Saugus laid its claim to first place of the Foothill League with a dominating 15-3 win at home over West Ranch Wednesday.
With Foothill League play officially underway, Valencia swimming showed why this season may bring with it a changing of the guard.
Trevor Brown came within an out of a no-hitter against Golden Valley Wednesday, but a two-out single off the bat of Golden Valley catcher Rocky Sherwood broke up the Hart right-hander's bid for perfection in the Indians' 5-0 win over the Grizzlies.
An eight-year-old Daniel Swarbrick awoke in a hospital bed, having just suffered a concussion after being struck by a car.
Most of the girls track teams in the Foothill League are either young or inexperienced – and that could give Saugus the advantage.
Canyon head coach Kent Ganevsky described his doubles teams as "up and down" so far this season.
West Ranch boys tennis started off the Foothill League season strong on Monday, defeating Saugus 12-6 behind the stellar play of its mainstays,
Saugus girls soccer added to its unprecedented season Monday.
It may be a new year in Foothill League swimming, but it looked very much like the last one at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center Tuesday.
Golden Valley football just pressed reset on its football program.
There is this consensus going around that West Ranch High will be the Foothill League boys golf champion.
Consider it a tap-in for the Wildcats.
It comes around the same time every year.
Tony Moskal, the boys varsity golf coach at Golden Valley, spouts a load of truth with a heavy dose of humor before the Foothill League golf season tees off.
When Tyler Gottshall stepped onto the varsity tennis court as a freshman he was a shy, yet gifted player, who had earned the third singles spot on the Valencia squad.
Now in his junior year Gottshall has evolved into one of the best players in the Foothill League and a team captain on a team that has won six of the last seven Foothill League championships.
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.
Casey Burrill, head baseball coach at West Ranch, called his team's 2-1 win over visiting Saugus on Friday a "baseball connoisseur's dream."
Coming off a frustrating, five-game loss to Valencia to start league play, the Saugus Centurions boys volleyball team was determined to rebound in a big way.
Saugus head track and field coach David Russell knew coming into Thursday's first Foothill League meet of the season against Valencia that a lot of the scoring burden would fall on his distance runners.
The Valencia Vikings boys tennis team has sliced through a hot knife through butter thus far in Foothill League play.
It was April 19 of last year when Golden Valley and Canyon boys track and field went at it.
After building up its program for years, the Golden Valley girls track and field team finally reached the pinnacle last year by winning its first Foothill League championship in school history.
The Hart baseball team took advantage of some costly mistakes and rallied to beat visiting West Ranch 5-2 on Wednesday and remain perfect in Foothill League play.
Coming into Wednesday's contest at Golden Valley, Canyon senior first baseman Vincent Fitzgerald hadn't been able to get more than one hit in a game all year.
Valencia Vikings baseball is going to have to pitch to be a Foothill League title contender in 2014 and the Saugus Centurions are going to have to hit to do the same.
The wind didn't seem to bother the Valencia boys tennis on Tuesday as the Vikings beat the Golden Valley Grizzlies 16-2 on a blustery day at Golden Valley High.
It was about as wild an affair as a high school swim meet could possibly be on Tuesday afternoon in the Foothill League opener for Valencia and Saugus at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center.
It only took one game for West Ranch boys volleyball to get back into its Foothill League groove.
For the first time in years, the waters look murky for the Hart boys swim team.
On paper, the Foothill League title race will come down to perhaps the valley's two biggest rivals: Hart versus Valencia.
It's hard to stand out when you're a swimmer at Hart High School.