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.
ANAHEIM - The perception of the Texas Rangers going into 2008 is that, among other weaknesses, they don't have much hitting.
The prep basketball season is well past us now, yet stories of selflessness are timeless.
Valencia's Robbie Mouselli kept an incredible streak going Friday at Canyon High.
For a good hour and a half, the best question to ask at Valencia High's baseball field Wednesday afternoon was what would come first - the anticipated rain or any energy from either side?
The West Ranch boys golf team continued to distance itself from the pack Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES - With 25 reporters surrounding him in the Los Angeles Dodgers' dugout Monday morning, manager Joe Torre proved to be the main attraction at Dodger Stadium on Opening Day.
The fastball that Robert Stock threw in 2005 was accompanied with a sound.
Young Major League Baseball is now the selling point for the National Pastime.
With what Valencia baseball has and what Hart has this season, it was a must that the Vikings play more strategic, fundamental baseball to defeat the Indians.
Valencia pitcher Josh Corrales took the mound in the seventh inning on his home field Wednesday against West Ranch showing no sign of fatigue.
There was supposed to be no suspense as to who would come out victorious Tuesday at Valencia Country Club in the second Foothill League boys golf match.
Former Saugus basketball head coaches Jeff Hallman and Eric Olsson were linked in the past for so many reasons.
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.
Want to win a CIF baseball championship?
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.