PALMDALE - With a bye next week, Hart can now add momentum to its repertoire heading into Foothill League play.
Indians quarterback C.J. Reyes threw three touchdowns, two to wide receiver Ty MacArthur, and Hart's defense forced five turnovers as the Indians beat Paraclete 28-7 in their pre-league finale on Friday at Knight High School in Palmdale.
Valencia has looked like the team to beat in the Foothill League based on pre-league performance.
Santa Monica did nothing to disprove that theory.
In Valencia football's last two games, it has outscored opponents 76-14, then gone into a bit of a second-half cruise control.
If the Golden Valley football team wants to earn its first win of the season, it will have to slow down Serrano running back Dionza Bradford when it hosts Serrano High of Phelan at 7 p.m. today at Canyon High.
There's no panic on the Hart sideline.
Canyon football continues its tough preleague schedule when it meets Chaminade of West Hills and a first-year head coach who is no stranger to CIF titles tonight at 7 p.m. at Chaminade.
After Hart girls tennis dropped a close one in its Foothill League-opening loss to West Ranch, Indians head coach Patty Labat said there would be some lineup changes.
Saugus head football coach Jason Bornn threw out an analogy this week about his team.
The Hart High girls golf team wasn't quite as dominant Wednesday at Vista Valencia Golf Course for the Foothill League's second meet.
After all the talk of parity entering Foothill League boys cross country, Saugus showed Wednesday that it's still the team to beat.
The Foothill League's football teams are 9-11.
After a volleyball team loses five seniors from a squad that made it to the CIF-Southern Section Division V-AA semifinals, there's usually a rebuilding period.
To say that Santa Clarita Christian football was shorthanded Saturday would be an understatement.
NEWBURY PARK - Just three games into the 2009 football season, it is easy to see where the Saugus Centurions attention is focused - the Foothill League season.
Thousand Oaks and Canyon each carried an 0-2 record into Friday's contest, but the Lancers proved to be superior by night's end.
It's a perfect contrast.
The Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer team beat Tarbut V'Torah 4-0 on Saturday night in a CIF-Southern Section Division VII quarterfinal game at College of the Canyons.
Hart girls soccer had yet to advance to penalty kicks this season.
NEWBURY PARK - Canyon girls head basketball coach Chuck Johns pondered the question on if his team overachieved this season for a second after its 51-37 loss to the Newbury Park Panthers on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division IA playoffs.
The veterans got the best of the rookies in the first-ever CIF lacrosse meeting between two Santa Clarita high schools.
At this point in the playoffs, nothing comes easy.
SANTA ANA - From the first shot Hart High put up Friday night at Foothill High School in the CIF-Southern Section Division IIA quarterfinals, something was off.
On the wettest day Southern California has seen in months, the Canyon High Cowboys stuck with the theme and made it rain from the three-point line in their 84-53 win over visiting Elsinore High in Friday's quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs.
Nothing was going to get in the way of the Trinity Classical Academy Knights boys basketball team against the Laguna Blanca Owls of Santa Barbara in the CIF-Southern Section Division VI semifinals.
The Hart High girls soccer team will have to wait at least one more day for its quarterfinal match against CIF-Southern Section Division II -No. 1 seeded Sunny Hills, after today's scheduled game was postponed due to weather.
West Ranch senior right-handed pitcher Jake Bird verbally committed to UCLA baseball this week.
Losing in the playoffs is a hard pill to swallow.
Saugus High varsity boys basketball coach Derek Ballard was fired on Thursday.
Coming off its first ever postseason victory, the Golden Valley Grizzlies girls basketball held a lead at halftime against the North High Saxons of Torrance.
Heartbreaking losses to Canyon and Hart late in the Foothill League season ended the Valencia Vikings girls soccer team's hopes of winning a league title.