It's never easy being a defending national champion, but when almost the entire title-winning team graduates it makes the bull's eye on the reigning top squad's back even more cumbersome.
It's been a memorable season for Saugus senior Nicole Hicks.
West Ranch High School has named Sean O'Brien as its new head football coach for the 2009 season.
Maverick Ahanmisi led Golden Valley to the Foothill League title in boys basketball this past season, the first league title of any kind in school history.
He'll graduate as Golden Valley's all-time leading scorer and 3-point shooter.
Today, Saugus and Buchanan of Clovis come into the first round of the CIF-Southern California Regional Division I Girls Soccer Championships with something to prove.
The Centurions (20-3-3), feeling slighted over their seeding in the tournament, are in uncharted territory.
Saugus girls soccer is set to face Buchanan High of Clovis on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the first round of the CIF Southern California Regional Division I Championships at Buchanan High just outside of Fresno.
The announcement was made on the CIF's state Web site Sunday.
After a mere five wins one year ago, West Ranch softball opened the 2009 season with two straight as Canyon, Hart, Golden Valley and the Wildcats joined 12 other teams Saturday for the first day of games in the Hart Classic Softball Tournament at Central Park in Saugus.
DOWNEY - Call it symbolic.
DOWNEY - It is official.
For more than a decade, Heather Pilch and Shannon Suarez have been lacing up their cleats and stepping onto the soccer field together.
You can throw out the story about Saugus finishing third in the Foothill League and making it all the way to the CIF-Southern Section Division II girls soccer final.
He was a burgundy and black blur. The cold of the ice swept with him, bringing a freezing breeze.
The Saugus girls soccer team held its team banquet Wednesday night.
Santa Clarita Christian scored at least 17 points in all three games of its opening match against Cate of Carpinteria Wednesday.
College of the Canyons evened its Western State Conference record with an offensive explosion against West Los Angeles at home Wednesday, scoring a 21-5 victory.
Over and over, Golden Valley boys soccer head coach Juan Paolo kept telling his team they were good enough to win.
Canyon Cowboys boys basketball made sure there was no way Golden Valley would pull a repeat of what it did Tuesday.
After winning its first three Foothill League games, the Valencia Vikings suffered back-to-back losses to end the first half of the league season.
There are some who take labels personally.
To begin the Foothill League girls soccer season, the Valencia Vikings squeaked past the Saugus by a single goal in a thriller at Valencia High School on Jan. 14.
Golden Valley girls basketball kept going after Canyon.
There's one word that described what Hart Indians boys basketball was on Friday against the West Ranch Wildcats at Hart High - overwhelming.
It's one thing to play teams in higher playoff divisions, it's another to beat them.
It's about a half hour before practice is supposed to start at Hart High School.
Few teams have tested the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals girls soccer team this season.
The Foothill League's Offensive Player of the Year will be playing football for one of the most pass-happy college football teams in the nation.
Foothill League soccer coaches constantly reiterate the lack of predictability during the season, and Tuesday's action reinforced and refuted those claims simultaneously.
This is when everyone can take a step back and take a breath.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Beast Mode was Least Mode again.
The last team to defeat the Hart Indians in the Foothill League was the Canyon Cowboys.