When the girls volleyball season began, many people pegged West Ranch as a team that could end Valencia's seven-year reign atop the Foothill League.
The Saugus girls volleyball team overpowered Golden Valley 3-0 in each team's Foothill League opener Tuesday at Saugus High School.
Valencia, the reigning Foothill League champion for the last seven years, has a stumbling block ahead in 2009.
For Saugus volleyball player Taylor Schubert, there are simply not enough hours in the day. These days she's juggling school, sports and volunteer work on the weekends.
Valencia High has been home to some elite-level baseball players recently.
Santa Clarita Christian School football amassed 520 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on the ground en route to a 66-43 victory over Hesperia Christian Saturday night at Canyon High School.
The Cardinals (2-2) were led by senior running back Collin Keoshian, who piled up 304 yards on 24 carries and tallied six rushing touchdowns. He also caught the Cardinals lone score through the air when he pulled in a pass delivered from quarterback Colin Mayhugh for a 36-yard score in the first quarter.
It appears that the boundaries of Saugus cross country's dominance are expanding.
The Centurions won the girls 3-mile varsity AAA race, led by junior Kaylin Mahoney's individual victory, while the boys team placed third in its respective 3-mile varsity AAA race on Saturday at the 45th McQuaid Jesuit Cross Country Invitational in Genesee Valley Park, Rochester, N.Y.
College of the Canyons football team knew it was going to have to battle in order to beat undefeated Allan Hancock College.
There weren't a lot of big upsets Saturday as Valencia High hosted its 14th annual regional Fall Brawl tennis tournament.
WEST HILLS - The Canyon Cowboys headed to Chaminade, hoping to get their first win of the season.
But Chaminade would have none of it.
Saugus should get a gift receipt for this one.
Taft of Woodland Hills was a giving mood Friday night at Cougar Stadium, committing 17 penalties for 132 yards.
Golden Valley continued to struggle on offense thanks to Serrano's strong defensive effort in a 24-0 loss to the Diamondbacks on Friday at Canyon High.
The Diamondbacks (3-2) entered the game giving up only seven points per contest and controlled the line of scrimmage all night, limiting Golden Valley (0-4) to less that 100 yards of total offense.
PALMDALE - With a bye next week, Hart can now add momentum to its repertoire heading into Foothill League play.
Indians quarterback C.J. Reyes threw three touchdowns, two to wide receiver Ty MacArthur, and Hart's defense forced five turnovers as the Indians beat Paraclete 28-7 in their pre-league finale on Friday at Knight High School in Palmdale.
Valencia has looked like the team to beat in the Foothill League based on pre-league performance.
Santa Monica did nothing to disprove that theory.
Head out to any local high school this summer and there's a good chance you'll see football players lifting in the weight room.
With the start of Valencia's first wrestling season coming up in November, head coach Brian Peterson and assistant coach Felicia Oh are hard at work with all the typical chores that go along with getting a startup program off the ground.
This summer edition of On the Beat is strictly on the summer's sport - baseball.
LAKE BALBOA - It's July. But come next spring, the Foothill League's going to have a lot of problems with Saugus.
HOLLYWOOD - No big surprises here.
The last time the Saugus and Hart baseball teams met was when the Indians clinched their first Foothill League title since 2008 in the 2014 regular-season finale.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill limiting full-contact football practices at middle and high schools in response to concerns about concussions, even as many teams already comply with the rules.
Valencia High has built a reputation as one of Southern California's top high school programs.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Logan Morrison hit a go-ahead RBI double during Seattle's two-run 12th inning, and the Mariners hung on to beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 on Saturday night.
Both the West Ranch and Valencia baseball teams chose not to participate in the Valley Invitational Baseball League this summer.
Just a couple of months removed from its Foothill League championship baseball season, Hart is well on its way to replacing, adding and bolstering its talented roster.
It may only be mid-July but Saturday's Valley Invitational Baseball League quarterfinals had all the makings of a Foothill League regular season matchup.
Mark Crawford doesn't want to be labeled "the athletic principal" at West Ranch High School, but his background speaks for itself when it comes to his love of sports.
The accolades keep rolling in for the nation's fastest high school swimmer.
The Saugus athletics program has finally been dethroned.