With what Valencia baseball has and what Hart has this season, it was a must that the Vikings play more strategic, fundamental baseball to defeat the Indians.
The Valencia softball team had an eight-day layoff between its last game and Thursday's Foothill League opener against Canyon at home.
The Valencia Vikings volleyball team came into this season with one goal in mind: to win the CIF championship. The Vikings have won titles in 2003-04 and 2006.
The Saugus boys track and field team ended Canyon's 45 consecutive dual meet win streak on the Cowboys home turf on Thursday.
Look no further than the top for some of the interesting storylines in Foothill League softball, which opens today.
It's not everyday that lacking your best stuff on the mound can translate to 10 strikeouts and a complete game, two-hit shutout.
It's often said that with age comes wisdom and with wisdom comes excellence.
Valencia pitcher Josh Corrales took the mound in the seventh inning on his home field Wednesday against West Ranch showing no sign of fatigue.
It must have been a big upset or something special or both.
There was supposed to be no suspense as to who would come out victorious Tuesday at Valencia Country Club in the second Foothill League boys golf match.
Just one match into the Foothill League boys volleyball season and Valencia left little doubt about who is the team to beat.
If the No. 1 boys volleyball team in the country were to reside in the Foothill League it is a safe bet that they would be favored to win every match and take home the league crown.
It wasn't that long ago when there were two soccer clubs to choose from in the Santa Clarita Valley.
If there's such a thing as squeaking out a 19-8 win, that's exactly what the Valencia baseball team did on the road against Golden Valley on Friday.
The tag of area's best team just changed like a spring sale.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights girls basketball team's first venture into the postseason was a building block.
It was like a mixed martial arts match where Valencia kept getting pounded but the referee wouldn't stop the fight.
The New Covenant Academy of Los Angeles Huskies didn't know much about Trinity Classical Academy before Wednesday Night.
Even if no one can quite explain how it happened, no one on the West Ranch girls soccer team is going to complain about the Wildcats' first postseason victory in program history.
Here's a dare.
Culver City boys soccer kept coming for Saugus on Tuesday, and in the end, the Ocean League's third-place team passed the Centurions.
Oddly enough, it was a goal against that finally sparked West Ranch boys soccer on Tuesday.
With Monday afternoon's revealing of the CIF-Southern Section soccer playoffs, the winter playoff slate is set.
The CIF-Southern Section released the boys and girls prep basketball playoff draws on Sunday afternoon, and plenty of Santa Clarita Valley teams are scattered across various postseason brackets.
Year in and year out, Foothill League boys basketball is a gauntlet.
The West Ranch girls soccer team knew it had a problem.
At least 24 schools are already committed to participate in Canyon High School's Santa Clarita Valley Track Invitational.
Dean Hendrix-Davis, just 16 years old, was pinned between the car seats of his Ford Explorer.
The best team that not enough people know about in the Santa Clarita Valley just went and won a Heritage League championship.
A full gym, a dramatic finish and fans rushing the court at the final buzzer aren't things you might expect in the Foothill League finale for two teams that won't make the playoffs.