We met this guy in different ways.
We, being members of The Signal's Sports Department.
If the Saugus girls cross country team is known as a running juggernaut, what would Fayetteville-Manlius of New York be called?
How about "targeted."
Golden Valley cross country runner Seth Totten fought a losing battle Saturday morning in Walnut at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships.
The junior fought the pain of a dislocated metatarsal in his right foot, but was unable to finish the five-kilometer Boys Seeded Race at Mt. San Antonio College.
Ownership has its privileges.
Because of ownership, Faith Baptist football could call itself the class of Southern California 8-Man football.
Collin Keoshian has been stitched up four or five times this year, by his father's count.
Another week, another accomplishment for the Hart girls golf team.
Considered to be one of the top teams in the Los Angeles area, the Indians cruised to a first-place finish at Foothill League match No. 2 Wednesday at El Cariso Golf Course in Sylmar.
They seethed more privately than publicly.
And privately, they have another motivation this weekend or next.
It's shaping up to be one of the biggest weekends in Santa Clarita valley sports history.
Two championships will be determined and three teams will be competing for a spot in a championship game.
FRESNO - For the third straight year, they made the trek - an incredible feat within itself.
FRESNO - The Saugus High School girls cross country team made a proclamation with its feet Saturday morning at Fresno's Woodward Park.
FRESNO - It was the greatest individual and team performance in the five-year history of Golden Valley High School athletics.
One comment from All-National Division, Northern Conference defensive lineman Jonathon Hollins resonated louder than any other about El Camino College.
"There are people who say we haven't played anyone," said the College of the Canyons football sophomore. "Now we're going to find out."
As College of the Canyons head football coach Garett Tujague argued for some of his players to make the All-Western State Conference teams at the post-regular season conference meeting, two players were notably up for discussion.
Tujague's peers thought Jonathon Hollins and Dejuan Yates were the same guy.
Not even Saugus High's second-best score ever at Vista Valencia Golf Course could do it Tuesday.
Not even career-best rounds by four Saugus girls at the course could do it.
Recently, Saugus High girls golf head coach David Stradling went to bed thinking, "Yeah, maybe my team can compete for a Foothill League title."
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.
HOLLYWOOD - Though it came on the backend of Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott's opening statement at Pac-12 Media Day on Wednesday at Paramount Studios, his objection to the notion that student-athletes should be paid was a weighty statement.
HOLLYWOOD - No big surprises here.
Fox Sports is reporting that Saugus High graduate and Oakland A's pitcher Tommy Milone has asked to be traded.
While Max Homa and Jason Gore are having success on the Web.com Tour, Saugus High graduate Nick Delio has his sights set on it.
Valencia High has built a reputation as one of Southern California's top high school programs.
This was the best coached year in the last decade in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Of all sports at Golden Valley High, it was golf.
When does it stop?
Two chocolate donuts.
Valencia High School made a big splash on Wednesday by hiring former Canyon basketball head coach Chad Phillips to lead its program.
Next week will mark the midway point in the Major League baseball season and we currently have a quintet of locals pitching on big league teams.