Jim Abbott admits he wasn't always comfortable being known as "different."
He is a little more comfortable with it today.
This was the College of the Canyons football team people were expecting.
Saugus should get a gift receipt for this one.
Taft of Woodland Hills was a giving mood Friday night at Cougar Stadium, committing 17 penalties for 132 yards.
In Valencia football's last two games, it has outscored opponents 76-14, then gone into a bit of a second-half cruise control.
Saugus head football coach Jason Bornn threw out an analogy this week about his team.
It's evident that Josh Gibbs looks back on his high school football experience with a little bit of regret.
But he moved on, got better and now the College of the Canyons safety will be playing in a conference many consider to be the class of college football.
The Foothill League's football teams are 9-11.
They might have been the most exciting community college football games in the state the last two seasons.
PALMDALE - After Valencia defeated Palmdale Friday night 35-14 at Jim Riewer Field, an Antelope Valley radio announcer provided a little more color as he walked off the field.
There is a lot of respect for Palmdale High's football program around here.
Hart's win over the Falcons on Sept. 11 was considered to be a pretty big victory.
Tonight's Hart-Westlake football matchup at Cougar Stadium at 7:30 p.m. is a marquee game in so many ways.
The Indians (2-1) and Warriors (2-0) have played against each other every year this decade.
Again, everyone was right.
So far, so average.
This is it - the most talented bunch of girls golfers the Foothill League has ever seen.
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.