Saturday was an up-and-down day for the West Ranch softball team.
Hart pitcher Destiny Rodino gave up only two hits to Highland pitcher Aryn Feickert's six.
The Saugus High girls cross country team and former Valencia High pitcher Jordan Taylor are among finalists for 710 ESPN Southern California Sports Awards.
The plan was simple for the Hart High baseball team in its season opener on Friday.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
The votes are in from the Foothill League coaches. The 2008 season's final standings follow:
AGOURA - The Hart girls soccer team's mettle on Friday could be summed up in forward Lindsay Mills.
SAN BERNARDINO - With 75 seconds remaining Friday night against the Arroyo Valley High boys basketball team, it was the Valencia side of the bleachers standing, smiling and belting out a chorus of nah-nah-nah-nah-nahs.
The Hart High girls basketball team will have to settle for its share of a seventh consecutive Foothill League title.
In the end, it all came down good goalkeeping and nerves of steel.
After going nearly two full games - more than 145 minutes of action - without a goal against Quartz Hill, the Hart High girls soccer team finally broke through.
TORRANCE - Two players do not normally win a game for a team, but when two players stand at 6-foot-6 and the opposing team's starting center is out with an injury, it could make for a long night.
For a stretch, it looked the No. 1 seed didn't make it anywhere near the West Ranch High gym on Tuesday night.
A tie-breaking 3-pointer by John Otavka with 2.1 seconds remaining has the Valencia High boys basketball team in the CIF quarterfinals for the first time since 1998.
Prep playoffs are the unknown.
Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball couldn't wait to get its playoff run started.
For the first nine minutes of the game, Hart boys soccer was on fire.
The first playoff experience for Albert Einstein Academy girls basketball was quick and straight forward.
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.