Down 20 points at halftime, many teams would have folded.
After Golden Valley's Taylor Statham hit the biggest pair of back-to-back 3-pointers in his career, teammate Trevor Wiseman's one-handed fastbreak dunk was the perfect exclamation point in a 74-66 Grizzlies' win over Bonita in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIIA playoffs on Friday at Golden Valley.
Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball is setting new standards this season.
So desperate was Woodcrest Christian's goalkeeper that she grabbed the leg of Santa Clarita Christian's Kayla Gale after the Cardinals senior booted the ball toward the net late in the second half on Friday.
Beginning its run at a second straight CIF-Southern Section Division II championship, Saugus girls soccer did not expect to be playing from behind.
The Hart girls soccer team is out to prove that it's a contender.
The Saugus High School boys basketball team combined a smothering zone defense in the second half with strong post play and a breakout performance from point guard Jawhar Purdy to trip up Sunny Hills of Fullerton in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs.
The Valencia girls basketball team fell to sixth-seeded Crescenta Valley 53-48 Thursday in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IA playoffs at Crescenta Valley.
Valencia boys soccer made what some might consider a surprising run at the Foothill League title in 2010.
In a new experience, Vasquez High girls basketball was simply overwhelmed.
Last season, the Canyon girls basketball team was forced to forfeit several losses that cost the Cowboys a trip to the playoffs.
Last year, West Ranch senior Erin Ruiz's 3-pointer from midcourt earned the girls basketball team a CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA first-round victory.
After Canyon's Justin Naranjo scored the game-winning penalty kick, he turned and saw the mob of students heading straight for him to celebrate.
One might think that Canyon girls soccer, which finished the regular season 15-5-5, looked at its CIF-Southern Section Division II wild-card selection as a sign of disrespect.
The Cowboys saw it as something else: an opportunity for their now-healthy offense.
COMPTON - For various reasons, West Ranch has had to overcome tough obstacles for most of the season.
But this time, Compton's length and second-chance points were too much for West Ranch in a 75-48 loss in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs Wednesday at Compton High.
When the Foothill League softball coaches met to vote on the 2014 Pitcher of the Year, there wasn't much surprise in who came out on top.
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Baseball is as traditional a sport as you get.
New rules issued by CIF State will limit practice time across the board for high school athletics, but local coaches don't expect much of an impact going forward.
Golden Valley sophomore Jonathan Kang advanced to the CIF/SCGA Regional State Qualifier (or the Southern California championship) with a 3-over 74 on Tuesday at the CIF-Southern Section Boys Golf Individual Championship.
NORWALK - Winning wasn't the priority on Friday.
This "youth" label kept getting in the way of Santa Clarita Christian baseball considering itself a bona fide CIF-championship caliber team this season.
For Brett Molster, it isn't about setting a record or basking in the glory.
There's only one grueling, high-intensity step to go to reach the CIF State Track and Field Championships.
The boys from West Ranch had one last milestone in them at Thursday's CIF-Southern Section Individual Tennis Sectionals.
From the outside, it would seem like West Ranch's Chris Gaw and Noah Morrow are at a disadvantage going into today's CIF-Southern Section Individual Tennis Sectionals.
After a nearly two week break, it's finally time for the home stretch to this year's boys tennis season.
Mike Killinger, who took over as interim Valencia High baseball head coach when Jared Snyder was put on a leave of absence on March 21, has been hired to take over the job on a permanent basis.
With so much attention being paid to Saugus' Abbey Weitzeil, it's hard to blame anyone who may not have noticed a freshman doing spectacular things over at Valencia.
Last year the Santa Clarita Christian baseball team was booted from the postseason by Riverside Christian.