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.
In 2010, Spencer Klehn led a talented freshmen class that entered Trinity Classical Academy with the unique opportunity to help build a football program that would go as far as bright-eyed and inexperienced 14-year-old kids could take it.
Where Hart High's offensive line was packed with experience last year and full of confidence, the unit is in many ways the opposite of that this season.
The Trinity Classical Academy CIF-Southern Section Division II 8-man football game was rescheduled to Saturday night, the school announced on Tuesday.
Golden Valley head football coach Robert Fisher decided it was time for a change.
As the Simi Valley High girls cross country team was being crowned CIF champions on Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College, the Saugus girls were finishing up their cool down jog.
It's safe to say Valencia's duo of Tina Inchalik and Remy Balmain traveled the path of most resistance on the opening day of the CIF-Southern Section girls tennis individual playoffs on Monday.
In the biggest matches and the most important situations, Valencia girls volleyball counted on its junior outside hitter Lindsey Knudsen.
WALNUT – There might be a new cross country power in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The season had to end at some point.
Hart graduate Matt Ryan advanced to golf's Web.com Qualifying School finals on Friday while Saugus graduate Nick Delio came up short.
All the Trinity Classical Academy Knights football team needed was a taste.
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.
Two Santa Clarita Valley basketball teams will have a chance to play for a state championship.
The season will continue for at least one more game for Hart High girls soccer, which earned a No. 5 seed in the CIF Southern California Regional Division II Soccer Championship.
SANTA ANA - It was less than a minute after the CIF-Southern Section Division VA championship game ended at Godinez High School on Saturday morning, and Santa Clarita Christian guard Kamron Carroll went up for an uncontested layup.
CORONA - For weeks now, the Hart girls soccer team has likened its run through the CIF-Southern Section Division II postseason to a dream.
SANTA ANA - Beau did it.
SANTA ANA - Pressured early and with force, the Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball team couldn't respond on Saturday morning and lost 58-32 to the Renaissance Academy Wildcats in the CIF-Southern Section Division VA championship game at Godinez High.
When the Hart Indians girls soccer team last won a CIF-Southern Section championship, freshman goalkeeper Nicole Davis was still months from being born.
A picture hangs on the wall of James Mosley's office at Santa Clarita Christian School recognizing the school's 2009-10 boys basketball team.
The seconds were ticking down.