When one gripe doesn't carry much weight, Ed turns to another.
With no slight to the other sports in the Santa Clarita Valley, there are two that bring out the crowds more than any other sport - football and basketball.
You can almost alter the saying to: "The family that referees together, stays together?"
It sounds right for one family, at least.
It was a bit of a surprise to see West Ranch so highly ranked in the CIF-Southern Section Division I baseball poll two weeks ago.
The No. 3 ranking was the highest ranking of any team in the school's history.
It has been a nearly year since the death of 36-year-old John Conant, a Saugus High School and College of the Canyons graduate.
Maybe you've wondered what it's like. Growing up and playing baseball in the backyard, in the street or on a diamond.
It's too early to call anything a changing of the guard, but West Ranch baseball defeating Valencia 7-1 at home Wednesday definitely carries some kind of weight.
Valencia senior golfer Alex Macaluso didn't have to battle as hard on the golf course Tuesday as much as he had to battle off the course coming up with the right word to describe the gap between his team and Foothill League-leading West Ranch.
Andy Campbell understands that building the Golden Valley football program is a large undertaking.
Humility truly is a rare thing. It's so rare that when you come across it, sometimes your first inclination is to think there is something self-serving behind it.
There will be no comparisons between this Hart pitching staff and last year's.
In a surprising move, Chris Printz has resigned as head coach of the Golden Valley boys basketball team.
Golden Valley football just pressed reset on its football program.
There is this consensus going around that West Ranch High will be the Foothill League boys golf champion.
Consider it a tap-in for the Wildcats.
Game tape, stats and word of mouth serve as many teams' scouting reports come the CIF-Southern Section playoffs.
What did Valencia boys soccer achieve in 2014?
The Santa Clarita Valley's premier basketball showcase game is back for the fifth year and will feature a food truck festival for the first time.
The side door of Hart High's gymnasium is rarely, if ever, open during games.
The tears weren't so much about an end, but about what should have been.
Trinity Classical Academy boys basketball hit the century mark in points for the first time in school history and won by 45 points.
The Canyon Cowboys took it to Loara High of Anaheim on the road on Friday in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights girls basketball team's first venture into the postseason was a building block.
It was like a mixed martial arts match where Valencia kept getting pounded but the referee wouldn't stop the fight.
Here's a dare.
Culver City boys soccer kept coming for Saugus on Tuesday, and in the end, the Ocean League's third-place team passed the Centurions.
Hermosillo, Mexico, loves Jerry Owens.
Year in and year out, Foothill League boys basketball is a gauntlet.
Dean Hendrix-Davis, just 16 years old, was pinned between the car seats of his Ford Explorer.
The best team that not enough people know about in the Santa Clarita Valley just went and won a Heritage League championship.