HESPERIA – In the blink of an eye, fans could have easily missed Santa Clarita Christian's first touchdown on Friday night.
There would be no overtime dramatics in Valencia's matchup with Thousand Oaks on Friday.
It wasn't supposed to happen again.
Valencia football had one close call this season - and it was against tonight's opponent in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoffs.
Last season was the first year under Hart head football coach Mike Herrington that the Indians failed to make it out of the first round of CIF-Southern Section division playoffs.
Has it been detailed enough?
Their grass gives a slight disadvantage over the turf.
Before the season began, the list of the Foothill League's top wide receivers was fairly distinguished.
There was Valencia's Zach Tartabull, who led the league in receiving in 2008.
Valencia girls tennis was denied a fifth straight trip to the CIF-Southern Section Division III finals with a 9-9 (81-76 on games) loss to San Luis Obispo High (19-1) in the quarterfinals Tuesday.
The 2009 CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoffs have a familiar feel.
Personal goals were never mentioned throughout the season.
Last season, the Foothill League failed to send a representative to a CIF championship game for the first time since 1997.
Valencia girls tennis continues to roll through the CIF Division III playoffs, scoring a convincing 16-2 second-round victory over Paramount on Saturday at Paramount.
WALNUT - The Foothill League has a reputation as one of the best cross country leagues in the state of California.
The tone was set on the first play of the game.
Oh, how little things have changed in the last six months.
It's all business … or at least that's the way it seems when you talk to Saugus pitcher Mariah Lopez and West Ranch shortstop Lauren Lindvall after a game.
Two chocolate donuts.
Natalie Rodriguez was one hundredth of a second short of winning her first Foothill League track and field title this year.
Even after the single most impressive moment of the season for any Foothill League athlete, Nathan Bultman didn't go home satisfied.
It's already been a busy summer for Valencia's Devin Davis.
Valencia High School made a big splash on Wednesday by hiring former Canyon basketball head coach Chad Phillips to lead its program.
Records are made to be broken, or so the saying goes.
Because of ever-increasing club swim obligations, it's fair to say this season marked the least amount of time Saugus junior Abbey Weitzeil has spent in her Saugus High swim gear in her three seasons at the school.
It turns out the Foothill League's Player of the Year in baseball and the state's leading home run hitter was supposed to be an All-CIF selection after all.
A big group of Santa Clarita Valley athletes made it on All-CIF lists, which were unveiled Monday by the Southern Section, but one of the biggest reveals of the day was a name that didn't show up anywhere.
A lot of coaches like to fly under the radar as much as possible.
West Ranch's doubles play was crucial to the Wildcats dethroning Valencia as the Foothill League champions this year.
After roaring through the Foothill League last year without dropping a set, Valencia junior Chad LeDuff came into the 2014 season with a lot of pressure for a repeat performance.