While the Hart Indians have gathered headlines for their gaudy, and at times, record-breaking offensive performances, there's another big element to this team bound for a CIF-Southern Section Northern Division championship game this Friday against Valencia.
Valencia High junior Jay Jay Wilson will not be able to play in Friday's CIF-Southern Section Northern Division championship game against Hart after the officials from the game turned down an appeal from Valencia High Athletic Director Brian Stiman.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights football team's 2013 run to a CIF-Southern Section Division II 8-man Championship was both improbable and inevitable.
The writing was on the wall all season for Saugus girls cross country.
Last week, both the Mustangs' men's and women's basketball teams put forward productive outings. Mustang volleyball looks to make a strong postseason run starting this Tuesday.
For a 10-minute span in the third quarter of Saturday night's CIF-Southern Section Division II 8-man Championship, the Trinity Classical Academy Knights football team put forth its most complete effort of the 2013 season - and walked off the field at Valencia High School with a title because of it.
FRESNO – The term "Saugus dynasty" has been given new meaning.
The Saugus boys cross country team won its first ever CIF state championship, while the girls' streak of state titles is over.
Third place in the Foothill League seems like a distant memory for the Hart Indians.
The Valencia Vikings football team punished the Saugus Centurions 45-8 on Friday at Canyon High School to break its semifinal curse and reach a CIF championship game for the first time since 2004.
If the Trinity Classical Academy Knights 8-man football team hopes to capture the CIF-Southern Section Division II 8-man Championship tonight against Joshua Springs, historical trends will have to be broken.
There's a notion in sports that goes: It's not always the best team that wins in the playoffs, it's the hottest team.
Three months ago, it wouldn't have been so surprising to see the Hart Indians football team playing in a semifinal playoff game.
The word is swagger.
If it weren't for Jourdan Nguyen, Justin Son wouldn't be playing tonight for the Valencia Vikings in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division semifinals.
Jenny Chavez may have missed the past eight games due to a serious ankle sprain, but it only took her one game back to etch herself into Hart girls soccer lore.
ANAHEIM - Don't expect the Canyon boys basketball team to say they were just happy to be here.
Recently dismissed Saugus boys head basketball coach Derek Ballard said his coaching days aren't over.
The Hart High boys soccer team advanced to the CIF quarterfinals only twice since 1983.
The Hart girls soccer team finds itself one win away from its first CIF-Southern Section championship appearance since 1999.
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.