Two months of passing league, numerous practices under 100-degree heat and seemingly endless bursts at tackling dummies and blocking sleds have come down to this.
Watching the intensity of Tuesday's girls volleyball match between Saugus and West Ranch, one would get the feeling that it was already the CIF-Southern Section Girls Volleyball Tournament.
While the postseason is not until Tuesday, Saugus' five-set win in the highly competitive Foothill League sure felt like the playoffs.
Varsity Girls Volleyball
Hart 3, Canyon 0
Senior Night for the Valencia girls volleyball team comes once a year. It seems clinching league titles has become as regular.
The Vikings celebrated their seventh-straight Foothill League title on Tuesday evening with a 25-18, 25-15, 25-12 sweep of Golden Valley.
The CIF Southern Section preseason football polls have been released, and three Foothill League teams are in the northern division's top ten.
Girls basketball coaches can look at West Ranch High School for a possible job.
Welcome to the first episode of THE SCV Sports Show, where our sports reporters bring you an inside look at high school sports in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Canyon High will host a blood drive today for senior football kicker Nate Sparks.
One of the best high school teams in the nation resides right here in the Santa Clarita Valley.
West Ranch baseball players and teammates Mitchell Thompson and Casey Watkins were selected to the 2008 Dodger Elite Team.
Eric White is trying to maintain a winning tradition as the new head coach of the Canyon High School varsity girls soccer team.
Everything about this year's Olympic Games seems to be about making a statement.
For high school seniors, the thought of entering the "real world" may seem quite daunting.
Sporting army fatigues with the words "Midnight Maneuvers" written on them while leaping through the air Thursday, the Golden Valley football team made history just by stepping onto the field.
Some local history will be made right after Midnight on Thursday morning.
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.