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."
The Foothill League has implemented a new policy and will limit the amount of contact a coach can have with his or her athletes to 10 hours per week Monday through Saturday.
The policy is a response to the elimination on July 1 of CIF-Southern Section By-Law 313 - the Athletic Association Rule.
Saugus football survived its first-round CIF-Southern Section Northern Division game Friday night at Cougar Stadium, beating Righetti of Santa Maria 29-17.
Ryan Zirbel didn't survive it.
On the heels of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft and nearing the midway point in the professional baseball season, we get back to our own summertime tradition.
In a season of change, Valencia High School made another big shift on Friday by relieving longtime boys head basketball coach Rocket Collins of his duties.
One said it was a crazy day. The other said it was a long day.
Valencia High graduate Alison Lee is in St. Louis today representing the United States for the 2014 Curtis Cup - a biannual event pitting the U.S. team, made up of the best amateur females in the country, against the Great Britain and Ireland teams.
In the last five-year span (2009 to 2013), Major League Baseball teams have selected a Santa Clarita Valley product 38 times in the First-Year Player Draft and the fewest selected in one year was four in 2013.
We're going all over the place on this one, so stay with us.
Golden Valley's tremendous golf year has come to an end.
Baseball is as traditional a sport as you get.
Golden Valley sophomore Jonathan Kang advanced to the CIF/SCGA Regional State Qualifier (or the Southern California championship) with a 3-over 74 on Tuesday at the CIF-Southern Section Boys Golf Individual Championship.
This "youth" label kept getting in the way of Santa Clarita Christian baseball considering itself a bona fide CIF-championship caliber team this season.
Mike Killinger, who took over as interim Valencia High baseball head coach when Jared Snyder was put on a leave of absence on March 21, has been hired to take over the job on a permanent basis.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - Blame was never an option.
One of Major League Baseball's biggest stories last week was Valencia High graduate and Detroit Tigers infielder Danny Worth pitching twice and displaying an impressive knuckleball.
There are no more.
The end of the era could have been at the plate with Nick Valaika up in the bottom of the seventh inning and his Hart Indians down six runs to Orange Lutheran in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs on Friday.