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.
At his peak, few could beat him. He was the best golfer in the world. But Nick Price has been beaten down lately.
The future of the AT&T Champions Classic at Valencia Country Club is uncertain.
This time it's for real.
It's pronounced LAWN-gur, though it's spelled L-A-N-G-E-R.
The first thing you notice about Canyon high senior Cody Anderson is his size.
He's 55 years old. Once a judo champion, Valencia resident Bobby Yamasaki spends more time these days on weightlifting.
It's almost as if there was a sense of peace for Jeff Hallman this season.
Saugus junior shortstop Zachary Vincej has lived up to every expectation thus far in his already accomplished high school career.
Sitting in a conference room a couple of years ago, telecommunications salesman Joe Aloisi was asked: "What is your ultimate job?"
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.