CLAREMONT - The strategy for Valencia against its namesakes from Placentia on Monday was simple. Go for the nine-point sweep or a near-sweep of the Tigers' solid doubles teams. Then hope No. 1 singles player Isabella Fraczek can somehow win two or possibly three matches, all against ranked opponents.
Ross Bacon was not enough to thwart Notre Dame (2-0) Friday night, as the Knights rolled through West Ranch (1-1) at Valencia High.
Prior to the team's match-up with Righetti High School of Santa Maria,Hart head coach Mike Herrington said the team was neither proven offensively or defensively.
The only offensive touchdown scored by Canyon High School was an ominous one Friday night at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Corona.
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.
Maybe the third time will be the charm for the Trinity Classical Academy football team.
With its quarterback on the sideline with an injury, the Canyon Cowboys sat first-and-goal from the West Torrance Warriors' 7-yard-line late in Friday night's CIF-Southern Section Northern Division first-round playoff clash at Canyon High School.
It's the old "the game was a lot closer than what the score indicated."
Both local CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoff games will start at 7 p.m.
Hart High junior quarterback Brady White received a scholarship offer from Colorado State on Friday.
Of all things to cost the Valencia Vikings girls volleyball team, poor serving seemed like a long shot.
Golden Valley - the school that had little overall success in girls golf prior to last season - now has it's poster child for success.
In the face of elimination, the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals girls volleyball team turned to its senior standout middle blocker, Allie Acosta.
It took 21 matches to happen, but the Hart Indians girls tennis team finally lost on Wednesday at Hart High School.
It didn't look pretty for the Foothill League champions in the opening round of the CIF-Southern Section Div. IA playoffs.
At least the Hart Indians girls volleyball team proved one thing on Tuesday night.
Albert Einstein Academy didn't simply win its first playoff match in school history.
Teams find success when they are able play to their strengths, so it's no surprise that the talented Hart Indians girls tennis team has prospered this year.
The 2013 regular season may have concluded, but for the premier football teams in the Santa Clarita Valley the real challenges are only beginning.
Two Santa Clarita Valley prep football teams can exhale.