During its run to a perfect first half, Saugus girls basketball built a reputation as a defensive powerhouse.
Both Saugus and Valencia's boys basketball teams entered Friday's contest at Saugus needing a win to get to .500 in Foothill League play.
With the Canyon boys basketball team down by two with 13 second left to go in the game, everyone in the Cowboys' gym knew where the ball was going.
Sure enough, just like West Ranch had anticipated, the ball flew to the Cowboys' Mike Edwards, who was double-covered and forced into an off-balance miss from 3-point land with one second left and the Wildcats (14-8, 3-3) escaped with a 46-43 victory Friday night.
With the game seemingly in control, the West Ranch girls basketball team relaxed its suffocating defense for the last two minutes of the Friday night's game.
That's when Canyon cut a 10-point deficit with 2:01 to go down to a one-point deficit with seven seconds left and the Cowboys having possession of the ball.
Ties have been a recurring part of the 2008-09 season for both the Valencia and Saugus boys soccer teams, and Friday was no different.
The Centurions and the Vikings both picked up their fourth tie in Foothill League play when the clubs knotted 1-1 at Saugus.
In Jake Bernards, San Diego State sees untapped potential.
Grant, Lee, MacArthur, Eisenhower, Patton and Molacek.
We've reached the midway point of Foothill League boys and girls soccer and boys and girls basketball.
Canyon girls soccer girls soccer put itself right back in title contention Tuesday night with its 3-1 win over Valencia at Harry Welch Stadium.
All this talk of rivalry, and no game to back it up.
Hart and Saugus boys basketball entered Tuesday tied in the Foothill League standings, but the Centurions and Indians looked anything but equal as the teams reached the midway point of league play.
Saugus brought a perfect Foothill League mark to winless Hart Tuesday, but for most of the game the Centurions and Indians girls basketball teams looked dead even.
Who would have predicted it?
Starla Wright makes a huge difference for the Valencia girls basketball team.
The inability to play with a lead has cost Valencia lately.
For the second straight game, the Saugus baseball team has had to rely heavily on its pitching in order to grind out a win.
Foothill League coaches collectively said prior to the baseball season that defense and pitching could be the factors that determine who wins the league championship.
Boys tennis kicked off Foothill League play on Thursday with three matches around the Santa Clarita Valley.
There will be a No. 6 painted on the baseball field at West ranch High School today.
If the Saugus Centurions are going to compete for a Foothill League title in 2014, its pitching will be the team's backbone.
Canyon girls basketball new head coach Jessica Haayer understands how special the last five years were for the Cowboys under previous coach Chuck Johns.
If Wednesday's Foothill League opener between the West Ranch and Valencia baseball teams is any indication of how the rest of the season will play out, then it should be a good one.
Hart High's trend of playing tight ball games and relying on pitching looks like it might be carrying over from last season.
It was just 2011 when every Foothill League girls basketball coach was a male.
Last year showed that when the Foothill League is so tight, anything can happen.
Who knows why the doctor said it?
With 71 straight Foothill League wins and eight straight Foothill League titles, it would be hard to pick against the Valencia boys tennis team when predicting this year's champion.
Every time Harrison Collins steps onto the tennis court, his mind kicks into overdrive.
The Hart girls soccer team was building up to this type of season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Maroon scored the go-ahead goal, Frederik Andersen made 37 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 Saturday night for their third straight win in the Freeway Faceoff rivalry.