A couple of years ago, a trio of kids with ties to Canyon basketball all worked together so that one day they could play their sport at the next level.
Canyon High student/athlete Stephen Wirthlin said he's lucky to be alive after a car accident on Saturday morning in Gorman.
Hart baseball's biggest accomplishment in 2008 thus far is the team being in first place in the ultra-competitive Foothill League - to some.
There were three National Football League prospects with local ties going into this past weekend's NFL Draft.
At this point, Saugus High graduate and Cal State Northridge golfer Nick Delio has to acknowledge that his future is bright.
It's pretty difficult to gauge how good of an athlete you truly are.
Motivation comes in many forms.
It was a missed putt that ultimately cost Hart High golfer Johnny MacArthur the Foothill League Most Valuable Player in 2007.
It's kind of difficult for West Ranch golf coach Jeff Holen to gush about one of his freshman golfers.
His wife sits in the faded peach-colored seats beyond Reese Field, clutching a pastel-colored fleece blanket.
Hart center fielder Trevor Brown carefully crafted out an answer as to what two Hart wins this week against previously Foothill League first-place Valencia meant.
There are a couple of things you can expect this time of year.
This valley has produced some fine programs this decade - a national champion in Valencia softball, two-time state champion Saugus cross country, a state champion in Canyon football, but there is little argument as to what the dominant program has been in this valley.
He said it's now a running joke.
Some might argue that this is a football town.
It was another ugh moment for Valencia High junior Cole Parkinson.
"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.