It couldn't just be simple.
With only one week left in Foothill League play, everything got complicated.
Over the past week, Saugus girls soccer experienced relative difficulty putting the ball in the back of net.
West Ranch and Hart boys soccer battled the elements and each other, but had to settle for a 0-0 tie Friday at West Ranch.
When the Canyon girls basketball team's press defense is effective, the Cowboys are tough to beat.
You'd expect a game between halfcourt-oriented Canyon and Saugus to come down to last-second free throws.
The West Ranch boys basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak and defeated the visiting Hart Indians 72-64 Friday night.
The ground shook and with it, the Foothill League has been shaken up in boys basketball.
Riding a three-game winning streak and only one game out of first place in the Heritage League, Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball faced a must-win situation if the team hopes to raise a league championship plaque at the end of the season.
Entering the season with a new coach and low player turnout, Santa Clarita Christian head girls basketball coach Troy Best said the Cardinals almost didn't have a team.
Two local athletes have been recognized as some of the best football players in all of California.
Valencia junior quarterback Alex Bishop was named to the 2009 CalHiSports.com All-State Football Underclass team, while senior defensive back/wide receiver Brock Vereen made Third Team Defense, the Web site announced Friday.
Last season, Canyon boys basketball made the CIF-Southern Section postseason with an 8-19 record.
So while league titles are on many teams' minds, especially as we reach the stretch run in the Foothill League season, playoffs should still be on every basketball team's mind.
Things don't always work out the way you plan.
Khatari Price, Joe Darko and Brandon Hale had a science class together as freshmen at Valencia High School, and they bonded immediately.
Valencia star Lonnie Jackson did everything he could to put his team in a position to win Tuesday evening.
Given its length, the West Ranch girls basketball team poses matchup problems for Valencia.
When Hart girls soccer lost its second game last week, some people began raise doubts about the team's potential.
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.
Welcome to On The Beat, college softball edition.
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.