Hindsight is said to be 20/20. Looking back, maybe it was wrong to tout the Saugus High baseball team as the team to beat in 2008.
The tag of area's best team just changed like a spring sale.
Thursday's forecast called for a slight wind, warm weather and a West Ranch boys golf victory in the Foothill League opener.
It's a story reminiscent of the fall.
With Valencia boys tennis having already clinched a win in the Foothill League opener against West Ranch Tuesday, both teams lined up along the final court on the West Ranch campus for the final set.
They stood to watch a seesaw battle between the Wildcats doubles team of Jason Oh and Patrick Fuentes and Valencia's Alex Pick and Matt Cheng.
Denis Watson's victory of the AT&T Champions Classic Sunday was special.
On Saturday night, Denis Watson was passed the phone from his wife Susan.
There's always that question for certain golfers on the Champions Tour of whether or not they can pull double-duty and also compete on the PGA Tour.
Just talking about his 45-year-old brother Bart, Uncle Bart as he called him, made the whites of Brad Bryant's eyes turn pink.
Having been off the Valencia Country Club course for some 20 minutes, Brad Bryant hung around the media room for a quick minute, looked at the AT&T Champions Classic leaderboard on a gray Saturday afternoon and broke into a smile.
His laugh is infectious.
Nick Price wasn't a broken man earlier in the week, but he sounded like it.
Three years ago it was pretty evident what the 2008 Foothill League baseball landscape would look like - at least at the top of the hill.
You get the same story from a lot of golfers who competed in last year's AT&T Champions Classic.
Things haven't changed much over the years at Valencia Country Club for the Champions Tour's AT&T Champions Classic.
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.