The transition from Nick Jones' sophomore to junior year was a tough one.
When the Kings Christian High School Crusaders 8-man football team marched down the field to score a touchdown on its opening possession, it seemed that the Trinity Classical Academy Knights were in for a dogfight on Saturday night at College of the Canyons.
Behind a four-touchdown performance from running back Derek Lewis and a strong showing by its defense, the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals defeated the Sun Valley Wildcats 56-7 Saturday at Harry Welch Stadium on the campus of Canyon High.
It was one of the longest, tightest days of tennis in the history of the Valencia Fall Brawl tennis tournament, held annually by Valencia.
LAKE BALBOA - With the Hart Indians on the 2-yard line late in the fourth quarter, the receivers started giving running back Connor Wingenroth a hard time.
OXNARD - Even after a bounce back victory, the bye week can't come soon enough for the West Ranch Wildcats football team.
A complete defensive effort and a second half surge helped the Valencia Vikings football team down a competitive Santa Monica Vikings squad 42-21 on Friday night at Valencia High School.
SHERMAN OAKS - This was a Canyon Cowboys team with a lot of momentum headed into Friday night's marquee matchup against a state power.
Valencia High junior baseball player Devin Davis verbally committed to Loyola Marymount University this week, his father Darrell confirmed.
Canyon (3-0) at Notre Dame (3-1)
The Canyon High girls cross country team continued its impressive season with an upset over seven-time defending Foothill League and state champion Saugus team.
It was over almost as quickly as it began for the Valencia girls tennis team on Thursday afternoon at Golden Valley High School.
Golden Valley girls golf really is the front-runner for the Foothill League title.
It won't be very difficult to figure out who will be among the top finishers in each Foothill League race with so many talented girls returning from last year.
Pick your poison in the Foothill League.
The Hart Indians baseball program will hold its annual alumni game this Saturday, and as part of the festivities will induct its latest class to the Hart Baseball Wall of Fame.
Niko Nuyda was there when Canyon soccer was a powerhouse in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Quietly, one of the best rivalries in Santa Clarita Valley sports has been building up for years.
Fair and even competition brings out the best in everyone, but it's taken for granted how hard it is to plan accordingly at the high school level.
Sophie Cortes is hard to spot when the Hart Indians girls soccer team takes the field.
This is West Ranch's M.O. this year, and more often than not the Wildcats are winning because or in spite of it.
It was a completely different game than last time.
On Friday, Hart boys soccer played like a team that wanted to make sure no one could catch up in the Foothill League.
Big players hit big shots in big spots.
It was more a feeling of relief than one of thrill for the Hart Indians boys basketball team on Friday.
On Jan. 21, the Canyon Cowboys girls soccer team lost a home contest to Foothill League power and top dog Valencia.
Winning a Foothill League soccer championship requires a lot of things, including the ability to get the job done when needed, and on Tuesday many teams showed that they have what it takes to get that job done.
This is the time of year when every game, every play, every possession is magnified.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - LeBron James had 31 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds, Ray Allen hit a clinching 3-pointer in the final minute, and the Miami Heat snapped a five-game road losing streak against the stubborn Los Angeles Clippers with a 116-112 victory on Wednesday night.
From coast to coast, Santa Clarita Valley athletes made the rounds on Wednesday during National Letter of Intent signing day.