On Friday morning, 2004 Valencia High graduate Danny Worth was 45 minutes south of his hometown in a hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES - Valencia High graduate Danny Worth returned home Friday night to play his first-ever game at Dodger Stadium.
The exact opposite of what Valencia baseball has become accustomed to happened on Thursday.
The Vikings received one of their best pitching performances of the year.
West Ranch baseball's up-and-down season saw its season summarized in seven innings on Thursday.
Saugus baseball, it seems, was spoiled by the Foothill League.
After seeing a string of generous pitching during league play, the Centurions ran into Thousand Oaks' Cody Thomson on Tuesday at Thousand Oaks High and were shut down 3-0 in the wild-card round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs.
The Saugus softball team saw what Roosevelt High of Corona pitcher Nicole Zink had for six innings.
Then they attacked in the seventh.
This is considered to be a down year for Foothill League baseball. Yet with softball, one of the Foothill League's teams is considered to be the best in its division.
The Foothill League season for West Ranch golfer J.J. Holen has been the same the last two seasons.
Seven Santa Clarita Valley boys golfers will golf today at River Ridge Golf Club for the CIF-Southern Section Northern Individual Regional.
Not one female or male who grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley and made their way through the William S. Hart Union High School District has made an opening day roster in the WNBA or the NBA.
Golden Valley baseball wasn't just playing against Hart on Friday in both teams' Foothill League finale. It was playing against Hart's pride.
It has been 24 years since a Hart baseball team has missed out on a CIF-Southern Section playoff.
It's an interesting mix of emotions - disappointment, satisfaction, dissatisfaction and contentment - all in the span of four days.
The West Ranch boys golf team ends its season with the latter two.
Saugus junior Justin Sheehan doesn't know what's gotten into him of late.
After losing two epic first games, Golden Valley boys volleyball came back to pull off an epic 3-2 win over Arroyo Grande at Arroyo Grande Tuesday in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs.
You talk about hard luck, Hart had it on Tuesday night in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II boys volleyball playoffs.
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.
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.