There are not that many kids on the Saugus junior varsity football team, but most of them have familiar names.
One of the major goals within the Saugus football program is to decrease the amount of turnover from the freshman team.
Finality arrived when the pickup truck pulled away.
At the end of practice at Central Park early Thursday evening, Santa Clarita Christian football head coach Garrick Moss had a few last messages to his players.
With four potential starters banged up after just a couple of days in pads, the question for Saugus head coach Jason Bornn is: "Do you rest them?"
The tug of war between coaches at a given school over athletes is an issue that usually doesn't slip past the conference room at a school.
The deadline to sign draft picks from the 2009 Major League Baseball draft came and went Monday night and there are some Santa Clarita Valley-area players who decided not to turn professional.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher James Shields stood on the mound in the eighth inning Aug. 2 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. pitching a no-hitter against the Kansas City Royals.
High school sports is growing.
According to the NCAA, more than 126,000 student-athletes receive either a partial or full scholarship to an NCAA Division I or II program.
In early 2008, the Foothill League football coaches took a stand.
It is one of the biggest complaints lodged by angry parents and coaches in the Santa Clarita Valley, yet very few, if anybody, are willing to talk about it on record or provide evidence on the subject.
A coach in the William S. Hart Union High School District said he has had players who have taken steroids.
In early January, Canyon High girls basketball head coach Stan Delus was insistent that he did nothing wrong.
"This kid needs help. He is a cancer to any football team."
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.