Canyon's football team hoped to play to its potential in the season opener.
Football players go through two-a-days together. They face adversity together. They line up next to one another on the field.
Immediately following its overtime win over Lancaster on Friday, West Ranch head coach Sean O'Brien told his team it had 10 hours to celebrate.
After a sluggish first half to open the season, Hart football looks like Hart football again - hard-hitting, explosive and most importantly, winning.
The Canyon girls volleyball team played with good energy Tuesday evening, but the Cowboys couldn't match the overall talent of Westlake and fell 3-0 at Canyon High School.
Is it too early to declare a CIF-Southern Section Northern Division champion?
Golden Valley's boys cross country team had a breakthrough season last fall.
Fresh off its CIF-Southern Section Division I 8-Man football title in 2008, Santa Clarita Christian School picked up right where it left off with a 61-28 win over Christian Life Academy at Canyon High School Saturday night.
The Cardinals (1-0) were led by their offensive jack-of-all-trades Collin Keoshian, who punched in three rushing touchdowns, reached the end zone twice on scoring receptions and returned an interception for a touchdown.
SIMI VALLEY - Golden Valley debuted the 2009 season with a 36-0 loss against Royal High in Simi Valley.
PASADENA - The Saugus Centurions may not have found the all the answers in a 17-7 win at Pasadena, but at least they passed their first test.
THOUSAND OAKS – You could not ask for much more drama in Valencia's season opener.
With 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter, West Ranch held a 20-point lead over Lancaster.
With five seconds left in a tie football game, Hart kicker C.J. Reyes lined up the biggest kick of the Indians' still-infant football season. On his mind was only one thing, the jokes made by his holder Blake Borland.
BAKERSFIELD - If the first game of the season is any indication, it looks like the Bakersfield High Drillers have put together another one of those dominant teams.
Expectations are high for the Valencia High football team.
Right out of the gate, the Vikings get their test.
Santa Clarita Christian assistant coach Garrick Moss approached the scorers table about five minutes before his team was set to take on Kern Valley in the first round of the CIF State Division V Boys Basketball Tournament.
The way the Trinity Classical Academy Knights boys basketball team sees it, every extra game they get to play is a bonus.
There wasn't anything incredibly special about Valencia's 4-0 win over visiting Camarillo High on Tuesday as part of the Southern California Showdown.
After 28 games, four months and a whole lot of historical accomplishments, Hart girls soccer didn't quite have the energy for one more rally.
Canyon High has had its most successful run ever in girls basketball over the last five seasons under head coach Chuck Johns.
Hart boys basketball wasn't just the best team in the Foothill League this year. It was dominant.
Canyon and Valencia girls basketball were split right down the middle this season.
SANTA ANA - The significance of Saturday's game was not lost on Santa Clarita Christian's athletic department.
CORONA - Once the tears of heartbreak were wiped away on Saturday afternoon, the Hart Indians girls soccer team began to regain some perspective.
Two Santa Clarita Valley basketball teams will have a chance to play for a state championship.
The season will continue for at least one more game for Hart High girls soccer, which earned a No. 5 seed in the CIF Southern California Regional Division II Soccer Championship.
SANTA ANA - It was less than a minute after the CIF-Southern Section Division VA championship game ended at Godinez High School on Saturday morning, and Santa Clarita Christian guard Kamron Carroll went up for an uncontested layup.
CORONA - For weeks now, the Hart girls soccer team has likened its run through the CIF-Southern Section Division II postseason to a dream.
SANTA ANA - Beau did it.
SANTA ANA - Pressured early and with force, the Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball team couldn't respond on Saturday morning and lost 58-32 to the Renaissance Academy Wildcats in the CIF-Southern Section Division VA championship game at Godinez High.