ideal school. Not many of them make it a reality before their junior season of high school is over.
But then again, most high school softball players don't nearly hit .500 for an entire season like Canyon catcher Brittany Williams.
MOORPARK- The Saugus track team backed up its Foothill League title with an impressive showing at the CIF-Southern Section Division II prelims.
2009 was another successful season for Valencia boys tennis, but Saturday it ended just like the 2008 campaign, at the hands of perennial powerhouse Palm Desert.
The team careers of the two most successful boys tennis singles players in West Ranch history came to a close Saturday as the Wildcats fell 12-6 at home to Brentwood in the CIF-Southern Section Division II second round match.
A total of five local athletes will take part in next weekend's CIF-Southern Section Division I finals, while Golden Valley high jumper Tessy Sproul qualified for the CIF-SS Division III finals.
None of the Valencia High boys volleyball team's current players were credited with a single statistic during last year's run to a CIF-Southern Section Division II championship.
With Hart baseball up nine runs in the middle innings Friday at West Ranch in a Foothill League finale, talk in the Indians' dugout swirled around on how second baseman Spenser Souza would complete his cycle.
Saddleback of Santa Ana played an efficient game and defeated Saugus 3-1 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II boys volleyball playoffs Friday at Saddleback High School.
Hart boys volleyball's run into the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs ended at Westlake Friday.
WALNUT – It would be an understatement to say that Foothill League swimming represented well in its first year back in the CIF-Southern Section Division I, particularly Hart and senior Jordan Danny.
Saugus has been known for its defense all season long, but with a playoff spot on the line Friday, the Centurions simply bashed their way into the postseason.
After a winless Foothill League performance in 2008, first year Golden Valley coach Scott Drootin knew he was in for a building project with his new team, and Friday he finished laying one of the first levels in the construction of a successful program.
Valencia's first round CIF-Southern Section Division II match was all about teamwork.
Canyon softball entered Thursday's Foothill League finale with one goal - to make the playoffs and end the longest postseason draught in the league.
The West Ranch boys tennis team tied Bonita at La Verne 9-9 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II postseason, but the Wildcats won on games 82-71.
Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball couldn't wait to get its playoff run started.
For the first nine minutes of the game, Hart boys soccer was on fire.
The first playoff experience for Albert Einstein Academy girls basketball was quick and straight forward.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights girls basketball team's first venture into the postseason was a building block.
It was like a mixed martial arts match where Valencia kept getting pounded but the referee wouldn't stop the fight.
The New Covenant Academy of Los Angeles Huskies didn't know much about Trinity Classical Academy before Wednesday Night.
Even if no one can quite explain how it happened, no one on the West Ranch girls soccer team is going to complain about the Wildcats' first postseason victory in program history.
Here's a dare.
Culver City boys soccer kept coming for Saugus on Tuesday, and in the end, the Ocean League's third-place team passed the Centurions.
Oddly enough, it was a goal against that finally sparked West Ranch boys soccer on Tuesday.
With Monday afternoon's revealing of the CIF-Southern Section soccer playoffs, the winter playoff slate is set.
The CIF-Southern Section released the boys and girls prep basketball playoff draws on Sunday afternoon, and plenty of Santa Clarita Valley teams are scattered across various postseason brackets.
Year in and year out, Foothill League boys basketball is a gauntlet.
The West Ranch girls soccer team knew it had a problem.
At least 24 schools are already committed to participate in Canyon High School's Santa Clarita Valley Track Invitational.