For the Golden Valley boys cross country team becoming the first team in school history to reach any state competition did not begin Saturday in the CIF-Southern Section Division III Cross Country Finals, where they finished as the seventh and final qualifying team.
Santa Clarita Christian's 8-man football team was supposed to lose to Avalon on Nov. 22.
VARSITY GIRLS GOLF
Quartz Hill 220, West Ranch 269
There are several reasons why the Saugus girls volleyball team, 11-19 last season, is 10-0 this season after a three-set win Wednesday at home over Notre Dame Academy of Sherman Oaks.
One is the return of setter Alyssa Terwall, healthy this year after having to sit out the first half of last season with a stress fracture in her foot.
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
Former Hart pitcher Michael Montgomery ranks as the fourth best prospect in the Kansas City Royals' organization, according to Baseball America's Top 10 prospects list.
The list is based on projections of a player's long-term worth after discussions with scouting and player-development personnel. Montgomery was drafted by the Kansas City Royals as the No. 36 overall pick in the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft.
VARSITY GIRLS TENNIS
Not even Saugus High's second-best score ever at Vista Valencia Golf Course could do it Tuesday.
Not even career-best rounds by four Saugus girls at the course could do it.
Even though West Ranch only has one senior among its top three singles players and No. 1 doubles team, at times the Wildcats can be pretty dominant.
That was the case Tuesday, in a 14-4 dismantling of Saugffus, a solid team in its own right.
CLAREMONT - For a moment Monday in the finals of the CIF-Southern Section Division III Girls Team Tennis Playoffs, the Valencia girls tennis team was in control.
In the first round, Viking senior Isabella Fraczek won a tough 6-4 match against Sarah Blair of Valencia of Placentia in the No. 1 singles match at The Claremont Club.
CLAREMONT - The strategy for Valencia against its namesakes from Placentia on Monday was simple.
Go for the nine-point sweep or a near-sweep of the Tigers' solid doubles teams. Then hope No. 1 singles player Isabella Fraczek can somehow win two or possibly three matches, all against ranked opponents.
Ross Bacon was not enough to thwart Notre Dame (2-0) Friday night, as the Knights rolled through West Ranch (1-1) at Valencia High.
Prior to the team's match-up with Righetti High School of Santa Maria,Hart head coach Mike Herrington said the team was neither proven offensively or defensively.
The only offensive touchdown scored by Canyon High School was an ominous one Friday night at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Corona.
Their offensive philosophies couldn't be any more different but when Saugus and Westlake meet, you're guaranteed fireworks.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Maroon scored the go-ahead goal, Frederik Andersen made 37 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 Saturday night for their third straight win in the Freeway Faceoff rivalry.
BURBANK - Last week, the Renaissance Academy Wildcats of Altadena ended the championship hopes of one Santa Clarita Valley high school.
INGLEWOOD - After Santa Clarita Christian's 63-48 loss to View Park at St. Mary's Academy on Saturday, fans and parents came up to Cardinals head coach James Mosley and thanked him for a great year.
The Trinity Classical Academy and Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball teams have their work cut out for them tonight in CIF State Division V Boys Basketball Tournament games.
The Valencia boys tennis team's one-two punch of Chad LeDuff and Joey Fernicola led the Vikings to another win, this time 14-4 over visiting Chaminade on Thursday.
Hanging around the Saugus High gym are banners showing the years each sport won a league championship, with varying levels of success.
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.