It's the only one of its kind, and earlier this week, Golden Valley High School's only Foothill League championship plaque was brought into the boys basketball team's locker room as a gentle reminder.
A free-throw shooting clinic it was not, as the College of the Canyons women's basketball team missed 22 shots from the charity stripe Saturday night.
Now that we have the negative out of the way, the Cougars were positively dominant in just about every other phase of the game in a 93-50 victory over Bakersfield College at COC.
Former College of the Canyons pitcher Dana Eveland will get another opportunity in the big leagues.
Eveland was traded on Saturday from the Oakland Athletics to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
The ground shook and with it, the Foothill League has been shaken up in boys basketball.
Last season, Canyon boys basketball made the CIF-Southern Section postseason with an 8-19 record.
So while league titles are on many teams' minds, especially as we reach the stretch run in the Foothill League season, playoffs should still be on every basketball team's mind.
It was evident Tuesday that Golden Valley's fans don't travel well.
As good as advertised.
Golden Valley and Canyon boys basketball won't play again this season, as the teams are in different playoff divisions.
Sports Illustrated was just the beginning.
Her first reaction was: "Really?"
Now we can start to assess things.
In what felt like a third period of a soccer game, the Saugus boys soccer team played with a sense of urgency in stoppage play that was seldom seen in the game's previous 80 minutes.
Tongue planted firmly in cheek, Golden Valley senior basketball player Trevor Wiseman began the campaign Monday.
"I actually think McDonald's has the best breakfast ever," he said. "It's the two Egg McMuffins combo meal. I think it's the No. 8. I love that place."
Two men with local ties are being inducted into the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame alongside baseball superstar Ryan Braun and Los Angeles Laker Jordan Farmar on Jan. 30.
Golden Valley head baseball coach Scott Drootin and Saugus resident and paddle tennis player Sol Hauptman are two of 13 sports-related people being inducted at the Skirball Cultural Center and Museum.
After just one full season, Hart High graduate Michael Montgomery has been rated by Baseball America as the Kansas City Royals' top prospect.
Montgomery, who is preparing to report for the Royals' minor league camp in Surprise, Ariz. on Feb. 26, said he won't let the honor get to his head.
There are some who take labels personally.
There's one word that described what Hart Indians boys basketball was on Friday against the West Ranch Wildcats at Hart High - overwhelming.
Saugus resident and Signal contributing photographer Jayne Kamin-Oncea has shot all the big ones - the 1984 Summer Olympics, Super Bowls, the World Series, the NBA Finals and the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Foothill League's Offensive Player of the Year will be playing football for one of the most pass-happy college football teams in the nation.
It took the Golden Valley Grizzlies girls basketball team 15 tries and eight seasons, but they finally beat the Saugus Centurions.
The kids were excited.
Hart High quarterback Brady White has secured his first offer from a Pac-12 school.
At 275 mph, the captain starts to feel sensory overload.
Valencia girls basketball relied heavily on the rookies Tuesday.
If you were there at Valencia High on Friday night, then you know this isn't going out on a limb: Lewis Stallworth is the best basketball player in the Santa Clarita Valley and thus far his Hart Indians are the best team.
Bobby Kimble sometimes tells his wife Batreace that it's funny how well things worked out by naming their youngest child "Breze."
The season after football season is in full swing - the recruiting season.
If this is Valencia Vikings boys basketball, Foothill League favorite Hart will have its hands full on Friday.
Last year was the first indication that Valencia Vikings girls basketball might be gaining ground on the Canyon Cowboys.
Some of the Santa Clarita Valley's top prep football seniors will get one last high school game on Sunday.