Sure it's a dated motto, but in Hart softball's case, it was apropos Friday.
For whichever high school Christian Lopes was going to, he was supposed to make an instant impact.
On Monday afternoon, I was looking for my transcript from Cal State Northridge - my alma mater.
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.
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.
We've sort of neglected the play of Saugus' Braden and Aden combo because of two other great Foothill League stories this year - Golden Valley sophomore Jonathan Kang's ascension to the top of the Foothill League and Hart's displacing six-time champion West Ranch as league champion.
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.
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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.