MISSION HILLS - If Foothill League play for Saugus could be broken down into a seven-inning game, it would be a quick start, a lead in the middle and finally close but not enough.
Want to win a CIF baseball championship?
As expected, four Foothill League teams made the CIF-Southern Section Division I baseball playoffs.
To say Canyon baseball's season has been frustrating is an understatement.
When we were lauding J.J. Holen for his performances as a West Ranch High golfer, it was because of the superb golf scores he turned in on a consistent basis from his freshman to senior year.
Junior pitcher Sean O'Shea hasn't been used much on the mound this season after recovering from a shoulder injury suffered during football season. But he made the most of his opportunity and led the West Ranch Wildcats out of trouble on Tuesday at Canyon High School and into the win column.
It's fitting that Hart High baseball clinched at least a share of the Foothill League championship with a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Saugus Centurions on Tuesday at Hart High School - the Indians first title since 2008.
A legendary heavy metal performer once said that if his band moved next door to you, your lawn would die.
By the end of this week, we could have multiple Foothill League baseball champions.
Last year, we had zero boys golfers advance from the first round of the CIF postseason.
In a very trying season for the Valencia baseball program, Keston Hiura has been a very welcomed story.
It's a whole new day in Foothill League boys golf.
Two monumental Foothill League boys golf accomplishments could be made today based on what happened at Wednesday's Foothill League golf match No. 5.
Don't bother Valencia High graduate Brock Vereen about anything to do with the NFL Draft today.
The story is certainly not West Ranch boys lacrosse losing 20-7 to Thousand Oaks in its first-ever playoff match.
"My kids hated basketball."
This version of "On the Beat" is going to be all over the place so stick with us.
If ever a time a team needed Hart High graduate James Shields to be "Big Game James," it's right now.
Stevenson Ranch resident Hunter Greene could pitch USA Baseball to a gold medal in Mexico.
The pressure to raise his game at the collegiate level wore on Valencia High graduate and 2012 All-Santa Clarita Valley Golfer of the Year Jonathan Chang.
This is the home stretch for professional baseball's minor leagues.
Drew Wolitarsky insists that it's true.
Tyler Glasnow survived the Major League Baseball Trade Deadline and is still in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.
LOS ANGELES - The grinder kept grinding.
Passing tournaments, 7-on-7s, whatever you want to call them, they're not new.
According to a source, Hart High graduate Chris Valaika has been called up by the Chicago Cubs and will be in uniform this weekend for a series in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.
This summer edition of On the Beat is strictly on the summer's sport - baseball.
Location. Location. Location.
LAKE BALBOA - It's July. But come next spring, the Foothill League's going to have a lot of problems with Saugus.